"The Sterling Scholar Awards publicly recognizes and encourages the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah,” the mission statement says.

Here's a look at the 2014 North Area Sterling Scholars.

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Bear River High School

Back row from left: Cooper Eliason, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; McKenzie Gardner, Dance; Ashley Stokes, English; Shayna Olsen, Business & Marketing; Sala Farris, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Sarah Jackman, Social Science; Lisa Anderson, Visual Arts; Candice Buttars, Family & Consumer Sciences, Rachelle Koyle, Vocal Performance. Front row from left: Kaden Stephens, Computer Technology; Katrina Goodwin, Science; Bridger Layton, World Languages; Alyssa Richardson, Instrumental Music; Brandon Pace, Mathematics.

Ben Lomond High School

Back row from left: Ely Vargas, Science; Brian Harris, World Languages; Ian Nuttall, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Justin Kinsella, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Sean Militscher, Business & Marketing; Devin Taylor, Social Science; Christian Luke, Mathematics; Ulises Arriaga, Visual Arts. Front row from left: Reiley Porter, English; Emily Clawson, Instrumental Music; Leanza Driscoll, Family & Consumer Sciences; Alexis Boothe, Vocal Performance; Alma Brizio, Computer Technology; Mackenzie Williams, Dance.

Bonneville HIgh School

Back row from left: Nathan Brown, Instrumental Music; Alexis McCall, Visual Arts; Kathryn Stuart, Business & Marketing; Jeremy Vanderdoes, Mathematics; Nathan Vaughan, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Millie Osguthorpe, World Languages; Mackenzie Ross, Family & Consumer Sciences; Bron McCall, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. Front row from left: Meghan Jones, English; Landon Weeks, Vocal Performance; William Backman, Social Science; Dainger Adams, Science; Callie Leininger, Dance.

Bountiful HIgh School

Back row from left: Paul Baskin, Science; Nate Roundy, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Josh Calder, Social Science; Trevor Lloyd, Mathematics; Marcelo Leszynski, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Corbin Kasteler, Business & Marketing; Maren Thueson, Dance; Cailey Lloyd, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Megan Warburton, Vocal Performance; Holden Rasmussen, English. Not pictured: Andrea Porras, World Languages; Thomas Regis, Family & Consumer Sciences; Jeremy Andelin, Visual Arts.

Box Elder High School

Back row from left: Christian J. Perry, Computer Technology; Scott M. Frischknecht, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Kimberly Eden, Vocal Performance; McKell Nelson, Business & Marketing; Chalisse Hunsaker, World Languages; Derek Skiby, Family & Consumer Sciences; Madison Riccardi, Dance. Front row from left: Zachary Ewell, Instrumental Music; Savannah Sorg, Visual Arts; Caleb Thomson, Mathematics; Jayden Harames, Social Science; Nicole Kearl, Science; Sarah Draper, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Sarah Shaw, English.

Clearfield High School

Back row from left: Ashley Lamborn, Visual Arts; Danielle Zoglman, English; Caitlin Steed, Business & Marketing; Trenton McElyea, Instrumental Music; Brooklyn Durbano, Family & Consumer Sciences; Berklee Moss, Dance; BreAnn Hopfenbeck, World Languages; Mathew Garcia, Mathematics; Makaela Caldwell, Vocal Performance. Front row from left: Kincaid Savoie, Computer Technology; Gina Eastes, Social Science; Ellie Penner, Science; Derek Phelps, Speech/Theatre Arts/Forensics.

DaVinci Academy High School

Back row from left: Tristyn Pitard, Mathematics; Kaylee Olsen, Vocal Performance; Shaniya Baird, Instrumental Music; Megan Dennis, Visual Arts; James Brady, Science; Ben Tanner, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Meghan Anderson, Dance. Front row from left: Keith Jeffery, Social Science; Alissa Burden, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Violet Taylor, English; Nick Ernst, Computer Technology; Brooke Berger, World Languages.

Davis High School

Back row from left: Bradley Richmond, Science; Jacob Hogan, Vocal Performance; Joshua Robinson, Mathematics; Jon Downs, Family & Consumer Sciences; Kyle Storey, Computer Technology; Clayton Ward, Business & Marketing. Front row from left: Ashley Harris, Speech/Theatre Arts/Forensics; Michelle Skonnard, World Languages; Catherine Watson, English; Caroline Martin, Dance; Dru Holt, Visual Arts; Carissa Uresk, Social Science. Not pictured: Dallin Shepherd, Instrumental Music.

Fremont High School

Back row from left: Kaylee Mumford, Visual Arts; Ryan Kohli, Science; Drew Holley, Social Science; Amala Hodson, Vocal Performance; Brook Kendrick, English. Middle row from left: Jamie Jackson, Instrumental Music; Jace Iverson, Mathematics; Allison Hadley, Business & Marketing; Zoey Pessetto, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Rachel Creager, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. Front row from left: Katie Colvin, Family & Consumer Sciences; Kristina George, World Languages; Kaitlyn Moeglein, Dance.

Layton High School

Back row from left: Trevor Coats, Vocal Performance; Thomas Alexander Price, Social Science; Derek Hussain, Computer Technology; Erik Clemens, Mathematics; Emma Husseman, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics. Middle row from left: Katherine Roberts, World Languages; Victoria Pierce, Family & Consumer Sciences; Kaitlyn McNeely, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Makellun Johnson, Business & Marketing; Madeline Parke, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Lauren Smith, Dance; Mary Jane Cole, Visual Arts; Nathan Paskett, Science.

Logan High School

Back row from left: Daniel Zhu, Instrumental Music; Haley Klaassen, Family & Consumer Sciences; Caitlin McCuskey, Visual Arts; Emily Firth, Dance; Leidy Rogers, English; Dylan Wootton, Science. Front row from left: Austin Reeve, Computer Technology; Lucas Wilkins, Social Science; Zo Toledo, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Mitchell Atkinson, Vocal Performance; Jocelin Ong, Business & Marketing; Laura Scherliess, World Languages. Not pictured: Steven Ban, Mathematics; Emma Jackson-Smith, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics.

Mountain Crest High School

Back row from left: Devan Mills, Business & Marketing; Keenan Goldsberry, Dance; Nathan Larsen, Social Science; Kelvyn Bladen, Science; Tiffany Lemon, Vocal Performance; Milanna Barnes, Visual Arts. Front row from left: Erin Colledge, Instrumental Music; Rachel Trunnell, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Allison Roundy, Family & Consumer Sciences; Hannah Harrison, English; Margaret Marchant, Mathematics.

Northridge High School

Back row from left: Megan Poll, Dance; Riannon Smith, Science; Brian Allen, English; Alex Velis, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Matthew Richards, Vocal Performance; Kelsey Jennings, Social Science; Jamie Baker, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Sarah Ellis, Mathematics; Lauren Pack, World Languages; Samantha Black, Business & Marketing; Abby Arnell, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Rashell Snow, Family & Consumer Sciences. Not pictured: Katelyn Steele, Visual Arts.

Ogden High School

Back row from left: Samuel Lakey, Instrumental Music; Noah Beery, Social Science; Shaundra Johnstun, Vocal Performance; Kameron Laird, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Olivia Annis, Dance; Ethan Freeman, Visual Arts; Nick Eccles, Computer Technology. Bottom row from left: Bo Minh Le, Science; Sara Ascencio, Business & Marketing; Elizabeth Fine, World Languages; Alicia Nelson, Mathematics; Maddison Ballif, English; Bailey Mortensen, Family & Consumer Sciences.

Roy High School

Back row from left: Preston Miller; Instrumental Music; Emily Clark; Mathematics; Mackenzie Morse; Family & Consumer Sciences; Rachel Isaacson; Vocal Performance; Morgan Bowman; Science; Kaden Fichter; Computer Technology. Front row from left: Cheyenne Johnson; World Languages; Elizabeth J. Starrett; Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Tonya Verhaal, English; Emily R. Anderson; Social Science; Logan Marie Georg, Dance.

