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April Students of the Month

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Amber Ray
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Triumph is just ‘umph’ added to ‘try.’” It means that I need to just keep working hard. I also like, “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” I like it because it is cool.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college at BYU Idaho or at least in a good college.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Soccer, basketball, sewing, ATV riding, piano, horse riding, singing, reading.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was little, I was doing tricks in front of my family. I started to do a trick and then messed up and landed on my head. It was the funniest thing.

What make you different from everyone else?
Nothing really. I am just another normal high school girl. I do try to help everyone, because it makes me happy. “When you bring sunshine to the lives of others, you cannot keep it from yourself.”

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I honestly have no clue who I would ask and what I would ask.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love choir because I love to sing, but a real subject I like would have no be reading, not English. I love to read! It would be a wonderful class period.

 Dawson Nackos
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill. I like this quote because it helps me never give up.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to be going to college to become either an astrophysicist or a radiologist.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to run hurdles, play football, and play videogames with my friends.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
The funniest thing to ever happen to me is everything! You should laugh everyday, and therefore everything should be the funniest thing.

What make you different from everyone else?
I’m not sure, I mean, I just kind of do my own thing, I try to make everyone’s day better, happier, and easier.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I would definitely want to talk to Abraham Lincoln. I would ask him what made his so cool. What gave him all the ideas that he had?

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject in school is chemistry because it keeps me interested.

Sydney Stephenson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“The only reason for the time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” - Albert Einstein. Because time is just weird and this helps me understand time.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I will probably still be in college so I see myself going to more school.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like playing all sports, but the sport I play competitively is soccer.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time I hit myself with my friend’s car. I had a huge bruise on my leg that I showed everyone, but it was crazy and my friend and I could not stop laughing.

What make you different from everyone else?
I avoid drama and try to live a happy life by staying out of drama as best I can!

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Robin Williams and I would tell him to be happy so he wouldn’t have died.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Math is my favorite subject because for some reason math has always come very easy to me, and I like being able to help my friends in math.

Brian Carter
What is your favorite quote and why?
“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life would be violent, and all would be lost.” - Charlie Chaplin

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college, most likely hanging out with my brothers.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to be around people, writing short stories, and especially love absorbing myself into a book, or even a game.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Everything at my home is always the funniest. It is like a sarcastic parade of Disney quotes, and it keeps things fun.

What make you different from everyone else?
Nothing. I am like you. I am like everybody else. Each of us is amazing, and special beyond compare. We should never forget this.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Nikola Tesla, and ask about what motivated him.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
English is my favorite subject, but only when we are focused on creative writing, stories, and poetry. I hate a lot of the literature stuff we get to repeat year after year.

Tasha Jackson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley. I believe that I control my attitude and what I become in life. It is my responsibility to become great and influence the world.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself finishing up college at BYU as a very active member of the community.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to play the violin. I am currently in three auditioned orchestras, have played in parades, and have performed with many guest artists like the Piano Guys, Jackie Evancho, and Nathan Pacheco. I also compete in dressage, an intense equestrian sport.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
On a trip to Asia, I was hugged and kissed by two elephants. Their trunks covered my entire face. It was one of the coolest moments of my life.

What make you different from everyone else?
I have a constant happy attitude and do my best to live life to the fullest. I seek out new opportunities and have consequently had some really cool experiences.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
I would go back and talk to my great grandfather. He seems like a very cool person with a lot of amazing stories.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I absolutely love every class that I am taking. AP Physics is a lot of fun. I enjoy predicting motion and results and seeing it happen. My other favorite class is AP Literature and Composition.

Dallin McKinney
What is your favorite quote and why?
“It is better to be a first-rate version of yourself than a second-rate version of someone else.”

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
A returned missionary, playing, writing, and recording my original music, singing out true emotions of the world.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Writing songs, playing piano, guitar, and ukulele, singing, running, and swinging.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My little brother was born… made my life a whole lot funnier.

What make you different from everyone else?
I am listening.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask him or her?
Abraham Lincoln, I would ask him what he was doing in the last weeks of his life.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Choir, because it gives me that most memories and the most growth.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Apr 20, 2015

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:08am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-20-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%204-20-15.pdf

Dance Company Auditions

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:53pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Maple Mountain High School Dance Company Auditions for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday, April 29th from 3-6pm in the MMHS Dance Room. Applicants must attend one of two clinics on Monday, April 27th, or Tuesday, April 28th from 3-5 pm in addition to the tryout. Information and applications are found on the MMHS website under Performing Arts and Healthy Lifestyles. Come and be a part of MMDC!

