Congratulations to Manav Mathews for being named by PAGE as a co-winner of Region 3A STAR Student. In March, Manav was awarded the Alonzo L MocDonald Scholarship as the Dekalb County System level PAGE winner and advanced to the Region where he was named one of 10 co-winners of the STAR student recognition for Region 3A (DeKalb, Fulton, APS, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee, Cobb, Marietta, Buford, and Decatur). All of the 10 Region winners scored a perfect 1600 on their SATs. This along with other academic criteria is in consideration for the STAR student scholarship and award recognition at the State. Good luck to Manav and his STAR Teacher Uwe Neuhaus at the state STAR student banquet on April 24!
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program has honored nearly 26,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition.
Locally, STAR Students and STAR Teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from one of more than 165 civic organizations and businesses that serve as local STAR sponsors. Region recognition's are coordinated by Region Chairs who serve as ambassadors for the state program in the 12 STAR regions. The State PAGE STAR Banquet, held in Atlanta each year, is a gala affair attended by several hundred STAR supporters, including STAR Students and Teachers (who attend as guests of their local sponsors), their families, civic and business leaders and many Georgia educators.