Four students from Canyons District high schools have received prestigious Sterling Scholar Awards, including two special awards for community service and scholarship in a technical field.
The Sterling Scholars are:
- Sean Whalen, Brighton High, Computer Technology
- Sam Olesen, Jordan High, Visual Arts
- Megan Dolle, Hillcrest High, Douglas F. Bates Community Service Award
- Ryan Baker, Hillcrest High, Philo T. Farnsworth/Governor’s Award Winner
Sterling Scholars is a program of the Deseret Management Corp, the parent company of the Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group, that aims to raise the standard and the profile of academic excellence. Wasatch Front Region Sterling Scholars nominees came from 57 high schools from Cache to Utah counties to compete in 13 academic categories, from Math to Foreign Language. Nominees presented portfolios and participated in interviews and live performances before judging panels. Winners received $2,000 scholarships, and are eligible for additional scholarships at several public and private universities in Utah and Idaho.
Read more in the Deseret News article.