Alan Spaulding: Teacher, Farmer, Mentor.

If you have ever had any of the following classes you are lucky. Animal science, aquaculture, plant and soil science, or floriculture. This is because if you have had any of these classes, then you have most likely had Alan Spaulding as a teacher. Spaulding is by far the most god-tier teacher that dwells within Davis High School. It is a wonder that he even works here at all. If we are all being honest with ourselves, Spaulding is too good for this school.

One of the reasons Spaulding is such a magnificent character is his storytelling ability. That man has had many unbelievable life experiences and often times blesses his students by sharing them. It doesn’t matter if he is in the middle of class or even teaching a lesson. If you ask him a question about anything, he will stop what he is doing and answer your question in a way that the greatest minds of history would have trouble competing with.

More than anything else at Davis High School, the students here love Mr. Spaulding. The only thing harder to find than a Unicorn or bigfoot would be a negative comment about Mr. Spaulding. He is considered an idol by many here at this school.

“The man dressed up as Santa Claus for us. I really liked it when he dressed up as Santa Claus,” stated Brody Inman.

Any teacher who would dress up as Santa Claus for their students would most likely do anything for their students. What would this school be if we didn’t have Alan Spaulding teaching here? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

 

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Jami Healey

Jami Healey, an appreciated teacher at Davis High School, has been teaching for five years. Healey is very passionate about her job. Her favorite part of her job is helping kids like science and understand it.

“both parents are teachers, and she didn’t know that she wanted to actually teach until she took a couple classes in college,” she explained as to why she started teaching.

Her hobbies during summer are sleeping in, vacationing, exercise, and if she actually did read she would do that during summer. Healey thinks that if she weren’t teaching science she would be a doctor or something that also is science related. She has a strong connection when it comes to science, she enjoys the mysteries of it and how applicable it is to everyday life.

“I like Mrs. Healey because she’s nice and she’s like the “cool teacher”. She sacrificed her time being with her family to come teach us last minute. She understands everyone and their needs. She’s not too hard on everyone and she does have expectations and she makes sure you know what she expects of you. She’s a wonderful person overall and I strive to be like her everyday,” says junior Nicole Shiffler.

She went to Brigham University and Weber State in college and while there she did a lot of cool stuff.

A fun fact…”I was on modern dance team in college,” commented Healey.

“A cool fact about science is that a mantus shrimp can break through glass,” said Healey. “My husband told me that just today.”

Mrs. Healey is an inspiring teacher and all of her students and the administration love having her here teaching us new things to wonder about science.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kirsten Dannelly: A young spirit of great interest

Definitly in the minority, Kirsten sticks out in the crowd.

She has shown that she is a strong individual who has her own voice and she can do anything she puts her mind to. Kirsten is not only a current cheerleader at Lightbox dance studio, but she has been learning and progressing in cheer every day for 6 years. Hardly anyone nowadays has the motivation or passion to be pursuing something so seriously and willing to accept all and any bumps on her personal journey down the highway of life.

Not only has her cheer career been a success with her winning Vegas competition as well as three national competitions. School and cheer are not the only subjects on Kirsten’s plate, but he also had two jobs this past summer. One taking place at Lagoon amusement park and the other at the Farmington Station McDonald’s which is still a current workplace for the successful and aspiring young lady.

“A beautiful person, inside and out. She is well dedicated in multiple ways. Dedicated to her cheer and dedicated to school; she’s even graduating a yer early to start her career.” – Brookelin Ahders

She is still a teenager; however, she has a plan for her life unlike the majority of her generation. She has already begun her modelling career and is currently modeling for not only one, but three modeling agencies. Her lifetime carreer has begun to take off at her young age despite people telling her that it is an unrealistic career choice.

“Kirsten is a very caring person. At times it may seem like she could care less about those around her, but if you get to know her than you will find her to be very sweet. She never ceases to look beautiful no matter what she is wearing. She also constantly keeps her friend’s heads in the game. For example, when I like a person I can tend to be a little blind and she’ll come up and get my head out of the clouds. She’s one of my most valuable frends and I couldn’t trade her for the world.” – Hannah Barney

“I sleep a lot” – Kirsten Dannelly

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A Sterling Scholar: Lindsey Bowhuis

The Sterling Scholar goes to a senior who has proven their excellence in academics, leadership and citizenship and are publicly awarded. It helps students to succeed by not having to take out student loans. Lindsey got nominated for the visual arts sterling scholar. Reporters caught up with her and asked her a few question about what it’s like being a Sterling Scholar,

“Kinda weird not gonna lie. It’s a huge honor and i’m happy to be the sterling scholar for this school, which is something i never thought i’d get.” she said.

Being a sterling scholar is a big deal through Davis High and it’s an amazing opportunity that achieve this award. Its really fulfilling to receive this award with all the hard work you’ve put in.

She was then asked what the most time consuming part about becoming a Sterling Scholar.

“All the time it takes to put together art pieces” she replied.

We then started talking about where she would like to be in the future and where she see herself in the next 10 years?

” Definitely a degree in Animation. Either working for myself or a big movie-making studio.” she stated

With this goal in mind it has helped her push through her years at high school and hopefully accomplish her goals and get to where she would like to be in life.

What are you most excited for in the future? “Hopefully being an animator for Disney.”

Earning the sterling scholar ship award is something that all students should strive for it helps you succeed and get the places you would want to be in life.

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Spotlight: Cade Bradshaw

Cade Bradshaw is one of the best police officers Davis high school has ever had. He has been a police officer for nine years and this is his tenth. He has been an officer at four other schools, such as mountain high and 3 other alternative schools. Davis high school has obviously been his favorite, and he has loved being here.

When Bradshaw was younger, his dream job was to become a custom home builder or a police officer. He loved building things and designing cool structures. One day he hopes to design his own house and help with the building process. We are so glad that at least one of those worked out for him.

He is really good at learning the faces of the students and knows a ton by name. Bradshaw thinks its kinda funny when he sees students doing what they should’nt they always try to run away from him. But most of the time he sees exactly who did it and will just call them out of class later hoping they came back. A lot of the time the students are so confused on how he even knew it was him.

Bradshaw is a huge role model for the students at davis high school and for the community. Many students look up to him, and love how friendly he is. Most police officers seem scary but not him! He is so nice and is always happy.  We are so lucky to have him at out school.

 

 

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Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson graduated from Davis High School in 2018. He is now a student at Weber State University and is majoring in biomedical science. Some of the classes he is taking are English, math, political science, history, and another math class.

When asked how his dating life after high school was he said:

“I wish I had one.”

He said he’s way too focused on classes and school to have time for dating. However, he wishes he had a companion to snuggle up with every so often.

Kyle isn’t very fond of college and says he despised it. When asked why he chose to go to college his response was seen as funny.

“The fact that I know if I don’t go to college and get a degree, then I’ll be living in poverty for the rest of my life and without a degree or a job of some sorts that pays well I will inevitably be stuck like my parents were, homeless; broke; and nothing to live for them. If I have nothing to live for then I don’t want to be alive”

Kyle gave us some very insightful advice for the Davis High students.

“People are being pressured into college after high school and if you don’t want to go then be honest with yourself, instead of forcing yourself to go because you’re not going to enjoy it like I am. I like biomedical science so I’m going to go to get a degree and a job that I want.”

Kyle, who use to work at Subway, now works at Extra Space Storage, and sells storage units to people. He wears his cute button-up and black jeans and sits there until people come in wanting a storage unit. He only works the weekends in between his school schedule.

Kyle is a wild boy with wild dreams. He loved his experience at Davis High and loved all the teachers here. I will leave you with Kyle’s final words.

“I don’t like talking about myself, that’s it for the interview. byeeeeee”

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Woodshop Class

Woodshop could be a place for you to get away and release your stress or it could be a place where you can make a project to take home and keep in your house or maybe even sell the projects you make and make a friend with the teacher.

Woodshop teaches a lot, it teaches you how to read a tape measure, all the way to how to use all the machines in the workshop, and it makes you a more skilled person and is very impressive to be able to know the information you learn in the Davis high school woodshop class.

The woodshop teacher’s name is Bryan Sorensen but everyone just calls him “Sor”. He is what you would call “The most experienced with wood” Sor has been woodworking his whole life and knows it all. He takes care of his class and helps you if you need help with your project, Sor is one of those teachers that you can joke around with and he won’t be mad unless you go over the limit. One thing he does care a lot about is if you clean up your scrapes after you use a machine.

