Laura is the daughter of Scott and Teresa Deru. She is currently the student body vice president and a past junior class officer. Laura is active in the National Honor Society, FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and many other clubs. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is also a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Laura became interested in the Family and Consumer Science Sterling Scholar at a young age. At the age of 6 she enjoyed cooking and had already begun putting items she had sewn into the county and state fairs, receiving “best of show” and first place marks for each of her projects. As she began to take FACS classes in high school, it pushed her in this direction for this Sterling Scholar.
As a Sterling Scholar, Laura has appreciated the opportunity to be involved in service in the community. She has been able to participate in service projects such as the blood drive hosted at the high school, Sub for Santa, Festival of Trees, serving dinner at St. Anne’s homeless shelter, and many other rewarding projects. Not only has she had the opportunity for service in the community, but also internationally with humanitarian projects. She plans to travel to Kenya, Africa, where she will use her CNA skills serving in a health clinic. Preparing for her trip, she has constructed dresses and hygiene kits she plans on taking with her to help youth and children in Africa.
Laura recently won first place in the FCCLA region and state competition in the Recycle and Redesign category with her project of a Capri Sun dress and accessories. She will compete in the National FCCLA competition in July, representing Morgan High School.
Laura plans to attend Utah State University this fall majoring in nursing.