Monday Parent E-mail -- Apr 13, 2015

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:25pm
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-13-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%204-13-15.pdf

Preps of the Week

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:35pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack.
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Cameron Killian, Taylor LaMont, Tanner Cox, and Johnny O'Hearon are being honored and recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in wrestling this year. Not only did all of these outstanding young men win UHSAA state wrestling titles, but they also went on to win the Super State titles competing against the best wrestlers in all catagories in the state. Again, congratulations on representing your team and school in the best way and at the highest level!

Region Orchestra Festival Results

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:50pm
Attributions: Story by Deanne Helquist.

Our two orchestras performed in the Region Orchestra Festival yesterday at Salem Hills High School.

The Concert Orchestra played well and received three scores: One Superior (I-) and Two Excellent (II+, II+). The Chamber Orchestra also played very well and received three superior ratings (I, I, I), which qualifies them for state. The judges complimented them highly-one saying that if he were allowed to do so, he would have given them a I+ (a "I" is the highest score possible). The second judge said it was a "stellar" performance from start to finish, and the third described it with "Bravo!"
The students have worked very hard, and I'm very, very proud of them. As we all know, we have great students at MMHS, and I'm grateful I have the opportunity to work with the orchestra students. They are truly awesome people.Thank you for your support of these kids and our orchestra program!

Region Orchestra Festival Results

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:47pm
Attributions: Story by Deanne Helquist.

Our two orchestras performed in the Region Orchestra Festival yesterday at Salem Hills High School.
The Concert Orchestra played well and received three scores: One Superior (I-) and Two Excellent (II+, II+). The Chamber Orchestra also played very well and received three superior ratings (I, I, I), which qualifies them for state. The judges complimented them highly-one saying that if he were allowed to do so, he would have given them a I+ (a "I" is the highest score possible). The second judge said it was a "stellar" performance from start to finish, and the third described it with "Bravo!"
The students have worked very hard, and I'm very, very proud of them. As we all know, we have great students at MMHS, and I'm grateful I have the opportunity to work with the orchestra students. They are truly awesome people.Thank you for your support of these kids and our orchestra program!

Illuminated - 6th Annual Spring Concert

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:31am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman

The Maple Mountain High School Dance Company will present their 6th annual Spring Concert entitled "Illuminated" on Friday, April 3rd in the MMHS Auditorium beginning at 7:00 pm. MMDC will showcase choreography by Elise Barney, Alexa Knutzen, Kathryn Southworth, Faith Taylor, Addie Black, Lexi Robinson, Cassandra Chambers and Alissa Kiser, as well as 2 guest pieces by Shauntell Bird and LeeZa Stephens. The social dance class, dance 2 and Mapleton Jr.High dance classes will also perform. Please come out and support MMHS/MJHS Fine Arts/PE Departments and enjoy a night of amazing dance talent and inspiration. Admission is $6, $4 for students with ID, or $20 family pass.

Welding Fix It Saturday

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:19am
Attributions: Story by Jared Massic.

MMHS SkillsUSA Club needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team and its CPR/First Aid contestant back to Louisville, KY for the national competition.

On March 27th, we took first place at the state level and were invited to compete among the top competitors in the country. In hopes to help with this cost, we would like to invite you to sign up and bring in anything you need to have repaired or re-welded. If you provide the material to fix your project, we will weld it back together for you. In return, we ask that you please donate money when your project is completed to help these boys make it to Louisville.

The 3rd annual MMHS Welding Fix It Saturday will be held May 2nd from 8am to 4pm. We ask that you please be generous in your donations, but the amount donated will be up to you. Please spread the word to friends and family.

To set up a time or discuss your project needs, please contact MMHS welding instructor, Jared Massic ahead of time at:  Jared.Massic@nebo.edu or call him at 801 794 6740 ex 1530.

Boys Tennis Won Championship Title at St. George

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:16am
Attributions: Story by Kamryn Rose.

