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.”

Here’s a look at the 2018 Sterling Scholar candidates, who represent schools throughout 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.