PCHS 2022 grads celebrate academic achievements

PARK CITY, Utah. — Park City High School (PCHS) students celebrated their academic achievements at their graduation ceremony on June 3rd. Several of those students graduated with honors and were awarded scholarships for their hard work and successes during their high school careers.

PCHS graduate Zoë Clancy was one of them. A four-star Thespian, Clancy accomplished 400 hours of practice to letter in the theater department. She achieved high honor roll receiving the honor roll cord for graduation.

Clancy will be attending Salt Lake Community College in the fall to get her associate’s degree in theater studies.

Madie Ho will attend Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California this fall where she will study oceanography and live in a themed dormitory specifically for oceanography and marine biology students.

Madie Ho visits her new school.
Madie Ho visits her new school. Photo: Madie Ho

Ho was awarded the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship for students with disabilities and is in the running for the Alumni Scholarship at Cal State Humboldt.

She attributes her success to earning a high GPA during high school and thriving in science classes. One of her prouder moments was being accepted to three of the colleges she applied to.

Beyond the studying, Ho explains the importance of friendships in high school, advising underclassmen to “keep your friends close.”

Isabel Lückan plans to attend Utah State University to study education with a possible minor in music therapy, music, or psychology. Lückan lettered in choir this year after practicing for six years. Her proudest moment is being accepted to her college of choice.

Isabel Lückan showcases her choir awards.
Isabel Lückan showcases her choir awards. Photo: Isabel Lückan

She recommends underclassmen go into their college years with an undecided major.

“Spend that first year taking more fun classes to see what you like … and either get a degree in something you like or something that might help you in the future,” shared Lückan.

Samantha Staub plans to finish her associate’s degree this school year after already receiving 47 college credits in high school.

Staub was on the honor roll, Hope Squad, and a state champion for water polo.

However, Staub says the large number of college credits earned during high school is her biggest accomplishment over the past four years. She attended Brighton High School where she took part in Canyons Technical Education Center’s medical forensics class.

She also took an occupational therapy class through Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers where she received her certificate for terminology and physical therapy. Finally, she took part in Mountainland Technical College’s medical assisting class in Wasatch County four days a week for three hours each day. She has since received a medical assisting certificate and an international certificate that she can utilize anywhere in the world as a medical assistant.

She instructs underclassmen to take all the opportunities they can get in high school.

“I feel like it’s really beneficial to figure that out in high school and figure out what you’re into when you can save a lot of time and money… and also get benefits for it,” explained Staub.

These Park City High School 2022 graduates sure do have bright futures ahead of them. Whether in high school or not, these scholars have some great advice for anyone thinking about their future career plans and goals.

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