The Sterling Scholar Awards are presented every year to high school seniors who demonstrate a pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship in the State of Utah.
Four Granite School District students were named winners in their respective categories. There was at least one finalist from Granite School District in every category this year.
Huy Tran, Hunter High School – Dance
“Whatever it is that I want to accomplish, if my heart is completely in it, nothing can prevent me from fighting to get where I want to be. In regards to dance, if I truly did not love what I do, I would not be where I am today.”
Sarah Ratzlaff, Cottonwood High School – Social Science
“My involvement in social studies will enrich my life in many ways. By studying social sciences and its various disciplines such as politics, religion, economics, and culture, I will gain a greater insight into the world around me.”
Rebekah Moon, Skyline High School – Visual Arts
“The question should not be how art will enrich my life, but how it already has. Art has already shaped me into the person I am and the person I will become. It is the only thing I wish to pursue.”
Allison Baxter, Skyline High School – Douglas F. Bates Community Service Award
“As the director of my high school’s Community of Caring Club and class, I lead 300-400 students who participate in multiple community service projects each week. We have helped numerous organizations, including assisting refugees, homelessness, hygiene kits for women in Third World countries as well as raising funds for various nonprofits.”
In addition to our four winners, two GSD students were announced as runners up for their disciplines:
Everest Fang, Skyline High School – Mathematics
Sophie Ack, Skyline High School – Social Science