Five Utah high school seniors have won Utah Jazz/National Basketball Association scholarships. They were honored during the Jazz/Dallas game in the Salt Palace.
The students are Lakeysha Austin, Kearns High School; Pamela Sugihara, East High School; Deanna Dannels, Judge Memorial High School; Derrick A. Walker, Box Elder High School, Brigham City; and Eun-Young Park, Provo High School.Winners were chosen on the basis of academic performance, college entrance scores, an essay on the importance of a college education and extracurricular involvement. The selection committee included Parry Sorensen and Shelly Cordova of the University of Utah; Bruce Beers, Salt Palace official; David Fox, KUTV sportscaster; the Rev. Jerry Lewis, Jazz chaplain and pastor of Southeast Christian Church; David Allred, John Dorsey, Micquelle Corry, Dan Roberts and Barbara Layden of the Utah Jazz.