2017 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship AwardTiffanee Bird
Tooele High School
Tiffanee will attend Utah State in the fall to pursue a career in the medical field. She was a 4-year member of track and soccer and a 3-year member of the drill team. She was named All-State in soccer and qualified for state in track. Tiffanee had a 3.99 GPA, was a class officer for three years and served as Student Body Secretary this year. She was captain of the track and soccer teams and was involved in many clubs and organizations. Presenting her scholarship was USHOFF scholarship chair Richard Valdez, a Tooele High grad. She is the daughter of Keith and Debbie Bird.

Cuff Scholarship AwardBraydon Cuff
Skyridge High School
Braydon plans to attend Utah Valley University after returning from a church mission to England/Manchester. Playing basketball for three years, he was the team captain his senior year. He was involved in school organizations and earned a 3.86 GPA. Braydon was fortunate to travel to Mali, Africa this year. While there, he worked in a dental clinic, an orphanage and helped make bricks for a school expansion in Mali. He also earned his Eagle Scout. USHOFF President Joel Gardner presented Braydon with his scholarship. He is the son of Rob and Sonya Cuff.

 Scholarship AwardMalakai Fakahua
Dixie High School
Malakai will attend Brigham Young after his church mission. He will pursue a degree in Sports Psychology or Physical Therapy. He earned a 4.00 GPA and was Valedictorian. He was football team captain for two years. He received 4 varsity letters in football & track, was All-State in football 3 years and was Academic All-
State in football and track. He was named the Male Athlete of the Year for Dixie High. He was Student Body Vice-President this year and earned his Eagle Scout USHOFF board members Evan Excell and Jack Bishop presented him with his scholarship. Malakai is the son of Salesi and Kim Fakahua.

Gibb Scholarship AwardTyler Gibb
Layton High School
Tyler will attend Brigham Young University after a Washington D.C./South mission, pursuing a broadcasting career. He lettered in golf & tennis as a 4-year varsity team member in both sports. He was captain of both sports his
senior year. He had a 3.99 GPA, earned Academic All-State in golf and was a 2-time All-Region golfer. He was on Layton’s Youth City council, was involved
in school and community volunteer work and earned His Eagle Scout award. USHOFF board member Lamar Hirschi presented Tyler with his scholarship. He is the son of Ron and Heather Gibb.

 Scholarship AwardMiguel Gonzalez
Ogden High School
Miguel will attend Weber State in two years following a church mission. He is interested in engineering/architecture. He played football and tennis for four years . He was a regional Sterling Scholar in Skills & Technology and earned a Pathway certificate in Engineering Technology. Miguel had a 3.98 GPA. He did a lot of community service with local organizations & he earned his Eagle Scout in 9th grade. USHOFF board members Dave Nordquist and Phil Russell, who were both athletic directors at Ogden High, presented Miguel with his scholarship. He is the son of Miguel and Francisca Gonzalez.

Scholarship AwardBrooke Ingles
Brighton High School
Brooke will be attending Utah State University this fall with plans to earn a degree in Elementary Education. She played varsity basketball for four years, making All-Region and All-State as a senior and served as team captain. Her GPA was 3.97. She was a Student Body officer (artist) and member of HOPE Squad this year. She was also on the Principal’s Council. Brooke was involved in clubs and organizations and was a certified lifeguard. She received her Scholarship by USHOFF president Joel Gardner and board member Terry Shellenberger. She is the daughter of Mark and Jill Ingles.

Scholarship AwardMikaylee Morgan
Piute High School
Mikaylee will attend Utah State this fall, studying accounting. She earned a 3.99 GPA. She lettered 4 years in volleyball, basketball & track; served as captain for all three sports. She won the state shot put title last year and placed 2nd this year. She placed twice in the javelin at state, named Academic All-State in track and was Piute’s Female Athlete of the Year twice. Mikaylee was Student Body Secretary and a leader in other organizations & clubs. She attended Girls’ State and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference. USHOFF board member Evan Excell presented Mikaylee her scholarship.
She is the daughter of McKay and Gwen Morgan.