In woodshop 1 you have to pass a test to be able to go into the shop and you learn how to make a cool Alder chest, in woodshop 2 you make a really cool nightstand, and in woodshop 3 you get to pick what you want to make you could make a skateboard to making a tennis racket or even a kitchen table for your kitchen.

woodshop could be your new favorite class and you would not want to miss out on it you learn so much with the hands-on experience and you get to meet one of the coolest teachers at Davis high school, and if you would like to get into woodshop class you should switch into it, it even counts as an elective credit.

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Talia Swindell: Outgoing, kind and independent

Talia Swindell is a sophomore at Davis high School. She has done cheer-leading, dancing, and gymnastics for the first 11 years of her life. Talia’s hobbies include thrift shopping, hanging around with friends, art and is a master with Word and PowerPoint.

“My grandpa always wanted my mom to have a baby girl named Talia, so when she found out she was pregnant, there was no other choice than to name me Talia,” she explained

Talia has many friends who really have positive things to say about her.

“She doesn’t care what people think about her if it’s super negative, she is super positive and I admire ” that.” Hannah Lindsey stated.

Her favorite weird food combination is hot Cheetos dipped in mustard. She said she tried the combination from her kindergarten teacher because she was the only kid brave enough to try it. Talia’s worst fear is isolation because she doesn’t like being alone.

Talia’s dream job is modeling because she thinks it would be really fun to take pictures all day. Her favorite place to be is in Oregon because it’s so pretty there and if she went to college it would be there in Oregon so she could be around the “beautiful nature.”

Her one favorite sport is volleyball.

“I was going to try out but then I didn’t do it, I’m surprisingly good at it.” She explained

Talia Swindell is a favorite of everyone and she’s a great friend to all.

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Teacher Spotlight: Kellie Chapman

Ms. Chapman is a wonderful business teacher at Davis High School. She is beyond skilled, and she is very caring and easy going. Not to mention she’s one of those teachers that is easy to talk to.

Ms. Chapman is one of those teachers that you would not expect. Outside of school she has this cool, easy going personality, that really shows through her teaching. She is a genuine, caring, business teacher, but there are many different sides to her you might not be lucky enough to know about.

Ms. Chapman originally got into business because her older sister was majoring in business, and naturally Chapman followed in her footsteps.

One thing (out of many) that makes her different from all the other teachers, is she has a dislike for social media. In a world with a growing population of social media users, she is a business teacher who pushes through it.

While enjoying teaching business related classes, she isn’t totally against social media, but she’s not a big supporter either.

“Social Media has a time and a place, I dislike how it changes the soft skills in our kid’s brain,” she stated.

Although she is a business teacher, she is also an adventurer. She has a YouTube channel with her best friend called She Made Me Do It. This YouTube channel, unfortunately, started when Ms. Chapman’s best friends mother passed away from stage four lung cancer. While feeling down, they started brainstorming ways to add some excitement back into their lives. They felt like they needed a push. So they went out on a limb and started their own YouTube channel. They enjoy it in their free time, and definitely have fun with it.

When asked what she would share if she got the chance, she laughed and said that she wasn’t entirely sure what to say. she shared that she has written a book which, as a student of hers, I personally had no idea about.

I think there’s quiet a few things that set Ms. Chapman apart from the average teacher. Overall, she’s one of the best teachers here at Davis High School.

If you ever get the opportunity to meet her or take her class you definitely should.

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Coach Spotlight: Kassie Davis

Kassie Davis is the head coach for the Davis High Cheer team. She has been the coach for the past few years and has high expectations for the team. Some of her favorite hobbies include traveling, spending time with family, shopping, and coaching.

Kassie loves bringing people together through coaching.

“Seeing the results of their hard work through the improvements of an individual and the team as a whole and building lasting relationships,” she replied, when asked what her favorite part about coaching was.

She continued saying that coaching allows her to use her talents and skills and feels confident about her abilities to contribute good things to the world. As a coach, she feels that it is her duty to teach them how to be successful in life on and off the mat, to be better people, and treat people kindly.

“The most rewarding part of coaching cheer is that I get to teach others about mental strength. Execution is a big part of what goes into winning, but it definitely isn’t everything. In life, being great at anything takes mental strength.”

Kassie decided to become a cheer coach because she wanted to provide teams with guidelines for a bright and amazing future. She wants her teams to remember her words and carry them into adulthood.

“I want to be the reason that they have a good experience and remember the memories that have been provided to them.”

Kassie’s vision for the cheer team is called “The Four P’s.” The four P’s are positive experience, promoting one another, having a purpose, and being good people. The program is centered on the cheerleaders and used as a source of direction for them.

“The Davis cheerleaders promote and spread school pride throughout the year. Whether they like it or not, many people judge a school based on how the cheer squad members present themselves in public and how they behave, dress and the language they use. Davis Cheerleaders have to realize they are viewed as role models, whether they are in uniform or not,” Kassie replied when prompted on why the cheerleaders are important to the school.

Kassie Davis strives for her cheerleaders to do the best in all areas of their lives. Her high expectations and goals for the team set them up for success. Kassie said that coaching has made her a better person.

“Whether you realize it or not, what you say to an athlete could impact them for the rest of their lives for better or worse. So choose your words wisely!”

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Faculty Spotlight: Ross Harris

Ross Harris is one of the best vice principals ever! He is one of three at our school. He has been at three different schools, and his favorite by far is davis! He spent 8 years at Bountiful high school with wilkey also being a vice principal. Ross was also at clearfield high school for 5 years, and hes been at davis for 5 years also. All together hes been part of the facualty for 17 years and this is his 18th year.

When asking ross about any fun stories he has had over the years, he said:

“At clearfield high we had this one teacher who was not from america. She came over to teach chinese. and one time we got a call from her during lunch and she really needed us to come down. So we all went downstairs and she told us what happened, a student snuck into her class room and did something innapropriate. She was yelling and was saying,” Im a good teacher. I come to America. I buy car. I eat donuts. This doesnt happen in china.” It was so hard to not just laugh but you honestly just felt bad”.

Ross said the hardest part of his job is not being able to interact with the students as much as he would like to. The teachers get student interaction all day everyday and sometimes he can be at the school and yet not get any. His favorite days are when he can be with students and not have that many meetings.

He graduated with his bachelor degree from southern utah univerisy and then got his masters degree at utah state.

Everyone loves Ross Harris and we are so happy to have him here at davis high school!

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Ellison Scheuller sterling scholar

Ellison Scheuller has proven her academic skill this year with her usual 4.0, This year she applied to become a sterling scholar and to her surprise, she was chosen to go and compete come this January.

Ellison found out the news through a letter she received which came with a box of milk duds, she was ecstatic when she found out the news whether that be because of the milk duds or to go and compete we may never know. Ellison will go and compete sometime in January against a lot of other kids in science the category that she chose and excels in.

“I received a letter with milk duds… I love milk duds.” – Ellison Scheuller

A Sterling Scholar is a senior in high school who is publicly recognized and awarded for his or her excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship. A potential Sterling Scholar presents a portfolio on his or her work in a specific category and during the competition is interviewed by judges in the category’s field. Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, regional, and state levels. During the awards ceremony at the school and state level, the finalists are announced.

There are many categories to go and compete in such as math, science, computer science, business, etc. Ellison will go compete for the science category sometime in January she is very excited but also nervous to go compete, she will have to go and have an interview with the judge of that category, the judge will decide if she goes to the next round or not. she hopes to do the best she can to represent herself and Davis high.

Make sure to congratulate Ellison on this awesome achievement when you see her in the halls and wish her good luck when she goes to compete against many other highschoolers.

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Parker Last Academic all State

Parker Last is a student here at Davis high school. Not only does he excel on the football field but also in the classroom. He is an outstanding student that has had a 4.0 his whole life. Parker is also a key player on our football team, he has been starting at center since he was a junior. Without Parker at center the whole line would fall apart. You have to be very intelligent to be a center because you have to see the blitz’s coming and call everything out to the other linemen.

Parkers favorite class at Davis high is u.s gov, his teacher for that is Bo Roundy. Parker likes the class a lot because of his teacher. When asked why he likes the class he said

” I love the way he teaches and how cool he is.”

Balancing school work and sports is a very hard thing to do because both take up so much time but Parker knows how to keep them balanced.

When asked how does it feel to be academic all state, he responded,

“It feels so good! My older brother was academic all state, so it means a lot to be following in his footsteps.”

Parker likes that he can follow in his brothers footsteps in this achievement because it is a good one to have.  The future is bright for Parker, and hes got a lot of good things going for him with his athletics and education.

