We just got back from our state FFA contest and our Horse Evaluation team rocked it. They took 4th out of 62 teams! Ashley Rothaug was the 9th place overall high individual and Hannah Smith was the 10th out of about 180 kids!
If you see the horse team, which is made up of Hannah Smith, Ashley Rothaug, Breanne Henry and Breanna Harding, tell them congratulations. Horse is one of the hardest contests to win, and they sure got close!
The MMHS Drama Team competed in the 4A State Drama Competition last Friday and Saturday alongside 24 other schools. MMHS was awarded 2nd place in the One Act Play competition for its production of the Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.
Here are the cast members:
The production also had original music composed by Corban Radford and he was given a special judges award for his work with the music composition.
Additionally, Michelle Squire and Corban Radford placed 3rd in the Scene competition. In total, 11 students received Straight Superior ratings (the highest possible) in their individual events.
As Shakespearean audiences used to say, Huzzah!
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to see myself going to college after having returned from an honorable full-time mission.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I really enjoy music. Whether I'm teaching, listening or playing, I'm happy when music is around me. If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask?
I would ask Shakespeare whether Hamlet is crazy or sane? Then I wouldn't have to write an essay on it that my whole grade is dependent upon.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I'll be in a research facility.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Running and Science
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Zefram Cochrane. What's your favorite song?
(more pictures available)Students in German class had the opportunity to attend the German Language Fair at BYU and compete against 32 other schools across the state in various categories. MMHS swept bringing home awards in these events:
Level 1 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:
Tied for 1st Place, Superior Rating – Zach Anderson, Londyn Branch, Dalton Hawk, and Myles Bentley
2nd Place, Superior Rating – Parker Jackman
Level 2 Interpersonal Speaking/Conversation:1st Place, Distinguished Rating: Cooper Hunley
Vocal:Tied for 3rd Place, Distinguished Rating, Brett Stewart
2nd Place, Superior Rating – Cadence Peterson
3rd Place, Superior Rating – Parker Gasser
Tied for 3rd Place – Sam Hansen, Jackson Berthold, Kyle Bird, and Parker Jackman
2nd Place, Kaden Backlund, Braxton Olson, Dalton Hawk, and Lucas Christensen
3rd Place, Der Raub – Londyn Branch, Anton Moss, Josephine Schmidt, Gideon Hale
The MMHS Fine Arts Department will host the 8th annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert Friday, May 5th at 7pm in the auditorium. The concert presented by the Dance Company MMDC is entitled "Stand Tall, Rise Above" and will also feature Dance Excel, Dance 2, Social Dance 1 and 2. Admission $6, students $4, family $20. Please come out and enjoy this amazing display of dance talent and inspiration.
Congratulations to the newly selected Maple Mountain Dance Company for 2017-2018! MMDC auditions were held April 17-19th. Forty six dancers auditioned with twenty five making the final cut and thirteen making the Dance 3/Dance Excel Company. Applicants performed a clinic dance and their own individual solos for the judges.
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I am so excited to announce that we had our best year EVER at the Utah High School Film Festival. I've never known a more hard working and deserving group of students. Not only did they deserve it, but they earned it. It was a pretty cool experience for me to see the hours and hours they put into it and see the smiles on their faces as that was recognized at a state level.
We entered 8 categories and placed in 6 of them - three of those bringing home first place trophies! I was on the board for the festival and two of the directors were very impressed, recognizing that Maple Mountain was definitely 'on the map.'
Here are the results:FIRST - 6 Second Comedy - Ethan JonesSECOND - 6 Second Comedy - Cody ClowardFIRST - Short Film - Megan WarrenFIRST - Highlight Reel - Jaxon HalesSECOND - 48 Hour Shootout - Ethan Russell, Jake Suyak, Megan Warren, Ethan JonesTHIRD - Music Video - McKay KriserHONORABLE MENTION - Documentary - Donovan Kelly
Also, Ms. McMurdie was named the "Utah Teacher of the Year" for the Film & Broadcast Coalition.
“Jethro is extremely positive and enthusiastic! He is well liked by students, parents, faculty, and staff. He has a high energy level and is dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic growth of all of our students. He is a wonderful teacher and symbolizes excellence in education. Jethro is a leader among teachers and well respected by everyone. He believes strongly in collaboration and is a leader in our Professional Learning Communities. He has been spotlighted and published in several art magazines. Jethro’s professionalism, insight, leadership skills, and genuine concern for students is endless.”
We're kind of excited over here in science land. These kids pulled it off again and won state for the third year in a row. Some of them left before the awards ceremony because of prom, so not everyone from the team is in the picture, but if you get a chance, let these kids know how awesome they are - they've really worked hard this year. Nationals is next month in Ohio, May 19-20.
