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We’ve Got Spirit…How ‘Bout You?

by Sidney Bernabeu

Rockwell may be a small school but their school spirit makes the school seem a lot bigger.

Rockwell’s students are enthusiastic about cheering on their school. They cheer on their peers whenever the chance to arises. Students aren’t afraid to show some school pride; they cheer on the school’s teams as much as they can. Student government organizes activities and assemblies for students so they can show school spirit by getting involved and have some fun while doing it.

Rockwell encourages its students and community to get involved in service, each year the school does a “change wars” fundraiser to raise money to bring holiday cheer to Rockwell families. Rockwell’s students always come out to support their school it doesn’t matter when it is, students always come.

“I love Rockwell,” said senior Aubri Bailey. “I love how small it is. I love the teachers and I love how everyone knows each other. I also love playing volleyball and softball here. Honestly, I’m not ready to leave high school. High school is my safe place. I’m graduating, and I’m excited, but I’m scared at the same time.”

Rockwell students love to support the school at various events.

“I think Rockwell has a lot of school spirit. We come together at basketball games and make sure we support the teams. But I feel like we need to support the school as a whole – not just the athletic events. School spirit isn’t just about cheering on the athletic teams – it’s about cheering on the school.”

– Katherine Pinheiro, junior

Whether students have been here since 7th grade, or have transferred in mid-year, they love what they find here at Rockwell.

“I came from Orem High mid-year, and I love that the teachers are a lot more accessible here,” said junior Peyton McCann-Ashton. “Having moved in the middle of the term and being socially anxious, it is difficult for me to start a conversation to make friends, but here, I didn’t have to. Everyone is friendly and that makes it easier to talk and have fun with others.”

BREAKFAST: friend or foe?

by Melanie Mortensen, Editor & Lifestyle Writer

School is now in session and waking up early to get ready before school is already hard enough. Are Rockwell students making sure to eat breakfast before school? Breakfast plays an important role in how students and athletes perform every day.

Mrs. Peterson, Rockwell’s health teacher, says, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” She says that since overnight is the longest you go without food, breakfast is needed to refuel your body. Athletes need breakfast for the protein, and students need breakfast for the energy and academic purposes.

Maddie Beck, Rockwell’s drill team coach, says breakfast will help students and athletes academically and physically. Breakfast can give off good energy, help with better health, and improve concentration which could lead to better grades.

Coach Stuart, Rockwell’s PE teacher and boys basketball coach, said that breakfast is important because athletes can work better not on an  when they don’t have an empty stomach.

Research shows breakfast is very beneficial for teenagers for academic performance, physical performance and nutritional needs.
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working to memorize lines and parts should not forget to eat breakfast – it just might help improve a student’s performance. 

Megan Neilson, a junior at Rockwell, says, “I eat a bagel every morning because I don’t have BAE GOALS with anyone else.”

Sometimes it is difficult to make time in the morning before school for breakfast, but eating breakfast just might make a big difference.