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Gregory Page: The Man We All Love

Greg Page is the most interesting person you will ever meet. He has an energy that can hype up an entire crowd. His spirit animal is a bear, however, Greg describes himself as a nice bear, more of a polar bear. Greg loves to munch. Some of his favorite mid-night munchies are hot cheetoes and a good chocolate cookie. One of Greg’s favorite activities to do on the weekends, or even in general, is being in the mountains. He loves canyon drives while listening to his favorite music. Some of his favorite artists are Blue Rain Boots, Hozier and Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Many of these bands are inspiration for his very own band.

That’s right. Greg started a band with a bunch of his friends. Greg tells the story of how his band “Uinta” formed:

“We were at a friend’s birthday party and his little brother had a drum set. We just started playing together and we actually sounded really good.”

Greg plays the guitar and he is also the main vocals for the band. He writes all of their original songs. He mapped out his song writing process right there in front of me, starting with the overall idea or theme of the song. He draws three or four bubbles with main ideas in them on a piece of paper. He then gives himself two minutes to think of as many things as he can, pertaining to the main ideas, he does this for every bubble he draws. Greg then builds off of that to create a beautiful master piece. His major song writing inspiration comes from Hozier.

Greg has bid dreams for the future. He wants to start a non-profit humanitarian organization. He hopes to see the world while helping people in need. He is a very musically talented young lad. He plays the mandolin, banjo, recorder and has incredible vocals.

Greg’s hero is his older brother. When asked why, he gave us the cutest response:

“He’s married and just lives a very happy life and i look up to that a lot”.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Greg i would advise you to immediately. He will surprise you with his wit and ability to make you laugh constantly.

 

 

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The Fabulous Mr. Fahrenbach

Have you ever heard of a teacher who is also a fireman, a motorcyclist, and an avid bicyclist? Well, now you have. His name is Brian Fahrenbach and he teaches medical anatomy and advanced health science at Davis High. He has been teaching at Davis for 21 years, and before that he taught Davis students up at the DTC! Talk about defending the tradition!

Mr. Fahrenbach has 2 kids with his wife and has 3 grandchildren. Him and his wife love to spoil their grand-kids every chance they get. In his free time Mr. Fahrenbach loves to bicycle, motorcycle, run, and walk his dogs. He is also a volunteer fireman and works at Energy Solutions and works the Jazz games. You really could say that this guy does it all!

Originally Mr. Fahrenbach did not want to be a teacher. He wanted to be an ichthyologist, which is someone who studies fish! However, after he graduated from college he took a long-term substituting position for a teacher who was out for a surgery, and he said he was hooked ever since. His favorite thing about teaching are all the students he gets to meet and teach over the years. If he could teach one other subject he said he would teach kinesiology, which is the study of the mechanics of body movement.

Also, one fun fact about Mr. Fahrenbach is that he has a total of more than 160 sick days and 27 vacation days saved up!

“I could go to Europe, I could take off a whole year, fake a sickness. I know people that could sign that form for me,” Fahrenbach jokingly said when asked what he would do with those sick days.

He then said that he loved his students and job too much for that. Sadly, he said that he will be retiring soon, so when asked what he would do when he is retired he said this:

“Pretty much the same thing I’m doing now, except not the teaching. Ride bikes, ride motorcycles, do a lot more traveling on bicycles and motorcycles, I could walk my dogs. I wouldn’t have to walk them at four-thirty in the morning, I could walk them at seven or eight in the morning.”

There are may people who love Mr. Fahrenbach and all of the classes he teaches and I think I speak for everyone when we say thank you to him for being such a great teacher. I can personally say that Mr. Fahrenbach is one of the best teachers I have had, and has made my love for the medical field grow. So, if you ever have the chance to take one of his classes, definitely go for it and you will see just how funny and amazing this guy is for yourself!

 

 

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Luscious Logan

The skate rats of all skate rats, born in the Ellison skate park (Layton city) in the middle of the clover bowl. I present to you, Logan Lancaster. Logan’s passion for skating started when he was just 8 years old when his older brother was watching videos of people doing all sorts of grinds and grabs at the skate park, he instantly fell in love.

“skating is apart of my culture, it runs in the family.”

Logan Stated

Logan spends most of his time working out of The Worlds Best Corn dogs. He says it’s almost like a second home because he is there 4-5 times a week. Everyone that works at the corn dog truck is super cool, the boss is one of Logan’s best friends so they get along very well. Logan has worked at the corn dog truck for one and a half years and he says that he loves it. His favorite part of the job is when it is super slow and all his friends made gigantic corn dogs or dough creations.

One of Logan’s secret hobbies is playing with a Yo-Yo. Logan went to the state of Idaho for a yo-yo contest and he says everyone there was just insane at the yo-yo, He didn’t place sadly, but he put up a good fight. Logan has tones of yo-yo sponsors so he gets everything for free. His first sponsorship was in 9th grade by the VOSUN yo-yo company. Ever since then his passion for yo-yo’s has drastically changed from overtime.

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Bo Roundy the living legend

Bo Roundy is well known around Davis High School for being a charismatic, happy people person. History teacher, ex-football coach, head coach of wrestling. Bo dedicates his life to wrestling and has been coaching for years. He previously coached at Logan High School until he moved to Kaysville and became head coach at Davis. Bo works hard working his team of 48 kids to perfection. The team this year is generally young with only a handful of seniors.

Roundy is renown as being a great coach pumping out excellent wrestlers such as previously graduated, Parker Coffey, Heston Percival, Eli Knowlton and more. Bo developed close relationships with his wrestlers helping them every step of the way. When he’s not coaching his team his mind is still on wrestling helping his four boys learn the sport themselves. With his mind always on wrestling, it’s obvious why he is such a great coach.

Everyone knows Bo, and everyone likes him, but does anyone really know Bo? He grew up with a rough childhood on a native reservation. He worked hard to get an education and considers his master’s degree his greatest accomplishment. Bo loves woodworking and builds patios as a hobby on the side.

“I like to dirt bike, and watch my boys wrestle.”

Roundy has been to 15 countries and loves to travel. His favorite vacation was a Caribbean cruise with his wife, where he went ziplining in Haiti.

“I love road-tripping across the states with my family.” – Bo Roundy

Bo Roundy is an excellent coach who is bound to continue to lead Davis High wrestling to success. An excellent coach and teacher, everyone who knows Bo knows how great of a guy he is. Roundy is the cream of the crop when it comes to teachers and coaches, a living legend.

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Mrs. Bauer

Mrs. Bauer is an incredible teacher and what comes with that is an amazing person. She gives students insight into what the world will really be like, teaches us that there is a life after High School, and that if we pursue goals we can be anything we want to be.

 

There are 4 people in her family. Her husband Kyle is an electrician. She has two sons, Kace and Jack. Kace is six years old and is a jujitsu champion.

“Jack is four years old and is full of amazingness.” Mrs. Bauer tells reporters as she is talking about her son.

 

In her free time she enjoys kayaking, camping, writing books (which she thinks no one would read… I believe otherwise,) listening to podcasts and watching movies. One of her other passions is multimedia design.

She tells reporters, “I could get lost in the computer and not eat or talk to anyone in the day and be completely content with life.”

 

Mrs. Bauer graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in multimedia design. She has a master’s degree in administration as well.

 

When pursuing her career, she decided to teach high school students because she likes teaching young adults. She enjoys being able to have real conversations with them. If she was given the opportunity to be a professor, she would take it.

“If I could have a class of students interested in one specific topic, I think that would be amazing.”

Reporters ask Mrs. Bauer what she enjoys most about teaching

“Students. You kids are so incredible and interesting. I truly enjoy getting to know my kids and learning what they are interested in, what they are capable of, and how they are going to impact the world. Every day that is what keeps me excited to be here, talking with you and hearing your perspectives and ideas. You all have so much going on but in the 90 minutes I get to have you in class, I am able to see greatness. And yeah, some days are better than others, but each bad day is just another opportunity to see you in a different light, and even that gives me an opportunity to learn.”

In the next ten years, Mrs. Bauer hopes to write a novel. To show her children how amazing the world is. She also hopes to take time to enjoy all the life she gets to live.

I know I am not the only student Mrs. Bauer has influenced. She creates a safe environment for all of us students, which she does amazingly with how different all of us are. If you have the opportunity to take one of her classes don’t take it for granted, she could change your life in the way she changed mine.

 

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Brody Korth: Athlete or Chef?

Ever heard of a football player that makes a mean fettuccine Alfredo? Well you have now! Brody Korth is a senior at Davis High school, and despite the typical cliches about football players he loves to cook. Brody was reluctant to tell us his secret recipe, but he did mention that he refuses to use mushrooms in any part of his cooking.

