Meet the Sterling Scholar Class of '88 in today's special section that features more than 500 of the state's most outstanding high school seniors. They are the nominees from 46 high schools along the Wasatch Front in an awards program that has been sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL for 27 years.

The outstanding students in 12 categories of study were nominated for excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship.Their names, photographs, schools and parents are listed in this special section exclusively in Tuesday's Deseret News.

The Deseret News and KSL have sponsored the program for to focus public attention on the truly remarkable performance of the state's best scholars.