Logan High School is full of beautiful and talented students. It is no surprise to hear our students being offered rare opportunities sought out fiercely across the country. Modeling agencies have scouted one beloved freshman, Drew Broadhurst. At 5’10”, her tall frame has allowed her to be a strong competitor in Logan High’s athletics department. As a girl’s soccer and basketball team member, she never gave modeling a thought until she was scouted by her mom’s friend’s friend.
Before it all became official, her parents did extensive research on these modeling industries, skeptical at first. After 3 months, Drew’s unique facial features got her signed with Echo Modeling, New York Management, and LA Models all at once.
“I was surprised! I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘You want me to be a model? No way, I never thought I was pretty (for modeling)."
Although, modeling can become a superficial career path, Drew has always been that she is currently having fun and working on test shoots with photographers. She doesn’t plan on modeling becoming her career focus but as something to do on the side of whatever she decides to do in the near future.
However, she is taking modeling seriously and mentions new routines she has to do. For example, her eating has to be much healthier to help her maintain clear skin. Modeling also requires that she maintain a certain body type, straying away from defined muscles. As an athlete, she mentions it’s harder trying to find a balance between her maintaining that body type and still being the best athlete she can be.
“I never thought I was pretty [for modeling].”
In 2008, the Logan City School District applied for a USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research) grant and was fortunate enough to receive it. LHS made a deal as part of the grant that they would recognize the top students in mathematics and science.
Joyce Smart, a math teacher at Logan, then convinced some of the faculty in other expertises to join in and recognize students in their subject groups as well. Now, students are recognized through a medallion that they can wear around their neck at the graduation ceremony.
As of this year, there are eight different medallions available in English, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and World Language. Applications are available online at the school website, and requirements for each medallion vary, although two things common to all applications are a 3.0 GPA minimum and a requirement for the applicant to have taken the ACT.
According to Smart, this year there are 33 recipients of this award, with a total of 111 medallions. The most common medallion awarded in 2016 is English, with Visual Arts and Science close behind (15, 13, 13, respectively).
As far as who has earned the most, Trenton Chang, Brandon Wada, and Alexis Dysktra all have five this year. This is a great program for students to be recognized just a little bit more for their hard studies, and be able to show it off at graduation.