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Deseret News/KSL 2014 Sterling Scholar award winners

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

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Name: Julia Dushku

School: Viewmont High School

Parents: Alexander and Jennifer Dushku

Scholarship: Ranks 1 of 570; overall GPA is 4.0; 29 composite ACT.

Awards and accomplishments: Captain of the Advanced High School dance team at Creative Arts Academy; editor of the yearbook and newspaper staff; seminary class president; Creative Arts Academy dance studio intern.

"As a teenager, I find that I have too much emotion condensed into a fragile frame. Through dance I’m able to release everything that causes me anguish. I can say everything without saying anything at all. When I am mad, I dance; when I am sad, I dance; when I’m happy, I dance! It brings me peace of mind and comfort. I am my better self while dancing, and through dancing I’ve been able to find my best self. … Most of all, when I look back on life I will remember how much dance refined me and how much I loved it. Just the memory will fill my life with happiness. My dance has defined me, and it will continue to do so."
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