Music, poetry, languages, physics, chemistry, biology. Zoe Cardon, 22, does them all - and well.
Cardon, a Logan native whose parents own the Bluebird Restaurant and Candy Co., is graduating from Utah State University Saturday with more than 300 credits and a 4.0 grade point average. She majored in biology and Spanish, and minored in chemistry and English.During her four years at USU, she has won awards in physics, chemistry, biology, languages and music. She caps her USU career as College of Science valedictorian, and Scholar of the Year in the university-wide Robins Awards.
She has performed as a piano soloist with the Utah Symphony in its annual "Salute to Youth" concert, as a soloist with the USU Orchestra, and has won piano competitions at the Utah State Fair for four years.
She has also published poetry, and recently submitted her first scientific research paper.
Cardon will attend Stanford University this fall to pursue a doctorate in plant pathology. For her graduate studies, she has a $12,000 National Science Foundation Fellowship, renewable for three years, and a $6,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, one of 50 given nationwide.