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October 20, 2010 IMPAIR OG OS TIMES 5 Vikings of the Month Announced for October m n I ... " . - tJ' r - .pi .. ; f i J Kr" j " -- i - The Vikings of the Month for October are Spencer Diehl, Hannah Bel-listo- Spencer Pincock, Shelby Smith, Jeremy Jensen and Janessa Gray. Photo courtesy of Timpanogos Times by Angle Walker The Vikings of the Month for October are sophomores, Spencer Diehl and Hannah Bel-listo- n, juniors, Spencer Pincock and Shelby Smith, and seniors, Jeremy Jensen and Janessa Gray. Spencer Diehl, born on June 19, is 15 years old. He has lived in Lindon since he was two years old. Spencer plays the guitar, likes basketball, and hangs out with friends. Spencer is the second oldest of six chil-dren. Spencer was nominated two months in a row for Viking of the Month by two teachers. He enjoys math and science and is currently taking Physics. Spencer wants to go to BYU af-ter he graduates. He has lived in Lindon since two years old. Hannah Belliston was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1995. She is the youngest of two girls born to Jeff and Bonnie Bellis-ton. She is a good student and teachers have known she is very dependable. Hannah's hard work is not only evident in her school work. She started clog-ging at the age of five and con-tinued until she was 10. During those five vears she advanced from a beginning clogger to a professional level clogger, dancing with the college kids. Hannah received recognition as a Junior All American Clogger at a regional competition. Hannah is also an excellent pianist. Hannah began studying the piano at five years old with her mom as her teacher and she is currently studying with Jill Winters of Lindon. She prac-tices a minimum of an hour and a half a day, six days a week. A little over a year ago began teaching a few students of her own. In her spare time, Hannah likes to read and watch movies. She enjoys many kinds of books including historical fiction, fantasy and some classic liter-ary works. Unlike her mom, Hannah's very willing to read a book multiple times. She is a great storyteller and keeps her family entertained at the dinner table. Hannah has a great sense of humor and one of her favorite sayings is, "Oh Spencer Pincock was born in November 1993. He loves sports, music, snowboarding, the beach, movies, friends and family. He also loves history, art and literature. Spencer start-ed grade school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while his dad was in dental school. He learned to love US History out there, vis-iting places like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and some places in New York City as well. Spencer began playing football, basketball and baseball when he was young. He led his eighth grade PG football team to the UCFC Championship game as their quarterback. As stalling quarterback and start-ing safety for the PG Freshman team, he was the second lead-ing rusher with 900 yards, eight touchdowns, three for seven touchdowns and had two or three interceptions. Spencer loved playing bas-ketball for Coach Gunter last year on the sophomore team. He was given the "Coaches Award" for his quiet leadership, hard work and toughness. He was told by the coach he was the best defender. He never missed a practice . He was the first one there and the last one to leave. He hopes to play on the varsity basketball team with Coach McAllister this coming season. Spencer plays the drums and guitar, likes to write poetry, and loves to read. Spencer is good about many things, but the best thing about him is he doesn't know it. He has a good heart and is easy going. Shelby Smith was born in Utah. She's lived in Pleasant Grove most of her life. She is the oldest child. She did el-ementary and junior high at Mt. Mahogany and Lincoln Acad-emy. Shelby loves to read and spends a lot of time in Canada with family. She likes to travel. Two years ago she travelled with her Spanish class to Peru for an educational trip and got to see Machu Picchu. This year she did a river rafting trip down the Grand Canyon with her family. She out fished the seasoned fish-erman. She was the one catch-ing fish and the older gentlemen who have fished their whole lives would come to her spot and asked her what she was us-ing, so we ate fish every night on the river. Shelby is very thoughtful, kind and shy with people she doesn't know. