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INDIANAPOLIS -- Forty high school seniors throughout the state were recently named 2008 Indianapolis Star Academic All-Stars and were honored April 9 with a luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis.

In addition, 44 other seniors were recognized as regional winners at the luncheon.

Northview High School senior Marty Beth Tribble was named one of the Region E Regional Winners.

This was the 22nd year for the program that is offered annually by the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Association of School Principals.

A total of 164 nominations were received around the state, which is divided into five regions.

From those regions, 84 students were chosen as Academic All-Stars Regional winners. The 84 regional winners were then evaluated for distinction as one of the state's 40 Academic All-Stars.

The program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored.

By providing a showcase for the students, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:

* Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves,

* Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence,

* Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement, and

* Promote a positive image for Indiana youth.

Each public and private high school accredited with the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indianapolis Star Indiana Academic All-Star.

Selection of the school's nominee is based upon the following consideration:

* A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and the seven-semester grade-point average,

* Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities, and

* Other extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities.

The same formula and considerations are then used to select the 40 All-Stars.

An additional component of the Academic All-Stars program is recognition of the school employees who each All-Star selects as the most influential in their academic careers.

From the 40 school employees being recognized by the 2008 All-Stars, four Educator awards were given. Each educator received a $1,000 check.



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