Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America, and at our school we represent really well with both our teams. This article is on the boys team, but we have a great girls team too.
The NBA was started in 1946, but the sport basketball itself has been played for longer. Springfield College, in Massachusetts, has the credit for coming up with the game of basketball in December of 1891. James Naismith, a Canadian doctor was one of the innovators behind the sport.
We talked to Zack Antonino, one of the student section starters. We asked him why he decided to start the student section “ Me, Colin, and Maizie(all in 9th grade) just thought it would be a fun way to socialize at the games.” The student section has had people that usually don’t go to the games start coming. Then we asked what his favorite theme to get people to dress up in was and his favorite is white out.Lastly we decided to see what the people in the crowd actually thought of the games and the student section.
Woodworking is a class to let you express your imagination and creativity through hard work and fun. Lydia Brooks thinks that woodshop is fun because of “Creating projects, and being with friends”. Hyrum Cardona also thinks the wood shop is fun and says “Is not as boring, plus you can make stuff”. Woodshop is not for all students because it is hands-on when some students might be more into the paperwork.
Some students say that the dances have become a little boring. When asking the students what they thought, there were lots of different opinions.
When asking Lauren Mesinar what she thought about the dance she said “Yes I think they are fun to go to.” Lauren said that her favorite part about the dances is being able to talk to all of her friends.
“ I also like to dress up when it’s like ugly sweaters, or formal.” Lauren replied.
English honors field trip to the BYU art museum was a wondrous and new experience for multiple students. The honors students were attending the field trip to observe Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Pictures and posters fully displayed Inspiring and heart wrenching pictures showing police brutality, segregation, pure joy, agony, war, and love. Isaac Neilson said that “ The sculptures were unique and very cool” The picture above shows one of the favorite art exhibits called “Windswept” and was created by Patrick Dougherty.
Have you ever heard about NJHS and wondered what it means? Well it means National Junior Honor Society. In NJHS you have the opportunity to do a lot of fun and exciting service projects, such as going to Art City Elementary and helping out with the carnival, going to the citizen center and singing songs to bring in the holiday joy! Mrs. Ottley is the teacher in charge of NJHS, she said “NJHS is a great way to do service and get good leadership skills.”
Mrs.Burge is a newer teacher here at our school, let's find out where she came from. Where did Mrs.Burge teach before you may be wondering, she explained, “I taught for 5 years i the Jordan School district, and then I stayed home for 9 years with my kids. I then taught a Mountainville Academy for a year before my husband got a principalship down is San Juan county. I worked as a teacher there for 7 years.”
“An Iliad” was a dramatic and attention grabbing production full of life and power.
According to Fred Adams (the host for the play) The production at the Beverly Center for the Arts “has been going on for the last 57 years.” The students who attended the play described it as “dramatic and impressive acting.” A teacher at Springville Jr. High explained the play as “Impactful, a very good representation between the conflict of a person and the reality of war.”
Springville Junior High has gotten a lot of new teachers this year. One of the new teachers is Ms. Belnap, she is the new art teacher. I asked Ms. Belnap a couple of questions. For instants I asked what is your favorite part about teaching? She said “ I like seeing all the students walk into class at the beginning of the year and seeing them improve every single day!” What is your least favorite part about teaching? “ I don’t like to seeing students give up on what they are working on.” We are so happy that Ms.