Education

Two students from San Juan County earned the title of Sterling Scholar and 17 more were named runners-up at the annual Southeast Utah Sterling Scholar competition. The initial competition, scheduled to take place on March 18, was delayed because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Judges and officials...
Despite the fact that school buildings are closed to students, the San Juan School District is working at full capacity to educate and feed children. “Not to say that things are perfect, but we have seen a tremendous amount of teamwork,” explained Superintendent Ron Nielson. “It has been an...
Beginning March 16, schools in the San Juan School District will be under a “soft closure” for the following two weeks as part of a massive public health response to slow the spread of coronavirus. San Juan School District Superintendent Ron Nielson called the action a “school dismissal” but added...
Shari Griffin, an art teacher at Monticello High School, is the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Griffin was honored for her work at a March 2 banquet. Monticello High School Principal KC Olson said, “Shari Griffin is a valuable asset to our MHS team. As a member of our...
Three students at San Juan High School will have an opportunity to play their respective sports at the next level after receiving athletic scholarships from three universities. Delaney Palmer signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, Kian Conway...
Nearly 120 students from across the San Juan School District participated in the annual regional History Day Fair, which was held on February 25 at the Utah State University Blanding campus. “Breaking Barriers” was the theme of the contest this year. There were 80 projects in total, with 27...
Five San Juan County student athletes earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-state honors for the recently completed winter sports season. At San Juan High School, Sophia Redd was named to the Academic All-state drill team, Madison Palmer was honored in girls basketball...
The efforts of outstanding youth in area communities have been honored with the “Making A Difference” Community Youth Award campaign.  The campaign is the work of a variety of law enforcement, city, county, and federal agencies, along with local businesses. They are all members of the San Juan...
The state tournament wait is finally over for the Whitehorse and Monument Valley basketball teams. They are headed to Richfield, UT for the four-day event which begins with the Round of 16 on Wednesday, February 26. The Monument Valley boys endured the most difficult path to reach this point in the...
When the 2019-2020 basketball season began back in November, both the San Juan High School boys and girls teams had some goals in sight. A common goal for both teams was to achieve something other recent Bronco teams hadn’t – win their state play-in games and advance to the 3A state quarterfinals....

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