SFJH FFA Partners With Young Living In Trim A Tree Contest

Written by Jesse Shepherd, FFA President, Photos by Chaleesa Warren

We recently had the opportunity to compete in a Christmas Tree decorating activity at Young Living Lavender Farms where we competed against Payson, Mt. Nebo, and Juab FFA. Our FFA Officers really enjoyed the experience from planning and designing, to the last step of putting the topper on the tree for thousands of people to see. It was a great opportunity for us to shed some light upon our hidden talents in tree decorating and make Christmas just a little bit better for a family in need. We look forward to this activity every year!

World Civ Students Reflect on WW1

story and picture by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer’s 9th grade world civilizations classes built a trench, were issued rations, and wrote letters home as if they were soldiers during World War 1 after learning about trench warfare.

They also learned about harsh conditions, diseases, and other hardships of trench life.

7th graders learn about internships

Story and pictures by Kathy Thacker

The 7th grade College and Career Awareness classes got to learn about career internships today. Junior and seniors from all 5 Nebo School District high schools came to present about the experiences they had doing internships in the district Work Based Learning class. Some of the internships that we learned about include:  physical therapists, teachers, police officers, animal rehabilitation, nurses, dental assistants, lawyers, and travel agents. 

Penny Wars

by Trevin Barton

Last week at SFJHS we had Penny Wars. Penny Wars is a competition between all the classes. All the money raised goes to Warm the Soles which gives shoes to children in need. Each day of the week, we had different challenges. For example, on Monday it was highest nickel count and on Thursday it was the lowest penny count. Although, there was a catch, you were able to penny bomb people! This is when you get a lot of pennies and go put them in a different classes jar. One teacher even bombed Coach Carlson’s class with 25 dollars worth of pennies. That's a lot of pennies!

Andrew Bernards Wins SFJH Geography Bee and Moves One Step Closer to $50,000 College Scholarship

story and photos by Alyse J. Freeland

Andrew Bernards, an eighth-grade student at Spanish Fork Jr. High, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 14, 2018.  With this win comes a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. 

US History Students Studying Revolutionary War

story and pictures by Shea Harmer

Mrs. Harmer’s 8th grade US History classes have been studying the Revolutionary War.   Recently, students learned about the Valley Forge and Morristown winter encampments.  They created their own encampment called “Jockey Hollow” by building their own mini- models of the huts/cabins soldiers used out of pretzels!

SFJH Students Enjoy Ice Skating

story and pictures by Garrett Johnon

The ice skating field trip was fantastic, even Mrs. Hales could do it!

All that attended had a great time with friends spending some time on the ice! Thank goodness there were no injuries as well. From beginning skaters to more advanced, all that went enjoyed themselves!

Holiday Orchestra Concert

by Addalice Flores

 A few days ago, our SFJHS Orchestra and the SFHS Orchestra had their Christmas concert, named Holiday Harmonies. It was filled with lots of fun jokes from the conductors, Angela Harman and Sarah Olsen, and games that some of the audience got to participate in. Some songs played in the concert were “Believe From Polar Express”, “Iditarod”, “What Child Is This”, “Bell Carol Rock”, and lot’s more! They all did a great job!