The PHS team took 1st place at the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition this past Saturday. Additionally, three team members placed in the top 8- Andrew Jenkins (1st place), Yejin Bann (6th place), and Mercy Smith (8th place).
Congratulations to Hadley Brockbank, Brenna Tison, Joli Hunt, and Maggie Faulconer! These students competed in the Provo School District STEM Fair last Friday and took second place in the senior division. Doing so qualified them to attend the Central Utah STEM Fair at BYU on March 27-28. We wish them well!
Our very own Coach McGeary has been recognized by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) as a national winner of the Double-Goal Coach Award. Over 2,000 coaches were nominated for this award, and the PCA only named 50 as national winners. Coach McGeary is the only recipient from the state of Utah.
A Double-Goal Coach takes the will to win and matches it with the desire to empower student athletes through positivity. Considering the positive influence Coach McGeary has had on Provo High, it is no wonder that he was nominated for and awarded with this great honor.
Last week, students who took the PSAT in November received their scores and watched a presentation on how to interpret their scores. If you missed this opportunity, please go to the counseling department to receive your scores, then watch this quick, 2-minute video to help you understand your results. If you have further questions, please contact your school counselor; they are here to help!
The 45th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show showcases the work of juniors and seniors throughout the state & is a juried exhibition. This means that 12 experienced jurors represent each media category and select which works are chosen for the exhibition, as well as which receive awards.
The following students had their work juried into the exhibit:
Additionally, two of the five Juror’s Choice Awards– the highest honor given– went to Liliana Briem and Rebekah Campbell.
Congratulations to PHS seniors Lillian Bartholomew & Melissa Larson, who have been named as candidates in the 2017 United States Presidential Scholars Program.
This program was established in 1964 to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. In 1979, it was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields.
Each spring, the Commission on Presidential Scholars names up to 161 distinguished graduating high school seniors as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Being selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar is one of the highest honors our nation’s high school students may receive.
The students selected as 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars will receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House in Washington, DC (www.ed.gov/psp).
Best wishes, Lillian and Melissa, as you move forward in the selection process!