Brody’s favorite, actually more like worst, memory from his childhood is when he was a little boy his parents took him to Chick-fil-a. He instantly got sick after eating their famous nuggets and hasn’t gone back since. He said his friends give him crap about it all the time.

One thing you may not know about Brody is that he attended Layton High School his sophomore year. When asked weather Layton or Davis was better Brody didn’t even hesitate to respond with Davis!

Brody gave us the insight to what its really like to be on the football team. His favorite thing is getting hyped in the showers with the boys before every game. Some things he’s going to miss about high school is football, specifically Friday night lights home games, all the dances and just being able to see see all his friends and hang out.

His plans for the future are to attend either Utah State or Utah Valley, striving to become a physical therapist.

“I get a lot of injuries, so I go to the physical therapist a lot, and I’ve seen how it works and it just interested me.”

Brody’s biggest role model is his Grandpa. He always shows up to his games and supports him in everything he does.

One of his Favorite artist is Post Malone. Stoney is his favorite album and Congratuation is his favorite song. You can catch Brody jamming out at the Post Malone concert this Novemember.

Brody Korth is a mysterious man we may never know the true inter workings of his brain. However, if you’re looking for a snack, he certainly can provide. #noflyzone

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Malachi The Magnificent

CHI THE ROCK CLIMBER. Edwards. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Malachi Edwards, also known as “frog boi chi”. Malachi loves to climb rocks. He has always had a big passion for climbing ever since he was little. When chi was little he remembers he always loved to climb to the top of very tall trees and thought he was at the top of the world, nothing to worry about. When chi was just 13 he competed in a regional tournament in UT, and then divisional against Colorado an even more in Wyoming.

Chi also loves to snowboard and skate, chi has both of these things down to a science. His stepbrother Eli Quackenbush is a professional longboarder and competes in downhill competitions around the state. So chi has all these things in his blood. When me and Chi skate, he will say he’s going to do a trick and then he will not stop until he gets it. Once he gets it he will either want to go or keep skating depending on his tiredness.

When first meeting chi, things were a little awkward. We both just stared at each other and making eye contact every once in a while. It was just awkward. Before leaving the house, I said bye to everyone and gave Chi a high five.

“Later bro it was nice meeting you lets hang out again”

Said Chi, and the rest is history.

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The secret life of Joe

Joe Quillen, one of the slowest friends in the group, we call him turtle. Joe got this name from the countless times of being the last one out the house, the last one to hit the roof of the car when we go under yellow light, the last one to call dibs on something or someone, and getting side-tracked and wondering into god knows what. But, besides the fact that he is very slow, we love him.

Joe likes to weld, he takes classes every day at the date in the morning and in the last 2 periods, Joe says that his favorite part about welding is getting hands-on experience other than sitting in a desk either listening or taking notes.  Joe says everyone in the welding committee is unbelievably nice and just outgoing. I and Joe took the welding course over the summer together. Every morning he would walk in ago

“I am so tired, wanna go get food after?”

My response was yes every time.

One of Joe’s most favorite things to do is either ski or skating, he loves skating a lot, but, there are consequences of skating. One of Joe’s worst crashes while skating was when he was skating on the trail down by smiths and he looked back at Cody cause he fell, and Joe started laughing and his laughter caused him to fall and slam down on his wrist. It ended with a broken wrist. Joe also broke his collar bone when I and he were skiing. We were just cruising, going on a normal run and all see was Joe just vanish off a cat track, when going over there heard screaming and antagonizing pain. Luckily the Snow Basin Ski Patrol was right behind us. They carried joe down on the and the whole time he was screaming words that aren’t appropriate for school…..

 

 

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Athlete Spotlight: Jaqui Tidwell

Meet Jaqui Tidwell, Davis High School senior and a member of the girl’s soccer team.

“I love to make people laugh. I could stay up all night hanging out with friends or Netflixing. Food is my best friend and we hang out together all the time. If I could have a $50 gift card anywhere it would be for Crumbl cookies because I live for sugar,” stated Jaqui.

Now that an introduction has taken place, we can dive into her passion behind soccer. She has been playing since she was 3 years old.

“My favorite thing about soccer is the fact that when you’re good, you’re good. When you’re team can just weave through the other team and create beautiful plays, that’s the best thing about soccer,” she stated.

She has incredible motivation to better herself and the team.

“Not letting my team down is my whole motivation. I never think ‘this is for me’ it’s always for the team.”

Jaqui has a great love to make those around her feel loved and important. She transfers her hard work in her world of soccer into every interaction with her friends and peers. She makes the world a better place and continues to benefit those around her.

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Sarah “Slinds” Lindsey

Sarah Lindsey, or as most people called her “Slinds”, graduated from Davis in 2016. She has accomplished a lot since graduating, and has received an associate degree, completed an LDS mission in Brazil, and started school at UVU.

Sarah was on the golf team all three years of high school, as well as her freshman year. All four years she was on the team, they did very well, taking region her junior year and placing in the top three for the rest of them.

After graduating, she knew she wanted to serve a mission. She got called to Fortaleza, Brazil in March of 2017 and left in September 2017. Even though she was graduated, her experiences at Davis High School still helped her on her mission. While in the MTC, her companion was Abby Thaxton, someone she graduated with.

Since arriving home in March of this year, she has moved down to Provo to go to Utah Valley University. She is hoping to go to medical school and in the future wants to become a physical therapist.

As for the nickname that she still goes by today, she says it came from her calling her friend Luke Rogers “L Rog” one day and him calling her “S Linds”, which then turned into Slinds. Ever since then, the nickname has stuck.

When asked about the friends she made here, Sarah said:

“The friends I made at Davis continue to influence my life even after graduation.”

Most of the friends she made here she still sees and talks to all the time. Her room mates, Abby Thaxton, Sarah Calder, and Ashley Sullenger all went to Davis.

“Going to Davis has impacted my life because everywhere I go, I can always find someone from Davis”   — Who Said?

Davis High has helped Sarah in so many ways. It got her halfway through a college degree before she graduated, it gave her someone from home when she was halfway across the world, and it gave her lifelong friends.

 

 

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Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Marci May

Ms. May does it all for Davis High choir. While directing six different groups, she finds time to build a personal connection with each student and help them develop their love for the music.

Ms. May has been teaching for twenty years, fourteen of which have been here at Davis High School. She is over six different choirs- men’s chorus, ladies ensemble, mixed choir, a cappella choir, madrigals and the bell choir. She cares about each choir and really enjoys teaching.

Because of her great ability as a choir teacher and director, she has led many students and choir groups to state solo and ensembles. This year, she was a  co-director for the UMEA All State Choir. She brought a group of eleven students along with her, rehearsed and performed at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle.

Students that are part of the choir program have a great love for the work Ms. May has done and the care she shows to each individual.

“I love how willing she is to help us become better in something we love. Personally, she’s helped me improve on many abilities when it comes to music since sophomore year. She’s pushed me to do the best I can and it’s helped me for the long run.” stated Lexi Tuttle, senior and member of Davis High Madrigals.

Ms. May has a great desire to help each student and improve the best they can be, in choir and in life. She spends time developing character and abilities that will last for a lifetime.

“I love Ms. May because she helps us improve at a personal level. She doesn’t compare one student’s talents to another, she simply asks everyone to try their best. One student’s success might look very different from another, but to her it’s still a success. She’s challenged me as a musician and helped me not to become complacent with my own abilities but instead to always look for more ways to grow.” stated Hannah Arnold, senior and member of Davis High Madrigals.

Ms. May is a great teacher at Davis High. She is a wonderful example of passionate teaching and a true desire to make the world a better place.

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Student Spotlight: Lindee “Lindawg” Perry

Lindee in Spanish means beautiful, and that could not be a better representation of this extraordinary human being. She is loved by all and her adoring nature is great entertainment to those she interacts with. She is full of contagious laughter and loves to make those around her happy. Lindee loves to serve and she “wants to do a lot of service trips in the future.”

She enjoys spending warm Sunday afternoons on the grass of her back lawn with a great book in her hand.

“My favorite book series is the Lunar Chronicles.”

Lindee has a knack for all things music. She is a member of Davis High’s marching band, playing the baritone. She also sings alto in Davis High’s choir as a Madrigal.

