It was music to the ears of everyone who gathered at Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City. Talented young musicians gathered for the 2014 Utah Youth Symphony Festival. The best musicians from all five Jordan District high schools participated in the High School Honor Symphony conducted by James Thompson, Jenna Baumgart and Meagan Thorup. The Jordan Youth Symphony was equally impressive conducted by Lauren Flygare, Eric Perkins, Mecqae Colligan and Roelof Vel. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done! Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.
She was awarded female 5A MVP in swimming at the state meet at BYU. Riverton High junior Abbey Sorensen is not only making a splash in Utah, she is being considered as an ‘All American,’ which consists of the top 10% of swimmers in the entire United States. Abbey took first in state at the 50 freestyle and 100 meter backstroke. This amazing athlete also holds all but two of the women’s school swimming records at Riverton. Congratulations Abbey. We wish you continued success in and out of the pool!
It was a history making moment at the School Dance and Drill Competition in Orlando, Florida. For the first time ever, two high schools from the same school district tied for first place at nationals. Congratulations to the Bingham High Minerettes and Copper Hills Azurettes for bringing home the shared first-place title. Bingham and Copper Hills competed with drill teams from across the country in the Contest of Champions Nationals. We are proud of these very talented competitors who made history in high school drill. ★
They are aspiring journalists and they are getting a head start working as part of the Copper Hills High news team, Copper Hills TV (CHTV). The team is obviously on the right track because these high school broadcasters just won ‘Best News Broadcast’ at the Utah High School Broadcasting Awards ceremony held at BYU. That is the highest honor given out for high school students in broadcasting. Congratulations. Good luck pursuing your television news futures. ★
For Monte Vista Elementary lunch clerk Ann Carpenter it was all in a days work, but some people are calling Ann a hero. When a third grade student began choking on a piece of food, Ann didn’t hesitate, she came to the rescue and saved the little girl’s life. Join us in saying thank you, Ann Carpenter, for being a role-model in kindness and caring. Take a look at local media coverage of this amazing story.