Nebo School District holds Spring Cap­tains Acade­myshould

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Lana Hiskey

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.

Maple Moun­tain High School’s Tyler Christ­mas, Tosh Davis and Ben War­nick took first place in Weld­ing Fab­ri­ca­tion and Sa­van­nah Marker took sec­ond place in Job In­ter­view in the re­cent Skill­sUSA state com­pe­ti­tion. This marks MMHS’s fifth year in a row that the school has won a gold medal in Weld­ing Fab­ri­ca­tion. The team and its ad­viser, Jared Mas­sic, will go to Louisville, Ken­tucky, at the end of June to rep­re­sent Utah against the best teams from each state. Last year they won third place at na­tion­als.

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