A vital cog in the growing logistical effort to nominate, select and prepare Sterling Scholars from each school is the school Sterling Scholar coordinator.

Each principal is asked about the time school begins each year to select a Sterling Scholar coordinator. Usually a faculty member, counselor and sometimes administrator, the school coordinator is essential to the success of the program each year."We consider each of our 48 school coordinators a member of our Sterling Scholar advisory staff," said Deseret News Sterling Scholar director Steve Handy. "We feel that their input really helps us understand how we are doing each year, and we end up talking to each one of them at least once and sometimes many times as questions arise and the deadlines approach."

Many of the Sterling Scholar advisers are old hands who have been involved with the program for years and consider it a labor of love. Others are new and ask lots of good questions.

Their perspective and guidance is vital to the continued success and prestige of the Sterling Scholar Awards program.

Following are this year's Sterling Scholar coordinators and their high schools:

Barbara Carlton, Alta; Laurel Shelley, American Fork; Steve Meyer, Bear River; Jane Renstrom, Ben Lomond; Scott Crump, Bingham; Larry Peterson, Bonneville; Kimberly Knight, Bountiful; Claudia Bigler, Box Elder; Barbara Bolland, Brighton; Lynn Smith, Clearfield; Richard Schmeling; Cindy McKay, Cyprus; Adelle K. Barnett, Davis; Donald Lee Smith, East; Karen Phillips, Fremont; Sandra Woodward, Granger; Doug Bingham, Granite; Gorden Rees, Highland; Mary Ann Payne, Hillcrest; Grant Taylor, Hunter; Beth Johnson, Jordan; Loren Johnson, Kearns; Sherry Zobell, Layton; Kathy Rich, Lehi; Janis Warr, Logan; Brent McMillan, Mountain Crest; Jeff Bald-win, Mountain View; Lillian Larson, Murray; Pam Kettell, Northridge; Darrell Colton, Ogden; Betty Yanowitz, Olympus; Martha Clayson, Orem; Liesl Finlinson, Payson; Rosemary Lindberg, Pleasant Grove; LuAnn G. March, Provo; Ellen McDougal, Roy; Larry Olsen, Sky View; Carole Palmer, Skyline; Lori Thomas, Spanish Fork; Karl Barton, Springville; Joseph Frank, Taylorsville; Louise Durham, Timpview; Ervin Olsen, Tooele; Ann Harbertson, Viewmont; Hugh Smith, Weber; Kathryn Romney, West; Steven T. Bickmore, West Jordan and Brooke Gregg, Woods Cross.