Deseret News/KSL 2014 Sterling Scholar award winners

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

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Name: Bryce Frederickson

School: Timpanogos High School

Parents: John and Karyn Frederickson

Scholarship: Ranks 1 of 414; overall GPA is 4.0; 33 composite ACT.

Awards and accomplishments: Academic letter in mathematics; two-time Timpanogos High School American Math Contest winner; math club secretary 2013-2014; special needs youth mentor; volunteer tutor.

"Often, in my spare time, I find my thoughts wandering to contemplation of imaginary numbers, the fourth dimension and other things I’m certain are far too abstract to be meaningful in day-to-day life. Some people might think I’m just doing math for math’s sake, I’m just satisfying my curiosity, and I will not benefit from thinking about the abstract. … Intuition will only take us so far, but expanding our thoughts beyond our experience and intuitions allows us to see the workings of the world in unexpected ways.

"By stepping outside the practical and intuitive, I open the door to let logic teach me what I could never learn otherwise."
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