School News

SFHS Dons Dominate at Swimming Finals

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By Lizzy Cerenzie, reporter

The Spanish Fork Dons won the regional swim meet. By placing first or second at regions, many of the swimmers qualified for the State Finals.

Qualifying team members were:  Amber Dowling JR, Chet Oxborrow SR, McKay Lewis SR, Colten Christensen JR, Vance Oxborrow JR, Jace Parkinson JR, Natalie Parkinson SR, Emily Winsor JR, Konlin Gappmayer JR, Zack Slaymaker SR, McLane Beckstead JR, Jairus Pace SR, Adam Hunter SR.

The State Finals were held on February 8th and 9th,  2013 at the BYU aquatic center.

Spanish Fork Junior High Women Score for Lady Dons

Attributions: 
Nate Chandler

Some talented girl's from our school made it onto the high school girls’ basketball team! As of January 30, their record was 8-2 with only two more games left in the regular season.

This reporter interviewed Camrie Young.

Camrie Young also plays post. Basketball is her first love. The thing she likes best about the sport is “it’s fast-paced, fun and aggressive!”  Camrie feels if she gets more aggressive, her team will be able to do better.

Nice job to those who are playing girls' basketball for us! We hope that you will finish out your season strong and good luck!

SFJH Lady Lobos Have What It Takes

Attributions: 
Nate Chandler

Our Spanish Fork Lady Lobos basketball team has represented our school well! They have only lost four games, winning at least eight! Their last regular season game was on January 30, but the season won’t end for them until the District Tournament!

This reporter had a chance to interview two players, Lauren Roberts and Kaylee Hudson.

Boys’ Basketball Defeats Springville in An Excellent Game

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By Jacks Jeppson

After a decent start to the season, our 9th grade boys’ basketball took on the Springville Junior High Knights.  This game would prove to be a very good one.  The Lobos were able to pull out of this game with an impressive win.

The Knights came out shooting.   They would go on a 9-0 scoring run to start off the game, and they would keep the lead until just before halftime.  Our boys would fight back to go up one point at halftime.  This comeback was defiantly a team effort, demonstrating how the Lobos have started to develop as a team.

Early Morning Jazz Band

Every morning around seven o’clock, Jazz Band students come to school.  Hand-picked by SFJHS band teacher Mr. Wendell picks, students learn then perform Jazz music.  Currently, they are working on songs entitled Doxy, Martinique, All Blues, and Plunger Power.

The Lobo Howl asked Mr. Wendell what the students have to do in order to get into Jazz Band.  “Students need to be well disciplined, be good musicians, they need to have a love for music, and they need to be brave in order to do solos,” he explained. 

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Dave Huff

Attributions: 
Daxton Davis

The Lobo Howl has chosen Mr. David Huff for our Teacher Spotlight this month.  We are very grateful for his work at Spanish Fork Junior High.

Mr. Huff grew up in Benjamin, Utah and went to Benjamin Elementary. His favorite class was band, and his favorite grade was 12th.

Education: Why It’s Important

Attributions: 
Sawyer Hamilton

School can be very stressful with all of the assignments in class, grades, homework you do, and the drama that unfolds when your GPA is too low for your parents to accept. These problems are just a few of the factors that cause people to despise education.  As a result, some choose to stop caring about school while others decide to learn anything at all. 

Have you ever thought in depth about just how important our education is in our lives, to the survival to of our nation, or even to the survival of the world?

Teacher of the month - Russ LeMmon

Russ LeMmon is our teacher of the month at Spanish Fork Junior High. He has taught social studies for the past 12 years. He currently teaches geography and world civilizations to 9th grade students and Utah Studies to 7th grade students.Mr. LeMmon is a true gentlemen and an outstanding role model for our students.He is great to work with and is willing to help others.

Science Fair Winners

At the School Science fair in the high school division Nathan Leis and Brayden Critchfield took first place, 2nd place was Daniel Stodtmeister and Bridger Baum, 3rd was Lincoln Morris.  In the 8th grade division 1st place Talia Mckinney, 2nd place was Amanda Easter, and 3rd place was Madison Price and Kassidy Groves.  Thanks to all those that participated. 

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