Davis High Poetry: Tick Tick Tok

Day: unknown 2:15
It’s ambient the sound of cars rolling by. Persistent like the second hand of a clock.
Tick, Tick, Tick.
The cars rush by. I might die here. There is nothing I can do to stop it.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
Let’s say I did die. What would they find? Under my old hat, some 10 cent bead necklaces. The folded torn and tattered papers under my bed, some drenched in ink, others tears. What is it worth? My collection of empty glass coke bottles, a few cents maybe. 15 pesos, if only they knew how it’s true value.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
It’s kinda hot in here. I pull the window open more. Ah, that feels nice– an easter breeze. It’s pretty out there. Too bad I’m in here.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
Maybe I could– Nah.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
The screen lights up; thousands of pixels, hundreds of colors, the twist and turn in my mind as if I might feel something. 2:19. I hit the power button. I am going to die in here. I check my messages, I wonder how joe is? 2 weeks, left me on read, or not. I sit there and painfully drag the refresh down, over and over again. Please, please cure me, send me something! Even seeing that little circle spin, it helps, or so I think.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
So, all this time. This is what I’ve worked for, a handful of beads, some empty coke bottles, and 25 pesos. Oh, and no one, not a single person I can, or want to hold a conversation with.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
I have gained so much 16 years, 290 days, 5 hours and 28 minutes years worth. But gained nothing, nothing at all. Close to 8 billion that’s how many people we have on earth. 7,775,995,665:1 to put it plainly.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.
I will slip away silently not the smallest ripple, or any remorse in my ghostly wake.
Tick, tick, tick, the cars rush by.

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Coronavirus destroys winter-spring competition

Corona is destroying peoples lives. This past month many things have been canceled and called off, but the students that got hit the most were winter Guard and Drum-line. Both of these indoor activities got called off because of the coronavirus.

With fees for these activities ranging from $200 to the extreme $1000 to march or perform. The cost for winter Drum-line this season was a hefty $600 and most say that the fee is worth the experience, however, imagine paying that expensive fee to find out that you wasted $300 because your season was cut in half. It is like dropping $10,000 on a car to find out that you only get half of it, and you lost $5,000.

The cancellation is nation wide and all performers are in a really depressive state. However, some schools like Farmington High may hold a final performance for all schools that want to come for only family members and the performers. This makes sure that no more that 100 people will be present at a time and will still be able to have a competition worth going to. F.H.S. is a saving grace for Drum-lines all across the Wasatch front.

This is a thank you to F.H.S. for giving us all hope in this time of sadness. You have given hundreds of students hope to get one last chance and an adrenaline rush before it is all over. You gave the choice to end strong and not let this virus win, so keep living your lives be careful but also have fun.

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Coronavirus destroys winter-spring competition

Corona is destroying peoples lives. This past month many things have been canceled and called off, but the students that got hit the most were winter Guard and Drum-line. Both of these indoor activities got called off because of the coronavirus.

With fees for these activities ranging from $200 to the extreme $1000 to march or perform. The cost for winter Drum-line this season was a hefty $600 and most say that the fee is worth the experience, however, imagine paying that expensive fee to find out that you wasted $300 because your season was cut in half. It is like dropping $10,000 on a car to find out that you only get half of it, and you lost $5,000.

The cancellation is nation wide and all performers are in a really depressive state. However, some schools like Farmington High may hold a final performance for all schools that want to come for only family members and the performers. This makes sure that no more that 100 people will be present at a time and will still be able to have a competition worth going to. F.H.S. is a saving grace for Drum-lines all across the Wasatch front.

This is a thank you to F.H.S. for giving us all hope in this time of sadness. You have given hundreds of students hope to get one last chance and an adrenaline rush before it is all over. You gave the choice to end strong and not let this virus win, so keep living your lives be careful but also have fun.

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The bittersweet performance of “Into the Woods”

“Into the Woods,” the Davis High spring play, was scheduled to run from March 13-18. However, with the recent events, they held their one and only showing on March 12 with free admission.

The Davis High theater program had put a lot of work into this play. They worked on this show for three months, following a rigorous practice schedule. Practice was held every other day for two hours until February when it was increased to every day for four hours. They also dedicated some weekends to this, lasting anywhere from four to ten hours. They had 17 full run-throughs of the show, plus some tech and dress rehearsals.

With all this time put in the theater program was ready for opening night: March 13. However, due to recent and alarming coronavirus concerns, their show was cancelled.

“The final decision was made by the district superintendent at about 4:30 that day (March 12). The reason to cancel is because of Covid-19 and we were afraid that the big groups of people that would have come to our show could get infected. We thought that we’d just do the show for the weekend, but we got an update that we weren’t going to perform at all, so we decided to make that dress rehearsal our first/last performance,” explained McCade Holman.

That show was something special. While the cast was sad, they came together to perform the best show the Davis High theater department had ever seen.

“We were all so disappointed that we decided that if this was going to be our only show, then we are going to make it the best darn show ever.”

It was, and it became special for not just the cast and crew, but their friends and family that came to experience it with them as well.

“The show had already had a special place in most of our hearts due to prior circumstances but now that the fact we were only going to do it once, that REALLY boosted the specialness of it. It really was a day to remember that none of us will ever forget.”

The show will remain postponed until the coronavirus is no longer a huge threat. The cast remains hopeful that they will get another opportunity to share the stage with each other, performing for their loving community.

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State HOSA Preview

The HOSA competition was schedule for March 19th and 20th, however, due to the Corona virus outbreak, it has been  postponed to April or May according to Ms. Kurtz. We have two Davis students planning on competing, Sofia Shilton and Bailey Hall. “It is a statewide competition where students from HOSA organizations come to compete in different health categories ranging from anatomy quizzes to ethical debates”, said Kiana Madrid. “There’s a bunch of different topics that are either single or group events. There’s career focused competitions like EMT, CNA, veterinary, forensics, pharmacy, and others. There’s also things like photography, medical spelling, and debate”, said Bailey Hall.

There are many different events that the students have to choose from. “HOSA members have over 50 events to choose from and all they have to do is register and prepare for the event”, said Kurtz. The two studetns Davis is sending have been preparing for their events which include research of a health career and EMT career focus. “Sofia will choose a health career to research which she will make a trifold poster and present her research to judges”, said Kiana Madrid. Kiana also explained how the EMT event works, “Bailey, along with other certified EMT’s who are competeing, will be oriented about the skills that they’re tested on. She will along go through two different rounds in which she gets tested over various EMT scenarios in addition to a knowledge test.” Bailey Hall told us how she planned to prepare for her career focused event, “I reviewed my EMT book and practiced doing medical and trauma assessments in the EMR classroom.”

These girls have worked very hard and look forward to competing. Hopefully, with the virus and the rescheduling these girls will still be able to put their research and preparation to use and compete at the competition. “Bailey and Sofia are both very smart and talented. Davis has reputation of doing well at state because of all the resources we have here for health sciences, so I think they’ll do a great job in their categories”, said Kiana Madrid. We’re excited to see how well these girls do and know that they’ll be amazing. Good luck girls!

 

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Davis High debaters succeed at National Qualifiers

Debate has become a very prominent high school activity and has allowed participators to prove and develop their skills in many different ways. Participating in debate has proven to be a fun and engaging way for high school students to develop intellectually and socially.

“Debate is, essentially, a search for truth by testing opposing claims. You propose something and then you get it contradicted and that’s how we search for the truth,” explains debate competitor Sugar Santillan.

Students participate in this “search for truth” by learning about different topics, preparing cases for those issues with evidence, arguments, and responses to possible counterarguments. These activities allow students to develop strong speaking, writing, and analytical skills and to learn more about global issues. The team aspect of debate also allows high school students to make good friendships.

“My favorite thing about debate is the people. The group around us is just incredible. There’s a lot of people that love you and support you. Also, you’re surrounded with people not only from your own school but also different schools. I have a lot of friends from different schools that I’ve met from competing,” states Sugar Santillan.

Davis High’s debate team represented their school at National Qualifiers last week where they had enormous success and made their fellow students very proud. Performing well at the National Qualifiers tournament allows competitors to advance to Nationals, which is a major tournament in which people from every district in the country competes. Usually, the competitors who place in the top 4 of top 2 in each event advance. 7 Davis High debate students qualified for Nationals: Sarah Hunter, Savanah Brown, Alexandra Smith, Ella Nebeker, Sam Copa, Meilani Downs, and Sugar Santillan.

Davis High’s debate team was expected to attend the 6A State tournament, however, due to recent health concerns, the tournament has been canceled until further notice. While members of the team feel very disappointed about the cancellation of the upcoming competition, they are grateful for the break as tournaments can be extremely trying on competitors.

“It’s unfortunate, but we as a team are glad to have a break. We have been competing every week for a long time so not having a tournament this weekend is a breath of fresh air. It was our last tournament though so we’re sad to see it go,” says debate team members Kennedie Shepherd and Porter Archibald.

Despite the fact that they are not able to attend the state tournament, Davis High School’s debate team have certainly proven themselves both in their performance at National Qualifiers and in their overall skills as a team.

