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2013 Sterling Scholars


Cheridyn Prochnow ~ General Cheridyn Prochnow, daughter of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow, has been chosen as Morgan High School’s General Sterling Scholar. Cheridyn has contributed to the high school by participating in choir, FBLA, DECA, and Academic Olympiad. She has been a member of the Troyette Drill Team and the cheer squad, currently holding the position of Cheer Team Co-Captain, and has served as Freshman Class Vice President and the Interact Service Club Public Relations officer. Her favorite class in high school has been chemistry because it has so many real-life applications. She loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and four-wheeling; doing jigsaw puzzles; people watching; and doing unexpected things. She is proud of being voted the person you want to be stranded on an island with. Cheridyn’s most memorable high school experience was, without a doubt, skydiving! Cheridyn will be attending Utah State University and majoring in biological engineering. Jacob Caldwell ~ Soc. Science Jacob Caldwell, son of Mark and Candice Caldwell, is the Social Science Sterling Scholar of Morgan High School. He has been involved at the high school as a member of the soccer, track, and cross country teams, National Honor Society, and the Seminary Council. He has also served as Freshman Class Secretary and as the class president his junior and senior years. He has enjoyed taking AP European History and learning from the lessons of the past. Jacob has earned his Eagle Scout Award, as well as staying on the High Honor Roll. His hobbies include snow skiing, playing the violin, and running. Some of his favorite memories from high school have been being a member of the soccer and cross country teams, pushing himself to succeed in races and games and feeling the satisfaction of doing his best. Jacob will be serving a mission after high school, then later attending Utah State University and possibly majoring in history. Darrin Nielson ~ Technology Darrin Nielson, son of Nathan and Kate Nielson, has been selected as Morgan High School’s Technology Sterling Scholar. Darrin’s favorite high school class has been psychology, along with biology and his computer classes. He has excelled as a member of the cross country team, a club officer for several years, and the Student Body Vice President of Technology. Darrin has earned his Eagle Scout Award and been a High Honor Roll Award recipient, as well as having been awarded Cross-Country Academic All-State. He loves traveling, especially with his family, and swimming, running, and camping. Darrin’s most memorable high school experience has been serving as a Student Body Officer with his fellow officers. He plans to serve a two-year LDS mission in Peru and then continue his education at Utah State with a major in biological engineering. Karlee Stokes ~ Science Karlee Stokes , daughter of Jeff and Cari Stokes, has been selected as Morgan High School’s Science Sterling Scholar. Karlee has participated in many clubs and activities during high school, including FCCLA, National Honor Society, and the Service Club. She has also served as the President of the Drill Team and in church leadership positions. Karlee’s favorite classes have been physics and chemistry, along with art and P.E. She loves painting, reading, writing, doing yoga, and dancing. Karlee’s most memorable high school experience has been competing on the Drill Team and winning the Region Drill Championship! Karlee was also awarded Academic All-State for Drill Team, and has kept a perfect GPA of 4.0. After high school, Karlee plans on majoring in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Utah. Katie Spens ~ Skilled & Technical Sciences Katie Spens, daughter of Paul and Angie Spens, is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Sterling Scholar. Katie has thrived this year as Vice President of the Morgan FFA Chapter, adding on to her previous positions of Secretary and Reporter’s Committee Chair. She also participated as Wrestling Manager her sophomore and junior years. Katie loves participating in FFA, spending time with her family, being with her animals, and learning about history and science. She has excelled in her field by receiving her State FFA Degree, as well as placing first at State FBLA and twenty-sixth in the nation in Agricultural Sales. Katie will always remember going to Nationals in Dairy Foods and Agricultural Sales and participating in the Partners in Active Learning Services (PALS) program. Katie wants to serve an LDS mission, after which she will attend college at Utah State University or USU Eastern, then transfer to Colorado State University or Washington State University, and major in veterinary work.

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