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2014 Sterling Scholars - Rebekah Peterson—Math Sterling Scholar

Article Date: 
11 April, 2014 (All day)

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule. As soon as she found out about the Sterling Scholar program, she was immediately interested and was amazed at how her desire to be involved had helped prepare her for this opportunity.
As a Sterling Scholar, Peterson has helped put together a blood drive. As a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officer, she created a website for the upcoming Collin Raye Benefit Concert for the Trussell family. Placing first in Business Math at Region FBLA and ninth in Business Calculations at State, she qualified for the National FBLA competition to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, this summer. While serving as National Honor Society president, Peterson helped put on the Operation Smile fundraiser benefitting children in developing countries who have been born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. She loves making a difference in people’s lives and would encourage others to get out and get involved and “always take the opportunities given to you.”
When not busy with her many extra-curricular activities, Peterson loves singing, drawing and playing music. She especially enjoys accompanying the choirs as she has been involved with the Millennial Women’s choir, Ovation!, and Chamber Choir.  While putting together her Sterling Scholar portfolio showcasing all of her accomplishments, Peterson grew excited to see the many cool things she has been able to be a part of.
After graduating from Morgan High School, Peterson plans on going the University of Utah. She would like to major in choral music education and get a teaching minor in mathematics.