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WHS Sterling Scholars Named

WHS Sterling Scholars Named

By Rachel Brighton
WHS 2019 English Sterling Scholar 

As 2018 came to a close, dozens of anxious students awaited the announcement of Wasatch High School’s annual Sterling Scholar competition. Although many qualified students applied, only a select number of students made it to the region level. 

Sterling Scholar is a program sponsored by Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group, the purpose of which is to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, community service, leadership, and citizenship of public high school seniors in the state of Utah. 

At the local level, it is the District’s way of recognizing the students of WHS who achieve educational excellence throughout their high school experience. These 16 students have worked for years to achieve this award and, as their school’s Sterling Scholar, they get to move forward and represent Wasatch at the region level.

Award winners were chosen by faculty and administration at Wasatch High School based on leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. The individual recipients of the awards are as follows:

Agricultural Science: Hayden Andersen

Business and Marketing: Elise Wilhite

Computer Technology: Dallin Huff

Dance: Grace Nichols

English: Rachel Brighton

Family and Consumer Sciences: Gabrielle Huntsman

General: Emmelia Cieslewicz

Instrumental Performance: Hannah Chipman

Mathematics: Steven Rowe

Science: Ethan Hardy

Skilled and Technical Education: Benjamin McCullough

Social Science: Abby Knudsen

Theatre/Speech/Forensics: Jack Sheehan

Visual Arts: Maddalena Willis

Vocal Performance: Maggie Scott

World Languages: Alanna Linford

The region competition will be in late March, where students will compete for cash scholarships and public recognition.