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. Lauren Mesiar (9th grade) said “ My favorite part of the games is definitely the student section, I always dress up the one that was my favorite was the safari or Hawaiian themed dress up.” The student section is a great way to get people who maybe don’t know much about sports to go to games and support our team!
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.
Woodshop can also be very dangerous considering it involves cutting with saw blades. But once all safety tests are passed you are allowed to work on your project. Mr. Rencher is the wood shop teacher and foreman. Mr. Rencher teaches students how to create two projects. The first project being a wooden tension saw handle, and the second project a detailed chest. Woodworking is for 9th grade and all through high school.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Holiday traditions, everyone has them. But what are they? Evan Smith an 8th grader defines traditions as “A time where everyone is gathered together, it is a time to make memories.”. Here are the traditions of some students. Olivia Dover an 8th grader shares her family’s traditions “On Christmas eve we go to my grandparents house and have a big dinner, and we open our Christmas pj’s. At the beginning of December we go and see Christmas lights” Now we have another student, Sarah Hubbard telling us her traditions“ On Christmas morning we have orange cinnamon rolls for breakfast with our grandpa. Every year we draw names for our siblings.” Luna Melicio, an 8th grader tells her family's traditions. “ Every year we open some presents on Christmas eve, and on Christmas we go to our aunts house.” The holidays are a time to spend with your family and friends and feel joy and happiness. Happy holidays, everyone!
Recently our school started a new program, chivalry citizenship. What it is, is all the students get a card that has a bunch of awards on it such as extra credit,a free treat or a free tardy. How it works is if you have a good citizenship grade you can use these rewards to go to lunch 5 minutes early and get $1 off of a dance/Play. Most students are happy about the change, Kelly Robertson said “I like the chivalry card because we get to go to lunch early also, I like the free treat because we get free food.” On the chivalry cards there are three early lunches. When you use them you get to go to lunch 5 minutes early so you have a chance of getting the food you want. “I like the chivalry card because they give us free hall passes. In my classes I only get three hall passes and when they run out i don’t get any more so the free hall passes on the cards are nice,” Said Emyliah Colon. Most teachers in our school only give us three hall passes. These hall passes have to last you about 2 months and if you use them all up then your out until next term. It is nice to have these options that are on the card just in case you need them. I am looking forward to the next chivalry party which is the party we get if we have good grades and a good citizenship grade. I’ve heard rumors that it is going to be a skating party. Either ice skating or rollerblading. I hope you're looking forward to it too!
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.
Josh Mcallson said that he likes to go to the dances, they are fun and really exciting to go to.
“ My favorite part about the dance is how lit they get” he responded to when asked what his favorite part of the dances were. Josh says that he likes to dress up for the dances and go all out.
Lastly when asking Abby Ruff what she thought of the dances she replied with “ I think they are ok, they can be fun sometimes, but sometimes not so much.” Abby says that her favorite thing about the dances are being able to hang out with friends.
So most people like the dance, but there are some people who think that they are just boring. What do you think about the dances?
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. Mrs.Pina a honors English teacher who attended the field trip said about the windswept that it was, “A really cool sculpture, I was amazed at how they made huge arches out of sticks alone.” This exhibit was made of 30,000 pounds of saplings, was over twelve feet tall and absolutely massive. Filling an entire section of the museum. This trip was a mind changing experience making us grateful for our freedom and the creativity of the people not just in our community put all over the world.