Shining Stars



is scheduled for: 

Thursday Evening, May 19, 2022

at Phillips Field House, 5 pm - 8 pm


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.

This year, these exceptional students will each receive a $500 scholarship, a yard sign, and additional rewards for their accomplishments. The teachers they chose as their most "impactful and influential" receive trophies. Both teachers and students will receive various gifts.

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. For 2022, it will be an indoor parade again.

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

The 2022 Shining Stars Event is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:


********** MAJOR ********** HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast ABC Dental - ********** PLATINUM ********** Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP Chevron Pasadena Refinery UTMB Health Dally& Associates & VLK Architects - ********** GOLD ********** Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union GPD Group Thompson & Horton LLP Community Health Network - ********** SILVER ********** Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance MD Anderson Cancer Center LyondellBasell Pasadena Refinery Sterling Structures, Inc. Kumon Pasadena Brooks & Sparks Inc. AND West Belt Surveying Inc. San Jacinto College Chevron Phillips Chemical IBI Group Ameraflex - ********** BRONZE ********** Pasadena Rotary Ken Phelps State Farm Insurance Bill & Jackie Barmore Dr. Kirk & Robin Lewis - ********** FEATURED DONORS ********** Burleigh Chiropractic DivisionOne Construction


Sponsors' and donors' names will be 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.


2017 Shining Stars Gala Video