r On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, hundreds of 4th- and 5th-grade students from every elementary school in Nebo School District gathered at Spanish Fork High School to compete for top honors in Nebo’s Annual Elementary Keyboarding Competition. The single elimination event hosted three rounds of timings with the highest recorded score being 109 words per minute!
DJs Mark Boothe and Colton Sermersheim provided music throughout the afternoon and evening. In addition to the three rounds of timings, students, parents, teachers, and principals participated in school cheers, music and rhythm activities under the direction of Laura Brockbank and Melanie Fillmore, members of Nebo’s Fine Arts Specialist Team, and line dancing under the direction of Erin Boothe and Annalece Misiego.
Thanks so much to Nebo Credit Union for sponsoring our program each year. First place in each grade level received a $100 Visa gift card. Second place in each grade level received a $75 Visa gift card. Third place in each grade level received a $50 Visa gift card. Fourth place in each grade level received a $25 Visa gift card. Fifth through fifteenth places in each grade level received a nice, crisp $10 bill.
The fourth-grade winners are Allison Christiansen, Jacob Rawle, Grace Boardman, Austin Olsen, Claire Chandler, Makell Cahoon, Reiker Bolling, Soren Anderson, Lauryn Gomm, Zachary Whitney, Annie Buehler, Mark Jensen, Owen Cowles, Emilia Watts, and Gavin Gull.
This year’s fifth-grade winners are Elias Asay, Marc Bastian, Carter Telford, Eli Hill, Megan Stone, Easton McDonald, Pedro Ceja, Lukas Wilkinson, Jada Johnson, Riley Bard, Caleb Boyle, Chloe Parker, Merissa Mueller, Brock Mortensen, and Gwenn Fales.
Nebo’s Elementary Keyboarding Team is made up of eight remarkable teachers: Christine Blazzard, Kim Clyde, Haley Hales, Patty Holt, Laurel Mills, Mollie Murdock, Lorraine Tuttle, and April Williams. Each teacher spends her school year at either three or four elementary schools. Nebo’s Keyboarding Coordinator is Susan Boothe.
Thanks to Macey’s grocery store for helping with bottled water and snacks each year.
Next year’s elementary keyboarding competition will be held on April 17, 2019, at Spanish Fork High School.