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Thirteen CSD Students Named Semifinalists in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

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

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Five Hillcrest Huskies Earn Top Marks at U of U Science, Engineering Fair

At a time when so much hangs on the promise of science, these Hillcrest High students give us cause for hope. Five Hillcrest students claimed podium finishes in the 2020 University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair, an event that was scaled back to include only the Senior Division due to mounting concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Faced with a directive to avoid mass gatherings and practice social distancing, event organizers postponed the Elementary and Junior divisions until May 18-20.  But that didn’t diminish the excitement for the Huskies who, in the head-to-head regional competition with their high school-aged peers,

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Trio of CSD Students Rise to Top in 2020 Sterling Scholar Contest

Three Canyons students – two from Hillcrest and one from Jordan high schools – captured first-place category honors in the 2020 Sterling Scholars competition.   The CSD winners are:  Rishab Balakrishnan, Hillcrest, in the Business and Marketing category Sanjana Kargi, Hillcrest, in the Computer Technology category Nathan Holley, Jordan, in the Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics category Ten other Canyons students earned finalist status in the 49th annual competition, sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL-TV.  The students are judged in 14 categories. The topics include business and marketing; computer technology; dance; English; family and consumer sciences; instrumental music; mathematics; science; skilled and technical

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Chase the Winter Doldrums with these Spring Plays

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.

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Here’s What School Choice Looks Like in Canyons District

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

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