The Davis School Board honored five Davis High School students for being selected National Merit finalists. The following students finished in the top 1 percent in the nation on the Stanford Achievement Test:
- Cara Baldwin, daughter of Dick and Janet Baldwin, Farmington, maintains a 3.95 GPA while working as yearbook editor and being active in several organizations, including the Humanities Club, French Club, Amnesty International and the Orrin Hatch Youth Senatorial Committee.- Mike Cook, son of H.J. and Karen Cook, Layton, has maintained an A-minus GPA since kindergarten.
Mike is interested in computers and all forms of art. He paints, draws, plays the trumpet in the school band, writes songs on the piano and recently performed in a Layton community theater production.
- Christy Karras, daughter of Marilyn Karras, Kaysville, and Lyle Karras, Layton, loves history classes and English classes. She is also involved in the Humanities Club, several national environmental groups, and volunteers her time with Teenline and helping handicapped individuals. She maintains a 3.9 GPA.
- Shauna McPherson, has maintained a perfect 4.0 gpa while taking six advanced placement courses and several honors classes. She was chosen this year as the school's Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar in the visual arts.
The daugher of Oliver and Nancy McPherson, Fruit Heights, Shauna has served in student government, is president of the school's National Honor Sociey and has volunteered time with Teenline for the past two years.
- Melissa Nelson, daughter of Richard and Marilyn Nelson, Kaysville, has a cumulative gpa of 3.9 and is Davis High's Sterling Scholar in English. She has excelled in several tests, scoring a 34 composite on the ACT and a combined total of 1,480 on the SAT, including a perfect 800 on the verbal portion. She is president of the Davis Humanities Club.