STARS Student Awards

Students compete across the state for STARS Awards

There is one award period for each school calendar year. The award period will end in April. Students who desire to be considered for the award must participate either in the online STARS program or through a STARS trained teacher’s class. The students will write a paper documenting their research process in creating their stock portfolios, explaining why they chose particular stocks, describing how their stocks performed, and detailing what they have learned as a result of participating in the STARS program.

The Oklahoma Department of Securities will award up to seven (7) $1000 awards to participating students in grades 9-12. The students will be divided according to the OSSAA Academic Bowl classifications (i.e., Class A, Class 2A, Class 3A, Class 4A, Class 5A, Class 6A, and “other”) based on the high school of the participating student. The “other” classification will include schools not otherwise classified and students who are home schooled.

STARS trained teachers may submit up to two (2) reports per teaching period to be considered for the awards. The two teaching periods shall span April 16-December 15 and December 16 – April 15.

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Fall 2018 State Winner

Erin Slagell

Weatherford High School, Junior - Teacher: Bob Bailey, Personal Financial Literacy

"...What used to be a jumble of meaningless numbers and incomprehensible figures is now the key to handle anything the stock market has to throw at me..."

Cailyn Lemmond

Caney High School, Senior
Teacher: Clinta Smith, Personal Financial Literacy


Nathanial Dennis

Marlow High School, Senior
Teacher: Jeff Prater, Personal Financial Literacy

South Central

Cole Armitage

Mount St. Mary High School, Sophomore
Teacher: Francois Boda, Personal Finance


Rachel Rife

Welch Delbert Lovelace High School, Sophomore
Teacher: Gala Miller, Web Design