Layton High School
2022-2023 Sterling Scholar Winners
Layton High School, Davis School District
Addison Southam, Science
Allie Gordon, Skilled & Technical Science
Kara Jenkins, English
Sydney Bateman, Visual Arts
Beckett Adams, World Languages
Elaine Hess, Instrumental Music
Ella Whitesides, Social Sciences
Sky (Jaxon) Batchelor, Computer Technology
Cristela Cohen, Mathematics
Emily Ormsby, Family and Consumer Sciences
Courtney Stringham, Dance
Rebecca Shaw, Vocal Performance
Miles Robertson, Speech/Theatre Arts/Forensics
Jaymie McCauley, Business and Marketing
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Sterling Scholars Application 2022-2023 (PDF)
Sterling Scholars Application 2022-2023 (WORD)
Sterling Scholars Category Descriptions
Category Specifics Listings
Sterling Scholars Categories and Requirements Checklist (recommended only)
Interview Sample Questions
Portfolio Information and Portfolio Samples
2022-23 Sterling Scholar Release Form
2022-23 Sterling Scholar Official Handbook
2022-23 Sterling Scholar Important Information and Schedule
Applications are due November 4th. You may apply in a maximum of 2 categories. You must be able to attend the interviews and Ceremony. If you cannot commit to these dates, you should not apply. You ONLY need to fill out the attached application for this first stage. Portfolios will not need to be made until after winning representatives from Layton High have been selected. Finally, thank you for your interest and (in advance) your application.
WASATCH FRONT SCHEDULE
Friday, November 4, 2022 – Deadline for applications (must include unofficial transcripts – printed from MyDSD) for Layton High consideration. (No portfolios yet!)
Week of November 7th – 11th, 2022– Interviews at LHS. Exact schedule TBD.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – LHS Winners announced.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – LHS Winners Lunch Meeting in Room 284, Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 – Request for Recommendation Letters Due (This is sometimes the most difficult item for scholars to collect. This is a due date for asking teachers/coaches/leaders to provide a recommendation letter. The letters are not due on this date, just the request for them. The letters are a required part of your portfolio and are ultimately due on the portfolio completion deadline.)
Friday, December 2, 2022 – LHS Deadline for electronic submission of the “Release Form” to be submitted electronically.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – Professional Photos in the Commons, 6:30 am
Friday, December 16, 2022 – Deadline for preliminary portfolios uploaded and ready for editing. You MUST have these done by this date so Mrs. Billings & Mrs. Jones have time to edit and review them with you. Semi-Finalists this year will be picked SOLEY from your portfolios (no interviews), therefore, it is imperative that you don’t miss this deadline! Semi-finalists will then interview to determine the Finalists. The Finalists will interview to determine the Winners and Runners-up.
Friday, December 30, 2022 – Final Deadline for electronic submission of “Parent/Student Declaration” forms to be submitted electronically. Also, deadline for uploading of individual and school group photograph (with student names) to the Sterling Scholar Website (www.sterlingscholar.org). Layton HS will upload the professional photos** for you.
Friday, January 13, 2023 @ Midnight – Deadline for submission of all electronic portfolios to the Sterling Scholar website. All access to portfolios will be closed at midnight and will not reopen. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Friday, January 27, 2023 – Special Sterling Scholar section published in the Deseret News and on the Sterling Scholar website (www.sterlingscholar.com).
Friday February 3, 2023 – Semi-finalists will be announced by email to school coordinators by way of the semi-final interview schedule.
Thursday February 9, 2023 – Semi-final judging, North Area held at Weber HS; Central Area held at Murray HS; South Area held at Lone Peak HS.
Monday, February 13, 2023 – 168 Finalists will be announced by email to school coordinators by way of the Finals interview schedule.
Thursday February 23, 2023 – Final judging/interviews for all 168 finalists will be held at Hillcrest High School
Thursday March 23, 2023 – 63rd Annual Deseret News – KSL Broadcast Group Sterling Scholar Awards Ceremony. Location TBD.