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Ashley Chidester and Shalese Black will be attending the National Leadership FCCLA Conference with their cooperative PowerPoint presentation of their plans for their senior trip to Hawaii. Using skills obtained in FCCLA, they planned the trip by comparing prices, researching hotels, airlines, and activities, and utilizing their resources. They budgeted the trip to cost $5,000 each, and though their parents intend to contribute, the girls are both working to earn more than half the necessary funds.
"I teach piano lessons, and in the summers I have a job picking cherries," Black said. "I have almost $1,000 saved already."
Chidester has been earning money via hours and hours of babysitting and hopes to get another job this summer. The decision to vacation in Hawaii had much to do with the heritage of her mother, who is a native of the islands.
"We're really looking forward to going to the Polynesian Cultural Center," Chidester said. "We want to try a kalua pig and see professional hula dancers."
To personalize their experience, Chidester and Black budgeted for surf lessons and a tour of the Dole Pineapple Factory.
Many local students gathered June 18 for a practice session for nationals and to display their hard work for the Family and Consumer Sciences Conference held at the Wilkinson Center at Brigham Young University. Forty students from Utah County will be attending nationals, displaying skills in interior design, quilting, sewing, culinary arts and various service projects.
Chidester and Black attended the session, rehearsing their presentation and answering questions from attendees for nearly four hours. Their detailed and interactive presentation earned a gold medal at their region competition, one that included all of Nebo and Alpine School Districts, and earned a gold medal and first place at the state competition.
First-place winners receive $300 from the state to contribute to the travel expenses for the national competition.
Update: Ashley Chidester and Shalese Black received the highest ranking possible at nationals in Texas! Gold medals were awarded to both of them for their "Life Event Planning" event in which they competed. Congratulations!
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Congratulations to the Miss Springville/Mapleton Royalty! They are: Jezni Widdison Miss Spr/Mpl, Maddi Monson 1st attendant, Megan Hanks 2nd attendant, and Erin Thomas 3rd attendant.
The Maple Mountain High School Dance Company (MMDC) held auditions the last week in April. 30 girls auditioned with 18 making the final cut. Congratulations to Elise Barney, Brianna Black, Addie Black, Cassandra Chambers, Harley Christensen, Abby Cook, Madison Crandall, Tatiana Graham, Alissa Kiser, Alexa Knutzen, Alexis Robinson, Keisha Robinson, Kathryn Southworth, Scottee Studdert, Anna Tanner, Faith Taylor, MaKayla Yates, and Abbie Zahrt.
Every school day, music rings, sings, and strings throughout the B hall of Maple Mountain High. The state-qualifying choirs, orchestras, and bands are busily preparing for the Concerto-Aria Concert. The concert will take place on May 20, 7:00 pm in the Maple Mountain High School auditorium. Admission for the concert is free and the music is sure to delight all in attendance.
Presented by the music department, the Concerto-Aria Concert is a performance of four great, classical works, each featuring a soloist and an accompanying instrumental ensemble. The directors—Cory Mendenhall, Deanne Helquist, and Chris Wilson—auditioned many students and selected four finalists to perform at this concert. Hannah Bateman will perform a viola concerto by Georg Philipp Telemann; Hannah Blonquist will perform a vocal solo by Carlisle Floyd; Elizabeth Engle will perform a vocal solo by W.A Mozart, and Nathan Hurst will perform a marimba concerto by Paul Creston.
In continuing Maple Mountain’s tradition of supporting high-quality classical music in public schools, the music department plans for and presents the Concerto-Aria Concert every year It’s a chance for students to showcase their amazing abilities, and for them—as well as the entire community—to experience truly great music.
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MMHS is proud to announce the April students of the month!
Sophomore Abbigail Buckley’s favorite quote is, “You can always be a better person today then you were yesterday.” In five years, she sees herself going to college to become a pediatric nurse and starting a family.
Abbigail’s free time is taken with the school’s volleyball team and also a club team. Her favorite subject in school is child development because that is what she wants to go into for an occupation. One thing that sets Abbigail apart is that she is mature for her age. Most adults that know her call her an “old soul.”
If Abbigail could meet anyone in history, she would like to talk to Abraham Lincoln because she wants to know what he though when so much stated changing.
Sophomore Kannon Sherrod’s favorite quote is, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It makes him want to work hard to help change the world into a better place. In five years, Kannon sees himself going to college at BYU or Utah.
Kannon’s hobbies are exploring, soccer, paintball, running, building things, reading, and programming. His favorite subject in school is science because he wants to be an engineer or inventor, and he likes learning about how things work.
One funny experience for Kannon was when he and his friends were playing a game called infection. He was hiding behind a door when they came into the room Kannon was in, and they locked the door thinking they were safe from him. Then he came up from behind and grabbed one of his friends causing them to “freak out so bad.”
If he could meet anyone in history, Kannon would meet Leonardo Da Vinci to ask him what he should do now to be successful.
Junior Haley Andrew’s favorite quote is, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill. She likes this quote because it has helped her realize that even though we fail sometimes, the experiences of this failure ends with unexpected success. In five years, Haley sees herself studying fashion construction and business at an amazing college. She can see herself as being a newly wed at the time.
