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Merit Academy names its Sterling Scholars

Apr 06, 2017 08:10AM
By Kati Evans

Merit Academy is pleased to introduce its Sterling Scholars:

Ashlyn Rich: Dance. Plans to serve an LDS mission then attend college and focus on dance education.

Alan Bird: Mathematics. Plans to attend the University of Utah and pursue a mathematics degree and serve an LDS mission.

Emilie Wright: English. Plans to serve an LDS mission then attend Utah Valley University majoring in secondary education.

Sophia Ortiz: Vocal. Plans to attend UVU in the fall.

Ronnie Gordon: Art: Plans to attend UVU's criminal justice program.

Sam Zander: Computer Tech. Plans to attend college where he will focus on finishing his degree.

Aaron Clay: World Languages. Plans to serve an LDS mission, then attend BYU.

Jared Gaskill: Theater. Plans to serve an LDS Mission, then attend BYU in pre-med.

Dallin Bunker: Science. Plans to serve an LDS mission in Cincinnati, Ohio, then attend college.

Amelia Killpack: Social Science. Plans on attending UVU, focusing on a history degree.

Linda Buts: Family and Consumer Science. Plans to attend UVU, then serve an LDS mission.

Kelsey Anderton: Instrumental Music. Plans on attending college and majoring in either music therapy or music education.

The Sterling Scholar Award focuses on students' outstanding academic achievements. Kelsey Anderson said, “I gained the confidence I need to go to college and pursue the degree that I am interested in through working on achieving the Sterling Scholar (award).”