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is in the Service Club at the high school. Shelby is methodi-cal and quiet, but she knows how to get her point across. Shelby is a good communicator and she is a good peacemaker. She is a very good goal setter. Her hobbies are fishing, riding horses, watch movies, and likes her pet dogs. Her mom said, "Shelby's wonderful in our family and very dedicated to her school work." Jeremy Jensen was born October 29, to Erik and Valer-ie Jensen. He is the second of three children. Jeremy has lived in Pleasant Grove his entire life, which he is proud of. His fa-vorite color is blue even though he works at Purple Turtle. Jer-emy is currently on the Student Council and enjoys going to all the sporting events. He was in-strumental in setting up and or-ganizing light the "G" project, of which his parents are very proud of him for. Jeremy helped create and maintains the student council website as well as the video announcements in the student center. Jeremy loves cross country and running and beat-ing his dad. Some of his hob-bies are photography, graphic design, architecture, listening to music, hanging out with friends and family. He is also an Eagle Scout. Jeremy loves going to Pleasant Grove High School and the association he has with his friends, student council, and teachers. "We love him very much and are so pleased with all his accomplishments so far in his life," said his par-ents. Janessa Gray is the young-est of five. She has four older brothers who think she is pretty special. She started dancing at the age of three and has been dancing ever since. When she was four, she was asked to par-ticipate on a competition team. She was quiet and shy so her mom thought it would be a good thing. Janessa has been on the drill team and Dance Company all three years in high school. She is a senior officer on both teams. Janessa works hard at her school work. Janessa 's works hard to main-tain a 4.0. She has had perfect attendance also the whole time she has been in school. Between dance practice before and after school, she works part time at Town Cin-emas. Janessa can beat any-one at Wii in bowling and wake boarding. She holds the record. Her favorite thing to eat is peach pie. After gradua-tion she wants to go to college, serve a mission, find her prince charming, have a family of her own and live happily ever after. Pleasant Grove High and Junior High School Calendars Wednesdov.October 20, Red Ribbon Week State XCountry at Sugarhouse Park Swim Meet at AF PGJHS "Once Upon a Mattress" Musical Auditions, 3 p.m. OGHS Musical Rehearsal, 2:30 p.m. OQHS Choir Concert, 6 p.m. Thursday, October 21, Red Ribbon Week Soph Football at Alta, 4 p.m. JV Football vs Alta, 4 p.m. PGYFB Stadium, 6 p.m. Soph Girls Volleyball at Brighton, 4 p.m. JV Girls Volleyball at Brighton, 5:15 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball at Brighton, 6:30 p.m. Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. PGJHS "Once Upon a Mattress" Musical Auditions, 3 p.m. OGHS Musical Rehearsal, 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 22, Red Ribbon Week Football at Alta, 7 p.m. PGJHS Mountain Man Assembly, 2 p.m. OCJHS Musical Rehearsal, 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 25, A Grove Election Central Student Center Tuesday, October 26, B Grove Election Central Student Center Soph Girls Volleyball at Alta, 4 p.m. JV Girls Volleyball at Alta,, 5:15 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball at Alta, 6:30 p.m. Band Concert, 7 p.m. OCJHS Musical Rehearsal 2:30 p.m. OGHS Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, A Grove Election Central Student Center Swim Meet at Provo Thursday. October 28, B Grove Election Central Student Center Soph Girls Volleyball vs Hillcrest, 4 p.m. JV Girls Volleyball vs Hillcrest, 5:15 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Hillcrest, 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, A End of First Terml Grove Election Central Student Center Swim Meet at Cedar City First Round State Football STOMP Monster Mash, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 30 Marching Band at BBI Subscribe Today to the L ' '. J (J by PG Printers Custom Social Announcements Since 1942 Your invitation done your way! Best Prices, Biggest Selection, Fastest Turnaround Time! Printed right here in Pleasant Grove (801)785-311- 1 1 1 South Main pgprintersinvitcitionsyahoo.com Pleasant Grove, Utah Mount Mahogany Walk-a-tho- n a Success -- j 1; v , - r' by Angle Walker The weather cooperated for the annual Mount Mahogany Walk-a-tho- n held on Friday, October 8. The fund raiser is sponsored by the PTA, who is hoping to raise $6,000 to pay for PTA sponsored activities for the school year. Prior' to the