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SHHS Newsletter 17

Submitted by curtis.burton on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:26
Curtis Burton
The SHHS Debate team celebrates their state championship.

Simon Sinek, who is famous for his ideas and insights on what makes an individual a good leader, has stated, "Champions are not the ones who always win races - champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. 'Champion' is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes."

I think of this quote in the context of the effort I've seen with our students. It's great to have champions in our school. Yes, we have awesome traditional champions, like our debate team who won a state championship this year, but it's also great to have champions in the sense that author Simon Sinek is talking about. When our students acquire their "traditional championships", it's good to see that their success is usually the result of working and trying hard, and working and trying harder each and every time they face a challenge to achieve a, "champion state of mind". So, as we begin this fourth term of the 2015-2016 school year, let's finish with a , "champion state of mind"!   

Skyhawk Highlights:

SHHS Debate Team: A huge congratulations goes out to our Salem Hills Debate team who claimed this year's 4A State champions beating Skyline High School by one point for the championship!  The championship is a culmination of eight years of incremental steps and improvement for Mr. Welton's phenomenal  program.  The team performed exceptionally well and would like to acknowledge the school's previous debaters who were the cornerstones of Salem Hills High School's debate program.  A special congratulations, as well, goes to this year's team leaders: Caleb Sly (1st in Lincoln Douglas and Academic All-American), Mason Lindstrom  (5th in Lincoln Douglas), Amy Robinson and Maleah Cook (3rd in Public Forum), Meagan Welton and Elise Bauer ( 7th in Public Forum), and Bethany Davis (5th in Congress).

SHHS FFA: Congratulations to Sakia Brost who was elected recently as the 2016-2017 Utah State FFA President! Sakia has dreamed of filling this position since she was a child and looks forward to serving the FFA organization and her community as next year's president.  Our SHHS community is proud of her and this awesome accomplishment!

SHHS Winter Sports Pursuing Victory with Honor Assembly: At our recent Pursuing Victory with Honor Assembly, SHHS coaches and advisors of winter sports and activities honored the students in their programs who they felt most embodied the SHHS charge to pursue victory with honor . The following students were recipients of this award for their respective programs: Tanner Bills (Boys Basketball), Colby Brown (Boys Swimming), Kyla Rogers (Drama), Alyssa Clark (Drill), Karly Neves (Girls Basketball), Aubrey Caroll (Girls Swimming), Marianne Bushman (Winter Guard), and Jaxon Van Tassell (Wrestling). Our Academic All-state recipients were also recognized: Noah Larsen (Boys Swimming), Keilani Fifita (Drill), and Taisha Howard (Drill). Congratulations and thanks to these students for exemplifying academics and sportsmanship so well as ambassadors of Salem Hills High School.   

SHHS Orchestra: Congratulations to the Salem Hills Orchestras for their superior performance at the Region 8 Orchestra Festival. The participating orchestra students qualified to participate in the state festival. Congratulations to Mr. Paul Wells and our talented SHHS musicians! 

SHHS Tennis: Our Salem Hills High School Boys Tennis team competed in and won the "Duel in the Desert" tennis tournament last weekend in St. George at the Bloomington Country Club. The tournament included 14 teams from around the state.  Our SHHS team upset a strong Timpanogas HS team by a score of 3-2 to advance to the Saturday championship bracket where they defeated Provo HS and Bonneville HS in the championship bracket to win the tournament. The team was anchored by strong play from Tanner Nicholls, Kyle Aldridge, Jayden Parkinson, and doubles players: Levi Ward and Ethan Condie; and Dallin McCarthy and Riley Lewis. The JV team also played very well going 18-2 in their tournament.

SHHS Baseball: This year's SHHS Baseball Team is off to an excellent start! The team is 9-1 and ranked 2nd in the state for the 4A classification. Their only loss came in the championship game of the Texas Roadhouse Classic  to Herriman HS last weekend in St. George. They start region play this week against Uintah HS where they look to continue their stellar play.

SHHS Track: The SHHS track team had a great start to their season as well. Both the boys and the girls teams won the Kearns Cougar Relays and their first Region 8 quad meet. They also competed very well and both finished in 2nd here at the prestigious Mountain Valley Invitational. They will next compete in the Juab Invitational. 

