The 43rd Annual Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar Competition took place April 1, 2021, at Southern Utah University. The Sterling Scholar program was created as a way to recognize outstanding senior students. One hundred and ninety-two students from nineteen high schools in Southern Utah competed in 15 categories: Agricultural Science, Business & Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family & Consumer Science, General Scholarship, Mathematics, Music, Science, Skill & Technical Science, Social Science, Speech & Drama, Visual Arts, and World Languages.
Each of the 192 finalists was interviewed by judges and given time to explain their personal achievements and awards compiled in their digital portfolios. The winners were chosen based on their experience and skills in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. A winner and two runners-up in each of the categories were chosen. These deserving scholars received a Sterling Scholar pin or charm along with a scholarship. Finalists from each high school also received a Sterling Scholar Certificate. The three judges in each category come from local communities, Dixie State University, and Southern Utah University.
Congratulations to the 11 Iron County School District students who placed as runners-up or winners in 10 of the 15 categories:
Caleb Nelson, CHS, Winner, Business & Marketing
Ian Jensen, CVHS, Runner-up, Computer Technology
Kailey Gilbert, CHS, Runner-up, English
Delaney Miller, CVHS, Winner, Family & Consumer Science
Max Workman, CHS, Winner, General Scholarship
Avery Brown, CVHS, Runner-up, General Scholarship
Grace Engst, CHS, Runner-up, Mathematics
Trevor Sanders, CVHS, Runner-up, Music
Matthew Monson, CHS, Runner-up, Science
Amelia Gatherum, CVHS, Winner, Speech & Drama
Cameron Shakespear, CVHS, Runner-up, World Languages
Congratulations to all of our outstanding ICSD Sterling Scholars who represented their high schools and our school district well.