High Schools Kick Off Holiday Season Hoping to Help Others

As we head into the holiday season, many high school students will be working night and day hoping to raise money to help others. High schools kicked off their charitable giving campaigns with emotional assemblies filled with high expectations to bring hope to those who are struggling with illness, disabilities or simply in need of food, clothing and shelter this holiday season. Here is a list of the fundraising campaigns and who will benefit:

  • Bingham High School’s True Blue Campaign will benefit Sub For Santa, Make-A-Wish Utah, the Jordan Education Foundation and local refugees.
  • Copper Hills High School’s Paws-4-A-Cause will benefit students and families in need in the local community.
  • Herriman High School’s Hearts of Gold Campaign will benefit Make-A-Wish Utah.
  • Riverton High School’s Silver Rush Campaign will benefit the Now I Can Foundation to help local children with disabilities.
  • West Jordan High School’s MAD JAGS campaign will benefit the Millie’s Princess Foundation for local children battling cancer.

Herriman High Student is World Champion in USA Gymnastics

Kaden Brown gets ready to tumbleKaden Brown is a junior at Herriman High School and he hopes to compete in the Olympics one day. Kaden certainly has the talent to make his dream come true and he recently proved that in Sofia, Bulgaria where he competed against gymnasts from around the world. Kaden is a member of the USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling team and he soared to the top in tumbling, bringing home the gold medal. That means Kaden Brown is the best tumbler in the world in his age group. Now, Kaden hopes to make the Senior National Team and compete in the World Cup in 2020. He is pushing, along with teammates, to have tumbling sanctioned as an Olympic sport by 2020 as well.

Congratulations to this world champion tumbler!

You have got to watch his winning pass on the 25-meter long spring track in Sofia, Bulgaria. Very impressive.

Watch the video here

Butterfield Canyon Student Artwork Sends Important Safety Message

Picture of art competition winnersStudents at Butterfield Canyon Elementary School recently joined forces with Unified Police participating in an art competition aimed at creating safety awareness. The ‘Kids & Cops Art Competition’ is a way to help foster a relationship of trust and mutual respect between law enforcement and the community through art. Students in the competition were asked to create an original piece of art to support reducing violence, bullying and drugs and discouraging unsafe practices like texting and driving. Butterfield Canyon’s Beverley Taylor Sorenson Art Teacher, April Barnes provided mini lessons on the safety topics and made it possible for all students at the school to participate in the competition. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done and partnering with police to educate the community about the importance of practicing safety together.

The competition winners:

  • 1st Place: Emma Scott, 6th grade
  • 2nd Place: Maycee Bright, 6th grade
  • 2nd Place: Kylee Carter, 4th grade
  • 3rd Place: Haley Keller, 5th grade
  • 3rd Place: Eva Newland, 5th grade

Hayden Peak Receives Visit from Some Flying Friends

Peregrine falcon is shown to audience at Hayden PeakDid you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth? Diving as fast as 240 mile per hour, these birds can really move!

Students at Hayden Peak Elementary learned this fact and many others as “Goose” the peregrine falcon and her human handlers from Hawkwatch International made a visit to the school recently. They taught students about raptors, which is a general term used to describe birds of prey. These birds, including “Goose” are known for three distinguishing (and sharp) factors, sharp eyesight, sharp talons and sharp bills.

The birds that came to visit Hayden Peak captivated the entire school and made for a fun learning experience.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.