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Some students strive to be the best the can be in school. Academic awards are promoted so the students can be recognized for their hard work in the class room and leadership example to the school. South Lancaster Academy is coming to an end of this academic school year and had their traditional academy awards ceremony to reward the most outstanding students who showed great effort and maintain a high grade throughout this year, and even throughout all the high school career. All teachers in each department have evaluated each student thoroughly to see who deserves the class certificates, departmental plaques, college scholarships and perfect GPA award.
Departmental Award- Samantha Crowley
Say hello to the void, a virtual reality theme park based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. If you don’t know what virtual reality is, I’ll tell you. It’s basically a world designed in the digital realm. So basically a first person view of a digital world that is designed by game developers. There are different types of companies that are trying to create a virtual reality so people can game at home. But The Void is trying to do something different, they are trying to run a sort of, “arcade” if you will, which is a great idea. They are using a companies VR tech named Rapture. It will have a headset chest piece and other objects, such as swords, shields, and guns etc. It should be a very eventful and prosperous company because no one or company has tried something like this. I wonder how many maps will actually be created. They could do so many things with the different amounts of maps and different terrains that can be made. I also wonder how well the graphics of the maps will be, because of the scaling of the map to life-size proportions. All in all, it should be awesome.
What do you think of the void? Let us know in a comment down below.
Google has announce they will make their own cellular plan. That’s pretty cool in my opinion. It’s fun to wonder with all the possibilities that google could use to improve all of their phones and the cell phone scene. The project is called google FI. It is an awesome service that could make a difference. So basically the run down is they charge you for however many gigabytes that you choose. They start with 3 gigabytes for $30.00, and so on and so forth. That is a really interesting way to go about it. That is also a way to attract a lot of customers. The really interesting is if you don’t use all of the data you are getting charged for the month, the data you have used is paid back to you. That is super exciting. That would save a lot of money for people to do. I think that people would love this because then they would be able to spend money on other things and would be able to have more fun and do things people actually like doing. This project opens up so many opportunities. A cool thing would Google enabling places that use Google Fiber to get better connection.
What do you think of Google Fi? Let us know in a comment down below.
On May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm inside the Machlan Auditorium on the AUC campus, drew a crowd growing more and more massive by the passing minute. Families of students from preschool on up to sixth grade filed in an chose their seats, some grabbing their video cameras and others their phones to record their children’s’ performances. When the clock struck 7:00pm, the Spring Fling Browning Concert was ready to begin.
The welcome was given by Theresa Robidoux followed by an opening prayer, and then the first group of kids filled the stage. The fourth graders opened the concert with their original songs on the recorders inspired by spring and the lack there of earlier this year. The three original songs were followed by the Fifth & Sixth Grade Band who played the all-famous jam, Happy by Pharrell Williams. This brilliant performance was followed by the adorable kindergarteners singing a little tune, and then the third grade and their recorders. This was preceded by the wonderful second graders singing along with a group of instrumentalists in a song titled The Instruments.
The next song was equally as amazing when the kindergarteners and the second graders teamed up to sing a funny little tune called Green Eggs and Ham, protesting against the consumption of them in song.
The fourth graders then took the stage again and presented three more original songs and were preceded by the first graders singing about kites. The fifth and sixth graders then teamed up to sing the classic Polly Wolly Doodle and then the third grade recorders played the traditional Yankee Doodle.
And at last, the grand finale had arrived, and all grades took the stage together and sang an amazing song captioned as My America in our handouts. The kids smiled and sang and swayed back and forth to the music, enjoying it every bit as much as the audience did. When the song came to a close, the sound of clapping was near deafening. The kids had done a fantastic job. All the kids’ hard work had paid off, and then some. The closing prayer was given by the soon-to-be principal of SLA, Jeffrey Lambert, and the sound of humming could be heard from some as they left the hall. This years’ Browning spring concert was definitely worth the wait.
And now a special shout out to our fantastic music teacher… Thank you Mrs. Cady!
Have you ever attended a school concert before? If so, what was your favorite piece? We’d love to hear about it, so feel free to leave a comment below!
Teachers play a key role in student success, and although some may seem like they don’t need to be acknowledged – a simple “thanks” can go a long way in a teacher’s life. Teachers may not get paid the most, but they certainly make more of a difference than almost anyone else. They spend their lives improving the lives of others, sharing knowledge, and working for a bright future for the next generation.
South Lancaster Academy is a small school in which students have really good connections with their teacher. Because of a 1:17 ratio they have a chance to be more involved and know one another more. The SLA Pioneer decided to ask some students how much they appreciate their teachers and what can they say about their teachers unique classroom environments.
“I appreciate how far Mr. Lambert has achieved as a teacher and made his way into becoming principal. I will definitely miss him as a history teacher and making his class environment the best high school experience”- Sophia Cantrell
“She always wants each individual in Vocé and choir to reach their full potential. She always goes above and beyond by hosting Friday night rehearsals in her home, staying after school to have an necessary extra rehearsal, and making sure she has a relationship with each one of her students. She is definitely a teacher that is appreciated by her pupils. I can speak for all the Vocé seniors that we will be heartbroken once we leave Vocé behind.” – Raissa Silva