April 2019 Educational Profiles

April 2019 Educational Profiles
Posted on 04/01/2019

Brighton High’s Model UN Team Earns National Acclaim

The Brighton Bengals’ Model United Nations Team, long-ranked as one of the best in the country, took first place last month as a distinguished delegation in Research and Preparation at the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City. Brighton High was the only Utah school to compete in the mock proceedings of the United Nations (UN). Student delegates were assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They researched the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepared notes on possible solutions to the problems faced. Students then convened in the General Assembly to debate with the other UN member states, represented by 3,500 students from 30 countries.

Canyon View Cubs are Getting Cultured

Looking for something different to do with your family in Cottonwood Heights? Drop by Canyon View Elementary, 3050 E. 7800 South, on April 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. for a taste of the world’s culture, history, art and cuisine. The Canyon View Cubs spend several weeks preparing for their annual Cultural Night. Each grade selects a country to research and represent through spectacular informational and art displays and cultural performances. Admission is free, and you can purchase dinner or a snack there from food trucks featuring international flavors. The school also is accepting donations of gently-used clothing for its Savers FUNDrive. Savers pays by the pound for donations, with all proceeds used to purchase technology for Canyon View classrooms.

Five Bengals Earn Academic All-State Status

Five Brighton Bengals were among 21 Canyons District students this winter season to receive Academic All-State Awards. Among them, was Brighton High state swim champion Rachel Butler. Recognized as one of the fastest swimmers in Utah, Butler clinched two state titles this year with a record-breaking, first-place swim in the 200 individual medley and first-place finish in the 500 free. The Utah High School Activities Association selects students on the basis of their academic achievements and athletic and artistic abilities. Congratulations the following honorees: 

Girls Swimming

Ellie Anderson, Brighton

Rachel Butler, Brighton

Jessica Waldron, Brighton

Boys Swimming

Connor Patton, Brighton

Girls Basketball

Annabelle Warner, Brighton

YCC Mayor Honored with U.S. Senate Scholarship

Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council Mayor Keven Zhang was one of two Utah students awarded with a $10,000 scholarship from U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney.

Zhang and Bountiful’s Emmalyn Pykles were also selected to be part of a 104-member student delegation to the U.S. Senate Youth Program.

Zhang and Pykles met with Sen. Romney in Washington, D.C., to receive the honor in early March. 

Keven lives in Cottonwood Heights and attends West High School. Congratulations to Zhang for this great honor!

YCC Needs You!

Cottonwood Heights is now accepting applications for Youth City Council for the 2019-20 school year.

 All Youth City Council members will be representing our city and are expected to be willing to serve, be individuals of character and integrity, set an appropriate example, attend meetings and support the goals of the council. 

This is an opportunity to serve the community, develop leadership skills and participate in educational experiences. Besides being fun, participating as a member of the council looks good on résumés and scholarship applications.

More information is available on the city website. Application deadline is Thursday, April 11.