Sterling Scholars to be decided on March 28
Monticello High School will host the 42nd Annual Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition on March 28, 2022.
The event is presented by the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, the Deseret News and KSL with special thanks to Emery Telcom.
A total of 26 San Juan County seniors will vie for the coveted title of Sterling Scholar against 33 other seniors from Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties.
The awards program will be broadcast at 7 p.m. from the Monticello High School Auditorium.
The Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition is presented in cooperation with district officials and high school administrators as well as colleges and universities who support the program through the offer of scholarships and other financial assistance.
The event will be judged by members of faculties from the USU-Eastern Price and USU-Blanding Campus and other institutions and professionals throughout the state.
The program recognizes high school seniors for scholastic excellence in 14 major categories.
The categories include English, Forensics and Speech, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, World Language, Visual Arts, Computer Technology, Skilled and Technical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Business and Marketing, Music, Drama and Vocal Performance, and Dance.
Nine secondary schools participate in the Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition.
They include Monument Valley, Navajo Mountain, Whitehorse, San Juan, and Monticello high schools in the San Juan School District.
Other schools that participate include Grand County, Green River, Emery, and Carbon high schools.
Similar contests are held in other geographic areas of the state.
Nominees are judged on scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and character.
Each nominee prepares an online digital personal portfolio outlining his or her scholastic and extracurricular accomplishments.
In addition to the portfolio, nominees will be interviewed by three judges in their respective categories.
After judges examine the portfolios and interview each nominee, a winner and two runners-up are selected in each category.
Winners receive $2,500 while runners-up receive $1,000.
Utah colleges, universities, and technical schools also offer full or part tuition scholarships to winners and runners-up.