Daniel summerhays’s legendary year of teaching

Daniel Summerhays is a retired PGA golfer who came to Davis high school to be a golf coach and pass on his knowledge of leadership and sports.

While in his Professional career as a golfer coach Summerhays had 3 amateur wins and 1 professional win

When asked about how his first year was overall he said

“It has been great, I really enjoyed getting to know some of the students, however, some of the rules and Covid-19 restrictions have been difficult”

Coach Summerhays shared that he will not be coming back next year. this means students lucky enough to have him as a teacher got to enjoy their only year of teaching.

Some of the classes that Coach Summerhays taught were sports marketing, indoor lifetime activities, and leadership. His favorite class to teach was leadership.

When asked about how it was being the golf coach he said

” I enjoyed it, it was great to help some kids out and build good relationships with them.”

He said his favorite time with the golf team was in the championship where they were doing well and were up for the majority of the game, until the very end when the other team managed to slightly nudge out the lead and they ended up taking second.

When asked how he felt about daniel Summerhays as a teacher-student eric beck said “He is a good teacher and he keeps the students engaged and he does a good job at keeping the students active.

My personal opinion on Coach Summerhays is that he does a great job at establishing relationships with his students and he does a fantastic job at making classes fun and interesting.

His closing remarks were that he had learned a lot and feels like he will always be involved in the lives of high school-age youth.

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Davis Lacrosse summary

Davis high’s lacrosse team saw a lot of success this year with an 89% win rate and they took region.

Davis high boys lacrosse took first in the 6A region 1 with an undefeated 14 and 0 record.

Overall Davis High boy’s record for the 20-21 season was 16-2, giving them an 89% win rate for the season.

Davis’s boy team had a 7-0 record on the road and a 9-2 record at home.

Davis’s boy’s lacrosse team’s biggest win this year was a 20-0 win against their rival Layton high school. It’s also nice to beat Layton especially when it’s a blowout like this one.

When Davis High lacrosse player and SBO Perry Sundstrom was asked about his favorite moment in the lacrosse season he said

” When we beat Layton by 20″ he also said, ” Layton team sucks”.

This season Davis Highs boys lacrosse roster had 39 players, 20 of whom were seniors, so this might affect the team next year because they will be losing over half of their total team.

Davis High school also has a girls lacrosse team that did very well this year as well with an 82% win rate.

“Lacrosse is fun to watch,” explains Jared Clark.

The girl’s team also took first in their region this year, their record in the region was 13-1 and their overall record was 14-3 great job Davis high girls lacrosse.

Just like the boy’s team, the girls were also 7-0 on the road looks like Davis takes care of business on the road, and their home record was 7-3.

lacrosse is a fairly new sport in the high school scene yet it is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting sports in high school and Davis is sure glad to have a team for both the boys and the girls at our school. We hope Davis lacrosse can perform just as well or even better next year.

 

 

 

 

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guayaki yerba mate

my name is Gabe franklin and i am a ambacebador for Guayaki. Guayki is a yerba mate company that started in 1996. Guayki yerba mate and its team of cebadores and hacedores are serving up yerba mate culture and connecting with communities worldwide. led by spirit, guayaki remains a privately held company so that it can steward their vision and ensure the legacy.

on Guyakis website you can find all about their vision. one thing they state is “with a blend of west coast pioneer spirit and argentine hospitality, the inspired semillas took to the road. traveling in a mix of VW vans, pickups, and rv’s, they took the wheel in one hand, and a gourd in the other to the four corners of the united states.

so far working with Guayaki yerba mate has been such a great experience. its a community of people that care so much about the environment and care to make the world a better place. “the regeneration of the planet is at the heart of our business model. every time you purchase Guayaki yerba mate, you’re creating a positive global impact. we call it market driven regeneration, and its the driving force behind everything we do.”

Guayaki is such a great company if you enjoy yerba mate they are the company to go with they care so much about everything in life and try their best make everyone feel cared about and happy. my job with them is to share the company with the community and bring people together in ways such as, concerts, hangouts, parties, or just in the classroom. i feel so blessed and am very happy to be working with this amazing company.

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2021 NBA playoff standings

The national basketball league will head into the 2021 season playoffs on May 22nd. Some teams secured their spot early on and others are still battling it out.

The western conference had the Utah Jazz finish in the number one seed followed by the Suns in 2nd, the Denver Nuggets, Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers are playing the Warriors for the seventh seed while Memphis Grizzlies are playing the Spurs for the 8th seed and a potential spot to play the Utah Jazz.

The play in games take place tonight the 19th. The Lakers play the Warriors and the winner will move on to play the Suns. The loser will play the winner of the Grizzlies and the Spurs game to compete for a last chance and play the 1-seed Utah Jazz.

The east is a similar story. It shows the 76ers in the top spot followed by the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat in the last secured 6th seed.

The Celtics faced off against the Washington Wizards for a the 7th seed and Boston blew them away securing their spot against the Brooklyn Nets as the 7th seed. The Pacers now play the Hornets. Winner will compete against the Wizards in a match to play the east 1-seed 76ers.

