School News

Spanish Fork Frosh Hold Opponents To Zero

By Janelle Slater—Assistant School News Editor

This year Spanish Fork High School’s freshman football team has been doing amazing!  They have won all of their games, making them undefeated.  Their Head Coach is Aaron Hupes, with Coach McGwire, Moses, and Jones as assistants.  They’re doing a great job at coaching these players.

Jason Money, QB, and David Matheson, defensive tackle and left guard, report that they have been practicing all summer four times a week, doing stretches, one on one drills, and scrimmaging.

Danny Badger and Others Run for Salem Cross Country

By Janelle Slater—Assistant School News Editor

“It’s hard on me. . . but yeah, it’s fun,” was among the things Danny Badger said about being on SHHS Cross Country Team.  He, along with three others from SFJHS, joined Salem Hill’s Cross Country Team.  So far they have had three meets: the Pre-Region Invitational, the Utah County Invitational and the Grass Relays.  At press time, they were looking forward to going to the Wasatch Invitational on Saturday, September 10th, at Solider Hollow.

Kaitlin Hallam is a Winner!

by: Mr. Trent Syme

Kaitlin Hallam has won again with her Science fair project: Pig Crazy.  She has won a place as a Semifinalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS™, a program of Society for Science & the Public.  The honor places Kaitlin among a select group of 300 Semifinalists named from more than 6,000 nominees throughout the United States. This is a well-earned distinction for Kaitlin.  She  will be receiving a gift card from Walmart and the sponsor teacher Mr. Syme will receive Elmer's merchandise for the classroom.

2011 Awards Assembly

by: Laura Carter

Thursday, May 19, Spanish Fork Junior High School honored its finest students in an awards assembly.  Each department nominated its top students to receive a certificate of honor.  The school and other organizations honored students for their outstanding efforts in academic and social excellence.

Ninth-Grade Assembly

Kwanis  Hope of America Award

Spanish Fork Jr. High presents "Sing Ye Joyful" the spring concert the evening of April 28, 2011

by: Keith Wilson - Parent of a Spanish Fork Jr. High student

It felt like it was the 4th of July, and we were at a tribute to the USA and our history.  Wait, it was a tribute to the USA, just not on the 4th of July.  It was the combined Choirs presentation of "Sing Ye Joyful" the spring concert the evening of April 28, 2011.

The little theater was packed and the concert goers were not disappointed. Each of the choirs (Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus, Concert Choir) all had their unique roles. Two SFHJS speech students presented their winning speeches as part of the program as well. 

Poetry Slam Winners

Spanish Fork Jr. High conducted its 1st annual poetry slam on Wednesday May 18, 2011. The students who participated read memorized poems in a variety of categories and were challenged by the judges during the competition to create an impromptu poem using the line "I Hate Summer".

Here are the winners;

Ammon Flint - Comedic

Chad Peterson - Dramatic

Cameron Sokol - Original

Chase Dietz - Impromptu "I Hate Summer" poem

and these are the other 26:

Emily Wilson

Westley Cook

Jeremy Thacker

Jeff Hall

Bethany Davis

Lava Tubes!

By: Mr. Waters

“That was so cool!”, “Wow!”, “I want to go back!” was the buzz from Mr. Waters Earth Systems Honors class after going to Meadow, Utah to visit a Cinder Cone volcano.  The honors class went to the Black Rock desert. While they were there, they explored some Lava Tubes, fissures, and hunted for some olivine crystals. After a long day in the lava field they took a dip in a hot springs nearby. Everyone had a good time.

Aida - A Tragic Love Story

Article written by: Maddie Shearer

            As this year’s musical Ms. Holley chose AIDA written by Elton John and Tim Rice

            This story is one originally told through an opera that was transformed into a Broadway musical with exciting, energetic and heart wrenching music.  Chosen to play the lead parts were me, Maddy Shearer as Aida, Zach Van Pelt as Radames, Erica Gebert as Amneris, and Joey Shearer as Mereb.  We were an ecstatic to have the opportunity to play such fantastic parts.  We couldn’t wait to tell this tragic love story to the audiences.  Here is how it goes:

Teacher of the month - Miss Kris Holley

Teacher of the Month

Kris Holley–

Kris Holley is our Teacher of the Month for April.  She works countless hours for our school in the drama department.  The school plays and musicals that she directs are outstanding!  Ms. Holley graduated from BYU and has taught at Spanish Fork Junior High for 9 years.  She has won an “Excellence in Service” and “Best Director Awards”.