 

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Debate region

Debate region has been a peak of the year, the whole team has been working for this point. Even the debate coach, who had injured her back a month or so prior, was at Northridge on Feb 29th. The debate president Ella Nebecker reflects on the event:

“I think we had a smaller showing than usual, had we sent a full slate we would have taken first”

Overall, the team took 5th in the region. To breakdown the team’s overall scoring, the team took 1st place in 3 of 8 events. we had 8 people place top-five and 11 places top ten. In comparison Sarcuse, the region champion had 0 first places, 4 top fives and 13 top tens.  Needless to say, after the team saw this comparison they weren’t very happy with taking 5th. However, the team’s performance was exceptionally well.

“I’m really proud of everyone who came and participated and I think everyone strived to do their very best.”

Many of the debaters had spent countless hours working to prepare for this tournament, Ella included. After her rounds were done for the day she shared her outlook on how her personal success went that day.

 “I prepared and prepped all week, and did the best to compete with my full potential, so there’s not much else I could do but hope for the best result.”

When results were read out loud with her competitors, she stayed with her team. The room was tense with excitement, competitors were moments away from knowing if their hard work paid off. One by one a coach read off the results of each event starting from tenth place and climbing up to first. The process was painfully slow but worth the wait. When the announcer reached first place in Public Forum Ella’s event, the whole team held their breath

“First place from Davis– Nebeker and Smith”

The team went crazy. Even if the team took fifth overall, it was still a win in everyone’s eyes.

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Cheer Trip: The Trip of a Lifetime

Our hard working cheer team just recently took an exciting trip to Orlando, Florida. Bailee Aspittle, a senior member of the team, gave an overview of the wonderful cheer trip.

“We had a 4-day park hopper pass [to Disney World] and each day we were required to go to a certain park with our team, my favorite part was just being in Disney World with my best friends, I also really liked the Avatar ride.” -Bailee Aspittle

Aside from enjoying all the fun attractions at the park, the cheerleaders also got to perform. Veanne Franks, who is also a senior on the team, gave a rundown the performance, “For our performance we did it with the Dettes and we did a total of 8 dances. Some were just cheerleaders, some were just Dettes, and some of them we combined and did it together! It was super fun to perform and we actually had a good turn out of people that came to watch!” Veanne says that her favorite thing about the experience was the opportunity to work with the Dettes. They would combine practices on Tuesday nights to prepare for the performance.

The cheerleaders spent the last day of the trip at Coco Beach. A lovely sight to see and have fun!

”It was a great game, the weather was really nice. It was about 75 degrees so not too warm but much warmer than here. Most of the Dettes and Cheerleaders got in the water then we ate lunch next to the beach.” -Bailee Aspittle

It sounds like our cheer team had a great weekend off. They work super hard and show great support for all of our athletics teams. This trip was well deserved and we are so proud to have one of the best cheer teams in the nation!

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Balancing Extracurriculars in High School

57% of people age 6-17 are involved in at least one extracurricular activity, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Extracurriculars are extremely prevalent for many students, especially teenagers.

High school students participate in countless extra curricular activities including swim, basketball, dance, band, track, etc. It is obvious that these activities have become a very important aspect of the high school experience and a priority for most teenagers. Extracurriculars are a very healthy way for teenagers to spend their time. Not only do they allow adolescents to develop physically and mentally, but also socially.

“I’ve gained a lot of friends because of band. I have a lot of shared experiences with them which makes our friendships even stronger. Also, some people in the marching band don’t go to Davis so it’s cool to have friends that go to Farmington or Layton or other schools. It’s really expanded my social group.”

Says Rachel Dummer, a member of Davis High School’s marching band.

The majority of these activities require a lot of time devoted to them which allows fellow participants to get to know each other better and thus, to develop stronger, more lasting bonds. Being a part of a group and working with peers as a team to create something, ensures a better social experience in high school. However, this extensive amount of time can make it difficult and overwhelming for students to balance high school and their extracurricular activities. Teenagers have to learn to manage and balance their time to ensure that their priorities and expectations are met each day.

“I feel overwhelmed all the time. I think I could probably be less overwhelmed if I put in more effort to manage my time well. I’ve discovered that talking with my teachers, getting things done beforehand, and not wasting time at home really helps.”

Explains Bransen Erickson, who does ballroom dance after school.

Time-management is definitely a difficult skill to learn, but extremely important when trying to balance a busy schedule. Some high schoolers have mastered time-management by learning to prioritize their many ongoing activities and responsibilities each day.

“It’s hard sometimes, especially when you’re taking harder classes, to find time to do everything.”

Marcus Williams, an athlete on the Davis High swim team, states. 

“When you are participating in extra curriculars, it’s important to stay focused on schoolwork and have the extra-curricular come second. A few times, I’d have to skip practice because I had a big test coming up that I needed to study for.”

Extracurricular activities have proven to have a very positive influence on teenagers as they allow students to expand and improve their social experience by providing a fun environment where they can make new friends. As students learn to be disciplined and smart with their time, they can create a healthy balance that will ensure a good high school experience.

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Cheerleaders and D’ettes take on Florida

The Cheer team and D’ettes traveled all the way to Orlando, Florida, to preform at Disney Springs. The Cheer team and D’ettes say the trip was well worth it.

This trip consisted of not only preforming, but going to all of the parks at Disney World! So much fun! The two teams said this Florida trip was full of bonding, and creating tons of new friendships.

“The Pandora ride was my favorite of the whole trip, I felt like i was a real life avatar.”

Stated Audrey Haskell, a Junior on the Cheer team.

“I would prefer competing next year, rather than preforming because, i just love the adrenaline of competing.”

Says CoCo Fisher, Junior on the Cheer team.

The Cheer team and D’ettes preformed Saturday, February 29 at Disney Springs. Word has it tat they had a huge crowd cheering them on. Local shoppers would hear the music and couldn’t help, but watch these two teams dancing and preforming in the warm Florida sun! The performance had an awesome turnout!

After their performance they went to Cocoa Beach. It was absolutely beautiful and had plenty of UV! Only good words were said about Cocoa Beach from the Cheer team and D’ettes.

The only sad part of this trip, was missing the Boys State Basketball game! But the Cheer team and D’ettes stood in lines at Disney World or in their hotel rooms watching the boys and cheering them on as they played.

Overall this trip was definatly a success. No disappointment from Orlando, Florida!

 

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Jewelry Class Spotlight

There are many electives to take at Davis High, if you’re interested in art, or you may want to try something new, or need to get away from typical school stresses, the jewelry elective class might be the class for you.

The jewelry class is taught by Mrs. Wright. She has always been interested in art and received her degree in art history. Jewelry making was one of her hobbies and after teaching the class, she’s developed a bigger passion for it.

When asked to describe her class she said,

“My jewelry class is a fun place for expression and learning new techniques. My goal is always to make sure that it’s a place for kids to get away from some of the stresses and come and do art.”

She enjoys teaching the class because she gets to know her students and their learning style really well.

“I give kids as much freedom as possible within the structure of technique…I’m more hands-on.”

Her classroom is a lab-like environment where her teaching style would be described as easy-going.

“We get to kind of do our own thing whilst we do our projects.”

Lexi Jensen, a junior at Davis High explained.

Samantha Darger, another junior at Davis High, was asked what her favorite part of the class is.

“My favorite part of the class is that I can choose what kind of project I want to make which leaves room to be creative.”

Wright’s class gives students the opportunity for lots of expression, and are given a variety of projects to do as well. You have the opportunity to work with metal, solder, wire-wrap, etc. while making rings, pendants, polymer beads, cuffs, lockets, earrings and more.

Overall, jewelry is a reliable course for designing wearable jewelry and learning techniques that aren’t always easily accessible.

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Business Pathways: A path to your future

Business Pathways at Davis High provide students with career opportunities, important life skills, and graduation benefits. Clubs like FBLA or DECA support students in these pathways. Business pathways can lead students to careers in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, and more.

The different Business Pathways offered at Davis are Accounting & Finance, Commercial Photography, Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Sales, and Office Support. All it takes to become a part of these pathways is to take a beginner class. Examples of these beginner classes are Accounting, Digital Marketing, Marketing 1, and Digital Media 1.

According to Shauna Ward, the department head for Business, “Business Pathways are designed to help students gain skills that will give them an advantage when seeking careers in business.” Business Pathways are all about helping students better prepare for the future. Completing a pathway will help high school students get better jobs during high school and college. It also helps students know their path for university classes and other types of training.

Students not only gain skills that will help them with their education and life, at graduation, all seniors that complete a pathway receive certificates from the board of education stating that they’ve completed a business pathway. Seniors will also receive a congratulations letter from the board. Graduating with these certificates looks great on resumes and scholarships.

If classes at school aren’t enough, there are two business-centered clubs at Davis. FBLA or Future Business Leaders of America is a club focused on developing leadership skills in students while giving them opportunities to learn about business and available careers. DECA or Distributive Education Clubs of America is the marketing-based club offered at Davis. It also supports students in leadership and developing marketing skills and knowledge through attending conferences and competitions.

Shauna Ward’s advice to any student looking into a career in business is to “get started as soon as possible. Take as many business classes in high school as you can and complete a pathway. Join FBLA or DECA and be actively involved… there are competitions that can help you build your resume.” For any student looking into a business career, completing a business pathway is the best option that will lead to a good career and a good education.