The MMHS Boys Tennis Team won the Championship Title at the St. George Invitational held March 27-28. The Golden Eagles won the title last year, too, but never in the 5 years going to the tournament has the team finished with four 1st place results and one 2nd place in an overwhelming victory. After defeating three teams the first day, Varsity 1st singles Andrew Blonquist lead the team by beating Dixie 9-7 in a tough battle and went on to beat Spanish Fork in straight sets. 2nd Singles Eric Whiting beat Spanish Fork easily and went on to a rematch victory against Orem 7-6,6-1. 3rd Singles Brigham Perry battled three long sets 6-0, 6-7, 6-3 to defeat Desert Hills as did 1st Doubles team (Senior) Nam Luu and (Freshman) Danny Blonquist. 2nd doubles team Joe Phelps/Austin Edwards played great tennis and beat Spanish Fork quickly but went on to their first loss against Desert Hills in the finals. The team won 23 out of 25 matches in a two day tournament. Congratulations on a GREAT win!

SKills USA Competition

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:58am
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On Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, MMHS students competed in a variety of events at the SkillsUSA State Competition. The MMHS Chapter of SkillsUSA won the Quality Chapter Award by completing certain requirements throughout the year.

Congratulate these students for doing well at state!

  • Josh Jensen won first place in CPR/First Aid.
  • Michael Swanson, Chandler Schramm, and McKay Hales dominated the welding fabrication contest. They took 1st by almost 300 points and were the only team in the whole contest to finish the project. They even out-scored the 4 college teams.
  • Josh Warren got 7th in cabinet making.
  • Deionne Jones got 18th in welding individual.
  • Soren Peterson got 7th in photography.
  • Madi Powell got 9th in photography.
  • Dalton Carson got 9th in welding sculpture.
  • Kayla Summers got 8th in job interview.
  • The entrepreneurship team which consists of Carlos Urbina, Anya Nelson, Bekka Bair took 4th.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Mar 30, 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:25am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 3-30-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%203-30-15.pdf

Monday Parent E-mail -- Mar 23, 2015

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:50pm
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 3-23-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%203-23-15.pdf

2 MMHS Dancers To Perform at Jazz Game

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:39am
Attributions: Story and photo by Karla Palfreyman.

Maple Mountain High School Dance Company was one of 15 dance teams along the Wasatch Front asked to audition for a chance to perform with the America First Jazz Dancers. MMDC members Scottee Studdert and Alexa Knutzen will perform with 28 other high school dancers during the Jazz game versus the Sacramento Kings on April 8th. 

Congratulations!

MMHS Chamber Singers

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:22am
Attributions: Story by Cory Mendenhall.

 

Our MMHS Chamber Singers performed at the Region 8 Chamber Choir Festival at Wasatch High School yesterday afternoon. They earned three straight superior ratings and qualified for state! We are so proud of these fine students and are grateful for their incredible contributions to not only our choirs, but to Maple Mountain High School as a whole!

The Chamber Singers have had quite a remarkable season so far! In February, they were invited to perform at the state-wide conference of the Utah Music Educators Association. Their performance at Dixie State University during this conference was truly remarkable, memorable, and poignant. 

If you have any of these great singers at the school, please give them a high-five and congratulate them!

Robotics Takes Second at Regionals

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:21pm
Attributions: Story by Kari Nay.

Last week the MMHS Robotics team competed with 53 teams from 11 states and Canada at the "FIRST" Robotics regional in West Valley City. Last Saturday, March 14, 2015, the MMHS "Eaglebots" soared into second place! They and the other two teams on their alliance came close to qualifying for nationals! Many MMHS students worked really hard to make their robot successful! Thanks to all those who supported them.

March Students of the Month

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:20pm

MMHS is proud to announce the March students of the month!

Emily Johnson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Just keep swimming”. –Dory. I don’t like to worry about hard things. I just want to move forward.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Driving a Jeep and living on the coast. I want to go to Oregon for college. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Drawing or creating new things and going to the gym. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My best friend came to me at 5:00 in the morning, and we made my mom a birthday breakfast and played Life. It was super fun. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I walk on my hands every day. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would ask Walt Disney how he came up with Mickey Mouse. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Art, I love drawing and creating new things. 

Thomas Bastian
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Life is like a bike, to keep your balance you have to keep moving.” –Unknown. I like this because it applies to everyone. Life gets tough, you gotta keep moving. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I hope to be returning from an LDS mission and on a collegiate soccer team. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy painting, drawing, skiing, and playing soccer. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Funny things are always happening to me so nothing really stands out. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am half French, bilingual French and English, and I am a national champion. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would just like to have a discussion about anything with Albert Einstein. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject is art, and I like art because it doesn’t really feel like school. It’s a break in the middle of the day where you can just create things. 

