Jacob Simmons, a former Albion student and current Brighton High student, along with our own Mrs. Eden Ellingson (Grade 8 U.S. History) will embark on a year-long course of study that concludes with a trip to Normandy, France to honor a WWII Silent Hero who died during or after the Normandy Invasion. Courses, materials, and international travel are paid for by the generosity of Mr. Albert H. Small.
Jacob and Mrs. Ellingson join 14 other students and teacher teams from around the country on this educational journey. Teams select one Silent Hero from their hometown or state who is memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery. Ellingson and Simmons then conduct in-depth historical research on the life of this Silent Hero.
The Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute is coordinated by National History Day® and is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Albert H. Small, a veteran himself.
Simmons, under the guidance of Mrs. Ellingson, will create a memorial profile on NHDSilentHeroes.org. These pages live on as a digital memorial to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. After participating in the program, Simmons and Ellingson will be charged with presenting the story of their Silent Hero to local schools, community groups, and veterans’ organizations
National History Day. (9 January 2018). Cottonwood Heights chosen to tell a hero’s tale in Normandy, France [Press Release].
This year’s Albion Cereal Drive was a HUGE success! Our students had the goal of collecting 3,000 cereal boxes to donate to Title 1 schools in our district. Albion students, with the support of their parents, collected just under 3,450 cereal boxes! We were so thrilled with the participation in this drive, and the two schools that received that cereal were incredibly grateful. Thank you to all those who helped us achieve our goal!
Our Albion cereal drive is December 11-15. We are sponsoring this drive to benefit students of Title I elementary schools within Canyons School District. The cereal will provide a special population of students with a gift/treat during the Winter Break. We are asking for fun cereals that these students might not otherwise receive such as Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Frosted Mini Wheats, etc. Please donate generously, if possible. Students will bring the unopened boxes to their 2nd period teachers. The two classes with the highest total of boxes donated will receive doughnut parties!
Congratulations to our 2017 “Within Reach” Reflections Contest winners in the following categories:
Caroline Boyack, Emmaline Young, Taylor Smith, and Megan Petersen
Juliana Merkley, Claire Babcock, James Covey, and Ellie Dahl
Owen Anderson, Caroline Boyack, and Emmaline Young
Jack Bowers, Bentley Christiansen, Natalie Vance, and Katelyn Simmons
Visual Arts 2D:
Mia VonLunen, Sophia Garner, Lindee Allen, Izabel Hanson, and Candy Martinez-Prieto
Visual Arts 3D:
Ara King and Eve Chamberlain