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Davis High Debate prepares for the biggest tournaments of the season

This Friday, the 21st, Davis High Debate team will be going to the Farmington Forum, a three-round debate held at Farmington High right after school. This event actually used to be hosted by Davis and was called “The Dart”, but they could not host it this year so Farmington took it over for them.

This Saturday, the 22nd, the debate team will be heading to the Speech National Qualifiers debate event. It will be held at Weber University and if the team makes it to the top three, they will qualify to go to the Speech Nationals held in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Davis High’s debate team also has the Debate National Qualifiers coming up in a couple weeks. The debate team is going to be very busy for the next few weeks because they have a very important debate every weekend until about mid-March. Even though they are always relatively busy, the team says that they are never very stressed out about events becuase they always turn out to be very fun.

If you don’t know much about debate, here are just a few interesting things about it that will maybe spark your interest to try debate out next year! Debate is a process that involves formal discussin about a particular topic and there are usually two opposing teams put forward to argue their viewpoints. Every tournament has different topics that are fun and interesting for everyone involved, so you will never debate about the same thing multiple times. Our Davis High debate team is full of awesome people that are very welcoming and would be glad to have anyone come and join them.

Debate is a very underrated extra curricular at Davis High School, yet the team is very hardworking and deserves a lot more recognition than they get. So go and support the debate team this Friday and Saturday and give them the recognition they deserve!

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Choir concert review

The phrase, “never stop singing!” can be seen on all of the choir t-shirts and is the theme for all of the many choir classes for 2019/2020.

Carly Clark, the Davis High School music Sterling Scholar, is in four choir classes. She is in the bell choir, accapella choir, Moonlight Singers, and The Madrigals. She has been singing in choir since seventh grade. Kalen Cox is in the accapella choir, Moonlight Singers, and The Madrigals. He also has been singing since seventh grade. Both Kalen and Carly love to sing the jazzy songs for Moonlight Singers.

There’s lots of work to be put in for each concert.

In terms of preparation, Carly Clark said,

“It’s a lot of working on the same part and learning your own parts.”

Kalen Cox said,

“We have to make sure our voices are warmed up to make sure we can sing all the notes correctly and do a lots of memorization”.

The choir pieces that are sung at each concert are given to the choirs months before performances to give singers an appropriate amount of time to work on their parts.

Kalen’s favorite part of being in choir are the bonds that he can make with all sorts of people with different backgrounds.

Carly said,

“It’s really fun socially, and so fun to have this music that gives everyone chills when we perform it”.

Kalen Cox is a junior, but Carly Clark is a senior, so her experience in high school choir is coming to a close. She said that she’s sad about it ending, but is excited to have lots more time on her hand.

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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What does Hope Week mean to you?

Once a year, the Hope Squad dedicates a whole week to spreading hope and love to the students of Davis High.
This past week, Feb. 10th-14th was Davis High’s 5th Hope Week. Activities include handing out candy, pledging to spread kindness, and a whole day devoted to performing acts of kindness.

Hope Squad’s goal for Hope Week is to spread awareness about suicide and inspire hope to show those dealing with suicidal thoughts that there is always a better option. Hope Squad is here to help anyone and encourages students to reach out to others who might need help. They hope to spread their message through the various activities throughout the week.

On Monday, Hope Week began with Hope Squad members standing at the entrances to the school and handing out ring pops to brighten people’s day. Wednesday at lunch, Hope Squad had students sign a pledge to spread kindness and to take suicide more seriously. For the final activity, they made kindness cards with simple acts of kindness that students could do for each other on them. For each act of kindness, students can turn in their cards for candy.

Said Hope Squad member Noah Farr, “My favorite part of hope week is getting to meet a lot of people as I talk and interact with everyone throughout the week.” Building connections and interacting with lots of students is how Hope Squad always spreads their message, and Hope Week is no exception.

To Noah, Hope week is a week where more people can get help. It’s a week where they spread awareness about suicide and how to help those dealing with it. Stopping suicides before they happen is their ultimate goal, and they work to help people realize there are better options and that they still have a long life to live.

As this year’s Hope Week comes to an end, it is important to remember their message. Hope Squad is always there to help any student who suffers from suicidal thoughts or will provide advice and support if you are worried about your friends. So take Hope Week to heart: be kind and spread hope, you never know who will need it.

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What is DECA?

The DECA team at Davis High School, led by Mr. Mcolly, has a DECA tournament on the 20th and 21st of February. The competition is at Weber State University in Ogden. This tournament is especially important to the DECA team because this tournament leads to the nationals tournament. In each event, the top 3 people to place at the competition go to the nationals tournament in Tennesee.

There are 29 different events for DECA but not all are presented at all tournaments. So far the DECA team has done well at tournaments so far. Wyatt Ko at one tournament placed 3rd, 1st, and 1st in his rounds and ended up getting a $500 scholarship. DECA presents great opportunities for the students involved and is an amazing path to take to help with college.

“The tournaments are not difficult because you have 10 minutes to prepare a 10-minute speech.” explained Wyatt Ko when talking about how well he does at tournaments.

The team predicts that they will do extremely well at this tournament.

“I predict that everybody will do well in respect to their own abilities and their limits” Wyatt Ko also stated.

Davis High DECA team has done great in past tournaments. DECA is a great club that encourages an entrepreneur like personality. It creates a great space to meet many people competing from other state communities or states.  We are so proud of our Davis High DECA team and wish them the best for all their state tournament this week.

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Ceramics: Why you should give it a spin

The Ceramics Program has been at Davis High School for a long time, but why should we take it at all? Most students only sign up for the class to fill the required art credit for graduation. So why did the advanced ceramics 3 students choose to continue with this so called “Filler Class”.

There are only 3 advanced classes offered in ceramics after completing level 1; Level 2, Level 3, and Advanced Placement. The level 2 and 3 students are squished into 1 class. You only can reach Ceramics 3 and AP after completing 1 and 2 first. With Ceramics only being offered to Juniors and Seniors, it is clear why there are only 4 levels.

Lona Karras, the ceramics teacher at Davis High, said “Our classes are full at the start of the semester until kids realize what this class is and then they drop it.”

She is referring to the actual work that these artists have to endure to finish a project.

“One of the biggest cons of this class is needing the patience to wait for your work to be all the way completed and done right.” said Ethan Geisler, a ceramics 3 student.

The patience factor is a big part of this class, because you have to wait for your clay to dry a specific amount to be able to work with it ideally. It teaches you patience, because that is what is required to get a good grade. You will learn that you just can’t rush it, and that you have to have patience and wait until everything is done to perfection to get the best grade possible.

All the points leading up to this have been telling you the work you have to do in Ceramics, but what about the good times?

When Paige Nelson, a level 3 student, was asked about why she chose to continue ceramics after level 1 she responded,”…the vibe, the atmosphere, and the music…”

This plays onto Tucker Davis’s statement, another Level 3 student, about it being “…relaxing and helps you get in touch with your artistic side.”

When Ethan Geisler was asked this question, he was caught off guard but very happy to answer en-telling “… I love my classmates and all the good times we have in the class. Between brainstorming ideas, back and forth to the cereal and hot cocoa parties, it’s all just a blast!”

So should you give ceramics a try? That’s up to you, but when you are looking at the class list, signing up for next year’s classes, stop and think maybe that little blogger boy was right and I should just give it a try.

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The Latino’s In Action need your help!

Latino’s In Action is an inclusive club for ladinos and other minorities here at Davis High School. They perform service projects for the community, as well as just fun class activities. In order to fund these activities they will be facilitating a fundraiser. 

The members of LIA will be selling $10 Little Caesar’s cards. With these cards you could get up to 10 free crazy bread and marinara sauce when you buy up to 10 of their pizzas. They’re selling these until Spring Break starts, so you have plenty of time to buy them!  

This money is all going towards the LIA club, funding their activities for next year. These activities include service projects, fun in class activities, and learning opportunities. They hope to be able to do more next year, but no matter what, they’ll still have fun. 

The money from the fundraiser will help pay for class activities that we do, such as service and learning about different cultures. We are hoping for more money so that we are able to do more as a class and come together more as a FAMILIA. We like having a lot of fun together, and that fun can be pretty expensive over time!” elaborated Sara Turner, advisor of the LIA club. 

The members of LIA really are like a family. This year’s familia consists of: Brookelin Ahders, Rebecca Calvillo, Tiana Casper, Julio Cazares Sanchez, Angel Gallegos, Eric Lazo, Sujey Yajaira Mendez Barron, Genesis Orellana, Denise Perez, Daeshavon Pimentel, Nathaniel Pimentel, Brandy Ramos, and Betsy Yovera. 

So when you see them in the halls, don’t be afraid to buy a card from them!

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HOPE Squad: spreading hope and love

The Davis High HOPE Squad is a group of students here at Davis high who help raise awareness for mental illness and depression. The HOPE squad is always there for anyone with a problem and need someone to talk to. The harsh truth and reality is that suicide rates have increased over the years and we can all do things to help all it takes is a “hello.”

This week the HOPE squad will be hosting “hope week”. Hope week is full of different activities for every day of the week, to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up the HOPE squad put up big hearts which say cheesy pick up lines on each one.

On Monday they put “hope” on all the doors with a little message inspiring people to speak up about their problems with mental health. As the week continues on the HOPE squad will continue to add one more thing to the school or make an activity up for every day of the week.

