MMHS music students participated in the first-ever Maple Mountain High School Solo & Ensemble Festival on the evening of Wednesday, January 27. Students prepared and presented pieces ranging from instrumental solo concerto pieces and vocal arias to percussion ensembles in hopes that they might qualify for the Region Festival on February 17 at Salem Hills High School. Students are graded on a scale of I (superior) to V (poor) by professional adjudicators on their instruments.
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Do all your clubs at school seem the same; a whole lot of work and nothing to show for it? Well, if you have a skill or interest in engineering, programming, and drafting, then the robotics team is for you! Maple Mountain High School is hosting the first ever district-wide robotics team, meaning all high school students (grades 9 – 12) in Nebo School district are invited to participate. The robotics team is entering a NASA sponsored robotics event called “First Robotics.” Teams from around the world participate in a robotics game developed by NASA each year. Sound interesting?
On January 21, 2010, Maple Mountain High School’s Internship Program sponsored “Window on the Workplace,” which invited local author J. Scott Savage as their guest speaker. Savage was not always a writer, and writing had never been his dream. Before he started writing, Savage worked for a company that made little creatures that moved around the computer screen and talked to you. Because of the downturn in the economy, he found himself traveling a lot; this is where the idea for his first published book, Cutting Edge, came.
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.