West Jordan High Student Receives National Honor for Designing Shoe Insert to Help Runners

Superintendent Godfrey surprises Anna Fotheringham at West Jordan High School A life experience may turn into something really big for a West Jordan High School student. Anna Fotheringham had a running injury and she wanted to do something to help others who love to run avoid the same experience. So, the 4th year Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) student decided to design a shoe insert with sensors that can provide data to analyze strikes and cadence in running. The insert is called “Bottom Line-The Ultimate Foot Analyzer.” Anna hopes to be able to continue developing the foot analyzer so that it can help coaches correct runners’ strides to avoid injuries.

Anna recently entered her design in the National PREP Scholars Symposium where she took second place! Students in the competition presented their projects to a panel of college professors/ judges and they were quite impressed with Anna’s design.

Superintendent Godfrey joined others by surprising Anna in the classroom to congratulate her. Anna, we are very proud of your accomplishment and wish you the best of luck as you continue your work to keep runners safe.

Students Gather with First Responders for a Sunrise Salute to Patriot’s Day

A group watches as students at Hidden Valley Middle School raises the American FlagThey were not yet born on 9/11 20-years ago, but on Friday, Hidden Valley Middle School students gathered with local first responders, city officials and members of the community for a “Sunrise Salute to Patriot’s Day.” Principal Shawn McLeod says as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, it’s important for students to remember, honor, and pay their respects to all families who were impacted by the attacks two decades ago. It is also an opportunity to show support for all first responders and men and women of the military.

The Sunrise Salute included musical performances by the school choir and a patriotic sing-along with those in attendance.

Firefighting and Criminal Justice Students Climb 110 Flights of Stairs to Honor 9/11 Heroes

Students at JATC South climb a flight of stairsIt was an emotional and physically challenging morning as Firefighting and Criminal Justice students at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC South Campus) set out to honor and never forget the lives lost on 9/11.

Together with Unified Firefighters, students completed 440 repetitions like pushups and sit-ups to remember the 440 first responders who died trying to save others on 9/11. They also climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number of flights first responders climbed before the World Trade Center collapsed. In addition, students completed a 1.25 mile run, out of respect for those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy.

The event ended with bagpipes followed by a moment of silence.

It was a way for students, training to become future firefighters, EMT’s and police, to truly understand and commemorate the many sacrifices made by first responders on 9/11 two decades ago.

Helicopter Flies in to Give High School Students Hands-On Lesson in Becoming Professional Pilots

Picture of students with helicopter and pilotsA helicopter flew in to give high school Aviation Sciences students at JATC North a hands-on lesson in becoming professional pilots. Instructors say offering aviation courses to high school students is more important than ever, as the airline industry is struggling with a national pilot shortage. Students in the Aviation Sciences program at JATC North can receive up to 12 college credits on their path to becoming professional pilots.

Flight instructors from Southern Utah University flew in and gave students an up close and personal lesson on the helicopter. The hope is to introduce the teens to a variety of opportunities right now in aviation and air transportation, especially with such a high demand for professional pilots nationwide.

2021 ChamberWest Job Fair

Are you looking for a better job or a new career? Come to the ChamberWest Job Fair on September 16th from 3-6 pm at Copper Hills High School 5445 W New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan. There are over 100 businesses invited to attend, who are looking for employees. In addition, the Job Fair will host resume writing and job interviewing workshops. There is NO COST to participate. Come Dressed for Success! (Business Casual attire).

Jordan School District students can get more information by contacting their school’s Counseling Center. More details about the Job Fair can also be found at www.ChamberWest.com

Are you looking for a better job or a new career? Come to the Chamber West Job Fair on September 16th from 3-6 pm at Copper Hills High School 5445 W New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan. There are over 100 businesses invited to attend, who are looking for employees. In addition, the Job Fair will host resume writing and job interviewing workshops. There is NO COST to participate. Come Dressed for Success! (Business Casual attire). Jordan School District students can get more information by contacting their school’s Counseling Center. More details about the Job Fair can also be found at www.ChamberWest.com