February 2011

Spanish Fork Jr. High participates in Naturalization Ceremony

Attributions: 
by: Bethany Wride

On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, eighth grade U.S. History students from Spanish Fork Junior High School were privileged to watch a Naturalization Ceremony at the Jeanné Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City at 10:00 a.m.  Some of Spanish Fork’s students were honored with the chance to participate in this program, including Jocelyn Baker, a ninth grader, who gave a speech; Sariah Lee, McKenzie Vest, Olivia Christian, Kenny VanAusdal, and Brandon Baum, who sang our national anthem; and Jason Money, Adam Boden, and Erik Johnson, who performed the posting of the colors and flag ceremony. 

SFJHS takes HALF the spots for the science fair at BYU!

Attributions: 
by: Trent Syme

The district science fair was on February 24, 2011. Spanish Fork Jr. High was represented very well. We qualified for half of the spots for advancement to BYU.

The students who qualified are:

8th grade
Adam Boden, John Horton, Ethan Adams, Kaitlyn Hallam, Kaitlyn Davis, Emily Miller, Andrea Findlay, Devri Adams, and Elizabeth Mitchell. Adam Boden took third overall and John Horton took first overall!

212 Award

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

Wednesday, February 9 during faculty meeting, Principal Robert Fleming awarded David Thacker the 212 Degrees Award for going above and beyond promoting Spanish Fork Junior High School.  David recently started a Twitter account for the school and also maintains our school web page.  He is always searching for student and teacher led events to highlight for the school's publicity and goes the extra mile to gather and showcase  what is going here at Spanish Fork Junior High School.  We appreciate the time, effort, and technology skills Mr.

SFJHS Boys Basketball Team Celebrates the End of the Regular Season

Attributions: 
by: Cory Morgan

Recently the Spanish fork junior high basketball team met together to celebrate the end of the regular season at teammate Ammon Fifita’s house where they were able to eat some awesome Polynesian food. After Dinner the boys were treated to a surprise visit by BYU Quarterback Jake Heaps. Jake gave the boys some advice for their future, and encouraged them for their upcoming tournament this weekend.  Jake also talked about how excited he is about next year’s team that he has to play with.  One thing that both Spanish Fork Jr.

February Teacher of the Month

Attributions: 
by: Tiersa Ward

Brent Loveless is an English teacher at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has been teaching for 26 years, with all but one year at Spanish Fork Junior High. Brent graduated from Southern Utah University where he majored in English and minored on Physical Education.

Lady Lobos 2011

Attributions: 
by: Chris Thompson

The Spanish Fork Junior High Lady Lobos Basketball Team had an incredible season full of growth and success. Preseason match-ups with Lehi, Lakeridge, and American Fork Junior High proved to be learning experiences that helped the Lobos recognize their own weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths throughout the remainder of season play. “We knew early on that shooting inside was going to be a struggle,” said Chris Thompson who coached the team with her husband Marv. “However,” Thompson went on to explain, “our girls have heart and determination—two things you can't coach.

Honor Choir performs at Cottonwood High School!

Attributions: 
by: Sharon Hopkins

Eight students from each Jr. High in the state is auditioned and chosen to participate in Honor Choir. Music is sent to the students and they are each responsible to learn their own parts and be memorized for the concert. The Honor Choir then gets together with the other students in the state and practices for two days. They perform for family and friends in a final performance on the second day. This year Spanish Fork Jr. High Choir was represented by Sariah Lee, Andrea Findlay, Nicole Christensen, Mandee Dillman, Brandon Baum, Taylor Betts, Thomas Fullmer, and Tristan Walker.

Utah 4A/5A Junior High State Wrestling Tournament

Attributions: 
by: Matthew Wendell

Spanish Fork Wrestling team finished very strong this year at the state tournament with six top placers and one state champion. The wrestlers had some very exciting matches with some wins being decided by only one point. Coming back from 8th place as a team Spanish Fork finished 4th in state overall behind Champions Wrestling Club (1st), Payson Wrestling (2nd), and Mountain Crest (3rd). Every wrestler has the opportunity to earn points for their team. The Spanish Fork team is low in numbers with only 17 on the team.