Publication of Park City School District


JUNE 2022

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

I want to give a special thanks to the graduating class of 2022. Don’t forget the unique experiences that you had at Park City High School. Stand tall and never underestimate what you are capable of and the impact you will have on the world. We will miss you.

Roger Arbabi, Park City High School Principal

You have demonstrated all of the characteristics that make the PC Miners great: persistence, resilience and commitment. As you move forward to 2-year or 4-year higher education, gap year, religious mission, entering the world of work, trades or military service, we are cheering you on and know that you are well prepared.

We remain your biggest cheering section as you embark on your next step.

Together, you’ve shown your talents, skills and accomplishments in academics, athletics, activities and the arts. 

We’re so very proud of you,
Dr. Jill Gildea, Superintendent of Schools 
Watch the Graduation Ceremony Here

Valedictorians and Salutatorian


Jack Goodman

John Trahan

Jude Trahan

2022 National Merit Scholarship Awardee

Congratulations to senior Katherine Zara Beal who was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!

Out of the 15,000 National Merit finalists from across the country, 2,500 students received awards as Merit Scholars. These winners were selected based on several different aspects: academic record, including the difficulty level of subjects; studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

PCHS 2022 Sterling Scholars

Congratulations to the following seniors for being named PCHS’s 2022 Sterling Scholars:
  • Abigail Miller - Family/Consumer Science
  • Deborah Hsu - General 
  • Elizabeth Richardson - Dance 
  • Jack Goodman - Math
  • Jamie Forchich - Visual Art
  • Jessica Sutherland - Vocal Performance 
  • John Trahan - World Language
  • Jude Trahan - Business / Marketing
  • Kate Kehoe - Social Science
  • Katherine Beal - English
  • Mira Terry - Skilled & Tech. Education
  • Noam Levinsky - Debate
  • Ryan Skidmore - Science
  • Tyler Peabody - Ag. Science
  • Zane Jensen - Instrumental Performance
  • Zerin Robertson - Computer Technology
These awards are given to graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in one of 16 categories during their high school career. Each student has shown extraordinary academic achievement, leadership and participation in community service opportunities. Well done, Sterling Scholars!

Third Annual Student Service Award

Graduating seniors who completed 200+ hours of community service over the past four years were awarded and received a service cord for graduation. Congratulations to the following seniors for earning the Student Service Award:
  • Lauren Allen
  • Emily Bronstein
  • Ellie Christiansen
  • Ella Klinsky
  • John Tiranno
  • Laurel Whidden
A special mention goes to Lauren Allen who was selected as the 2022 top senior honoree! She had 200+ hours of community service for just this past year. During her four years at PCHS, she committed more than 400+ hours volunteering with organizations like Recycle Utah, Little Miracles, the Youth Resource Center, Summit County Children's Justice Center, Peace House, Nuzzles & Co., the Christian Center and National Ability Center. For this honor, she received $1,000 to donate to the non-profit organization of her choice.

Spring 2022 Academic All-State

Every season, the UHSAA evaluates nominees based on their unweighted cumulative high school GPA, ACT/SAT score and nomination form. Students must be a varsity contributor and have either a 4.0 unweighted GPA or meet a determined index score.
Girls Golf
Emily Hawksworth

Amber Howard

Boys Track
Jonathan Allison

Boys Lacrosse
Ian Tettelback
John Trahan
Jude Trahan 

Boys Soccer
Ryan Skidmore 
Sebastian Wolf
Chancellor Baganz

Girls Track
Elizabeth LaBrin
Sophia Wakefield

Carlyn McAleer
Jack Goodman
Jonathan Allison
Noam Levinksy

College Acceptance

Although some students are still deciding on their next steps and hearing back on college applications, PCHS has traditionally had a very high college placement rate. Here is a list of colleges 2022 PCHS graduates have been accepted to so far: 
Arizona State University, Auburn University, Aurora University, Boise State University, Boston University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Brigham Young University-Provo, Cal Poly Humboldt, California Lutheran University, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Centre College, Champlain College, Chapman University, Colgate University, Collective Cosmetology School College of Charleston, Colorado State University, Concordia College at Moorhead, Concordia University Irvine, Cornell University, Creighton University, Dartmouth College, Dixie State University, Drexel University, Emerson College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Florida Southern College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Grand Canyon University-Traditional Campus, Groupe ESRA, International Fashion Academy-Paris, Lehigh University, Louisiana State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami Dade College-North Campus, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Montana State University, Mountainland Technical College, Nassau Community College, New York University, Northern Arizona University, Orange Coast College, Oregon State University, Pepperdine University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Purdue University-Main Campus, Quinnipiac University, Rollins College, Salt Lake Community College, San Diego City College, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Snow College, Sonoma State University, Southern Utah University, Southern Virginia University, St. John’s University-New York, St. Lawrence University, Syracuse University, Texas Christian University, The New School, University of Alabama, The University of Montana, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Sheffield, The University of Tampa, The University of Texas at Austin, United States Military Academy, Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc., University of Aberdeen, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of British Columbia, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Iowa, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nevada-Reno, University of North Carolina Wilmington University of Oregon, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, University of St. Thomas-MN, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Virginia-Main Campus, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Weber State University, Western Washington University, Westminster College-UT, Wheaton College

