Canyon View Junior High Closing program
Canyon View Junior High held their closing exercises on May 22. Bayler Griffin, class president welcomed the audience. The ninth grade class was announced and presented with certificates of completion by Principal Jim Jones, along with teachers Ferd Allred and Reed Fehlberg.
Jaxon Winn led the pledge of allegiance.
Curt Collard and Andy Pollaehne presented the achievement awards to the students.
Shem Guymon gave an honor address, "John Wayne said life's tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid. Get an education. If we don't get an education, who will be our doctors and specialists. Who is going to do that if we don't get an education. The amount of education we get will determine how happy we will be. Some people decide while others delay. Some smile while others scowl. Our attitude can determine how far we're going to get."
Paytn Jeffs, honor student, asked what will you do with your future? If you don't try new things, you will never experience success. Jeffs said she participated in the high jump at state as a freshman and this was a new event for her.
Lucille Ball, Walt Disney and Michael Jordan have said if you've never failed then you've never lived. If you want something, then go get it.
Jeffs shared a rap song with all her memories of Canyon View and friends and teachers. Friends and teachers have made life at Canyon View way better.
The ninth grade class sang a song conducted by David Bird and accompanied by Marilee Cox.
Justin Jennings, honor student, told a story of his first memory of junior high. He was in morning probation and was only half guilty of the crime they convicted him of. He counted all the bricks on the wall. Don't judge your future relationship with a person based on your first impression of them. I'm glad the teachers didn't judge me and I'm glad I didn't judge them.
There are pros and cons that come with comparing yourself to other people. In wrestling when I worked out on the mat with people that were better than me, it made me want to work harder to be like them. I never came close, but I did progress. That's the pro side, the con side in comparing yourself to others is that you can get down and depressed. You always feel that other's are better than you. My Dad always says there's always someone better. Push yourself to grow. You always have something to work towards.
Brinler Tanner, honor student, told of a boy he met in the Dominican Republic, he had tied rags in knots to make a ball. Brinler shared his baseball with him. As school started, Brinler discovered his friend was not being educated and that schools are few and far between in the Dominican Republic and expensive. Out of reach for most of the children there. Brinler discovered that he wasn't invested in his education before that time. He had one year to complete his seventh grade year and he was on his own. He didn't have teachers. He found out that his education is up to him. It's his responsibility. Not his teachers or his parents, but his own. Shift the burden of education to the person. Pursue your own education. Brinler said he has a new appreciation for teachers. "I stand in awe of them."
Teachers help guide learning so students are properly prepared. Students are the leaders of tomorrow. We need to recognize our own responsibility in our learning. I can is more important than IQ.
The yearbook staff prepared a slide show which was shown and the program came to a close. A dance was held after the program for junior high students.