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District announces winners of MLK speech contest

I have a Dream

The Educational Equity Department of the Davis School District has announced the winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest winners.

Students were asked to memorize and present a 1- to 3-minute excerpt from King’s speech. School winners then competed at the district level.

The winners are:

K-2

First place, Rhea Li Young, Mountain View Elementary, 2nd grade
Second place, Eli Porter, Kaysville Elementary, 1st grade
Third place, Austin Cales, Bountiful Elementary, 1st grade

3-4

First place, Beatrice Etter, Endeavour Elementary, 4th grade
Second place, Coleman Hall, Mountain View Elementary, 4th grade
Third place, Emerson Hamaker, Canyon Creek Elementary, 3rd grade

5-6

First place, Bode Buys, Odyssey Elementary, 5th grade
Second place (tie), Maya Morton, Whitesides Elementary, 6th grade
Second place (tie), Lanna Mi, Heritage Elementary, 6th grade
Third place, Griffin Matern, Reading Elementary, 5th grade

Junior High & High School

First place, Jenny Carpenter, Woods Cross High, 11th grade
Second place, Alyssa Steffensen, Centennial Junior High, 7th grade
Third place, Kayle Orantes, South Davis Junior High, 9th grade

You don’t just luck into things. ...You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.Barbara Bush

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Superintendency Message

Be grateful for little things

By Business Administrator Craig Carter

Halloween decorations and all the costumes are packed away. (For my friend Dee Rice, that may take several weeks to accomplish.) The leftover candy is sitting in faculty rooms, offices, and breakrooms around the district. Christmas music is playing on satellite radio. Our attention is now turning toward the holidays.

 As we approach Thanksgiving, we traditionally turn our thoughts to what we are thankful for. I wonder if people feel more thankful this year or less thankful. The political season seems to bring out more negative feelings than positive ones.

Many of our Davis School District family are and/or have dealt with tragedies and heartache this year. Should they feel thankful? For many of us, life is hard. Consequently, feeling thankful or grateful doesn’t come easy at times.

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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

Davis By The Numbers

72,264 students enrolled in 92 district schools

94% graduation rate

$67M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2018

33,250 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment

7 times on the AP Honor Roll

21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese

$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants