Southland Academy STAR named Region winner
Published 10:08 am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
AMERICUS — George Alan Wall, a high school senior at Southland Academy, has been named the 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for Georgia Region 9 which encompasses 17 school districts in Southwest Georgia. The announcement was made recently xsat the regional recognition luncheon held in Thomasville.
Wall selected Nicole Hoffman, an honors Algebra II teacher at Southland Academy, as his STAR teacher. ¬
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 61st year, is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation. Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 1958, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,000 students and the teachers selected as the most influential to their academic achievement. To obtain the 2019 STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
STAR begins each year in participating high schools throughout Georgia when the STAR Student is named and chooses a STAR Teacher to share in this recognition. The students and their teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from one of the more than 170 statewide civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR program. Students then compete for school system titles, and those winners compete for region honors. Region winners compete for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student. STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program.
“We are very proud of Mr. Wall and Mrs. Hoffman and the academic excellence they exemplify at Southland Academy,” said Anne Stucke, president of the PAGE Foundation.
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators honors outstanding students and educators and encourages academic excellence through competitive academic initiatives such as PAGE STAR, the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.
The STAR Program is sponsored in Southwest Georgia by Envision Credit Union. Since Envision Credit Union was founded by teachers for teachers in 1954, its core mission has been supporting educational efforts in each community that it serves. Envision backs initiatives that directly impact the lives of young people so that they can become productive citizens in their communities.
The STAR Student/Teacher Recognition Program is sponsored locally by the Americus Rotary Club.