“With four kids in sports we have a lot of shoes everywhere — I was frustrated,” Danielle George said. “People donated to DJ when he was growing up, allowing him to stay in sports, which kept him out of trouble. We knew there was a need.”
By having students start thinking about careers or college in elementary school, they are able to tie in subject matters with their future, Principal Piper Riddle said.
Oh what a difference a year can make. In its inaugural season last year, the Corner Canyon boys basketball team struggled through the growing pains of a new program on its way to a 7-16 season.
“Last year was tough, but I think it helped us begin building the foundation for our program,”
In just the second year of the program, the Corner Canyon football team won its region title and made a big splash in the 4A state tournament.
The Juan Diego Catholic High School basketball teams advanced to the 3A state tournament last year after solid seasons. Both programs have been working hard to get back to the postseason and advance further this time around.
First- and second-graders’ teddy bears were X-rayed, weighed, had their hearts listened to and their blood pressure taken at Lone Peak Hospital recently.
The first time Annabella Oliver performed in “The Nutcracker,” she watched Clara, the Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum Queen and other older girls dance and knew she wanted to perform one of those solos.
Helping to give others a better, warmer holiday season are the hopes of many Draper students.
“They’ve asked for a greater level of transparency in how we do the budget. This will allow us to track all the time spent in the district, the equipment used. We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for the people to understand."