On Friday, October 23, Springville High and Maple Mountain Choirs combined together to sing in a concert, “One Voice, One Heart.” This past summer Mrs. Leanna Crockett , SHS Choir Director, and Mr. Cory Mendenhall, MMHS Choir Director, traveled with some of their choir students to Venice, Italy. At this inspirational venue, the idea was created to combine Maple Mapleton and Springville choirs to sing Vivaldi’s Gloria. “It was a great opportunity to bring all the kids back together to sing once more,” said Crockett.
Mrs. Bree Moulton is one of our dedicated counselors at Maple Mountain High School. This year marks her tenth year as a school counselor. Mrs. Moulton graduated from Springville High School, and then furthered her education at Utah Valley University and University of Phoenix. Along with receiving her master’s degree in Educational Counseling she also achieved her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
On Saturday, October 24, the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Marching Band participated in the Mount Timpanogas Marching Band Competition which took place at Mountain ViewHigh School and hosted by AmericanForkHigh School. Maple Mountain was awarded a 3rd place finish.
In their last few competitions, the Golden Eagles received 5th overall, 2nd in color guard, and outstanding percussion.
The Nebo Invite was held at Maple Mountain High School on September 25, 2009, at three o’clock. The race was three miles instead of the average 3.1. Twenty teams from all across Utah competed in the event, many of which were seasoned competitors. Despite the overwhelming size and skill of many of the participants present, Maple Mountain Cross Country boys and girls showed their strength. Girls’ Varsity took third overall while the Boy’s Varsity took a respectable fifth place finish. A freshman, Rachel Warnick, was privileged to help bring her team to a third place finish.
On Tuesday, September 22, the MMHS Lady Golden Eagles soccer team defeated the Uintah Utes, 1-0. The game was intense with the Golden Eagles edging out a win. The winning goal was scored in the last three minutes of the game. After 25 shots, eight corner kicks, and two penalty kicks, the goal finally came. Jessica Blackett, the only senior on the team, scored the only goal after Baylee Nielson, sophomore, fought for the ball and took a shot. The ball then ricocheted off the Uintah keeper. Jessica Blackett ran in to score on the fallen goalie for the goal.
Amber Hall is Maple Mountain’s new Volleyball coach. Serving a ball and a team for thirteen years, she played in the Junior Olympics when she was a senior in high school. While she was a player, she was injured and had two wrist surgeries. After her surgeries, she coached in Idaho, then at Timpview High while she attended Brigham Young University. Amber also coached at Payson High school before coming to Maple Mountain to start new traditions in volleyball.
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.