Successful Entrepreneur Earns Uintah High Distinguished Alumni Award
By Kristin Forbis, Jun 10, 2021
Uintah High School recently announced in a press release that Sam Malouf has been selected as the recipient of the school’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Malouf graduated from Uintah High in 1998. He and his wife Kacie co-founded Malouf, a bedding and home furnishings provider, in 2003. Each year UHS’s Distinguished Alumni Committee meets to go over the nominations submitted for the award. “We choose the award recipient based on many factors, including success in their given field, their contributions to the community, and their ability to connect with, motivate and serve as a positive role model for UHS students,” Uintah High Vice Principal Scott Mansfield said. Due to COVID precautions, Malouf recorded a video message for the students rather than attend an assembly. “There is long-term, lifetime value in learning to work with other people,” he said. “As good as you are, you won’t go very far and your total potential, your capacity is limited if you can’t get along with others...That’s one big (piece of) advice I would have for high schoolers.” The Maloufs are the parents of five children and live in the Cache Valley. Malouf headquarters in Logan employs over 850 people.