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DECA Places 2nd at Utah Southern Regional Competition

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:39pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Alan Marvin.
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On Thursday, January 22, the DECA club at MMHS attended the Utah Southern Regional Competition. Our DECA club performed very well and took second place! The following students place in region:

  • Duncan Beutler & Hailey Andrew, 2nd place in Buying and Merchandising
  • Carlos Urbina & Anya Nielson, 1st place in Buying and Merchandising
  • Heather Tautkus & Ashtyn Swenson, 2nd place in Hospitality Services
  • Sabrina Wasden, 2nd place in Restaurant Management
  • Matt Searcy & Ariel Flores-Mena, 1st place in Marketing
  • Bethany Irwin & Katie Murray, 1st place in Travel & Tourism

MMHS DECA club took 2nd place overall. Congratulations to these students!

Monday Parent E-mail -- Jan 26, 2015

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:37pm
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Prep of the Week - Elzi Nielsen

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:16am
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack.

Elzi Nielsen has been selected as this week's "Prep of the Week." Elzi has been a big reason why the lady Eagles basketball have won several big games recently with her scoring, rebounding, and overall team play. Also, as an outstanding student, Elzi is the type of student athlete who makes us all proud here at Maple Mountain. 

Congratulations Elzi!

Monday Parent E-mail -- Jan 20, 2015

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:16pm
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Monday Parent E-mail -- Jan 12, 2015

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:16am
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Ellevés Sweep the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 7:59am
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
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The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Rocky Mountain Drill Team Invitational Competition at Corner Canyon High School on January 10, 2015. They placed 1st in Hip Hop, 1st in Military, 1st in Dance, and 1st in Kick. There were seven 4A schools competing at the competition. The Ellevés also received the Overall 4A Trophy for having the highest scores in their top three routines.

Maple Mountain also took four of the top five places in the 4A Drill Down. Emily Kessinger won 1st place, McKenna Bate won 2nd place, Tori Little won 4th place, and Madi Ellis won 5th place. Congratulations drill team!Congratulations also to Ellevés' Emily Kessinger and Haylie Nelson. Emily Kessinger won 2nd place in the 4A contemporary category and Haylie Nelson won 4th place in the 4A jazz category at the solo competition held on Friday, January 9, 2015.

The drill team will now prepare for the Region 8 Drill Team Competition which will be held at Maple Mountain on January 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. Make plans now to come support the Ellevés!

December Students of the Month

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:59pm

Sophomore Sarah Foutz sees herself in five years in college studying for a career. Her hobbies are playing the piano, singing, and reading. Her favorite subject in school is anything music related. Currently, she’s in choir and taking a music theory class.

If Sarah could meet anyone in history, she would like to talk to her grandparents and ask them about their lives.

Sophomore Bridger Clayson’s favorite quote is, “I used to think that worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not… the worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” –Robin Williams. He likes this quote because it teaches him to be with the right people that make him happy. In five years, Bridger sees himself either serving on an LDS mission or home from the mission getting a scholarship in college.

Bridger’s hobbies are football, basketball, and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject in school is accounting because Mr. Spainhower is awesome, and Bridger wants to be an accountant.

Junior Paige Crane’s favorite quote is, “Whatever you decide to do in life, make sure it makes you happy.” She likes it because it’s enforcing the idea of having a positive attitude, doing what you love, and loving your life. In five years, Paige sees herself graduated from college, and then hopefully getting married and starting a family.

Paige’s hobbies include driving her car, reading good books, dancing, singing, traveling, stargazing, eating, and watching movies. One of her favorite subjects in school is architecture because she loves home improvement and wants to be an interior designer or architect. She also loves foods because she likes learning about it, and how it’s a hands-on class.

What makes Paige different is that she tries to see things form a different perspective, and always considers both sides of every situation. She also loves quirky and unique things including astronomy, plants, anything retro or vintage. A funny thing that happened to Paige was when she was younger; she and her cousin practiced writing “h’s” on her grandparent’s closet in sharpie! They weren’t very happy about it at the time, but now they laugh about it.

If she could talk with anyone in history, Paige would love to talk with either Mother Teresa or Gandhi. She would ask mother Teresa about how she was so selfless and giving. She would ask Gandhi about how he stayed positive and peaceful.

Junior Hunter McKell’s favorite quote is, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” –Jimmy Johnson. He likes that quote because the little things are what makes thing better. He said that’s “why my truck is shinier, why I work harder, why I runs farther, everything! It is all just giving that little extra.”

Hunter enjoys applied ballistics for long range shooting and how doing the math, science, and prep work to make a shot is very calming to him. He also enjoys riding his dirt bike. One thing that sets Hunter apart from others is his imagination is a preview of his life’s coming attractions. Like a movie trailer, it entices him to see his dreams through, and he thinks that he has accomplished so much more because of it.

Hunter would like to ask Isaac Newton about gravity. Because it is a relatively weak force, he would ask him what the strongest force is and how we may utilize it.

