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Altamont High School: Back row from left: Shantel Nelson, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Parker Rust, Math; Wyatt Jessen, Family & Consumer Sciences; Nathaniel Stagg, Agricultural Science; Christian Belnap, Social Science; Meredith Sorensen, Business & Marketing. Front row from left: Sara Loertscher, Vocal Performance; Tanzee Dahlberg, Visual Arts; Venna Miles, English; ShelbiLyn O’Driscoll, Science.

Since 1962, high school seniors have been honored for their academic excellence by being named Sterling Scholars. According to the Sterling Scholar website, “a Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.”

Due to the distance involved and differing academic circumstances, the program is conducted in five independent regions throughout the state’s 41 school districts and 29 counties. These regions include the Wasatch Front (North, Central and South areas), Northeast Utah, Central Utah, Southeast Utah and Southwest Utah.

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Schools throughout the state are invited to participate in the program each year. Winners are named in 15 categories: Agriculture Science; Business & Marketing; Computer Technology; Dance; English & Literature; Family & Consumer Sciences; General Scholarship; Instrumental Music; Mathematics; Science; Speech & Drama; Skilled & Technical Education; Visual Arts; Vocal Performance; and World Languages.

The students pictured are nominees from the Utah Northeast Region. Each scholar will now compete in the Northeast Region competition in their respective categories.

