Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 19, 2005
A habit of achievement

Grantsville Sterling Scholars excel 

Magarin (Garin) Hobson

Magarin (Garin) Hobson

Speech/Drama

Magarin (Garin) Hobson

Parents: Barry and Marnae Hobson

Future plans: Garin plans to attend BYU on an acting scholarship after serving a mission.

Scholastic/community achievements: salutatorian of the Class of 2005, 3.9+ GPA, student body vice president, Eagle Scout.

Theatre/film background: plays young Alvin Smith in the upcoming motion picture, “Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration,” scheduled to premier in the Legacy Theater this December. Has been cast as principal roles in Grantsville High’s last eight plays including: Vincent Crummles in Nicholas Nickleby, Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical, Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and perhaps his most well-known performance — the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance. You will see him as Dewhurst in GHS’s upcoming production of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Leonard in the Disney Channel’s Life is Ruff.

Karleen Watson

Karleen Watson

Family & Consumer Science

Karleen Watson

Parents: Joan and Arnie Watson.

College plans: Karleen plans on enrolling for fall semester at Southern Utah University where she will be majoring in accounting.

Scholastic achievements: Karleen has been involved in many school groups. She was the Copy Editor of the school yearbook this year as well as the President of FCCLA.

Community involvement: In the community, Karleen has had also made a difference by scanning Old Folk Sociable pictures to be put onto a CD. She has earned her Young Woman’s Medallion.

Interesting facts: She feels her biggest accomplishment, however — individually as well as a team — is taking state in tennis at second singles. Besides her mom, her hero is Don Wayne Nelson and she looks forward to her future endeavors.

Colin Watson

Colin Watson

Computer Technology

Colin Watson

Parents: Arnie and Joan Watson

College Plans: Colin plans to attend Southern Utah University to study Computer Science

Career Plans: Start a computer repair business in Grantsville

Achievements in computer technology: Colin was also region Sterling Scholar runner up; he has taken several computer classes that have helped him get two very good jobs, one with Microsoft and another with Tooele County; as a member of the FBLA he placed in several events at competitions; he was accepted as Grantsville High’s Intern to work with the Tooele county school district IT Dept. He is also the self appointed GHS Webmaster and is training the next webmaster. Sports: baseball; cross country

Katrine Casey Cox

Katrine Casey Cox

Science

Katrine Casey Cox

Parents: Seth and Tamra Cox.

College plans: Casey plans to attend Utah State University in the fall and major in Public Health: Epidemiology.

Passion for science: GHS Science Club member; placed, along with friend Amanda Mair, at the State Science Olympiad Competition at Weber State University — second in the “Disease Detective” contest and third in the “Forensics” competition; participated in the first Science Fair held at the High School. Academic achievements: Presidential Scholarship; undergraduate research fellowship; National Honor Society; mayor of the Grantsville Youth City Council; Mock Trial team; girl’s soccer.

Community involvement: Young Womanhood Recognition award; Utah 4-H; state 4-H Ambassador; service chairman of Tooele County 4-H Teen Council; fourth in the National Turkey Barbeque Contest.

Jennifer Leo

Jennifer Leo

Business & Marketing

Jennifer Leo

Parents: Edward and Eliza Leo

College plans: attending the University of Utah in the fall.

Academic achievements: recently obtained associates degree through Utah State; soccer team; prom committee; prom attendant; honor roll; pre- School teacher at the high school preschool; internship at Tooele Valley Justice Court.

Business background: has grown up working in a family owned restaurant, Sun Lok Yuen; has not only taken several high school and college business classes, but also helps run one; Future Business Leaders of America member and chapter officer.

 

Nikki Thompson

Nikki Thompson

General

Nikki Thompson

Parents: Kip and Lanise Thompson

College plans: expects to attend Utah State in the Fall

Accomplishments: Academic All-State for Cross Country; member of National Honor Society, which requires a high academic record and service hours; helped build playground equipment for the Grantsville Head start through the honors society; editor for the Grantville Yearbook this year and last. Community involvement: This is her third year as a member of the Grantsville Youth City Council. They are currently working on our end-of-the-year water carnival for elementary and middle school students.

She has also participated in Global Village, a Habitat for Humanity program allowing people to travel around the world to help build houses, schools, or other buildings. She went to New Zealand and helped build a house.

Ruth Bensen

Ruth Bensen

Mathematics

Ruth Bensen

Parents: Fred and Myri Bensen

Achievements in mathematics: While Ruth has participated in many activities, three of her most meaningful achievements academically are passing the Advanced Placement Calculus test, participating in the State Math competition for the past four years and achieving a 30 on the ACT exam.

