Promoting and Encouraging Academic Excellence
Grove Education Foundation for Excellence


Each spring and fall, the Grove Education Foundation for Excellence (GEFFE) board of directors reviews and funds grant applications submitted by Grove school teachers, counselors and principals.  From the grants awarded during the past year, the board then selects the top three grant recipients whose creativity has promoted excellence in education.

The Shining Star is presented at the annual GEFFE Gala.  The winner receives a cash award of $300 and a unique crystal trophy designed and produced by 1999 Grove Alum David Moritz, CEO of Society Awards.

Listed below are the past recipients of GEFFE’s Shining Star award.

2014 Shining Star Awards

Posted: Feb 27 2019

2012 Shining Star Awards

Jeanne Smith named Shining Star Award Winner of 2012 with Mrs. Valerie Epperson and Mrs. Julie Bloss sharing in the honor as nominees.

Posted: Feb 27 2019

2014 Top Scholars

GEFFE Honors Our Top Scholars of 2014

Posted: Apr 02 2014