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Monday Parent E-mail -- August 24, 2015

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:42pm
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Janna Allred has a Flourishing Baking Reputation

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Source: Herald Extra (http://bit.ly/1KTYyZD)

Found at Herald Extra.

At age 17, Jannelyse Allred, of Mapleton, has a thriving business. She bakes eight varieties of bread for the Mapleton Farmers Market and has done so for a couple years. She has a food handler’s permit as well as a cottage kitchen permit.

Three years ago Janna packed 40 loaves of bread in her vehicle to bring to the Saturday market — she sold out by 10 a.m. 

Baking is not new to Janna. She remembers standing on a kitchen stool at age 4 or 5 to help her mother roll out whole wheat dough on the cutting board. Then in 4th grade, Janna made up a jelly roll recipe for her elementary school’s Invention Day. “We have family dinners every Sunday, so cooking and baking is part of our family culture,” she said. One of Janna’s best Christmas presents was a Bosch mixer from her mother.

This Maple Mountain High School senior is at least a fourth generation baker. “My grandma was always in the kitchen and taught my mom (Lynnae Allred),” said Janna. The high schooler makes gargantuan cinnamon rolls and charges $1 for them. “It’s from my great-grandma’s recipe,” she added. Janna knew her great-grandmother until age 8 when Ruth Tanner, of Springville, passed away. But Grandma Tanner’s cinnamon rolls live on.

Besides cinnamon rolls, Janna creates — for farmers markets — coconut banana bread with lime glaze, whole wheat cranberry date bread, butterflake crescent dinner rolls, onion dill herb bread, honey whole wheat bread and pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

Janna’s reputation precedes her. People call her to order rolls for a daughter’s wedding reception or bread for neighborhood Christmas gifts and even brownie mixes for company gift baskets. Standing orders have surfaced now and then as well. 

One woman ordered Lemon Rosemary Mozzarella Artisan Bread from the young entrepreneur who found the recipe on a food blog. “The next time she saw me, she said she would pay me to bring some to her every weekend,” Janna said. “As a 14-year-old, I was surprised and excited. First, because she enjoyed something of my creation so much, and second, because of the potential of selling and making money at my age.”

Entrepreneurship has been the name of the game around the Allred home. Her parents and siblings have started successful businesses, so Janna has listened to the talk around her home. For the teen, it was exciting for her to begin something of her own and equally thrilling to create an enjoyed product.

Janna said friends, neighbors and church members have been “incredibly generous and supportive throughout this whole project. They go out of their way to come and buy something from me and are so friendly.”

All her bread creations are personal favorites, but Janna loves her mother’s recipe for butterflake rolls. The family uses the honey whole wheat bread for sandwiches. “We never buy store-bought bread,” she said. Her onion dill herb bread makes a tasty tomato sandwich. Janna might add mayonnaise and cheese to it, but tomatoes and the bread are what make it. When any of her four siblings are home they gobble up her sweet breads: lemon zucchini, apple praline and more.

Two friends can’t get enough of her bakery items. “For our birthdays, that’s what we want, her breads,” said Katie Gomez, 17, also a Maple Mountain High School senior. “When we go to her house — food is always involved! The only real restaurant in Mapleton is Janna’s Bakery.”

Seventeen-year-old Beau Brady feels the same way — his favorite is her lemon zucchini bread. “It’s the only zucchini bread I’ll ever eat.” His dad has a standing order of three loaves of different varieties of bread a week. “Her whole wheat bread — it makes me cry a bit every time I take a bite,” said Beau. “She’s amazing — how she’s done it all by herself.”

As a member of the high school club, Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Janna wrote a business plan for a bakery. She competed in region, state and won Gold at nationals in Washington D.C. Three other Maple Mountain High School students won gold at nationals as well in other categories. Janna called her imaginary bakery “Fleur La Farine.”

That doesn’t mean she will go commercial with her bakery, but “it will definitely be something I continue to enjoy as a hobby in the future baking for family, friends, gifts.”

She has an interest in human and child development; after high school her future plans include college and an LDS mission.

4 Gold Medals at FCCLA Nationals

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 8:02pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Jessica Kunzler.

Four MMHS students and Ms. Kunzler were in Washington D.C. July 6-9 at FCCLA Nationals. All of the girls brought home gold medals! They are:

Jana Allred- Entrepreneurship 
McKenna Holmes - Focus on Children 
Ashley Chidester - Leadership 
Haley Andrew - Fashion Construction

Haley Andrew also won 1st place in the nation with her wool suit! She was awarded great scholarships to both the Art Institute and FIDM!

Welding Team Places at National Competition

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:51pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Jared Massic.
(more pictures available)

The MMHS welding team took 3rd in the nation on June 24. There were 34 welding teams from across the nation. The team consisted of recently graduated seniors: Chandler Schramm, Micheal Swanson, and McKay Hales.

Josh Jensen, our senior class president, got 6th out of 34 in the First Aid/CPR competition.

Congratulations to them all!

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 26, 2015

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:05pm
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http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%205-26-15.pdf

Superior Ratings at State Choral Festival

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:39pm
Attributions: Story by Cory Mendenhall.

