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The Last Activities of the School Year

The end of the school year is approaching quickly. The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, and summer is coming. With one and a half weeks left of school, here are all the activities to look forward to. 

On May 9-11 the softball team will be competing in the state tournament at Spanish Fork softball fields. Their first game is against South Summit high school.

Track will compete in region on May 9-10 at Morgan high school and then state on May 16-18 at BYU. 

Boys volleyball will attend the state tournament on May 10-11 at UVU. The team is excited to compete in the first ever state tournament for boys volleyball. The boys have been practicing the last week to prepare to compete.They are feeling very confident going in. Keltin Byrd, junior right side, said,”We’re feeling very confident, we pulled a great seed and have a really good chance at making it to the championship. We’re also very confident in our abilities to take state.” 

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Seniors pick up their cap and gowns on May 9 and take their senior photo on May 10.

May 13-17 is farewell week. This is a week to celebrate the seniors and make their last week at school fun. 

On Monday there will be a chalk fight at the practice field. Then afterwards many people go to Stansbury lake and jump in. Then to Mcdonalds for a late night snack. 

On Tuesday seniors who are graduating from seminary will attend a dinner at the stake center by the seminary building. Seniors will also check out of their white day classes. 

Wednesday, May 15,  there will be a spikeball and cornhole tournament on the football field at 7pm. Seniors will also check out of their red day classes.

 Thursday the 16 will be senior sluff day. Seniors have the opportunity to go to Lagoon and hang out with their friends. 

Friday will be the farewell assembly. This is a way to honor the class of 2024 and say goodbye. Afterwards will be yearbook signing and senior sunset. 

Saturday, May 18, will be the last dance of the school year, farewell formal. Everyone is invited to come. The dance is being held at the Ivy house in Salt Lake City.  Lani Firth, senior, said, “I’m sad that this is my last school dance but I’m excited to go and have fun with all my friends for one last time in high school.”  

The last day of school, May 22, will be short classes and then a field day. Students can play kickball, spikeball, and just hang out with their friends and have fun. Graduation is at 6pm at the Maverik Center in West Valley. Congratulations to the class of 2024!  

With the school year ending, the seniors aren’t the only ones who won’t be returning next year. The five exchange students will go back to their home countries to finish schooling there. Lylou Coutard-Aubert, junior French exchange student, said, “I’m very sad to return to France, I would prefer to stay here, I don’t want to leave my friends. I’m going to miss everything, my friends, the teachers, the high school, I’m not ready to go back, I have a feeling I’m going to leave my dream life to return to a country where I spend 90 percent of my days at school and get to do nothing with my friends. The only thing I am excited about returning to France is being able to see my family again, my grandparents  and more specifically my grandmother, and also my friends. ” 

The last weeks of school are jam packed with activities. Summer will come soon. Enjoy the last few days. Go to as many events as you can. Soak in time with your friends who you may not get to see again. Summer will come either way.

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