On May 4, 2010, the Maple Mountain boys tennis team performed well at the region tournament. The JV team was phenomenal and took 1st place over all. Calder Groberg, 1st JV singles, did an awesome job hitting his way to victory taking first place. The only freshman on the team Matt Chandler, 2nd JV singles, took first with his consistent serve and ground stroke game. Nate Hawks, 3rd JV singles, also played very hard and well taking 2nd place. We had three doubles teams in the tournament; they all played to the best of their abilities. Cameron Spilker and Justin Beary, 1st JV doubles, had a
This week’s Maple Mountain Prep of the Week is softball star Tori Nielson. She plays 3rd base for the varsity softball team. As a junior she is one of the only upperclassmen to start varsity. Tori considers herself as more of a power hitter; she hits 5th in the lineup.
Tori says she likes softball because “it provides a challenge and is something she loves to do.”
It finally happened. The Maple Mountain Boys Soccer team won their first region game Tuesday, May 4.
Maple Mountain and Springville High schools attended the DECA International Competition the last week of April. Jessika Hilton, Maple Mountain Chapter President, brought home two national awards: Overall finalist in Restaurant and Food Service Management and top 10 role play score. Students who attended from Springville High were Chelsea Staple, Hotel and Lodging Management; Chelsie Murdock, Leadership Training; and Jerich McAfee and John Call; Financial Analysis Team Decision Making.
By Kierra Larsen, Golden Eagle Globe
Skyler Porcaro, sophomore, is one of Maple Mountain’s April students of the month. Skyler was nominated by his math teacher, Mr. Thomas Marker and his Foreign Language teacher, Mr. Brad Burtenshaw. Skyler’s favorite subject is math, he says, “Because it has always been easy for me.” In five years, Skyler sees himself going on a LDS mission and attending BYU.
Senior Brooke Bishop interned at Spanish Oaks Elementary as a second grade student teacher. Brooke assisted the teacher and taught an art project once a week. Brooke said she is still very interested in this line of work after the internship. Brooke said that one of the funniest experiences she had during the internship was when she had to test all the children and they were excited to test.
Golden Eagle Zach Wyler has been actively involved at Wing Enterprises lately, interning as an accountant. Zach wanted to experiment in this field because he enjoys the, “idea of being an accountant.” As an intern, Zach enters customer purchases and billing information. During his time at Wing, Zach experienced what working as an accountant was like. He said, “There was a great atmosphere on the site."
Jonathan Seiter was one of the guest speakers this Spring at Springville High and Maple Mountain High school’s Window on the Workplace seminar. Mr. Seiter is a recruiter for ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City.
He spoke to the students about the importance of an education, and what types of jobs were available at ARUP. Students were interested to hear about how to enter the fields of Medical Technology and Pathology.
Maple Mountain student Alysa Skousen has had a chance to work with some very special kids. Alysa interns at Spanish Oaks Elementary with the special-education preschool. She has the opportunity to help, teach, and entertain children in need.
Alysa decided to try this line of work after helping with the peer tutor class last year and decided that her love for the class and for children pointed to this type of work.
Maple Mountain FCCLA chapter recently had four of its members compete at the state convention in STAR events. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Shannon Davies, senior, received Silver in Job Interview; Jessica Barson, sophomore, received Silver in Career Investigation; Rebekah Jackson, sophomore, received Gold in Fashion Construction; and, Morgan Smith, sophomore, received Gold in Interior Design.