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Y. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO 3 HIGH SCHOOLERS

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Three outstanding high school seniors in Utah County were awarded the prestigious Ezra Taft Benson Scholarship from Brigham Young University and will begin studies in fall semester 1994.

Emily Ann Cox, daughter of Paul Alan and Barbara Ann Cox; Jason Boyer, son of Jay and Linda Boyer; and Joseph Tippetts, son of Tom and Pam Tippetts, were among 12 young men and 12 young women nationwide chosen on the basis of superior scholarship, leadership ability, high moral character and service to school, community and church.The Ezra Taft Benson Scholarship, named after the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors BYU, is the top scholarship award offered by BYU. Each grant is for a minimum of $14,040 over four years.

Cox will graduate this month from Provo High School, and Boyer and Tippetts will graduate from Springville High School. All three were involved in a variety of activities.

A member of the National Honor Society, Cox also served on the student government and was a National Merit finalist. She participated in the Environmental and Science Club as well as the Science Olympiad Team and the soccer team. Cox's father was a Joseph Fielding Smith Scholar in 1971 and is currently the dean of honors at BYU.

Boyer was also a member of the National Honor Society and was on the football and track teams. Additionally, he worked on the school newspaper and functioned as a peer counselor. He plans to major in biology at BYU.

Tippetts played on the varsity football team at Springville High School and was involved with Boy's Nation and was a member of the seminary council.