With her busy schedule she also makes time for her friends as well as achieving a stellar academic performance. She is taking multiple CE classes and also takes classes at Davis Tech. She is in the pharmacy technician program and is working towards being a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Lindee also dedicates a lot of her time to the Davis High Lacrosse team. She works, practices and plays harder than most. She continues to enjoy the sport and the strong relationships formed.

Lindee is an outstanding girl who is a blessing to all.

Something she wishes to share with Davis High is to

“smile at people in the halls! It’s okay to smile!”

 

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How to make a boring subject fun: Jennifer Janes

Jennifer Janes is a English teacher at Davis High School. English is known to be one of the more bland subjects, but Mrs. Janes goes above and beyond to make it a little more interesting.

When walking into Mrs. Janes class the first thing you see is a beaming smile and the happy eyes of Jennifer. She is a bright happy person who never seems pessimistic.

Jennifer Janes started teaching 20 years ago at Davis and has never left since. She has a love for Davis and its students that has kept her working there for her whole career. She says her favorite thing about Davis High School are the students.

“We have awesome students here at Davis High.”

When asked what her least favorite thing about Davis was she paused, trying to think and answered saying

” I cant think of anything, that’s probably why I’ve been here for 20 years.”

In her past-time she likes to play volleyball, or to go on a run. She also enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her kids. In college Jennifer originally majored in Physical Education and was planning on teaching in that area, but eventually became interested in English and began majoring in that.

Jennifer Janes is an excellent English teacher that can add a little flavor the the bland subject that is English with her positive, happy attitude and demeanor.

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Counselor Spotlight: Karl “the chill” Hall

Karl Hall is known for his ability to captivate students with his easy going personality.  Hall’s 16 year career in education makes him a seasoned vet. Something unique about Hall was that he was originally a teacher but decided to make the switch to a counselor so he could work more one-on-one with the kids. As fulfilling as teaching was it was clear that Hall wanted to engage with students on a more personal level to leave a more influential impact on their futures.

“I like how the staff in general prepares the students for college and real life and the many opportunities there are for college.” State hall

Hall was given a unique opportunity to be in the school while his own children attended Davis. This gave him a unique perspective to see what students go through from the perspective of a Parent, Teacher, and Counselor. This has allowed Hall to help people and is very understanding of all situations, he knows what an opportunity it is to be able to go to Davis high and have this opportunity and experience to prepare you for the future.

Karl Hall is definitely a favorite on the faculty for many students.

“Mr. Hall has always been willing to go above and beyond for me as a student.” State Davis High junior Matthew Ralston.

“He is very understanding and “chill”. He’s a stand up guy that has always been straight with me and that’s pretty rare to see from an adult.” Added Ralston.

Hall enjoys being a counselor and helping kids very much he is always willing to help you out and prepare you for the future. Davis high has an amazing counselors staff and he makes it only better, he is willing to help anytime.

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The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Carston Christensen

Carston Christensen is young, male, athletically gifted senior at Davis High School. Although he is known as the classic class clown/jock, Carson is an extremely interesting individual. Despite football player stereotypes, he is a very deep thinker and has a brilliant mind.

His favorite activities are mowing his lawn in symmetrical lines, ceramics, and of course playing football whenever he can. His favorite place in the world is Idaho where he lived for a few years. When he was 12 years old, his family bought an RV and were home schooled while they traveled all over the country. He said the strangest place they visited was New Orleans. His dream is to go on a backpacking adventure through Europe. His music interest is not what would be expected, he listens to artists like John Lenon, The Lumineers, and Monsters and Men. His favorite food in the world is street Tacos and if he could be any animal he’d be an Orangutan.

Carson said the biggest supporters in his life are his parents. He looks up to his brother Cody because he’s the most generous and kind person he knows. His reason for playing football is because he’s really good at it, he wants to follow in his brother’s footsteps, and he just loves the sport. After High school he wants to take off and explore the entire world. Good luck on your journey Carston.

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Teacher Spotlight: Shir Lynn Baird

As a few might know, Shir Lynn Baird is a math teacher at Davis High School. She’s taught math for many years, but the way she started teaching was odd. Ms. Baird’s parents are both teachers, growing up she never wanted to be a teacher. She was a Nursing Major, and one day her mom told her that she would be a good math teacher. She decided to make a deal with herself. She went back and took Calculus Two, and she agreed that if she passed the class with an A, she would become a math teacher. In the end, she passed Calculus with an A, and became a math teacher. 

A few things I didn’t know about Ms. Baird until the interview, was that she was obsessed with reading. She stated that she reads about a book a week. That is something you don’t usually expect from a math teacher. 

Her least favorite thing about teaching math is grading tests. As a math teacher, she must be on her a-game when grading assignments and tests. On the other end, she said a goal she accomplished while working at Davis High School, was teaching CE. A goal she is working towards, is going back to New Zealand. She explained that it was beautiful, and she was also very passionate about the fact that no animals can kill you. The worse you can get is a swollen hand from a spider bite, according to her.  

One thing that surprised me, is she talked about how she enjoyed going to concerts and shows. She loves going to concerts and stated that she goes to at least one a month, even more “if the budget allows it.” She also talked about how her and her family are very close. They spend time together constantly and talk every day. 

I just recently met Shir Lynn Baird, but she’s a great math teacher and has a great personality. If you go to Davis High School, I’d recommend stopping by to say hi. But be careful, she’s very sarcastic. 

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Grace Clark Volleyball Star

Do you like volleyball? Well, you’re going to love this article. As I interviewed Grace Clark, I realized that Grace had a passion for volleyball that nobody could ever break, she loves the sport to death.  Grace has been playing volleyball for almost 6 years, her first camp was at golds gym in Layton when she was 9. Ever since then she has grown so much love for the sport.  

Grace recently started playing for the school, they have been doing amazing so far and they hope to do good this upcoming season. Graces favorite thing about volleyball is that everyone helps each other and the whole team is very supportive.  Also, her coaches have had a big impact on her volleyball career because they have pushed her to do so much and they got her to where she is today.  

The best memory she has of when she played volleyball is when Davis High play Viewmont last year, one of the players on Davis had spiked the ball and it hit one of the Viewmont players in the head. Grace said everyone in the crowd was either laughing or trying super hard not to laugh. 

Grace has been halepng out her team allot, if she keeps up the good work, she can help the team try and win region and make a run at state.

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Teacher Spotlight: Cory Borup

Davis has some amazing teachers, but some of them don’t fully get the recognition they
deserve. Cory Borup is a Spanish teacher at Davis High and has taught here for 14
years as well as an additional 6 years before Davis.

He also teaches at Weber State, which is insane, but he still finds time to go to the gym every day! In his
free time, he loves going to the gym and spending time with his family. When he retires,
he is going to buy an RV and travel the world with his family. He says there is nothing
he would rather be doing right now than teaching.

Borup enjoys teaching at Davis because of the atmosphere and the maturity of high schoolers as they get older. He
likes being able to teach deeper concepts; it connects to a more mature audience. I thought it was interesting to see some of Borup’s thoughts, and even in such a short interview, I learned a lot!

I go to school with his son and daughter, Eli and Sadie. I mostly hang out with Sadie and she is really cool. Hopefully I can take a class from him soon and see for myself how great he is.

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Trevor Schwab: The man who does it all (Except illegal activities)

Trevor Schwab was born third out of four children. Now, being a middle child does not necessarily mean that he is an “underachiever”. In reality, Trevor is the most advanced specimen in his family and is aspiring to accomplish more than his predecessors.

Schwab’s skillset is shown through a variety of scientific, mathematic, and historic knowledge. Schwab’s historic knowledge reaches to the depths of the darkest recesses in his mind. This historic memory was acquired at a young age by exclusively watching the history channel, Discovery nature documentaries, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

In elementary school Trevor supplemented his growing knowledge with vigorous baseball training. Over 9 years Trevor enhanced his mind and body to show the world that one can be brains and brawn.

At the age of 16, Trevor had received the greatest gift in history. A 1999 bright cherry red Chevy Tahoe. Using this Tahoe, he has traveled to lands unseen by the average Kaysville resident.

“I like car, car no go fast, red car red car red car” said Trevor Schwab.

In recent years Trevor has drifted from playing baseball to arguing with others over current issues in debate. As a debater Trevor has earned countless awards and has shown his prowess with rhetoric. For the past two years he has gone to nationals with Ethan Adler as his partner. He currently plans on going for a third year in a row.

Trevor now has combined his speaking strength with his historical knowledge to have the ability to speak like a college history professor.

“He is like an old history professor but trapped inside of a 17 year old body.” Alex Arnesen stated.

This can be seen clearly as his favorite painting is La Guernica, (Pablo Picasso’s magnum opus), and his enjoyment of Romanesque architecture over other forms of architecture.

