Following Excerpt from Deseret.com
WINNER: Nathan Holley, Jordan High School
Parents: Kathy and Michael Holley, Sandy
Nathan Holley, Jordan High School, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics
My philosophy is stay broad. I don’t think a person should ever have to specify themselves to one objective. We all know the saying: “Jack of all trades, master of none,” but I like to continue that saying with “But knowing all trades is so much more fun.” There is no fun in limiting yourself. I have tried to broaden my horizon as much as possible in high school, trying theater, music, student government, design, volleyball and cooking.
In a world of self-centeredness and absorption, the humility of the theater softens the hearts of all those who witness it. It is an art that will continue throughout generations, so long as there are people in the world who will work to continue it.
SCHOLARSHIP: Cumulative GPA is 4.0; 29 composite ACT; class ranking is 1 out of 440.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 1st place, Classical Scenes at USHAA Drama Competition; 3rd place, Duo/Trios at USF/SUU Shakespeare Competition; best featured actor nominee, National Youth Arts Awards.
RUNNERS-UP: Julane Machado, Skyline High School. Parents: Neena Panicker and Brendan Machado, SLC.