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Utah’s 2020 Sterling Scholar candidates: Northeast region

Wendover High School: From left: Vanessa Torres, Family and Consumer Sciences; Angelica Rojas, Mathematics; Mckenna Castagno, Social Science; Fernando Cuevas, Agriculture Science; Estefania Duran, General; Citlaly Lujan, Business and Marketing; Alana Henderson, Science; Gracie Cecena, Visual Arts.

The pursuit of excellence — in scholarship, leadership and citizenship — is what defines a Sterling Scholar in the state of Utah. Each high school senior who is recognized and awarded has demonstrated knowledge, success and vision. Each student is required to present a portfolio of work in a specific category, be interviewed by judges and advanced at the high school and finals levels.

From finalists in each of 16 categories, one overall Sterling Scholar winner is chosen and announced at an awards ceremony each year. The categories for the Northeast Region are Agriculture Science, Business and Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, General Scholarship, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance and World Languages.

The nominees for each school are as follows:

Altamont High School: Back row from left: Shalyce Gardner, Science; Ayla Myrin, Social Science; Hanna Myrin, Vocal Performance; Gracey Gardner, Agriculture Science; Kinly Panas, Dance. Front row from left: Shauri Thacker, English; Layla Jenson, Family and Consumer Sciences; DeLanee Theener, Business and Marketing.
Duchesne High School: From left: Brock Ford, Mathematics; Ellie Hull, English; Kaden Bleazard, Agriculture Science; Kamaile Wickel, Dance; Skyler Ford, Science; Jana Miller, Social Science; Ethan Hull, Visual Arts.
Grantsville High School: Back row from left: Makayla Lear, Mathematics; Zane Thomas, Science; Amy Richards, General; Caden Williams, Business and Marketing; Alexa Byrd, Visual Arts; Isaac Lehman, Computer Technology; Jordan Wheeler, Social Science. Front row from left: Sierra Leavitt, Dance; Brooklyn Reilley, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Melanie Henwood, Family and Consumer Sciences; Alyssa Enslen, Vocal Performance; Jenna Ussing, English; CamRee Iverson, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Alanna Bliss, Instrumental Music; Tyese Burton, World Languages.
Morgan High School: Back row from left: Carson Ordyna, Mathematics; Wyatt Pentz, Agriculture Science; Parker Stanley, World Languages. Third row from left: Benjamin Floyd, Science; Brinley Lance, English; Anna Everhart, Visual Arts; Jaycie Beckstrom, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Aubree Adams, Dance; Jayce Rudd, General. Second row from left: Olivia Farmer, Vocal Performance; Lauren Windley, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics. Front row from left: Joseph Zink, Computer Technology; Nadia Sharp, Instrumental Music; Rachel Edgington, Business and Marketing; Kallie Croft, Social Science; Caden Smith, Family and Consumer Sciences.
North Summit High School: Back row from left: Alex Calderwood, Mathematics; Jessica Hirzel, English; Adrianne Rowser, Agriculture Science; Nathan Hunter, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Kennedy Garfield, Business and Marketing; Tracyn Otterness, Computer Technology.
Park City High School: Back row from left: Sydney LaPine, English; Molly Gallagher, Business and Marketing; Ashley Silver, Visual Arts. Third row from left: Ella Ball, General; Gabe Sherman, Computer Technology; Katy Clapier, Family and Consumer Sciences; Bella Miller, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education. Second row from left: Clara Bradford, Dance; Mary Hurner, World Languages; Liam Hanrahan, Instrumental Music; Sydney Senn, Science. Front row from left: Lucy Flitton, Agriculture Science; Siri Ahern, Social Science; Emma Sundahl, Vocal Performance; Tori Kenton, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Jack Skidmore, Mathematics.
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Rich High School: Back row from left: Hailey Davis, Family and Consumer Sciences; Sydney Hatch, Agriculture Science; Kyler Wilson, Science; Allison Jarmin, Mathematics; Kya Cluff, Vocal Performance. Front row from left: Elliana Brown, Social Science; Taylor Jacobson, General.
South Summit High School: From left: Brinci Kunz, Dance; Aylssa Morgan, Vocal Performance; Dom Tychsen, Social Science; Alexandra Maxfield, Family and Consumer Sciences; Stuart Card, Mathematics; Lance Burrell, Agriculture Science; Sam Galati, Science; Marley Smith, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Luke Gunnerson, Instrumental Music; Macie Ostmann, English; Kirsten Atkinson, Visual Arts; Kayli Smart, General.
Uintah High School: Back row from left: Devony Cook, Agriculture Science; Amanda LeVitre, English; Gus Scott, Vocal Performance; Dallin Hardy, General; Tate Watt, Science; Michelle Semadeni, Mathematics; Taylee Elison, Business and Marketing. Front row from left: Kenadi Colton, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Bethany Christensen, Computer Technology; MaKayla McCurdy, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Bryonna Northern, Family and Consumer Sciences; Halle Olsen, Dance; Anekah Bulloch. Visual Arts. Not pictured: Kylon Mortenson, Instrumental Music.
Union High School: From left: Hailey Petersen, English; Macee Adamson, Social Science; Angelina Burgi, Science; Wyatt Richards, Visual Arts; Arely Vazquez, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Taylor Hawkins, Mathematics; Kacie Zager, Agriculture Science; Vincent Reiley, General; Shaun Hicken, Dance; Paul Chiara, Vocal Performance; Levi Whiting, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Jordan Tan, Computer Technology; Aimee Spunaugle, Sterling Scholar coordinator.
Tabiona High School: From left: ZeAnna Bateman, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Dawson Allred, Computer Technology
The Winter Sports School: Caroline Haaijer, Mathematics
Wasatch High School: Back row from left: Chancy Mecham, Agriculture Science; Easton Edwards, English; Nathan Curtis, Social Science; Andrew Chappell, Mathematics; Joshua Benson, General; Grant Rigby, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Blake Skovgaard, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Benjamin Hillam, Instrumental Performance; Jefferson Murdock, Vocal Performance. Front row: Anna McCullough, Family and Consumer Sciences; Elle Erickson, Business and Marketing; Teresa Luo, Science; Elle Taylor, Dance; Cassie Henderson, World Languages; Hannah Moss, Visual Arts; Kennedy Cowley, Computer Technology.
Wendover High School: From left: Vanessa Torres, Family and Consumer Sciences; Angelica Rojas, Mathematics; Mckenna Castagno, Social Science; Fernando Cuevas, Agriculture Science; Estefania Duran, General; Citlaly Lujan, Business and Marketing; Alana Henderson, Science; Gracie Cecena, Visual Arts.