Davis High’s Constitution

This great country was built upon one of the greatest written articles to ever exist. The constitution of the United States has not only led the citizens therein to a greater life, but it has also acted as an example for other countries to model their own governance. The constitution has provided the United States with a stable and effective method of governance. Due to this, Davis High formed their own version of a constitution.

That’s right, Davis High has their own constitution. Drafted by the student government, it lays out the rules and regulations for running for office, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the officers.

In order to keep it relevant with the times, they try and revise it every two years. This year they’re revising it for a number of reasons, based on a number of new issues involving the fairness of elections.

“We’re dealing with a lot of new things, like social media, that weren’t included in the first place. We’re updating it to make sure we’re doing things correctly,” explained Erik Gunn, SBO advisor.

Like Gunn stated, this years’ updates to the school constitution will include regulations for campaigning on social media. It will also include things like how many and how large of posters may be put up around the school, if and what you can give out to your “supporters,” and more. The updates will also include specifications on the duties and responsibilities of the student government officers, specifically Dartman. While Dartman the mascot has been around since the start of the school, Dartman the officer is a fairly new position, so his responsibilities needed to be defined and added in.

The goal of these changes is to make the election process more inclusive. To dissuade situations like cyber bullying due to the election, and to give everyone, no matter their background or situation, an equal opportunity of becoming involved in the school.

“Hopefully more people feel like they can run for office and be apart of student government,” expressed Gunn.

The school will host its constitutional convention on February 25 during lunch. Each student government member and two representatives from each student government organization, as well as a representative from each school sanctioned educational/curricular club, will be present to vote on and ratify this years changes to the Davis High Constitution.

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Davis High Swim: The Reasons Behind Our Teams Success

This year the Davis high swim team has been working very hard to do good in competitions. Now their hard work has paid off. The team got ninth place for girls and sixth place for boys during the State competition.This is an impressive feat, but not exactly surprising considering the results of the Regional competition. For Regionals, girls got second place and boys got first this past competition. So how did the team do so well? Lauryn Hall shared some of her personal ways to keep herself motivated.

Lauryn Hall has been very dedicated to swimming. She got into the Davis high swimming team last year after some of her friends suggested it. However, she started swimming way before that, eight years ago. She has done very well, last year achieving the state record.

One of her personal ways to stay motivated in swimming is to switch sports. Whenever she kind of gets bored of swimming, she switches to work on a different sport and then goes back to swimming.

Being on the swim team is really hard work. They practice for two hours every weekday, and still have to keep up with their other school commitments. There is a lot of waiting as well during the swim meets, according to Lauryn. She said that it is so worth it, despite the long waits. Lauryn was super happy to win the state record last year, saying there’s no feeling quite like it. Imagine pushing yourself so hard and then accomplishing such a big goal. Not to mention, you get to be with a group with the same motivations and goals as you. You get to be together and be part of something bigger than yourself.

Lauryn suggests joining the team if you like swimming. She said that it’s really easy to get on the team and so worth it.

Remember to congratulate any of your friends who are on the swim team for putting in such a great effort!

 

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Trevan Leonhardt represents Davis at State

Trevan Leonhardt, a senior on the Davis High Varsity Basketball team loves the sport he plays and is a brother to his teammates on and off the court.

Trevan has been playing basketball since he was just 2 years old and still has the same enthusiasm for the sport today as he did the first time he dribbled the ball. When he was younger, he played on junior jazz teams and many other recreational and city league teams. As he’s gotten older, he has played on travel and competition teams as well as school teams including those at Centennial Jr. High and Davis High School where he currently plays on the varsity team.

Basketball has become a major part of the young athlete’s life and he has developed a strong love and respect for the sport.

“Basketball is hard.”

He says.

“It takes a lot of practice and work, but since it is hard, it makes it that much more fun and satisfying when you do well or achieve a goal.”

As with most clubs or sports, being a member of the basketball team ensures meeting new people and, hopefully, making new friends. Trevan explained that the dynamic and success of the team revolves particularly around the overall vibe of the team and the relationships among members. To ensure a successful season, it has been a goal for Trevan and his teammates to reach out to each other more and become better friends.

The seniors on the team, including Trevan, have really taken ownership of this goal.

“Our senior class for sure has been super welcoming to everyone, especially to the younger guys because they are still finding themselves. We have a few ninth graders on the team as well, so we really try to look out for those guys. The team is definitely a family culture-we all have each other’s backs.”

