Ten Utah high school students were honored Tuesday by Gov. Norm Bangerter for contributing to his Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. The students were winners in writing and art contests related to that theme.
Sharon Stockstill, a junior at Alta High School, was among the Utah group and also was named fifth-place finalist in the national equivalent of the writing contest. She is editorial editor for the high school's newspaper, the Hawkeye, and also contributes to the school's literary magazine, Euphony.Sharon will go to Tampa, Fla., to receive a $1,000 scholarship May 10.
Second-place winner in the state contest was Shelley Singer, San Juan High school; third place, Brittany Reese, Alta; fourth, Preston Blake, San Juan; and fifth, Katrina Shumway, San Juan.
National poster contest finalists in Utah, in order of placing, were Jeff Martin, Hillcrest; Megan Bird, Provo; Greg Smith, Provo; Brad Gardner, Provo; and Jennifer Smith, Provo.
They were honored by the governor, Abe Guss, chairman of the Utah governor's committee, and Ed Mayne, president of the Utah Chapter, AFL-CIO.