Cedar Valley Grand Opening August 17, 2019

Welcome to the greatest school grand opening ever. We'll have food trucks, a pancake breakfast, free games, a free airshow, a free RC stunt show, a free drone race. Come. See the new building. Get a feel for what it means to be an Aviator. Meet some of Utah's famous aviators. See some of Utah's best helicopters. Come be a part of Cedar Valley's history.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30 5K Packet Pickup
  • 7:00 5K start
  • 7:00 Ultralight Show
  • 8:00 Fun Run
  • 7:00 Pancake Breakfast
  • 8:55 Opening Ceremonies with Air Show
  • Girls Soccer candy drop off the back of the stadium—in honor of Gail Halvorson, the Candy Bomber, directly after Opening Ceremonies
  • Helicopters will be available for viewing after the Air Show
  • Ribbon Cutting after the Candy Drop (11:00 ish)
  • 11:30 Tours of CVHS in front entry
  • 11:30 Carnival behind school
  • 11:20 Utah Rotor Pathway Press Release; presentation by Utah Governor's Economic Committee for Rotor Pathway
  • 12:45 Drone Races in the baseball diamond
  • 2:00 RC Free Fly

Thank you to our sponsors!

Diamond Level Sponsors

  • Direct Communications
  • Southern Utah University Aviation
  • Intermountain Sports Medicine (American Fork Hospital)
  • JetBlue
  • Facebook
  • Tyson Meats

Platinum Level Sponsors

  • Craftsman Upholstery
  • Intermountain Life Flight
  • University of Utah Air Med
  • Classic Air Medical
  • Universal Helicopter
  • Sundance Helicopters
  • Jason Judy

Gold Level Sponsors

  • The Rupper Family through Adobe
  • Utah Economic Rotor Pathway
  • Utah Valley University
  • West Desert Airpark
  • Cowboy Flyers
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Utah Backcountry
  • Kent Bills
  • Rocky Mountain Kitplanes
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • Becky Jones Photography

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Ridleys
  • Eagle Vision
  • Eagle Mountain Royalty
  • Aloha Orthodontics
  • Ryan Blohm, Statefarm
  • Utah National Guardi
  • Magleby’s
  • Alpine Realty
  • CVHS Student Council and Flight Crew
  • CVHS Boosters
  • CVHS Soccer
  • CVHS Ballroom
  • CVHS Cheer
  • CVHS Drama
  • CVHS Girls Basketball
  • CVHS Volleyball
  • CVHS Football
  • CVHS Drill and Dance

Visiting Dignitaries

  • Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber
  • Sen. Jake Garn
  • Rep. Ben McAdams
  • Sen. Mitt Romney representative
  • Scott Romney, Governor's Office of Economic Development
  • Sen. Jacob Anderegg
  • Rep. Jefferson Moss
  • Mayor Tom Westmorland, Eagle Mountain Mayor
  • Mayor Brad Gurney, Fairfield Mayor
  • ASD School Board Member Julie King
  • ASD Superintendent Sam Jarman
  • Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Bromley
  • Assistant Superintendent John Patton
  • Assistant Superintendent Rob Smith
  • ASD Secondary Supervisor David Smith
  • Gary Twitchell, Westlake High School Principal
  • Dee Sandgren—original composer of Cedar Valley Fight Song and Alma Mater
  • Alice Lee Ludlow—
  • Widows of Apache pilots James Linder and Clayton Barnes
  • Phyl Ekins—Cold War fighter pilot, father to Mrs. Johnson
  • Jared Esselman—Director of Aeronautics, State of Utah
  • Mike Mower—Director of Aviation, SUU
  • Jason Wilson, American Fork Hospital Administrator
  • Ellen Cibula, Cedar Fort Town Councilwoman

Art Contest Information


Created with images by blickpixel - "propeller aircraft detail" • Simon Maage - "untitled image" • Colton Kresser - "untitled image" • Melanie Dretvic - "untitled image" • nuno_lopes - "rio de janeiro urca brazil" • Jorgen Hendriksen - "untitled image" • History in HD - "untitled image" • Jacky Lo - "untitled image"

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