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7th Grade Day (August 20) Schedule

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 9:54am
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

General Registration Information 2018-2019

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:46pm

Spanish Fork Junior High School

General Registration Information 2018-2019

Dear Students and Parents,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer vacation. Here at SFJHS, the administration, counselors, secretaries and custodians are working hard to have everything prepared for the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking forward to the arrival of our students. The following information has been prepared to guide you through the ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS and to help you prepare to be ready to begin school on Tuesday, August 21st.

Online Registration

The online registration for Spanish Fork Junior High will be available starting August 1, 2018.

  1. To begin, visit the SFJHS webpage at http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/ and click on Registration under the links on the left of the home screen. You will then be directed to Online Registration where you will follow the steps as instructed.
  2. Once you have completed all requirements of the registration process (including payment of fees and proof of immunizations), your child’s class schedule will be available to view online and print in 24-48 hours through your Aspire SIS account.

Fee Waivers/School Lunch Payments - August 7 and 8

The school will be open for fee waiver applications and school lunch payments on August 7 and August 8 from 8:00am to 2:30pm.

  • Fee Waiver qualifying information and income guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year is located on the school website at http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers  if you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school on August 7th or 8th between 8:00am and 2:30pm. Verification of income is required. Yearbooks are not subject to fee waivers.
  • School Lunch Payments can be made online at https://www.paypams.com/ or you may pay in person at the school on August 7 or 8.

General Information about Fees

  • Required Fees: these fees are assessed to all students and cover the costs of textbooks, lab supplies, student activities, etc.
  • Optional Fees: these fees are charged only to students that participate in certain programs or classes and cover the specific costs associated with those classes.
  • Extra-curricular Fees: these are not paid at registration, but will be paid if/when your student begins participation in an extra-curricular activity; this includes golf, tennis, basketball, track, wrestling, etc.

7th Grade Day and SFJHS Open House – Monday, August 20th 

All 7th graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Day on Monday, August 20th from 9:00-11:00am. Students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers, and practice opening their lockers. Busing will not be provided so please plan your own transportation as needed.

Later that same day from 1:00pm -3:00pm there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. The kindergarten Tdap does not count as the booster requirement for 7th grade. This is in addition to other immunizations which should have already been completed and on file (i.e. MMR, DTaP, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella). You will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to bring in or mail in a copy of the immunization document from the Health Department or doctor’s office as proof of required vaccinations. You may also email the immunization form to aubreyl.porter@nebo.edu.

Counseling

Counselors will be available for schedule changes on August 7 and 8 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The class change fee ($5) will begin on August 15th.

PTA

Do you want to get involved at Spanish Fork Junior High?  PTA is not a time commitment if you don't want it to be.  Your membership and support alone help create many wonderful experiences and opportunities for students as well as helping our amazing teachers and staff. PTA helps with "Munchie Mondays", teacher birthdays and dinners, Book Fair, Reflections and much more.  If interested in helping with any of these programs please email sfjhspta@gmail.com.  Thanks!! There are opportunities to be involved if you would like, as well as many benefits to students AND parents when parents are involved and show support

Join now with a small $5 membership fee.

We are excited to announce that this year you can pay with Venmo using @SFJHS-PTA (please leave your name and an email in the notes section).  There will be also be sign-ups the day of the Open House. 

Busing

Students living farther than two miles are offered busing. If you are unsure whether your student qualifies for busing or you need to know where the bus stop is located, you can find this information at www.nebo.edu by clicking on Parents in the top menu bar and then clicking on Parent Home Page from the drop down menu. NEW SCHOOL YEAR BUS ROUTES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. You may also call Transportation at 801-465-6005. 

School Times

The school day is from 8:00am to 2:40pm Tuesday through Friday. School will release at 1:55pm on Mondays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings. 

School Lunch

Breakfast and lunch is served daily at the following prices: Breakfast: $1.50 (reduced - $.30), Lunch:  $2.50 (reduced - $.40) 

To pay for lunches online: visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click “Pay for meals online”. You will need to create a PayPAMS account if you have not already done so.

Free/Reduced Lunch: applications must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”.  Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day. Our lunch clerk will be available at the school to take  cash or check meal payments on August 7th and 8th from 8am - 12pm.

