CLEARFIELD — Youth government leaders from Clearfield High attended Local Officials Day at the Legislature, where they heard an address on the need for America to put its fiscal house in order from former U.S. Comptroller David Walker.
The event, which was held at the Salt Lake Sheraton, was attended by local officials as well as legislators.
Science projects take top spots
DAVIS COUNTY — Science fair projects filled the Davis Conference Center in February, with more than 800 students presenting projects that used the scientific method to answer a question.
The top three winners in each category will go on to show their discoveries at the Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair at Weber State University.
First place winners from the sixth to eighth grade divisions were: Becky Holt for botany; Hannah Bird, Payton Thompson and Preston Vance in chemistry; Rachel Penner for the environmental category; Erika Meuler for engineering; Shelby Nye for earth and space; Nathan Hammond for energy and transportation; Jaden Galegos and Stockton Goddard for math and physics; Natalie Peterson for medical; Emma Ebert for microbiology; Nathan Stokes for social and behavioral and Beth Cline for zoology.
In the senior division that included grades nine through 12, Frances Hubley took first in botany; Kaleb Christensen, Tim Francom and Colin McNabb in chemistry; Zach Blanks, Jed Grow and Andrew Ross in the environmental category; Austin Goddard in engineering; Parker Holzer in earth and space; Matt Haag in energy and transportation; Kaitlyn Hill in math and physics; Tessa Sommer in medical; Andrew Andreasen in microbiology; Shaylee Brocious in the social and behavioral category, and Paul Baskin in zoology.
Host families sought at Viewmont
BOUNTIFUL — Families interested in hosting German students while they visit Utah are being sought by organizers at Viewmont High School. Students will arrive on Friday, April 15 and leave on Saturday, May 7. Host families need not have students in the school to participate, but are asked to provide room and board and “ a welcoming American family experience,” according to Kathy Atkinson.
“International student exchanges provide enriching experiences for both the student and the host family and foster understanding between the U.S. and other countries of the world,” she said.
Students have their own spending money and insurance. Those interested in participating in the program can call Atkinson at 801-292-7574.