Governor Tony Evers announced a new program Wednesday to highlight student success.
Evers began a press conference at Mendota Elementary School in Madison with a familiar message he often shared on the campaign trail.
“There's nothing wrong with celebrating achievement and celebrating kids, and that's what we're going to be doing because, as I've said before, we believe that what's best for our kids is what's best for our state,” Evers said.
The Star Student Program is a joint initiative between the governor's office and the state superintendent that celebrates the special qualities of Wisconsin kids.
Students will be nominated by teachers, selected by the Department of Public Instruction, and recognized by the governor's office on a weekly basis.
The program doesn't have just one way for kids to become star students.
“Whether it's a kindergartener who demonstrates empathy toward a fellow student or a fifth grader who reaches a key learning target or a high school student who turns around attendance, we want to hear about all of those success stories,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor said.
Stories that will hopefully inspire other students to lead by example.