It has been a long year with Covid, but it seems that things are finally getting back to normal and that includes a good NBA playoff set. People are looking forward to some good matches and a return to a more normal time.

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Utah Jazz claim best record in the NBA

Sunday’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings was a must-win for the Utah Jazz. E’Twaun Moore of the Phoenix Suns put pressure on Utah with his game-winning shot against the San Antonio Spurs. If the Jazz had lost to the Kings, it would have secured the Suns the No. 1 seed and Utah the 2.

The Kings played the game with one of their starters, so the Jazz could have easily stenciled in a win which would seal the deal as the best record in the NBA. Many know, though, that teams are never promised a win since so much can happen during a game.

Wins are not guaranteed in the NBA, so Quin Snyder knew he could not mess up. The Jazz was able to stick with their game plan and lock the No. 1 seed right now. They routed the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 121-99 and were able to secure a home-court advantage in the playoffs with their win.

Utah Jazz fans and players were crossing their fingers that the San Antonio Spurs would triumph over the Phoenix Suns. With the Suns’ narrow win, the Jazz knew their mindset would have to be on beating Sacramento. That mindset would push Utah over the edge to victory.

This is the first time in franchise history that the Utah Jazz has had sole possession of the best record. Utah in the past has attained the No. 1 seed in the West, but not acquired the best record in the league. The Jazz finished best in the West during the 1996-97 season and the 1997-98 season as well. This is a huge accolade for Salt Lake City.

The Jazz can bask in the moment, as they should, but at the same time, they will be preparing for the Playoffs. A big part of this preparation is getting Donovan Mitchell back. Mitchell, unfortunately, missed the last 16 games of the season due to an ankle injury. Quin Snyder is crossing his fingers that his superstar will be as close to 100% healthy as possible.

Utah will face the No. 8 seed in the West in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz’s opponent will be determined when the Play-In Tournament concludes. The Jazz will either match up against the Los Angeles Lakers or the Golden State Warriors. Early predictions sway in the favor of Golden State.

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Utah Jazz claim best record in the NBA

Sunday’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings was a must-win for the Utah Jazz. E’Twaun Moore of the Phoenix Suns put pressure on Utah with his game-winning shot against the San Antonio Spurs. If the Jazz had lost to the Kings, it would have secured the Suns the No. 1 seed and Utah the 2.

The Kings played the game with one of their starters, so the Jazz could have easily stenciled in a win which would seal the deal as the best record in the NBA. Many know, though, that teams are never promised a win since so much can happen during a game.

Wins are not guaranteed in the NBA, so Quin Snyder knew he could not mess up. The Jazz was able to stick with their game plan and lock the No. 1 seed right now. They routed the Sacramento Kings by a final score of 121-99 and were able to secure a home-court advantage in the playoffs with their win.

Utah Jazz fans and players were crossing their fingers that the San Antonio Spurs would triumph over the Phoenix Suns. With the Suns’ narrow win, the Jazz knew their mindset would have to be on beating Sacramento. That mindset would push Utah over the edge to victory.

This is the first time in franchise history that the Utah Jazz has had sole possession of the best record. Utah in the past has attained the No. 1 seed in the West, but not acquired the best record in the league. The Jazz finished best in the West during the 1996-97 season and the 1997-98 season as well. This is a huge accolade for Salt Lake City.

The Jazz can bask in the moment, as they should, but at the same time, they will be preparing for the Playoffs. A big part of this preparation is getting Donovan Mitchell back. Mitchell, unfortunately, missed the last 16 games of the season due to an ankle injury. Quin Snyder is crossing his fingers that his superstar will be as close to 100% healthy as possible.

Utah will face the No. 8 seed in the West in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz’s opponent will be determined when the Play-In Tournament concludes. The Jazz will either match up against the Los Angeles Lakers or the Golden State Warriors. Early predictions sway in the favor of Golden State.

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Faculty Spotlight: Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson is Davis high’s new vice-principal, and he came in to fill in the spot left by Mr. Williams. He has been here since the start of the third term. We are excited to have him here, and so far he has done a great job.

Mr. Peterson has been a principal for 8 years and has worked at Bountiful Jr., Kaysville Jr., and Syracuse Jr. which means he already has plenty of experience being a principal.

“To help teachers and students any way I can, and to help me be pushed to be my best,” says Mr. Peterson, explaining his biggest goal.

“The teachers, counselors, office staff, custodians… everybody has been awesome so far! Plus it’s been fun to get to know a few students…,” explains Peterson when talking about his favorite parts of the job.

He also said he was happy to start off his Davis career with a championship in boy’s basketball.

Student Jadin Cleveland reminisced about his days at Kaysville Jr. with Mr. Peterson

“I want to talk to him and catch up.”

” The effects that Douglas Peterson has had on this school have been impeccable. It is clear he came into the school with a goal in mind, and that goal was to improve the quality of our experience at school. He has far surpassed that goal, and will be a positive influence on students throughout his entire tenure at Davis high,” explains Jared Clark.

He was an administrator and a teacher there for a total of 15 years. Some of his students have now become teachers here at Davis.