“I like knowing I have someone to go talk to if I ever need help with some mental health issues, it is nice having a whole week just to help spread awareness to all the kids so we can all help solve the problem,” commented Joe Quillen.

Be sure to keep an eye out for every activity they will be doing, and keep in mind to always be a good friend to everyone.

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Davis High Debate takes the cake at Marie Clegg

Davis high school’s debate team went to Marie Clegg a debate tournament at UVU. This tournament is a big tournament that has a lot of stiff competition from a lot of schools. There were even schools from out of state. The Davis High Debate team got 3rd place overall. The team had a great time competing and they are very proud of how they did.

“It was a fun tournament!” exclaimed Wyatt Ko, the speech captain on the debate team.

The tournament was very busy for the team. They had very little time in between rounds to rest or chat with each other. The team still had a good time even though they were busy the whole tournament. Everyone who went to the tournament from Davis High did a great job competing and had impressive placings.

Bryn Monterith got 1st place in Lincoln Douglas. Bryn swept the competition easily with her amazing debate skills. Sugar Santillion was a quarter-finalist in Lincoln Douglas. Wyatt Ko got 3rd place in extemp. Mackenzie Spackman got 4th in impromptu. Sugar also got 3rd in speaker points and Bryn Monterith got 2nd in speaker points.

“The tournament was great practice for other tournaments like region and state,” stated Sugar Santillion, the debate captain on the debate team.

There are many more people on the team who went to the tournament including Porter Archibald, Kennedie Shepherd, Tanner Reid, Eileen Magana, Jade Meyer, Eli Tesch. They competed in many events and placed well.

The Davis High School Debate team did a wonderful job at Marie Clegg and look forward to competing at other tournaments.

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Davis High Debate takes the cake at Marie Clegg

Davis high school’s debate team went to Marie Clegg a debate tournament at UVU. This tournament is a big tournament that has a lot of stiff competition from a lot of schools. There were even schools from out of state. The Davis High Debate team got 3rd place overall. The team had a great time competing and they are very proud of how they did.

“It was a fun tournament!” exclaimed Wyatt Ko, the speech captain on the debate team.

The tournament was very busy for the team. They had very little time in between rounds to rest or chat with each other. The team still had a good time even though they were busy the whole tournament. Everyone who went to the tournament from Davis High did a great job competing and had impressive placings.

Bryn Monterith got 1st place in Lincoln Douglas. Bryn swept the competition easily with her amazing debate skills. Sugar Santillion was a quarter-finalist in Lincoln Douglas. Wyatt Ko got 3rd place in extemp. Mackenzie Spackman got 4th in impromptu. Sugar also got 3rd in speaker points and Bryn Monterith got 2nd in speaker points.

“The tournament was great practice for other tournaments like region and state,” stated Sugar Santillion, the debate captain on the debate team.

There are many more people on the team who went to the tournament including Porter Archibald, Kennedie Shepherd, Tanner Reid, Eileen Magana, Jade Meyer, Eli Tesch. They competed in many events and placed well.

The Davis High School Debate team did a wonderful job at Marie Clegg and look forward to competing at other tournaments.

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Davis High Winter Drumline

The Davis high drumline is an elite group of individuals that both dedicate their time and money to the marching program. The Davis high drumline is a regular finalist of the Intermountain Percussion Championships. The drumline practices after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

But what is an indoor drumline? The indoor drumline is just like a marching band but only a drumline. A mat is rolled out onto the floor and a grid is used to march on and play the show. This year’s show is called The Road Less Traveled, it is a show about breaking off from society norms. The drums involved for the show are Quads/Tenors, the five different bass drums with different pitches, Snare drums, and Single Toms.

The music consists of multiple rhythms that are confusing as well as hard to learn. Conditioning is a huge chunk of drumline because carrying a drum and marching while playing is hard without muscle strength. The way that drumline plays is with three-inch high taps and double the height for accents.

Many people ask about how percussionists play rolls, the answer is diddles. diddles are when percussionists play two notes in one stroke by letting the stick bounce off the drum and allowing rapid notes to be played.

The other part of the winter drumline is the pit. The pit also is known as the front ensemble consists of the vibes, bass drum, guitarists, synths, bells, and marimbas.

This is the show for the year and the overview of this year’s winter drumline. The drumline hopes to make the finals this year and bring Davis home another drumline title. Overall this year will be a great one for the drumline. And I don’t want to jinx anything so I will knock on wood for drumline this year, but we will see you in finals.

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DTV

DTV is an awesome fun way to be a part of something here at Davis high school. The broadcast has been going on for a long time. DTV is a fun news broadcast about whats going on here at Davis high school. All the students that are apart of it work really hard on each and every broadcast and they love it.

Talking to Aiden Hansel, we asked him what the best part of being on DTV was, he said:

“I love knowing what goes on behind the scenes and seeing what it takes to make just one episode or broadcast.”

There is a lot of things that go into making an episod of DTV. The team has to think of a topic and how they want to tell its story. They have to interview and film with people to get the full story.

His favorite thing about being in the class was the good environment it has.

We also asked him why should someone want to be apart of dtv? he said:

“You just have so much fun on camera and you meet new people in that class, plus its fun to see what a goof you are.”

Being on camera can be a very fun thing. You can see if that is a field that you could maybe want to go into. If you get into the class you can be infront of the whole school and put your mark on the school.

Derrick Miller is the teaacher in charge of dtv, and he really likes it. He said at first he was really nervous about it and that his camera skills were very rusty. but the students do it all. He loves how good the students are here and really likes that he can let them do thier own thing.

“it is really nice being able to take a step back and let students do their own thing”

DTV is a great opportunity to be in a fun class that you can be apart and know what is going on in the school. Everyone should consider joining and being apart of an awesome class.

 

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DTV

DTV is an awesome fun way to be a part of something here at Davis high school. The broadcast has been going on for a long time. DTV is a fun news broadcast about whats going on here at Davis high school. All the students that are apart of it work really hard on each and every broadcast and they love it.

Talking to Aiden Hansel, we asked him what the best part of being on DTV was, he said:

“I love knowing what goes on behind the scenes and seeing what it takes to make just one episode or broadcast.”

There is a lot of things that go into making an episod of DTV. The team has to think of a topic and how they want to tell its story. They have to interview and film with people to get the full story.

His favorite thing about being in the class was the good environment it has.

We also asked him why should someone want to be apart of dtv? he said:

“You just have so much fun on camera and you meet new people in that class, plus its fun to see what a goof you are.”

Being on camera can be a very fun thing. You can see if that is a field that you could maybe want to go into. If you get into the class you can be infront of the whole school and put your mark on the school.

Derrick Miller is the teaacher in charge of dtv, and he really likes it. He said at first he was really nervous about it and that his camera skills were very rusty. but the students do it all. He loves how good the students are here and really likes that he can let them do thier own thing.

“it is really nice being able to take a step back and let students do their own thing”

DTV is a great opportunity to be in a fun class that you can be apart and know what is going on in the school. Everyone should consider joining and being apart of an awesome class.

 

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Results of HOSA Bottlecaps

Less is more, and in this case less means small. Small bottle caps collected by students and teachers here at Davis High have created an huge impact in the lives of five children suffering from cancer. 5,015 caps collected! The amount of bottle caps collected raised enough money to provide those five children chemo treatments that will benefit their lives greatly.

“I’m so glad that we came together to help kids in need!”

stated Mikayla Jensen, a devout member of the HOSA club.

Davis High’s HOSA is a great club the school has organized. It helps students recognize the importance of service and how it can benefit not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. It also gives students the chance to reach out and help create a safe atmosphere in the community and especially at Davis High School. It gives the school great integrity because of the work of HOSA.

Another great impact the students of HOSA have is the blood drives they organize. Blood drives are crucial for many who need that help. Blood drives meet the needs of many in need.

HOSA is a great club for those interested in looking for ways to become a better person, make great friends, and reach out to the community. It allows others to see the good and the bad in the world and what they can do to change for good. Taking the time out of a busy schedule, away from school and friends, students have changed the world for good, no matter the simplicity of their efforts.

It is crucial that we continue to support HOSA and the good they do. We must encourage people to join the club as they motivate students to become better and improve who they are. It is more than a club, it is a way of life and will continue to be an incredible opportunity for students at Davis High.

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Communications: Why Take this Class?

Communications has been one of my favorite and most beneficial classes in high school. It is a class where you learn just that: how to communicate. It is such a simple concept, yet so hard to grasp how to do it well. People are so very different, and everyone has their own unique ways of communicating, as well and certain ways to communicate to a certain person. This has been a great semester to learn how and why we communicate and what we can do to make our communication better and understand others. It has been a super fun class and has forced me to step out of my comfort zone over and over again.  

When the class begun, it was hard for me to really be interested because my friend recommended the class because it was CE and she said it was easy, so I decided to take it because I wanted to get an easy college class out of the way. As we got a couple days into the class, I realized how fast the fees added up in this class, as well as my other classes. There were fees to register for the class and enroll, and a fee for the book, which I didn’t know about and all that money made me want to drop the class. I realize that it is a lot cheaper than taking it in college, but since I was paying for it all, I didn’t want to waste all my money. I soon figured out that I couldn’t drop the class because I had already signed up and enrolled, so I had to suck it up and do the class! I got the book and went to the class for a while as we learned about communication in the 21st century and verbal/non-verbal communication. We did modules almost every class and when it wasn’t a module, it was a lecture, and I hate lectures and busy work.  

