Shining Star Award

  • Shining Star 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 lawn sign and bumper magnet for the parents.

February - Dayanara Gutierrez, JECA

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    For the month of February, Dr. Ball was honored to award JECA senior Dayanara Gutierrez the Superintendent Shining Star Award. Dayanara carries a full load when it comes to schoolwork, she is a member of the National Honor Society, president of the JECA Media Club, youth group leader, as well as being employed in the evening and weekends. Dayanara is currently completing all her high school and college courses virtually, “I can’t believe you came all the way here, just to award me!” she said. She was surprised to hear a knock at the door and see Dr. Ball along with JECA principal Dr. Juarez and her teacher Mr. Martinez standing on her doorstep with balloons and her award.

    Dayanara struggled in her primary years due to language barriers but has never let that stop her. She is a self-starter and goal-oriented leader. She is extremely motivated and has a very dedicated family who has pushed her to be the student she is today. Dayanara will be a first-generation college student and has committed to start school at Sam Houston State University in the Fall where she will major in Criminal Justice. Congratulations to Dayanara Gutierrez, from JECA, for receiving the February Superintendent Shining Star award!

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  • January - Gabriella Berry, WHMS