The Shining S.T.A.R.S. site is for young people. We don't hear often enough about all the wonderful things young
people do. This is a chance to tell your story. Share with us what you are doing in school, church, home or community.
If you have a story you want to share or have an example of a shining moment, email or contact us. If we select
your story we will post your school info, picture and story here.
These testimonials were given by studens who graduated from the Jr. S.T.A.R.S. program. They are from
Millennium middle school and are shining examples of S.T.A.R.S. students. We are very proud of them.
By Ruchisha Patel
Good afternoon fellow students, and teachers. I am here to tell you the meaning of the
S.T.A.R.S. program and how it has helped me. First I will tell you what the word S.T.A.R.S. stands for. It stands
for Students That Are Accountable Responsible Successful. To be successful in this life I know that I have to not only
be responsible but also accountable for the choices I make and the things I do! The S.T.A.R.S. program has helped me
with my weaknesses A LOT! I hope that I will do the right thing in life. Thank you Mr. D for your time and patience
in coming to Millennium Middle school to teach my fellow students and myself about the S.T.A.R.S. program. You have
given us a lot to think about.
By Denekia (B.K.A. Shawty)
Mr D. has taught me many things. He has shown me everything
I need to know about staying away from drugs. He has shown us how to build a portfolio, to be a leader, set goals, and
how to achieve what you want. I learned how to be a S.T.A.R.S. student and have changed my attitude. He taught
me how to go for my dreams and what life is really about.
By Cheyanna Graham
Throughout this program I have learned a lot. Half of
the stuff I already heard about and knew before but when I heard it from him I realized that it is all right. He taught
me to take chances. If opportunity knocks open the door because if you don't you may not have another chance.
I learned that everyone should believe in themselves. If you don't believe in yourself no one will. I hope all
the followers listened when Mr. D said be a leader not a follower. If you follow someone elses path you will get lost
and confused, but if you lead your own path you will know where you are going.