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Twenty-two 22 Canyons District Athletes Earn Academic All-State Status in Winter Sports

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  • Post last modified:February 13, 2020

Whether in the classroom, or on the starting block, court or mat, these sporting scholars bring everything they’ve got. For persevering through years of tough quizzes, meets, matches and performances, 22 students representing all five of Canyons District’s traditional high schools have earned Academic All-State status in winter sports.

Among their ranks is Corner Canyon High’s Rivers Johnson who set three 6A records at the 2020 Utah Swim Championships and earned three first-place finishes. 

Sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association, the Academic All-State Award is reserved for high school seniors who have a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, or achieve a cut-score that takes into account grades and performance on college-entrance exams. The following 22 winter honorees bring to 48 the total number of CSD students to be chosen this year for the award:

Amelia Nelson, Brighton
Elle Kilgore, Corner Canyon
Nicole Spilker, Hillcrest

Girls Swimming
Cienna Wilko, Brighton
Sydney Haddock, Brighton
Annika Manwaring, Corner Canyon
Grace Poulson, Corner Canyon
Julianna Smith, Corner Canyon
Rivers Johnson, Corner Canyon
Laura Wan, Hillcrest

Boys Swimming
Jones Loveall, Alta
Fa’alataitaua Fitisemanu, Brighton
Sean G. Farrenkopf, Brighton
Jacob Kessler, Corner Canyon
Richard Barnes, Jordan
Wade Stepan, Jordan
Caylor Willis, Hillcrest

Girls Basketball
Caroline Murri, Alta
Chloe Norseth, Brighton
Kaitlyn Sterner, Jordan

Boys Basketball
Zachary Katzenbach, Hillcrest

Boys Wrestling
Kaden Westerlind, Corner Canyon