Sincerely,

Matt Christensen

Principal

Link to letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x30UqbXA3lSE9AAt4uFCJRJDLj_Bxi1DlK8vpdDLldo/edit?usp=sharing

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

2018-2018 Registration Info

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:20am

All registration for secondary schools will open Aug. 1, 2018. At that time you will be able to access your student’s Aspire account by clicking the "registration" tab on the left side menu of our website to make all necessary updates, sign all e-documents, and pay the registration fees due for the coming school year.

If you would like to apply for a fee waiver, you can visit our school office from August 1st through August 8th. Our office hours are 8 am to 1 pm.

Please note, you must allow 24-48 business hours for the student’s schedule to be released, upon receipt of payment. We are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

2018 Utah Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 2:42pm
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Parents,

To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the following immunizations:

  • 1 Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster ***MUST CONTAIN PERTUSSIS***
    • Tdap required regardless of interval since last dose tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine
    • kindergarten dose does not  count as booster requirement for 7th grade
    • Td is not acceptable
  • 1 Meningococcal Vaccine
  • 2 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the school immunization record.

 "As a NEW requirement starting July 1, 2018, a NEW appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption form must be obtained and put on file at school for those children who claim exemption to immunization for religious or personal reasons. The module and form will be available after July 1, 2018."

You may drop off completed immunization forms at the school's main office during our summer hours.

8am to 1pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 12pm on Fridays, exculding holidays.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Holiday Closures

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 8:53am
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SFJHS will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 24 for the holidays. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SUMMER LIBRARY DATES AND TIMES

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:52pm
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Students are invited to access the library during the summer break.

Monday, July 16th

Wednesday, August 1st.  

School doors will be open from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

Just come in and go to the Library - Mrs. Wilson will be here ready to help you!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Summer Hours

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:06pm
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Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJHS Students Qualify for National Rodeo

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 2:08pm
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The Utah High School Rodeo Association held their 2018 Championship on May 25th and 26th. SFJHS student Wyatt Rindlisbacher won 2nd in the state in Team Roping and won the average for Tie Down Roping for State Finals and ended up 5th in the Tie Down Roping.

SFJHS student Cooper Jacobs won 3rd in the state for Bareback Riding and 3rd in the state for Bull Riding.  

They will both be competing at Nationals in Huron, South Dakota on June 24-30.  Congratulations and best of luck to both of these fine young men! 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Last Day Of School Information

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:57am
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All students will enter through the main doors in front of the office.  Students are not bring backpacks, jackets or other stuff into the building, only a yearbook and pen or pencil. 

Student are excused at 11:15. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Stars Assembly

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:42am
Attributions: By Stewart Lewis

In this astounding assembly, students of all ages showed off their fascinating talents on the big stage. These students worked hard, and it was their turn to show us what they could do. There was tons of singing, dancing, piano songs, lots of other musical performances, and much, much, more! There was even a special show done by the student council, which included the songs, “Under the Sea”, and “JAWS.” It was loads of tremendous fun for everyone and all the talents were incredibly amazing! Thank you to all the participants of the stars assembly this year! Go Lobos!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SFJHS AP Human Geography Class is Huge Success!

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:59pm
Attributions: By Gaylynn Parker

It’s the end of the school year, and SFJHS’s first ever AP Human Geography class has been a huge success. Students sat for the exam last Friday, but they won’t know their scores until July. One student commented, “I thought the exam was actually really fun. At the beginning of the year, it sounded really scary because I was not sure if I would be able to know everything for the exam, but Ms. Terry is the best teacher and I know everybody else in the class agrees, so, as the year went on, my stress level about the test went down. I hope I did really well, and I feel good about my answers.” Another student said, “The exam was moderately difficult. I think I did well for it being my first AP test!”

What do students learn about human geography? One student said, “I learned a lot of different aspects about how humans interact with their environment around them.” Another student said, “I have always grown up thinking that America was some sort of refuge to the world, and everyone was equal, but over the last year, I’ve learned about the U.S. from a new perspective.” Still another student commented, “There are many more problems going on in the world than we think. Developing countries face many problems to improve their living conditions and to become developed. I learned many new things this year and this class has prepared me for the future!”

