Set, Game, Match for SFJH’s Girls Tennis

By Trae Bates—Sport Editor

Spanish Fork Jr. High's tennis team aced their opponents during their last tennis tournament! The JV team placed first in the tournament and the Varsity placed 2nd. The players on the varsity team are Alli Brinton, Andrea Findley, Bailey Smith, Elise Wilson, Karley Holmes, Kenzi Hancock, Madi Wanner, and Tessa Christensen. JV players are Alison Damon, Amanda Ith, Aubree Beckstrand, Cierra Memmott, Jamie Andrews, Lauren Gammell, Nicole Hair, and Sydnie Davis.

$25.00 Prize for Art

By Jacob Hardman—Reporter

Mr. Millman is once again hosting his patriotic contest! Create a picture based off of something patriotic. This picture must project America, freedom, or our veterans. Please focus on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

Bring entries to Mr. Millman's room, number 30. The project must be on a 8 ½ by 11 size paper, board, or canvas. Pencil, paint, crayon or makers can be used.  Pieces must be turned in between Nov. 11th and Nov. 18th. You could win up to $25.00!


SFJH Runners Heading to Cali With Salem Hills Team

By Janelle Slater—Assistant School News Editor

Devin Minson, Gavin Hasty, Mitchell Stone, Rylan Christensen, and Danny Badger are all members of the SHHS Cross Country Team. Coach Bart Thompson said, “Cross Country is a GREAT sport that anyone can participate in. We do a lot of fun things together, such as a 3-day summer camp in the mountains, movie nights in the summer, team dinners, an overnight trip to Cedar City, and of course, our California trip! We're always looking for new runners--no experience necessary!!!”

Girls’ Hoops to Start

By Janelle Slater—Assistant School News Editor

Since October 17th, girls from our school have been going to open gym to practice their basketball skills. Each day, 15 to 23 girls have shown up. Open gym went until November 4, and tryouts for the team were held on November 7th-10th.

The new head coach for the girl’s basketball team is Lauren Moss. Her assistant is Coach Nate Bartholomew. Once the team is put together, they will practice for two hours Mondays through Fridays.

Top Pumpkin Designers Named

by Nate Johnson—Reporter

Finally, the results are in for the winners in Mr. Millman’s Pumpkin Drawing Contest! Rylan Christiensen took overall Best in Show!  Seventh grade winner was Emily Halcrow; for eighth grade, Wade Merservy; and for ninth grade, the winner is Kaesi Lee.

Five students received honorable mention and a candy bar from Mr. Millman: Jenna Rhodes, Sophie Hartline, Abigale Hawkins, Kristin Krupa and Marissa Gale.

If you ever see these people around be sure to congratulate them on winning.


Seventh Grade Student Council Representatives Named

By Sawyer Hamilton—Reporter

Our student council has five new members from the 7th grade! These amazing kids are James Dawe, Jacks Jeppson, Megan Treanor, Emily Flemming, and Nate Matis. Fifteen seventh-graders entered the race.  They campaigned for about a week and then the seventh grade voted and these five were the winners.

If you see these awesome kids please say “Hi” to them and congratulate them for getting on student council! Congratulations!


Scholastic Poetry Contest Announced

By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

Do you love poetry? Then enter Scholastic's Poetry Contest for grades 7-12. The poem needs to be a haiku in the standard 5-7-5 style.

The theme is, “What Adventures Does your Future Hold?” The deadline is November 18th, 2011.

The first place prize is an Alienware M11x Laptop, second an Inspiron duo Tablet PC, and third place gets a Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet. To submit a poem go to


FFA Heads to National Convention in the East

By Ashlee Johnson—School News Editor

The SFJH FFA organization traveled to Louisville, KY and Indianapolis, IN for the national FFA convention which was held October 18th  to 24th. More than 50,000 FFA members from all over the United States attended the event.

Five students from Spanish Fork and five students from Maple Mountain were selected to attend. “Our chapter received the National Chapter Award, which only the top 2% percent of the over 7,000 FFA chapters can receive,” Mrs. Myers told the Lobo Howl.

Some students also received their American FFA degree, the highest degree an FFA member can receive.

Mrs. Chris Thompson Presents at CUWP Seminar

By Madeline Stocks—Events Editor

Mrs. Thompson, a seventh-grade English teacher at SFJHS, attended a professional development program called the Central Utah Writing Project (CUWP) this summer. CUWP is a program to encourage everyone to write more; students and teachers alike. The course she attended was for four weeks at the Alpine School District Professional Development Center in American Fork.

Assembly Features Song and Dance

By Tristan Anderson and Madeline Stocks

We are ready to congratulate our five finalists for our songwriter’s competition hosted and judged by: Mrs. Hopkins (Choir Teacher). Sariah Lee, India Quist, Kaitlin Adams Hailey Boggess and Zac Hansen are all fabulous song writers, as we saw in the Assembly a couple of weeks ago.

Sariah Lee, a ninth grader, wrote the song; Falling. She thinks that it is,” A good song that many people can relate to".