Local students prepare for their futures as participants in Educational Talent Search
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Kaylan Young (left), Payton Webb, Taylor Brewer, Kayden Robertson and Trinity Yazzie play in the San Juan River during a recent Educational Talent Search trip to the USU-Blanding campus. Courtesy photo
Kaylan Young (left), Payton Webb, Taylor Brewer, Kayden Robertson and Trinity Yazzie play in the San Juan River during a recent Educational Talent Search trip to the USU-Blanding campus. Courtesy photo
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Five students from Grand County Middle School traveled to the Utah State University-Blanding campus as part of the federal Educational Talent Search program for upcoming ninth-graders.

Taylor Brewer, Kaylan Young, Payton Webb, Kayden Robertson and Trinity Yazzie participated in the trip, which took place July 14 through July 16. While at the USU-Blanding campus the students learned about high school preparation, college planning and career exploration, time management, money management, and leadership skills. The students were also treated with a San Juan River and science trip. 

The students stayed in the USU dormitories and were allowed to visit the campus and classrooms. Some of the students also had the opportunity to visit Utah Valley University throughout the year.

The Educational Talent Search program provides opportunities for students in grades seven through 12 and is designed to motivate and support students to graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary degree.   

For more information about the program, or to enroll a student in Educational Talent Search, contact Cindy Brewer at Grand County Middle School or Tamara Larsen at Grand County High School.

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