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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.

Governor's Award Given to Robert Nay

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:08pm

Robert Nay was awarded the Philo T. Farnsworth Governor's Award at the Sterling Scholar Competition held at the LDS Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 10. This award is named after the father of television, Philo T. Farnsworth, and it is given to an outstanding Sterling Scholar in science.

Robert says, "Part of what makes computer technology so exciting for me is the speed at which it evolves: In the four short years since I created my first iPhone app, flash storage has become much cheaper, processing capabilities of mobile devices have dramatically increased and Internet-connected devices have become much more prevalent. It's difficult to predict what technology we'll be using in the future, but I look forward to being a part of its creation."

"My involvement in computer technology will allow me to have a meaningful career, and I will be able to use computers and programming to create solutions that will enrich my life and have a positive influence on the world."

Monday Parent E-mail -- Mar 9, 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:47pm
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Please select this link to access our Parent/Student Information for 3-9-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%203-9-15.doc

MMHS Counseling Newsletter for March, 2015

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:06am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Counseling Newsletter for March 2015:

http://edu.glogster.com/go/00426cf

Science Olympiad Takes 1st at Westminster Regionals

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:34pm
Attributions: Story by Kyle Miller

The Science Olympiad team competed in their second and final regionals competition last Saturday at Westminster College and competed against 18 other high schools from the Salt Lake Valley. We took 1st place overall and won medals in 16 of the 20 events in which we competed. This is the first time a team from Nebo School District has won at Westminster, and this sets us up strong for a run at State which we will compete at on April 11th. Here are the individual results:

 

Team 1

Score

Air Trajectory

Jason Syndergaard & Adam Syndergaard

2

Anatomy & Physiology

Rachel Bybee & Scott Griffin

1

Astronomy

Sam Dallon & Jason Syndergaard

1

Bottle Rocket

Jonny Stites & Eric Larsen

1

Bridge

John Baadsgaard & Heidyn von Bose

1

Chem Lab

Rachel Bybee & John Baadsgaard

3

Compound Machine

Scott Griffin & Eric Larsen

2

Disease Detective

Rachel Bybee & Sam Dallon

2

Entomology

John Baadsgaard & Michaela McCown

2

Exp Design

Robert Nay & Becca Bair & Jason Syndergaard

4

Forensics

Robert Nay & Becca Bair 

2

Fossils

John Baadsgaard & Daniel Tolley

1

Game On

Daniel Tolley & Michaela McCown

1

Green Generation

Robert Nay & Becca Bair

4

Hydrogeology

John Baadsgaard & Heidyn von Bose

1

Its About Time

Scott Griffin & Michaela McCown

3

Mission Possible

Scott Griffin & Ryan Smith

3

Scrambler

Ryan Smith & Adam Syndergaard

2

Write it Do it

Becca Bair & Heidyn von Bose

8

Wright Stuff

Eric & Jonny

6

A huge congratulations to the team who have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results!

Monday Parent E-mail -- Mar 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:43pm
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 3-2-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%203-2-15.pdf

Solo & Ensemble State Qualifiers

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:00pm
Attributions: Story by Chris Wilson.

MMHS Band students participated in the Region 8 Solo & Ensemble festival on Wednesday, February 25th at Spanish Fork HS. Many students received "Superior" ratings, and a good number were selected to go to the State Solo & Ensemble festival on April 25th at Orem HS. These state-qualifiers are:

  • Brandon Squire - Clarinet Solo
  • Bridger Bird & Taggart Bird - Clarinet Duet
  • Holly Mitchell - Euphonium Solo
  • Caleb Young - Snare Drum Solo
  • MMHS Percussion Ensemble - "Xolo"
  • MMHS Percussion Ensemble - "Millenium"

Special recognition needs to be given to percussionist Caleb Young, who has now qualified for the state festival for the 3rd year in a row. This is an exceptionally rare occurrence, and we congratulate Caleb on this excellent accomplishment.We are honored and privileged to work with such talented students here at Maple Mountain, and we wish all of these students the best at State!

