Inside Our Schools Mar. 29, 2018

Inside Our Schools


Compiled by Linda Petersen

Mar. 29, 2018


Ephraim Elementary

Coming up on Friday, April 6, is the Junior Genius Fair from 8:30-10 a.m.

The PTA is looking for someone who is willing to serve as PTA president next year. Interested parties should contact Sandra Summers.


Ephraim Middle School

Ephraim Middle School Symphonic Band performs at Utah Music Educators festival.

The Ephraim Middle School Symphonic Band participated in the 2018 State Utah Music Educators Association Junior High Concert Band Festival last Friday, March 23, in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. The festival took place over two days, Thursday and Friday. In order to be invited to participate in the festival, each band must submit a recording of the required chorale and a piece selected by the director that best represents the strengths of the group. The submissions are then evaluated by a group of judges, which narrow the 30 bands down to 15 which are classified as Sweepstakes bands and play on Friday. This year was Ephraim Middle’s second year in the Sweepstakes category. Band members played well, did great with their sight-reading piece and enjoyed a music clinic with Robert T. Herrings III.

Nathan Bigelow, son of Russell and Amie Bigelow of Manti and an Ephraim Middle School student, was recently selected by audition for the All State Jr. High Band. The band was under the direction of Jermie Arnold of California State University, Long Beach. They performed in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Jan. 20.


Gunnison Valley High School

Next week will be student body elections with an assembly on Wednesday, April 4.


North Sanpete High School

North Sanpete High School took second overall at the region drama competition at Manti High School last Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. Keagan Mitchell was named Best Actor for his portrayal of Otto Frank in the school’s one-act version of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Taking first place in Classical Scenes were North Sanpete’s Emily Hill and Brynne Lamb. Second place in Contemporary Scenes went to Aubrey White and Nettie Knudsen and third went to Alicia Perry and Kylee Davis.

North Sanpete High School will present “The Diary of Anne Frank,” written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted for a new generation by Wendy Kesselman, on April 4 to 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $7 general admission. Anne’s diary tells of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a storage attic during World War II, and the play captures the ups and downs of their emotions during those two dark years. Yet Anne’s voice shines through, as she wrote on April 5, 1944: “I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s inside me! When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!”

The cheer team recently hosted Red and White Night on Thursday, March 22, with performances by the cheer team, Snow College Badgerettes, Britts Just Dance and Airborne Gymnastics and Cheer.