The UMEA State Choral Festival was held last Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 in the stunning Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah.  High School choirs from throughout the State of Utah who qualified at the region level were invited to perform their festival repertoire for a panel of adjudicators.  The Maple Mountain Concert Choir, Sorelle Voce, and Men's Chorus all earned straight superior ratings at the State festival, and garnered some pretty substantial complimentary feedback from the clinicians.  We congratulate our choral students, and appreciate your support!  We would appreciate any compliments you might pass on to choral students who are in your class(es).  We're so very proud of them and the tremendous success they've experienced this year!

The performances were recorded live.  You can hear them here:

http://da.music.utah.edu/public/UMEA/70703/

Tonight's Concerto-Aria and Masterworks Concert takes place at 7:00pm in our auditorium.  Our soloists include:

  • Hannah Bateman, Viola Concerto in C Minor, mvt. III, by J.C. Bach
  • Allison Ells, Piano Concerto No. I, mvt. I, by Muczynski
  • Caitlyn Nixon, Soprano, Oh Had I Jubel's Lyre, by G.F. Handel
  • Emma Hansen & Tasha Jackson, Violin Duet Concerto--Navarra for Two Violins, by Pablo de Sarasate
  • Hannah Blonquist, Soprano, Quia Respexit by J.S. Bach
  • Caroline Hickey, Soprano, Vedrai Carino by W.A. Mozart
  • Matthew Searcy, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, mvt.III, by Sergei Rachmaninoff

In addition to these soloists, the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Mozart's Gloria, from his Coronation Mass in C.  

These students have worked so hard all year, and sound so good!  They would love to see you in the audience tonight.  Very short concert!  

MMHS Choirs present their Spring Choral Showcase tomorrow night, 7:00pm in the Auditorium. It's going to be such a fun concert!  Join us!

Dance Company for 2015-2016

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:47pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Auditions for the Maple Mountain High School Dance Company were held on April 29th, 2015. MMDC is the advanced performing dance group at MMHS. The dancers were taught a short dance combination by graduating MMDC seniors and performed this in addition to their own movement sequence for the judges. Twenty seven dancers auditioned and sixteen were selected for MMDC 2015-2016. Congratulations to Tiffany Asay, Emily Bates, Addie Black, Makenna Briggs, Cassandra Chambers, Shaelynn Duncan, Alexa Knutzen, Muriel Langdon, Lynnae Randall, Kelsha Robinson, Kathryn Southworth, Scottee Studdert, Caitlyn Taylor, Faith Taylor, Brooklyn Williams, and MaKayla Yates.

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 18, 2015

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:51am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-18-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%205-18-15.pdf

May Students of the Month

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:02pm
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Rachel Pendletonz
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Nobody is perfect, but I’m as close as it gets.” I like this because it’s true no one is perfect, but we all have our differences. Don’t leave anyone out–invite others into the group. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college, married or on a mission. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to play sports like softball. I love to play the piano and love to do origami (especially the crane). 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I would follow my grandma around the house and be her “toodles” when I was younger. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am very nice to everyone, and I have a great attitude in all my classes. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk with George Washington and ask him how he became so great because I love our founding fathers. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?\
I love all my classes because they’re all wonderful. My most favorite teachers are Mr. Smith and Mrs. McMurdie because they make class fun, and I have learned a lot from them. 

Paul Asola
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” I like this because I’m not perfect. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy soccer. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I’m always happy. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I’d like to talk with Leonardo da Vince and ask him how he came up with all his inventions.\ 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like woodshop because I like making stuff and making my teacher mad. 

Morgan Haws
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Everything is okay in the end, if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” This quote gives me hope, and I feel like everyone should have hope. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself working as a cosmetologist, moved out, and traveling the world. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like drawing, being outdoors, hiking, cooking, long boarding, bike rides, and traveling. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I was at a Las Vegas wedding and “Elvis” was performing on stage. So I ran up and started dancing and then everyone starting dancing, too. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I’m always looking for new fun adventures. I make everyday an adventure. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would want to talk to Billie Holiday, and ask her if she could give me vocal lessons. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Art is my favorite subject because I get lost in time when I do art. 

Seth Sandoval
What is your favorite quote and why?
If I give up now, I’m only a man that made it this far...” I like the sound of it. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I wan to be an animator or an illustrator. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to read, make comics, and draw. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it?
I was talk with Leonardo da Vinci and ask for painting advice. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Drawing is my favorite because I just love to draw.

Hanna Campbell
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Decisions determine destiny.” – Thomas S. Monson. I like this quote because it sets a big example for me, and how I should work hard to make the future the best for me and others. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
When I graduate from high school, I’m planning on going on a LDS mission, and hopefully after my mission, I will go to college at UVU to take film classes. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are decorating, babysitting, taking pictures, helping others, making people smile and laugh, making commercials and short movies, throwing discus and shot-put, and running. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was in seventh grade, I got my haircut really short, and one day when I went to math class my friends started laughing at me. One of my friends said I looked like Anne Frank. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am really outgoing, and my friends always tell me that I am the one and only “Hanna.” That’s because I always want to make someone smile, laugh, and be happy. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I’d talk with Mother Teresa and ask what kept her motivated to love people and help people everyday of her life. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like history because it’s really interesting and fun to learn about. I also like it because all of my history teachers have made it the best class ever! 

Rhees Nielson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“What is the point of all of this? To follow the light.” ­–Croods. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself as a returned missionary and studying directing in college. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
My hobbies are film making, editing, and hanging out with friends. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I go out on adventures and seek new things. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk with Nephi. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite class is video production because I love to make videos. 

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 11, 2015

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:59am
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