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Sterling Scholar

In 1960, the Deseret News created the Sterling Scholar Awards as a way to recognize high school seniors who achieve educational excellence in 14 categories of scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded in the areas of Business & Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family & Consumer Science, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled & Technical Sciences, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance and World Languages.

Sterling Scholars 2013: South region nominees

On Tuesday, the Sterling Scholar process will begin for more than 800 high school students as judges consider which of this year's Sterling Scholar nominees will... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2013

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Semifinal judging of more than 800 Sterling Scholar nominees begins Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Sterling Scholar process will begin for more than 800 high school students as judges consider which of this year's Sterling Scholar nominees will... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2013

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Sterling Scholars 2013: North region nominees

On Tuesday, the Sterling Scholar process will begin for more than 800 high school students as judges consider which of this year's Sterling Scholar nominees will... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2013

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Utah's Jewish community lights up season, lives with menorah

Members of the Utah's Jewish community gathered Sunday night for a Hanukkah celebration and the lighting of a large menorah at Gallivan Plaza. In addition to rousing... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2012

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Elevating the conversation: Dual-immersion students, classes grow up

Davis School District is venturing into uncharted territory for Utah and the next inevitable step in language education this fall: junior high immersion programs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2012

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Teenager's key to success: Prepare and work hard

You won't catch this teenage girl wasting time. A 4.00 GPA, a perfect score in the math portion of her SAT, near perfect on the ACT and a No. 1 ranking in her class of... Read more »

July 21, 2012

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Dean Hughes: The pioneers did hard things, and so can we

It occurred to me long ago that maybe, as the pioneer children walked and walked and walked and walked — and walked, they didn't really always sing and sing and... Read more »

July 17, 2012

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Northeast Utah Region Sterling Scholars announced

Park City High School hosted the 32nd annual Northeast Region Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars Awards Ceremony on April 24, where the 2012 winners and runners-up... Read more »

May 15, 2012

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Southwest Utah region Sterling Scholars announced

Winners and runners-up for the Southwest region of the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars Competition were announced Thursday, April 12, on the campus of Dixie State... Read more »

May 11, 2012

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Students face final Sterling Scholars interviews

Cottonwood High School senior Chris Mansfield stood next to a large instrument case and portable amplifier, waiting to be called for his interview. Read more »

Feb. 29, 2012

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What is wrong with public education and what we can do about it?

One of my guests has written a book titled "What is wrong with public education and what we can do about it." All the guests chimed in on the topic and the main theme... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2012

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Herriman High's Bradshaw wins Academic-All State

Torie Bradshaw, a senior forward for the Herriman High girls basketball team, is the first girl at Herriman High to receive the honor of Academic All-State. She... Read more »

Feb. 29, 2012

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2012 Sterling Scholars: Finalists announced

The 195 finalists for the Deseret News-KSL Sterling Scholar competitions are listed below according to category and region. The following will compete in the final... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2012

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Sterling Scholars semifinalists face the judges

Rachel Kearl was beaming. The East High School senior had just finished her interview and performance as a Sterling Scholars dance semifinalist and despite being... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2012

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