 Scholarship AwardTiana Spencer
Springville High School
pursue a career in business management. Her cumulative GPA was 3.92. With sports, Tiana was a member of the cross country team for two years and was
on the swim team and track team her senior year. As a sophomore, she performed with the school’s drill team. This year as Student Body Service Chair, she helped organize various school activities to assist them to be successful. She was a two-year member of the HOPE Squad and also served with the Health Occupations Students of America. USHOFF board member Steve Gardner presented Tiana with her scholarship. She is the daughter of Reyn Spencer.

2016 Scholarship Winners

Samantha Nelson Scholarship AwardSamantha Nelson
Clearfield High School
Samantha will be attending Weber State University and working for a degree in Chemical Engineering. She was involved in basketball and cross country for four years, earning Academic All-State in each. She also ran track. She was very active in community service and was Clearfield’s Dare 2 Lead rep as a sophomore. She also belonged to numerous school clubs. She maintained a 4.00 GPA for four years. Presenting her scholarship was BOD Kenny Gardner, a Clearfield High graduate himself. She is the daughter of Daniel and Dianne Nelson.

Devin Argyle Scholarship AwardDevin Argyle – Spanish Fork High School
Devin will be serving a church mission for the next two years and will return to attend Utah State University. Devin played baseball & foot-ball, earning Academic All-State in each, along with All-Region in both. He was All-State in baseball and helped his team capture the state title in 2015. He maintained a 4.00 GPA during high school. Presenting his scholarship was BOD Steve Gardner. Devin is the son of Brian and Melissa Argyle.

Jennifer Stewart Scholarship AwardJennifer Stewart – Snow Canyon High School
Jennifer will attend BYU in the fall, studying for an exercise science career. She played soccer & track, earning Academic All-State & All-State honors in soccer. She was active with many community service activities and attended a Leadership Academy as a senior. She earned a 3.98 GPA during high school. BOD’s Jack Bishop & Evan Excell, (past USHOFF president), awarded Jennifer her scholarship certificate. She is the daughter of Charles and Cynthia Stewart.

Madison Jones Scholarship AwardMadison Jones – Grand County High School
Madison will serve a church mission in the fall, returning to BYU to pursue a career in nursing. Madison was class VP for 3 years and was Student Body President this year. She played volleyball, basketball & softball
for 4 years. She was busy with community service & clubs during high school. Scholarship chair & BOD member Richard Valdez awarded Madison her scholarship certificate. She maintained a 3.89 GPA in high school. She is the daughter of Ryon and Tracy Jones.

Jordyn Johnson Scholarship AwardJordyn Johnson – Weber High School
Jordyn will be heading to Weber State University this fall. She was involved in swimming, basketball, soccer & track & field during high school, lettering in all four sports. She helped lead her soccer team to a second place state finish this year. Like the others, she was very involved in community service and school clubs and activities. She maintained a 3.71 GPA during high school. BOD Kent Draayer enjoyed presenting Jordyn with her scholarship certificate. Jordyn is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Johnson.

Andrew Lisk Scholarship AwardAndrew Lisk – Jordan High School
Andrew will attend the University of Utah this fall. He was busy with sports, playing football, baseball and basketball all four years. He was All-Region & All-State for football & baseball. Andrew represented JHS at the Dare 2 Lead conference. He was kept busy with community service projects. He maintained a 3.99 GPA. BOD Kenny Gardner presented Andrew with his scholarship certificate. He is the son of Andy & Sharon Lisk.

2015 Scholarship Winners

Ciera Wall
Tintic High
Attending Snow College

Kallie Whitby
Springville High
Attending Weber State University

Morgan Breece
Syracuse High
Attending Southern Utah University

Kilee Christiansen
Stansbury High
Attending Southern Utah University

Ryan Ham
Timpanogos High
Attending Brigham Young University

Trac Torgersen
Escalante High
Attending Utah Valley University