Georgia high school principals were asked to nominate one Senior woman and one Senior man meeting the following criteria:

  • Lettered in one or more varsity sports
  • GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • One Advanced Placement® class where the student received a score of 3 or better
  • SAT combined score (reading, math and writing) of 1880 or better or ACT score of 28 or better out of a possible 36.

An objective panel selected 72 winners for the 2010-2011 School Year. Winners will receive a plaque, with an additional plaque for their high school. Two Academic All-Star Athletes are recognized on-air each week on GPB Television and GPB.