Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas. Hear they are: Scholar: Sawyer Brooks Category: General Sawyer is the son of Alan and Teresa Brooks. His desire to try everything at a young age instilled in him, in eighth grade, the will to be the general scholar in High School. I’ve always tried to be involved with a little bit of everything, so General just seemed to fit, says Sawyer. His five greatest achievements thus far are proof alone of how well-rounded he is as a student and include: selection as the class of 2011’s Valedictorian, Eagle Scout, Academic All-State Football, competing in state Acadec, and traveling to Europe with the Ambassadors of Music program. Of how his participation in the program has benefitted him, Sawyer says, I [have] learned interview skills which will help me at college and [in a] career. Sawyer plans to attend Utah State University to start his general education, and he eventually hopes to major in Engineering. Scholar: Ethan Porter Category: Trade and Technology Ethan is the son of Brian and Janine Porter. Since the age of eight, Ethan has been raising cows. This experience has allowed him to, over the years, develop a passion for horses and cows. I really want to become a large animal veterinarian, says Ethan. His future career goals and need for money to pay for an education led him to apply to be a Sterling Scholar. Very qualified in his area, his five greatest accomplishments convey his talent and immense potential to succeed in his area. They include: becoming FFA President, winning Grand Champion in Showmanship for the past 3 years, raising a Triple A Bull for the Utah Cattleman’s sale, and keeping a 3.9 cumulative gpa all through high school. It has showed me all [of] my accomplishments and work that I have done through high school. It also showed me how hard [I can] work and how much dedication I have, says Ethan of how the program has proven beneficial to him. Ethan plans to attend Utah University in the fall where he will work towards graduating with a degree in Pre-Veterinarian Medicine. After that he hopes to apply for veterinarian school at Colorado State University and earn his doctorate degree, becoming a large animal vet.
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