Academic All-Stars

Central Wisconsin´s young people are extraordinary. Throughout our communities, we see youths who work hard on mastering complex ideas and academic disciplines, putting their marks on the study of big, important subjects. They´re doing great things every day. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 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.

In Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Marshfield, we asked all local high schools to nominate their top graduating seniors. This year, we received an amazing 51 nominations. Take it from us: It was an impressive group!

In early March, judges from local colleges and universities reviewed the nominations and selected this year´s 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, and we can’t wait to see all they´ll accomplish.

Click here to catch up with some of last year´s honorees to find out where they are. Check back on April 12 to see the 51 nominees from this year and on April 13 to read profiles and watch exclusive video of this year´s Top 12 honorees.

April 10 - Find out where our Academic All Stars from 2015 are now.

April 11 – See the full list of nominees for 2016.

April 12 – Find out who made the final 12 Academic All Stars.

Following an April 12 awards banquet, check out our main websites and print editions for daily profiles of the All Stars. Exclusively in the Marshfield News-Herald, Stevens Point Journal, Wausau Daily Herald and Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune!