Deseret News/KSL 2014 Sterling Scholar award winners

Published: Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:38 p.m. MDT

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Name: Brenda Qunitana

School: Maple Mountain High School

Parents: Barbara Quintana, Jose Luis Quintana

Scholarship: Ranks 1 of 415; overall GPA is 4.0; 29 composite ACT.

Awards and accomplishments: Governor’s Honors Academy 2013; AP Scholar with honors 2013; student council, senior council treasurer; vice president Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

"I want to help others understand the world around them, and the context and history in which various issues and events arise; not only that, but I want to help others understand humanity.

"Social Science is essentially the study of people and their relationship with society. Regardless of whether you are studying history, politics, international relations, or psychology — you have to understand people.

"This understanding of humanity allows us to be more sympathetic and considerate to those who are different than us, as well as teaches us how to be critical about the society we live in."
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