Students who made the honor roll for 2nd term were rewarded with the traditional cookie, certificate, and cheers! Administration and counselors delivered snowflake cookies and certificates and gave a shout out to all 2nd term honor roll students during 7th period classes. All students were encouraged to work hard this next term.
Diamond Fork band and orchestra students are treated to a live performance of The Nebo Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. The purpose of this organization is to enhance school music programs within Nebo District and provide an advanced symphonic, semi-professional experience to students as they rehearse and perform in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation. The orchestra is open, by audition/application and director recommendation, to students participating in Nebo District high school orchestra and band programs.
Diamond Fork hosted the Battle of the Books competition. Student teams read a variety of books from this year's award winning book list and competed answering questions based on the books. These Diamond Fork students competed: Natalie Jewkes, Elnorra Shaeffer, Madalyn Patchett, Kaitlyn Wyatt, Addison Garrett, Taylor Christensen, Cassandra Farnsworth, Joy Coxson, Natalie Nelson, Tanner Chapman. A big thank you to our amazing librarian Mrs. Olsen who sponsors Battle of the Books for the whole district.
Students in Mr. Hansen's Science classes spent last week creating. They used all sorts of items to depict natural disasters. Some used clay and paint while others used cotton balls and sticks. Some students even created pictues on their computers! It was awesome to see how creative our students can be.
The Diamond Fork Make-A-Wish Ball was a huge success. Our wish child three-year-old Ryver was our special guest. As a surprise for Ryver, who came dressed as Elsa, we had Princess Anna there to greet her. Ryver's favorite princesses are Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Anna led Ryver and the students in a singing of "The First Time in Forever, " "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman," and "Let It Go." We raised almost $1,000 at the ball to help grant Ryver's wish.
Our very own Coach Young was recently recgonized by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as "Coach of the Year". Coach Young teaches PE, Weightlifting, and Advanced PE here at Diamond Fork as well being the head tennis coach at Orem High School. Last spring his Orem Tiger tennis team won the state tournament. Congrats to Coach Young for all his hard work and efforts, a well deserved award.