Deseret News/KSL 2014 Sterling Scholar award winners

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

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Name: Wyatt John McNeill

School: Riverton High School

Parents: John and Katera McNeill

Scholarship: Ranks 89 of 659; overall GPA is 3.932; 29 composite ACT.

Awards and accomplishments: Riverton High School French club president; 2013 BYU Foreign Language Fair; co-president for Salt Lake chapters Red Cross Youth Services; Rotary Youth Leadership Ambassador.

"Other than just French I have also had the opportunity to be a part of Spanish club. This has been a good experience involving going to different Spanish restaurants and participating in things like Cinco De Mayo, and other meetings.

"French language helped make it possible for me, while being in Kenya, to teach kids French alongside my sister who helped teach Spanish. This was an extremely enriching experience because after teaching them some French, I had the opportunity to learn some of their native language, Kiswahilli, which I remember little other than some small phrases."
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