One had paper. Another had the real thing.
When Ammon Jones was entering high school last fall, he wasn’t as scared or apprehensive as some freshmen.
“I thought it would be a fun, unifying event to end the school year,” Principal Julie Fielding said, after she saw a similar event at a Lehi school and decided to bring it to Silver Mesa. “It’s been fun for everyone — students, parents and teachers.”
Every year, Molina Healthcare celebrates and recognizes the good deeds of local residents whose service and volunteerism positively impacts the communities in which they live.
The commencement procession showcased 11 Jordan Valley students, all escorted by family members, teachers or friends. Some walked, some were in wheelchairs; all were beaming and had smiles on their faces.
Aubri, along with Peruvian Park fourth grader Abigail Slama-Catron, won each level of the Reflections contest, starting with their school level to being named state winners in March.
For Hillcrest High School students, social media helped them to band together, comfort each other, gather support from the community and find strength.
Dignitaries from Midvale, Midvale Middle School, Canyons School District and the state legislature, as well as the architecture and construction firm leaders, turned the first shovels of dirt June 11 signaling the beginning of construction of a new Midvale Middle School.
Utah’s top middle school volunteer of 2015, Amelia Slama-Catron, 14, was honored May 3 in the nation’s capitol for her outstanding volunteer service during the 20th annual presentation of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
“This has been overwhelming and caught me as a surprise because I love teaching and doing what I’m doing,” he said. “I’m very humbled and honored, and this award validates what I’ve put my heart and soul into and what I strive to become better with each inservice.”