Kayla Fillerup
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Why did she make things? Well, she enjoyed, of course; but it also somehow helped her remember who she was and where she came from.” I like this quote because sometimes we find ourselves in what we love doing, and that’s the most important part in the end. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In college, studying the arts, making the art, doing what I am going to be proud of. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I LOVE art. I love being able to express myself through creativity and technique. I’m very passionate about what I do and how I do it. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I went to New York with a few of the creative art students here at Maple Mountain High and enjoyed every single minute I had there with them.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I don’t think anybody is as in love with art as I am. Art is who I am and I don’t think I would be where I am without it.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would ask Martin Luther King Jr. to tell me how important it is to follow your dreams.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
AP Studio Art! It’s my favorite place to be during the day. It gives me the ability to relax and have fun.

Christopher Baugh
What is your favorite quote and why?
“A ship in Harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –Anonymous 

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

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to draw, paint, ski, mountain bike, camp, play video games, and read.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
A cop told me my fly was down once.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I keep it real 24/7, and I had two heart surgeries.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it?
I would talk with Leonardo da Vinci because he was a smart guy.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Art because it allows me to express myself creatively.

Anna Bird
What is your favorite quote and why?
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci. I love this because it reminds me if I work hard and try to accomplish my goals, I will be successful.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In five years, I hope to be pursing my master’s degree in fine art. I hope to study art in Europe during this time and show my artwork in galleries.

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are painting, drawing, reading, photography, and finding adventure in nature.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I’ve been sprayed by a skunk!

What makes you different from everyone else?
I love old, traditional fine art. I’ve traveled around the U.S. with my father meeting new artists and visiting new galleries. I’ve been offered a space in the “Gallery Elite” in Carmel, California, and I’m the MMHS visual arts Sterling Scholar.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would have a conversation with Michelangelo. I would ask him how he accomplished the artwork that he did, and I would ask him about his goals and his work ethic.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love my AP studio art class and my CE photo class. I love them because I can truly be myself and let my creativity flow. In other classes, I feel constrained and limited. 

Chantry Dean
What is your favorite quote and why?
“At this moment you’re the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be.” I like this because it shows that life is short, live it while you can.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In five years I see myself living in a house running my own mechanic shop and selling pottery on the side.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies are ceramics, working on cars, and playing sports.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My friend and I accidently drove through a hay field, but it really was an accident.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I think that my outlook on life is what makes me different. I always see the glass half full!

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would want to have a conversation with Robin Williams and just tell him how amazing his movies are and how much effect he has had on my life.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject in school is ceramics because I love playing with clay and creating artwork out of it. 

Monday Parent E-mail -- Mar 16, 2015

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:06am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 3-16-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%203-16-15.pdf

MMHS Ellevés Compete At Champion National Dance Competition In Los Angeles

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:50pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés Drill Team competed at the Champions National Dance Competition held in Los Angeles, California on March 7, 2015. The team competed in the following categories: Military, Jazz Dance, Kick, and Hip Hop. 

The Ellevés placed 1st in Military, 2nd in Dance, 2nd in Kick, and 3rd in Hop Hop. Overall, they were 2nd in the medium team category. The Ellevés had a very successful competition season this year.

While in California, the Ellevés also had the opportunity to take classes at The Edge Performing Arts Studio. They took an open Jazz 3 class and had a private hip hop class. At Disneyland, the Ellevés participated in a private dance workshop from Shelly Nicols, who is a Disney choreographer and show director. All of the classes were very beneficial, motivating, and fun. 

Now the team will prepare for their annual showcase which will be held on May 1 in the MMHS auditorium. The showcase will feature all of the team’s competition routines as well as a few new routines. The new 2015-16 Ellevés will also perform. Plan now to attend and see some award-winning routines performed by an amazing team!

MORP

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:42pm
Attributions: Article by Karla Palfreyman.

MORP this year will be Friday, February 27 from 8-11pm in the MMHS cafeteria. This dance is girl's choice and the theme is, "A Decade Dance."  Get your dates and decide which decade suits you best: roaring twenties, big band forties, rock n roll fifties, groovy seventies, awesome eighties, or the 90s. Prizes awarded for the best dressed group. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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