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.

September - Katie Elmer, VMHS

  • Congratulations to the September Superintendent's Shining Star, Katie Elmer, Senior at Veterans Memorial High School!
    Katie is a two-year captain of our Varsity softball team, and 4-year letterman with unanimous all-district and all-academic honors each year she has played. She leads by EXAMPLE and motivates those around her to grow despite the discomfort we may experience during the learning process. She is the type of student-athlete others strive to emulate. Katie is extremely kind and welcoming to all her peers. She often takes underclassmen "under her wing" and invests time and attention to instruct them in the skills we develop during her softball athletic period. Katie was surprised by her principals, soccer coach and peers when awarded her recognition.
    We are proud to have students like Katie at Judson ISD! 
    View all the photos.
  • March - Bella Gonzalez, WHS

  • February - Dayanara Gutierrez, JECA

  • January - Gabriella Berry, WHMS