Reds are Dominating Debate

by Elena Roundy

On Friday, December 2, 2022, the Cedar Red’s Speech and Debate team traveled with Coach Maher to Desert Hills High School in St. George for a tournament. Other schools in attendance were Hurricane, Beaver, Crimson Cliffs, Snow Canyon, and Canyon View High School. There were 12 events, which included: Congress, Big Question, Lincoln Douglass, Policy, Public Forum, Domestic Extemp, Foreign Extemp, Impromptu, Informative, Interps, Original Oratory, and SPAR.

Top scorers from Cedar were:

Dawson Marriott 2nd place in Congress

Natalie Anderson 3rd place in Informative

Lelia Karmeli 3rd place in Impromptu

Olivia McLean and Faith Dicus 3rd place for Public Forum

Samuel Nankervis 2nd place in SPAR

This completed the circuit which included the Red’s Ruckus Tournament held at Cedar High School in November, where the Reds took a victorious first place. The Reds were hoping to also win this tournament making them Circuit champions. Despite missing some of their high-scoring key performers this time around, Cedar placed 2nd for the Desert Hills Tournament and ended up in 2nd for the Circuit.

The Reds are hoping to bring back another win at the upcoming Moab tournament on December 16th and 17th.


Local FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS October 30, 2022-National FFA Organization – Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year 3,863 American Degrees were awarded.

Kenadee Stubbs, a former member of the Cedar High School FFA chapter in Cedar City, Utah, and current Vice-President of the Utah State FFA Association was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 27-30.               

Sponsored by Case IH, Elanco Animal Health, NAU Country Insurance Company, Pepsico Inc, RAM Trucks and Syngenta, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.

To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities.  Less than one percent of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.

Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states  and Puerto Rico.

The “Pub Club” is Born and Needs YOU

by Serenity Ringwood

The Publicity Club is an outlet for students to showcase their abilities and creativity, endeavoring to provide greater access to clubs to help share their talents and stories.

Have you ever wanted to be a journalist? The Publicity Club can help enhance your news writing and interviewing skills. Have you ever wanted to get your opinion out there? The Publicity Club displays thoughtful student issues involving the school and community. Have you ever wanted to share your pictures? The Publicity Club is actively seeking students with cameras. Adding on, the Publicity Club sees itself through other clubs and students; we’re here to help advertise events and enlist support for your clubs and charitable giving.

Of course, the Publicity Club didn’t start off guns blazing; we’re working our way towards a well-rounded club that can be an intermediary between students and informational news. After several months of ground work, the Publicity Club is happy to introduce our Cedar Paw Print, a news site for the students of Cedar High School. Slowly but surely, we are increasing members and our news coverage, so help us inform you and our community by spreading the word about Cedar High School’s much-needed newspaper.

We plan on writing about everything that goes on around the school such as student spotlights, the occasional teacher spotlight, and many other activities. These include sports, events, dances, and all of the other major, and minor, events.

The Paw Print wants to give a voice to students to express their opinions and promote student achievements all across the board. In the end, we want the community to know about the good at Cedar High – the good that includes you. Last but not least, if there are any suggestions for us such as who we should add to the list of spotlights we should do, you can fill out a Spotlight Form or contact a Publicity Club member. Thank you.