Salem Junior High held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. Principal Suzanne Kimball welcomed future students, Salem City officials, state representatives, Nebo School District personnel, school employees, and parents. The Boy Scouts of America troop #864 conducted the American flag ceremony. Superintendent Rick Nielsen introduced honored guests including MHTN, architect, and Hughes General Contractors, engineers, and others that made this school possible.
The crowd was thrilled to listen to the first Salem Junior High choir perform “He lives in you” and “Firework”, which was directed by Rachel McCune.
Rick Ainge, the Nebo School Board member representing Salem, spoke to the crowd about this memorable event. Students from Salem, Woodland Hills, and Elk Ridge will attend this new school. School Board President, Dean Rowley, directed the official ribbon cutting that included the ninth-grade students and the Spanish Fork/Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Parents and students were then welcomed into the Salem Junior High for the first time. The school is located at 598 North Main, Salem. It sits on a 24 acre site with 166,690 square feet of floor space with 51 teaching stations, 4 computer labs, 2 full gymnasiums, and a cafetorium with a stage.
A repeating comment was made that this Salem Junior High is just a building, but will quickly come to life when the students arrive and make it a meaningful learning institution.
Nebo School District welcomes all students to the new Salem Junior High under the direction of Principal Suzanne Kimball and Assistant Principal Kevin Mecham with amazing teachers and staff.