In our HVSUP May 2015 Newsletter, we talk about the fantastic April Meeting we had with our Elementary Essay Winners, and a visit by Ephraim Hanks. The attendance was not as good as we had hoped, but the three young essay winners were there anxious and excited to read their essay to the group. We had a winner from LaVerkin, and Three Falls, and Valley Academy Charter schools. The students were wonderful.
Those in attendance had a ballot, and rated each student on their presentation. While the ballots were being counted, Gerry Buckner came dressed as Ephraim Hanks, and entertained the group with stories about his life. His performance was wonderfully done. After the voting, the third place was given to Merik, second place to Julia, and the Overall winner was Brooklyne. We applaud these three fine young students, and all the others who participated in the contest. There were 63 total essays, with 15 of them being chosen as winners. For the first time, every elementary school participated in the contest!!!
Four new members are introduced, the May Symposium at National Headquarters is spoken of, and directions given, and also information about the National Convention in Brigham City.
May’s events are given, with a pot-luck dinner on the 21st at 6:30 in the Legion Hall. Our own Wayne Edwards, a former principal at Hurricane High School, will give a presentation on the “History of Education in Hurricane”. We will also honor the High School Students who won our scholarships.
Also in May, on the 23rd, we will go on a brief trek to the Hurricane Mesa Test Site, where we will be given a tour of the facilities, and history of the site by Chris Woodbury.Download newsletter