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June 2011

Denise Villarta Selected Washington D.C. Faculty Adviser

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 4:00pm
Lana Hiskey
Denise Villarta

Denise Villarta, science teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was selected to be a faculty adviser for the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment held this month at George Mason University. The week long summit has invited top high school students from all over the U.S. to study and discuss environment issues with government and industry leaders in Washington D.C.

Coach Jim (Shoe) Nelson Receives National Honor

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 3:40pm
Coach Jim (Shoe) Nelson

Jim (Shoe) Nelson, head baseball coach for Spanish Fork High, receives national honor

The American Baseball Coaches Association has named Spanish Fork High School’s Jim (Shoe) Nelson as National Coach of the Year for a mid-size school (between 1,599-1,800 enrollment). An eight-member committee selected Coach Nelson, which is Coach Nelson’s first national honor.

Jethro Gillespie Selected ART21 Teacher

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 3:29pm
Jethro Gillespie

ART21 announces selection of 16 exceptional art and humanities teachers to spend a year working with contemporary art, artists, and files. Our own Jethro Gillespie, art teacher at Maple Mountain High School, was selected to participate in this free, innovative, and highly selective program inspired by and based on Art21’s films and curricular resources.

Cafe Rio Gives $2,500 to Nebo School District

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 2:25pm
Presenting Check

Café Rio, Spanish Fork, had their grand opening June 8, 2011, and presented a check of $2,500 to Nebo School District. Bob Nilsen, Chairman of the Board, said they want to help and give back to the community and especially to the schools in this area.

Café Rio will be offering outstanding student awards each week and outstanding faculty awards once a month. Café Rio is in seven states and was awarded the Number 1 Mexican Restaurant in the country for customer satisfaction out of 140.

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