It wasn’t until we started learning about listening that I started paying real attention to myself and how I was using this class to help me. I realized that I wasn’t doing a good job of listening and I was just letting the material pass right through me. We learned about hearing versus listening how they are very different. We talked about all sorts of different distractions including situational distractions, source distractions, and medium distractions and how to deal with them. Looking back, I know that I was very distracted and having a lot of trouble focusing on the actual message. The book states that “Focusing on the message can be exceptionally hard in the Communication Age. While technology has allowed for new ways to find information and communicate with others, it has also created even more ways to fail at focusing on the message.” (Listening, 109) and that hit me and made me want to put my phone away in class. 

Another huge thing that I learned about in this class was relationships: how they form and the stages of development in a relationship, types of relationships like interpersonal, group, and workplace relationships. We learned how to deal with conflict in all types of relationships, the biggest form of problem solving being a perception check. We learned how to control our emotions in relationships, and all of this seemed to really help in my everyday experiences with people around me. I performed a perception check on my best friend, which solved the biggest problem in our relationship and I also talked to my girlfriend and learned how to better communicate to her, as well as her to me.  

There is so much I learned over the course of the semester, but my favorite part of the class at the end of it all was the TED talks that we watched and the brain games episodes that took a different look at a specific aspect of our material. For example, when we talked about self-concept, our module had us listen to a TED talk about vulnerability and how it can help us be happier with ourselves. Being able to listen to these videos that made me think about communication differently, made the modules so much better and easier to fill out notes.  

My personal favorite topic in this class was Self-Concept, mainly because we are all trying to be better as people and we all need help doing so. An interesting part of perception is Interpersonal Constructs, which are schemas that we use to organize our perceptions. “interpersonal constructs are bipolar dimensions of judgment used to size up people or social situations.” (Perception, 32). We use these constructs to categorize people into boxes, like outgoing versus shy, nice versus mean, attractive versus ugly, ect… “In this view, we are scientist-like creatures who gather evidence and engage in observation with the goal of making sense of our realities” (Kelly, 1955).  

 

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Communications: Why Take this Class?

Communications has been one of my favorite and most beneficial classes in high school. It is a class where you learn just that: how to communicate. It is such a simple concept, yet so hard to grasp how to do it well. People are so very different, and everyone has their own unique ways of communicating, as well and certain ways to communicate to a certain person. This has been a great semester to learn how and why we communicate and what we can do to make our communication better and understand others. It has been a super fun class and has forced me to step out of my comfort zone over and over again.  

When the class begun, it was hard for me to really be interested because my friend recommended the class because it was CE and she said it was easy, so I decided to take it because I wanted to get an easy college class out of the way. As we got a couple days into the class, I realized how fast the fees added up in this class, as well as my other classes. There were fees to register for the class and enroll, and a fee for the book, which I didn’t know about and all that money made me want to drop the class. I realize that it is a lot cheaper than taking it in college, but since I was paying for it all, I didn’t want to waste all my money. I soon figured out that I couldn’t drop the class because I had already signed up and enrolled, so I had to suck it up and do the class! I got the book and went to the class for a while as we learned about communication in the 21st century and verbal/non-verbal communication. We did modules almost every class and when it wasn’t a module, it was a lecture, and I hate lectures and busy work.  

It wasn’t until we started learning about listening that I started paying real attention to myself and how I was using this class to help me. I realized that I wasn’t doing a good job of listening and I was just letting the material pass right through me. We learned about hearing versus listening how they are very different. We talked about all sorts of different distractions including situational distractions, source distractions, and medium distractions and how to deal with them. Looking back, I know that I was very distracted and having a lot of trouble focusing on the actual message. The book states that “Focusing on the message can be exceptionally hard in the Communication Age. While technology has allowed for new ways to find information and communicate with others, it has also created even more ways to fail at focusing on the message.” (Listening, 109) and that hit me and made me want to put my phone away in class. 

Another huge thing that I learned about in this class was relationships: how they form and the stages of development in a relationship, types of relationships like interpersonal, group, and workplace relationships. We learned how to deal with conflict in all types of relationships, the biggest form of problem solving being a perception check. We learned how to control our emotions in relationships, and all of this seemed to really help in my everyday experiences with people around me. I performed a perception check on my best friend, which solved the biggest problem in our relationship and I also talked to my girlfriend and learned how to better communicate to her, as well as her to me.  

There is so much I learned over the course of the semester, but my favorite part of the class at the end of it all was the TED talks that we watched and the brain games episodes that took a different look at a specific aspect of our material. For example, when we talked about self-concept, our module had us listen to a TED talk about vulnerability and how it can help us be happier with ourselves. Being able to listen to these videos that made me think about communication differently, made the modules so much better and easier to fill out notes.  

My personal favorite topic in this class was Self-Concept, mainly because we are all trying to be better as people and we all need help doing so. An interesting part of perception is Interpersonal Constructs, which are schemas that we use to organize our perceptions. “interpersonal constructs are bipolar dimensions of judgment used to size up people or social situations.” (Perception, 32). We use these constructs to categorize people into boxes, like outgoing versus shy, nice versus mean, attractive versus ugly, ect… “In this view, we are scientist-like creatures who gather evidence and engage in observation with the goal of making sense of our realities” (Kelly, 1955).  

 

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Davis High Band’s Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

It’s been a long time coming, and it’s finally here! The long-awaited Davis high Christmas band concert. Davis high band students have been prepping for months for this concert. From wind ensemble to jazz band, from symphonic band to the concert band, percussion ensemble to marching band hundreds of students were brought together. Before the concert started the air was filled with anticipation. Each band performed 3-4 pieces. Some of the favorite songs played include auld lang syne, God rest you married gentlemen and a Mr. Crooksten classic: Randolf the blue hoofed pig otherwise know as Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

Each section of the band performed flawlessly. Accompanying the beautiful music was a hand full of fantastic performances. Crooksten read a lovely poem to the crowd. Even the school principal himself participated, Dr. Wilky sang the night before Christmas in unison with the band. Dr. Wilky participating is very significant because few administrators spend time out of their personal life to get to know their students, and spend time at activities to support them. Davis High is lucky to have our administration.

One of the main attractions that night was a Christmas tree made of empty mountain dew cans. This tree made a homage not only to the baby born to save mankind but also to an old band tradition. The tradition started a few years ago when the marching band sparked the idea to line the walls of the semi-trailer with empty cans. While the trailer hasn’t been lined by the last band concert every year, the band still tries to honor the tradition. This year, the band wondered what to do with the extra cans, they decided to make a Christmas trees for the concert. The mountain dew cans made up the tree and coke cans were the ornaments. All in all the band considered the night a success.

 

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Woodshop Class

Woodshop could be a place for you to get away and release your stress or it could be a place where you can make a project to take home and keep in your house or maybe even sell the projects you make and make a friend with the teacher.

Woodshop teaches a lot, it teaches you how to read a tape measure, all the way to how to use all the machines in the workshop, and it makes you a more skilled person and is very impressive to be able to know the information you learn in the Davis high school woodshop class.

The woodshop teacher’s name is Bryan Sorensen but everyone just calls him “Sor”. He is what you would call “The most experienced with wood” Sor has been woodworking his whole life and knows it all. He takes care of his class and helps you if you need help with your project, Sor is one of those teachers that you can joke around with and he won’t be mad unless you go over the limit. One thing he does care a lot about is if you clean up your scrapes after you use a machine.

In woodshop 1 you have to pass a test to be able to go into the shop and you learn how to make a cool Alder chest, in woodshop 2 you make a really cool nightstand, and in woodshop 3 you get to pick what you want to make you could make a skateboard to making a tennis racket or even a kitchen table for your kitchen.

woodshop could be your new favorite class and you would not want to miss out on it you learn so much with the hands-on experience and you get to meet one of the coolest teachers at Davis high school, and if you would like to get into woodshop class you should switch into it, it even counts as an elective credit.

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Woodshop Class

Woodshop could be a place for you to get away and release your stress or it could be a place where you can make a project to take home and keep in your house or maybe even sell the projects you make and make a friend with the teacher.

Woodshop teaches a lot, it teaches you how to read a tape measure, all the way to how to use all the machines in the workshop, and it makes you a more skilled person and is very impressive to be able to know the information you learn in the Davis high school woodshop class.

The woodshop teacher’s name is Bryan Sorensen but everyone just calls him “Sor”. He is what you would call “The most experienced with wood” Sor has been woodworking his whole life and knows it all. He takes care of his class and helps you if you need help with your project, Sor is one of those teachers that you can joke around with and he won’t be mad unless you go over the limit. One thing he does care a lot about is if you clean up your scrapes after you use a machine.

In woodshop 1 you have to pass a test to be able to go into the shop and you learn how to make a cool Alder chest, in woodshop 2 you make a really cool nightstand, and in woodshop 3 you get to pick what you want to make you could make a skateboard to making a tennis racket or even a kitchen table for your kitchen.

woodshop could be your new favorite class and you would not want to miss out on it you learn so much with the hands-on experience and you get to meet one of the coolest teachers at Davis high school, and if you would like to get into woodshop class you should switch into it, it even counts as an elective credit.

