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Aimee Vargas, sophomore, is easy to spot in the halls of Maple Mountain High School. Aimee always has a smile and a warm greeting for her fellow students and faculty. Aimee was born with Spina Bifida which is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. Aimee has felt like she couldn’t do everything she wanted to do until now.
On Tuesday, January 12, the Golden Eagles took on the Red Devils on Maple Mountain’s home court. Springville took the win with a score of 77-42, but Maple Mountain turned up the heat during the second half and was able to shake up the game. Though the score wasn’t always evenly matched, Maple Mountain and Springville both scored 50% of their free throws. Connor Murphy had his highest scoring game of the season scoring 14 points, 9 of which came from 3 point shots.
On Tuesday, January 19, the Maple Mountain High School Varsity Girls’ basketball team had an intense and challenging game against Spanish Fork High School which ended in favor of the Lady Dons 50-43. The Lady Golden Eagles had a slow start against Spanish Fork letting them out score them by six in the first quarter. But as the game continued, the girls certainly found the motivation they needed to end the second quarter with Maple Mountain outscoring Spanish Fork by 3. The Lady Golden Eagles went into the half cutting Spanish Forks lead in half.
Maple Mountain FFA participated in Primary Children’s Annual Festival of Trees with great success. FFA’s tree theme was, "All things beautiful,” focusing on the many beautiful and productive animals found in agriculture. Of course there had to be tractors at the bottom, barb wire around the outside topped off with a nice Red Barn. The donated tree sold for $500; all proceeds were donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.
On December 16, the Maple Mountain choirs combined with the Mapleton Chorale, all under the direction of Cory Mendenhall, to perform the 1st Annual Carols & Confections Concert. The evening began with patrons enjoying delightful desserts while listening to music from all the featured artists and choirs.
The MMHS trip to Washington D.C was a trip to remember. Thirty-eight of our students attended this eventful trip that started December 1 and returned to Utah on December 6. Spencer Rose, Hayley Roney, and Brianna Cook of our very own MMHS had the honor to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in which the changing of the guard happens every hour.