Skyhawk Happenings and Information:

  • Wondering how to pay for college? On April 11 at 6:00 PM in the Choir Room (B102), a UVU Financial Advisor will be here to explain applying for financial aid and scholarships. The meeting will be free, and all students and parents are invited to attend, even if you don't plan on going to UVU.
  • Seniors who are interested in applying for an Academic Letter in Fine Arts, Business, Social Studies, Math, English, Science or a Foreign Language need to go to the counseling office and pick up the Academic Letter information. Each letter has different requirements for applicants to complete. Seniors may apply for as many letters as they would like as long as they meet the requirements. All applicant information must be turned into SHHS Department Chairs by April 14.
  • There will be an Engineering Technology Fair held at UVU in the Computer Science Building from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM on April 14. The fair will have numerous displays that relate to engineering,  mechatronics engineering, electrical automation, and robotics technology. Students who are interested in attending should contact Sarah Call in the counseling office prior to April 14.
  • The annual Salem Hills High School Art Show is fast approaching. All SHHS students are invited to participate in this art show,  so please bring your "display-ready" art work to Ms. Shuler or Ms. Allred by April 20. Talk to Ms. Shuler or Ms. Allred if you have any questions.
  • Just a reminder to all our amazing senior class: the "Civics Test" must be taken and passed before graduation. Seniors, if you've already passed the test then this does not apply to you.
  • The SHHS PTSA will be hosting a Spring Book Fair which will run from April 25-29 in the commons area next to the auditorium. There will be a buy-one-get-one free deal running with this fair!
  • Salem Hills High School and Nebo School District now have OverDrive! OverDrive is an online collection of eBooks and audiobooks that are available to students 24/7. OverDrive can be used online through the link or through the free app on your tablet or smart phone. Your user name and password is the same as your Nebo School District computer login. For more information, please see Mrs. Rawle in the Library.
  • Student Spirit Shirts are available in the bookstore. They come in Navy, White, and Columbia. They can be purchased individually for $8 dollars or as a pack of three for $20. Support our school, its teams, programs, clubs, and organizations by wearing your Skyhawk pride with one of these awesome shirts!
  • SHHS attendance policy states that for students to be eligible to participate in a sport, musical performing group, or other extracurricular activity all attendance detentions from the previous term need to be served. For those who need to serve detention time, detention will be held before school in room C 209 with Mrs. Edmondson, and during lunch, and after school in room C 207 with Mrs. Hernandez. The cost is $1 before and after school; lunchtime detention has no charge.
  • Remember to share all the awesome , inspiring, and heroic things that are going on at SHHS with #shhshero.
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Next  Week at a Glance: (4/11/16 - 4/16/16--after Spring Break)

Monday: SHHS Sophomore Baseball here versus Spanish Fork HS (5:00 PM)

                 College Funding and Information Meeting (SHHS choir room at 6:00 PM)

                 Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Tuesday: SHHS Home Track Meet  

                 SHHS Baseball here versus Spanish Fork HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                 SHHS Softball @ Maple Mountain HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                 SHHS Boys Tennis @ Wasatch HS (3:30 PM)

                 SHHS Soccer here versus Spanish Fork HS (4:00 PM); JV to follow

                 Boys Basketball Open Gym (5:30 PM)                      

Wednesday: SHHS Boys Tennis @ North Sanpete HS (3:30 PM)

                        Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Thursday: SHHS Tennis here versus Spanish Fork HS (3:30 PM)

                   SHHS Softball here versus Uintah HS (3:30 PM); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                   SHHS Baseball @ Spanish Fork HS (3:30); JV to follow (5:15 PM)

                   Boys Basketball Open Gym (5:30 PM)

                   SHHS Spring Play in the Auditorium (7:00 PM) 

                   Offseason Football Workouts in the Weight Room (7:00 PM)

Friday: SHHS Track @ the Utah County Invitational (Pleasant Grove HS)  

              SHHS Soccer here versus Springville HS (4:00 PM)

              SHHS Spring Play in the Auditorium (7:00 PM)      

Saturday: SHHS Sophomore Softball @ Spanish Fork Tournament

                   SHHS Spring Play in the Auditorium (7:00 PM)