Snow Canyon Students Versus Principals, Teachers

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Jeff Fargo (far left) cheering on Principal Stevenson (center left) and Vice Principal Dawson (center) while PE teacher Jeff Oliverson (center right) and science teacher Chris Iverson co their best to keep up with the competition. | Photos by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – During the Welcome Back assembly at Snow Canyon Middle School on Friday, Aug. 26, select faculty from the Middle School and adjacent Snow Canyon High School engaged in an epic struggle known as the Warrior Burger Challenge.

Cheered on by excited students and faculty alike, the contenders were organized into five, two-member teams. Each team was set up at an individual table. Table 1 consisted of Snow Canyon Middle School Principal Sheri Stevenson and Vice Principal Todd Dawson, while at Table 2 stood science teacher Chris Iverson and PE teacher Jeff Oliverson. Table 3 played host to Vice Principal Conley Gali and math teacher Jamie Kreyling of Snow Canyon High School. A pair of eighth grade students was set at Table 4, where they got to go up against their ninth grade counterparts at Table 5.

The challenge for each team was set before them in a box. Within each box was the mammoth culinary creation from Fargo’s Drive-Thru called the Warrior Burger: nine one-quarter pound Angus beef patties topped with cheese and set adrift among a sea of fries and tater tots.

Contestants had 13 minutes to down the Warrior Burger, along with everything else in the box.

“I’ll win,” Principal Stevenson said before the competition began.

Cheers and shouts of encouragement sounded through the auditorium as the challenge started. At one point of the competition, the audience began to stomp their feet in a manner reminiscent of a sporting event where the iconic “We Will Rock You” by Queen is played.

Ten minutes into the challenge, Principal Stevenson and Vice Principal Dawson emerged victorious.

“We worked magic,” Stevenson said.

Stevenson also had words of thanks for Jeff Fargo, the owner of Fargo’s Drive-Thru, and said that he was “probably one of [Snow Canyon Middle School’s] top supporters.”

Fargo sees his involvement with Snow Canyon Middle School as an investment in the future. Most of all, however, he enjoys supporting the school because “it’s just fun.”

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