East High and Fort Herriman Middle School students swept top awards in the Utah Central Credit Union's annual essay competition.
Several hundred students from six school districts -- Granite, Jordan, Davis, Carbon, Murray and Salt Lake -- entered the 2010 Young Leadership Scholarship essay contest, but the first, second and third place awards and two honorable mentions went to students from East High and Fort Herriman Middle.
The topic of the essay: "What is the greatest lesson you have learned in life?" The first place winner won a cash award of $1,000. Second place came with $500, two third place winners won $250 each, and two honorable mentions came with $50 each.