Springville Junior High students started the Nebo School Board meeting off right by singing the National Anthem. The Springville Junior High choir along with the Salem Junior High Choir was recognized as the top junior high choirs in the state by the Utah Music Educators Association. They had the opportunity to perform under Craig Jessop at Abravanel Hall at the Utah All-State Choir Festival. The choir director is Ms. Cheryl Utrera.
Nebo's Barnett Elementary's Student Lighthouse Team was invited to bring four students to the Utah State Capitol on February 16, 2017, to have breakfast with state representatives and state senators. Students had the opportunity to discuss leadership and why it is important to teach leadership in schools and in our government. After breakfast, students toured the Capitol Building and even visited Govenor Herbert's office. The students were recognized by name on the floor of the senate by Senator Deidre Henderson from Nebo School District area.
Congratulations to a Maple Mountain High School student in Nebo School District, Cadence Peterson, won First Place and $5,000 at the Utah State Senate Landscape Visual Arts Scholarship competition. Cadence oil piece is entitled, “Dead Horse Point”.
MMHS and Nebo also had another prize winner, Emily Johnson, that won $300. Emily’s oil piece is entitled, “Salt Flats”.
Jethro Gilliespie is the art instructor at Maple Mountain High.
Nebo Education Foundation Gives Grants February 2017
The Nebo Education Foundation meets each month at 7:00 a.m. to discuss submitted educational grants for students in Nebo School District. One of the goals of the foundation is to fund worthwhile projects in the district that provide resources to enrich student learning.
Nebo Choirs Selected to Perform at Abravanel Hall
The Salem Junior High and Springville Junior High choirs were the only two choirs in the state that were selected to perform at the Abravanel Hall, the premiere performing venue in Utah, for the State Honor Choir event in Salt Lake City. Any school in the state could send in a recording to audition to be selected; however both choirs chosen were from Nebo School District.
Springville Junior High’s Master Singers choir group has 75 students that consist of eighth and ninth graders.