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Fitness Day

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:19
Kira Nielson

Each year Diamond Fork Junior High holds Fitness Day. Fitness Day is an opportunity to celebrate fitness and encourage healthy choices among the student body.  This year, Fitness Day will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd.  A 5K (2.5 mile) run will be held for any interested students and adults.

Maple Mountain Soccer Comes To Diamond Fork

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 11:55
Austin Rothaug

The Maple Mountain Soccer boys JV team has come to Diamond Fork.  Diamond Fork is home to 11 of the 22 kids that play on the Maple Mountain JV team, and one student that plays on both the Varsity and JV teams.  Diamond Fork students who are team members include Jaden Wagner, Joe Rawl, Joe Phelps, Trevor Jacobsen, Will Grahram, Drew Huffman, Logan Brower, Kelly Jones, John Chappell, Jaden Wagner, Alex Kessinger, and Renzo Barreta. It is very unusual that more than half of a high school team comes from a junior high.  The JV record currently is 2-3.

Diamond Fork Junior High School Track Team

Submitted by scott.buck on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 10:56
Spencer Nielsen

The DFJHS track team held a meeting on March 8th to discuss track team events and ensure that proper forms were completed by doctors and parents to give permission for athletes to participate on the track team.  Diamond Fork has four track coaches; two of them are distance coaches and two are sprinting coaches.  The two distance coaches are Coach Claybaugh and Coach Dowse and the two sprinting coaches are Coach Richards and Coach Draper.  All of the coaches work extremely hard so that Diamond Fork can have an outstanding track team. 

Crystal Apple Award Winner Maria Lewis

Submitted by scott.buck on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:28
Tate Colton

Maria Lewis, health teacher and yearbook advisor at Diamond Fork Junior High School, was honored by her fellow faculty members as this year's winner of the Crystal Apple Award.  Maria has taught at Diamond Fork since the school's opening in 1997.  Maria is known for her dedication to her students and her amazingly positive demeanor.  A fellow teacher observed, "Maria is always positive and upbeat.  No matter what challenges she is facing away from school she is always positive, smiling and a fun to be around.

Mock Supreme Court

Submitted by scott.buck on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:14
Brianne Olsen
From left to right, court members Bailey Peacock, Cameron Bates, and Harrison Duvall consider the outcome of the Supreme Court case.

Miss Anderson’s English class held a mock Supreme Court regarding the
case of T.L.O. vs New Jersey that took place in 1985. The case
concerned the search and seizure of a girl’s bag who had been smoking
in a restroom at the high school. Six students played the role of
lawyers, and there were nine justices and a handful of court
reporters. Many arguments were brought up from both sides about
whether or not the search conducted by the vice principal of the
girl’s school was justified or unjustified.

DFJHS Beauty and the Beast

Submitted by scott.buck on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 20:09
Kyra Morgan

Students from Diamond Fork Junior High School's drama department
recently performed Beauty and the Beast.  After months of hard work
and diligent preparation the play went off perfectly. Many students
contributed to the success of the play including John Baadsgaard who
played the beast, Michelle Gunderson who played Belle, Lumear was
played by Brandon Bundy, Babet was played by Yvonne Bass, the
enchantress was played by Ashley Chidester, Cogsworth was played by
Tucker Sanbakken, Mrs. Potts was played by Kamryn Wilson, Nathen

DFJHS Ice Skating

Submitted by scott.buck on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:56
Nicholas Harrison

Recently students at Diamond Fork Junior High were rewarded for their
good grades by attending an ice skating field trip at Peaks Ice Arena
during Diamond Back Day.  Diamond Back Day is a unique reward system
where once every term students get to attend a field trip if they have
good citizenship and academic grades.  Each term features a different
field trip.  Third term the students went ice skating, and for fourth
term the students will be able to attend Lagoon for an entire day.

DFJHS Honor Society

Submitted by scott.buck on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 15:26
Kailee Howland

Diamond Fork Junior High School’s National Junior Honor Society has
been working on a service project since the beginning of January.
They have been cutting plastic grocery bags into strips and sending
them to mothers in Africa to crochet into baskets.  Honor Society
member Kiera Barton reported, “We fold regular white plastic grocery
bags a certain way and then cut them into 1-inch strips.  We roll them
up and are able to fit about fifty finished bags into a larger bag.
Afterwards, the two ladies in charge of the project pick them up from

Diamond Fork Jr. High Students Bring Home the Gold from Regional Science Olympiad

Submitted by scott.buck on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:31
Kari Nay
The DFJHS Science Olympiad team pauses for a photo by the science building at Snow College.

Competing in Science Olympiad events such as "Storm the Castle" (trebuchet), "Reach for the Stars" (astronomy), "Microbe Mission," and more, DFJHS students demonstrated their science knowledge and abilities on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the regional competition held at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

Diamond Fork Jr. High students made frequent appearances on the winners' podium. In fact, every student on the team earned at least one medal! The DFJHS team also received the sportsmanship award and is coached by science teacher Sharon Myia.


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