Roger Darren HighThe Star City Education Association was recognized as the 2013 winner of the Arkansas Education Association Local Newsletter Award during an awards presentation at the AEA Representative Assembly on Friday, November 1 at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock.

Roger Darren High, a Monticello resident and Star City High School art teacher, accepted the award for editing The Star Navigator newsletter, produced for the Star City Education Association, an affiliated local of the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association.

“We salute your accomplishment on a job well done on the content of your newsletter and on advocating the association’s positions and goals, and on the overall design and artwork,” said Arkansas Education Association President Brenda Robinson.
The award is designed to recognize a local association for producing outstanding local newsletters based on content and clarity of writing, design and artwork, and overall effectiveness as a communications tool.
“We are honored to have AEA recognize the hard work done by the educational professionals in the Star City School District,” said Roger Darren High, Star City Education Association Vice President and editor of The Star Navigator.
The Star Navigator was launched in September of 2011 by the Star City Education Association to provide members with information about AEA matters, educational issues, school events, educational grants, and other news of interest to the school district’s educational professionals.
“As editor of the newsletter, I would like to everyone who contributed material to The Star Navigator, especially Suzi Davis, Teresa Scifres, and Dr. Richard Montgomery,” said High.
This is the fourth first place AEA Local Newsletter Award in a row for Roger High.  He received the first place AEA Local Newsletter Award in 2012 for editing The Star Navigator.  In 2011 and 2010 he received first place for editing the Dermott Education Association’s local newsletter The Ram Page.  In 2009 he received second place for editing The Ram Page.
The Arkansas Education Association is a state affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). AEA is a membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of education offered students and making public school employment attractive to current and potential employees.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3.2 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.