January 2013

January Students of the Month

Every month at Diamond Fork Junior High two students from the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are selected as students of the month.  These students are nominated and then voted on by the entire faculty.  The students of the month for January are:

7th Grade: Melissa Carter and Laton Hansen

8th Grade: Madelyn Marshall and Andrew Werner

9th Grade: Emma Hansen and Brandon Bundy

Chess Tournament

Every day during e-time students can be found in the DFJHS library practicing their chess skills in preparation for the Nebo School District Junior High Chess Tournament.  This big event will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 8:30 - 3:00 at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville (484 South 200 East).

Geography Bee

By: Vicki Gardner

During the month of December, all the students at Diamond Fork Junior High got the opportunity to show their knowledge of geography by answering questions written by the National Geographic Society.  The top scoring seventh and eight grade students participated in the school geography bee on January 4.  The winner of the geography bee was Jaci Hulse, an eight grader with Johnathan Tanner, the runner-up.  Jaci was awarded a certificate and medal from National Geographic.

Stock Market Challenge Winners

Students in Mr. Buck's English class recently completed their reading of The Westing Game.  In this novel the main character researches and invests in stocks in her search to solve a murder.  Just like the character in The Westing Game, students in the class were give $10,000 (imaginary) dollars to invest in any stock traded in the United States.