Wasatch Students Excel at Sterling Scholar Competition
With seven students finishing either at number 1 or number 2 in the
Sterling Scholar competition held at Park City High School on April 24,
Wasatch High School tied with Park City and Morgan for the most awards
received by a single school.
Wasatch High students Madison Gregrich won the Dance division and
Michael Matthews won in Speech and Debate. Five Wasatch students placed
second: Margarita Vacheva in Business & Marketing, Cassandra Witt in
Foreign Language, Elise Wright in Science, Amanda Jarvis in Social
Science, and Emily Leavitt in Visual Arts.
The competition was for Northeastern Utah, which is comprised of 9
school districts, and each category had between 8 and 12 top students
competing for honors. Each winner received a $500 cash award and the
runners-up received $350. In addition, each winner and runner-up
received a Sterling Scholar Scholarship at a supporting Utah university
or college of the recipient*s choice.
The competition required significant preparation by each student as
each compiled a sophisticated portfolio to highlight his/her
accomplishments, both in the specific area of competition as well as
academic performance in general.
In addition to the eventual winners, Wasatch had five other students
who won at the local level before moving on to the regional competition.
They are: Austin Roylance, Music; Jessika Jeppson, Computer Technology;
Abby Hobbs, English; Jonathan Luke, Mathematics; and McCall Kelson,
General Sterling Scholar.
BY JOHN MOSS