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FF State Competition

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:57pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Jen Gardner.

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! 

State Drama Results

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:12am
Attributions: Story and photo by Bradley Moss.

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:
Chloe Henry
Sophie Hill
Shay Swenson
Nicole James
Isaac Maltby
Anton Moss
Sarah Foutz
Caitlin Martinez
Marguerite Morgan
Sam Slade
Hannah Wood
Ashlynn Rober
Gavin Henry
Corban Radford

Savannah Henry
Clark Tolbert

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!

Students of the Month - April

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:58pm

Justin Black  
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. 

Michaela McCown
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? 

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-24-17

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:32pm

German Fair

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:04am
Attributions: Story and photos by Melinda Banks.
(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:

Individual 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


Tied for 3rd Place, Distinguished Rating, Brett Stewart

Visual Art:
2nd Place, Superior Rating – Cadence Peterson

3rd Place, Superior Rating – Parker Gasser

Team Events:
Culture Bowl:
Tied for 3rd Place – Sam Hansen, Jackson Berthold, Kyle Bird, and Parker Jackman

Soccer Team:
2nd Place, Kaden Backlund, Braxton Olson, Dalton Hawk, and Lucas Christensen 

3rd Place, Der Raub – Londyn Branch, Anton Moss, Josephine Schmidt, Gideon Hale

8th Annual Maple Mountain Dance Concert

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:50am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

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.

2017-2018 Dance Company Announced

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:09am
Attributions: Story and photo by Karla Palfreyman.

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.

Utah High School Film Festival Results

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:05am
Attributions: Story by Lindsey McMurdie and photos by Robyn Dunn.
(more pictures available)

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 Gillespie - Teacher of the Year

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:00am
Attributions: Story and photo from

“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.”

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-17-17

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:08pm

Science Olympiad Wins State - 3 Years in a Row!

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:06am
Attributions: Story and photo by Kyle Miller.

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

Welding Competition Results

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:32am
Attributions: Story and photo by Jared Massic.

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.

MMHS Parent/Student Information for 4-10-17

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:37pm

Dance Company Auditions

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:45am
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

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

Dance 3 Class at Dance Company Festival

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:03pm

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!

Dance Company Festival

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:01pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

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!

FCCLA State Competition

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:10pm
Attributions: Story by Jessica Knotts.

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

Chapter Website:
-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

Illustrated Talk:
-Troy Goodin & Levi Harmer- Silver

Fashion Construction:
-Chloe Engler: Gold & 3rd in State & won wool

Region Drama Team

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:26pm
Attributions: Story by Bradley Moss.

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:

Isaac Maltby
Hannah Wood
Anastasia Kodemtsev
Alicia Austin
Gavin Henry
Marguerite Morgan
Sam Slade
Jaci Hulse
Michelle Squire
Corban Radford
Nicole James
Caitlin Martinez
Zac Thorn
Jayce Komiya
Chloe Henry
Talon Tippetts
Anton Moss
Ammon Hill
Sara Jefferies
Rebecca Draught
Shay Swenson
Sophie Hill
Savannah Henry
Talia Johnson

SkillsUSA State Competition

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:40am
Attributions: Story by Jared Massic.
(more pictures available)

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!

March Students of the Month

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:05pm

Amberly Nordgran  
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.  

Christian Sorensen
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?" 

Aspen Jones
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. 

Parker Gasser
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.