Trevan states.

This ongoing effort is not only reflected in the on-court success of the team, but also in their activities off court. Recently, the team went on a trip together where they bonded and developed even stronger friendships.

“The trip affected my relationships with the other guys in a really good way. Most of the time, in the season, you just practice with each other and you know each other on the basketball court. Of course, you become friends and you hang out, but when you go on a trip with your teammates, you get to room with some guys that you might not have known as well and you get to see how they act off court.”

Trevan explained.

This team trip provided teammates the opportunity to learn more about each other and to interact with each other in a whole new situation. With state tournaments coming up just around the corner, Trevan reflected on the past season with enthusiasm and hopefulness.

“We’re having a really good season! We won region recently which was one of our biggest goals. Our other goal was to win state so hopefully soon we can say that about ourselves. We feel really proud about how we’ve played in the season so far, and we are feeling super confident going into state. As long as we stay focused and keep winning these games, we’ll get there.”

Trevan says.

Trevan feels at home on the court and him and his teammates have become a family. His influence on the team is undeniable and Davis High roots for him as he leads his teammates to state.

 

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Trevan Leonhardt represents Davis at State

Trevan Leonhardt, a senior on the Davis High Varsity Basketball team loves the sport he plays and is a brother to his teammates on and off the court.

Trevan has been playing basketball since he was just 2 years old and still has the same enthusiasm for the sport today as he did the first time he dribbled the ball. When he was younger, he played on junior jazz teams and many other recreational and city league teams. As he’s gotten older, he has played on travel and competition teams as well as school teams including those at Centennial Jr. High and Davis High School where he currently plays on the varsity team.

Basketball has become a major part of the young athlete’s life and he has developed a strong love and respect for the sport.

“Basketball is hard.”

He says.

“It takes a lot of practice and work, but since it is hard, it makes it that much more fun and satisfying when you do well or achieve a goal.”

As with most clubs or sports, being a member of the basketball team ensures meeting new people and, hopefully, making new friends. Trevan explained that the dynamic and success of the team revolves particularly around the overall vibe of the team and the relationships among members. To ensure a successful season, it has been a goal for Trevan and his teammates to reach out to each other more and become better friends.

The seniors on the team, including Trevan, have really taken ownership of this goal.

“Our senior class for sure has been super welcoming to everyone, especially to the younger guys because they are still finding themselves. We have a few ninth graders on the team as well, so we really try to look out for those guys. The team is definitely a family culture-we all have each other’s backs.”

Trevan states.

This ongoing effort is not only reflected in the on-court success of the team, but also in their activities off court. Recently, the team went on a trip together where they bonded and developed even stronger friendships.

“The trip affected my relationships with the other guys in a really good way. Most of the time, in the season, you just practice with each other and you know each other on the basketball court. Of course, you become friends and you hang out, but when you go on a trip with your teammates, you get to room with some guys that you might not have known as well and you get to see how they act off court.”

Trevan explained.

This team trip provided teammates the opportunity to learn more about each other and to interact with each other in a whole new situation. With state tournaments coming up just around the corner, Trevan reflected on the past season with enthusiasm and hopefulness.

“We’re having a really good season! We won region recently which was one of our biggest goals. Our other goal was to win state so hopefully soon we can say that about ourselves. We feel really proud about how we’ve played in the season so far, and we are feeling super confident going into state. As long as we stay focused and keep winning these games, we’ll get there.”

Trevan says.

Trevan feels at home on the court and him and his teammates have become a family. His influence on the team is undeniable and Davis High roots for him as he leads his teammates to state.

 

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Trevan Leonhardt represents Davis at State

Trevan Leonhardt, a senior on the Davis High Varsity Basketball team loves the sport he plays and is a brother to his teammates on and off the court.

Trevan has been playing basketball since he was just 2 years old and still has the same enthusiasm for the sport today as he did the first time he dribbled the ball. When he was younger, he played on junior jazz teams and many other recreational and city league teams. As he’s gotten older, he has played on travel and competition teams as well as school teams including those at Centennial Jr. High and Davis High School where he currently plays on the varsity team.

Basketball has become a major part of the young athlete’s life and he has developed a strong love and respect for the sport.

“Basketball is hard.”

He says.

“It takes a lot of practice and work, but since it is hard, it makes it that much more fun and satisfying when you do well or achieve a goal.”

