School News

The Moving Wall Opening Ceremony

by: Laura Carter

The Honors social studies classes for eighth and ninth grade from Spanish Fork Junior High School attended the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall exhibit Thursday, September 9, in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.    

The students were moved by the beauty, reverence, and meaning of the 58,253 names etched in the wall.  Many students returned that evening with their families to the memorial to share and spend more time there, some finding the names of their relatives on the Wall.

Spanish Fork Jr. High’s Employee of the Year

Chris Hall was recently awarded the Horace Mann Classified Employee of the Year Award at Spanish Fork Jr. High School. Chris has been at Spanish Fork Jr. High for ten years. The last seven of those years has been spent in the finance office. She is extremely organized and efficient in all she does for the school. Teachers and staff know they can go to Chris for any help of any kind and she will immediately take care of their needs. She not only runs the finances for the school, but is continually helping make faculty functions and other activities successful.

Spanish Fork Jr. High School Student Finishes Fourth in Utah Finals of the National Geographic Bee Contest

By Laura Carter

The Utah finals of the National Geographic Bee were held Friday, April 9th, at Thanksgiving Point. Spanish Fork Junior High student, Tanner McKay, son of Dan and Kristine McKay, finished 4th place at this prestigious event.

Spanish Fork Jr. High School Competes in State-Wide Math Competition

by: Kaye Brockbank

Math students at Spanish Fork Junior High School participated in a math competition at Utah Valley University on March 17, 2010 which included the entire state.   Seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade students took the Junior Math Exam which consisted of multiple choice questions. No calculators were allowed during the test. A simple piece of paper and pencil were all the students used to answer the questions.

Success for Spanish Fork Jr. High in this year’s Science Fair

By Shane Waters

The Earth Systems honors class at Spanish Fork Jr. High has worked hard all year on their science fair projects. The students had some outstanding projects this year and it showed.

Nineteen students went to the district’s competition and five of the students were chosen to move on to the regional competition at Brigham Young University. Those students are Kayla Sermersheim, Breanna Smith, Sara Taylor, Kayla Larson, and Ethan Williams who walked away with best in show.

Spanish Fork Jr. High students take 1st place in the state wide Stock Market Game

By Eric Ferrin

While the mere mention of the stock market gives many adults ulcers, six students from Spanish Fork Junior High have gone into the world of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and have come out winners.   Ethan Williams, Luis Acevedo, and Wyatt Evans made up a team that took first in the state Junior High division, out of 210 teams. Bethany Bramall, Lexi Call, and Melanie Vergara were the team that took 5th.  

Chorus Happenings

By Sharon Hopkins

Choir Concert presented by
Spanish Fork Jr. High Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus
Conducted by Sharon Hopkins and Assisted by Michelle Jenson