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.