On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Spanish Fork High School, hundreds of fourth- and fifth-grade students and their parents gathered for Nebo’s first ever Elementary Keyboarding Championship. Because of their remarkable keyboarding skills, the students were selected to represent their schools in the championship. The excitement in the SFHS Cafeteria was electric!

After three rounds of competition, 14 fifth-grade students and 17 fourth-grade students were announced as winners of this year’s championship. Thanks to the generosity of Nebo Credit Union, $800 were awarded to students. Each first place winner was awarded a $100 gift card. Second place winners received a $75 gift card, third place winners received a $50 gift card, fourth place winners received a $25 gift card, and places fifth through sixteenth received a $10 bill. Thank you to Macey’s Grocery Store for helping with water and snacks. Also, thank you to Spanish Fork High School for allowing use of their computer labs and cafeteria for this great event.

Fifth-Grade Winners
1st Francisca Hernandez
2nd Kayla Huish
3rd Aiden Atwood
4th Caleb Isom
5th Sean Chandler
6th Brycen Asay
7th Savannah Stinson
8th Nique Dixon
9th Sueisen Garcia
10th Jake Yoder
11th David Bartholomew
12th Kim Saili
13th Ashlyn Boyes
14th Sam Whitaker

Fourth-Grade Winners
1st Britton Childs
2nd Hannah Beecher
3rd Ashton Beehler
4th Matthew Mellinger
5th Tyler Phelps
6th McKinzie Cook
7th Eli Elder
8th Hailee Evans
9th (TIE) Paris Terry & Emily Gwilliam
10th Mika Krommenhoek
11th Kayden Labrum
12th Noah Butler
13th Maci Nielson
14th Nathan Swinford
15th Joren Rowley
16th Victoria Liddle

The top keyboarder in the fifth grade keyed over 100 words per minute. The top fourth-grade keyboarder keyed over 90 words per minute. Nice job, students! We are so proud of you!

Nebo has a remarkable team of keyboarding teachers each of whom is responsible for four elementary schools. Each one helps every fourth-grade student and every fifth-grade student in his or her schools develop a keyboarding skill that will help him or her be efficient and effective in the technology-based society in which they live. Nebo’s keyboarding specialists are Randy Bartholomew, Deb Bigler, Kim Clyde, Haley Hales, Patty Holt, Lorraine Tuttle, and April Williams. Nebo uses its own keyboarding materials – which were developed to meet the specific needs of Nebo’s keyboarding programs – to help students develop their keyboarding skills.

Congratulations students and teachers!