 

February Students of the Month

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:32pm
Attributions: 

Megan Wasden
What is your favorite quote and why?
“What are you going to do today to be better tomorrow?” – My volleyball coach. This is my favorite quote because it is applicable to all areas of life and inspires me to improve myself by doing the daily things that count.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I hope to be surviving college, have my driver’s license, and have successfully run a marathon.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to run, hike, be outdoors, bake, and play volleyball. I also enjoy choir and hanging out with friends.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I once walked into two door handles within a half hour period. I didn’t find it very funny then.

What makes you different from everyone else?
I have two moles that easily form a smiley face.

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would want to talk to Florence Nightingale and ask about her experiences because she is my hero.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I enjoy math, because I like how I am either right or wrong.

Zac Thorn
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You are only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” - Robin Williams. I like this because it reminds me to stay true to me. It also reminds me that we all have that spark inside us, so I try to ignite everyone’s that I see. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
At BYU studying theatrical arts, or anything the deals with performing. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Theatre. That is it except for Netflix. Netflix is bae. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
One time in Chemistry I stood upon my desk and discoed for 25 minutes straight. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I love to be myself. I try to never put on an act for anyone. I’ve found it’s easier to keep sane this way. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would talk with Randy Pausch, and ask him what kept him going throughout his whole life? 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like drama, because I love acting, having fun, and being myself. 

Maia Blair
What is your favorite quote and why?
“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer. I like this quote because of its profoundness. It is good to show kindness even when it might be difficult to. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Going to college to study to be an animator. Also, preparing to go on an LDS mission. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy drawing cartoons, reading, playing video games, being with my friends and family, and playing the violin. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was 3, I got stuck in the mop bucket while my mom was mopping. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I really like to draw cartoon characters from shows I enjoy watching. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would be very interested in talking to one of my ancestors. I would ask them about their life story and how they succeeded in their life. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I really enjoy German and Orchestra, because they are both very interesting to learn about. 

Cody Andersen
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Git-r-dun!” - Larry the Cable Guy. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I want to either be the CEO of a major company or an MMA fighter. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy anything outdoors, shooting, hiking, biking, and wheeling.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I achieved student of the month and no on knows how! 

What makes you different from everyone else?
My ingenuity. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Henry Ford. I would have too many questions to pick just one. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Welding. It has the most real life applications. 

Abigail Oliver
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” - The Help. I love this quote because it applies to everyone. We all have unlimited potential and can do more good than we know. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In five years I hope to be attending college, after having served an LDS mission, and working as a child life specialist. Oh, and maybe married to a cute boy, too. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love to read, play the piano, sew, and knit. I teach piano to several students and tutor a third grader a few times a week.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
Getting locked out of my aunt’s car when I drove it to the grocery store. I had to climb in through the trunk and got some pretty strange looks. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am a very hard worker, and very dedicated. When I set my mind to something, I will do whatever is required to make it happen. I know how to value hard work and sacrifice, and give everything I do 110%. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Anne Frank. She had immense strength and courage, and was always very positive. She showed the world what small, ordinary acts of kindness can do. I would ask her advice on how to change the world for good. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I love history! History has always fascinated me; I love learning about people from different times and places. I truly believe that history repeats itself, and that by looking back at the past, we can understand more about ourselves.

Tristen Call
What is your favorite quote and why?
“If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.” - Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow. I like that quote since we need to keep our eyes open in this life. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
In college, still trying to figure out life. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, playing video games, and off-roading. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
My car once died in the middle of an intersection in pouring rain, and I couldn’t get my hazard light to turn on. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
My perspective. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
I would talk with Houdini, and I’d ask him where he learned to disappear.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Anything except for math.

Science Olympiad Places 1st at Snow College Regionals

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:57pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Kyle Miller.

The Science Olympiad team competed on Saturday, February 21 at Snow College in 24 events in science, technology and engineering. Against 4 other high schools, we took first in 20 of the events and 1st overall. We also received the sportsmanship award. The team has grown from last year, and I am really proud of the work they've been putting in.  The next regionals is at Westminster College next Saturday where they will compete against a much tougher field. 

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