Students, educators and families set a high standard for academic achievement in Central Wisconsin. Our youths are among the nation's best, and they show it in countless ways.
Gannett Central Wisconsin Media wants to recognize those standards by honoring the highest academic achievers among the region's 39 high schools. Those students are our Academic All Stars.
Late last year, editors of Daily Herald Media in Wausau, Daily Tribune Media in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point Journal Media and Marshfield News-Herald Media asked schools to nominate their top students. By early February, we had receive 44 amazing nominations.
And in mid-February, judges from local colleges and universities reviewed the nominations and selected the top 12 Academic All Stars.
The recognition, this site and our coverage is a tribute to the hard work and aspirations of all nominees. We congratulate them on their successes encourage them to remember where they came from.