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Superior Ratings at State Choral Festival

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:39pm
Attributions: Story by Cory Mendenhall.

The UMEA State Choral Festival was held last Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 in the stunning Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah.  High School choirs from throughout the State of Utah who qualified at the region level were invited to perform their festival repertoire for a panel of adjudicators.  The Maple Mountain Concert Choir, Sorelle Voce, and Men's Chorus all earned straight superior ratings at the State festival, and garnered some pretty substantial complimentary feedback from the clinicians.  We congratulate our choral students, and appreciate your support!  We would appreciate any compliments you might pass on to choral students who are in your class(es).  We're so very proud of them and the tremendous success they've experienced this year!

The performances were recorded live.  You can hear them here:

http://da.music.utah.edu/public/UMEA/70703/

Tonight's Concerto-Aria and Masterworks Concert takes place at 7:00pm in our auditorium.  Our soloists include:

  • Hannah Bateman, Viola Concerto in C Minor, mvt. III, by J.C. Bach
  • Allison Ells, Piano Concerto No. I, mvt. I, by Muczynski
  • Caitlyn Nixon, Soprano, Oh Had I Jubel's Lyre, by G.F. Handel
  • Emma Hansen & Tasha Jackson, Violin Duet Concerto--Navarra for Two Violins, by Pablo de Sarasate
  • Hannah Blonquist, Soprano, Quia Respexit by J.S. Bach
  • Caroline Hickey, Soprano, Vedrai Carino by W.A. Mozart
  • Matthew Searcy, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, mvt.III, by Sergei Rachmaninoff

In addition to these soloists, the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Mozart's Gloria, from his Coronation Mass in C.  

These students have worked so hard all year, and sound so good!  They would love to see you in the audience tonight.  Very short concert!  

MMHS Choirs present their Spring Choral Showcase tomorrow night, 7:00pm in the Auditorium. It's going to be such a fun concert!  Join us!

Dance Company for 2015-2016

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:47pm
Attributions: Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Auditions for the Maple Mountain High School Dance Company were held on April 29th, 2015. MMDC is the advanced performing dance group at MMHS. The dancers were taught a short dance combination by graduating MMDC seniors and performed this in addition to their own movement sequence for the judges. Twenty seven dancers auditioned and sixteen were selected for MMDC 2015-2016. Congratulations to Tiffany Asay, Emily Bates, Addie Black, Makenna Briggs, Cassandra Chambers, Shaelynn Duncan, Alexa Knutzen, Muriel Langdon, Lynnae Randall, Kelsha Robinson, Kathryn Southworth, Scottee Studdert, Caitlyn Taylor, Faith Taylor, Brooklyn Williams, and MaKayla Yates.

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 18, 2015

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:51am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-18-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%205-18-15.pdf

May Students of the Month

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:02pm
Attributions: 

Rachel Pendletonz
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Nobody is perfect, but I’m as close as it gets.” I like this because it’s true no one is perfect, but we all have our differences. Don’t leave anyone out–invite others into the group. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself in college, married or on a mission. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to play sports like softball. I love to play the piano and love to do origami (especially the crane). 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I would follow my grandma around the house and be her “toodles” when I was younger. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am very nice to everyone, and I have a great attitude in all my classes. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk with George Washington and ask him how he became so great because I love our founding fathers. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?\
I love all my classes because they’re all wonderful. My most favorite teachers are Mr. Smith and Mrs. McMurdie because they make class fun, and I have learned a lot from them. 

Paul Asola
What is your favorite quote and why?
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” I like this because I’m not perfect. 

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

What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy soccer. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I’m always happy. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I’d like to talk with Leonardo da Vince and ask him how he came up with all his inventions.\ 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like woodshop because I like making stuff and making my teacher mad. 

Morgan Haws
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Everything is okay in the end, if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” This quote gives me hope, and I feel like everyone should have hope. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself working as a cosmetologist, moved out, and traveling the world. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like drawing, being outdoors, hiking, cooking, long boarding, bike rides, and traveling. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I was at a Las Vegas wedding and “Elvis” was performing on stage. So I ran up and started dancing and then everyone starting dancing, too. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I’m always looking for new fun adventures. I make everyday an adventure. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would want to talk to Billie Holiday, and ask her if she could give me vocal lessons. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Art is my favorite subject because I get lost in time when I do art. 

Seth Sandoval
What is your favorite quote and why?
If I give up now, I’m only a man that made it this far...” I like the sound of it. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I wan to be an animator or an illustrator. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to read, make comics, and draw. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it?
I was talk with Leonardo da Vinci and ask for painting advice. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Drawing is my favorite because I just love to draw.

Hanna Campbell
What is your favorite quote and why?
“Decisions determine destiny.” – Thomas S. Monson. I like this quote because it sets a big example for me, and how I should work hard to make the future the best for me and others. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
When I graduate from high school, I’m planning on going on a LDS mission, and hopefully after my mission, I will go to college at UVU to take film classes. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are decorating, babysitting, taking pictures, helping others, making people smile and laugh, making commercials and short movies, throwing discus and shot-put, and running. 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I was in seventh grade, I got my haircut really short, and one day when I went to math class my friends started laughing at me. One of my friends said I looked like Anne Frank. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I am really outgoing, and my friends always tell me that I am the one and only “Hanna.” That’s because I always want to make someone smile, laugh, and be happy. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I’d talk with Mother Teresa and ask what kept her motivated to love people and help people everyday of her life. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
I like history because it’s really interesting and fun to learn about. I also like it because all of my history teachers have made it the best class ever! 

Rhees Nielson
What is your favorite quote and why?
“What is the point of all of this? To follow the light.” ­–Croods. 

Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
I see myself as a returned missionary and studying directing in college. 

What are your favorite hobbies?
My hobbies are film making, editing, and hanging out with friends. 

What makes you different from everyone else?
I go out on adventures and seek new things. 

If you could have a conversation with anyone from history who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk with Nephi. 

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite class is video production because I love to make videos. 

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 11, 2015

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:59am
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Please select this link to access our MMHS Parent/Student Information for 5-11-15:

http://mmhs.nebo.edu/sites/mmhs.nebo.edu/files/Monday%20email%205-11-15.pdf

Monday Parent E-mail -- May 4, 2015

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:21pm
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Prep of the Week - Carley Guymon

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:02pm
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Carley Guymon is the "Prep of The Week." Carley's pitching has helped the lady Golden Eagles stay near the top of the region 8 standings. She has an 11-4 record on the mound while also swinging a strong bat at the plate. Her efforts have been a big reason the team has a very respectful 16-5 overall record. Congratulations to Carley, and good luck to you and your team the rest of the way!

MMHS Wins Science State Title

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:04pm
Attributions: Article found on at deseretnews.com.

Article found at Deseret News.

The Maple Mountain High School Science Olympiad team won the state title during a competition last weekend at the University of Utah.

Maple Mountain competed against 31 other high schools from across the state in science, technology, engineering and math.

Of the 24 events in which Maple Mountain High competed, the school took first place in six events, second place in four events, and third place in three events.

The team will now move on to the national competition next month at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where the students will compete against the 60 best teams in the nation.

Members of the community who would like to support the team can contact coach Kyle Miller atkyle.miller@nebo.edu.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Apr 27, 2015

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:38am
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April Students of the Month

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:04pm
Attributions: 

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.

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