STAR Timeline and Awards

STAR Timeline

September 2019 –¬†High school counselors/STAR school contacts, principals and superintendents are provided with: instructions for processing 2020 STAR Student program nominations online; the 2020 STAR Manual; and the 2020 STAR Student Nomination Link.

October 25, 2019 – Online 2020 STAR Student Nomination website open to receive nominations. Please read the 2020 STAR Nomination and Declaration Procedures before submitting nominations to avoid problems with qualified nominees.

November 2, 2019 – Last SAT TEST DATE for 2020 STAR

December 9, 2019 – Nomination DEADLINE for both STAR Student and STAR Teacher

It is imperative that the counselor review the 2020 STAR Announcement Procedure to ensure that the student is not told of his or her STAR status until the online process is completed and official confirmation is received online (immediately after input).

If the school has not heard from the STAR office regarding a questionable nomination by January 14, the student and teacher submitted are the declared STAR Student and Teacher.

January 14, 2020NAMES OF WINNERS provided to the LOCAL SPONSORS ONLY

  • The PAGE STAR office provides the names of the high school winners and system winners to local sponsors only.
  • Certificates and list of Region Recognition Events are also provided to sponsors.
  • Local sponsors contact high schools to set their local recognitions and announce STAR winners to the news media and community.
  • Should a school need to announce the winner earlier than scheduled (example: Awards Day), the school should contact the local sponsor and arrange details.
  • January 14 is the earliest possible notification date because of the time necessary to verify, process, print and provide the results to sponsors.

January 21 – February 21, 2020 – Local Recognitions
February 21 is the last possible date to hold local recognitions due to the necessary lead-time needed for Region Chairs to organize region recognitions.

February 27 – March 24, 2020 – Region Recognitions
March 24 is the last possible date to allow time for Region Winners to file biographical data required for the state competition.

April 27, 2020 – State PAGE STAR Banquet
Held at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, 1775 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096, Reception 6:30 p.m.; Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Awards and Scholarships

High School Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at the local recognition events
  • High school PAGE STAR winner certificates
  • Special memento presented only to local winners who attend the State PAGE STAR Banquet

School System Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at recognition events
  • Scholarships/awards – optional for local sponsor (Several local sponsors present scholarships/awards to local STAR winners.)
  • System PAGE STAR winner certificates

Region Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at region recognition
  • Region Winner certificates presented at region recognition
  • Hand blown glass stars presented at State PAGE STAR Banquet
  • Cash awards presented at region recognition¬†

State Winners & Runners-up

  • Etched crystal award
  • Cash scholarships and awards