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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Spring 2018 State Winner

Piotr Niemczewski

Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, Senior

Niemczewski was this year’s Spring 2018 STARS State Winner. Niemczewski says “I believe that this experience significantly changed my attitude about money and will influence my future choices...”

Hunter Boyd

Del City High School, Senior
Teacher: LuAnn Kanaly, Successful Adulthood: Surviving and Thriving


Camille Goerend

Weatherford High School, Junior
Teacher: Bob Bailey, PFL


Nathan Nedd

Marlow High School, Senior
Teacher: Jeff Prater, PFL

South Central

Victoria Prather

Caney High School, Senior
Teacher: Clint Smith, Financial Literacy


Izik Silverhorn

Gracemont High School, Senior
Teacher: Debra Edwards, Financial Literacy