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Sons of the Utah Pioneers Annual Scholarship Drive


By Rhiannon Hartvigsen | Staff Writer

On April 7th, at 7:00 pm, the annual scholarship drive for The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will take place at Morgan High School. According to the SUP website, this scholarship benefits high school seniors planning to attend college after graduating. In addition, they also encourage younger students to write and learn about a local pioneer or historical subject. These entries are recognized with awards and are a fantastic opportunity for students of all ages to learn about the history of their communities and the pioneers who built them.

The SUP’s Mission is to “Honor present-day pioneers worldwide who exemplify these same [pioneer] qualities of character. Teach these same qualities to the youth who will be tomorrow’s pioneers.”  Pioneer qualities include a determination to succeed, being a trailblazer, and a self-starter. Roger Petersen, director of the SUP scholarship program, says “Our scholarship program has benefited the students of Morgan High School for many years and we would be grateful for any support you can give to this.” Let’s encourage our local youth to embody these qualities by supporting the SUP scholarship drive and emphasizing the importance of becoming the pioneers of the present.

Finally, the SUP has made sure to plan a night of amazing entertainment featuring Mike Ohman, of BYU, known for his talented accompaniments to silent movies on his vintage organ. Ohman’s performance also includes “dashing characters from old-time Hollywood” and he has generously agreed to participate in the scholarship drive free of charge. According to Roger Petersen, “This movie is rated as the best silent movie ever made by a really competent authority and that authority is Amy Jensen, Associate Dean of Theater and Arts at BYU.”

So let’s save the date! Put it on your phones and on your calendars, April 7, at 7:00 pm! The cost is $10 per person or $25.00 per family. Come out to support our local students who are the pioneers of the present. Contact Roger Petersen, 801-814-5195 to make a donation or for additional information.

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