Some of Our Terrific Skyhawks

Ryan Palmer

Skyhawks of the Month

Congratulations to our Skyhawks of the month for December! Each of these students are great examples of success in and out of the classroom.

Juan Baeza
Austin Brown
Karena Huffaker
Chelsey Sudweeks
Tanner Thorpe
Jaisha Wallentine




Fall Sports Academic All-State

Coupled with their athletic success, the following students have worked incredibly hard and balanced busy schedules to receive Academic All-State honors. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.

Tyler Moore - Football
Connor Deichman - Football
Ryan Christensen - Football
Maryn Turley - Volleyball
Cortney Crook - Girls Soccer
Kaycee Jacklin - Girls Soccer
Cortney Crook - Girls Cross Country
Christine Vanausdal - Girls Cross Country






Pursuing Victory with Honor – Fall Sports

The Pursuing Victory with Honor Award is reserved for those students who are examples both on and off the field of play.

Zach Lundell - Football
Weston Ware - Golf
Tyler Christensen - Band
Alyssa Moyer - Girls Cross Country
Spencer Berrett - Boys Cross Country
Sierra Powell - Girls Tennis
Haley Anderson - Girls Soccer
Danielle Clark - Volleyball


Getting to Know our Sterling Scholars

Ryan Palmer

Sterling Scholar Honors

            The Sterling Scholar program is meant to high light the achievement of high school seniors throughout the state. Students who are recognized as Sterling Scholars show a tremendous amount of dedication and effort in their academic studies. Along with the recognition for their work, Sterling Scholars have the opportunity to earn scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. Because it is such a high honor, we would like to introduce each of our school’s representatives for the Sterling Scholar award.


     Tyler Moore – Mathematics

            Being from Idaho, where there is no Sterling Scholar program, Tyler didn’t know much about the award until he moved to Utah. However, Tyler had made mathematics a priority in his academic career as he feels it is the key to tomorrow’s success. Becoming a Sterling Scholar was simply a side effect of his thirst for mathematical knowledge, and he points to AP Calculus in helping him develop that thirst. Tyler plans on eventually becoming a neurosurgeon or a cardiologist.


   Megan Brockbank – English

            For Megan, becoming a Sterling Scholar is a representation of the great value she has taken in her education. It is a vehicle to showcase all the academic successes she has been able to achieve. To Megan, representing the school as the Sterling Scholar for English is ultimately a representation of the rewards of hard work and dedication. Despite the intimidating nature of the word “future,” Megan hopes to further her education and one day become a pediatrician, or perhaps a medical researcher. Whatever happens, if she able to use her knowledge to benefit others, Megan will be happy.

    Carissa Moser – Dance

            As Carissa learned more about the Sterling Scholar program and the winners of the award from previous years, she decided to make it a goal to achieve the high honor. Carissa says setting that goal early on really helped to motivate her through challenging courses, as well as courses she may not have been as passionate about. Carissa hopes to make dance a huge part of her future. Beyond the next level of her education, she plans on making dance to center of her career in some way, either by choreography or dance photography.


Maryn Turley – Social Science

            Though the classes she has taken have been challenging, Maryn has appreciated the many lessons she has learned from those classes beyond just the academic. She attributes taking difficult classes to helping her perform at a high level despite the demands. Maryn is very involved in the Social Sciences and though the Sterling Scholar program would be a good way to help her become more successful. After graduation, she plans to attend BYU and major in psychology. From there, she hopes to obtain and Master’s Degree, and eventually a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.


   Aubrie Turner – Computer Technology

            Aubrie loves computers and she sees the Sterling Scholar program as a way to learn and develop skills in ways she otherwise wouldn’t be able to. After graduation, Aubrie plans on continuing her educational pursuits at the next level in college. Ultimately, she wants to have a family and a good, stable career doing something she loves. She is really looking forward to using the skills and techniques she has learned in high school in the real world.


