-Two of Utah's high school seniors are among 61 graduates in the United States and Canada accepting American Express Scholarship Awards in 1990.
Skyline High School graduate Eugene Moses and Orem High School graduate Kristie Palfreyman, both members of the National Honor Society, received scholarships.Moses, awarded a $3,000 scholarship, travels to Washington, D.C., this fall to attend Georgetown University and study finance and business administration.
A $1,500 scholarship goes to Palfreyman, who plans to enter Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, to study elementary education.
They were among 309 applications whom the six-member American Express Scholarship Committee selected based on several criteria including financial need, grade point average, community service and teacher recommendations. They awarded $100,000 to the children of company employees this year.
These scholarships, ranging from $500 to $3,000, are renewable for four consecutive years. Funds come from the American Express Philanthropic Program to help employees meet the costs of their children's undergraduate education.
-Fourteen-year-old Sandy teenager Nancy Hollowell has been selected as a regional semifinalist in Teen Magazine's Sportsgirl of the Year competition.
Hollowell was selected from 11,000 girls nationwide and is one of only 192 young women who are chosen as regional semifinalists in the competition.
Hollowell was selected by Teen Magazine because of her outstanding abilities in swimming and is now eligible to compete for a $10,000 scholarship. Regional semifinalists are selected based on athletic abilities, leadership, and sportsmanship.