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May 2015

Mrs. Huhtala's 7th Grade Class Winners

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:18
Amy Huhtala

Every year in Mrs. Huhtala's and Mr. J's English class, students during 4th term read "The Lightning Thief." The students are separated into Camp Half Blood Cabins and compete for cabin points. This year. with a total of 609 points, Poseidon won the trophy! From left to right: Kellsie Swalberg, Tyler Stone, Duncan Smith, and Megan Dixon. The students received a large sized candy bar, certificate, and got to write their names on the trophy which is a wooden replica of a God's throne on Olympus. 

Students had fun reading the book, but they enjoyed the quests the most. They played capture the flag, do a yarn obstacle course, had trivia tournaments, and even competed in a foot race with Mr. J. 


Students do well at State Competition

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 15:54
Toni Davis

Two amazing students from SaJHS just competed in a State MOS Championship. Jesse Clark won 2nd place in the state in Excel,  and Spencer Crow won 1st place in PowerPoint.  Spencer will be able to go to Florida and compete in the national contest. Congratulations Jesse and Spencer!

Girls Track Results

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:27
Jordan Blanchard

The girls track & field team did awesome and brought another championship to Salem Jr. In the 100 meter hurdles Emily Stevens got 2nd, Hannah Lindsey 4th, and Macady Baxter 8th. In the 100 meter dash Miley Houghton got 2nd, and Hannah Lindsey got 4th. Abi Holmgren got 4th and Hailey Johnson 8th in the 1600 meter run. In the 400 meter sprint Emily Stevens got 5th. Members of the 4x100 meter relay team Hannah Lindsey, Hailey Bradley, Hannah Johnson and Macady Baxter finished in 3rd place. In the 800 meter run Sydney Crook got 6th and Hailey Johnson 8th. Leah Adams, Kapri Boggess, Hailey Johnson and Emily Stevens finished 5th in the 4x400 meter relay. In the shot put throw Miley Houghton got 1st, Hailey Bradley 3rd, Tori O'Hara 4th, and Amber Slater 7th. In the Discus throw Miley Houghton got 1st, and Tori O'Hara 2nd. In the High Jump Whitney Wilde got 3rd, Michelle Spencer 4th, and Aubrey Tasker 6th. In the long jump Hannah Johnson got 1st, Whitney Wilde 7th, and Emily Stevens 8th. We were very impressed with the performances of the 7th and 8th graders throughout the season. Great Job Spartans!

Track teams wins District Championship

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:57
Jordan Blanchard

Both boys and girls track and field teams won 1st place at the District Championship last Friday. Here are the results:

In the boys 100 meter hurdles Austin DeGraw again broke his own school record placing 3rd, Chandler Balser placed 8th. The Distance Medley Relay consisting of Jackson O'Hara, Jordon Spencer, Keifer Rasmussen, and Austin Degraw won first place by 7 seconds. The top two placers in the 100m dash were from Salem, Garrett Lloyd broke the school record running a 11.59, and Jaxon Albrecht got 2nd. Garrett Lloyd broke another school record in the 200 meter dash on his way to 1st place. Dylan McEwan got 4th and Quade Bunker 7th in the event. 3 athletes placed in the 1600 meter run, Jackson O'Hara got 3rd, Ty Bailey 4th, and Colter Smith 8th. In the 400 meter sprint Dylan McEwan got 3rd and Jordon Spencer 5th. Dylan ran the 2nd fastest time in school history. Members of the 4x100 meter relay Dylan McEwan, Keifer Rasmussen, Chandler Balser, and Austin DeGraw earned 3rd place honors. In the 800 meter run Jackson O'Hara and Ty Bailey again got 3rd and 4th with Colter Smith getting 6th. Boys 4x400 meter relay consisting of Dylan McEwan, Keifer Rasmussen, Carson Peterson and Jordon Spencer broke 4 minutes and got 3rd place. Boys swept shot put 1st-4th place, Devan Call got 1st, Jayden Barnum 2nd, Ryan Wilding 3rd, Doug Julian 4th, and Corbin Chirstensen 7th. In Boy's Discus Garrett Lloyd placed 1st, Jayden Barnum 2nd, Doug Julian 3rd and Preston Stone 7th. In High jump Jaxon Albrecht got 1st, Carson Peterson 2nd and Max Wallentine 5th. In long jump Quade Bunker got 2nd, Jaxon Albrecht 3rd, and Garrett Lloyd 4th. We are very proud of the many personal records set by the boys track team at districts. Listen tomorrow for the individual girls results.

Girls results will be posted tomorrow. 

Tennis Team ties for District Championship

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:51
Amy Huhtala

The Boys Tennis Varsity Team are co-district champions! The team had 3 first place wins, a 2nd place win, and 1 3rd place win in the different divisions. Booker Ward, Brandon Mayo, David Jones, and Mason Iverson went undefeated to win in a sweep against all the other junior highs. Treylon Lasson and Trey Stephens lost some tough battles to Mapleton and Payson, but fought back in the end to earn a 3rd place title. Jesse Clark and Jace Dyches won 2nd place after a tiebreaker. This district championship has put Salem Tennis on the map. Mapleton Junior High has NEVER lost a district tennis championship. This year, they get to share the championship title with us. Great Job Spartans! 

The Junior Varsity team also played well against other Nebo junior highs in the District JV Tournament beating Mapleton for the championship by 1 point.  Parker Samuels, Doubles team Cory Collins and Gavin Lamb, and Doubles team Tanner Pope and Tyler Ritchie won 1st place in a sweep. Hunter Riding took 2nd place in the second singles division and Decker Lewis and Jonathon Tullis finished 2nd in the third doubles division. 

Fundraiser for Quinton

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:59
Amy Huhtala

BYU Basketball starters, Kyle Collinsworth and Corbin Kaufusi, came to sign autographs and share a quick message with SaJHS students today as part of a fundraiser for Quinton Muir. Bracelets and tickets were sold to raise money to go to Quinton's family to help pay for his cancer treatments. 

Social Media Options at SaJHS

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:10
Amy Huhtala

Do you ever feel like you don't know what's going on at SaJHS? Wish your students would share more about their school day? Get involved by following us on our social media outlets:


Track Facebook:

School Twitter Handle: @salemJrHigh

Track Twitter Handle: @saJHSt_f

Student Council Twitter Handle: @sajhscouncil14

School Newspaper/News Show Twitter Handle: @sajhsnews

School Instagram Account: sajhsspartans

Student Managed Instagram Account: salemspartans

Student Council Instagram Account: salemjrstudentcouncil

Track Instagram Account: sajhst_f

Spartan Chronicle Instagram Account: sajhsnews








School Community Council Nominations Needed

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:44
Amy Haider

SaJHS is looking for school community council nominations.  The nominations are due this Friday, May 8.  Elected members serve for two years and help with our school improvement plan and help make decisions for our school.  We're looking for anyone who is interested and willing. See Amy Haider in the main office if you are interested or have further questions. 

SaJHS wins photo contest

Submitted by amy.huhtala on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:37
Jordan Blanchard
This is the winning picture!

We did it! Utah trust lands announced that our picture got the most likes so we get $1,000. That's how you get social media to work for you! Nice job everyone who helped and encouraged students and community members to like our pic. Our pic finished with nearly 1200 likes.

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