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Winter Choir Concert: “I can hear the bells!”

The amount of effort put into every choral performance is astounding. Generally, every choir learns 3 songs at a max but this year there were choirs that preformed with not only 3, but 4 songs. The entire performance consisted of beautiful Christmas music to kick off Christmas break. If you did not attend, you have a real treat up ahead if you go to the next concert.

Our very own top choir, madrigals, did wonderful as always. With them constantly preforming at assemblies, special events, etc. and having no room to prepare for a concert, they were absolutely astounding.

Not only is it a super fun activity but it also takes an incredible amount of preparation and focus to execute the choral pieces properly.

“It gives me an opportunity to do what i love with the people that I love.” – Charity Maynes, soloist

Next to madrigals is an A’ Capella group that always has an upbeat tone to them. Everyone is genuinely having a good time and I have never heard a negative thing about their choir group.

“The creativity they put into making their songs sound different and new is so inspiring, it makes me actually want to listen and possibly work on more of my own music.” – Faith Beeler, former Davis High student

Not only are there the many choral arrangements, but there is also a hand bell choir.

The hand bell choir is made up of just as it would seem, bells. Beautiful arrangements of instrumental peace start off the concert as always. The lass is first period if anyone is still interested in joining.

Music is the point with the most focus, of course, but it is not the only covered subject. Mrs. May [choir teacher at Davis High School] also covers getting to know the other students as well as choreography.

Choir really is an experience that helps people to grow.

 

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Debate Silver and Black tournament: a bust or a must?

Davis High School’s debate team went to Silver and Black a high status debate tournament that was held at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. This tournament was a very competitive tournament that lasted three days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Many schools from out of state came to the tournament including schools from California, Georgia and Wyoming.

This is the first time the debate team has been to this tournament. The team wasn’t as successful at this tournament because this tournament attracts a more progressive debating style. Progressive debate is when debaters have more advanced arguments and will typically talk faster than in an average debate. The Utah debate circuit debates in a much more relaxed style than progressive debaters.

“It was a good learning experience, I didn’t expect to win but it was fun,” stated Porter Archibald

The team thought it was a good experience to go to the tournament because they gained experiences that they don’t typically get in their own debate circuit.

“The tournament was better than I thought it would be,” explained Bryn Montierth when asked about the tournament.

Bryn Montieth made it to some of the final rounds at the tournament, this is very impressive because at this tournament last year there were very few people from Utah that made it to the final rounds. Bryn was a quarter finalist, which means she got 5/6th place out of over 70 entrees in her event Lincoln Douglas.

The Davis High Debate team had a great time at the tournament and hope to go the Silver and Black tournament again next year. It was a wonderful experience to expand the knowledge of the team.

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Dance Company Concert

5, 6, 7, 8! Excitement is in the Christmas season air as Davis High Dance Company takes the stage with their winter concert “Fa La La!” This year, members of the dance company are teaming up with young girls around Davis County known as “Mini’s.” These girls, grades K-9, are divided into classes. Then, they are taught different dances. Along with these young performers, Davis High’s girls have multiple numbers prepared. They will be performing multiple numbers centered around the approaching Christmas season. Many different areas of dance will be portrayed.

Dance Company uses this concert as an opportunity to promote the amazing program they have and get the younger girls excited about dance and what they are capable of in the world today. It opens up many possibilities for the girls, young and old, to express themselves and share their amazing talents.

”It’s super fun to teach the little kids dances and they are all so cute even if they are crazy most of the time.”

shared Rylee Mottishaw, Senior.

This concert is also an opportunity to showcase the talents and abilities of the Kaysville Junior High Dance Company.

“It’s super cute and fun and full of Christmas cheer!”

expressed Emma Vanleeuwen, Senior.

“I’m excited to see the little kids when they perform because they are so excited.”

stated Hailey Duncan, Junior.

”I’m looking forward to seeing all the little kids dance.”

said Kaylie Bone, Senior.

”I’m excited to perform with my dance co family and see the little kids perform their hearts out.”

said Kenzli Todd, Senior.

This wonderfully talented group of girls are excited to show Kaysville the hard work and passion they have so delicately and purposefully woven into this masterpiece of a concert.

Come enjoy the Dance Company in more holiday fun tonight, Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the auditorium doors. They can also be bought in the front office or can be bought from any member of the Dance Company.

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Davis High School’s Band ends with a bang in Disneyland

Davis High School’s band season has come to an end. The band ending with bang by going on a huge trip to Disneyland. The band left on Friday to compete in the state tournament in St. George. The band had a great performance with 90.6/100 points and took 2nd place.

“It was our best run yet!” exclaimed Isaac Christensen, a tuba player in the band.

The next day the band had a region tournament against the western region of the United States. At the region tournament Davis High competed against 33 other bands. Only 10 of the 33 bands could go to finals and the Davis High Marching Band took 6th place.

“The band is amazing!” said Morgan Mojica, a student body officer.

After the band performed in St. George they went to Disneyland to do a studio recording of a combination of Disney songs from movies like: Tangled, Thor, Toy Story, and The Lion King. Some said that this was a very emotional experience and had many students in the band tearing up or crying.

“The trip was so much fun. Senior year everything is so emotional,” explained Kennedy Mckenzie, who plays the saxophone, when asked about the trip.

While the band was recording the color guard was doing a dance clinic in Disneyland and then got it recorded that same day. The color guard team had only 1 hour to learn the routine before they were recorded. The student body officers went to a leadership clinic. In the leadership clinic they learned about the leadership skills of Walt Disney.

The students on the trip all had a good time. The trip to Disneyland was for sure one to be cherished.

“It was weird to see everyone get back on the bus with $200 custom lightsabers,” said Jacob Thayne, when asked about the most interesting part of the trip.

The trip to St. George and Disneyland carries many sentimental memories for everything there. Most can agree it was a great way to end the season.

 

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FEA Conference

This last week, on November 14, Davis High’s Intro to Education Class had the opportunity to attend the FEA (Future Educators Association) Conference at Weber State. This was an all day conference that these students were able to attend to get a feel for what it is like to teach, the additional education ahead fo them, and scholarships available to these students.

The keynote speaker at this conference was, Sheldon Cheshire, a professor at Weber State in the education department. He spoke about the importance of being an influential teacher to your students. He used Mr. Feeny, from the tv show Boy Meets World as his example. He expressed that Mr. Feeny was the perfect example of an influential teacher because he cared about his student’s inside and outside of school, he was able to create a relationship with his students while still being able to discipline when necessary.

In simpler words, Sheldon Chesire said, “Be friendly to your students, don’t be their friend.”

He then went on to say that students should learn to be grateful for the teachers that showed this kind of compassion and concern toward their teachers, especially students that pursue the career of an educator.

After Sheldon Chesire concluded his speech, the students were then split into four groups to attend four 2o minute workshops, centered around specific aspects of teaching and education. These workshops included, teaching students with disabilities, the role of teachers is to push students toward success not stunt their growth and success, the fact that laughter and fun is essential to a classroom environment, and respect among student and teacher relationships.

The conference then concluded with a question and answer panel with representatives from the education program at Weber, the Dean of Weber, and students and professors participating in the education program. They answered questions about admission, scholarships, and educational careers.

Rebecca Calvillo, a student who attended the conference stated that, “They talked a lot about the TH-Bell Scholarship and the fact that their are TH-Bell Scholarships available for specific schools and that you have to apply for those specific school scholarships. I didn’t know that before attending the conference.”

Finally the presenters provided a free lunch for the students at the conclusion of the conference. This was a great opportunity for the students pursing a career in education because if offered them the opportunity to ask questions and learn insight on this career path.

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HOSA Blood Drive

Have you ever gone to a blood drive to donate blood? Well, if not, you have a chance to donate blood to help save lives on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. HOSA, or the Future Health Officials will be sponsoring the drive at Davis High School in the cafeteria from 2-6 pm. Donating blood saves lives!

Blood drives are very important and necessary because every three seconds, someone is in need of blood. Such people would include those being treated for cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, and patients with blood disorders. One out of every three people need blood at least once in their lifetime. People usually need donated blood if they are ill or injured or are in need of a transfusion.

Mrs. Kurtz, the adviser for the HOSA club encourages students to come to the blood drive.

“It’s the right thing to do. This time of year is when people are the busiest, the number of donations go down, and the need for blood goes up.”

The holiday season is the busiest season of the year, and people cannot make as much time to come donate blood. That does not mean the need for blood decreases.

“Blood drives are important for HOSA because it incorporates service into the club and the drives are related to the medical field, which HOSA members are involved in,” continued Mrs. Kurtz. “It also gives them experience in the medical field.”

The donated blood will be given out to a variety of hospitals such as Primary Children’s, Intermountain, and LDS hospital. Students can also go donate blood at ARUP Blood Services centers in Salt Lake City and Sandy, or at Red Cross facilities.

Donating blood goes to a variety of recipients, but 20% of the blood is given to children. You may have doubts about going for a variety of reasons such as fear of needles or not having enough time. This needs to change. About 39% of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 8% do.

Giving blood is very noble, but as mentioned before, only 39% of the population is eligible. Check requirements for your age to become a blood donor before you go to donate blood.

This holiday season, come donate blood and save a life! And don’t worry, because giving blood won’t cost you anything! Go and see Mrs. Krutz in room 2416 for any questions.

