DFJHS Beauty and the Beast

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
Kari Nay

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.

DFJHS Character Education

Character Education students at Diamond Fork Junior High School have been busy.  Every Friday of the school year this class of 33 seventh graders collects hundreds of pounds of used paper to recycle.  After visiting each room in this school of over 1,400 students, the used paper is then hauled to the back parking lot and deposited into the recycling bin.  This recycled paper is purchased by a recycling company, which generates over $300 a year.
 

DFJHS Freshman Soccer

Attributions: 
By: Jacob Warnock

Fall has arrived and the freshman girl soccer players at Diamond Fork Junior High are busy representing their high school teams.  Seven girls from DFJHS play for the Spanish Fork High School soccer team, and four girls from DFJHS play for the Maple Mountain High School soccer team.  The SFHS players are Camilla Chaparro, Shaniece Novak, Xakoi Pace, Dani Perkins, Kristi Taylor, Shelby Thomas, and Brenda Vargas. The MMHS players are Janae Warren, Katie Hammer, Lora Kendell, and Tessa Weight.
 

Girls Basketball

The Lady Diamondbacks of Diamond Fork Junior High School have had an amazing year in basketball. After loosing their first game by quite a large margin, the Lady Diamondbacks knew they had their work cut out for them this season. They did not get discouraged, but instead squared their shoulders, kept their chins high, and made determination their number one attribute. As the season progressed, the Lady Diamondbacks worked hard and began to see the fruits of their labors as they began defeating teams. This only fueled their determination more.

Payson Jr. High Wins 1st Nebo Jr. High Wrestling Duals Title

Attributions: 
William X. Barron – Diamond Fork Head Coach

The first annual Nebo School District junior high wrestling dual meet on Tuesday, January 19th at Mt. Nebo Jr. High, featured full line-ups from Diamond Fork, Mapleton, Mt. Nebo, Payson, Spanish Fork, Springville. To this point in the season, the teams had practiced and competed as combined units: Diamond Fork-Spanish Fork, Mapleton-Springville, and Mt. Nebo-Payson. It was a well-attended meet with lots of enthusiasm. 
 

Intramurals

Attributions: 
By: Chandler Johns and Chandler Hatch

Diamond Fork Junior High is kicking off the new school year with an intramural sports program. Intramurals allow students to organize their own teams and play against other student teams within the school. David Trevort, vice principal in charge of the intramural program said, "Our intramural sports program is an extra curricular activity for any student who wishes to participate. Our goal is to have fun, and make friends." Intramural teams are formed in soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, dodge ball, badminton and weight lifting.

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