“Julius Caesar was a chad, Julius Caesar was Roman, Therefore I like Romanesque architecture because it’s for chads.” Trevor Schwab.

Many people have experienced senioritis, in which they just don’t care about school anymore. Lately Trevor has been feeling a tad overwhelmed. With college applications being due soon for UC Berkeley, The University of Washington Seattle, and The University of Utah, taking 3 AP classes, 5 CE classes, and many extracurriculars, Trevor has had an extremely busy year. Although Schwab is busy, he will persevere through the year. Like the pioneers.

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Administrator Spotlight: Dr. Wilkey

Most students here at Davis High know Dr. Wilkey simply as our head administrator, and don’t think about him outside of school. But he’s truly a friendly, family-loving people-person, with a love for pizza and college football.

Dr. Wilkey doesn’t have a lot of time for hobbies, since most is spent on otherwise. When he can, he watches college football and spends time with his family. When asked who his favorite college football team is, he responded, “Who do you think? The Utes!”

When Dr. Wilkey was younger, he didn’t know what he wanted to do when he grew up. He went on an LDS mission in Germany and it really gave him some perspective. He says, “I made a choice to leave the country and go somewhere for two years. I had something to look forward to, And then when I came back, I think I was kind of dialed in like ‘hey, I want to be a teacher’.” While on his mission, he had to learn German, which later became a subject he taught.

Dr. Wilkey taught history and German, and he loved it. He loved being able to make a difference one on one, and doesn’t have that as much now that he’s an administrator. When asked what drove him to be an administrator, he answered, “Most of us I think, when we do something say ‘okay, do I want to push myself to advance?’” Advance is exactly what he did.

Dr. Wilke is much more than our head administrator. He said himself that he would like to be loyal, loving, and kind, as we already know him to be.

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Coach Bayard the football expert

Coach Bayard has been coaching the Davis High Football team for the past three years. His most favorite
thing about being a coach is the atmosphere. He also loves the competition between the players and the
other teams.
At the beginning of the season the Darts didn’t score as many points as Bayard was hoping for.
“The first two games we only scored 23 points combined, and the last three games we have a total of
113 points.” Bayard tells the reporter.
The way that the offense is developing is looking good for the darts as they prepare for Region.
Currently Davis is sitting in region behind Syracuse. They have played the bottom half of the region
already and they are preparing to take an on the 1st on the team and 3rd team in the next two weeks. If they beat both teams they will be ranked first in the region. It is going to be a challenge for the Darts.There have been some tough tests this year for the Davis High Football team. Last year the team was super senior heavy. Also, with the Farmington split last year, the senior players on the team this year is a small number.
“It was hard getting all of the players on the same page.” Bayard explains.
The team also has struggle with getting a lot of the players healthy this year. He is overall very happy
with the progress that the offensive line is making, but they still have things that they could work on.
Before the games Coach Arquette treats all the coaches with a meal. They discuss the game for that
night and what their goals are for the game. After, Bayard tries to relax and get the boys prepared for
the game.

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Meg Harris is a gifted and brilliant student here at Davis High. She is a senior this year and is a member
of the Davis Cheer team. Some of her favorite hobbies are painting, working out, and reading books. She
has a passion for literature and is constantly searching for another good read.
Meg is very optimistic and has a positive outlook on everything. She is incredibly intelligent and an
exceptionally artistic student. Other than painting, she enjoys Broadway musicals, especially Hamilton.
When asked about the Davis Cheer team, she stated, “It has been fun to be involved in things at the
school. The relationships between the girls are amazing.” Meg has brought a lot of unity to the cheer
team and is always looking out for everyone around her.
Meg hopes to pursue a career in business and graduate with a master’s degree. She will be attending
Utah State University with the Huntsman Scholar Program next year. If that’s not impressive enough,
Meg also works at a capital investment firm, which is quite an achievement!
Meg wants students at Davis to know that she is not as scary as she looks and wants to be a friend to all.
When asked about how she hopes to influence Davis, she said, “I want to be kind to everyone.”
Meg is a wonderful student and friend. If Meg is not a familiar person to you, you should get to know
her. She will definitely be one of your greatest friends!

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IGOR: The new sound of modern music

Tyler, The Creator, one of the music industry’s most versatile and varied artists and producer tweeted out the following a few minutes ahead of the release of his newest album, IGOR:

“THIS IS IGOR. PRONOUNCED EEE-GORE. DON’T GO INTO THIS EXPECTING A RAP ALBUM. DON’T GO INTO THIS EXPECTING ANY ALBUM. JUST GO, JUMP INTO IT.”

Tyler’s made quite the following for himself in the past decade since his debut, and in that time hes repeatedly pushed the boundaries of music as the modern world knows it. From the violent bars and verses of albums like Cherry Bomb, Or Goblin, to the swooning melodies and upbeat tunes of Flower Boy, Tyler has gone from a punk to a young man struggling with his sexuality, and someone that just wants to save the Bees. Two years removed from his last album, Flower Boy, fans were ecstatic to say the least when world of a rumored new studio album emerged earlier this month, and on May 17th, 2019 IGOR was released.

Tyler himself suggested that fans just go, just jump into the album, and from first hand experience I can attest that a long walk, a car overlooking the sunset, or just laying in bed all suffice, as long as distractions are limited, IGOR can be experienced just as its meant to be. Using the world “Listening” doesn’t do justice to this album, it is something that is experienced. If rap isn’t your genre don’t be discouraged, Tyler stated it himself, don’t go into this expecting a rap album or any album for that matter.

Taking heavy influence from old school R & B, soul, funk, and rap music Tyler manages to assemble an album that hits the check marks to qualify for all those categories, yet doesn’t truly fit into any genre. IGOR is IGOR, that really the only genre it can be classified in, which is to say that IGOR is an entirely new genre in the age of modern music, one that it alone will ever fit into. The first track exemplifies this to a tee, deep bass as if from a Si-Fi movie opens the track, but soon enough drums, cymbals, and masterful layering of vocals produces an atmosphere that sets up the rest of the album, an atmosphere that says this isn’t just music, this IS IGOR.

With features from artists such as Kanye West, Playboi Carti, and Lil Uzi Vert, the album on paper seems like the perfect recipe for a masterful rap album, but the way these guests are used just play further into Tyler, The Creators musical prowess. A prowess he uses to display the complex emotions behind IGOR so that by the end of the album you’ll feel that you were at the center of a heartbreak yourself.

“EARFQUAKE” is the second song on the album, one that sets the stage for the story of loves troubles IGOR will chronicle throughout is approximately 40 min run time. Stating “‘Cause when it all comes crashing down, I’ll need you.” Tyler sets the stage for next song “I THINK” where he believes hes falling in love, and this time he believes its for real. The idealistic view of love can only last so long however, until the album explores Tyler’s descent into heartbreak and misery, eventually accepting his feelings, and asking the person in question: Are we still friends?

Withing 40 minutes, IGOR sets up, explores, and describes the emotional roller coaster of love for someone that doesn’t love you back. It does this will solidifying Tyler, The Creator as one of the most innovative artists in the industry, with the music industry as his canvas. Music couldn’t be in better hands than those of Tyler, The Creator.

If you haven’t listened to IGOR yet, go on a nice walk, or find a place with no distractions and experience the new sound of modern music.

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Student Scottlight: Scott Swain

Scott Swain is a senior here at Davis high. But a regular senior he isn’t. He is the director of the Bread and Cheese Club, a Sterling Scholar finalist, the best journalism editor around, correcting every grammar problem that you haven’t seen, a DECA member, and a member of the senior committee.

He loves our school, though he likes many of the classes here his favorite  are  ceramics, film history, and AP English. Through all of these classes he will be graduating our school with a 4.0, one that he has held since 7th grade, and he has achieved 34 ACT score.

These great accomplishments have gotten him a great deal of scholarships, including the Presidential scholarship from USU which pays for his tuition and the Huntsman Scholar and Direct Admit scholarships which gets him an additional $8,000, and finally a 500 dollar scholarship from USU due to his excellence in the sterling scholar competition.

These scholarships have lead his way to Utah State University, which he will be attending  this fall after graduation. While there, he will be delving into economics and statistics, planning on coming out of there with a Master’s in economics and statistics.

If Scott had his way then he would be a screenwriter, as he writes screenplays and directs short films now. He has written many, but he is currently writing “a microcosm of the transition of life from childhood to adult life in the form of a senior trip.”

