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Sterling Scholar applications are now available!

The purpose of the STERLING SCHOLAR AWARDS, sponsored by Deseret Morning News and KSL Television, is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship of high school seniors in Utah public high schools. It is a great honor to be chosen to represent Timpview High School as a Sterling Scholar.

Who is eligible? The Sterling Scholar Awards are open to Utah public high school seniors who will be graduating with their class in May 2024. Each high school may nominate one student in each of the 14 categories. The categories are Business and Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, Social Science, Speech/Theater, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and World Language.

How does the application and selection process work? Sterling Scholar applications will be available on the school website beginning Monday, September 11. Sterling Scholar applications will be due on Friday, October 6, by 3:00 p.m.

Timpview Sterling Scholars will be selected by departments based on the school application and an interview. Applicants must contact the department/category heads to schedule an interview (listed below).  Sterling Scholar Candidates will be judged on the following with equal weight (20%): General Scholarship, Category Scholarship, Leadership, Community Service/Citizenship, and Interview. Interviews will be held the week of October 9. Sterling Scholar winners and alternates will be announced Tuesday, October 17, at a 2:20 meeting in Mrs. Van Orden’s room.

What can I expect if I’m chosen? As a Timpview Sterling Scholar, you will be expected to create a Sterling Scholar portfolio that will showcase your scholarship, leadership, and service. The Sterling Scholar committee will release deadlines and interview schedules in late fall. Timpview Sterling Scholar meetings and deadlines will also be released after candidates are chosen. All meetings are mandatory and all deadlines are absolute. Mrs. Van Orden is the Sterling Scholar coordinator for Timpview High School and will support you through the entire process.

For more information about the Sterling Scholar application or process, please contact Mrs. Van Orden in U26 or at

  • Category/Department Heads (contact to set up an interview)
  • Business and Marketing Cynthia Carter
  • Computer Technology Cynthis Carter 
  • Dance Tera Taylor
  • English David Sutherland
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Virginia Nicholson
  • Instrumental Music Marcel Bowman
  • Mathematics Terri Taylor 
  • Science Denise Abbott
  • Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Cameron Whatcott
  • Social Science Jeff Ward
  • Speech/Theater Michael Avila
  • Vocal Music Russell Oliphant
  • Visual Arts Josie Jelte
  • World Language Kristin Holbrook

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