STAR Student

STAR Student
Posted on 04/20/2020

M. B. Swayze Foundation
P. O. Box 23276    Jackson, MS  39225-3276
A Foundation of the Mississippi Economic Council


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      

CONTACT:  Vickie Powell
Senior Vice President of Foundations
Mississippi Economic Council
(601) 969-0022


HaiHai Fisher has been named STAR Student for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.  

HaiHai Fisher      Virginia Cornelius
HaiHai Fisher Virginia Cornelius

This year will mark the 55th Anniversary of the STAR program.  Established by the Mississippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students & teachers in Mississippi.

The Lafayette County High School senior will be acknowledged among the over 330 STAR Students in Mississippi for their academic achievements.  Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.  Both American College Test scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student.  The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors.  Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.  

Fisher selected Virginia Cornelius as the designated STAR Teacher. 

This year, over 660 STAR Students and STAR Teachers will receive this prestigious recognition from MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation.