January 2019

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Article written by: Jada Mayo

Have you ever been to one of Springville Junior Highs school plays? If you haven’t you definitely should when it opens in March. It will also help fund our school’s stage. It’s also just a fun experience for students. Quincie Barton said “I tried out for the musical because I like to sing” She also said that she likes having a good time. Quincie said the tryout process was this, “I had to prepare a song, wear a dress, and do a dance.” Overall, the school play is just a good fun thing that students can choose to be in and if they decide not to try out, they can just have a good time watching the play. We're excited for this spring's musical to open soon! 

Spotlight: Maya Brown

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Article by Wynter Smith

Maya Brown in a seventh grader here at Springville Junior High who is currently on the schools wrestling team. Maya got a serious injury with an opponent from Spanish Fork. “During the match, I think the guy I was wrestlings got frustrated because I kept getting out of his holds. He went behind me and grabbed my wrist and put his arm around my waist. Then he kind of threw me, which isn’t illegal as long as he goes down with me. He didn’t go down with me though and  I hit the ground on my left side, I felt my shoulder pop inward. Everyone around me heard like a pop snap kind of thing. My coach thought I was better than I actually was tried I lift me up but when he did I was overwhelmed with dizziness. The other coach came and helped me up and got me to the benches. At first the pain was very numb then it felt like knives jabbing and piercing my skin. After I was taken to the ER, the doctors had to pull my bone back in place and put 2 crews and a metal plate in my collar bone.” Maya still currently goes to the wrestling matches to support her team even though she can’t participate. We all wish her a speedy recovery and good luck next year.

The Best Of The Best (Super Knights)

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Article written by: Amber Haslam

This year’s September and October SuperKnights are Axston Squire, Jocelyn Mendez, Driggs Ellison, Ella Peterson, Alexa Child, Tommy Wilde, Julia Oberg, Coleman Jarvis, Warrick Small, Elizabeth Hogelin, Eli Whiting, and Edith Knoebel. They are all so excited to be SuperKinghts! I went and interviewed Axston Squire, Coleman Jarvis, and Edith Knoebel. I asked Axton, Coleman, and Edith if they were surprised that they got a SuperKnight award. They all replied by saying, “Yes very surprised. We didn't think we were going to get it.“ Axston added on with, “I was very surprised. I feel like my classmates should have gotten it because they work harder than me and they deserve it more than me.” I then ended the conversation by asking what their favorite part about receiving a SuperKinght award was. Edith replied by saying, ¨Getting able to be recognized by every student was my favorite part!” I also asked Coleman Jarvis and he said, “I really like all of the nice teacher notes they gave!” This is an amazing opportunity for all the students to get recognized and feel good about themselves!

5,4,3,2,1 Happy New Year!

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Article written by: Brooke Constantine

It's the new year and the students at Springville Junior High are making New Year’s resolutions and trying to be a better person in the new year.  Resolutions vary from working out every day, doing service every day, or just being a better person in general.

What do New Year's resolutions mean to you as a person?  Hannah Barker an 8th grader said, “New Year’s resolutions are important goals that you make at the beginning of the year.” New Year resolutions are important you strive to do that goal throughout the whole year.  Spencer Park an 8th grader said, “Resolutions are changing for better and learning from the past.” If you didn't succeed your last resolution you can learn and try again to succeed. Adaliz Perez a 7th grader said, “New Year’s resolutions are bettering yourself and trying to succeed.”  Remick Whiting a 9th grader said, “Making goals to be better for the new year.” Barry Udall and Bryson Fulmer 8th graders both said “New Year’s resolutions are goals you try to do too be a better person.” We all have our goals for the new year and if we succeed in them or not it makes us a better person.  It's the new year, new beginnings, we have choices and chances to make us a better person.