   Meghan Taylor – Business and Marketing

            Meghan’s path to Sterling Scholar has led her through a variety of AP classes. Though difficult, Meghan says that the AP classes were worth it because they taught her to do her work well and on time, and that hard work can be fun and worth the effort. Meghan had always taken her education seriously, so when the opportunity for Sterling Scholar arose, she felt the extra effort would be worth the benefits that come along with the program. Eventually Meghan would like to become a veterinarian and own her own practice.


Danny Jimenez – Science

Danny really began to develop his love and appreciation for Science and its real world usages while taking AP Biology. He saw the Sterling Scholar Program as a way to set himself apart and open doors to further his education. Danny plans on furthering his education and majoring in biology before entering medical school. Eventually, Danny would like to become an orthopedic surgeon.


    Cristina Knapp – Foreign Language

            Cristina has always loved and been fascinated by foreign languages. Since the time she entered high school, her goal has been to become a the foreign language Sterling Scholar. What better way to achieve academic success than to combine it with something you love? After graduation, Cristina plans on attending BYU and major in Spanish translation and minor in either another foreign language, or music.


Cortney Crook – Family and Consumer Science

            Cortney didn’t much about the Sterling Scholar program until recently. However, once she decided to try and reach that goal, she realized how much work being a “Scholar” actually entails. Luckily, the classes she has taken helped prepare her for the work load, especially U.S. History where she described the work load as “five times ridiculous.” Upon graduation, Cortney plans to attend Utah State University and major is dietetics.


Collin Preece – Speech and Drama

            Collin’s favorite class right now is debate because it gives him a chance to argue without getting in trouble. For Collin, becoming a Sterling Scholar meant representing his school on a higher level, something he looks forward to. It was also a great opportunity for him to reach his potential and to grow as a person. Collin hopes to use his oral skills to one day become a politician so that he will be able to make a difference in the future of the nation.


Garrett May – Skilled and Technical Education

            Garrett feels that you don’t have to be the smartest person in order to achieve academic success, but you have to be dedicated and put in a lot of hard work. That has shown in his drive to become a Sterling Scholar, representing his school as one of the top of his class. Garrett eventually wants to work in Industrial Design to help develop or redevelop technology to better fit the industry.


    Kylie Anderson – Music

            Kylie loves music, and those that know her know that her life outside of school basically revolves around music. For that reason, she was excited to find a way in which she could incorporate her outside love of music with her education. Being able to represent her school through music was an opportunity she didn’t feel she could pass up. In the future, Kylie wants to get a degree in music therapy and help people through music.

Blaine McMurray – Visual Arts

            Blaine has worked hard to become the Sterling Scholar for visual arts. He has always had a love for the arts and is excited to represent the school in a field he is enthusiastic about. In the future, Blaine plans to use art in any way he can to earn a living.





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Wintertide: A Holiday Musical Celebration will feature all five Salem Hills Choirs, both Orchestras, Concert Band, and Dance Company--nearly 300 students in all!  It will be on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm in the SHHS Auditorium and there will be a small reception in the auxiliary gym following the concert.  Tickets are now on sale in the finance office, $8/Adults, $5/Students & Seniors, $25/Family Pass (good for up to 5 people with additional family $3/each).


SHHS Sterling Scholars Announced

Congratulations to:

Tyler Moore – Math

Megan Brockbank – English

Maryn Turley – Social Science

Danny Jimenez – Science

Cristina Knapp – Foreign Language

Aubrie Turner – Computer Technology

Garrett May – Skilled and Technical Education

Cortney Crook – Family and Consumer Sciences

Meghan Taylor – Business and Marketing

Collin Preece – Speech and Drama

Blaine McMurray – Visual Arts

Kylie Anderson – Music

Carissa Moser - Dance


Skyhawk Smackdown Results

Our debate team held their yearly Smackdown and wow look at these results!

