Draper Park Middle School Viking Scholar 2020-2021
The Viking Scholar program is Draper Park’s version of the high school Sterling Scholar program, designed to give Draper Park’s 8th grade students an opportunity to demonstrate their excellence in a variety of subjects and earn a scholarship from Jordan Credit Union. This is a prestigious, competitive program unique to Draper Park Middle School.
Viking Scholar Important Dates and Deadlines
Step 1: Complete application linked here:
The application window opens December 14, 2020 at 7:00am and closes on January 11, 2021 at 3:00pm.
You will need your Canyons School District CSD Docs log-in information in order to access the application. If you are getting a message that says you do not have access to the application, you need to sign in to Google Drive and try the link again.
For the application step you will need to know the following:
- Your Canyons School District student ID number (your lunch number)
- Which 2 subject categories you wish to apply for
- Your grade point average (GPA)
- Your citizenship grades
- A list of awards, certificates, recognition you have received in your academic career, but preferably in middle school
- Information about leadership roles you have held at school or in the community
- Why you want to apply for Viking Scholar, written in a one-page, five-paragraph essay
Click here to download a PDF of the Viking Scholar Instructions and Timeline
Application Deadline: January 11, 2021, 3:00pm.
Step 2: Begin building your portfolio by collecting artifacts that demonstrate your skill, interest, personality, and achievement in the categories you have applied in.
Portfolios should demonstrate a variety of abilities and knowledge in the subject area. For example, in Language Arts, the portfolio should include many written pieces from different genres.
In some categories, such as performing arts and theatre, candidates will be asked to perform a scene from a play or musical, sing a song, or play an instrument in order to demonstrate your proficiency, so this is a good time to start preparing that selection.
Portfolio Deadline: February 25, 2021, Student Center, 3:00pm.
Step 3: If you are selected for the next round, you will be asked to schedule a time when you can interview with a panel of your teachers, and, if applying in performing arts, perform a selection that demonstrates your skill in that category.
Here are the instructions and expectation for each subject area portfolio:
- Instrumental Music
- Math – The date of the math test has changed to 1/28 at 2:30 in Ms. Stirling’s classroom.
- Social Studies
- Visual Arts
- Vocal Music
- World Language
The interviews and performances will be scheduled during the week of March 22, 2021.
Step 4: Using the interviews and performances, portfolios, GPA, citizenship, and leadership information, candidates will be evaluated and a winner will be chosen.
The Viking Scholar student luncheon is tentatively scheduled for May 5, 2021 in the media center. At this time, we will plan on only hosting the student winners.