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February 2014

Kick Butts Day Video Contest

Submitted by linda.durrant on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:20
Linda Durrant

The Utah County Health Department is sponsoring a video contest for youth to demonstrate that they are not going to be targets for big tobacco. Youth ages 12 to 18 can enter, creating their own unique 30 second video. Winners will receive cash prizes (1st Place-$500, 2nd Place-$300, and 3rd place-$200). The first 100 participates will be a part of a free private screening of Divergent on March 19th, when the video winners will be announced. All Engry Forms and entries must be received no later than Friday, March 7th. To see entrance guidelines and rules, please go to The video contest is sponsored by OUTRAGE (Youth Against Tobacco), Island Teens Against Tobacco (ITAT, Latinos In Action, Utah Department of Heath's Way to Quit, Utah County Health Department, and R&R Partners.

Utah Futures

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:40
Shaylie Hampton, Kelton Boothe and Talin Mortensen
Kelton Boothe and Talin Mortensen

This week, the counselors have our 9th graders participating in some activities on  They are taking an Interest Profiler and learning about careers, required education and wages that they are interested in. They are also able to do a search for Scholarships that they may qualify for when they are applying for college. They are learning about what to expect in the job market and how to get to where they want to be. 

Science Fair Winners

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 09:34
Lianna Flake, Keri Brailsford and Mrs. Hotchkiss

Congratulations to two of our 9th grade students, Keri Brailsford & Lianna Flake for winning the MNJHS Science Fair this year! Their project was “Digestion and Encapsulation of the Human Placenta” and they will go on to represent Mt. Nebo and compete at the next level. We had a lot of great projects submitted and want to thank the Science Department for encouraging our students to learn and create!

Happy Valentines Day!

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 09:31
Jessica Edmondson, Kinzie Bigelow, Sydney Burrell and Daniela Ramirez
Student Council meets after making deliveries

Throughout the week students have been able to order suckers or flowers to be delivered to their friends today. The student council delivered these, as well as a Valentine for every student in the school! 

February Students of the Month

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:31
Kaye Isakson

Mt. Nebo JHS’s February students of the month were nominated by teachers with the following information:

Evyn Staheli (7th) is so much fun. Her bubbling personality brings others near her. She is a great tutor, friend, and students. She is always trying to be better, and is thoroughly enjoyable to be around.

Angela Quijas (8th) is a very bright young girl. She is capable of many things, She is always trying to do anything she needs to in order to keep her grades up.

Kiara Wilkerson (9th) is an amazing person. Not only is she smart and hardworking, but she’s also a friendly, kind person. She makes me smile.


Panther Praise Winners Feb. 3rd - 7th

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:16
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to the following panther praise winners:

7th Grade:: Travis Johnson, Rebekah Rash, and JiaJing Yi

8th Grade:  Hannah Adams, Nicholas Jeffrey, and David Parker

9th Grade:  Tucker Brown, Bridjet Lott and Ezri Staheli

All students were nominated by Mrs. Isakson except David Parker who was nominated by Mrs. Bird.

Panther Praise Winners Jan. 27-31

Submitted by kaye.isakson on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 09:04
Kaye Isakson

Congratulations to the following students for being named panther praise winners for the week of Jan. 27th- 31st.

7th Grade:  Sydney Crandell--Mrs. Olsen, Adrianna Gregerson--Mrs. Kirby, Quade Valerio--Mrs. Johnson

8th Grade: Rhylan Roundy--Mrs. Hanks, Gage Johnson--Mrs. Cox and Mr. Hancock, Diana Howells--Mrs. Kirby

9th Grade:  Nick Scholes--Mrs. Kirby, Carlos Martinez--Ms. Daniels sub, Devin Butler--Ms. N. Brady

National Junior Honor Society Service Project

Submitted by melissa.nielson on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:45

Several members of the NJHS recently attended a meeting with Hoby International, a service and leadership program. They learned of a program to help women in Africa. They have been gathering plastic bags, and met together to cut the bags into 1" thick strips. These are taken to Africa yearly and the women use them to crochet purses and baskets, and then sell them. Our students will continue the service project until they are done with the hundreds of bags they have collected! 

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