Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
FILE - All the Sterling Scholars stand at the beginning of the 56th annual Deseret News - KSL Sterling Scholar finals in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

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 2019 Sterling Scholar candidates, who represent schools throughout Utah:

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Wasatch Front North | Wasatch Front Central | Wasatch Front South | Northeast | Central | Southeast | Southwest

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.