Annual Sterling Scholar Awards
Local students were honored at the 43rd Annual Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition on March 27 at Grand County High School.
Easton Young, from Monticello High School, was awarded the Sterling Scholar in the Skilled and Technical Science Education category.
Nine students from San Juan High School earned runners-up honors, including Adrianna Johnson, Josie Lott, Leah Castellon, Raylee Kelly, Saylor Perkins, Connor Francom, Christopher Hart, Ian Johnson, and Daniel Brown.
Monticello High School students earning runners-up honors include Emma Peterson and Kamron Yoakam.
Kirri Schaefer, from Whitehorse High School, is a runner up in the Music category.
A total of 26 students from the San Juan School District were among the 56 who competed in 14 categories, including English, Speech, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, World Language, Visual Arts, Computer Technology, Technical Education, Family Sciences, Business and Marketing, Music, Drama, and Dance.
Students from nine secondary schools can compete, including from Monument Valley, Navajo Mountain, Whitehorse, San Juan, Monticello, Grand County, Green River, Emery, and Carbon high schools. Similar contests are held in other geographic areas of the state.
Winners receive a $2,500 scholarship while runners-up receive $1,000. Utah colleges, universities, and technical schools also offer full or part tuition scholarships to winners and runners-up.
Easton Young - MHS
Skilled and Technology Science
Easton Young, of Monticello High School, is the Southeast Utah Sterling Scholar in Skilled and Technical Science Education. Easton is always on the go. He has played almost every sport available, including being the captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams.
Easton has even played golf and run track and cross country. He loves animals and has raised several animals in 4H and Junior Livestock. Easton has worked on the family’s farm and fabrication business.
He is accomplished in both woodworking and metal work. He designed and built several projects, including a table that features epoxy, woodworking, and metal work. He loves the outdoors and is always going from one place to another. The winner from Monticello High School is the son of Ryan and Vanessa Young.
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