Deseret News 2013 Sterling Scholar award winners

Published: Thursday, March 14 2013 10:06 a.m. MDT

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School: Timpview High School
Parents: Larry and Jan Sorensen

Scholarship: Ranks first of 452; overall GPA is 4.0; 34 composite ACT.

Award: This award is named for the late Douglas F. Bates, Utah State Office of Education legal counsel and former associate superintendent, who exemplified outstanding community service. In addition to a trophy, a check for $400 is given courtesy of Deseret News/KSL.

"I developed a unique sense of diligence and self-motivation at an early age. Science is a field of persistence: it's required to make observations, to carry out experiments, to rework theories when no conclusion can be reached, and especially to gain the knowledge needed prior to any of these. Similarly, motivation is absolutely pivotal if any scientist hopes to make an unprecedented breakthrough or subsequent discovery. My diligence and self-motivation seem to do just the trick … my love for the subject has grown tenfold, and I'm now more certain than ever that science is indeed 'my thing.'"
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