While screen writing is his favorite, poetry and journalism are other places where his writing excels. In addition to editing for Davis High News, Scott writes for the Ogden Standard-Examiner.

While an amazing writer, his other talents are very impressive too. Scott loves using his hands to make things. He loves sewing, where he has made his own bow ties. He dabbles in activities such as origami with canons being his coolest consistent project and painting, where his favorite painting he has made is a painting of boats.

Realistically though, Scott wants to be a actuary and moving to Texas where the economy is great, in hopes of making a good income to support a family.

After making this all of the money, as someone as intelligent as him is sure to make, he wishes to retire to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Though clearly not everyone’s first choice, it has personal importance to him. His family has history there on the beautiful cape. The history of his family isn’t the only history there that he is intrigued by, so retiring there is his plan.

The greatest editor, a man of many traits, and an absolute genius. It’s not hard to see that he is going to go far.

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Godfrey, jack of all trades

Josh Godfrey is a teacher and our boys baseball coach here at Davis High. He has been coaching for 5 years. This is his second year teaching and coaching here.

For coach Godfrey sports has been a huge part of his life for a long time. Coach Godfrey went to Davis and was an all-state baseball player.

When he was asked what it was like to return to his alma mater as a coach and teacher he said, “I love coaching at Davis. It can be tough because I’ve been in the community for 40 years so there is some pressure.”

This sentiment is common with a lot of coaches because they a lot of pressure to succeed and live up to your expectations.

I also asked coach Godfrey what made him want to coach and he said ” It’s a chance for me to stay in the sport of baseball at a competitive level and its a chance for me to see them grow both athletically and as men and individuals.”

Coach Godfrey also has great things to say about his staff. “My varsity assistant Cam Talbot is the hitting coach and the kids love him because he keeps it fun for them.”

As you can see Coach Godfrey is not only a great coach and teacher, but also a great man.

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Teacher spotlight: Davis Dart Through and True

Mr Dobson is one of the Sophomore English teachers. He has been teaching here for twenty four years, but before that he spent years teaching at Highland High and East High school.

Many years before that, he was a student here at Davis High school. Not just a regular “come to classes to graduate” student, but a very intelligent and involved one. A madrigal, in the theater here, and an honors society member, which is one of the reasons he came back and taught here.

“Teaching is part of my genetics,” states Dobson.

Dobson has always wanted to be a teacher. Both of his parents were teachers, and he was sure he wanted to follow their footsteps, and be an English teacher too. So after a few years teaching in other schools, he came here.

“I really like the school here and the students who are fun. You, Max, are my favorite reason to teach.” says the English teacher.

A good thing too, because his class has taught me, and I’m sure many others, so much more and in a very memorable way.

Knowing he wanted to be a teacher he decided to go to college. So off he went to England to go York university, but not as an English major. He majored in medieval studies instead, making his now profession a secondary degree. His major covered medieval England, their literature, the wars, and the culture, while enjoying studying abroad and experiencing the world.

Outside of teaching Mr Dobson loves to travel and be outside. Though he has gone all over, he has a few favorites, New York and London being his top two. And the places that he has gone to have brought him to many fantastic hikes, which is one of his favorite things to do.

Mr Dobson though, is still an English teacher, and as many English teachers like to do, he reads. The Poisonwood Bible and The Mountains Echoed are some that he has read.

More impressive than all of that though, Dobson loves to do volunteer work helping the homeless and the less privileged, doing so quite often for volunteers of America.

A man of knowledge, a man of nature, a man of heart, and an excellent teacher. Mr Dobson is quite the man to meet.

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Student Spotlight: Margaret Brown, mountain biking machine!

Margaret Brown is a talented mountain biking senior here at Davis High. Her hobbies include mountain biking, journalism, skiing, enjoying the outdoors, and playing with her dogs Hazel and Scarlett.

During the mountain biking season she spends a large amount of time on the trails, she stated she rides 6 days a week when the weather allows it.

Currently Margaret’s dad, Gardner, is the Mountain biking club’s coach. Her favorite places to go mountain biking are Moab, Sun Valley, Deer Valley, and Saint George. Margaret and her team travel all around the state visiting many cool trails to compete at.

Margaret has a passion for mountain biking. She says,

“It is a really amazing sport that allows me to be outside and see more of the world. More girls should join the team! The sport is growing and is always in need of girls!”

Davis Highs Mountain Bike Club has been around for about 6 years. The first team was made up of barely 10 students. Now, there are 50 plus students and is growing rapidly every year. Utah Cycling League is also growing and has almost 3,000 racers at each venue.

Davis High has done very well at state the past two years. The 2018 year season, Davis got 3rd in the state. That is an amazing accomplishment for this growing sport.

Margaret Brown is an awesome person and a great friend to everyone and if you have not met her before, I recommend that you do!

 

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Sam Pontillo (aka Snam Pontillus)

Davis High has many different clubs & groups. One of these clubs is stage crew (Audio Visual Team or Stage Craft if you’re interested in taking the class next year;)) & in stage crew you’ll find the iconic Sam Pontillo. Sam is an intelligent, passionate, hard-working, & hilarious being. Anyone who is lucky enough to know him (& his awesome girlfriend, Audra Leslie) knows what an opportunity it is to be graced with his presence.

A little about Sam:

  • he is a junior at DHS
  • he often goes by his last name, Pontillo
  • participates in stage crew
  • loves spending time with his friends & girlfriend
  • loves video games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Dark Souls, Legend of Zelda, etc.
  • plays the piano very well (even though he’ll say he doesn’t)
  • also can sing VERY well (but pretends he can’t)

Pontillo spends a lot of time in the DHS auditorium. Even though he is extremely talented in all aspects of stage crew, he has an exceptional capability when it comes to lights. He can often be found in the DHS auditorium hanging lights, focusing them, & fixing things no one else would have had the eye to notice.

Sam has contributed to many of the beautiful light designs in our productions this year: Shakespeare, Newsies, One Acts, You Can’t Take it With You, & the upcoming Dance Company concert, titled She.

The nickname “Snam” came about this most recent September during Night O’ Shakespeare. Thanks to his great talent, & admirable commitment, he came to each rehearsal & performance when he could have spent his time doing other things. As we were all tired & worn out, Sam started putting an “n” into words. Fnood (food), Cnam, (a friend named Cam), & soon after, Snam Pontillus was born.

Meme knowledge, great taste in music, & humility are just some of the traits that make up Sam Pontillo. A more funny, caring, talented, & relatable soul has not existed. Incredibly humble, talented, & a fantastic friend, Sam Pontillo is the greatest gift Davis High has ever received.

 

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Mrs. Bennett: Queen of Teaching

Mrs. Bennett, one of the teachers at Davis High, teaches quite a bit of the available classes here at Davis: AP world, psych, history of film, and study skills. She has been a teacher now for 14 years.

Mrs. Bennett started teaching in California where she is originally from. She taught there for 2 years, moved to Utah and taught at Syracuse Jr High for 3, Syracuse High for 5 years, and continues to teach here and has been for the past 4 years. She is an amazing teacher who has great value for what she lectures on, and cares about all of her students.

Teaching is no easy task,

“I do sometimes hate it, but at the end of the day I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

She didn’t always think that she would be a teacher,

“I thought I was going to be rescue swimmer for the coast guard, and a fire fighter.”

Her biggest pet peeve that goes on in her class room are cell phones. She says that she could get behind a no cell phone policy. It is easier to focus and do things in class without one. One of her biggest goals with teaching is,

“If I can make a difference in one student’s life, then it’s all been worth it.”

She is such an amazing teacher, we are all lucky to have her here at Davis.

 

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Mike Crookston: The new director of the DHS Band

One of the newest teachers at the school, and a previous student at Davis High School, is Mr. Crookston. He has taken over the position of band director, after Mr. Hendricks retired. Mr. Crookston has helped the band accomplish previously unattainable goals and made sure they are held at a standard of excellence.

Mr. Crookston has shared that one of his main factors when teaching band students is that he takes great pride in the performance of his students and wants to do whats best for them and for the school.

“I love the students in the band program and care much more about the lessons they learn when making music together than about the actual music itself.” 

This school year is Crookston’s first year as a band director at Davis High school. One of the things that he integrates into the band is a “culture of kindness”. What this means is that every student is expected to treat one another with respect and understanding, rather than competition and rivalry. The goal is to try and erase the stigmas surrounding different sections and remind the students that every part of the band is as critically important as the next. He hopes that this behavior and standard will continue to be taught and upheld for years to come in the Davis High band.

