A Grand County High School employee mistakenly failed to send Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken by students in 2019, possibly forcing some students who are now enrolled in college to reschedule their first semester of classes.
The Southeastern Utah Chapter of Realtors recently gave away its first ever scholarship to Sara Beshoner-Krell from La Sal. Beshoner-Krell recently graduated from Monticello High School and has chosen to go into the nursing field.
Construction crews began moving dirt last week in the lead up to a project to replace the Grand County Middle School with a new facility. The first step will be to demolish the old tech center next to the school; Grand County School District Superintendent JT Stroder said that work would begin within the next few weeks. Stroder said that groundbreaking on the new project would be held “any day,” now.
Utah State University announced that its regional campuses and centers will now be referred to as Statewide Campuses. This includes two residential campuses, USU Eastern and USU Blanding, four campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, the Uintah Basin and Moab, and 25 other USU locations ranging from Randolph in northern Utah to Monument Valley near the Arizona border. The titling of Statewide Campuses fulfills USU’s land-grant mission of making college accessible to residents throughout the State of Utah, according to a statement from the university.
The National 4-H Council recently announced a new $6 million collaboration with Google to bring computer science education to underserved youth across the country with a new Computer Science Pathway. Utah State University Extension’s 4-H program has been a key partner in co-creating the computer science curriculum and developing tools for educators to implement the program, according to a press release from the organization.
The Grand County School District issued a request for engineering services, due by July 11, in leadup to the eventual construction of its new middle school.
University of San Diego student Kayla Weston of Moab was selected for Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing students for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
Jessica Hawks, Grand County High class of 2007, daughter of Steve and Jaylyn Hawks, recently took her PhD in the School of Public Health at the University of California San Diego. She is pictured here with her father Steve, Grand County High Class of 1977, performing the traditional “hooding” ceremony for doctoral candidates.
The photos below were taken during Grand County High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony. The full story on this year’s graduation is also available, along with photos from Helen M. Knight Elementary School’s kindergarten graduation, 6th grade graduation and Grand County Middle School’s promotion of its 8th graders to high school.
Family, friends, teachers, school district staff and board members and others gathered on the lawn behind the Grand County High School on May 30 to honor the high school’s graduating class of 2019. The graduation marked the hundredth since the school was formed.
Kindergartener Jude Oliver, left, adjusts his mortarboard while classmate Emmalin Ranch waves to family and friends. The students, from Ms. Bailey’s class, were among more than 100 kindergarteners to graduate from HMK’s Class of 2019. They entered the school’s multipurpose room to “Pomp and Circumstance” played on a child’s piano. They sang “We’re Kindergarten Grads” “I Like School,” “All We’re Meant To Be,” and “Kindergarten Days.”Photo by Anthony Militano
The 2019 Sixth Grade Step Up Assembly was held on May 30 at HMK Elementary School. More than 120 students begin middle school next school year. Hiroshi Burriola, Elisabeth Knight, Aracely Medina, and Maggie Wilkowske had perfect attendance from kindergarten through the sixth grade and each received a Mongoose bicycle courtesy of Crump-Reese Auto. HMK Principal Ms. Kay encouraged the students to change the world and make it a better place through acts of kindness. Above, Yasmin Lovato’s relative snuck up in front of the crowd, gave her balloons, a stuffed animal, and an affectionate peck on the cheek at the HMK sixth grade ceremony.Photo by Anthony Militano