Congratulations to this first year of students who willingly spent so much of their time to do well in this class. “Whether I pass or fail, I think I did the best I could have done, so I am going to be happy with my score no matter what.” Best of luck to all you of, AP Human Geography class of 2017-2018.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

CCA Vehicle Career Fair

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:34am
Attributions: By Kathy Thacker
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On May 22 7th grade College and Career Awareness classes learned about careers involving vehicles. We got to learn about linemen, firefighters, police officers, funeral directors, and EMT/Paramedics. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 5/21/17

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:50pm
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 Parents, Students and Friends –

LAST LOBO UPDATE FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

This will be the last Lobo Update this school year.  Many thanks go out to all our supportive parents, our hardworking students and our amazing teachers for a successful year!  Look for the next Lobo Update in mid-July. It will contain registration dates and other back to school information.

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING LAGOON

Thursday, May 24th is Lagoon day - Buses will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive at school by 7:40 a.m.  Because we have to pay the bus company for your student’s seat whether they go or not, refunds will not be available to those that miss the bus. In order to accurately account for each student, they will need to ride the same bus up and back.  On the bus ride up students will be informed that buses will leave Lagoon promptly at 3:30 p.m. We estimate that we will be home between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Some parents have asked about picking up their own student at a prearranged time.  If you are planning on picking your student up at Lagoon rather than having them ride the bus home please provide a parent/guardian note, signed and dated, giving permission to your student to be released. Students must give this note to the teacher as they board the bus here at SFJHS so that we are aware of the situation.  Because of student safety concerns, only students that provide a written note will be permitted to be released and not ride the bus home. School breakfast will be served on Lagoon day and school will be held during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL INFORMATION

Friday, May 25th is the last day of school! NO BACKPACKS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING ON FRIDAY.  Students should bring only their yearbook and a pen to sign yearbooks this day. If a student brings a backpack it will need to be left in the office until school ends.  School will be released at 11:15 a.m. - Please plan accordingly - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

SUMMER LIBRARY DATES

Students are invited to access the library during the summer break. Here are the summer dates: Tuesday, June 5th; Monday, July 16th; Wednesday, August 1st.  School doors will be open from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Just come in and go to the Library - Mrs. Wilson will be here ready to help you!

EXTRA YEARBOOKS

If your student didn’t buy a yearbook there were a few extras ordered.  They will be sold on a first come first serve basis until they are gone.  The cost is $30 and needs to be paid in the office to Mrs. Hall.

SUMMER FOOD BANK LUNCHES

Utah Food Bank - summer meal program in Utah County will be offering lunches this summer.  All youth up to age 18 may receive a free healthy lunch. The program begins June 11th and will continue through August 17th, Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 1:00pm. (No distribution 7/20-7/24) Lunches will be served at the Spanish Fork City Center Library Park, 100 East 50 South. No registration is required. For more information contact Kerri Duncan at 801-887-1251 or kerrid@utahfoodbank.org

LOBOS IN ACTION

Way to go Band, Orchestra and Choir students on outstanding performances in your recent spring concerts! All three concerts were well attended and showcased the amazing musical talent we have here at SFJHS. Also, congratulations to our Lobo spring sport teams - boys tennis team, SFJHS track team, freshman softball team and our freshman baseball team, on the completion of a successful season.

UPCOMING SFJHS ACTIVITIES:

  • May 22 - Awards Assemblies - 9th @ 8:50am; 8th @ 10:10am; 7th @ 11:00am

  • May 23 - Final Locker Clean-out

  • May 24 - Lagoon Day

  • May 25 - Last Day of School - Out at 11:15 am       

STAY IN TOUCH WITH IMPORTANT SUMMER NEWS AND DATES

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our SFJHS Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sfjhs/

Twitter at https://twitter.com/sfjrhigh.

Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/

TERM 4 REPORT CARDS

This year we will NOT print Term 4 report cards for mailing. Parents and students may go onto Aspire BEFORE JULY 1 and print the report card. The Aspire system will be rolled into the 2018-2019 school year on July 1 and 2017-2018 information will no longer be available.

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Locker Clean Out!

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 9:06am

Locker cleanout will take place on May 17th, 2018 during Pack Time and again on May 23rd during 7th period.

On the May 17th cleanout, remove all trash, stickers, writing, etc. from your lockers. Library books and most textbooks should be returned by this date.  Library books should be returned to the library. We will have some carts out in the hallways to put books on as well. Report any damaged or permanent marks to a faculty member. There will be cleaning supplies available during both locker cleanouts.

On May 23rd we will have the final cleanout. All possessions must be taken home on this day. It may be the last day you will have access to their lockers.

 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Preparation for the Spring Concert

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:17am
Attributions: By: Bentley Bradford
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Trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, tubas, euphoniums, french horns, and percussion. The Spanish Fork Junior High School Concert Band is practicing for their Spring Concert. They are playing songs like “DarkHeart” which is actually a piece of music based off a book. The book is called “Dark Adventure” which is a fictional book which includes much magic. “DarkHeart” is supposed to be part of a scene where the main character is running away from the castle. According to Max Fraser, 9th grade Concert Band percussionist, “It’s really challenging, but is a fun piece. I like the style of the music; it’s kind of creepy, but it’s also really fast-paced.”

       The band is also performing a piece called “Resplendent Light (On Walden Pond)” which is a slow touching piece. According to Enoch Sanchez, 8th grade trombonist, “The piece portrays how we as a group can help better ourselves so we may better others. When we have accomplished this, we may finally see the beauty in nature and in everyday life and reach what I like to call, ‘Resplendent Light’.” I couldn’t have described it any better myself.

“The Great Locomotive Chase” is, in my opinion, our best piece. It contains many percussion instruments. You will find chimes, bells, drums, timpani,  and even the rim of an actual train. I can’t really describe to you how they all sound. The percussion music is supposed to have sounds that sound as though they would be on or near a train.  While the percussion is doing that, the entire rest of the band is making the piece flow together, have meaning, and really does everything else.

The band has been working very hard on these songs and pieces. They play every single day trying to work out every single mistake. If you would like to see the Spring Concert they will be performing at Spanish Fork High School, on Thursday, May 17.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

SAGE Testing

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:16am
Attributions: By Ian Paxton

The end of the school year often comes with stress to get your grades up, procrastinated assignments suddenly seeming more important, and frantically searching through an oversized binder to find that one missing paper. Probably the greatest of many students’ worries is SAGE Testing. Like any other overwhelmingly important test, the teachers stress to their students to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and bring a water bottle if they want. SAGE Testing takes information from the start of the year to the end, and puts them all into one great big test. Though they don’t speak very highly of this unnerving test, students do seem excited to see their score at the end. Perhaps it’s because they get to see how well they did. Or maybe it’s simply because they know they’re finally done.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Lobo Update 5/14/2018

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:00pm
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PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND FRIENDS,

We have two weeks of school remaining and we are working daily with students to finish assignments, tests, and projects for their classes. We ask parents to check students’ grades frequently and have conversations with them about work completion and turning in work. We want every student to succeed.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH IMPORTANT SUMMER NEWS AND DATES

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our SFJHS Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sfjhs/

Twitter at https://twitter.com/sfjrhigh.

Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/

TERM 4 REPORT CARDS

This year we will NOT print Term 4 report cards for mailing. Parents and students may go onto Aspire BEFORE JULY 1 and print the report card. The Aspire system will be rolled into the 2018-2019 school year on July 1 and 2017-2018 information will no longer be available.

LOCKER CLEANOUT

First locker cleanout will be during Pack Time on Thursday, May 17th. Please plan to clean out and take home all items you won’t need for the last few days of school. On Wednesday, May 23rd during the last 20 minutes of school, all students will conduct final locker clean out.  Students will need to take absolutely everything home and won’t have locker access for the rest of the week.

SUMMER LIBRARY DATES

Students are invited to access the library during the summer break. Here are the summer dates: Tuesday, June 5th; Monday, July 16th; Wednesday, August 1st.  School doors will be open from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Just come in and go to the Library - Mrs. Wilson will be here ready to help you!

LAST CALL FOR LIBRARY BOOKS

Parents and Students: Please be on the lookout for any books belonging to SFJHS Library. If your student has a fine or overdue book, they were notified with a reminder slip. We have a great school library, with a wonderful collection. Please help us keep it that way by returning all books. Thank you so much for your help. If you have any questions talk to Mrs. Wilson in the library.   

