Carbon prepares Sterling Scholars for competition

“Students come from every region in Utah, bringing their skills, talents and academic acumen to the Sterling Scholar Awards in search of recognition and college money.

This statewide academic competition features the following categories: Agriculture Science, Business and Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, World Languages, General Scholarship, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science, Speech and Drama, Skilled and Technical Science Education and Visual Arts.

Each of the finalists are judged on personal achievements and awards compiled in their portfolios as well as their interviews with the judges. The finalists are judged on scholarship, leadership and citizenship.” (from Sterling Scholars: Here are Utah’s 2022 semifinalists; By Deseret News)

The interview process is what volunteers Sheriff Jeff Wood, teacher Adam Cunningham, sophomore counselor Brandi Stamatakis, and librarian Heather Baker used March 22nd for. As the scholars will be traveling to Monticello High School next week for the Southeast Region Competition, the volunteers gave them one more opportunity to practice their interviewing skills. This was the 5th round of mock interviews for the scholars, and the interviewers wanted to model this round as close to the actual interview as possible.

They began by asking the scholar to introduce themselves, after which they began to inquire about the project/portfolio. Students were asked such questions as what type(s) of community service s/he was involved in, how they perceived their ability to utilize the subject of their Sterling Scholar category in the future, how they go about balancing school, social life, community service and personal life, and what unique student experiences may impact their Scholar experience.

Throughout the interview process, the interviewers took notes to give to the candidates at a later time for one last preparatory push before the actual interviews next week. We wish all of our outstanding Sterling Scholars, “Good luck!”