Shining Stars



is scheduled for: 

Thursday Evening, May 19, 2022 

Location TBD

Event format TBD

Every May, through the generous support from sponsors and donors of the Shining Stars Event, the Education Foundation is able to celebrate and honor the top seniors from each of Pasadena ISD high schools and their Distinguished Educators. These exceptional students are each given a free computer and a yard sign. The teachers they chose as their most "impactful and influential" receive trophies. Both teachers and students receive various gifts including Bundtlet cakes, photo frames, and more.

The purpose of the Shining Stars Recognition Event is to award seniors whose academics shine the brightest on their campus. Ten students with the highest grade point averages from each high school are invited along with their parents and the educator "who has had the most impact on their education." It is a star-studded event with foundation donors, board members, and the community all coming together to recognize the success and accomplishments of this elite group of young people and educators.

The Shining Stars event is usually a gala held on the third Thursday of each year. In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Foundation had to switch from a sit-down gala to a car parade around Veterans Memorial Stadium in order to follow social distancing protocols. In 2021, due to rainy weather, the parade was moved indoors inside Phillips Gym.

Pictures of the 2021 Shining Stars receiving their laptops can be viewed using this link:

The 2021 Shining Stars Event is made possible through the generosity of:


MDL Enterprise, Inc. - Major

ABC Dental - Platinum

Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott – Platinum

Gulf Coast Educators FCU – Gold

Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance – Silver

Ameraflex - Silver

Chevron Phillips Chemical - Silver

LyondellBasell Houston Refining - Silver

Community First ER - Silver

IBI Group Inc. - Silver

Brooks & Sparks Inc. AND West Belt Surveying Inc. - Bronze

Flex TG - Bronze

Tarkett - Bronze

Dynamic Products, Inc. - Bronze 

Bill & Jackie Barmore - Bronze

Dr. Kirk and Robin Lewis - Donor

Liz Olivarez State Farm  - Donor


Sponsors' and donors' names were prominently displayed on BANNERS throughout the event and we will also be featuring them on our website, social media, and on the Shining Stars Program Booklet.


Shining Stars Sponsorship Levels (for GALA)

  Platinum Sponsor (Includes VIP Table for 10 & Special Recognition) $5,000
  Gold Sponsor (Includes VIP Table for 10) $2,500
 Silver Sponsor (Includes Table for 10) $1,500
Bronze Sponsor (Includes 1/2 Table for 5) $750
  Individual seats (not considered a sponsorship) $50


Shining Stars Sponsorship Levels (for PARADE)
  Platinum Sponsor (Extra Large Banner) $5,000
  Gold Sponsor (Large Banner) $2,500
 Silver Sponsor (Medium Banner) $1,500
Bronze Sponsor (Small Banner) $750

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2017 Shining Stars Gala Video