Students had the opportunity to sit in on a great assembly today. The message was presented by an organization called Especially for Athletes. The focus of the Especially for Athletes program is to encourage athletes to build good relationships and treat all fellow students with respect, standing up against bullying and being a friend for anyone who needs one.
Every year, the teachers at Salem Junior who are a part of the Nebo Educators Association (NEA) choose a teacher to recognize for their overall excellence and to recognize them with an award called the Crystal Apple Award. This year Scott Shaffer, one of the art teachers here at SaJHS received that honor.
The marching band attended their first competition of the season on Saturday at Payson High School and placed 4th overall among 11 bands in their division as well as 2nd and 3rd place in the categories of percussion, overall visual effect, and color guard. On a 100 point scale, Salem was only .2 and .6 points behind 2nd and 3rd place. The band will be competing again this coming Saturday at Utah State University at 11:30 am. We're excited for a great start to the season.
There are seven 9th-grade students who are in the high school marching band: