October 24, 2021

Mason Hudson named PAGE STAR Student

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County High School senior Mason Hudson has been named the school’s 2019 PAGE STAR Student.

Hudson, the son of Debbie Hudson of Roopville, earned the STAR Student recognition for academic achievement and performance on the SAT.

STAR Student Mason Hudson (R) with STAR Teacher Mr. Lee Burson

Melinda Brown, president of the Heard County Chamber of Commerce, the local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor February 20, 2019.

Hudson selected Mr. Lee Burson, former Spanish teacher at Heard County High School, as his STAR Teacher.

During his high school career, Mason has won numerous awards and honors.

Mason participated in the dual enrollment program at the University of West Georgia, earned Bronze Level on the National Spanish Exam, and earned Superior Placement at the West Metro Foreign Language Forum.

Additionally, he earned the Georgia Certificate of Merit, achieved the Distinguished Honor Roll throughout high school, and was selected as the 2019 Salutatorian for the Class of 2019.

He has also been involved in several extracurricular activities.

Mason has been a member of the Marching Band for four years, a member of the Honor Society for three years, a member, president, and vice-president of the Future Business Leaders of America for four years, a member of the National Spanish Honor Society for two years, and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor society for two years.

Mason plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology where he will major in computer science.

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation. Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 1958, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,000 students and the teachers they have selected as the most influential to their academic achievement.

High school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average to qualify for STAR nomination.

STAR begins each year in participating Georgia high schools when the STAR Student is named and chooses a STAR Teacher to share in this recognition.

The students and their teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from one of the more than 170 statewide civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR program.

Students then compete for school system recognition as the top STAR Student, and those winners compete for region honors. Region winners contend for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student.

STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program.


  1. Debbie Hudson says

    I am so proud of my son, Mason Hudson! He earned this! Can’t wait to see where life takes him!

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