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 www.UtahCountyHealth.org/KickButtsDay. 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.
This week, the counselors have our 9th graders participating in some activities on UtahFutures.org. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
Congratulations to our students who participated in the "Gallery in the Loft" exhibit. Each year, our Art teacher Mr. Brun holds a gallery where students, teachers and parents can view art projects that are completed by our students. It is a fun new tradition Mr. Brun has started since teaching here at Mt. Nebo. The winners are (left to right):
Bridger Perry(9th grade) for Best use of Materials
Tracey Bravo (9th grade) for Best use of Color
Hannah Wheelwright (9th grade) for Best Overall, Best 2D Art Design and Most Original
Dane Dutson (8th grade) for Best 3D Art Design
Not Pictured: Bailey Kimber (7th grade) for People's Choice
Mt. Nebo Junior High held the annual spelling bee on Tuesday, January 21st. The winner was Seth Erickson (8th grade) and the alternate was Wyatt Perides (7th Grade). Seth will receive a one year membership to Britannica Online, he also moves on to the county spelling bee with a chance to go to Washington D.C. to compete nationally.