The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state's high school students. The STAR Program has two specific purposes:
- Emphasize scholastic excellence and encourage greater scholastic effort among Mississippi students.
- Recognition of the teaching profession.
330 STAR Students Honored at Education Celebration - Most in Program History
A St. Patrick Catholic High School student with a perfect 36 composite score on the American College Test (ACT), combined scores of 144 and grade point average of 97.08 has been named Mississippi’s TOP ALL-STAR Scholars for 2018. Matthew M. Bisner, son of Mr. Thomas and Ms. Robin Peters of Ocean Springs, Mississippi received top recognition at the 53rd Annual Education Celebration held by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M. B. Swayze Foundation. A $24,000 scholarship provided by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation, Inc. was presented to Bisner by Katy Pacelli, Executive Director. Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher – Bisner designated L. Orin Eleuterius, Sr. of D’Iberville, Mississippi as his STAR Teacher. Eleuterius has been teaching for 40 years and this is his first time being named STAR Teacher. Read More