April 2012

PJHS Students Honored at the 2012 Great Kid Awards

Attributions: 
Curtis Burton
Pictured: Brett Nielsen, winner of the Great Kid Award.
Pictured: Kaitlin Oberg, winner of the Great Kid Award.

Payson Junior High seventh graders Brett Nielsen and Kaitlin Oberg were honored at the 18th Annual 2012 Great Kid Awards on April 25 at the Tahitian Noni building in Provo, Utah. The event was presented by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and honored student achievements from around the valley. In addition to receiving their Great Kid Awards, honorees were treated to an inspirational message from Clint Pulver.

Brett was recognized and awarded for being an exceptional student. Some of the things he was nominated for include his willingness to help in class whenever needed, submitting excellent work, and for being a student that uplifts his classmates and helps them achieve their best. Another thing that qualified Brett for the award was his love of and drive for success, whether in school or sports (basketball).

Kaitlin Oberg was nominated for the award because of her willingness to help her teachers (her English teacher in particular). Other qualities that warranted her nomination include being a friend to those who need a friend, helping others be successful in class, and her overall compassion for others. Kaitlin’s English teacher used one word to describe her, “fabulous!”

Congratulations to Brett and Kaitlin!