JHS students will compete at Sterling Scholar competition on Tuesday March 21st in Richfield
Juab High School has 10 students competing in the Central Utah Sterling Scholar competition on March 21 at Richfield High School at 7:00 p.m. The candidates representing the school are:
Brooklyn Blackett - Dance
At the young age of three Brooklyn began dancing at a local dance shoppe and progressed from there. Brooklyn has been competitively dancing for seven years now and has been a member of the JHS ProVita for the past three years. She has excelled in her dancing career by performing at venues such as Real Salt Lake, Stadium of Fire, and numerous collegiate stadiums. Brooklyn has shown exceptional dance skill as she has participated in the BDT top corp and the UHSAA All-State competition. Brooklyn currently works at Lisa's Dance Shoppe as a teaching assistant and is an intern at the Juab School District office. She is also currently volunteering at Red Cliffs Elementary in the Reading program. Brooklyn has worked hard to maintain a 3.9 cumulative GPA and is a member of the 3A Academic All-State team. Brooklyn is the daughter of Justin and Josalyn Blackett of Nephi.
Olivia Durbin - Science
Olivia has been a part of the science program at Juab High School. She has completed experiments in her Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes. She has volunteered at Juab Jr. High's Summer Science Camp. She has volunteered as a judge at Red Cliffs Elementary Science Fair. She was a volunteer at the blood drive at her school. She has taught a second grade class about simple machines and force. She lead a group of high school students in helping the second grade class make gliders and measure the distance their gliders travelled. Olivia is the daughter of Cris and Emily Durbin of Nephi.
Carson Loveless - Agricultural Science
Carson has been a part of many agricultural activities at Juab High School. He has taken many of the agricultural classes provided at the school including Animal Science, Agricultural Systems and Technology I and II, and Agricultural Leadership. He has been in the FFA organization for four years. He has competed on many FFA teams and has been on two state winning teams: Agricultural Issues and Agronomy. He has competed at a national level in Indianapolis, Indiana and placed Silver as a team. He has served in leadership positions in his chapter as the treasurer and as an activity chairman. He has helped at the Juab County Fair with activities and judging. Carson is the son of Todd and Cherylee Loveless of Nephi.
Maverick Pexton - Social Science
Maverick has served in Student Government for three years. He is currently the Student Body Secretary at Juab High School. He has been President of TARS (Teenage Republicans) for three years, and has assisted Representative Mia Love and Governor Gary Herbert on their re-election campaigns. Maverick was chosen to visit Washington D.C. with a student group to learn about our nation's rich history. He also attended the Senate Youth Program where he competed against students from across the state using knowledge of our government and issues of the current day. He has served on the Hope Squad and is currently President. Maverick serves on the Community Jump Coalition promoting suicide awareness. Daily he impacts his school and community for the better. Maverick is the son of Troy and Michelle Pexton of Nephi.
Cody Robinson - General Scholarship
Ever since childhood, Cody has been a learner. As of today he has excelled in education through his honors classes, college courses, and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 4.0. He has been involved in many groups including 4-H, National Honors Society, Math Club, Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Cross Country. He has had an opportunity to be a leader through various scouting positions, church callings, and school. Cody has been an asset for his community and hopes to provide even more for it in the future. Cody is the son of Andrew and Celeste Robinson of Levan.
Mary Simons - Music
Mary Simons is currently a piano teacher to 14 students in her community. She is a member of Juab High School concert choir and madrigal choir and is choir president and assistant accompanist. She is currently employed as an accompanist for Juab Junior High School choirs, in addition to accompanying various groups and individuals on over 30 different numbers in the last 4 years. She was selected to participate in All State Choir in 2016. She was the music director for the community children's theater camp. She enjoys playing musical numbers for her church and local rest homes. She has received superior ratings in piano solo and piano ensemble festivals 5 consecutive years, and was selected to play in the honors recital of Encore's Senior Solo Festival. Mary is the daughter of Mark and Joyce Simons of Nephi.
Hunter Steele - Speech & Drama
Hunter has been intensely involved in the speech and drama department at Juab High. The combination of his natural talent and hard work has resulted in tremendous success both locally and nationally. Hunter has competed in over twenty speech and debate tournaments and has proven himself to be one of the top speakers in the state. He has used his talent and passion for speech to represent Utah on a national level. Hunter was selected as one of fifty students worldwide to attend the Four Star Leadership Camp in Oklahoma. He represented well, bringing home first place in the Ethic's Bowl competition and third place in the persuasive speech competition. He has also been involved with the drama department and recently played a role in the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Hunter has a passion for speech and drama and believes that speech has the power to change the world for the better. Hunter is the son of Randy and Amie Steele of Nephi.
Savannah Thomas - Foreign Language
Savannah's interest in foreign language started her freshman year. She has taken Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 and campaigned for further Spanish education to be added to the curriculum at Juab High School. She is currently a math tutor for a Spanish-speaking student in the 7th grade. She is also a teacher's assistant for the high school's Spanish teacher. Her duties as a teacher's assistant include grading papers and helping the students understand the subject material. Savannah would like to pursue a career in the medical field. She has a great desire to have the ability to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients so that, through her, they may receive greater understanding and a better experience in the healthcare system. She has worked hard to become more fluent in Spanish while also participating in numerous extracurricular activities such as drill team, internships, and concurrent enrollment courses for college credit. Savannah is the daughter of Rust and Barbara Finlinson of Nephi, and Brandon and Wendy Thomas of St. George.
Karlin Winter - Business & Marketing
Karlin has been a part of the Mt. Nebo FFA Marketing Plan team for three years. He has developed marketing plans for the Intermountain Genetic Alliance Bull Sale and Azomite. He is also helping 4-Mile Hunting Club with a marketing strategy. These plans and strategies will help the business continue to grow and improve. He competed at State FFA Contest for two years and placed second and third with the IGA's and Azomite's marketing plan. He also teaches elementary school students about the marketing of a business. Karlin also owns his own business raising and selling dogs and lambs. He has achieved many successes within his own business. Karlin is the son of Steve and Shauna Winter of Nephi.
Rylie Wright - Trade & Technical Education
Rylie loves technology. While completing a log bed and cedar chest in his Furniture and Design class, he excelled in using the CNC machine and won Best in Show with the cedar chest he created. Rylie enjoys welding and has used his talent on the family farm. His skills range from designing and welding livestock feeders and rewiring trailer lights to making metal art. In May 2016, he won the Senior Agriculture Mechanic Award in his FFA Chapter and later that year he organized a welding service project for the Sanpete County Jr. Livestock Association. He is currently helping his Engineering/Welding teacher to assemble the new Plasma table at his high school. Rylie enjoys turning his ideas into reality and loves to be challenged. Rylie is the son of Kevin and Natalie Wright of Fountain Green.