Twelve GCHS students to compete for Sterling Scholar honors
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Grand County High School’s 2014 Sterling Scholar nominees: (back row, from left) Justin Cresswell, Adam Jenkinson, Layton Call, Joseph Andrew, and Jacob Francis; and (front row, from left) Brendon Henderson, Jessica Valdes, Sarah Stalpes, Mercedes James, Becca Farnsworth, and Deanna Irvin. Inset photo: Anna Scherer. Photos by Jeff Richards
Grand County High School’s 2014 Sterling Scholar nominees: (back row, from left) Justin Cresswell, Adam Jenkinson, Layton Call, Joseph Andrew, and Jacob Francis; and (front row, from left) Brendon Henderson, Jessica Valdes, Sarah Stalpes, Mercedes James, Becca Farnsworth, and Deanna Irvin. Inset photo: Anna Scherer. Photos by Jeff Richards
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The Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar Competition will take place Tuesday, March 18, at the Utah State University-Eastern campus in Price. Fifty-seven nominees from across the region will compete, including high school students from Grand County, Whitehorse, Monument Valley, San Juan , Monticello, Carbon and Emery.

One winner and two runners-up will be chosen in each of the 12 categories. Awards range from a one-year tuition scholarship to four-year tuition scholarships at colleges and universities in Utah.

Twelve students from Grand County High School will compete to be Sterling Scholars this year. They are as follows:

The son of Matt and Heidi Cresswell, Justin Cresswell is the nominee in Visual Arts. Cresswell is the Art Club president and a cartoonist for the Devils’ Advocate high school newspaper; he was awarded Academic All State and All Region in football.

The daughter of Michael Scherer and Cassie Paup, Anna Scherer is the nominee in Foreign Language. She participates in debate, Earth Club, Amigos Club and National Honor Society.

The son of Russell and Kimberly Call, Layton Call is the nominee in Business and Marketing. He is president of the Future Business Leaders of America, senior class president and participates in football, choir, band and soccer.

The son of Richard and Cheryl Jenkinson, Adam Jenkinson is the nominee in General Scholarship. He was the GCHS 2013 Student of the Year and participates in band, cross country, basketball, baseball and drama.

The daughter of Ron Irvin and Mary Walker-Irvin, Deanna Irvin is the nominee in Science. She was also GCHS 2013 Student of the Year and is involved in H.O.P.E. Club, band, tennis, drama, debate and the Devils’ Advocate.

The son of Maralee Francis, Jacob Francis is the nominee in Trade and Technology. He was a captain of the football and wrestling teams, and participates in track, drama, Science Olympiad and student government.

The daughter of Miguel and Carrie Valdes, Jessica Valdes is the nominee in Social Science. She is an intern at the Grand County Council office, serves on the advisory committee for the Utah Humanities Council and is a member of National Honor Society.

The son of Ray and Annalee Andrew, Joseph Andrew is the nominee in Math. He is involved in track, Future Business Leaders of America, drama, cross country and Boy Scouts.

The daughter of Hannah Trivette, Sarah Stalpes is the nominee in Family and Consumer Sciences. She participates in Upward Bound, cheer and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and is a member of National Honor Society.

The daughter of Robert and Celeste Farnsworth, Becca Farnsworth is the nominee in English. She is involved in debate, drama, the Devils’ Advocate and student government.

The son of Corbie Shumway and Sarah Henderson, Brendon Henderson is the nominee in Speech and Drama. He participates in the Devils’ Advocate, drama, debate and serves as student body president.

The daughter of Tracy James, Mercedes James is the nominee in Music. She participates in Upward Bound, band, cross country, soccer, basketball and track.

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