On Tuesday March 2nd, Juab Highschool’s Sterling Scholars traveled to the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield to compete in the Central Utah Sterling Scholar Competition. The scholars have spent months compiling portfolios of their involvement and achievements, which were reviewed by judges prior to the competition. On Tuesday, the scholars met with these judges and each completed an interview on their experience in their category. After their interviews, the sterling scholars blew off some steam at the local bowling alley as the judges tabulated their scores.
The Juab High School Sterling Scholars that competed in the Central Region Competition Are:
- Sydney Samuelson: Winner in English and Literature
- Brooklyn Hunter: Winner in Dance
- Sara Winn: Runner-Up in Agriculture Science
- Emileigh Painter: Runner-Up in Trade and Technical Education
- Evelyn Roundy: Visual Arts
- Clint Marchant: Science
- Genika Allred: Music
- Hannah Hall: General
- Hannah Wall: World Languages
- Leah Keyte: Speech and Drama
- Tanner Gardiner: Business and Marketing
- Taylor Johnson: Family and Consumer Science
Congratulations to our sterling scholars for performing well and putting in the hard work and dedication to earn the title of Juab Sterling Scholar. These students have been amazing examples of leadership, citizenship, and accomplishment. Juab High School is proud to have such exemplary students representing us. Congratulations!
Stick around for some advice on becoming a sterling scholar!
This year I was able to be a part of the Utah sterling scholar program. To anyone who is considering joining this next year I would pay attention to this. When you apply for a position you need to to find the topic that you are the most qualified for. Don’t do something that you are sort of interested in, it has to be the thing that you do the most. For instance if you are sort of good at math but you spend most of your time building things go for trade and tech. Even if you feel more confident in math. You have to do the thing that you have the most evidence of excellence. You are going to need lots of pictures of your topic to put on your slides. You are also going to need lots of significant leadership experience. Things like class or student council, FFA, FBLA, NHS, and things like that. You are also going to need lots of service in your community. Another key thing that you are going to need to be a sterling scholar is you need to have good interview skills. So if you are interested in sterling scholar I would highly recommend it. It will teach you so much and open a lot of new opportunities for the future.
The Sterling Scholar Program is an amazing opportunity for students. I would highly encourage anyone who is interested in applying for sterling scholar to go for it. If I could give advice to any future sterling scholars, it would be to start preparing now. Your portfolio will include your accomplishments and experience in service, leadership, and your specific category. It is difficult to gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time, so start participating in a lot of different things now. The sterling scholar process is hard work, be prepared to write many essays and to step outside of your comfort zone. The hard work will be worth it! Even being a scholar from your high school comes with significant scholarship opportunities. If you are a region winner or runner up, you can win up to $2,500 and additional scholarships based on the college you will be attending. I highly recommend being a sterling scholar.