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.
Maple Mountain High School hosted their monthly Window on the Workplace seminar on Monday, April 26, 2010. Guest speaker, Brent Benson, from American Environmental Testing came to speak to students about careers in environmental science and engineering. Mr. Benson spoke about his careers and his path to owning his own company. He advised the students to take an Accounting class or two as it will help them in running their own business.
April 22 and 23 Dance Company and the dance classes at Maple Mountain High School performed at their end of year showcase. There were a variety of dances ranging from a modern hip-hop dance performed by Dance Company to the classic waltz performed by one of the social dance classes. Some of the dances featured were choreographed by the students themselves, while others were choreographed by a professional choreographer. The dances had a wide range in themes and dance styles, which wowed the crowd as the dancers performed intense tumbling acts and body movement.
Prom Royalty 2010
Prom King- Cameron Starr, Senior
Attendants- Matt Moon and Zach Hixson
Prom Queen- Samantha Raleigh, Senior
Attendants- Whitney Moss and Cassie Tobler
Prince-Freddy Woods, Junior
Attendants-Hudson Sheranian and Braden Rymer
Princess- Katherine Wilkins, Junior
Attendants- Devonnie Walpole and Jessie Raymer