The students at Springville Junior High are not completely aware of the fun waiting for them when they came to school on College week. The counselors had prepared activities for the students to do as the week progressed. Many activities excited the students and got them in the College mood. One of the things that the students learned form college week was that people who go to college and graduate get paid 0.9 million more than those that do not go to college and graduate.
Loving, carring, unstoppable, motivated, kind, and really any good word describes Amanda Gardner. Anyone you ask will only tell you good things about her. Even her brother says that all Amanda does is smile and laugh. Amanda loves to play tennis and read any good book. She is the 2nd oldest child in a family of 6 and has always lived in Springville. Kelsey Sumsion, a ninth grade girl, is one of Amanda’s best friends and has grown up with her.
A lot of you know about SJHS wrestling team, but did you know that their is only one girl on the team?! If you didn’t you should know! Because she is doing awesome and she is awesome! Her name is Jessica Shumway and she’s pro! Although she started 2 years ago, she is winning A LOT! Jessica Shumway was born a great strong wrestler! Read more to get all the facts!
Mrs. Reese is a 9th grade Geography and World Civilizations teacher. She moved from Diamond Fork to our school this year. Mrs. Reese is a really fun teacher who teaches with really good methods, like activities around the classroom. Last week, her students were able to take a quiz as a class, going around the room and working together to earn our score. Ms. Reese is not married, but has "200 kids"! She loves her students and has lots of fun with them.
There are a lot of sports in the world. Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, just to name a few. And there’s a super cool program, called Especially for Athletes, that helps you improve your sports skills, just as much as your social skills, like talking and also being nice. Bullying is something they don’t really tolerate. So, other than keeping sports real and bullies away, what is E4A? Well, they came to Springville Jr. High School just a few weeks ago and some kids have a few thoughts on it.
Valeria Thomas is a new student here at Springville Junior High School. She moved to Springville from San Jose California. Valeria has long brown hair and is tall. She has very pretty eyes and is so nice. She loves to hangout with friends and play volleyball. She enjoys her new school, but misses her old school Ida Price Middle School.
Penny wars is an international competition usually between the schools grades. Schools all over the world do this to raise money for charities, natural disasters, and anything they feel are in need of. This year at SJHS we have decided to use our fundraising money for the people in Puerto Rico.
The first basketball hoops were actually just peach baskets, a basket used to carry peaches, and the first backboards were made of wire. Basketball is a game played between two teams of five in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed at each end of the court. Many people play Basketball.
As some of you probably know, the Master Singers get the opportunity to go and sing about a BYU men’s basketball game every year. Mrs. Utrera, the choir teacher, says “This started 4 years ago when BYU sent out an email asking schools to sign up to sing. It was perfect timing because I had decided that Master Singers would learn the National Anthem that year and have it ready to use if we ever needed it. That year was the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem so it was the first thing we learned that year.