2009 Carbon High Sterling Scholar winners
Calumn Samuelson - The winner of the general category is an athletic, energetic, and very ambitious senior at his high school. He is in involved in many organizations such as Renaissance, FCCLA, and PEAK; and is the Vice President of the National Honors Society and president of FBLA.
He holds many positions of leadership such as: drum line captain, FBLA state officer, and church music leader.
This young man has participated in numerous service projects in the past four years and is currently enrolled in A.P. English and A.P. Calculus. He has taken many concurrent enrollment classes and has been ranked among the top ten students in his class for the past four years. He is actively involved in athletics and enjoys riding his Rip stick, watching "The Office", playing sports, eating banana splits, and most of all, creating musical fusion. Some of his greatest goals in life include dunking a basketball, tying a cherry stem in a knot with his tongue, and competing as a contestant on Ninja Warrior in Japan. The son of Marcy and Dan Samuelson, please welcome, from Carbon High School, Calumn Samuelson.
Faith Martinez - This winner has shown exemplary work in her field of study, science. She has participated in three science fairs. In all three, she won at district and regional levels. In the 2008 science fair, this winner was chosen as an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist in Atlanta, Georgia. The winner has been to two science camps including: Nature High in Ephraim Canyon, where she studied the environment for one week; she also attended the highly praised National Youth Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas.
Her advanced placement classes include Biology, Literature & Composition, Language & Composition, and Calculus. While taking A.P. classes, she has completed college level courses, currently coming close to 30 credit hours of work, which will be completed by the end of the current school year. She wanticipates traveling to Reno, Nevada to compete once again at ISEF 2009. With her current science fair project, she is working with the Utah Geological Survey and will have her work published with them as well. From Carbon High School, the granddaughter of Pat and Carol Sue Martinez and the daughter of Shaunna Nichols, the winner is Faith Martinez.
Jordan Tatton - The winner of the foreign language category is an outgoing, energetic, and compassionate member of the community and in the high school.
He has been involved in many sports including, cross country, track and field, basketball, and the football team.
He is the current president of the Spanish and Foreign Language Club at his high school, a member of FCCLA, a member of PEAK and a member of his chapter of the National Honors Society.
He has participated in numerous community service projects, including Coins for Kids, Sub for Santa, and raised money for the national feed the children foundation. He enjoys running, basketball, and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. Some of his greatest goals in life include making Academic All State as a three sport athlete, going on to college and receiving his Bachelor's Degree and become a supportive part of the community. From Carbon High School, The son of John and Carryl Tatton, please welcome Jordan Tatton.
Josh Erramouspe - The winner of the technology sterling scholar category has participated in National Honor Society for three years and is the president of the club this year.
This young man is also involved with the F.B.L.A. club and holds a job as an electrical engineering intern at Intermountain Electronics. The winner has also been recognized as an Academic All-State team member in golf and has been a member of the golf team for four years.
This individual is an active member in his community and was the president of his ninth grade class.
The winner has created a web page for a local elementary school and has been an executive member of the Carbon County Youth Commission for two years. The winner has taken all of the upper level technology classes offered at his school and has earned honors in each of them.
The winner is, from Carbon High School, the son of Bambi and Steven Erramouspe, Josh Erramouspe.
Katie Palmer - This music winner has participated in Solo and Ensemble for two years competing in flute, piano, and voice events.
The winner also won first place solo at piano festival.
She is a participant of the Carbon High girl's choir; a cappella choir, and vocal jazz. She has participated in pep band, symphonic band, jazz band, and the College Of Eastern Utah Wind Symphony.
She enjoys doing many community services including the Relay for Life Variety show.
She has arranged and composed her own music for voice and piano and hopes to one day have composing as part of her career.
The winner has been a member the Chemistry Club and Cross Country team, and is now an active member of FCCLA.
She finds enjoyment teaching piano, hiking, badminton, and eating chocolate.
From Carbon High School, the winner is Katie Palmer, daughter of William and Diana Palmer.
Kaylee Hughes - The family and consumer science winner has participated in FCCLA 9th, 11th, and 12th grade, and has taken courses in Adult Roles, Nutrition I and II, and Pro-Start. The winner passed the Language and composition AP test and is enrolled in a college class. The winner attended and received a silver medal in the STAR event program at state level in 2008, and participated in STAR events in 2009.
The winner is involved in a Job shadow class in which she observes and works with 6th grades, and is also an assistant dance teacher where she critiques and helps the younger students.
The winner has volunteered with many national, community and school projects including: Toys for tots, Feed the Children, Festival of Tree's, and local Elementary school activities such as spook alleys and Parent Teacher conferences. She is also Vice President of Public Relations for FCCLA, Historian for Nation Honor Society and Secretary for the Renaissance club, as well as past historian for her Drill team. From Carbon High school, the daughter of Mike and Wendy Hughes, Kaylee Hughes.
