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.