MMHS 2nd Annual Senior Sunrise

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by Kaylie Smith and Deanna Barton, MMHS Staff Writers
Zac Haines and Jeremy Arbon bundle up for senior sunrise

On Friday, September 10, Golden Eagle seniors woke up bright and early to see the sunrise with their classmates.  As everyone grabbed donuts and hot chocolate, the socializing with friends began.  From all directions, lights flash as everyone is taking pictures to remember this celebrated moment. 

“The best part was that all the seniors got on the tennis courts and huddled together and enjoyed each other’s company,” said Senior Rachel Staheli.

Green Players are Golden

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By Aimee Vargas and Cameron Spilker, MMHS Staff Writers

Last week on August 30, Maple Mountain Varsity Golf team teed up against all region teams and placed 4th in the tournament and 4th overall. All region teams play every golf match. On Wednesday, September 8, the Golden Eagles JV team placed 2nd, currently driving them into 1st place overall.  

“We have a lot of good young talent; some of our best players are freshmen and sophomores,” Coach Averett, Golf Head Coach, exclaims.

Lady Golden Eagles Ace Uintah

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By Nick Taylor and Evan Huffman, MMHS Golden Eagle Globe
Calley Bankhead, 1st Varisty Singles, matched up against Uintah (photo by Nick Taylor)

photo by Nick Taylor

Our Maple Mountain Golden Eagles girls tennis team beat the Uintah Utes last Thursday, August 26. The varsity won all their matches 5-0.  First Singles, Calley Bankhead beat her opponent 6-0, 6-1 in a quick match.  Second singles, Spencer Rose won her match 6-1, 6-1.  Rounding out our singles play, Mckell James soared through her match with a great 6-2, 6-0 W.

Maple Mountain Volleyball Team Fights Hard

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by Kalin Wall and Kinsey Williams, MMHS Staff Writers
Lady Golden Eagles set-up to block Timpview spike at last Friday's home game (photo by Kalin Wall)

photos by Kalin Wall

On August 26, our very own Maple Mountain Volleyball team played an intense game against Timpview. Lady Golden Eagles were ecstatic and excited after winning their junior varsity game.  However, the varsity team had a close loss. After winning the first round, they lost the next two.  They came back for the fourth round, but couldn’t hang on for the last game.

Senior Nicole Killian commented, “It was a good game and a great learning experience. It prepared us for upcoming region games.”

New Member of Science Department has a Motivating Story

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by Nathan Foutz and Ben Besendorfer, MMHS Staff Writers
Science Teacher Daniel Dewey

Daniel Dewey, Maple Mountain High School’s new Physics and Chemistry teacher, is a regular Einstein.  He’s an inventor, teacher, Science Fiction writer, robotics advisor, husband, father, and a man who prefers Wookies over Klingons; Dewey is an exceptional person.  Married to his wife Lauren, with two children, one of his favorite pastimes is to play Legos with his children and take family tricycle rides on a multi-passenger trike he built himself.  His love for inventing has led to many creations, often made with regular everyday objects that most of us would throw away.

The Art of Sculpting Students

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by Justin Thorn and Olin Andersen, MMHS Staff Writers
Art Teacher Brandon Berrett

“I like to sneak up on my students and see if they’re working,” tells Mr. Brandon Barrett, new Art Teacher at Maple Mountain High.

This fun loving sarcasm and sense of humor are just a few qualities of our new art teacher. Before teaching, Mr. Barrett worked in a snowboard factory, where he constructed snowboards, long boards, and skateboards.  In his youth, he had a friend that was playing with a bat; and, when he came down the stars, his friend swung it at his head.  He was lucky to survive; ended up with fourteen screws and six plates in his head.  

The Future is in Her Hands

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By Micala Pearson and Jamie Gashler, MMHS Staff Writers
Ms. Kaylee Liddiard

Our new Maple Mountain High debate and FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor, Ms. Kaylee Liddiard, is a first year teacher. Before arriving at Maple Mountain High School, Liddiard was a student teacher at Lehi High School. When asked what has been her most rewarding teaching experience, she said, “Seeing students find something they love and going through with it.”

The most unusual job she had was producing “fake steak” in college. She thoroughly enjoys entering livestock into FFA competitions. Her vision for our school is for everyone to understand FFA and agriculture.

New Seminary Teacher at Maple Mountain

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By: Deanna Barton and Kaylie Smith, MMHS Staff Writers
Brother Andy Skelton, Seminary Teacher

Brother Andy Skelton is the new Seminary teacher here at Maple Mountain High school. He has been teaching for the past ten years and was most recently at Payson High School.  Previously he taught at Skyline, Evergreen Jr. High, Provo High, Payson Jr. High, and Timpview.   Andy and Laura Skelton have been married for over 13 years and have four great boys ages 5 to 13.

Better than Expected

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By Jake Harding and Brittany Eckhart, MMHS Staff Writers

On Monday, August 22, the Maple Mountain boys golf team had one of their best tournaments at Gladston Golf Course in Payson.

In the end, the team pulled ahead by 15 shots, ranking the team 4th in the tournament.  Many of the teammates showed improvement in their performance. 

“The team did better than expected,” Coach Averett explained. “The team is working hard, doing well, and having fun.”

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