Fostering and maintaining educational excellence in Monroe County has always been a focus of the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber recognizes students in the middle school grades from both Monroe
County Middle Schools who have maintained all A's on
their report cards throughout the school year.
Over ten years ago, in an effort to recognize academic excellence and
encourage students at the beginning of their academic careers to strive to be
all that they can be, the Rising Stars Recognition Program was born.
Students are treated to a luncheon at a local restaurant away from school, and they
each receive a certificate of achievement and a gift sponsored by a
Chamber Member business, professional, or organization. At the luncheon, each student is allowed to
nominate a teacher who has contributed the most to their personal and academic
development thus far. The teacher receiving the most nominations from each
school is then recognized at the school's Honors Day program. Each of the
two teachers also receives a certificate of recognition and a gift certificate (also
sponsored by a Chamber member), and his or her name is added to a Rising
Stars Teacher Plaque displayed at their school.
There are two levels of
The $50 student sponsorship will pay for the student's gift and your
member name will be displayed alongside a student's name in the award
program. Additionally, your member name will be featured in The
The $100 student sponsorship will pay for the student's gift, award,
lunch, your name alongside the student's in the award program, and your
business's logo will be featured in The Reporter. Additionally, a
special thank you will be given to these sponsors at the conclusion of
We will be honoring 62 students this year. If your business or organization would
like to be a sponsor for one or more students call the Chamber at (478)
This year's luncheon and awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May
10, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. If you would like to
sponsor a child you may do so by signing up
online here or by contacting
Jennifer by email at
or calling (478) 994-9239.