I would like to congratulate the student s from the Garfield School District who competed in the Sterling Scholar competition at Dixie State University on April 3rd. The students did an excellent job competing against other students from Washington, Iron, Beaver, and Kane School Districts. The Seniors competed in this academic competition by preparing a portfolio related to the specific area. Students are also interviewed by judges and assigned scores according to their responses. Students compete in the areas of English, Speech and Drama, Family Consumer Science, Science, Agricultural Science, Music, General, Computer Technology, Visual Arts, Skilled and Technical Science, Mathematics, Dance, Social Science, Business and Marketing, and World Languages. One winner and two runners up were selected for each category. Students competed for scholarships from fifteen colleges and universities. All of the student s from Escalante, Bryce Valley, and Panguitch High Schools did an excellent job in the Sterling Scholar Completion. The students did an amazing job representing themselves, their school and their communities in the competition. McKayla Heaton from PHS was a winner in Family and Consumer Science. Carter Mortenson from BVHS was a runner up in Skilled and Technical Science. I would like to thank the parents, Phoebe Wiseman, Marty Henrie, Lisa Breinholt, Kim Quarnberg, and Gary Bennett for their help in preparing the students for the Sterling Scholar Competition. I would also like thank the judges from our area who donated their time to travel to St. George and interview the students they were: Art Cooper, Danny Yardley, Teresa Thompson, and Janice Hatch. It was a wonderful evening where students were honored for their dedication to the academic process.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton