Payson Junior High invited an accomplished band composer, Darryl Johnson II, to come to the school and work with the band students n an effort to broaden the students’ appreciation for and understanding of the musical creation process. After giving insights into the piece he had composed, Darryl took us back to the place where every band concert starts—with a musical idea. As a class, the students developed musical ideas and, step-by-step, created a piece of band literature.
Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams. Congratulations on a job well done.
Following are the Academic All-State winners:
Girls’ Swimming GPA 3.9
Shelby Bulkley, Payson High
Adam Gull – Principal Rees Elementary
The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Adam Gull as the principal of Rees Elementary in Spanish Fork.
Adam received his master’s degree in elementary education with an administrative license from Southern Utah University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Utah Valley University.
Alan Ashton – Career and Technology Education Program Manager
The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alan Ashton as the new Career and Technology Education (CTE) Program Manager.
Mr. Ashton served as the assistant administrator of CTE programs for the past two years and as assistant principal at Maple Mountain High School for four years. He was assistant principal at Timpview High School for five years and previously taught electronics and video production at Provo High School for nine years.
Principal Frank Daybell thanked the Nebo School Board of Education for the opportunity to present to the board. He introduced choir director, Dianna Hunt.
Ms. Hunt has about 80 to 90 students involved in the choir. The students delighted the board by singing, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “Shooting Star”.
Board member, Randy Boothe, said, “These kids are amazing with your singing talent and all the choreography. Excellent work!”
Nebo continues to set the pace for environmental excellence and was honored again as an Energy Star Partner. All 43 Nebo buildings are Energy Star Certified.
“The administration and all staff members are to be commended for being good stewards of energy cost avoidance and the environment. I am extremely pleased to present Nebo School District with our Environmental Excellence Award,” exclaimed Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Cenergistic.