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Impacting Futures

The Canyons Education Foundation, works with community leaders and businesses to secure resources to fuel innovation in the classroom and help students realize their dreams. Every year, the Foundation gives away thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students that have shown improvement or exemplary effort in working toward the goal of post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship winners were chosen for their fortitude and courage in overcoming significant obstacles to achieving their college and career goals.

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2023 Scholarship Recipients

In January of 2023, Zlata Korobkova walked with her siblings and her father for hours, making their way to the Ukrainian border to escape the continuing war now in its third year. Her mother was shot at while she drove the family car across the border. Still, Zlata says while she had to escape her home, she never gave up on her dreams and her future. Growing up in Ukraine, Zlata excelled in her studies and was an award-winning cheerleader for her school. She had planned to attend university in Ukraine, but the university that taught her field of study was destroyed. Now, she is a high school senior, already studying in her freshman year of college through the University of Utah “Step2theU” program. Since arriving in the U.S., Zlata has continued her studies while working a part time job to save for her education. She plans to pursue a career in economics and will attend the U full time in the Fall.
Zlata Korobkova
Alta High School
Dylan Kemp faced more hardship at the age of 11 than many his age. In watching his mother work hard to support their family, Dylan says he learned many life lessons about hard work, perseverance, and consistency. A member of the National Honor Society as well as Parliamentarian for NHS, Dylan puts his studies first, while still participating on the Cross Country team all four years of high school – Even becoming Junior Varsity Captain in his senior year. From providing tours to incoming freshmen students, to making Christmas cards for deployed soldiers, Dylan finds ways to give back to his community. Dylan also participates in the Disabilities Activities Program where he helps students with disabilities. One of Corner Canyon’s counselors says Dylan is an inspiring and motivational leader who is also committed to person growth, discipline, and resilience. Dylan plans to attend Utah State University along with his brother.
Dylan Kemp
Corner Canyon High School
Sierra Parker learned lessons of perseverance and rising above challenges at a young age, in large part, from watching a family member struggle with illness for most of Sierra’s life. Her teachers say she continuously shows exemplary work ethic and quiet leadership skills all while striving to excel in her schoolwork. Sierra has earned double credit in most of her classes, all while maintaining a job outside of school. Sierra has been described as “willing to stand up to challenges and follow her dreams.” While touted as a talented artist and poet, Sierra says she plans to study nursing to ensure a better quality of life for her future patients.
Sierra Parker
Entrada Adult High School
Saanvi Patel’s education mentors say she is a prime example of resilience, determination, with a passion for learning. She learned about perseverance at a young age when a close family member passed away as Saanvi was just starting high school. She takes charge of her education, ensuring she reaches high marks in class while also taking the time to give back to her community. Saanvi helps feed teens dealing with homelessness and volunteers at her local Hindu temple, teaching children to read Tamil, a language she taught herself to read. When she’s not volunteering or in class, she’s working to pay her way through college. Saanvi is already pursuing an International Baccalaureate diploma. She plans to attend the University of Utah in the Fall where she plans to study software development and computer science with a minor in gaming, before moving on to get her graduate degree and, hopefully, studying abroad. Saanvi has had a passion for developing games since she was a child and plans to pursue a career doing just that. She’s already a member of the Computer Science Program and Girls Who Code, while she encourages other young women her age to pursue their dreams.
Saanvi Patel
Hillcrest High School
Bright Star Scholarship Winner A member of the Honor Roll all four years, certifying as a Medical Assistant, and attending Concurrent Enrollment classes – These are just a few of the accomplishments Brighton senior Madison Clark has to her name. Madison’s teachers describe her as determined, an exceptional student, and able to overcome many obstacles in her academic career as well as her person life. Madison has been noted ensuring the voices of her fellow students are heard as she works in groups, and helping those students who may need extra encouragement. Having witnessed the struggles of people closest to her, Madison has developed a passion for helping others and plans to pursue a career which would enable her to aid others around her.
Madison Clark
Brighton High School
Rising Star Scholarship WinnerThe District’s Rising Star scholarship is awarded to one senior who has “‘risen’ above hardship and adversity”. Brighton’s Halle Terry has persevered through difficult circumstances and is dedicated to furthering her education so she can help others. Halle has maintained high marks in schools while also being a member of the seven-time regional champion drill team, the Brighton Accadians – all while working a part-time job. Her teachers describe her as someone who is precise in her work, putting in 100-percent, and is conscientious and willing to help others. Halle’s advisor says she is “a person of unusual energy, maturity, and interpersonal skills. She is one of the strongest students I have ever known.” Halle has seen first-hand how the decisions and choices adults make can have direct consequences on the children in their lives. She plans to attend Utah State University in the Fall and pursue a Bachelor of Education, focusing on Child Psychology. Halle has no doubt what her future will hold, saying “Believe me when I say, I will help children one way or another because that is where my heart is.”
Halle Terry
Brighton High School
Shantel Dominguez describes her life so far as one of resilience and exploration. Like many of her peers, Shantel has used her time as a high school student to discover her passions and strengths, already earning a CAN license her junior year, while developing leadership skills in a variety of clubs and organizations such as HOSA, FCCLA, and Educators Rising. Shantel volunteers with the American Red Cross and is a Student Ambassador for the Policy Project. Shantel’s teachers and advisors say she is compassionate, hardworking, and puts the needs of others before her own. One of Shantel’s teachers remarked that what tells you the most about a student is what they do when they’re struggling, whether in class or in life. Shantel has shown she is persistent and confident in herself while willing not being afraid to reach out for help. Shantel looks forward to attending college as a first-generation student in the Fall, pursuing a career as a Family and Consumer Sciences educator.
Shantel Dominguez
Jordan High School

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