More than 600 Wasatch Region students across 14 categories gave interviews or performed in front of judges, hoping to learn later that they advanced to the final round of consideration in the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards Program.
Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of $15 million.
Small groups of fifth-graders from The Edith Bowen Laboratory School make trips to Hardware Ranch to see and feed live Elk each week. It's part of a program to help get them interested in careers in wildlife biology.
Juan Diego Catholic High School seniors got a chance to get out of the classroom and spend a week in the community volunteering at 30 local charities. It was a life-changing experience for the 234 seniors.
Pleasant Grove High School is about to be overrun with former disc jockeys. Forty years worth of DJs have been invited to a reunion this week at the school where they cut their teeth and honed their skills at a student radio station.
A report being discussed by the Utah State Board of Education this week shows Utah's middle and high schools overall are getting closer to having an adequate number of counselors for their students. But additional support is still needed.
A $75 million property tax increase has helped schools hire more teachers and make needed upgrades, but a legislative "glitch" has prevented schools from receiving about $24 million of the new revenue.