A few of our SF student athletes prepared and presented an Anti-Bullying Assembly at two local Elementary Schools. The high school athletes shared personal examples, did activities with the students, and told them how they "Stand Up Against Bullying." We would like to congratulate these students on a job well done and commend them for their hard work in both school and sports and for their good example!
The Natural Resource Science class had the opportunity to assist the Division of Wildlife Resources today with their annual Gilnet survey at Jordanelle reservoir. Students aided the DWR in pulling fish from the nets. Then, students assisted in measuring, weighing, and observing stomach content of the fish. Students also assisted the DWR in writing down the data for every fish in the nets. This was a great opportunity to get these students in a hands on opportunity where students could work with professionals in a career that these students are interested in.
Dance Co. joined the Drama Dons in Cedar City for Shakespeare Festival and won 3rd place overall behind 2nd place Lehi High & 1st place Salt Lake Performing Arts School! This is the first time SFHS Dance Co has placed at Shakespeare and the team was thrilled! The dancers did an amazing interpretation of Hamlet while Captains Ashley Norris & Brianna White also performed a duet to Macbeth (they've since repented to Andy for mentioning the "M" word on stage and performed beautifully!). Great job in Cedar City Lady Dons Dancers!-Brianna White, Kelli Crotts, Ashley Norris, Mckynlee Callister, Sadie Taylor, Lauren Lehman, Storri Nelson, and Fallon Nicolson. (Not pictured Sabria Jolley, Lauren Ethington) coach Kamrie McCandless!
The Spanish Fork Drama Dons competed this past weekend in the National Shakespeare Competition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. They were well received, and were awarded 2nd Place overall. They also received: 2nd Place for the 10 minute scene, 2nd Place for Monologues (Brenden Anderson), and third place for Duo/Trio scenes (Tia Lee and Mitchell Young). The Dance Company also received 3rd place for their dance inspired by Hamlet. All of the students and groups that participated received overall superior ratings.
Monday: Powder Puff Football-6pm on the football field
Tuesday: Volleyball game followed by movie night (8ish) Hocus Pocus in the D gym.
Wednesday: Drama Dons/Shakespeare Feaste (we encourage everyone to buy a ticket and go) 6pm $16 for dinner/show
Thursday: Kickball tournament at SF sports park, west softball diamonds at 4pm followed by Soccer Senior Night
Friday: Assembly in the morning, BBQ @ lunch, Football game
Saturday: Homecoming Dance 8-11 in the D-gym
Our Counselors visited the University of Utah and were able to get in on all the up and coming things happening at the U! The University of Utah is a great school and is ranked in the Top 100 of all universities in the World! The U of U has refined their admission process from the former "admissions index criteria" to a new, "holistic approach." They now consider both academic preparation as well as personal achievements when determining who they will accept. The counselors were able to learn some helpful tips about filling out the application, so if you are planning to apply- go see the counselors! Two things you will want to be certain to do if you are planning on going to the U are as follows: make sure you apply by December 1st and make sure to send your ACT scores directly to the University! The counselors are unable to send your scores; you need to send them from act.org, or list them as one of the schools to have your scores sent to when taking the ACT. If you have further questions go see the counselors. GO UTES!
The Spanish Fork High School tennis team had an amazing showing in the Region 10 tennis tournament on September 21st and 22nd at Mountain View High School. Each of the seven members of the varsity team qualified for the State Tennis Tournament that will be held September 29th and 30th in Salt Lake. It has been 7 years since the full girls tennis team qualified for state. The varsity team members are:1st Singles—Megan Vehar, 2nd Singles—Breanna Winkel, 3rd Singles—Kylie Smith, 1st Doubles—Alyssa Chandler and Eliza Bowman, and 2nd Doubles—Erica Allen and Tessa Clayton. GO LADY DONS!
This past weekend our counselors attended a conference down at Southern Utah University. They were able to learn about the great amenities that SUU offers their students. One thing that was especially impressive, were the extreme measures SUU is taking to accommodate incoming Freshman. SUU holds new student orientations, and even assigns each student an "ACE" which is an "Assistant Coach for Excellence and Success." An ACE is essentially a peer mentor to help students in the big transition from High School to College. If you are interested in going to SUU, come see the counselors and ask about attending a "Red Riot," which is an overnight student life experience. The Counselors were also able to tour SUU's renowned Aviation Program. If you are considering a career as a fixed wing or helicopter pilot, SUU has a great program that the counselors would love to tell you more about! An SUU representative will be attending our "College Day" on September 26th, and SUU will also be waiving their $50 Application Fee during our "College Week" which is November 6th-November 10th. GO THUNDERBIRDS!