LUNCH ACCOUNTS AND OTHER SCHOOL FEES AND FINES

The school year is quickly winding down and with that we remind parents to make sure that your student’s lunch balance is caught up and kept current.  Also, please make sure any outstanding balances for school fees or fines are taken care of ASAP with Mrs. Hall in the front office. PLEASE BE AWARE that in order to receive a yearbook on May 23rd and to qualify for Lagoon all outstanding balances owed must be paid in full. Your help in this regard is greatly appreciated.

LADY LOBO GEAR FOR SALE

SF Lady Lobo game jerseys and shorts are for sale to anyone who wants them!  They would make awesome Lobo pride gear for the fan section next year! $15 for the top and bottom or $8 for just the top or just the bottoms separately.  See Coach Harmer for details. Payment must be made to Mrs. Hall in the finance office.

LAGOON DAY - MAY 24TH

Today, all students received a Lagoon Day 2018 Parent Information and Permission Slip form and a few instructions from their 7th period teacher. This has all the information needed to be prepared for an exciting day at Lagoon. If you would like your child to attend, please return the signed permission slip with a non-refundable bus fare payment of $16.00. The students will purchase their ticket at the door for $34.00 each. If you need the permission slip, go to http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/parent-and-student-information and click the Lagoon Information link.

CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT

The chess club is hosting our annual chess tournament on Tuesday, May 15 starting at 9:00 am in the library. Anyone is invited to come participate even if you are not in chess club. All skill levels are welcome. If you would like to participate please talk to Mr. Mortimer in Room #44 for an Entry Form. There is limited space so sign up soon. Admission will be given on a first come first serve basis. There are awards/prizes for the top 6 placers in the tournament. If you would like a better chance at winning you can come to chess club Tuesdays after school in Mr. Mortimer's room.

CALENDAR

  • May 14 - District Tennis Tournament, High School Registration help (World Civ classes), Orchestra Concert 6:00

  • May 15 - District Tennis Tournament, Chess Tournament 9:00, Shakespeare Auditions 3:00

  • May 16 - Shakespeare Casting 3:00

  • May 17 - First Locker Clean Out, Band Concert 7:00

  • May 18 - Stars - Talent Assembly 8:45am, AP Exam

  • May 21 - CCA Truck Career Fair 8:00

  • May 22 - Awards Assemblies

  • May 23 - Yearbook and Final Locker Clean-out

  • May 24 - Lagoon Day

  • May 25 - Last Day of School - Out at 11:15am       

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

UVU Orchestra Festival Competition

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:23pm
Attributions: By Kayla Huish

The orchestra students of Spanish Fork Junior High killed it on Thursday, May 10th at the 2018 UVU Orchestra Festival Competition! All seventh, eighth, and ninth graders did an excellent job thanks to their amazing conductor, Angela Harman. Cason Barton from the seventh-grade orchestra says, “I think it was a very good experience performing in front of the judge and that it could help us further along in life.” Indeed it will! Did you know that people who play a musical instrument have better brain development? A ninth grader from the ninth grade orchestra, Hailey Creer, says, “I benefited from this experience because I was able to learn to work in harmony with others. The songs we had the opportunity to play at the UVU festival challenged me and my classmates and we were able to improve and thrive together.”

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

District Poetry Slam

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:19am
Attributions: By Tanner Fraser

On May 10, the Spanish Fork Junior High school Poetry Slam winners went to Salem to compete in the District Poetry Slam. Ten poets from each school competed in the Poetry Slam adding up to a total of 41. The kids in our school were Corbin Jensen, Madyson Lott, Cambree Oyler, Aeris Eastland, Maddie Haugen, Holley Larsen, Joey Moleff, Sam Whitaker, Makenna Wilkinson, and Tanner Fraser. As the competition began there was a lot of excitement and a little bit of nervousness as each contestant went up. One thing that happens during slam poems is, when you agree, appreciate, or enjoy what the contestant was saying, you could begin to snap. Although some of our contestants were nervous, each one performed extremely well and had a lot of fun. They all hope to do as well next year.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

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