Nebo Hall of Fame - Payson Pride Restored

Aubrey Nelson

Payson High school has a long legacy of championships. Payson High School has been feared since its founding in 1912. Over the years, Payson High has been recognized as champions in almost every sport. However, in recent years, the state trophies have had need to be restored. In 2012, PHS Mission: Restore the Pride, began. The mission was to restore 14 state champion and state runner up trophies. Now, in December of 2014, all 14 trophies have been returned to their rightful place—the halls of PHS.

Cherry Creek Implements Leader in Me Program

Lyndsee Brice

Cherry Creek’s new mission statement this year is: “We Lead. We Learn. We inspire. I am Important.” 

As the 2014-2015 school year began, there was something different about Cherry Creek Elementary. When people entered the building, they could see a physical difference in the hallways as well as a change in the atmosphere of the school.  It was the beginning of a new adventure for the Crocs, their first year as a Leader in Me school.

Westside Students Donate to Community In Action


In December, the Westside Elementary student council members, along with Principal Sara Matis, presented a check for over $3,000.00 to Dave Smith with Community in Action.  During an entire week, student council members counted pennies and change that students brought for the annual Penny Wars.  This money will go toward feeding families in need in the area.  This is the second year in a row that Westside students raised over $3,000.00.  The Penny Wars have become a worthwhile tradition at Westside. Congratulations for empowering others and “Being the Magic”. 

Mapleton Elementary Students Delight School Board - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge


Mapleton’s Elementary students delighted the Nebo School Board of Education with music, math mastery, after-school STEM “tech” club, and computer programing among other learning experiences. 

Principal Julie Peery addressed the Board and introduced the student performance and thanked the School Board for this opportunity. 

Mapleton’s orchestra is directed by Jessica Knight. The students performed two songs: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Silent Night." These students meet multiple times a week before school. The students performed very well and were enjoyed playing.

Mapleton Junior High Fundraises for Primary Children’s

Reagan Sweat

Every year, Mapleton Junior High gets in the spirit of Christmas by having a school-
wide fundraiser. And this time around, they decided to make the fundraiser extra-special by 
raising money to help kids their own age. Their fundraiser: Gift baskets for the patients at 
Primary Children's medical hospital.

Band Beyond 5 Encourages Students to "Never Give Up!"

During the afternoon of December 16, 2014 shrieks and screams could be heard emanating from the south end of Wilson Elementary School.  The usually quiet hallways were abuzz with excitement as the up-and-coming boy band Beyond 5 put on an assembly encouraging students to Never Give up (a title of one of their popular songs). Students were also reminded to be careful of what they say to one another. Even a joke can be hurtful to others.

Pay It Forward: Cheyanne Prather, Spanish Oaks Second Grader


Spanish Oaks very own Cheyanne Prather wanted to help clothe homeless children, so she came up with a great way to use her allowance.  She bought candy and snacks, then sold them on the side of the road and at football games.  She then took the money to buy more snacks and continued to sell.

What started as $40 ... turned into more than $500 as 7-year-old Cheyanne expanded her entrepreneur skills to help others.  She is this week’s Channel 2 News Pay It Forward recipient.  Thank you, Cheyanne, for being such a good example!

Students Honored by Springville Mayor and City Council


Four amazing Springville High School students were recognized in December’s City Council Meeting for their efforts in prevention and mental health awareness.  Ali Earnshaw, Stephanie Garcia, Julia Gonzales and Payton Acor received the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award.  They were congratulated by Councilman Chris Sorenson.  All the young ladies are members of the high school and community club called “ASAP.”  Their goals are to educate other students on the dangers of substance abuse and promote positive mental health.

Where Are We Wednesday, December 17, 2014?


Where are we Wednesday, December 17, 2014? Name the place and event that happened in Nebo School District.

The communications office will be posting photos from around the district on Wednesdays. The first person to email the correct name and place will receive an award.  Email your response to sends e-mail)