Night One Preliminary and Special Award Winners of the 2019 Miss Utah Scholarship Competition

Miss Utah County, Miss Timpanogos, and Miss Zion received preliminary awards during the first night of the Miss Utah Scholarship Competition held at the Eccles Theater on June 12, 2019. The Soles4Souls shoe drive winners and highest ad page sales winner were also announced.

Talent Preliminary Winners

Miss Utah County, Anna Sun and Miss Timpanogos, Hannah Sterling tied in the preliminary talent competition. They will both receive a $100 scholarship.

Anna Sun

Miss Utah County, Anna Sun performed “Paganini Etude No. 6” by Franz Liszt on the piano. She was a soloist with the Orchestra of Southern Utah as a winner of the Halversen Young Artist Competition. She is a masters student at the University of Utah and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Denver.

Anna Sun piano
Anna Sun performing her talent at the preliminary competition at the Eccles Theater. Photo by Chad Braithwaite.

Hannah Sterling

Miss Timpanogos, Hannah Sterling performed ballet en pointe to “Viva La Vida.” She was a professional ballet dancer with Ballet West for four years. She is a student at the University of Utah majoring in business marketing and ballet.
Hannah Sterling ballet en pointe
Hannah Sterling performing her talent at the preliminary competition at the Eccles Theater. Photo by Chad Braithwaite.

Evening Wear/Social Impact Statement Winner

Miss Zion, Abigail Laing received the evening wear preliminary award and will receive a $100 scholarship. She’s a student at Western Governors University studying elementary education. Her social impact initiative is “The Gift of Life–Pass it On.”

Abigial Laing eveing wear
Abigail Laing in her evening gown at the preliminary competition at the Eccles Theater. Photo by Chad Braithwaite.

Soles4Souls Shoe Drive Winners

Miss Cache Valley, Samantha Bell, and Miss Pleasant Grove, Taryn Christensen were recognized for raising the most pairs of shoes for the non-profit Soles4Souls. They will each receive a humanitarian trip with the organization.

Highest Ad Page Sales

Miss Pleasant Grove, Taryn Christensen, was also recognized for selling the most ad pages for the official Miss Utah Competition Program Book.

Taryn Christensen
Miss Pleasant Grove, Taryn Christensen at the preliminary competition at the Eccles Theater. Photo by Chad Braithwaite.

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