Our MMHS DECA club attended the state competition two weeks ago. Seven students attended the competition and all performed very well. A few highlights were: out of 250+ students both Savannah Marker and McKenzie Connelly tested in the top 10% in their subject, and they also finished in the top ten in state competing in the "Business Law and Ethics" team event. Spencer Searcy finished third in state and qualified to attend the national competition in California if he chooses to go.
Tyler Lewis teaches Digital Photography 1, Advanced Commercial Photography 2, AP Photography, and Yearbook. This is his sixth year teaching at Maple Mountain High School. He graduated from BYU with a bachelors and masters degree in Technology & Engineering Education. Photography is a relatively new hobby for Mr. Lewis after switching from graphic design and video editing, but he now has his own photography business that keeps him busy in the evenings, weekends, and summers. In his spare time, you can find Mr.
Maple Mountain ProStart is advancing to the state competition! They placed 4th in Central Regionals on Thursday, February 23. And in case you don't know what ProStart is, it is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.
Dawson Beutler has been selected as a Prep of the Week for his recent outstanding plays as a member of the boys basketball team. Dawson along with the other members of the boys team have had an outstanding season winning a share of the region 8 title. Good luck to Dawson and the boys basketball team as they prepare for the state basketball tournament!
Molly Brenchley teaches business and dance classes as well as coach the drill team at Maple Mountain High School. She has taught at MMHS since it opened. Previously she taught at Payson High School.
The CTE classes that Mrs. Brenchley teaches have varied over the years from Computer Tech 1 and 2 to Business Communication 1 and 2. Currently she is teaching Exploring Computer Science. In addition to teaching CTE classes, Mrs. Brenchley teaches Dance 1, Dance 2, Social Dance 1, and Social Dance 2. She is also the coach of the Ellevés Drill Team.
Jalyssa Friant, Mckenna Bate, and Mallory Ross have been selected for "Prep of the Week" honors. Jalyssa, Mckenna, and Mallory are members of the region 8 champion drill team. Their efforts also helped the drill team to a third place finish at the state drill team competition. All three were also recently selected to the all state drill team.
Congratulations ladies on a great season!
Jen Gardner graduated from Utah State University (Go AGGIES!) with her degree in Agricultural Education. She is on her second year of teaching and is loving it. She teaches Animal Science, Floriculture and Greenhouse Management, Natural Resources and Ag Biology. She loves all animals but especially loves all things hog related. She loves teaching hands-on classes that give kids real applications of the world around them. She strives to teach skills that will help students be better prepared to be self sufficient in their lives if the need arises.
Mr. Spainhower graduated from UVU in 2013 with a degree in Business/Marketing Education. Also in 2013, he began his teaching and baseball coaching career at Maple Mountain High School and is thrilled to be a Golden Eagle. Coach Spainhower currently teaches Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retailing, Accounting I, Accounting II, Business Communication I, Business Communication II, and when he’s lucky, Financial Literacy! Mr. Spainhower is also the FBLA Adviser and enjoys competing with his club members.