2011 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2011 National Merit

Scholarship Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

Nebo School District Benefits from United Way in Utah County

The United Way of Utah County organized a "Day of Caring" from which Nebo School District benefited with various service efforts.

Volunteers from several organizations, BYU, Culinary Crafts, Women in Philanthropy, showed up in Nebo School District at the Nebo Learning Center. The volunteers put Phonics Lessons together for the new teachers in the district.

There was also a significant amount of work done at Shadow Mountain.

Principal Goes to Washington D.C.

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

WASHINGTON, D.C.--July 2010--Dwight Liddiard, East Meadow's Principal and a Nebo School District administrator, recently visited Washington, D.C., with more than 400 colleagues for a joint meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which brings together affiliate associations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Nebo School District's Nutrition Program Receives State Recognition

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Nebo School District’s Child Nutrition Program receives state recognition from the Utah State Office of Education for going “Above and Beyond” the state’s nutrition program requirements.

The Utah State Office’s Child Nutrition Program Director, Luann Shilpley, states, “Nebo District is recognized for your outstanding efforts in going ‘Above and Beyond’ the program requirement. You’ve help support our state mission to promote the nutritional well-being of children so they may reach their full potential.”

Nebo Education Foundation Partners with Individuals to Award Scholarships

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Nebo Education Foundation continues to receive more funds from generous donors to award scholarships.  Over $50,000 in scholarships were awarded this spring to students from Nebo Education Foundation to assist them in furthering their educational opportunities.  Seventy scholarships helped pay tuition to schools such as Utah Valley University; Southern Utah University; Utah State University; Brigham Young University Hawaii, Idaho, Provo; Dixie State College; Snow College; College of Eastern Utah; and University of Utah.

Superintendent Chris Sorensen Retires

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Superintendent Chris Sorensen has accepted a position with Brigham Young University in the Educational Leadership Department. Superintendent Sorensen has worked in Nebo School District for 33 years. Six of those years as superintendent.

Nebo School Board President, Dean Rowley, said, “We appreciate all Chris has done for Nebo School District and hate to see Superintendent Sorensen go. This new position is a good opportunity for him and his family.”

Salem Hills High Teacher Selected as Educator of the Year

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Josie Reynaud, business teacher at Salem Hills High School (SHHS), was awarded the Utah's Outstanding Business and Information/Technology Educator of the Year this summer by the Utah Business and Computer Education Association (UBCEA).

Josie has been teaching for 12 years in the Provo and Nebo school districts and is currently teaching keyboarding, computer technology, word processing, office procedures, business communications, multimedia, business web page design, and financial literacy at Salem Hills High School.

Coach Marilyn Miller wins Fifth Championship

Attributions: 
Lana H. Hiskey - Public Information Officer - Nebo School District

Marilyn Miller, golf coach at Payson High, wins her fifth Club Championship with the Gladstan Ladies.

Assistant Principal Brett White said, “Coach Miller is dedicated to students and excellence. She has done such a great job with the boy’s and girl’s golf teams at PHS, and she is great to work with.”

Coach Miller has worked 13 years for Nebo School District. We are thrilled to have such an excellent coach on staff. Congratulations!

Farmers Insurance donates to SHS Girls’ Soccer

Springville’s Girls’ Soccer team has received another generous donation from Farmers Insurance of $500 through the Nebo Education Foundation. This is becoming an annual donation for the girls. Other donors to the SHS Girls’ Soccer are Physical Sports Therapy, Strong and Strong, Pacific Horizon, the Swanson family, Wells Fargo Bank, and Rich & Kim Davis totaling $1,030.

Chemistry Educator Award

Denise Villarta, Maple Mountain High School chemistry teacher, was selected to receive the Utah High School Chemistry Educator Award for 2010. This award is given yearly to the two top educators in Utah. Mrs. Villarta will be honored at a banquet on August 4.

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