Nebo School District holds Spring Captains Academyshould
Mapleton Junior High School, Diamond Fork Junior High School, Spanish Fork During the last week of March, Nebo Junior High School, Salem Junior High School District held its Captains Academy School, Mt. Nebo Junior High School, and Spring Session on leadership and Payson Junior High School. sportsmanship. The Captains Academy is Nebo School District Athletic Director held three times a year for students who Troy Bohling welcomed the team captains. hold various leadership positions in their All of the student team captains sat at the schools. table for their sport with their peers from
Held in the boardroom at the Nebo the other schools. The captains listened to School District offices, the academy included each presenter and then visited with each captains from each spring sport: other at the table and present their ideas to baseball, softball, boys and girls track and the entire group. field, boys soccer, girls golf and boys tennis. Dr. Ryan Slater with Revere Health, All of Nebo district’s junior high and who specializes in non- surgical treatment high schools were represented including of orthopedic and sports- related Springville High School, Maple Mountain injuries, gave a presentation on physical High School, Spanish Fork High School, training to prevent injuries and how Salem Hills High School, Payson High to have a successful high school sports School, Springville Junior High School, career. Dr. Slater was a three- sport athlete in high school and attended Brigham Young University on a football scholarship where he played wide receiver for the Cougars.
Nachelle Stewart Mackie and her twin sister, Natalie Stewart Christenot, both former athletes that excelled in track at Spanish Fork High School and BYU, gave a presentation on sportsmanship and what it means to be part of a team. They gave personal examples of running for BYU as well as examples from the recent NCAA March Madness. Nachelle is the 2012 NCAA National Champion in the 800 meter, a four- time All- American and BYU’s 2012 Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Natalie holds five track records for the state of Utah and is a U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Track and Field All- Academic and All- American Honorable Mention. try to be.” it helps them to have confidence in what
Springville High School Athletic Trainer Bohling said, “I was quite impressed they believe for themselves. Hearing the Mark Binks discussed the importance of with the thoughtful consideration students captains talking with one another about sportsmanship and then had the captains paid to the questions they were asked. how they can make a difference with their discuss their thoughts and impressions of These young people are often thrust into teammates and how they can impact their good sportsmanship. leadership because others see something team culture in positive ways is empowering
One student captain said, “Captains good in them that their peers will follow. and gratifying.” Academy taught me how to be a good As these student leaders shared their insights A big thanks goes to Laura Salazar, leader and how to motivate my team to with the group, I saw many nodding communications director at Intermountain become the best they can be and help their head in agreement or writing down Healthcare, for the delicious breakfast and them become leaders when I leave.” something that inspired them. When their snacks as well as lunch provided for the
Diane Stewart, an older sister to the peers voice the same thoughts they have, Captains. twins and another stellar track athlete from Spanish Fork High and BYU, presented on leadership and how a leader isn’t necessarily the boss but is a person that can lead and inspire through kindness and generosity. Diane was named to the All-Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Team and was a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athlete.
Another student-captain said, “I feel like this academy was informative and a good reminder of what type of captain I
Student leaders from spring sports teams at Nebo School District high schools participated in the district’s recent Captains Academy.
Student leaders from spring sports teams at Nebo School District junior high schools participated in the district’s recent Captains Academy.
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