Copper Hills Student Candidate for Presidential Scholar

Matthew HansenCongratulations to Copper Hills High student Matthew Hansen for being selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. This program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen based on their accomplishments in a number of areas including academic and artistic success, leadership and involvement in school and the community. Good luck Matthew, you have already made the District proud.

Congratulations to Herriman High Students on Signing Day

Congratulations to all District student athletes who participated in Signing Day. This is a very exciting time in your lives and we wish everyone continued success academically and in your field of play. Here is a list of student athletes to watch for at the college level from Herriman High.

  • Connor Jones, Utah State, Cross Country/Track
  • Rory Linkletter, BYU, Cross Country/Track
  • Kami Hartley, UVU, Cross Country/Track
  • Ben Richard, Bucknell, Football
  • Brandon Farmer, School of Mines, Football
  • Jaycee Saunders, Westminster, Volleyball
  • Darian McCloy, Dixie State, Soccer
  • Ashlee Byrge, Michigan at Davenport University, Soccer ★

District Students Find Success on Signing Day

IMG_4461It was almost like being on the sidelines or in the stands ready for a big game to unfold. Letter of Intent Signing Day meant the end of a successful high school athletic career and the beginning of a college career in their chosen sport. At Bingham High School 14 student athletes signed on to continue playing at the college level. Many dressed in their new university attire, a sweatshirt or hat, and everyone was wearing a big smile with proud family members cheering them on. Congratulations to all District student athletes who signed, we wish everyone continued success academically and in their field of play. Take a look at our photo gallery of this event on Facebook. Here is the list of Bingham students and the schools where they signed on to play:

  • FOOTBALL
  • Riley Culley- Dixie State
  • Nick Heninger- Mesa Community College
  • Sky Manu- Dixie State
  • Landen Measom-Southern University
  • Scott Nichols- Weber State
  • Dalton Schultz- Stanford
  • Noa Taeatafa- Southern Utah
  • Spencer Tauteoli- Dixie State
  • Mahonrai Toki- Mesa Community College
  • SOCCER
  • Stacia Carroll- University of Central Arkansas
  • Cortney Millgate-Dixie State University
  • Marley Olsen- Idaho State
  • Caitlyn Stainbrook- BYU Hawaii
  • Elizabeth Weber- Utah Valley University ★

Daybreak Student Hoping to Be the Best at Spelling Bee

IMG_4429When it looked like the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee was over, due to a lack of funding, teachers and volunteers at Daybreak Elementary didn’t think twice about keeping the tradition alive at their school. The Daybreak Spelling Bee was held with great success with a total of 55 students competing. And now, thanks to new sponsors for the countywide competition, the Daybreak winner will move on and have a chance at nationals. Sixth grade student Sean Moncur is the Daybreak Spelling Bee winner. He said he won by correctly spelling the word ‘presumptuous,’ and will now practice spelling every night until the next competition in Salt Lake County at the end of March. Congratulations Sean, for being a winning student and an inspiration to those around you. Good luck as you spell your way to success!

Hands On Healthcare Career Fair

IMG_4436From critical care, dentistry and drawing blood to radiology and respiratory therapy, hundreds of students across the Wasatch Front were given hands-on lessons in what it’s like to work in various professions in the health care field. The annual Health Care Career Day gave students an opportunity to interact with professionals and get real life lessons from doctors, nurses and health science technicians. About 250 students from Jordan School District participated, walking away with a better appreciation of the skills and dedication it takes to be in the healthcare industry. Thanks to all the area healthcare agencies that participated in helping our students explore possible futures in healthcare. Take time to look at a photo gallery of this great event on our Facebook page.