Ivy Ceballo, Deseret News
Sterling Scholar candidate Emmy Fausett, of Herriman High School, warms up before her dance audition during the semifinal round of judging at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan on Thursday. The top scholars in each of 14 categories move on to the final judging in the next few weeks. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony March 19 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center’s Little Theater. The program, which was started by the Deseret News in the 1960s, encourages academic excellence by awarding scholarships and publicly recognizing some of Utah’s top high school seniors. Nominees are judged for their academic achievements as well as their leadership and service to their communities. Additional judging took place at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden and Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs. The 14 categories for the Wasatch Front Region are: Business and Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance and World Languages.
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