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Sterling Scholars Break Record in Placing Eleven

Article Date: 
29 April, 2011 (All day)


Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern Regional Sterling Scholar competition came to a close.  After nearly six months of preparation, 14 schools brought their best students to compete in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, Dance, Music, Social Science, Computer Technology, Business, Trade and Technical, Speech and Drama, and General.  

Each scholar was required to prepare a portfolio of their achievements in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship, as well as complete an interview with judges that have specialized in their area.  

Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars continued the school’s tradition of excellence as they represented their peers and community very well.  11 of the 14 scholars placed in the top three of their respective categories.  Listed below are eleven of the scholars and the honors they received:

Sawyer Brooks- General Winner

Matt Dicou- Business Winner

Rebekah Elton- Computer Technology Winner

Morgan Ferrell- Social Science Winner

Sam Abplanalp- Science Runner-up 

Chelsea Fairbourn- English Runner-up

Melissa Marsden- Foreign Language Runner-up

Blake Midgley- Music Runner-up

Josh Mines- Mathematics Runner-up 

Ethan Porter- Trade and Technical Runner-up

Taylor Weitzeil- Visual Arts Runner-up

Each runner-up received $350, while winners received $500.  All scholars’ participation in the program has opened many doors for scholarship money allowing them to pursue higher education.  

Thanks to the Sterling Scholar program, Deseret News, KSL-TV, the Northeastern Region, and their advisor Linda Morrison, these fourteen seniors have had a wonderful year of invaluable training experiences that have helped to prepare them for future endeavors.