 

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HOSA Blood Drive

Have you ever gone to a blood drive to donate blood? Well, if not, you have a chance to donate blood to help save lives on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. HOSA, or the Future Health Officials will be sponsoring the drive at Davis High School in the cafeteria from 2-6 pm. Donating blood saves lives!

Blood drives are very important and necessary because every three seconds, someone is in need of blood. Such people would include those being treated for cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, and patients with blood disorders. One out of every three people need blood at least once in their lifetime. People usually need donated blood if they are ill or injured or are in need of a transfusion.

Mrs. Kurtz, the adviser for the HOSA club encourages students to come to the blood drive.

“It’s the right thing to do. This time of year is when people are the busiest, the number of donations go down, and the need for blood goes up.”

The holiday season is the busiest season of the year, and people cannot make as much time to come donate blood. That does not mean the need for blood decreases.

“Blood drives are important for HOSA because it incorporates service into the club and the drives are related to the medical field, which HOSA members are involved in,” continued Mrs. Kurtz. “It also gives them experience in the medical field.”

The donated blood will be given out to a variety of hospitals such as Primary Children’s, Intermountain, and LDS hospital. Students can also go donate blood at ARUP Blood Services centers in Salt Lake City and Sandy, or at Red Cross facilities.

Donating blood goes to a variety of recipients, but 20% of the blood is given to children. You may have doubts about going for a variety of reasons such as fear of needles or not having enough time. This needs to change. About 39% of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 8% do.

Giving blood is very noble, but as mentioned before, only 39% of the population is eligible. Check requirements for your age to become a blood donor before you go to donate blood.

This holiday season, come donate blood and save a life! And don’t worry, because giving blood won’t cost you anything! Go and see Mrs. Krutz in room 2416 for any questions.

 

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Sterling scholars may be your answer to student loan debt

Some select students have found that the sterling scholar program is helping them through college and other parts of life without having to take out a student loan. the sterling scholar is a scholarship that is only available in Utah. 5 people will be selected out of a huge amount of people. the applications are due every November depending on the school.

The scholarship takes percentages from these sections

SCHOLARSHIP- GPA and difficulty of the classes including ACT and SAT scores.
CATEGORY EXPERTISE-Student is given a category and has to explain what the category is and how it works.
LEADERSHIP- Given points for leadership by questioning teachers and other things.
COMMUNITY SERVICE/CITIZENSHIP-Have a high citizenship grade and community service can only make you look better.
INTERVIEW- Students are interviewed by judges and other people.

 

The categories according to the handbook are.

ENGLISH – For scholarship and achievement in one or more of the following areas: creative
writing, English, journalism, literature and related subjects.

MATHEMATICS – For scholarship and achievement in mathematics and related areas. Scholars may
exhibit outstanding records in mathematics competitions and evidence of potential contributions to
mathematical knowledge.

SOCIAL SCIENCE – For scholarship and achievement in one or more of the following areas:
American government, geography, history, economics, social issues, world affairs and/or related subjects.

SCIENCE – For scholarship and achievement in advanced work, inventiveness or outstanding
service in one or more of the following areas: biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, health science, science, and related subjects. Imagination, originality or special contributions will receive major consideration in
judging.
WORLD LANGUAGES – For outstanding scholarship and persistence in the study of a world
language. Nominees should have made unusual contributions to the field of world language study or
demonstrated increasing interest in such studies at their school.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY – For outstanding scholarship and achievement in one or more of
the following areas: Computer programming, interfacing, networking, repair, construction, design and
illustration, media, and multi-media, or other related fields.

SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION – For outstanding scholarship and
achievement in one or more of the following areas: Agriculture sciences, automotive services, automotive
collision repair, cabinetmaking/millwork, carpentry, cosmetology/barbering, drafting/CADD, graphics/printing
technology, law enforcement, machinist technician/CNC, welding, film making, and other related fields.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES – For outstanding scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the following areas: child development and care, interior design, family living, food, and nutrition,
culinary arts, clothing, fashion, and other life skills.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING – Demonstrate a high level of scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the following areas: Business management, non-profit management, accounting, entrepreneurship,
sales, marketing and other fields related to business occupations.

SPEECH/THEATRE ARTS/FORENSICS – For scholarship and achievement in one or more area
of speech, theater arts and Forensics: debate, public speaking, oral interpretation, and/or (non-musical) theater.

VOCAL PERFORMANCE – Nominees demonstrate outstanding scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the areas of classical or musical theatre or vocal performance.

VISUAL ARTS – For scholarship and achievement in creative expression in one or more of the
following areas: drawing, artistic photography, commercial art, mixed media, graphic art, painting, sculpture
and related fields.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC – Nominee demonstrates outstanding scholarship and achievement in
one or more of the areas of music.

DANCE – For demonstrating exceptional skill, achievement and creative expression in artistic
dance (ballroom dance included).

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Go backstage into the world of Matilda

For the first time off Broadway in the state of Utah, enter a world of magic and wonder as Davis High brings the story of “Matilda” to life. “Matilda” is a story of a neglected young girl with a great love of learning and the unusual. Through adventure and excitement, she teaches the world who she is and the kind of love she deserves.

Matilda is played by the one and only Emily Porter, senior, here at Davis High School. With her child-like wonder, and exuberant passion for the world of theater, Emily leads the audience through a journey of joy, compassion, and anticipation as she brings Matilda to life.

Stretching themselves farther than they ever imagined, the Davis High Students compose the cast creating this wonderful masterpiece. “Matilda” plays an indispensable role in creating unity among the cast members as they bond over it’s great significance in each of their lives.

“There’s a lot of different aspects that are so good about it. You get to meet a ton of new people, and make new friends, and new relationships with people that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t do musical theater. It gives you a new aspect of hard work because there’s so much that’s going on, it takes up a lot of your time and it gives you a new aspect to performing and embracing these talents that you have and it’s just a fun experience and environment to be in,” stated Lindsy Hales, senior.

Not only does this musical portray a tale of a young girl finding herself, but it allows the cast members as well as the audience an opportunity to find themselves. Cast members reflect on the opportunities they’ve had to work with their director, Mr. Wright, and what he has done to help them find themselves.

“I’m the doctor and am also a big kid in the ensemble. I really like that he always asks the student’s opinions and he always asks what they think would be best and some of the scenes he has the students completely block them and he changes a couple things and I really like that about him,” explained John Morley, junior.

The students have each made individual sacrifices that contribute to the overall spectacle “Matilda” has turned out to be. Each student has traveled above and beyond to help this show reach, and even exceed, its full potential.

“I am Rudolpho. I am an Italian who does Latin dancing. I’ve been trying to learn how to do the splits and being a not flexible person it’s not going super great. I’ve had to really stretch myself dancing wise, make myself a more fluid dancer other than just like a normal dancer,” said Parker Francis, junior.

The last piece to this puzzle is the wonderful Musical Theater Presidents- Emily Porter and Levi Larsen, seniors. They’ve spent countless hours visualizing, creating, and implementing ideas. Their works often go unnoticed to the viewers but they have done more for the show than anyone will ever realize.

As “Matilda” continues throughout the rest of this week, take the time to remove yourself from life’s troubles and jump into the life of a young girl and join her an adventure through struggle, triumph, joy and love.

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Go backstage into the world of Matilda

For the first time off Broadway in the state of Utah, enter a world of magic and wonder as Davis High brings the story of “Matilda” to life. “Matilda” is a story of a neglected young girl with a great love of learning and the unusual. Through adventure and excitement, she teaches the world who she is and the kind of love she deserves.

Matilda is played by the one and only Emily Porter, senior, here at Davis High School. With her child-like wonder, and exuberant passion for the world of theater, Emily leads the audience through a journey of joy, compassion, and anticipation as she brings Matilda to life.

Stretching themselves farther than they ever imagined, the Davis High Students compose the cast creating this wonderful masterpiece. “Matilda” plays an indispensable role in creating unity among the cast members as they bond over it’s great significance in each of their lives.

“There’s a lot of different aspects that are so good about it. You get to meet a ton of new people, and make new friends, and new relationships with people that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t do musical theater. It gives you a new aspect of hard work because there’s so much that’s going on, it takes up a lot of your time and it gives you a new aspect to performing and embracing these talents that you have and it’s just a fun experience and environment to be in,” stated Lindsy Hales, senior.

Not only does this musical portray a tale of a young girl finding herself, but it allows the cast members as well as the audience an opportunity to find themselves. Cast members reflect on the opportunities they’ve had to work with their director, Mr. Wright, and what he has done to help them find themselves.

“I’m the doctor and am also a big kid in the ensemble. I really like that he always asks the student’s opinions and he always asks what they think would be best and some of the scenes he has the students completely block them and he changes a couple things and I really like that about him,” explained John Morley, junior.

The students have each made individual sacrifices that contribute to the overall spectacle “Matilda” has turned out to be. Each student has traveled above and beyond to help this show reach, and even exceed, its full potential.

“I am Rudolpho. I am an Italian who does Latin dancing. I’ve been trying to learn how to do the splits and being a not flexible person it’s not going super great. I’ve had to really stretch myself dancing wise, make myself a more fluid dancer other than just like a normal dancer,” said Parker Francis, junior.

