Busy in the front office is the life of the secretaries including Janine Smith; who, when asked to be interviewed by the newspaper staff, was occupied because of her continual work. Assistant Front Office Secretary Janine Smith was born and raised in Washington where she graduated from high school, then left to attend BYU, and now resides in Utah. Reading is Janine’s passion and she is currently reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Married and a proud parent of three children, Mrs. Smith is excited to shortly become a first time grandparent. She loves to hike, bike, sew, and quilt.
The Salem Hills Skyhawks scored their first touchdown three minutes into the game last Friday evening, September 19. The same feat took the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles twice as long, landing their first, and only, touchdown at six minutes into the first quarter.
The touchdown for the Golden Eagles was scored by a pass from Jace Edmunds to Greg Waite; however, the extra point kick was not good.
Despite the effort made, the Skyhawks had the game by half time with a 32 point lead over Maple Mountain.
The Springville High and Maple Mountain FFA and 4-H Livestock Boosters held their first annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 19. Congratulations to Bill Krauss and Denise Burns of Heber City and Steve and Tressa Stokes of Coalville--the winning team who received the “Grand Champion” belt buckle trophy. The Livestock Boosters organization raises money to “boost” the profits of the students in the FFA and 4-H who raise and sale livestock. A sincere thank you to Spanish Oaks Golf course for hosting our event and to our participants and many sponsors:
Mr. Kim Gerke is one of our fabulous counselors here at Maple Mountain High. With an impressive 26 years of counseling in his pocket, he knows what it takes to help students be successful. A graduate of Homestead High in Indiana, 1974, he came to Brigham Young University in 1980 and gained his bachelor of science in Psychology and History. In 1987, Kim furthered his education achieving his master’s degree in Counseling. Previously employed at Spanish Fork High and Springville Jr. High, Mr. Gerke’s opinion is that he is at the best school of his career, our new Maple Mountain High.
The first ever Maple Mountain Girls’ Soccer team has started off with a big bang!
The Lady Golden Eagles region play began on Tuesday, September 1, with a winning game, following an already great pre-season with only one loss. Currently, the Lady Golden Eagles have an 8-1 record; remarkable for their first year.
Maple Mountain High isn’t the only thing in its first year. Counseling intern, Mrs. Rachelle Miner, is excited to be a first year counselor. A graduate of Springville High, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University, then continued to achieve her Master’s in Psychology.
On September 3, MMHS girls soccer battled Uintah Utes on their home turf in Vernal. The Eagles won 3-2 in a close game. Jayci Peay, sophomore, scored two of the three goals from free kicks; both shots were perfectly placed in the side nets, just out of reach of the keeper. The Eagles were ahead 2-0 at the end of the first half, but the Utes came out hard and scored two goals. The game winning goal was scored by Baylee Nielson, a sophomore, by slipping the ball past the goalie in a scramble. The game was hard fought.
When interviewing Joy Maughan, Maple Mountain’s front office secretary, it was hard to get a full comment in without being interrupted with a matter of school business. When you call the school, you will most likely be greeted by Joy. Married for 30 years, Joy has five children, four of who are married and one currently attending college. Mrs. Maughan enjoys the thrill of four wheeling and wave running. Each year she travels to the coast to enjoy the beach; vacationing with her family is definitely what she loves to do, outside of school of course.