 

 

 

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Spencer Vernon Darts Secret Weapon

Spencer Vernon was Davis high basketballs secret weapon. The 6’2 junior never shied away from a challenge Coach Sims put in front of him. The basketball team took a trip to North Carolina to play some tough competition. They were playing a North Carolina team that was top in the state and then an unfortunate accident occurred. Spencer took a nasty fall and broke his wrist.

“I went up for a dunk and I got my legs taken out and I tried to catch my self and I felt a pop on my wrist.” says Spencer.

At first Vernon thought it was just a jammed wrist and he wanted to keep playing but coaches wouldn’t let him because it was too swollen, you could tell something was wrong.

“I was very sad when they wouldn’t let me go back in and play.” admits Vernon.

Spencer broke his wrist and was out for 6 weeks. He missed the first half of region play. He came back later made a huge impact on the darts and was a huge part of their great success.

“It was a blessing in disguise, when I was out I took that opportunity to get stronger and did a lot of lower body work and ultimately made me a better basketball player.” states Spencer.

 

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Student Spotlight: Carston Christiansen

One of the reasons Davis High is such an amazing school is because of its exceptional students. Carston Christiansen is a great example of what Davis High has to offer. He is a very outgoing, warm person that makes everyone around him feel welcome and included. Carston is a junior and plays football for Davis. He was an offensive force for the Darts at running back this last year. He is a man of many hobbies, as he enjoys movies, rollerblading, watching the bachelor, doing puzzles, vacuuming, and mowing his lawn.

Unlike most students at Davis High, Carston did not grow up in Kaysville. He moved from Rexburg, Idaho at a very crucial time in his life, the summer before starting high school. Because of his outgoing personality and his involvement in football and track, Carston was able to make a lot of friends with which he credits to why he enjoys Davis High so much. “My favorite part about being a student at Davis High is the social aspect and spending time with my friends and making memories with them.”

Carston says he enjoys Utah more than Idaho because “here there’s a lot more open mindedness; people aren’t as judgmental, and you can think for yourself more.”

He has enjoyed his time as a student at Davis High very much and is excited for what the future holds.

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Kennedie Shepherd: davis high’s curly sweetheart

Kennedie Shepherd is the girl with the dark curly hair. She’s a junior at Davis High School. She’s a great friend and has a trendy grungy/athletic style. She likes to hangout with friends play soccer and work towards future goals. Kennedie has a big family and scoops them chocolate ice cream every night (Kennedie’s personal favorite ice cream). She loves her dog Scooter and loves to play tug of war with him. Kennedie is supportive of her friends and family and will always be there if you need her.

Kennedie is on the Davis debate team and goes to most tournaments. She loves being apart of the team. She said “I love having a second family to spend all of my weekends with at tournaments.” Kennedie also participates in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). She goes to meetings and to talk about medical terms and talks to other potential medical majors. Kennedie wants to major in sports medicine and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. She is currently taking medical classes at Davis High to work towards her goal. “Sports Med and EMR are the best classes and Miss. Kurtz is one of my favorite teachers.” she said. She shows great enthusiasm to the medical field and we wish her the best of luck on all her future goals.

Outside of school Kennedie is on three soccer teams. She’s on an adult league, competition soccer and recreational soccer. She has practice twice a week and will only miss if she has work. In soccer Kennedie works really hard and has always been supported by her family. She has been playing soccer since she was five years old and said “Soccer has always been my favorite activity.” Kennedie works at a daycare and takes care of kids. She loves her job and loves the people she works with. Kennedie also will ref soccer games and will sometimes supervise soccer practices for the rec league. She works hard in and out of school and has so much energy to do all she does.

Kennedie loves to hangout with her friends and will always make time for the people most important to her. She loves to go swimming in the summer and would rather walk than drive a car. She loves her curly hair and embraces the curly personality it gives her. Kennedie is a sweet girl and has many great qualities. She keeps herself busy between soccer, work, and school activities. Kennedie plans to go into the medical field and become an amazing Orthopedic Surgeon. We love our Davis girl with the curls and wish her the best of luck in all her endeavors.

 

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Student Spotlight: Gary THE Boy

Eli Borup, better known as “Gary” (A nickname given cause of his Fortnite username), is an above average student here at Davis High School with many accomplishments to his name. Eli is a junior here at Davis High, and loved by many of the students.

When asked his thoughts on Eli, Korey Peters (one of Eli’s closest friends) replied: “He’s funny and caring, and always knows how to bring those up who may be feeling down.”

Although Eli is known by many for being the son of Mrs. Sarah Borup, a Special Ed teacher, and Mr. Cory Borup, a Spanish teacher here at Davis; Eli has shown out to be a funny, loving kid who has given himself his own image here.

Eli is also quite the athlete, playing many sports from soccer to football. As a kid he played soccer, but quit when he was in 7th grade when he took a step back from athletics. He then took up football and played linebacker for the team during his sophomore year. This last winter Eli played on a basketball team known as the “Honcho Ballas,” which also included other students from Davis High.

Eli is also a well rounded individual. When asked what he does outside of schooling and athletics, he said, “I play the violin, I enjoy playing video games, and also hanging out with friends.” Eli is a very well rounded individual, and very outgoing. He’s the type of person people love to be around.

With Eli being in his junior year he looks forward to his senior year, where he plans to keep up his academics and make new memories with his friends.

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Greg Page Is The Man!

Want to go for a hike or drive in the mountains? Want to have someone to talk about music or guitar with? Greg Page is your guy! Greg is one of the 2018-2019 Sophomore officers, soon to be candidate for 2019-2020 Jr officer. He is always on the run doing what he loves, literally.

Along side of all his many talents and interests, he is also on the Davis track team. He loves doing anything that involves being in the mountains, hiking, camping, going for drives, and skiing. He says he is so passionate about skiing because he is able,

“To be up in the mountains and be with friends.”

He has been skiing basically all his life up at Snowbasin, and is a total powder junkie. One of his dreams is that he will be sponsored as a Backcountry skier.

He self taught himself the guitar and has been playing for the past year and a half, he loves having jam sessions with his friends. He is really passionate about music and loves finding new music, listening to it, and sharing with people. He usually listen to music like, alternative, R&B, and singer songwriter. He enthusiastically said that just a few of his favorite bands and artists were,

“John Denver, Rex Orange Country, The Lumineers, The Beatles, Mipso, and The Backseat Lovers.”

Greg is always down to do something and have fun! Some of his favorite things to do with family and friends are,

“Go camping, go on drives, and go to concerts.”

Hope all of you get to know him and see just how awesome he really is!

 

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Will Ferrin Spectacular Student Athlete

Will Ferrin is a senior here at Davis High School. Will grew up in Lindon and Orem Utah. In ninth grade Will moved here to Kaysville and the rest is history.

Will has had a successful career in kicking, and it is far from over. Will recently committed to play football for Utah State University in the fall of 2021 after he serves his mission. He is receiving his mission call very soon, and many people are anxious to hear where he is going.

Back to kicking… will starting his kicking career in the 5th grade where he kicked for Timpanogos high school. He kicked there until 8th grade. When he moved here in ninth grade he took a year off kicking. Will then started kicking again his sophomore year, but this time for dear old Davis high school. He was the varsity kicker for all three years of high school. His senior year he made 13/17 field goals, 16/16 extra points, and 33 out of his 40 kick offs were touch backs. If this doesn’t show the power and accuracy that Will has, I don’t know what does.

Not only is Will a great kicker, he is a great kid. He is always looking for ways to make people happy and puts other peoples needs first. He is a hard worker and has great things ahead in his future!

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Lisa Wadley: the kindest counselor

Here at Davis High we have a variety of school counselors that are available for students to talk to. One of the kindest, most beloved counselors by the students is Lisa Wadley.

Mrs. Wadley has been a counselor at Davis High for only two years, but has already stolen the hearts of the students and staff. She has become quite fond with her occupation, saying she loves being able to form connections with students and to help them succeed.

“I’m just here to support everyone.”

When asked what her favorite part of the job was, she unhesitatingly answered that it was the students. She enjoys helping educate them in better ways to progress in their lives academically to help pave a path for their future. Wadley originally got a teaching degree in English, but later went back to school to get a masters in psychology.

Wadley says that her least favorite part of her job are the busy schedule change days and having to say no to students. She also says that she doesn’t absolutely love the early mornings, but who does?

For anyone interested in being a school counselor, she recommends getting a masters in psychology, getting diversity training, studying family support and career planning.

So head on down to the counseling office and show your appreciation to Davis’ kindest counselor, Lisa Wadley.

 

 

 

 

 

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