Harlem Woman's Club honors STAR Students

The PAGE 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 27,500 students, 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.

To obtain the STAR nomination, high school students must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Nominee’s SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the 2019 national average scores on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math sections of the SAT.

High school STAR Students compete for system titles; and System STAR Students in turn compete for region-wide honors in the 12 STAR Regions (a listing of the 12 STAR Regions is provided on the last page of the STAR Manual). Region Winners are invited to Atlanta to compete for state PAGE STAR scholarships and awards. High school STAR Students are asked to name their STAR Teachers, who continue with their STAR Students at every level of the program.

Locally, STAR Students and STAR Teachers in Columbia County have been honored with a special reception sponsored by the Harlem Woman's Club, which is one of more than 172 civic organizations and businesses across the state that serve as local STAR sponsors. 

The State PAGE STAR Banquet, held in Atlanta each year, is a gala affair attended by several hundred STAR supporters.At the state banquet, the Region Winners and all local winners attending are recognized. Region Winners are interviewed, and the State PAGE STAR Student and STAR Teacher are announced. At the local, region and state levels, the PAGE STAR program unites educators with the business and civic community to honor academic excellence.

Congratulations to the Columbia County School District's STAR Students 2019-2020

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Evans High School

STAR Student - Dylan Michael Clayburn

STAR Teacher - Taylor Thompson


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Greenbrier High School

STAR Student - Matthew Shipman

STAR Teacher - Brian Dudley

Matthew will go on to represent Columbia County at the Region Competition! Congratulations Matthew!


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Grovetown High School

STAR Student - Jerry Worthy

STAR Teacher - Dr. Anthony Stawiery


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Harlem High School 

STAR Student - Paul William McCrary III

STAR Teacher - Stephanie Arrington

Paul McCrary was the winner of the Harlem Woman's Club's Margie Bennett Memorial Scholarship! Congratulations Paul! 


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Lakeside High School (Two-way tie)

STAR Student - Sage Li

STAR Teacher - Dr. John Cato


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Lakeside High School (Two-way tie)

STAR Student - Sabrina Chen Liu

STAR Teacher - Dr. David Owen