Although he is a great principal, Mr. Peterson also has an exciting life outside of school.

“I love sports, boating, biking, reading, and music.”

He also plays in a rock band called Holy Revolver.

Having Douglas Peterson here at Davis should be a great thing for years to come.

 

 

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Davis Students Do Not Want Fridays Back

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools in Davis school district decided to change out attending class on Friday for remote learning days at home. The question is: Do Davis students want to return to the normal 5 classes a week schedule?

Out of the 13 students interviewed, 13 said they did not want Fridays to come back and 0 said that they would want Fridays back.

“I don’t want Fridays back because the free time was actually epic and I could do homework,” explains Corran Cottrell

“It’s a lot better to have a day to relax or get work done than having an extra day of school,” explains Jared Clark

” Friday is a homework day,” says Lizzie Bodily

Students seem to enjoy the four-day-a-week schedule a lot more than the previous 5-day schedule.

Not only does the 5-day schedule mean an extra day of school, but it also poses other complications like homeroom and an uneven number of A and B days.

Some additional benefits of the four-day-a-week schedule include that there is no confusion on whether it’s A day or B day, and it rids students and teachers alike of inconvenient things such as homeroom and late start.

4-days-a-week is also a good system because it allows students who need help to be able to go in on Fridays and get more personal help from the teacher. The students who are on top of things and have all their work done are rewarded with the day off.

“It allows me to get through more of the curriculum,” counters Mr. Frey, a 5-day schedule supporter.

The biggest conflict about Fridays being gone is that it does not allow teachers to teach the curriculum and it causes the students to have more homework and put more responsibility on themselves to get stuff done.

Despite all of this the majority of students still do not want Fridays back.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes, the super food to end all super foods. They are in like every good food imaginable. Did you know the Aztecs worshipped tomatoes? No they didn’t. Sorry, I had to.

First food on the board, because I’m hungry, is the tomato sandwich. The basic ingredients are toasted bread (the heathens delight in their untoasted bread), tomatoes (salted and peppered because a tomato is a different thing when its salted and peppered), and mayo (if you like miracle whip please don’t talk to me). This is one of the greatest sandwiches of all time. I remember when my mom made it for me the first time and I thought she was nuts but I ate it and it tasted amazing. Bam! Parenting.

Second, spaghetti sauce. Don’t talk to me about sauce. I’m Italian and my family has a sauce recipe from Italy and so if you show me Prego and Ragu and tell me that’s sauce you can stand over by the miracle whip people. Disgusting. Also note there is a lot of Italian mixed into Argentinian food. I had a lady in my ward from Argentina who made some good sauce, because apparently there’s a lot of Italians in Argentina.

Third, pizza doesn’t really count. If you like saucy pizza, you’re kind of weird. Also, spicy sauce should not be a thing. Y’all can go to the line with the other weirdos.

I know I’m being really judgmental in this story but I don’t mean anything by it. I’m just hungry, I’m right, and I’m sitting on Frey’s couch. I do not mean anything mean or offensive unless you like that stuff I said earlier. Please forgive me or don’t I don’t really care anymore. See  ya’ later boys and girls, I’m gonna do nothing for the rest of the week of this class.

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Why I’m not qualified to write sports stories

Not gonna lie, I don’t love writing sports stories. Of all the categories, it is definitely my least favorite. Instead of talking about actual sports, I’m gonna talk about why I am not the one who should be writing sports stories.

First off, I’m new to this school. I moved here during the summer of last year, right before starting my senior year. Most kids here have attended since sophomore year and thus know the ropes a bit more than I do. I honestly have no idea what’s going on at school most of the time. I barely know what’s happening in my classes, so how can you expect me to be familiar with the sports that I’m not involved in? No, sir!

Secondly, this year is actually my first time attending public school ever. Why is this relevant? I have no clue how school sports work. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about Davis football or track or any other school sport. Sounds like a lame excuse, and it kind of is. But still, I feel totally unprepared to write about something that I don’t know about.

I’ve also never been on a school sports team or had any siblings or friends on the sports team. I literally have zero experience or exposure to school sports. The little experience I have playing sports has been in clubs, which is a different dynamic for sure.

And I don’t know anyone on the teams. I could not tell you the name of a single athlete at this school. How am I supposed to interview someone about sports if I don’t even know anyone? Add that on top of my significant lack of knowledge regarding how any sport actually works, and we’ve got a recipe for an embarrassing disaster. I wish to spare us all the pain of witnessing such a debacle.

I also have no interest in school sports at this point. There are only two more weeks of school left for me. I have “Senioritis” something awful, and the apathy is taking over. How can I write about something that I don’t care about? My indifference would show through and make a terrible article. I don’t want to do a disservice to the people who put in so much effort into their teams’ success. They deserve better than that.

Okay, have I excused myself from writing sports stories yet? Do I have enough evidence to support my claim? If not, that’s a rip. Regardless of whether you think I should be let off the hook, here’s my sports story article; take it or leave it, this is all I have to offer. Shoutout to all the kids who are actually involved in sports—you rock!

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