Academic/Community involvement: Ruth has enjoyed working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past two summers. Her church means a lot to her and she has had many leadership responsibilities in her church during the past four years. For the past two years she has been a member of the yearbook staff and is currently the Financial Editor. Ruth is also a peer tutor.

Isaac Bottelberghe

Isaac Bottelberghe

Social Science

Isaac Bottelberghe

Parents: Greg and Sharon Bottelberghe

College Plans: Psychology major at Utah State University, then law school

Career plans: Attorney or Psychiatrist

Scholastic achievements: Lead counsel Mock Trial four years, senior partner for two. Been to the State Finals, Semi-finals and quarter finals twice in the Mock Trial competition. Future Business Leaders of America Parliamentary Procedure team, parliamentarian, Academic Decathlon two years, team top scholar, Community involvement: youth court; pending Eagle scout award, youth city counsel, prom committee chairman, blood drive organizer three years, cross country four years, track, soccer, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; youngest manager employed at Soelberg’s in the store’s history; will graduate with almost his freshman year of college completed.

Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Visual Arts

Douglas Wilson

Parents: Jeff and Pauline Wilson

College plans: University of Utah

Career Plans: Graphic Artist

Art worthy accomplishments: Doug has founded and organized the entire Faculty and Student Art Show. In fact, it became known as “The Doug Wilson Art Show.” He has designed multiple logos and advertisements for school clubs and events.

Doug has been in college classes since his sophomore year. He is in the Salt Lake Community College Art Academy. Doug has been on the honor roll since 7th grade, with a GPA of 3.79. Doug is already selling his art work, being paid to design logos and advertisements for businesses and events in Tooele County and Salt Lake County.

Extracurricular Activities: National Honors Society; Vice President for Grantsville High School and Tooele High School Art Clubs; golf team; basketball team; track and field.

Amanda Kaye Mair

Amanda Kaye Mair

English

Amanda Kaye Mair

Parents: Dee and Arlene Mair.

English achievements: honors English student, has taken English 1010 from the Utah State University extension in Tooele; received a 29 in English on the ACT, and a 33 in Reading with a composite score of 26. This year Amanda has been able to work as a teacher’s aide for the eleventh grade English teacher.

Academic/Community involvement: Key Club is a very important aspect of Amanda life, and this year she was able to serve as Lieutenant Governor for the Utah-Idaho District of Key-Club International.

Other leadership positions include Science Club President, and Council Member on the Youth City Council. She is also HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Chapter Secretary at the Jordan Applied Technology Center where she is taking concurrent enrollment Pharmacy Technician class.

Derrek Long

Derrek Long

Trade and Technology

Derrek Long

Parents: David and Marlene Long

College plans: admitted to University of Wyoming, Utah State University, University of Utah. Also, given partial tuition waiver at the University of Utah for achievements.

Trades: Accomplished in the agricultural sciences, particularly swine. He has been raising hogs for four years and participating in the County Stock Shows. At the stock show he has won numerous awards such as last year’s 2nd place in showmanship. For two years Derrek has been ambitiously breeding his own sow and raised two litters of excellent stature for the stock shows. His last litter will be in this year’s stock show.

Derrek is also a great wood worker. He made a portable picnic table out of only one 4’ x 8’ piece of plywood which he received a blue ribbon at the county fair. His Oak Mantle Clock also received a blue ribbon at the county fair. Academic achievements: in top 10% of his class; maintained a 3.7 GPA throughout high school while taking Concurrent Enrollment courses; will graduate with over 30 credits toward college.

Extracurricular activities: soccer team; cross-country team; Future Business Leaders of America — placed first in Business Procedures and 4th in International Business, at regional competitions.

Tycen Lear

Tycen Lear

Music

Tycen Lear

Parents: James and Marilyn Lear

Three accomplishments in music: First, Head Drum Major for the Cowboy Marching Band. Second, involvement in numerous musical productions, including lead roles — the Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance, Judge Thatcher in Tom Sawyer, and Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie. Third, involved in many musical groups, including: Show Choir, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Drumline, Marching Band, a 5 part a ccapella group, a rock band, a family rock band, and various other church and community groups.

Personal note: “I especially want to thank my Mom and Dad for their continual support, and the love for music that they have taught to me. I also want to thank all of the great music teachers that I have had: Mike Drozdo, Betta Nash, Matt Price, Christina Ashby, and Charles Dye. I would not have made it this far without you!”

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