Education briefs, July 29-31
Park City High student wins scholarship
Kristina Colton, from Park City High School, has won a $10,000 scholarship from the Lighthouse Guild. According to a press release, the scholarship is for blind students who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. Colton was among 20 students in the country to win the scholarship. "Lighthouse Guild is pleased to recognize these remarkable students who have shown that vision loss is not a barrier to success — in or out of the classroom," said Alan R. Morse, president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, in the release. "Their achievements are an inspiration and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for these bright young adults."
Park City students honored for fundraising
Two Park City students were ranked among the American Heart Association’s Western States Affiliate’s top 10 donors. According to a press release, Paxton Mobley, of Parley’s Park Elementary School, and Clarissa Fleming, of Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, were ranked Nos. 8 and 9, respectively. Mobley raised $2,555 for the association last school year, while Fleming earned $2,471. More than 144,000 students in 4,164 schools helped raise money for the Western States Affiliate. No other students from Utah were listed among the top 10.
South Summit grad finishes basic training
Air Force Guard Airman Brooks Anderton, a 2014 graduate of South Summit High School, recently graduated from basic military training. According to a press release, Anderton trained at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The intensive eight-week training included courses in military discipline, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare skills. For completing the training, Anderton also received credits toward an applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
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A Parkite who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 13 is giving scholarships and internships to three first-generation graduates from PCHS.