Sky View High School

Back row from left: Klint Johnson, Visual Arts; Tyson Compton, Mathematics; Isaac Mohlman, World Languages; Ryan Funk, Business & Marketing Education; Austin Jarrett, Computer Technology; Chase Goodey, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Andrew Thompson, Science. Front row from left: Sadie Hughes, Dance; Harper Forsgren, Vocal Performance; Melissa Funk, Social Science; Elise Clark, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Shiloah Kline, Instrumental Music; Karlee Peterson, English; Heather Adams, Family & Consumer Sciences.

Stansbury High School

Back row from left: Katheryn Rose Rasmussen, World Languages; Tanner Barton, Social Sciences; Ian Spencer Memmott, Instrumental Music; Tage Douglas Ryan Gould, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Madeline Hannah Cole, Dance. Middle row from left: Caitlin Martin, Business & Marketing; Jacob Reed Blomquist, Computer Technology; Megan Topham, English; Jessica Christine McCubbins, Vocal Performance. Front row from left: Stephanie Aswad, Science; Talyia MaKell Fordlham, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Matt DeAngleo, Mathematics; Brynn Noelle Anderson, Family & Consumer Sciencs; Natalie Beth Logan, Visual Arts.

Syracuse High School

Back row from left: Zach Griffin, Science; Caleb Saunders, Instrumental Music; Michael Phelps, Business & Marketing; Steven Free, Mathematics; Braxton Goode, Computer Technology; Nathan Seffker, Visual Arts; Jackson Andersen, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. Front from left: Sam Richardson, Social Science; Mikaela Bingham, Family & Consumer Sciences; Ashley Weeks, Dance; Kira Kutterer, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Brookelyn Smith, Vocal Performance; Miranda McBride, World Languages.

Tooele High School

Back row from left: Hope Marks, Science; Jesse Chadwick, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Megan Wanlass, Visual Arts; Jonathan Cox, Mathematics; Hannah Webber, Vocal Performance; Matthew Thompson, Social Science; Aumanae Hitesman, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Lauren Wyatt, English; Jacob VanDerwerken, World Languages; Jenica Heaton, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Colton Fowler, Business & Marketing; Emily Rice, Dance.

Viewmont High School

Back row from left: Naeun Yi, Business & Marketing; Emily McKenna, Family & Consumer Sciences; Alisa Mann, Mathematics; Madeline Grant, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Lizzy Welch, Visual Arts; Jonathan Kim, Instrumental Music. Front row from left: Khristie Tuttle, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Nena Fillmore, Social Science; Julia Dushku, Dance; Madeline Ashton, Vocal Performance; Sara Harper, Science; Megan Hulse, English.

Weber High School

Back row from left: Easton Potokar, Mathematics; Brayden Montgomery, Business & Marketing; Cashe Rumsey, Computer Technology; Jacob Heywood, Vocal Performance; Kyson Filiaga, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. Middle row from left: Michelle Hartvigsen, Visual Arts; Ryan Liston, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Alex Anderson, Social Science; Morgan Parks, World Languages; Angelica Previte, English. Front row from left: Lindsay Albrechtsen, Dance; Andrea Nef, Instrumental Music; Alexa Folkman, Science; Rachel Harris, Family & Consumer Sciences.

West High School

Back row left to right: Kelsey Hofer, Family & Consumer Sciences; Jamie Hall, Business & Marketing; Bernard Serbinowski, Computer Technology; Brooke Rose, Vocal Performance; Tanner Holcomb, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Mirae Parker, Science; Jaclyn Tani, World Languages; David Abueg, English; Lucy Nebeker, Visual Arts; Jacob Bergquist, Social Science. Front row from left: Jeannette Jiang, Dance; Sarah Silcox, Mathematics; Lisa Dean, Instrumental Music.

Woods Cross High School

From left: Jenna Davis, World Languages; Maren Cline, Vocal Performance; Summer Sloan, Dance; Lauren Johnson, Business & Marketing; McKenna Brown, Family & Consumer Sciences; Luke Jowers, Social Sciences; Kaestle Charlesworth, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Samuel Cottam, Mathematics; Madeline Tolk, English; Nathan Campbell, Instrumental Music; Callie Blamires, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Nathan Benson, Science; Britney Scarbrough, Visual Arts; Brandon Moretensen, Computer Technology.

Utah Connections High School

Ethan Gene Fausett, Social Science.