The last piece to this puzzle is the wonderful Musical Theater Presidents- Emily Porter and Levi Larsen, seniors. They’ve spent countless hours visualizing, creating, and implementing ideas. Their works often go unnoticed to the viewers but they have done more for the show than anyone will ever realize.

As “Matilda” continues throughout the rest of this week, take the time to remove yourself from life’s troubles and jump into the life of a young girl and join her an adventure through struggle, triumph, joy and love.

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Medical Anatomy Class, Get Ahead in Your Medical Career!

Here at Davis there is a Medical Anatomy class available for students to take to earn science credit in high school and at the college level. This helps elidgeble students to get ahead in persuing their medical career. It offers students education about the primary elements of the medical field. Being able to take this class at the high school will save students money because it costs more in college. Medical Anatomy is a wonderful way to get a good look into what life would be like in the medical field. It also helps students understand their bodies more.

Rachel Bennett says,”it counts as a science credit and it is way easier then your other science classes like chemistry. Not only that but it also counts as a CTE credit and scinece credit in both high school and college.”

Taking the Medical Anatomy class is a great way to get a college science credit.

After talking to a Former Medical Anatomy student, Gracie Melton, you get a better perspective of this class.

She noted, “The class was hard, but the teacher did a lot of things to make it easier, but there was a lot of information we had to learn.”

Along with that she said you learn about several aspects of the body and it gives you a greater perspective about your body. Gracie then talked about the benefits that comes with taking this class,”The benefits of taking the class if you learn about your on body and if you are going into th medical field you need to take it.”

This class is a great class to get into if you are planning to go into the medical field. It is highly recommended for students to take to receive college credit and figure out if the medical field is even for you at a low cost.

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French Club

Bienvenue au club français! If you want to learn more about the french language, or even just more about french culture, french club is a great place to be. Although it’s basically an extension of the class, anyone can join. They meet every Monday that’s a B-day, and have a really fun time learning more about the french language and culture.

A big part of French culture is the holidays, and french club is a fun place to be during that time of the year.

“I love learning about the holidays, especially Christmas. We have a lot of traditional french food during the holidays which makes them really fun to learn about” stated club president Courtney Blue, Senior.

The number of kids who go to french club varies, but usually there are about 15 kids there, so more people can join. You do not have to be in a french class to be in french club, so if you are looking to learn more about french culture and meet new people, the club is a great place to go.

Before each meeting, the people who run the club choose something to teach the other students about. Then, they do research and prepare a presentation to give to the class. Fellow students teaching the club and choosing topics gives a more laid-back environment and makes it so there are always interesting topics to learn about.

“French club is just an extension of the class so we can learn more about the culture than we learn in class, anyone can join” explained Courtney Blue.

Everyone is welcome at French club, so come learn more about the amazing language next B-day Monday during lunch!

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Davis Cup: One of the Most Exciting Band Competitions of the Year

Every year, Davis high hosts one of the biggest Marching Band competitions of the year. Bands from all over the state compete for the Davis Cup, which is a trophy that has been around since the 70s. The competition goes all day from 11 in the morning to about 11 at night by the time it’s all said and done.

For Davis, it is arguably the most competitive day of the whole season, simply because it is our home show! Everyone wants to win at their own home, but unfortunately, this hasn’t always been the case for Davis. American Fork is our main rival when it comes to band. They have an extremely successful band program and so does Davis, so every year is a struggle to be on top. This year was no different because Davis and American Fork keep getting better year after year.

This year it was cold and windy, which aren’t the best conditions to compete in. Davis pulled through and got the color guard caption which is awesome and is still pushing to get other captions to win.

“It was really nice and relieving to see that all of our hard work is paying off!” said Hannah Nelson.

Everyone was happy that we at least took one caption because American Fork always seems to take every award, which gets old real quick and almost doesn’t seem fair. Regardless, it gives the band a goal to aspire towards and to get better everyday.

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Matilda Takes the Stage

Theater productions have been around for centuries. Plays are a perfect way for artist to get their ideas and concerns out there. Addressing controversial topics while creating something beautiful and fun. Davis High’s 2019 fall theater production is Matilda.

The play is about a little girl who discovers she has mind powers during her first year of school. She comes from a verbally abusive family and is taken under the wing of her teacher, Miss Honey. With those powers she uses them to defend yourself and over come her hard trials.

“I think the best part about being in the ensemble is being able to participate in the big numbers and just being able to work hard but still have fun,” said Hailey Taylor, a member of the Ensemble.

Davis High has an incredible theater program. Hailey’s favorite part about theater in general is being able to entertain people while telling a story. The morals of a play can impact the way the audience perceives it and how well they enjoy it or not. Matilda has an incredible message that applies to all age groups. Being able to overcome hard trials and defending yourself when your boundaries are being broken. As well as, finding friends to help you along the way.

Matilda takes the stage November 15th and runs the 16th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, and closes on the 23rd. Buy your tickets at the door or from one of our wonderful theater students. The world is yours, now go out there and conquer it!

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Matilda Takes the Stage

Theater productions have been around for centuries. Plays are a perfect way for artist to get their ideas and concerns out there. Addressing controversial topics while creating something beautiful and fun. Davis High’s 2019 fall theater production is Matilda.

The play is about a little girl who discovers she has mind powers during her first year of school. She comes from a verbally abusive family and is taken under the wing of her teacher, Miss Honey. With those powers she uses them to defend yourself and over come her hard trials.

“I think the best part about being in the ensemble is being able to participate in the big numbers and just being able to work hard but still have fun,” said Hailey Taylor, a member of the Ensemble.

Davis High has an incredible theater program. Hailey’s favorite part about theater in general is being able to entertain people while telling a story. The morals of a play can impact the way the audience perceives it and how well they enjoy it or not. Matilda has an incredible message that applies to all age groups. Being able to overcome hard trials and defending yourself when your boundaries are being broken. As well as, finding friends to help you along the way.

Matilda takes the stage November 15th and runs the 16th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, and closes on the 23rd. Buy your tickets at the door or from one of our wonderful theater students. The world is yours, now go out there and conquer it!

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Chess Club

Have you ever wondered what the most exciting, under the radar club at Davis is? The answer is the Chess Club. Chess Club, a phrase that is often thrown in with “uncool,”crowd of people. However, through research, I conducted, on the Chess Club, I could not have been more shocked with the amount of passion and “coolness” that was exhibited by these students.

If you have not had the opportunity to watch these students, then you’re missing out. The Chess Club only in its second year of development is growing rapidly and has a lot of exciting plans for its up coming future. Isaac Chamberlain, a junior at Davis high and the club’s president, stated, “I’ve got a lot big plans to expand the growth of this club and try and start competing against other schools.”

Being a student who moved from Fremont recently said he has, “connections with friends at Fremont and other schools involved with chess, that he thinks would be more than willing to having some exciting friendly competition with rival schools.”

The chess club is also working vigorously with the administration to make the club well-known around the school and the district to be able to compete.The club is welcoming and open to all newcomers and invites everyone to come and have some fun playing chess, Isaac said, “your experience with chess doesn’t matter either, all members are welcome!”

The Chess Club is looking for members and would love for all students to join with a steady number of 10 members already  on the team. The Chess Club is doing really well, but still has plenty of room for new people to join, compete, and, most importantly, just have fun. If you’re interested, talk to the Chess Club’s advisor, Mrs. Ray or the Chess Club’s president Isaac Chamberlin. Both are extremely nice and more than happy to give the information needed to be apart of the Davis High Chess Club! Both Isaac Chamberlin and Mrs. Ray have already done so much for this club and are excited to see what the future holds for this young, growing club at Davis High.

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Express your creativity in jewelry

Davis High school offers their students a jewelry class. In this class you get to get creative and make some jewelry. You learn how to use a drill and how to work with metal. It takes a lot of concentration, but overall its super fun.

The teacher of this class, Ms. Wright, is super sweet and cares about her students. She takes the time to help students with their projects.

The class is just a friendly happy place to be. When working on the projects you can express yourself and your creativity however you want. Each project is unique to each students style and taste.

“I would always get excited to go to jewelry, it was a good place to work on things that are specialized to me. The feeling you get when you finish a project is amazing. You feel very proud of your work and you cant wait to show it off. Overall this class has a positive atmosphere,” said Joe Quillen, a former student in this class.

Jewelry is such a fun class with a lot of time to work on your projects. Best of all, the class isn’t very hard, its super fun, and if you take it you wont regret it. So if you are looking for an art class or an elective then jewelry is highly suggested.

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Pickle Ball Club

The Pickle Ball club at Davis High is ballin’, and they want you to join them.

Pickle ball is a sport that kind of came out of nowhere and into popularity around the beginning of 2019, a lot of people play it now—mostly middle age women—but it’s a fun sport for all to play. The club at Davis High is a little more intense than most players are though. It is an open club, and the clubs members are just there to have fun, but they are pretty competitive.

The club is run by Megan Tarbet, who doubles as the yoga teacher at Davis. Since pickle ball is a fairly new sport, the club is only 2 years old and does not yet compete in any state wide competitions. This is a real fun club to participate in when looking for a good time. It is actually a really fun spectator sport as well. This club is for anyone who likes to be active and has some time after school to go play pickle ball at Barnes Park. Pickle ball is similar to tennis and is very easy to pick up, so it’s a fun sport to play for everyone.

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