Celebrating Minnesota's Student Academic All-Stars
The Gathering of Champions is an annual celebration held the first Friday in August at the Mall of America recognizing Minnesota’s Academic All-Star students, as selected by schools and academic coaches. The celebration is a free, family-oriented event.
Teachers, administrators or academic coaches select students as Academic All-Stars, with the recommended selection criteria:
- Students who are consistent top academic performers;
- Students who have shown significant improvement in achievement or have overcome barriers to academic achievement; or
- Students who are local, regional or state champions in a Minnesota Academic League Council approved event.