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CSD Students Surmount Odds to Earn Academic All-State Status

  • Post category:General News
  • Post last modified:November 16, 2020

While this pandemic year has seen its share of curveballs, from shifting school schedules to enhanced health precautions and student quarantines, 41 students in Canyons School District have found a way to surmount all odds and be named to the Utah High School Activities Association Academic All-State team.

This prestigious award is granted to seniors who participate in a high school activity and have a 4.0 unweighted GPA or benchmark combination of standardized test scores and GPA. Winners are selected from the more than 85,000 students who participate in high school activities across Utah.

For fall sports, the following CSD students, were recognized.

Boys Golf

  • Jacob Branca, Corner Canyon
  • Michael Kenner, Brighton
  • Ian Tsai, Hillcrest

Girls Tennis

  • April Maxwell, Hillcrest

Girls Cross Country

  • Abby De Graaff, Corner Canyon
  • Addison Murie, Corner Canyon
  • Abigail Groncki, Brighton
  • Anna Whitmore, Brighton
  • Annie Williams, Brighton
  • Magdalene Erekson, Hillcrest
  • Megan Liddiard, Hillcrest


  • Cassidy Adams, Hillcrest
  • Sydney Ambrose, Brighton

Girls Soccer

  • Maryn Granger, Corner Canyon
  • Paje Rasmussen, Corner Canyon
  • Reagan Winget, Corner Canyon
  • Willow Collins, Corner Canyon
  • Leah Lowry, Alta
  • Amanda Fordham, Brighton
  • Blakely Rasmussen, Brighton
  • Haley Munson, Brighton
  • Haley Taylor, Brighton
  • Hallie Dunn, Brighton

Boys Cross Country

  • Benjamin Dastrup, Corner Canyon
  • Cade Crosby, Corner Canyon
  • Dayton Fowler, Corner Canyon
  • Jared Memmott, Corner Canyon
  • John Askew, Corner Canyon
  • Mark Geilman, Corner Canyon
  • Samuel Bethards, Corner Canyon
  • Austin Reich, Alta
  • Ethan Christensen, Alta
  • James Bentley, Alta
  • Ethan Ambrose, Brighton
  • Nathan Burnett, Brighton
  • Anthony Davies, Hillcrest
  • John Baird, Hillcrest
  • Zackary Steed, Hillcrest


  • Colton Grimshaw, Corner Canyon
  • Cole Kartchner, Jordan
  • John Morzelewski, Jordan
CSD Students Surmount Odds to Earn Academic All-State Status