Haley loves to sew, play tennis, cook, and surprisingly, she likes to clean. Her favorite subject in school is sewing because she loves to sew, and Haley also likes math because she’s good at it.
What makes Haley different is that she is self-motivated. She doesn’t like to waste time on TV or playing games. She values her time and instead of following society and being lazy, she says she likes to, “get on my toes.”
One time Haley’s crush went down her zip line, and Haley’s hair got caught in the pulley. He was stuck hanging 30 feet up while she was trying to rip her hair out.
If she could talk with anyone in history, she would love to talk with Audry Hepburn. Haley would ask her how it feels to be the classiest woman, and if she ever wore sweats in public.
Junior Brandon Vincent’s favorite quote is, ““I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant… it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” He likes this quote because it is so inspirational. Brandon’s favorite subjects in school are foods because we make delicious food or photography because he loves to take photos.
Brandon’s hobbies include bike riding and listening to music. Something interesting about him is that he has a titanium rod in his back from scoliosis surgery, and he is double jointed.
Brandon would like to meet President JFK because he would be an interesting person to talk to.
Senior Janelle Porter’s favorite quote is, “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend is whole life believing that it is stupid.” She loves this quote because it shows we are all different, but we all have special attributes that we shouldn’t compare. In five years, Janelle sees herself going to college to get her BSN and having a family. Her favorite subject in school is health. She loves learning about the body, and how it functions.
Janelle’s hobbies include spending time with her family as well as singing and playing the violin. The funnies thing that ever happened to her would be when she tripped on her choir robe going onto stage. It was really embarrassing for her.
Something that sets her apart is that she got her CNA this year and is now in the ER doing an internship. She absolutely loves the ER, and she loves helping people.
Janelle would want to have a conversation with Gandhi. She would ask him what drove him to stand up for what he thought was right.
Senior Thor Vest’s favorite quote is, “One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.” –Thomas Monsen. He loves it because we are all human, and we make mistakes. But, we can learn from them and become stronger. Thor sees himself in five years as a returned missionary, done with an associate’s degree, have money saved in 401K and have investments.
Thor’s hobbies include weight lifting, fishing, and organizing. Some things that set him apart are his name, he’s an only child, he’s a strong leader, and he’s easy to talk to. His favorite classes are anything business related and ceramics.
The funniest thing that happened to Thor was walking into the wrong restroom twice on accident at Gold’s Gym and had to run out.
If Thor could talk with anyone in history, he would talk with Joseph Smith and say, “Thank you.”
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Tarin Strosser has been selected as a MMHS Prep Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances over the past several weeks. Tarrin has recently set school records in the shot put, high jump, and javelin. She also won the BYU Heptathlon title last weekend beating the nearest competitor by nearly 300 points. Tarrin will now focus on the final meets of the year and hopefully lead the lady Golden Eagles to region and state titles. Congratulations Tarin and good luck the rest of the way!
Maple Mountain High School Welding Class needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team back to Kansas City, MO for the National Competition, AGAIN!. At the end of March, our team of three boys won the Gold Medal at the state level For the second year in a row! The team has been invited back to compete among the top teams 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 back to Kansas City. Last year we had a great turn out and helped a ton of people fix many different projects. The 2nd annual MMHS Welding Fix It Saturday will be held May 3rd from 8am to 4pm. We ask that you please be generous in your donations, but the amount donated will be up to you.
Building on last year's excellent results, the MMHS Science Olympiad team proved themselves yet again with an impressive 2nd place performance at the University of Utah state competition. MMHS competed alongside 30 other high school from all across the state, getting edged out by only 8 points to the Utah County Science Club magnet school. Of the 25 different events, ranging from anatomy and entomology to astronomy and maglev, the Golden Eagles took home medals in half of their events. Congratulations team! You have brought some serious honor to our school!
The individual winners included:
Rachel Bybee and Tanner Henry for 1st place in Anatomy and Physiology
Rachel Bybee and Rebecca Bair for 1st place in Designer Genes
Rachel Bybee and Tanner Henry for 3rd place in Disease Detectives
John Baadsgaard and Tyler Mortensen for 1st place in Entomology
Sam Dallon for 1st place in Astronomy
Sam Dallon for 2nd place in Dynamic Planet
John Baadsgaard and Anya Nielson for 1st place in Rocks and Minerals
Sam Dallon and Tyler Mortensen for 2nd place in Materials Science
Robert Nay and Rebecca Bair for 3rd place in Forensics
Robert Nay and Scott Griffin for 1st place in Maglev
John Baadsgaard and Jon Smith for 3rd place in Boomilever
John Baadsgaard for 3rd place in Geologic Mapping
Try outs for the Maple Mountain High School Ellevés Drill Team were held on March 31 – April 3, 2014. Thirty two girls tried out with twenty four girls making the final cut. The girls were taught a short military/kick routine and a dance routine which they performed for the judges. They also showed their technique skills in some across the floor combinations.
The new team is very excited to begin! They will have their first performance on Friday, May 2, 2014. They will perform in the 2013-14 MMHS Ellevé Showcase. They are also looking forward to performing at Basic Dance Training camp in June and local parades in July.
Watch for details this summer as the girls will host their sixth annual MMHS Drill Team Golf Classic. The tournament is tentatively set to be held on August 16th at the Spanish Oaks Golf Course.