Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things. During her time at Morgan High School, she has made sure to take every class available that would increase her knowledge about the various civilizations and cultures throughout the world.
Last year when Casper started thinking about the Sterling Scholar program, she realized how much she appreciated the social sciences. Not only were many of her classes directed that way, but many of her extracurricular activities were as well. She has tried to work hard throughout her school years and shares that “being named a Sterling Scholar makes that hard work seem worthwhile.” For her “it was an honor and exciting to be recognized.”
Since being named a Sterling Scholar, many opportunities have opened up to her. Casper has had the honor of attending a session of the legislature and has been able to participate in a caucus meeting. Last year she traveled with a group of students to Valley Forge for a nationwide leadership conference. One of her greatest accomplishments was receiving the George Washington Honor Medal, which was presented to her by Governor Herbert.
In her spare time, Casper loves to give back and has helped organize a blood drive as well as sewn dresses to be donated to schools in Africa. She enjoys playing soccer and was varsity soccer captain for this past fall for the MHS girls’ team. She enjoys traveling, skiing, boating and anything outdoors. When she is not outside, she loves to read.
Immediately after she graduates Casper will be leaving to do humanitarian work in Africa. She plans to attend Brigham Young University in the fall to work toward a degree in international studies.