Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sterling Scholar

Last night we attended the Sterling Scholar Awards at Cottonwood High School where Hillary was one of 15 finalists in the Family & Consumer Science category. It was a huge deal and I was AMAZED at the calibre of students involved. I felt like I was at the Nobel Peace Prize event when winners were decided by whether they received a 35 or perfect score of 36 on their ACT, whether they were ranked 1st or 2nd in their graduating class or whether they participated in or organized numerous service, leadership and scholarly applications within their category. We have amazing kids doing incredible things in Utah!

Hillary didn't win but we were so proud she was a finalist and had the experience and opportunity to associate with others just as wonderful as she is. Woods Cross High School had an admirable showing -- 9 finalists within the 13 categories. Unfortunately Woods Cross came up short this year and didn't win any of the categories but they had the most representatives of all 54 schools involved.
Hillary's good friend Kayley was a finalist in the Speech & Debate category and they enjoyed the journey together.

7 comments:

Courtnie said...

What a great honor!

Shauna Rae said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO HILLARY!!! What an awesome experience!!!!! You kids these days are way, way, way beyond where I was at your age! I like your outfit too!!! :)

Karen said...

Hilley and Kayley are both HUGE winners in my book. They are so beautiful, kind, smart, spiritual, fun, athletic, musical, friendly, dedicated and amazing. The world needs more young women just like these two!

Karen said...

I did mean to type "Hillary" but I kind of like the nickname "Hilley!" :)

Jennifer said...

I agree with Karen. They are really incredible girls and such great examples to the young women. We'll miss them!

carin davis said...

Can I ditto the previous comments...they are so far beyond where I was at their age! They are amazingly talented and hard working! CONGRATULATIONS HILLARY!

Mrs. Organic said...

What an amazing accomplishment - congratulations Hillary!