Kanab High School (KHS) was represented by nine exceptional students in the Southwest Region Sterling Scholar competition on April 4. This prestigious competition provides an opportunity to win scholarships through a rigorous portfolio creation and interview process in 16 different categories.

The following KHS students competed in the following areas: Alix Nokes, Speech & Drama; Emilie Oblad, Computer Technology; Ally Haycock, Mathematics; Morgan Stewart, Business & Marketing; Jamie Keller, General Scholarship; Nellie Bowman, World Languages; Lance Little, Skilled & Technical Sciences; Dylan Bistline, Science; and Dustin Bistline, Visual Arts.

While most high school competitions are divided by school size, Sterling Scholar is divided by geographic area. KHS students competed against schools from Washington, Iron, Beaver, Garfield and Kane Counties. Kanab High School brought home five coveted awards within the tough field of competitors. Nellie Bowman and Jamie Keller were both the winners of their categories. Lance Little, Morgan Stewart and Dylan Bistline were runners-up in their categories. These students received numerous scholarships and monetary awards for their college education.

Superintendent Ben Dalton said, “I have never seen so many students from a rural school place in the Sterling Scholar program,” and was impressed with the caliber of academic, leadership and service skills these students possess. Congratulation KHS Sterling Scholars!