Names and photographs of more than 500 outstanding high school seniors along the Wasatch Front will be published in a special section Tuesday.

The students are nominees in the 30th annual Deseret News-KSL Sterling Scholar Awards program from 46 high schools. On Wednesday they will be judged in regional competition in Clearfield, Salt Lake City and Orem.Five finalists in each of 12 categories will be chosen to advance to final judging April 3 at Highland High School. At that time, a winner and two runners-up are chosen in each of the categories.

The categories include English, speech/drama, mathematics, social science, science, foreign language, visual arts, industrial education, home economics, business education, music and general scholarship.

Judges will review portfolios prepared by the students throughout the morning and early afternoon, and at 3 p.m. they will interview the students individually. The top finalists will be published in Thursday's Deseret News.