SALT LAKE CITY — Brother, brother.

Twice in four years, two brothers have been selected General Sterling Scholar in the Deseret News/KSL’s Sterling Scholar program.

To hear this year’s winner, Alexander Cheng of Hillcrest High School, tell it, he was deeply honored to be among 168 finalists in the 57th annual scholarship and recognition program. He also won the science category.

“It’s truly an honor to even be here so I’m truly blessed to have won and to be recognized. I’m so grateful, especially to my parents for all of their support and help. I think they’re really crucial. My brother actually won General Sterling Scholar three years ago. It just goes to show the dedication and the influence they’ve had on us so I really thank my parents,” Cheng said.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Alexander Cheng, of Hillcrest High School, holds flowers and his award after receiving the General Sterling Scholar Award during the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards ceremony at the LDS Conference Center’s Little Theatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 15, 2019. Cheng was the winner in the science category.

Cheng’s brother Anthony won in 2016. He also attended Hillcrest High School.

To read Alexander Cheng’s portfolio, his …read more

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