Bingham High School Sterling Scholars

A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for his or her pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.  A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on his or her work in a specific category and during the later stages of the competition is interviewed by judges in the category’s field.  Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, regional, and state levels.  During the awards ceremony at the school and state level the finalists are announced.

It is time once again to choose Bingham’s Sterling Scholars.  Seniors—official application forms are now available online.   Seniors may apply to be a Sterling Scholar in any of 14 categories (one application per category). Winners will be announced at the Sterling Scholar Assembly which will be held on Tuesday December 6.   Finalists will go on to participate in the state Sterling Scholar competition in February.  

 

Click here for the application

 

All applications need to be returned to Mr. Barton on, or before, Tuesday October 4th by 2:30.  If you have any questions about the Sterling Scholar competition, please see Mr. Barton

 

Categories include:

English; Mathematics; Social Sciences; Science; World Languages; Computer Technology; Skilled and Technical Sciences Education; Family and Consumer Science; Business and Marketing Education: Speech, Theater and Forensics; Vocal Performance; Visual Arts; Instrumental Music; Dance

 

It is important to remember that all Bingham finalists are judged at the state using the following formula: 50% is calculated by their scholastic ability (general academic achievement as well as a more specific analysis of their academic achievements in her or his category), 25% of her or his score is determined by their leadership, and the remaining 25% for her or his citizenship and service to her or his school and community.  
 
2017 Timeline will be as follows: 
Sept 13 -Application forms are available to students online (below) or in SS206
Oct   04 -Application turned in to Mr. Barton--attach a report of your first quarter senior year classes (not an official transcript)
Nov  03 -Semi-Finalists posted at noon (online and SS206)
Nov  15 -Orientation meeting for all finalists at 7 AM in Mr Barton's room, SS206
Dec  06 -Sterling Scholar Assembly--Winners announced to participants and student body 
Dec  13 -Orientation for all School Sterling Scholar winners at 7:00 AM in Mr Barton's room, SS206