Friday, May 8, 2015

Students that earned Enhanced Diploma Awards in all 5 areas!

Earning an Enhanced Diploma is an achievement for which any student can be proud.  Enhanced diplomas are earned in five different areas: Academic, Service, Departmental, Activity, and Attendance. Each area requires consistent effort and dedication for a period of three years.  The following students have earned Enhanced Diploma awards in not just one area but all five areas.

Jack Markham  (spotlighted in the February Howler) possibly playing professional baseball and getting a degree to become a Psychologist.

Jeff Arens maintains a 3.8 GPA and has been on the honor roll every quarter in high school.  He earned the Academic Enhancement diploma by successfully completing numerous rigorous courses in core subject areas such as AP Calculus and AP Language and Composition.  Evidence of effective time management for Jeff is his ability to juggle academic work with extracurricular activities.  Jeff is a two sport athlete.  He has been on the basketball and baseball teams at Riverton High and has lettered in these sports.  He enjoys playing guitar and piano and serving others.  His future plans include going on a mission for the LDS church, attending Utah Valley University on a baseball scholarship,

Sierra Spencer is a 4.0 GPA student.  She has completed fourteen honors and advanced placement classes here at Riverton High.  She has received a scholarship to BYU and is exploring careers in math or science. Sierra has been involved in the Interact Club, Red Cross Club, National Honor Society, MESA Club, Spanish Club, and the Science Olympiad. She is the vice-president of the Science Olympiad.  She won first place in the state MESA competition where she earned a gold medal.  She has been involved in service through herchurch and community by serving in the Soup Kitchen and Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Her hobbies include playing the piano, reading, water and snow skiing.

Caitlin Stock has been involved in many activities at Riverton High and has been highly successful both academically and socially.  She maintains a 3.9 GPA while being enrolled in mostly honors and advanced placement courses.  She has been on the honor roll every quarter of high school, has received an academic letter and was named the ELKS Foundation most valuable student.  She is a member of National Honor Society, and several other clubs: Symphonic Orchestra, Bell Choir, Red Cross Club, and FCCLA.  She has served as a chapter and state officer for the FCCLA.   She plays piano and harp and says “she loves to go on adventures with her friends.”  She has served church and community in many ways. She is part of the No Kid Hungry hunger relief program and Lead 2 Feed disaster relief program. She has been award a full-tuition Leadership Scholarship to Salt Lake Community College where she will finish her general education requirements then she will transfer to the University of Utah to major in Political Science.  Her goal is to be a Foreign Service Officer.  She loves to travel and plans on participating in a study-abroad program in Israel.

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