Senior Alexandra Holmes’ favorite quote is, “All your dreams can come, if you have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney. She loves this quote because it encourages her to follow her dreams no matter how big they are. In five years, Alexandra sees herself as a returned missionary, graduated from the Disney college program intern, and working on her bachelors at USU. She really likes social studies and government class with Mr. Miner.

Alexandra enjoys making and editing slideshows on a computer, sewing, swimming, and spending time with her family. Something that sets her apart is that she is a triplet and has an identical twin sister.

Alexandra would want to have a conversation with Walt Disney. She would thank him for making a place where her family can go and have a great time together.

Senior McKay Hales’ favorite quote is, “You ain’t gonna learn no younger.” Growing up on a farm, his grandfather would tell McKay this when learning something new. McKay sees himself in five years as a married farmer going to school to become a software engineer. His hobbies include welding and ceramics.

One thing that sets McKay apart was when he was run over by a tractor. His favorite subject in school is math because the rules of math never change like they do in English.

If McKay could talk with anyone in history, he would talk with George Washington. He would ask him what it was like to be the first president.

Ellevés Win Sweepstakes Award at Excalibur Classic

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:37pm
Attributions: Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.
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The MMHS Ellevés competed at The Excalibur Classic, which was held at Copper Hills High School on Saturday, December 20. The Ellevés competed in the Hip Hop, Military, Dance, and Kick categories. There were twelve schools competing in the 4A division.

The Ellevés won 1st place in the Hip Hop category, 1st place in the Military category, 2nd place in the Kick category, and 3rd place in the Dance category. They also won the 4A Sweepstakes award for being the top 4A team at the competition. 

In the drill down competition, Emily Kessinger won 1st place and Brandi Gessel won 2nd place in the 4A division.

Jourdyn Reid competed in the solo competition on Friday night and won 3rd place in the 4A Lyrical category. There were 14 soloists competing in the category.

The competition season will continue on January 10 at Corner Canyon High School. The Ellevés will also hold their annual “Region Preview” on Thursday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in the MMHS main gym. Come see the Ellevés perform all of their competition routines as well as some performances from invited guests.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Jan 5, 2015

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:27am
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Monday Parent E-mail -- Dec 15, 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:02am
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FFA Attend Snow College Field Day

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:29pm
Attributions: Story by Kaylee Liddiard.

Maple Mountain FFA had the opportunity to attend Snow College Field Day. Thirteen students competed in different contests held at the Snow College Campus. The students competed in Horse Judging (Becky B., Rachel M., Karista N., and Camden T.), Livestock Judging (Brooks C., Mikaila S., Kassidy T., and Lani Z.), Ag Mechanics (Hailey H., Mckay H. and Michael S), and Veterinary Science (Sean C., Jerrica R., and Hunter M.). The teams represented our school well and learned about the contests. Congratulations to Becky Bible who was named 4th Overall High School Individual. She competed with about 200 individuals and ended up in the top!  Congratulations to all of our teams for representing the school so well. 

Bell Schedule for our Performing Arts Christmas Assembly on Dec 19, 2014

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:43am
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MMHS Parent/Student E-mail -- Dec 9, 2014

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:07am
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MMHS Ellevés Do Well at First Competition

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:46am
Attributions: Story and photo by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés competed in their first competition of the season, The UVU Invitational Drill Team Competition, at UVU on Saturday, December 6. The Ellevés competed in the Hip Hop, Military, Dance, and Kick categories. There were ten schools competing in the 4A division.

The Ellevés won 1st place in the Hip Hop category, 2nd place in the Military category, 2nd place in the Dance category and 2nd place in the Kick category. Overall, in the 4A division, the Ellevés were ranked 2nd. The team was very excited and pleased with their success!

The Ellevés will now prepare for their next competition which is on December 20 at Copper Hills High School.

 

Monday Parent E-mail -- Dec 1, 2014

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:38am
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Monday Parent E-mail -- Nov 24, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:40am
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November Students of the Month

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:13am
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Maple Mountain High School is proud to announce the November students of the month!

Sophomore Katelyn Mitchell’s favorite quote is, “If a task is once begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” In five years, she sees herself returned from an LDS mission and then at college. 

Katelyn’s hobbies are four wheeling, camping, hiking, reading, and cooking. Her favorite subject in school is math because she likes working with numbers. One thing that sets Katelyn apart is that she likes challenges. She likes it when she can prove to herself and others that she can do hard things. 

If Katelyn could meet anyone in history, she would like to talk to Nathan Hale. She would ask him why he was so dedicated to the patriot cause.

Sophomore Jacob Collier’s favorite quote is, “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.” –Winston Churchill. He likes it because we all face obstacles in our life, and if we change to face these challenges, we can have a great advantage in life. In five years, Jacob sees himself with a successful business in either the video game or computer industry.

Jacob’s hobbies are playing video games, thinking of video game ideas, building computers, and listening to music. His favorite subject in school is history or computer programming because the whole world runs on programming and most have no idea how it works. Jacob also thinks it’s fun to mess around with programming.

