Academic All-State Members Announced, 11 Local Athletes Honored

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Eleven athletes from Carbon and Emery counties found themselves on the Utah High School Activities Association Deseret News Academic All-State Teams.

Eight Spartans were named and three garnered attention from Carbon High. The combined GPA for all 11 athletes was an astounding 3.981.

From Emery, Erin Oliverson, Tarryn Parkins, Daryl Guymon, Logan Cox and Garret Stilson found themselves on the girls’ and boys’ swim teams, respectively. Simone Burton and Brettlyn Tuttle were on the academic drill team for 2A. Ty Mecham was the lone Spartan on the wrestling team.

For the Dinos, McKenna Sorenson was named to the girls’ basketball team with an astounding 4.0 GPA. Also, Cody (Chase) Morgan was on the boys’ basketball team with a 3.997 GPA. Sadie Crompton swam to an academic all-state nod for the Dinos’ swim squad.

Not only did these athletes excel in their respective sporting spheres, they also excelled in the classroom.

Select photos by Dusty Butler and Nicky Nielson