Kimberly Lloyd - The business winner has participated in FBLA for four years and has held various leadership positions each year. These positions include: vice president, historian, and secretary.
The winner took 1St in a competitive event at an FBLA conference and competed at nationals in Chicago, IL. She also attended this years nationals held in Atlanta, GA.
This young girl currently holds the position of Eastern Region Vice President for Utah FBLA.
She has been business student of the month numerous times throughout her high school career. Her willingness to serve her community in many community service project, speaks volumes of her character.
Along with many additional accomplishments, she has been on high honor role all throughout high school and is in the top ten of her class. The winner is involved in various other clubs and active in athletics.
From Carbon High School, Kimberly Lloyd is the daughter of Gerald and Jeanette Lloyd.
Lance Deeter - The winner of the social science category is a very involved student athlete. He has been involved in numerous sports throughout his high school career such as football, wrestling, basketball, baseball, and track. He has held a variety of different leadership positions such as a captain of the football team and wrestling team.
Additionally, he was involved in student government. He was the Executive President his freshman year, Junior class President, and Student Body President his senior year. He is a member of National Honors Society, FCCLA, FBLA, PEAK, and Horse Shoe club. Over his high school career, he has participated in several community service events such as Toys for Tots, and helping build a local playground. He hopes to one day be involved in sports medicine for a career. He takes pleasure in playing sports and enjoying the wonderful outdoors, whether it is hunting, fishing, camping, or just hiking for the day. From Carbon High School, the son of Barry and Linda Deeter, Lance Deeter.
Meagan Roach - The winner of the visual arts category is an aspiring young artist, who has always had a passion for visual arts.
This artist's work has not only been exhibited in various galleries but has placed in many competitions. In 2007, she received both best of show, and first place in the "Books Go West Art Competition."
She has also assisted in the production and hosting of her own school's annual gallery's "Carbon Warehouse" and "The Studio." She shared her talent with the community as a young artist, designing logos for the school paper, club hoodies, even flyer's for her local college. This spring, she was first place winner in the College of Eastern Utah High School Art Competition.
Roach has also helped the Price City Library and Castle Heights Elementary with her artistic talents. While the winner is the Debate and Forensics captain, she is also active in the National Honor Society, Peak, Technology Student Association, and Gear Up for college. She continues to pursue her academic as well as her artistic talents enrolling in multiple AP, and Advanced Art Classes. From Carbon High School, the daughter of Teri Hansen and Stefan Roach, the winner is Meagan Roach.
MeLisa King - The math winner has taken advanced placement classes in the past and is presently taking AP Calculus. She has also taken multiple classes at the College of Eastern Utah and is currently taking College Algebra there.
She has been a tutor this last year to students who are struggling in math. The winner has been involved in many clubs including the Junior National Honors Society for one year and National Honors Society for the past three years, where she is currently serving as the secretary.
She has also been involved in FCCLA for the past three years and CSADD for one year. The winner has participated in many competitions such as the Superintendant's Math Contest, the Rocky Mountain Math Competition and the State Science Fair, where she took first place and her project was selected as one of the top ten projects.
She is the daughter of Michael and Jan King. The winner is MeLisa King.
Rebecca Goodrich - The English winner has been on the high honor roll for the past four years. The winner has passed the AP kanguage and composition exam and will graduate high school with 40 college credit hours.
The winner was named a student of the month in English and is a district teen grader. The winner has been a member of National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society for the past four years and currently serves as treasurer.
The winner has been honored by various academic programs, including being invited to apply for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. The winner was a semi-finalist in a statewide essay contest, and tied for fourth place at state in a national essay contest. The winner has also helped direct a district wide essay contest for fifth graders. The winner contributes articles for two newspapers.
The winner has volunteered countless hours for both a local care center and the animal shelter. From Carbon High School, Rebecca Goodrich is the daughter of Russell and Karen Goodrich.
Steaphanie Cha - The speech and drama winner has participated in Carbon High School's Theatre Department for three years. She has been involved with every production since her sophomore year. Plays she performed in were: "The White Sheep of the Family," "Dining Room," "Neighbors," "Cheaper by the Dozen," and "And Then There Were None."
She has competed and placed in region and state drama and the Arches Invitational Speech Tournament. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Carbon High School's Newspaper for two years. She has won awards from the Salt Lake Tribune for Second Place in Best Editorial and CEU for Editorial and Entertainment writings. She is a dancer and attends Linda Johnstun's School of Dance and is a Senior Nonstop. With this group, she has traveled and performed all around the U.S. and Canada. She has also taken lessons from studios in Las Vegas and on Broadway. This young woman is very well rounded. She has participated and won the district and regional science fair, FCCLA Star Event Competitions. From Carbon High School, the daughter of Steve and Pam Cha, the winner is Stephanie Cha.