February 2012

Naturalization Ceremony

U.S. History Field Trip

                Mrs. Peterson’s 8th grade Honors U.S. History Class was privileged to go to a Naturalization Ceremony at the Salt Lake Center for the Arts Theatre on Wednesday, February 22nd.   At the ceremony, they watched 187 people from over 58 different countries take the oath to become a citizen of the United States of America.  It was an amazing ceremony and those that became citizens were full of emotion.

The Leo on Wheels

Spanish Fork Jr. High is proud to have the "Leo on Wheels" exhibit  in our library the week of Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24.

The Leo on Wheels exhibit engages students in science with interactive exhibits and inquiry-based activities. Students develop critical thinking skills and creativity as they learn about energy and forces in motion.

Join us at the Community Night, Thursday, February 23 from 6:00  to 8:00 PM in the library. This event is free to the public.

What is The Leonardo?

SFJHS Crystal Apple Award Winner: Jeffrey “Whites” Nelson

Attributions: 
By: Joe Anson

Coach “Whites” (a.k.a. Jeffrey Nelson) got his nickname from having almost pure white hair until he was ten years old.  His brother also started calling him Whites after Yankee great Whitey Ford.  But maybe now we should start calling him “Salt and Pepper” because of his more established appearance.

State Wrestling Tournament

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

Two Spanish Fork Junior High wrestlers place at the State Tournament held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, Utah, recently.  Jaxon VanTassell is in 7th grade and is a first-year wrestler, he picked up the sport very quickly.   He placed 4th in his division.  Jaxon’s overall record of 21 wins and 19 losses plus placing in 5 tournaments this year is a great achievement! 

The Lady Lobos Take 5th

Attributions: 
by: Laura Carter

The 2011-2012 Spanish Fork Junior High School girls basketball team placed 5th in the Nebo Tournament two weeks ago by losing a close game against Diamond Fork Junior High School.  Summer Lytle said that everyone got to play in the tournament, and they all played well: "It was a team effort."  Reflecting on the season, Rachel Critchfield said, "When we came together, we won games, but when we didn't act like a team, we lost."  Devri Adams helped win games with her rebounding and hard play.  Sydnie Petersen earned the nickname "Fredette" for her scoring.

SFJHS Freshmen Boys are Tournament Champs!

Attributions: 
Laura Carter

The Spanish Fork Junior High School’s boys basketball team won the ninth-grade Nebo School District Championship game against Payson Junior High School in triple over-time Thursday night in the Spanish Fork High School gym, 69 to 61.  Coach Cory Morgan was so proud of his team saying it was a complete team effort.  With Parker Bowman and Chad Peterson fouling out, Tanner Nielson came off the bench in the 3rd overtime to hit two 3-pointers and 2 free-throws to give the Lobos their howling victory!