Canyons District appears to be the launching pad for teen scholars who are skyrocketing toward their academic goals.
Eighteen Canyons students have been named as semi-finalists in the 2014-2015 National Merit Scholar competition. The semi-finalists from Canyons District in this school year’s scholarship competition are:
– Alta: Sarah Farnsworth, Lauren Hansen
– Brighton: Lauren Beckstrang, Carson Crandell, Jessica Parker, Hannah Potter, Sierra Rupper, Abigail Ward
– Corner Canyon: Zachary Talbot, Savannah Tiffany
– Hillcrest: Carson B. Breivik, Daniel Fang, Peter E. Johnston, John C. Ludlum, Joseph P. Morrell, Bovey Y. Rao, Joseph J. Raty, Amy Zhan
The high-achieving students represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. They were selected based on their scores on the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The list of finalists will be released in February. Winners of this year’s scholarships will be announced in spring.