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Altamont High School: Back row from left: Shantel Nelson, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Parker Rust, Math; Wyatt Jessen, Family & Consumer Sciences; Nathaniel Stagg, Agricultural Science; Christian Belnap, Social Science; Meredith Sorensen, Business & Marketing. Front row from left: Sara Loertscher, Vocal Performance; Tanzee Dahlberg, Visual Arts; Venna Miles, English; ShelbiLyn O’Driscoll, Science.
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Duchesne High School: From left: Tyra Taylor, Instrumental Music; Cole Swasey, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Cassidy Smith, Vocal Performance; Connor Rowley, Agriculture Science; Felicia McKee Kaighn, Mathematics; Emily Blanchard, Family & Consumer Sciences; Jason Higa, Science; Justice Fitzgerald, General; Alaina Denney, English; Sabreena Givens; Social Science.
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Dugway High School: Scott Jost, Science; Ansley Ryan, Business & Marketing; Adam Jost, General Scholarship.
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Grantsville High School: From left: Mary Olney, Vocal Performance; Marissa Linares, Family & Consumer Science; Peter Kurtz, Instrumental Music; Halle Cartwright, Dance; Peter Porter, Science; Kayla Johnson, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Carter Parks, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Savanna Thomas, General; David Christiansen, Social Science; Kaitlyn Andrus, Art; Cameron Wexels, World Languages; Grace Bird, Mathematics; Jace Wilson, Computer Technology; Jessica Kempe, English; Preston Knutson, Business & Marketing; Esther Jordan, Agriculture Science.
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Morgan High School: Back row from left: Beth Pobanz, Business & Marketing; Michal Gibson, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Dillon Petty, Science; Breanne Andersen, Vocal Performance; Stephanie Toney, General; Brayden Jones, Computer Technology; Samantha Stoker, Agricultural Science; Breckyn Bond, World Languages; Emma Lindley, Dance. Bottom row from left: Shelby Lynam, Visual Arts; Haley Bess, English; Ethon Dorrity, Instrumental Music; Daniel Floyd, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Peter Christensen, Mathematics; Davis Lance, Social Sciences.
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North Summit High School: Back row: Taten Ringel, General Scholarship. Third row from left: Ty Crystal, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Eduardo Rodriguez, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Keyan Staples, Computer Technology. Second row: Anne Hendry, Social Science; Kaycee Staley, Dance; Stephanie Rosiles, Science; Kassidy Jones, English; Jericho Robbins, Business & Marketing; Tayte Staples, Mathematics. Bottom Row: Zoe Croxford, Instrumental Music; KaliJo Eisel, Agriculture Science; Berkley Curtis, Familly & Consumer Sciences.
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Park City High School: Back row from left: JT Harman, Agricultural Sciences; Gavin Serr, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Zane Schemmer, Mathematics; Eli Levine, Business & Marketing; Adam Hickey, Social Science. Third row from left: Matthew Gustafson, Computer Technology; Boyana Martinova, English; Ian Wagman, Instrumental Music; Siena Senn, Science. Second row from left: Nathan Hurner, World Languages; Faith Staley, General; Allison Lambert, Dance. Bottom row from left: Jack Jorgensen, Vocal Performance; Amelia Jorgensen, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Alexa Kanarowski, Visual Arts.
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Rich High School: Back row from left: Jacilyn Leifson, English; Aaron Linkogle, General Scholarship; Kinnen Clark, Mathematics; Nicholas Jarman, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Aaron Smith, Computer Technology; Julia Hopkin, Family & Consumer Sciences. Bottom row from left: September Cluff, Vocal Performance; Amberlee Smith, Agriculture Science; Taleesha Larsen, Social Science; Kaitlyn Dyson, Instrumental Music; Sierra Malm, Dance; Mariah Sellers, Visual Arts; Kierra Groll, Science; Reesha Larsen, Business & Marketing.
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South Summit High School: Back row from left: Alexia Daugaard, Vocal Performance; Gracie Williams, Agricultural Education; Lydia Farmer, Family & Consumer Sciences; Paige Pappas, English; Cassidy Eiting, Visual Arts; Amy Lair, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. Bottom row from left: Braxton Booth, Computer Technology; Tyler Blazzard, Social Science; Isaac Harry, Drama; Hunter Fillmore, Business & Marketing; Jayden Williams, Science; Alex Peterson, Mathematics. Not pictured: Alex Baldwin, General; Taylor Crittenden, Instrumental Music.
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Tabiona High School: Andy Weaver, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Shalyndria Allred, Science; Skyler Lublin, Family & Consumer Sciences.
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Uintah HIgh School: Back row from left: Ethan Jones, Instrumental Music; Spencer Day, English; Heidi Daniel, General; Talon Mortenson, Mathematics; Scott Olsen, Vocal Performance; Sarah Jones, Computer Technology; Vanessa Smuin, Family & Consumer Sciences; Lindsay Seitz, Visual Arts. Front row from left: Brenden Bodily, World Languages; Jake Rich, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Hunter Pead, Business & Marketing; Scottlynn Anglesey, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Emma Mansfield, Dance; Emilee Wilson, Agricultural Science; Anjali Chaudhari, Science. Not pictured: Joshua Shipton, Social Science.
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Union High School: Back row from left: Hunter Hyder, Mathematics; Chase Labrum, English; Ashlee Weight, Computer Technology; Jarom Miller, Science; Ben Daniels, Instrumental Mucis; Joseph Garcia, World Languages. Front row from left: Jocelyn Bertoch, Visual Arts; Alexis Carlson, Dance; Kiley Todd, Vocal Performance; Kamri Campbell, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Kennedy Powell, General Scholarship; Savannah Petersen, Agriculture Science; KodiLynn Perry, Social Science. Not pictured: Jaylen Reary, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Chad Stewart, Business & Marketing; Emilie Dickson, Family & Consumer Sciences.
Photographer: Scott Wilhite
Wasatch High School: Back row from left: Zayne Foy, Agriculture Science; Eric Strobelt, Mathematics; Kallin Kelley, Business & Marketing; Grant Bischoff, Computer Technology; Kael Berkley, Skilled & Technical Sciences Education; Thomas Chappell, English; Carl Nielson, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics; Mosiah Murdock, Vocal Performance. Front row from left: Sydney Parker, Social Science; Sienna Curtis, Visual Arts; Sydney Whitby, World Languages; Lauren Moss, Dance; Lillie Heath, Family & Consumer Sciences; Emily Rasband, General Scholarship; Shaylen Reed, Science; Lillian Barrus, Instrumental Music.

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