Nebo District High School Seniors performed with the Utah Symphony in their annual All-Star Evening at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. The three students from the Nebo Youth Philharmonic are Tina Trevino (string bass) from Salem Hills High, Christopher Mullen (tuba), and Isaac Webber (cello) both from Payson High.
Nebo Students Excelled at Several Science and Engineering Fairs
Nebo Students were awarded over $250,000 in scholarships and won two of the five coveted final positions at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles, California on May 8-13, 2011.
Rhonda Grange has been nominated by Stacie Conrad as Nebo Transportation’s newest Outstanding Employee for May 2011.
Rhonda has been a Bus Attendant for three years. She has been married to Roger for 42 years. She has two children, Darrell and Radonna. She is a wonderful Grandma to five grandchildren: four boys and one girl.
Rhonda’s daughter, Radonna, drives a school bus for Nebo; and when asked about her Mom, she said, “She is the best Mom in the whole world and is my best friend.”
Rick Ainge, is one of the newer elected board members on the Nebo School Board of Education. He won his seat in the Salem area that includes portions of Spanish Fork, Woodland Hills, Elk Ridge and Payson. Rick filled Debbie Swenson’s seat. Debbie did not run again after serving for eight years on the Nebo School Board of Education.
Denise Villarta, science teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was selected to be a faculty adviser for the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment held this month at George Mason University. The week long summit has invited top high school students from all over the U.S. to study and discuss environment issues with government and industry leaders in Washington D.C.
Jim (Shoe) Nelson, head baseball coach for Spanish Fork High, receives national honor
The American Baseball Coaches Association has named Spanish Fork High School’s Jim (Shoe) Nelson as National Coach of the Year for a mid-size school (between 1,599-1,800 enrollment). An eight-member committee selected Coach Nelson, which is Coach Nelson’s first national honor.
ART21 announces selection of 16 exceptional art and humanities teachers to spend a year working with contemporary art, artists, and files. Our own Jethro Gillespie, art teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was selected to participate in this free, innovative, and highly selective program inspired by and based on Art21’s films and curricular resources.
Café Rio, Spanish Fork, had their grand opening June 8, 2011, and presented a check of $2,500 to Nebo School District. Bob Nilsen, Chairman of the Board, said they want to help and give back to the community and especially to the schools in this area.
Café Rio will be offering outstanding student awards each week and outstanding faculty awards once a month. Café Rio is in seven states and was awarded the Number 1 Mexican Restaurant in the country for customer satisfaction out of 140.
The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Kendall Call as Assistant Principal of Mt. Nebo Junior for Nebo School District.
Mr. Call received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree in Aviation Science from Utah Valley State College.