By Bryson Walker
American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork has announced its Sterling Scholars:
Alysaa Tanner: Musical Theater. Parents: Brent and Mandy Tanner of Payson. Influential teachers: All the teachers in musical-dance-theater. Accomplishments: Participant at the national thespian festival in Branson. Teaches at a nonprofit dance studio. President of the thespian club. First place in drama at state. Future goals: “I want to develop a dance studio for disadvantaged children.”
Camryn Bristow: Visual Arts. Parents: Mike and Angie Bristow of Salem. Influential teacher: Mr. Hegsted. “He’s a character but he has taught me control and how to look at things from a different angle and from a new perspective.” Accomplishments: Awards for several acrylic paintings. Future goals: Serve an LDS mission, study art therapy in college.
Lindeon Simons: Family and Consumer Sciences. Parents: Rob and Candace Simons of West Mountain. Influential teacher: Jerilyn Brown. Accomplishments: Multiple projects in canning, baking and sewing. Graduating with an associate’s degree from Utah Valley University. Future goals: “I’d like to get my bachelor’s degree so I can teach in family and consumer sciences. I’m considering a mission and looking forward to becoming a mom.”
Jonathan Tanner: Dance. Parents: Mark and Carol Tanner of Spanish Fork. Influential teacher: Rick Robinson and Peggy Haynes. Accomplishments: 4.0 grade point average, awards in dance performance and violin performance and has choreographed for several organizations in the styles of ballroom, hip hop, lyrical, ballet and contemporary. Future goals: Perform with Brigham Young University’s Young Ambassadors and Ballroom Dance Company, serve a two-year LDS mission and take prerequisite classes for medical school.
Wyatt Gardner: Science. Parents: Jeremy and Holly Gardner of Mapleton. Influential teacher: “All the teachers in science, robotics and biology.” Accomplishments: Various leadership positions including Science Club president and high hchool president. Future goals: “I want to serve a two-year LDS mission and then attend Southern Utah University where I have a full scholarship and go into pre-med.”