Utah students win college scholarships

Eight Utah students won $1,000 college scholarships for their artistic visions in my529 and StepUp to Higher Education’s Make Your Mark bookmark contest.

The contest, which is in its ninth year, runs during September as part of College Savings Month. The purpose is to increase awareness within the state of Utah about saving for future education costs while promoting art, reading, and postsecondary education.

Kindergarten through third-grade winners were Athena S., a second-grader from Granite School District; and Sarah S., a third-grader from Jordan School District.

Two sixth-grade students won the 4-6 grade category: Brandon D. from Weber School District, and Sofia G. from Alpine School District.

Seventh-grader Hanxiao S. from Salt Lake City School District and eighth-grader Beatrice P. from Granite School District triumphed in the 7-8 grade category.

High school students Rachel P. and Katie W. represented grades nine through 12. Rachel is a sophomore in Alpine School District, and Katie, a junior, is from Davis School District.

A panel of five judges reviewed the submissions. Gov. Gary Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert, University of Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins, Utah artist Rad Cuch, and KSL-TV meteorologist Kevin Eubank served as the 2018 judges.

See the winning entries at my529.org.