Our 9th grade science students in Mr. Wright's class were given a problem to help them not only learn to work together as engineers to solve a problem, but to also use their imagination to solve a problem. Each group of 3-4 students were given 100 marshmallows and 100 toothpicks. They were given about 25 minutes to construct a bridge that freely spanned two feet of empty air space and stayed intact for 30 seconds. It sounds simple, but the reality was that it took some out of the box thinking to get the results they needed. Our students had a great opportunity to learn some valuable skills in a fun way!
We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week at MNJHS! Students had the opportunity to hear from the BYU student athletes this morning. They presented on the importance of being physically, mentally and socially strong. Students were encouraged to exercise, eat healthy, maintain high academic standards, never cheat and to treat everybody with kindness and respect. This week we will have dress up days and lunch time activities. Here is the schedule for dress up days:
Monday- Lazy Day (PJ's)
Tuesday- Hat Day
Wednesday- Career Day
Thursday- Wear Red
Friday- Halloween Costumes
Congratulations to our panther praise winners for the week of Oct. 20th to 24th:
7th Grade:Vannessa Hood—Mrs. Lundell, Gage Penrod—Mrs. Reber, Dakota Chambers—Mrs. Olsen
8th Grade:Arely Valdez—Mrs. Lundell, Kobe Lerwill—Mrs. Lundell, Kira Marquardson—Mrs. Hanks,
9th Grade:Marco Rojas—Mrs. Solorzano, Celine Martin—Mrs. Bennett, Blade Spencer—Mrs. Larsens
Congratulations to our Girls Tennis Team another great season! We had several girls participate and they had a wonderful time. These are the results of the district finals that were held on October 13th at Mapleton Junior High:
2nd Singles: Cheyenne Jensen placed 7th
1st Doubles: Kellie Dunn and Danika long placed 7th
2nd Doubles: Emaleigh Adams and Sam Parker placed 5th
1st Singles: Sammy Samuels placed 7th
2nd Singles: Kaity Smith placed 5th
1st Doubles: Tavah DeHart and Tori Tribett placed 6th
2nd Doubles: Clover Carter and Kimberlyn Madsen placed 4th
3rd Doubles: Jessa Asay and Cora Anderson placed 5th
Team Members include: Clover Carter, Cheyenne Jensen, Jessalyn Asay, Tavah DeHart, Cora Sanderson, Danika Long, Tori Tribett, Kellie Dunn, Emaleigh Adams, Kimberlyn Madsen, Samantha Parker, Kaity Smith, Sammy Samuels and Melissa Ross. They were coached by Natalie Brady and Mike Houghton.
Our golf team had a very successful year. They all played well and did their very best. The team took 3rd place at the Nebo School District Golf Tournament that was held on Monday, October 13th. Jarett Christensen was the top golfer of the tournament. He scored 84. Congratulations team!
Team Members: Trevor Wilcox, Zack Nielson, Jarrett Christensen, Kayden Shelley, Drew Anderson, BJ Iverson, Riley Chandler and Tanner DeHart. Coach: Brett Christensen.
Our school's Shakespeare Competition team worked extremely hard representing Mt. Nebo at this year's Shakespeare Competition in Cedar City Utah this past weekend. Students include: Keaton Reynolds, Nick Jeffery, Wyatt Perides, Maxwell Bennion, Brodee Steele, Vanessa Sabel, Caitlin Slade, Sarah Rawle, Kinzie Bigalow, Melissa Ward, Sage Jackson, Sariah Weakley and Erin Staples. We took 4th place in overall sweestakes score; 5th place in Ensemble scene, and Max Bennion took 8th place out of 43 monologues and Sage Jackson took 9th place out of 43 other competing monologues! It was a blast traveling down with our whole districts junior high competing teams and supporting all of Nebo School District! WAY TO GO!
Congratulations to our panther praise winners for the week of Oct. 6th to Oct. 10th:
7th grade: Jaquel Bennett-Mrs. Capell, Jacklynn Noble—Mrs. Harmer, and Erica Loezo—Mrs. Hanks
8th grade: Gage Emmons—Mrs. Page and Mrs. Cox, Parker Reynaud—Mrs. Lundell, and Erin Staples—Mr. White
9th grade: Mystery Mansfield—Mrs. Harmer, Miguel Aquirrie—Mrs. Lundell, and Amelia Durfee—Mrs. Olsen
Congratulations to our panther praise winners for the week of Sept. 29th to Oct. 3rd.
7th grade: Emma Lundell-Mrs. Bennett, Taylynn Sanderson—Mrs. Lundell, and Bradley Spencer—Mrs. Hotchkiss
8th grade: Jesse Gomez—Mrs. Hanks, Trinity Bradshaw—Mrs. Bennett, and Antonio Vigil—Mrs. Lundello
9th grade: Giovanni Hull—Mr. Christensen, Isaiah Lance—Mr. Christensen and Austin Cotton—Mr. Christensen
Corianne Mangelson, 8th grader, has received the September Mayor's award. She was recognized at the city council meeting on Oct. 1st. Corianne received this award because of the great example she is to others. She is kind and considerate to all those she associates with. She was recently recognized in the Provo Daily Herald for donating the proceeds from her lamb sale to a family in need. Corianne excels in her academics and strives to do her best in all aspects of her life.