Additional Scholarships and Awards

Congratulations to several students for their college scholarships and awards totaling more than $18,000,000! Success in all areas has been achieved by students of the PCHS’s 2022 class: athletic, academic, musical, merit, military, presidential and more! While there are too many to mention by name, PCSD is so proud of each one of you. Keep striving for greatness!

Fun Stats on the Class of 2022

According to a senior poll and Naviance, PCHS seniors reported the following:
  • 53% played a PCHS sport
  • More than 80% worked a paying job at some point during high school
  • Average GPA of 3.529
  • Average ACT score of 22
  • Average SAT (out of 1600) score of 1255 
  • 66% earned a concurrent enrollment college credit either with UVU or WSU
  • 73% plan to attend a 4-year college
  • Of that 73%, 44% will be staying in Utah
  • 9% plan to be attend 1-year or 2-year certificate/degree college programs
  • 8 students plan to study out of the country
  • More than $18,000,000 earned in scholarships

Big Dreams Becoming a Reality

We asked our 2022 graduates what they would be up to post graduation. While high school may be over, the dreams and adventures are really only just beginning. Here are some responses we got: 
  • Travel to Florida
  • Go to New York to celebrate graduation and go to several Broadway shows 
  • Travel all summer
  • Global travel with the University of Utah Business Scholars
  • Travel through Europe
  • Visit second home in Hawaii
  • Ten-week backpacking trip  
  • European Vacation 
  •  Traveling to Azores Islands to do Whale research
  • Service trip to Columbia
  • Serving a 2-year mission for church
  • Month-long service trip to Thailand and Laos 
  •  Volunteer work in the mental health field
Further Education
  • Study abroad in Asia
  • Pursue a career in Marine Biology and Veterinary Medicine
  • Take a gap year
  • Study architecture
  • Study medicine and go to medical school 
  • Grad School
  • Study voice
  • Pursue International Certificate in Underwater Welding 
  • Earn scuba certification
  • Study Criminal Psychology
  • Personal Trainer certification
  • Nutritionist certification
  • Major in interior design
  • Get Real Estate License
  • Become a pilot and travel the world
  • USA Track & Field National Championships in NY 
  • Play Basketball for Cal Lu
  • Play football at University of St. Thomas
  • Ski for Michigan Tech's NCAA Nordic Ski Team
  • Attend OCC to play Water Polo
  • Try out for club equestrian team at Auburn University
  • Professional mountain biking
  • Coach & mentor for PCHS Robotics Club for 2022-23 season
  • Work at Glenwild Golf Course
  • Expand business
  • Work in a Pediatric hospital
  • Working in 146-year-old family business
  • Continue as a Newport Beach Lifeguard
  • Work on grandparents’ ranch in Montana
  • Work in Walla Walla at a friend's winery
  • Plan to start a company to build custom homes
  • Work in public health policy 
  • Teach in Colombia as an Elementary school teacher
Have Fun!
  • Make music and lots of it...
  • Spend time with friends
  • Chilling!
  • Being outdoors!
  • mountain biking
  • camping
  • Outdoor activities

Park City High School Ranks 2nd Best Public School in Utah

According to, PCHS has been ranked the 2nd Best Public High School in Utah for 2022! The following areas were graded:
  • Academics: Grade A
  • Teachers: Grade A
  • College Prep: Grade A
  • Clubs and Activities: Grade A
    Health & Safety: Grade A
  • Sports: Grade A-
Additionally, Park City School District was ranked as the 3rd Best School District in Utah! Check out PCSD’s profile and see the complete list of 2022 rankings, methodologies, and data sources here. Thank you to our community, staff and students for working hard every day to make Park City worthy of national attention.
Once again, congratulations to our 2022 Graduates! May you have great success in this next chapter of life. 

2022/23 PCSD Calendar

Many thanks to the Park City Education Foundation for their partnership and program funding, impacting every student in our district.

For more information and frequent updates, please visit our website:

Park City School District 
2700 Kearns Blvd.
Park City, UT  84060

Phone: 435.645.5600
Fax: 435.645.5609

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