Since 1962, high school seniors have been honored for their academic excellence by being named Sterling Scholars. According to the Sterling Scholar website, “A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.”
Due to the distances involved and differing academic circumstances, the program is conducted in five independent regions throughout the state’s 41 school districts and 29 counties. These regions include the Wasatch Front (North, Central and South areas), Northeast Utah, Central Utah, Southeast Utah and Southwest Utah.
Schools throughout the state are invited to participate in the program each year. Winners are named in 14 categories: Mathematics, Business & Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Instrumental Music, Science, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performances and World Languages.
The students pictured are nominees from schools in the Wasatch Front Central area. They will compete in a regional competition with the students in their respective areas.
Click here to donate to the program. All donations will go directly to student scholarships throughout the state.