Shining Star Award

  • The Superintendent Shining Star Award is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom. The student must exemplify outstanding characteristics both as a student and as a citizen of the community. The student must be able to  handle many different aspects of student life while maintaining excellence in the classroom. This award is designed to recognize students who promote and take pride in Judson ISD, in their home campus, and in themselves.

    Nomination Criteria

    To be nominated as Superintendent Shining Star Award, the candidate must be a current Judson ISD student. The student will leadership characteristics character in and out of the classroom as well as servant qualities within his/her community.. A student cannot receive the award more than once within a year.

    Who Nominates?

    Students will be nominated by Judson ISD faculty and administration each month. Each month the staff will have the opportunity to submit nominations.


    The selected student's picture and name will be showcased during the month of recognition on the district website and social media accounts. The student will also be highlighted in district publications. The superintendent will present a Shining Star certificate to the student as well as a letter will be mailed home with a lawn sign for the parents.

January 2024 Superintendent Shining Stars

  • Liam Fluke, Escondido Elementary

    Liam Fluke is a January Superintendent Shining Star! Liam is a 2nd grader at Escondido Elementary and a leader on his campus. He is a role model for all Lions, always displaying a positive attitude and smile that is infectious. He encourages other to do their best and make good choices and is always there to assist others.

    Liam is a a student representative for Escondido’s Military Connected Families, helping new Lions feel welcome on campus. He volunteers on campus and is always asking what he can do to help, even at after school events.

    Liam is a conscientious student and is a member of the National Elementary Honor Society. In the classroom he encourages others and after finishing his own work, assists his classmates to ensure their success. He is open and accepting to new ideas and is creative and excited to try new things.

    Liam has a very busy schedule both in and outside of school.  At school, he participates in UIL, iPlay, Choir and loves to learn about historical events.  Outside of school, he participates in church choir and youth league sports such as basketball and football.  He has a passion for STEM activities including video games!

    We are proud of Liam for being a shining example of the JISD Leadership Definition by continually treating people well, investing in people and planning for success! 


    Noah Jauregui, Judson Middle School

    Congratulations to Noah Jauregui, Judson Middle School’s Superintendent Shining Star! 

    As an 8th grader, Noah uses his experience at JMS to help others. He escorts new students around campus, works as a library aide and is on the morning announcement team. He is always available to lend a helping hand to his peers or JMS staff members. He shows his selflessness and love for his fellow Jaguars by volunteering in the JMS Life Skills classroom.

    Thank you, Noah, for making Judson Middle School a better place for students and staff!


    Rohan Koltowski, 5th grade, Hartman Elementary

    Rohan Koltowski is a Knight with honor, dignity, and outstanding character. He is also Hartman Elementary’s Superintendent Shining Star! 

    Rohan is a 5th grader who leads by example and exhibits the traits of the JISD Leadership Definition daily. He treats other well by always being kind, helpful and patient. He invests in people by volunteering in many of the counseling and social work activities on campus. He plans for success by being an excellent student who has been on the Honor Roll his entire elementary school career. 

    Rohan is on the safety patrol, is an avid reader, loves to build virtual cities and enjoys playing club football. 

    Congratulations to Rohan on being named a January Superintendent’s Shining Star!

Previous Shining Stars

  • December 2023 Superintendent Shining Stars

  • November 2023 Superintendent Shining Stars

  • October 2023 Superintendent Shining Stars

  • September 2023 Superintendent Shining Stars