1st--Salem Hills 91
2nd--Lone Peak 74
3rd--Maeser Prep  56
4th--Hunter  51
5th--ALA 50

3rd--Westley Cook
5th--Sierra King

1st--Collin Preece
2nd--Emily Hedelius
3rd--Westley Cook
5th John Hill

Humurous Interp
5th Ethan Adams

New Anchor--Novice
2nd--Audrey Carrington

News Anchor--Open
2nd--Blake Alanis and Chase Dietz
4th--Kaleb Richardson and Tyler Jackson

1st--Westley Cook
4th--John Hill
5th--Megan Peterson

1st--Jace Knuteson
4th--McKayla Montierth
5th--Hayden Eyre

3rd--Kylan Erickson
4th--Collin Preece
5th--Ashton Newell

Character SPAR
1st--Kenny VanAusdal
2nd--Tyler Meldrum
3rd--Kaleb Richardson
4th--Ethan Adams

1st--Emily Hedelius and Jace Knuteson

Novice Impromptu
1st--Kenny VanAusdal

Open Impromptu
5th--Westley Cook

3rd--Kyle Tarter and Jace Knuteson

Novice Public Forum
4th--John Hill and Hayden Eyre

Open Public Forum
6th--Blake Alanis and Kylan Erickson

Open Policy
5th Chase Dietz and Maren Williams

Volleyball players sign Letter's of Intent

Two of our volleyball stars have been offered Full Ride Scholarships and have signed their Letter's of Intent to local Universities.  Mckensie Treanor has signed with Utah Valley University and Taylor Christensen has signed with Weber State University.  Congratulations Ladies, thanks for sharing your talents and we wish you the best.

Skyhawk Gorge

This fabulous feed is coming soon....Monday, November 19th starting at 5:00pm.  What is the Skyhawk Gorge?  It is a time when we all gather together to help another.  Taylor Warr is the individual we are helping this year, he is one of our students at Salem Hills High School who is going through some significant difficulties in his life.  The Gorge is one of our ways to help Taylor out and provide him with a small dream by using the proceeds from the Gorge to grant this.  

All the clubs at the school will have tables set up with some scrumptious foods.  Some will be good to eat, some are even good for you to eat.  It is a wonderful event for the entire family to come try many foods that you might not get a chance at eating, except for at the Gorge.  Take the opportunity to enjoy this time and bring another family or two, maybe a family with kids that will soon be coming to Salem Hills High School.  

Happy Gorging!

Marching Band and our Volleyball team both take 3rd at State competitions

Congratulations to our Marching band who went down to St. George and competed for the state title.  For the overall competition they took a very respectable 3rd place.  Thanks for representing your school so well.  Our percussion section placed first at the same competition, way to go Percussion! 


Our Volleyball team had great and exciting games Friday at the tournament, sending their opponents out with what seemed very little effort.  Saturday morning Skyview came out strong and furious, beating the Skyhawks in 3.  The Skyview team went on to win the title that evening.  That afternoon our girls did very well and beat Westlake in 3 for 3rd place.  Way to come back after a tough loss and put together a great match girls.

School Musical Guys and Dolls

Hey!  Our terrific high school musical Guys and Dolls is opening this week!!! Many of your friends have worked hours and hours to get this show ready for you!Opening night is this Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm in the auditorium, with shows Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Tickets are $5 for students, $8 adults and $25 for a family pass.

If you want to purchase a DVD of the performance click here. (Available after Nov. 12th, or you can pre-order at the door of the show).

Marching Band and Volleyball Each Headed to State Competition as #1 Seeds

Ryan Palmer

Volleyball and Marching Band Headed to State Finals

The volleyball team as well as the marching band will both be headed to their respective state competitions this weekend. The band competition will take place in Saint George on Friday. The group is coming off an impressive showing at the Timpanogos Invitational held in Pleasant Grove over the weekend. They have won or placed among the top schools in several other competitions this year and they are headed into this weekend’s tournament as the number one seed in their division. They look to continue their dominance and bring home a state title.

The volleyball team also heads into their state tournament with a number one ranking. The team has an impressive 28-3 record on the season so far and is undefeated in region play. Their tournament will be held at Utah Valley University in Orem. Their first game kicks of Friday afternoon. The tournament runs through Saturday, with the State Championship taking place Saturday evening.

Let’s all get out support our awesome teams this weekend! And, good luck to all those competing!

Go Skyhawks!