Here were the high scoring individual events:
Astronomy – FIRST PLACE, Delaney Rose & Logan Marks
Chemistry Lab – FIFTH PLACE, Michaela McCown & Sierra Jensen
Disease Detectives – SECOND PLACE, Michaela McCown & Kaden Call
Dynamic Planet – SECOND PLACE, Bruce Gill & Delaney Rose
Electric Vehicle – FOURTH PLACE, Adam Syndergaard, Josh Green & Ryan Smith
Game On – FIRST PLACE, Michaela McCown & Joey DelaCruz
Helicopters – FIFTH PLACE, Adam Syndergaard & Anne Dallon
Hovercraft – FOURTH PLACE, Philip Richey & Adam Syndergaard
Hydrogeology – THIRD PLACE, Joey DelaCruz & Bruce Gill
Materials Science – FOURTH PLACE, Heidyn von Bose & Josh Green
Optics – THIRD PLACE, Gideon Hale & Philip Richey
Remote Sensing – SECOND PLACE, Sierra Jensen & Michaela McCown
Robot Arm – FIRST PLACE, Heidyn von Bose & Josh Green
Rocks and Minerals – FIRST PLACE, Delaney Rose & Joey DelaCruz
Towers – SECOND PLACE, Bruce Gill & Heidyn von Bose
Wind Power – FIRST PLACE, Philip Richey & Anne Dallon
Write it Do it – SECOND PLACE, Julie Carlson & Sierra Jensen
Our welding seniors crushed it at the welding competition in Logan yesterday. There were over 100 students from all over the state, even from Idaho and Wyoming.
All 5 of our students placed in the top 20.
Tosh Davis - 17th
McCade Lee -11th (missed 10th by 1 point)
Jace Baird - 8th
Tyler Christmas - 4th
Ben Warnick - 2nd
Congratulate these students when you see them. They represented our school and district very well. At the awards ceremony they only announced the top 10, and we were the only school to have 3 students announced.
Dance Company auditions for the 2017-2018 year will be held April 19 from 3-6 PM. Come to the clinics on April 17 or 18 from 3:00-4:30 PM to help prepare.
Applications and information can be found online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.
The Dance 3 class, known as Dance Excel, also attended and performed at the Dance Company Festival and Adjudication (DCFA). Congratulations goes out to Gweneth Perry and Makenzie Smith for receiving the award of excellence for superior choreography. Way to go Dance Excel!
Congratulations to the Maple Mountain Dance Company for their amazing performance at the Dance Company Festival and Adjudication this year. Addie Black, Lynnae Randall, and Kimber Higginbotham received Superior scores for their choreography. Addie Black's piece also won the "judges choice" award. Shaelynn Duncan and Muriel Langdon's choreography have both been chosen to represent MMHS at the Utah State Dance Competition in April. Way to go MMDC!
We are just wrapping up State Competition for FCCLA. There were over 800 competitors- our Golden Eagles definitely represented!
Besides the individual awards for each student, our school also took home several chapter awards. And Cheyenne Davies was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Thank you all for being so supportive of Kathryn and myself as well as all of our awesome 96 FCCLA members this year!
We're Nashville bound come July!
If you see these students, please congratulate them!
Life Event Planning:
-Cheyenne Davies- Silver & 2nd in state & NATIONALS
-Emily Bates & Hannah Taylor- Bronze
-Hillary Hirst: Silver & 1st in state & NATIONALS
Focus on Children:
-Emily Eggleston & Katie Funk- Gold & 2nd in state & NATIONALS
-Shaylie Daybell & Megan Griffits- Gold & 3rd in state
-Gabby Hubbard & Kiana Barker- Silver
-Troy Goodin & Levi Harmer- Silver
-Chloe Engler: Gold & 3rd in State & won wool
The MMHS Drama Team just completed 2 days of Region competition. Our One Act play received Straight Superior ratings and received 3 of the 6 Judges Awards for Best Actress (Chloe Henry), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Hill), and Outstanding Design and Tech.
The following students qualified for State in Individual Events, earning Superior ratings:
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On March 23 and 24, Maple Mountain's SkillsUSA chapter competed at state. All of our competitors did really well, and we have 2 medalists.
Savannah Marker took 2nd place in job interview.Tyler Christmas, Tosh Davis, and Ben Warnick took 1st in welding fabrication. This marks MMHS's 5th year in a row that we won gold medal in welding fabrication. They'll go to Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June to represent Utah against the best teams from each state. If you know these competitors, please congratulate them!
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Owning several dogs and finishing college.
What are your favorite hobbies? Drawing, skating and listening to music.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? If I could have a conversations with anyone from history, it would likely be George Washington to ask if the rumors I'm hearing are true.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? I don't know where I want to see myself cause there is so much that I want to do. I guess I want to see myself traveling and having different experiences.
What are you favorite hobbies? Hunting, long boarding, snow boarding, ceramics, hiking, reading and paintball.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? I don't know who I would want to meet, but I know what I would ask is "what made them want?"
What are your favorite hobbies? Painting, playing guitar, ukulele, & piano, running and hiking!
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Mother Teresa. I would ask her about what she learned in her life.
Where do you want to see yourself in five years? Coming home fresh off a LDS mission, and going to college.
What are your favorite hobbies? Drawing, painting, sculpting/building things. Fly fishing and wrestling.
If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them? Leonardo DaVinci. His inventions revolutionalized the world and his paintings are so inspiring.