October 2019

Cross Country Training

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Article written by student: Carly Gooch

Cross Country season has come and gone now. But what did it take for them to have success? What did the cross country team do to train? To find out we talked to coach Matt Hammon. Upon being asked what training is like Coach Hammon told us that on Tuesdays and Thursdays they do more challenging and harder workouts and on Mondays and Wednesdays they take it easier. On Fridays, they go to their meets. When we asked him what the best part of cross country is he said that his favorite part was seeing the kids bond and have fun and he likes seeing them win. He also told us about how the team compares to last year's team- he explained that they did very well especially the girls. To sum it all up cross country is a good way for students to be social and stay in shape. Check it out next year! 

Loving LIA Week

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Article written by student: Mayci Cornaby

Mini Pinatas filled with candy, fun lunchtime activities, dancing in the commons. What is happening at SJHS? We had LIA Week! LIA stands for Latinos in Action. LIA is a student action team that has a main goal, according to LIA member Linnthay Sanchez, to “Help everyone and do lots of service.” This group of awesome students wanted to have an activity-filled week to give the people of SJHS an important message.   

       Linnthay Sanchez says, “What we hope to accomplish this week is we want to teach the students at SJHS that they can all become leaders.” 

      Among all the fun activities the LIA got to do that week, a few favorites were musical chairs and dancing during lunch, helping with Parent Teacher Conferences, and participating in fun Quest Time activities in Mr. Beebe’s room. One of the  Quest Time activities to participate in was a drum performance by Diego Campos of the Brazilian band Diego Brazuca. It was a lot of fun!

      Lily Austin of LIA said, “We hoped that after this week we could form a stronger bond with our team.” And she was not wrong. After last week, we saw others being kind to each other and forming closer bonds; especially within the LIA team.

      As the week neared its end, we saw a huge improvement in the attitude of our school. The new 7th graders were feeling more welcome, friends were being made, and everyone was having fun. LIA week was definitely a success, and we can’t wait for it to happen again next year!

Game, Set, Match

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Article written by student: Brooke Constantine

15, love, 40, love, 40, 15, game!  Springville Jr High Schools tennis team, who are they?  How'd they do? What do they do? 

The following girls tried out and made the tennis team for 2019.  Junior Varsity girls are, Danica Gwilliam, Sydney Hardy, Aralynn Luzuriaga, Janice Davis, Camille Unguren, Melat Degala, Savannah Rollins, and Caitlyn Hirschi.  Varsity girls are, Natalie Aragon, Tatum Chamberlain, Brooke Constanine, Millie Thomson, Kate Peterson, Ginny Peterson, Adria Young, and Lily Killpack. The head coach of the team is Mr Dahl and the assistant coach is Mr Parker (or Natalie Aragon).  Why did they choose to play tennis? Danica Gwilliam replied with, “I wanted to try something new.” A good portion of the tennis team just barely started playing tennis, they joined the team because they wanted to try something new. What kind of things do the girls do to prepare for a match?  Natalie Aragon replied with, “I have to mentally prepare and have confidence in my serves.” Millie Thomson, Janice Davis, and Adria Young all replied with “practicing and a short rally before.” Practice makes perfect! The tennis team would practice every day after school. Their practices consisted of practice matches, challenge matches, tennis games, ball machine and more.  The season started September 10 and ended October 3. JV had their district tournament October 7 and Varsity had theirs October 8. Both JV and Varsity did good and had lots of fun.

The season for the Springville Jr High Schools tennis team has now come to an end.  The girls had a very successful season had built good lasting relationships with each other.  Let's go Knights!