Falcon Ridge Patriotic Program Brings Pride and Emotion

Students on stage for patriotic programIt was an upbeat and sometimes emotional tribute to members of the military who have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. More than 100 third grade students at Falcon Ridge Elementary School performed a moving patriotic program before fellow students, family and friends. The program, called ‘Let Freedom Sing,’ was a tribute to past and present members of the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. Members of the military were asked to stand when their branch of the armed forces was singled out in a military medley.

On this Memorial Day weekend we thank and honor all the men and women who defend our country and sacrifice so much so that we can be free.

Enjoy a photo gallery of the patriotic program on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills Student Wins ‘Judge For A Day’ Essay Competition

Copper Hills Student Michael FrewinFor Copper Hills High student Michael Frewin, a career in law is something he has been seriously considering. So, when Michael had the opportunity to enter the Utah State Courts ‘Judge For A Day’ Law Day essay competition he jumped at it. And his excellent writing skills earned him one of the top honors in the contest.

As a part of the competition Michael submitted an essay based on the theme, The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy, as well as a civic involvement resume and a teacher nomination letter.

In the essay that was recently published in the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune, Michael offered his thoughts on the citizenship, due process and equal protection rights provided for in the 14th Amendment. His winning entry gave him the chance to spend a full day shadowing a Third District Court judge, spending time with the judge in court and the judge’s chambers, in addition to sharing lunch with the judge and a district attorney.

Congratulations Michael!

World War II Day Returns to West Jordan High

World War II MemorabiliaStudents at West Jordan High School recently took a step back in time to see memorabilia from ‘The Greatest Generation’.

Historians wearing genuine World War II uniforms from all branches of the armed forces as well as collectors were on hand to exhibit authentic relics to the curious learners. Also on display outside the school was a refurbished World War II era Jeep.

The West Jordan High history students were able to ask questions about the items displayed and hear stories about some of the heroes who defeated the Axis alliance.

Enjoy a photo gallery of this live history lesson on our Facebook page.

Amazing Student Artwork on Display Outside West Jordan Middle

Students posing with chalk artWith the sun shining bright and sidewalks as a canvas, hundreds of students at West Jordan Middle School gathered to let their artistic talents shine in the annual Chalk Art Festival. This year’s theme was ‘Around The World’ and it inspired about 97 students to participate for the day creating beautiful large chalk drawings. Another 275 students participated creating smaller works of art for one period of their school day. The school orchestra provided beautiful music outside, adding to the festive atmosphere. Thanks to everyone involved for sharing such amazing talent. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

JATC-North Biotechnology Students Show Off Their Research at Symposium

Student posing in front of display at a symposium With topics like ‘The Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Wound Healing’ and ‘Site Directed Mutagenesis of pGEM Luciferase’, Biotechnology students from JATC-North prove that students can really make a difference in research and academic study.

At a recent poster symposium at Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus, 28 students in the JATC-North program showed off their research in microbiology, genetics, forensics and bioinformatics. Students created impressive posters highlighting their work, detailing their methods and conclusions they reached.

Congratulations to the brilliant learners in the Biotechnology program and good luck with your continued academic studies at the collegiate level!