What makes Jacob different than everyone else is that he can be very creative and am very friendly. Unlike most, he’s very tech savvy and brings up subjects that most tech teachers have very limited knowledge on. He also enjoys listening to people’s point of view on all subjects.

If he could meet anyone in history, Jacob would meet Vladmir Lenin or Adolf Hitler. He would ask them why they did what they did.

Junior Abigail Taylor’s favorite quote is, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso. She likes this quote because it’s not about who she is, it’s what she can give. She wants to do her best so that she can give her best. It’s her motivation. In five years, Abigail sees herself as a recently returned missionary for the LDS church, going to BYU, and majoring in engineering.

Abigail hobbies include the piano, singing, photography, writing, going on walks with her camera, sleeping, listening to music, learning the guitar, learning in general, and cooking. Her favorite subjects in school are math, English, and choir. To Abigail, math just makes sense. She loves English because she loves to hear other’s ideas and learning how to express herself accurately. She also thinks music is life because it brings everyone all so close.

What makes Abigail different is that she is ambitious and idealistic, but she works hard so that all her dreams can come true. She dreams big and works hard. But other people are her priority. 

If she could talk with anyone in history, Abigail would love to talk with Emily Dickenson. She wants to know her and know the motivation and meaning of all her beautiful poems.

Junior Joshua Johnson sees himself in college in five years. His favorite subject is English because he loves words, stories, writing, reading, and phrasing. Currently, Joshua thinks rhetoric seems to be the ugly duckling of English.

Joshua’s hobbies include singing, reading, playing bass, and drawing. Something interesting about him is his talent for making up words and having nobody notice that they are not real. The funniest thing that happened to Joshua was when he tripped four times going up the stairs in C hall.

Joshua would like to meet Van Gogh and ask him his exact motives behind the whole ear thing.

Senior Hannah Blonquist’s favorite quote is, “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad.” – Abraham Lincoln. She likes that quote because life is that simple to her. In five years, Hannah wants to be happy. She cant say now where she wants to be, but she does know that she wants to be making a difference to her family, community, or world. She will be a returned missionary, in college, and may have a family of her own. Her favorite subjects in school are anything that stretches her and makes her smile, specifically photography, choir, English, and AP psychology.

Hannah loves anything involving art like music, photography, painting, drawing, writing, etc. Creating something beautiful is what gives her satisfaction and fulfillment. The funniest thing that ever happened to her would be when a 4 year old girl asked Hannah if she was a terrorist and told Hannah she could just have her ring pop.

Something that sets her apart is that she doesn’t like to sleep on pillows.

Hannah would want to have a conversation with Adolf Hitler. She would ask him if he had regrets and why he did what he did.

Senior Joseph Rawle’s favorite quote is, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Joseph sees himself in five years attending college. His favorite subject in school is math because it is simple and logical.

Joseph’s likes to listen to music. The funniest thing that happened to Joseph was when he belly flopped off of a high dive.

If Joseph could talk with anyone in history, he would talk with his past self and answer his questions.

Monday Parent E-mail -- Nov 17, 2014

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:13am
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FBLA Brings Home 31 Medals

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:44pm
Attributions: Story and photo by Seth Spainhower.

Congratulations to our FBLA club on their success at the Herriman Invitational November 7th. It was an exceptional group effort that placed MMHS at the top while competing against 150 students! Each member represented our school in the finest of fashions. Out of the 9 students competing, each placed in the top 3, and together they brought home a total of 31 medals! Listed below are the individuals/teams that placed in the top 3 of their specific competitions:

Individual Events

  • Jacob Collier- 1st place in Accounting I, 2nd place in Computer Problem Solving & Economics,    3rd place in Technology Concepts
  • Becca Bair- 1st place in Client Service
  • Robert Jensen- 1st place in Entrepreneurship, 3rd place in Business Web Design
  • Anya Nielson- 1st place in Parliamentary Procedures
  • Maria DeZuviria- 2nd place in Accounting II
  • Carlos Urbina- 3rd place in Accounting II
  • Shalese Black- 3rd place in Business Procedures & Business Communication

Team Events

  • Quiz Bowl Champions: Becca Bair, Anya Nielson, Carlos Urbina and Robert Jensen-1st Place
  • Entrepreneurship: Becca Bair, Anya Nielson, and Robert Jensen- 1st Place
  • Hospitality Management: Becca Bair, Anya Nielson, and Robert Jensen- 1st Place
  • Parliamentary Procedure: Kati Branch, Becca Bair, Anya Nielson, and Robert Jensen- 2nd place
  • Management Decision Making: Kati Branch, Ally Johnson, and Carlos Urbina- 2nd place
  • Hospitality Management: Kati Branch, Ally Johnson, and Carlos Urbina- 3rd Place

The FBLA club is planning on building off of their success at Herriman and beginning their preparations for regionals and state. Great job MMHS FBLA and good luck! 

Monday Parent E-mail -- Nov 10, 2014

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:09am
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