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In recognition for their pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship, 22 Canyons District students have been named as finalists in the 2016 Sterling Scholar competition. The final interviews were Tuesday at Corner Canyon High.

In addition to public recognition, many of these outstanding high school seniors will receive cash scholarships and tuition waivers from area colleges and universities. Good luck to these exemplary students:

Business & Marketing

Jared Sagae, Corner Canyon High

Wylie Kimball, Jordan High

Brooke Ricks, Brighton High

Computer Technology

Jacob Williams, Hillcrest High

Joseph Hawkins, Alta High

Dance

Amber Lelegren, Alta High

English

Madelyn O'Farrell, Corner Canyon High

Helen Schroeder, Hillcrest High

Family & Consumer Studies

Hannah Caplin, Corner Canyon High

Kimberly Fenstermaker, Hillcrest High

Instrumental Music

Katie Ann Powell, Hillcrest High

Mathematics

Jake Perry, Corner Canyon High

Anthony Cheng, Hillcrest High

Science

Nityam Rathi, Hillcrest High

Skilled Technical Sciences Education

Sadie Lee Chidester, Corner Canyon High

Dale Schlachter, Hillcrest High

Social Science

Sophie Will, Corner Canyon High

Speech, Theater Arts, Forensics

Ian Buckley, Hillcrest High

Vocal Performance

Alexandra Palmer, Hillcrest High

Abigail Fryer, Brighton High

World Languages

Camden Seeborg, Corner Canyon High

Madeline Talbot, Hillcrest High

Two Canyons District students were golden in their efforts to become Sterling Scholars, an annual competition of academic achievement sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL-TV Channel 5.
 
Hillcrest High's David Sagae was announced as the overall winner in Business and Marketing, and Jordan High's Tanner Nelson topped the competition in World Languages.
 
Sagae, son of Joaquim and Caroline Sagae, is ranked No. 22 in a graduating class of 483 students. His overall GPA is 3.997, and he earned a 32 composite score on the ACT. Sagae’s awards and accomplishments include first place in FBLA Business Communication in the Metro Region; first place in FBLA Global Business; first place Future Business Leader; and founder of trialsizedonations.org, a Web site dedicated to collecting travel-size toiletries for organizations that help low-income families.   
 
Nelson, son of Karl and Amy Nelson, is ranked No. 1 out of a 485-student graduating class.  His GPA is a 4.0, and he earned a 28 composite score on the ACT.  He received an academic letter in foreign language, is the Spanish Club President, served as the team captain for the sophomore football team, and participated in Brigham Young University’s Language Bowl.
 
The winners were announced Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Some 1,000 students across the state vied for the prestigious awards.
 
Sterling Scholars were named in 14 categories: Business and Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family and Consumer Science, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled and Technical Sciences, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance and World Languages.