event, students obtained pledges or flat dona-tions from family and friends. Every student from kindergarten to sixth grade participated. The students were provided with sunglasses donated by Pugs Mount Mahogany Walk-a-tho- n is a fund raiser sponsored by the PTA. Photo courtesy of Timpanogos Times Gear, a lap card to keep track of their laps, and a popsicle at the conclusion of the event. Christie Stevenson urged students on as music was played and she read "shout outs" to keep the enthusiasm high. The faculty, parents and students could purchase a "shout out" for 50 cents a piece. Many of the students as well as teachers participated. For example, one "shout out" was from Mr. "D" to his fifth grade class, "You're awesome!" Another one from Mrs. Anderson to her class said, "Good luck! You're the best class ever!" "I Love You," "You Rock," "You're the Best!" and "Have Fun" are just some of the "shout outs" given. Parent volunteers from each class helped mark the stu-dents lap cards each time they completed a lap. After an hour of walking, a list was used to record the number of laps each child did. Principal Scot Westover said, "This is five or six contin-uous years for the walk-a-tho- n. It is our major fund raiser for the year sponsored by the PTA. We have great support and great participation. Parents get in-volved with it and the bottom line is we have a great time and a lot of fun doing it." Kristie Ballantyne, the PTA member over the event, also commented. "It's been really exciting. I like to help out at the school and in my kids' classes. I think the walk-a-tho- n is a great fund raiser for the school. It's easy for the kids without selling products to raise money and to get out and exercise. I like em-phasizing that they can get out, exercise and be healthy." All the students had a great time. Josh Bishop, a fourth grader, said he did 17 laps. Josh rode his bike about a mile after school every day to prepare for the event. Madeline Morris, a sixth grader, made a plan to jog around the whole time so she and her friends wouldn't burn out. Her favorite part was the walking and popsicles after. The top donation prizes were an Ipod Nano 6th Gen-eration, 24 PG Pool admission tickets, Water Gardens Family Movie Pack which consisted of six tickets plus popcorn and slushies, 4 Cornbelly's Passes, and a Pirate Cove gift pack worth $60. The top three classes with the most donations received a rootbeer float party and stu-dents, who collected the most donations per class, received an ice cream certificate as well as a kid's meal certificate from a community sponsor. The top three lap winners per track received a 2010 med-al. Track one consisted of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades while track two was 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade. Each morning and afternoon kindergarten class also had students receive med-als. A certificate and free ice cream certificate went to stu-dents who had the most laps per class as well. A Spooktacular Event Coming to Valley View With Halloween on its way, Valley View Elementary students will get in on the fun a little early at their upcoming school carnival. Their Halloween Carnival fund raiser will be held on Monday, October 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the school. Students, their families, and the community are invited to attend. PTA President Cydney LeMone is excited for this fund raiser that will raise money to support PTA programs. "The PTA contributes to great school programs such as Reflections, Choir, Student Planners, and many more. Without our annual fund raiser, we would not be able to continue them," she stated. The Halloween Carnival was a tradition started many years ago, and was brought back last year with much success. "Halloween is such a fun time of year for lids. I hope the carnival is an event our students will remember for years to come. We have parents who attended Valley View and have great memories of past Hallcween Carnivals," Cydney said. The carnival will feature Halloween activities such as Pumpkin Bowling, a Mad Scientist Lab, the Pit of Terror and a Haunted Hayride, as well as traditional carnival games including Spin the Wheel, a Football Toss, Fish Pond and Cake Walk. A Silent Auction will also be held with gift baskets and gift certificates donated by families and businesses within the community. "Our goal is not only to raise money for our programs, but to see families out that night, having fun together and supporting their school. It will be a great event and we invite everyone to join us." Cydney said.