Super Student: Jordyn Wilson

Jordyn Wilson is a sophomore who started attending Mormon Trail last year. Jordyn is involved in R.O.C.C.S, T.A.G, student council, volleyball, and cheerleading/drill team. Outside of school, Jordyn loves to read, listen to classic rock music, and hang out with her friends. She also loves to sing and dance. Her favorite thing about school is getting to see her friends all day. BreAnn Rhodes, Jordan Gehlhaar and Cheyenne Williams are a few people at Mormon Trail that she looks up to. If she was granted one wish, Jordyn would wish that cancer never existed. If she could have a super power, she would choose to fly, because she doesn’t like driving. Jordyn is a good student because she tries her hardest in whatever she does, and refuses to give up.

Motivational Speaker Visits MT High School

On September third, Kyle Scheele, a speaker from Missouri, traveled to Mormon Trail High school to visit with our students. He had previously been to Lamoni and Central Decatur Schools as well. Kyle was helping the members of R.O.C.C.S (Restoring our county, communities, and schools) accomplish their goal: getting students excited and engaged in school. Kyle spoke to our students about things we hear everyday that may not always be true. “We are constantly told that if we do the right thing and try our hardest that everything will be perfect and a success, but that is a lie,” said Scheele. Students learn to do their best, but to expect that struggles will come in life. He told students that while it was good to think of ten years down the road, sometimes we need to stop and think about tomorrow’s plan, and next week. Kyle made our students think about the moments in their life that will really matter in the end, like making a difference in our community or someone else’s life, and having positive memories with others. Mormon Trail staff and students were pleased to see a new face, and something to get them excited for the new school year.

Football Victory

11230909_10205622210010938_7946065121549903696_nOn August 28th, the Mormon Trail Saints manhandled the Murray Mustangs for the second year in a row, by the score of 62 to 44. The Saints are compiled of six seniors, two juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen. Kale Horton led the scoring with 6 touchdowns and Brett Leer 2. The ground game racked up 335 yards rushing, led by Leer with 179, and Horton with 141.  Travis Pollock went to the air 2 times, completing both passes for a total of 17 yards. The defense was led by Leer with 9 tackles, Horton 7, Cale Hitt 6 and Jamie Young 5.5. The Saints forced 4 turnovers: 3 interceptions by Leer, Hitt and Young, and a very timely fumble recovery by Keaton Gwinn. Great start to the season. Come out and support the Saints as we look forward to an awesome season. Good luck Saints!

FFA week

February 23rd through February 28th was FFA week. FFA members had a busy week preparing events and getting the school to participate. On Monday they started off with greenhand day and member appreciation. To start off the week, the FFA leader, Mrs. Baker, bought breakfast for all of the members as a thank you for their hard work. The new FFA members or “greenhands” wore individual Tshirts decorated with their names and green handprints. Their hands were painted green and they were expected to make an animal noise and hop on one foot when their name was called. Tuesday was drive a different vehicle day. James Evans was the overall winner driving a John Deere tractor. On Wednesday staff and students wore the color of their favorite tractor and the FFA members cooked breakfast for the faculty. On Thursday the FFA members wore their official dress. Throughout the week there were donation jars for each teacher and whoever had the most money at the end of the week had to kiss an animal. Mr. Moore was the lucky winner and had to kiss a chicken at an assembly. Afterwards, he chose Travis Pollock to kiss the chicken as well. At the assembly the members also shared an educational video about FFA. Saturday night they hosted a spaghetti supper to raise money for their chapter.