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ACT Preparation Class offered by Stars & Genoa Academic Committee

We are very excited to announce the Genoa Academic Committee is taking our ACT test prep course to the next level! The GAC is please to being offering a five-day prep course taught by Yale University graduate Greg Owens. Greg Owens has been successfully preparing students for the ACT since 2000.

Who is STARS? What do they do?

STARS was founded in 2003 by Greg Owens, a Yale University educated educational consultant, and Mona McGhee, a counselor and educator for more than 30 years.  Our goal is to help students and parents alleviate the stress that can sometimes be associated with academics, standardized tests, and the college admission process by providing quality supplemental educational services.  For over a decade, STARS has been instrumental in helping thousands of students attain their educational goals, including admission to some of our nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.


Genoa High School


Monday, December 2nd from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Tuesday, December 3rd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 Friday, December 13th makeup day IF necessary


Normally $259.00 - but the GAC has negotiated a discounted rate of $200.00 per student. In addition, the GAC will pay the first $50.00 per student for Genoa High School Student which lowers the student rate to only $150.00.      (payable in advance with no refund after the final count is given to Stars)

Additional Opportunities

After this course, additional one-on-one tutoring with a STARS top-tier tutors are also available, at their location, for a fee.  See Stars website for more details and to read client review(s).


Genoa parents & community members - we always love to see you at our meetings!  Come see what’s going on with the Genoa Academic Committee!

On the 2nd Thursday of the month, we help recognize the "Awesomizers" - students selected by Mr. O & the staff of the HS with a special lunch.  If you can help by providing a salad or dessert (for 10), we would appreciate it!  Please use the link below to sign up:

Sign Up Genius

2019/2020 Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be on Wednesday's in the High School library @ 6:30

September 25
November 20
January 15
March 11
May 20

Top 20 Banquet – TBD

YOU can help the G.A.C by shopping! Yes, shopping!  Please sign up….every little bit helps!

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 Meeting Info-  Join us!  We would love to hear your ideas!! Meetings are open to any community member, parent, staff or student.

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President: Cherie Zurawski 419-265-6366

Vice President: Andrea Trainer 419-392-3115

Secretary: Deb Gerke 419-466-7395

Treasurer: Julie Simmons

Reporter: Kim Nye


Please contact one of the above volunteers or Ben Ohlemacher (419-855-7741 ext. 21201) if you would like to give a donation or help us in any way with this new endeavor.  You are also welcome to attend our meetings.