More than a dozen Canyons District high school students are on track to receive a financial boost for their higher education goals, thanks to their hard work in academics, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from their teachers. They are among 16,000 students nationwide chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The following CSD students are on track to becoming Finalists in the competition, a designation that will be announced in February. Merit Scholar designees are selected because of their outstanding skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. If designated as finalists in February, these students will
From the second star to the right to an enchanted florist with a horrific plant. From a campy roller skate crew to a cursed castle haunted by a doomed prince, Canyons District’s middle schools and high schools are bringing plenty of excitement your way this spring to shake you out of the winter doldrums. Check your calendars there are plenty of dates from which to choose and enjoy one, or all, of these fantastic productions, which are sure to chase all the cobwebs away. All members of the public are invited to attend don’t miss out! Feb.
For Hillcrest High senior Laura Wan, the question of which school she would choose to attend began as early as kindergarten, when her parents steered her to an advanced learner’s program at Canyons District’s Peruvian Park Elementary. After completing the SALTA program in elementary school, she chose Midvale Middle for its Middle Years Program, and then Hillcrest for its International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Although her path was unique, Wan is not alone in her quest for a uniquely tailored educational experience. She is one of the more than 20 percent or one in five of CSD’s 34,000 students
What time is it? It’s time to see Alta Hawks play Wildcats in a television event that attracts millions of viewers every week. A group of band students at Alta High on Friday flocked to the school’s auditorium to catch themselves in the most-recent episode of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a trending show on the Disney+ streaming service. Cheers erupted during the finale, when the members of the band appeared on the screen. The Alta student-musicians played and danced around the show’s stars, who performed their version of the iconic “We’re All In This Together” tune that
Two Canyons District well-known and respected advocates for student athletes have received statewide honors for their notable careers. Morgan Brown, athletic director for Alta High, and Natalie Meyer, who has been at the heart of Brighton High’s tennis dynasty, are two of the Utah High School Activities Association’s 17 Distinguished Awards recipients for 2018. Brown, who is in his 30th year at Alta High, was honored by the UHSAA as the Utah High School Athletic Director of the Year. Meyer, whose boys tennis team are the defending 5A state champs, was named by the UHSAA as the 5A Coach of