As with most clubs or sports, being a member of the basketball team ensures meeting new people and, hopefully, making new friends. Trevan explained that the dynamic and success of the team revolves particularly around the overall vibe of the team and the relationships among members. To ensure a successful season, it has been a goal for Trevan and his teammates to reach out to each other more and become better friends.

The seniors on the team, including Trevan, have really taken ownership of this goal.

“Our senior class for sure has been super welcoming to everyone, especially to the younger guys because they are still finding themselves. We have a few ninth graders on the team as well, so we really try to look out for those guys. The team is definitely a family culture-we all have each other’s backs.”

Trevan states.

This ongoing effort is not only reflected in the on-court success of the team, but also in their activities off court. Recently, the team went on a trip together where they bonded and developed even stronger friendships.

“The trip affected my relationships with the other guys in a really good way. Most of the time, in the season, you just practice with each other and you know each other on the basketball court. Of course, you become friends and you hang out, but when you go on a trip with your teammates, you get to room with some guys that you might not have known as well and you get to see how they act off court.”

Trevan explained.

This team trip provided teammates the opportunity to learn more about each other and to interact with each other in a whole new situation. With state tournaments coming up just around the corner, Trevan reflected on the past season with enthusiasm and hopefulness.

“We’re having a really good season! We won region recently which was one of our biggest goals. Our other goal was to win state so hopefully soon we can say that about ourselves. We feel really proud about how we’ve played in the season so far, and we are feeling super confident going into state. As long as we stay focused and keep winning these games, we’ll get there.”

Trevan says.

Trevan feels at home on the court and him and his teammates have become a family. His influence on the team is undeniable and Davis High roots for him as he leads his teammates to state.

 

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Athlete spotlight: Julia Nettleton

Julia Nettleton, a senior on the girls varsity basketball team for Davis High School, loves to play basketball, but never intended to go as far as she has gone in her basketball career.

The girls basketball team is on fire this year! They have won 17 games and only lost 4 games. It has been a great season for the Darts. Their biggest competitor is Layton High School with a record of 9-11. The girls team is going onto State as they recieved the title of Region Champions. The girls are so pumped for this challenge and the fact that practices are going to be a lot harder than what they are right now, but are ready to slaughter as they continue their path toward State.

Julia first started playing basketball in junior high, where she played for her school Kaysville Junior High during her 9th grade year there. Although her intention was just to play for fun, and not intentionally develop a basketball career, basketball turned into something she is really passionate about. If she could change anything about her basketball experience, she would have started playing basketball earlier. Julia loves being on the basketball team and playing the sport she loves.

Julia expresses her favorite parts about being on the team by saying that,

“The best thing about being on the team is getting to know everyone and they’re all my sisters.”

She continues by sharing the rewards she receives through the sport itself,

“The most rewarding thing is practicing everyday, then going on to win.”

The Girls Basketball team spends all day together. Julia shared that on game days they spend all day together, when they are at school, practice, and then competing. Spending all that time together allows the girls to have a special bond with each other that they wouldn’t be able to have without their love for basketball.

Julia has been a valuable player for the Darts and has served her team and her school well. Good luck to Julia as she furthers her basketball career as the Lady Darts make their goal toward State and she finishes her senior year!

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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Photography: A Sight for Sore Eyes

 

There are a lot of clubs here at Davis high, ranging from chess club to the cookie club. Photo club, with around fifteen members, is a very artistic club with a lot of talent. One of Julia Last’s, the photo club’s president, depicts a student with paint on her face in the photograph. The lights are turned off, and a blacklight turns the paint into an array of different colors, having a mesmerizing effect.

Julia has been taking pictures since Junior high. When she got to Davis, she knew she wanted to continue with photography, so she joined Photo club. She had a great time, and said that everyone was helpful. She was so good that eventually she became president. Some of the advice she gave to people who are either in photo club or just want to get better at photography, is just come to the club to get help. 

There are a lot of reasons to join photo club. The club gives you a place to express your creativity and take some cool pictures. If you’re new to photography, the club can show you what to do and help you with good techniques. If you’ve been taking pictures your whole life, now you can show off to everyone your artistic abilities.

Another big reason to come is to make friends. Clubs are a great way to get with people who share your interests. Julia Last says her favorite memories in photo club are just goofing around and having fun. If you want to join, they meet up every Thursday after school in Millers room, which is 1223. Hope to see you there!

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