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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.  


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


Please click the link to the right for Bingham's list of nominees


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.  


All applications need to be returned to Mr. Barton on, or before, Wednesday October 7th by 2:45.  If you have any questions about the Sterling Scholar competition, please contact Mr. Barton 

2020 Timeline will be as follows: 
Sept 08 -Application forms are available to students online (below) or in SS206
Oct   07 -Application turned in to Mr. Barton--attach a report of your first quarter senior year classes along with your unofficial transcript (not an official transcript)
Oct   30 -Semi-Finalists posted at noon (online and SS206)
Nov  10 -SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION--STAY TUNED, but for now, plan on: Orientation meeting for all finalists at 7 AM in Mr Barton's room, SS206
Dec  03 -SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION--Sterling Scholar Assembly--Winners announced to participants and student body 
Dec  09 -Orientation for all School Sterling Scholar winners at 7:00 AM in Mr Barton's room, SS206
Sterling Scholar Finalists will need to 
Jan 22 -Complete Sterling Scholar Portfolio
Feb      -Regional Interviews (by invitation)