The Elizabeth Education Foundation presented the 2022 STARS Awards at a dessert banquet Saturday, April 2, at Elizabeth High School.
The STARS awards (Students Taking Accountability and Responsibility Seriously) are given to students nominated by their teachers for modeling responsible behavior, making good choices, spending time involved with clubs and organizations in school and the community, and being committed to learning, caring and helping their fellow students and school.
Every year, Elizabeth teachers nominate 5th-12th grade students who demonstrate some of the following characteristics:
Model responsible behavior.
Spends time involved with clubs or organizations at school or in the community, and/or spends time involved in music, theater, arts or sports.
Committed to learning, motivated to do well in school and actively engaged in learning. Cares about his/her school.
High value on caring and helping other people and accepts personal responsibility.
Makes good choices. Has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills, resists negative peer pressures.
The EEF is a self-funded organization. Income is generated by encouraging neighbors to shop with participating businesses that donate a portion of sales to EEF as a designated charity. In addition, support can be given by participating in monthly fundraising events and donating directly to the foundation.