The Star City Education Association was recognized as the 2012 winner of the Arkansas Education Association Local Newsletter Award during an awards presentation at the AEA Representative Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock.

The Star City Education Association was recognized as the 2012 winner of the Arkansas Education Association Local Newsletter Award during an awards presentation at the AEA Representative Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock.

Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High accepted the award for editing The Star Navigator newsletter, produced for the Star City Education Association, an affiliated local of the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association.

“We salute your accomplishment on a job well done on the content of your newsletter and on advocating the association’s positions and goals and on the overall design and artwork,” said Donna Morey, Arkansas Education Association president.

The award is designed to recognize a local association for producing outstanding local newsletters based on content and clarity of writing, design and artwork, and overall effectiveness as a communications tool.

“We are honored to receive this award and to have AEA recognize the hard work done by the educational professionals in the Star City School District,” said High, Star City Education association vice president and Star Navigator editor.

The Star Navigator was launched in September 2011 by the Star City Education Association to provide members with information about AEA matters, educational issues, school events, educational grants and other news of interest to the school district’s educational professionals.

“As editor of the newsletter, I would like to thank everyone who contributed material to The Star Navigator, especially Suzi Davis, Teresa Scifres and Dr. Richard Montgomery,” High said.

The Star City Education Association also received an Increase in Membership award at the Arkansas Education Association Representative Assembly.

“I am excited that our organization had a significant increase last year and I am hoping for growth this year as well,” said Suzi Davis, SCEA president. “With more dedicated members, we will be able to make a greater impact within our schools.”

The Arkansas Education Association is a state affiliate of the National Education Association. AEA is a membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of education offered students and making public school employment attractive to current and potential employees.