by Emmie Blackham
The Bobcats had a great game! They played against eagle rock were always 5-20 points ahead. It was a tough game, but they did great! There was a huge crowd and lots of school spirit. In the end, the score was 76 Bobcats - 40 Eagles. The cheerleaders were keeping them going. It was a great way to end the season with a win and a trophy! The players could not have been happier! Way to go bobcats!
The Novice Parlimentary Procedures team from Madison Junior High bested Rigby for the district title yesterday. That win sends the team to state to compete against the best of other regions. Congratulations! Lauren Mickelsen picked up a district title for Creed Speaking as well. Way to go, Lauren!
On January 30th, 2021, nine students competed in their first ever chess tournament that was lead by Mr. Allison. The tournament had 9 rounds. Each round was played for ten minutes with 3 second delay. Each round one student would sit out so four different sets of players played in a round. There were many close games and some resulted in each student getting half a point. Many of the students said that their biggest competitor was David and another was Jeffery. All students played their best and were happy to be there. In the end the results were:
The talents of the Madison Junior High Drama Department were in full display last week as they performed "How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party." The play followed the classic Who Done It? format as the players and audience worked to discover the murderer. Each of the three nights of production featured different guilty parties, and the players didn't know it was them until they were called out by the detective, played by McKellen Golder. The interaction with the audience was phenomenal, and the overall experience was a true joy. Bravo! to the cast!
Keaton Ashton, 12 years old, 7th grader at Madison Junior High School. 1 week from today, Monday, December 28, at 7:00 pm is the two hour premier of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network. See him compete against 12 other bakers for the $25,000 grand prize! There are twists and hard challenges and one competitor is eliminated at the end of every episode! He bakes some pretty cool things! Good luck, Keaton!
The Madison Junior High novice parliamentary procedure team won first place at the Night of the Greenhand FFA competition last week!
Lauren Mickelsen (8th)
Suri Wilcox (8th)
Louis Becraft (8th)
Olivia Oliphant (9th)
Dylan Nef (8th)
Natalie Olsen (8th)
Cody Little (8th)
The team has been practicing twice a week for about a month now. Their next competition is February 23rd.
By Shelby Frisby
Thursday evening the 7th and concert bands gave an outstanding performance at the High School. With songs such as ”The Tell-Tale Heart” and ”Instant Christmas” by the 7th Grade band, and ”Dark Ride”, ”Celtic Carol”, and ”March to the Scaffold” by the concert band, and a medley from ”Polar Express” with both.
Between the two bands’ performances, the percussion gave an amazing performance on ”Begin Transmission” and ”Avalanche Lake”. Along with their performance, the percussion added a remarkable tone to the entire concert.
The evening finished up after the ”Polar Express” medley performed by both of the bands. The medley included a mixture of sweet lullabies and jazzy music performed by the trumpets and saxophones.
The night as a whole provided an extensive difference in genres and moods, with the classical ”March to the Scaffold”, and the Hollywood ”Polar Express”. It showcased the accomplishments of the bands so far this year, giving an exciting experience for everyone there.
by Mary Palmer
Last night, the Madison Junior High choirs gave a fantastic performance. The choir teacher, Mr. French, conducted and accompanied the choir! Even with some of the students wearing masks, they had great volume and annunciation. The first choir that performed sang "The Candy Man," "Home on the Range," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "I See the Light." 7th grader Mariah Ricks said that her favorite part of choir is seeing her friends and performing at concerts - and it shows! The choir had great energy while singing.
Select choir also gave an impressive performance. They sang "La La Land (Choral Highlights)" and "Simon and Garfunkel: Reunion." The "La La Land" medley had several difficult key changes and rhythms, but Select Choir made it seem easy. You could see their enthusiasm from the back of the auditorium, and part of that comes from Mr. French. "He brings a certain spunk. He...cares about making it sound good...not just hitting the notes," said Freshman Megan Willmore. Allison Wilwand, another Freshman, said that she likes expressing herself through song, and you could say the same for several of the other performers.
These choirs didn't just hit their notes--they felt the music.
by Ella Smith
On Thursday night, November 12, the Junior High Madison Bobcats put up a wonderful fight on the court against the Thunder Ridge Titans.
The game started out quickly, Madison already having two points in the first few minutes of the game. However, Thunder Ridge pulled ahead by one point. Though the Titans were winning, it didn’t last long. The Bobcats, after a foul shot by Thunder Ridge, scored a basket, putting them at five. Both teams took a few tumbles, but finally, after a fierce fight, The Madison 7th grade team won, 37-24.
After the 7th graders won their game, Thunder Ridge decided it was their turn to win when they played Madison’s 8th grade team. Sadly, the game ended up being a loss for Madison 43-31. Brooklyn Lamph, an 8th grade player, said that she felt frustrated about the game because all their shots were off and Thunder Ridge had some good Shooters.
Though the game may have not ended out how Madison would have liked it, we know that they played hard. I would like to congratulate both teams. Way to go Bobcats!