On September 8, the Golden Eagles Girls volleyball team set-up a competitive match against Hunter. Although it was a loss, 3-0, in favor of the Wolverines, the enthusiasm of the Maple Mountain team filled the court. Both teams played great, and the effort was outstanding. All the girls showed their talent while battling for victory. Hunter’s 5A experience was clear, but the Lady Golden Eagles were able to keep all three games close and forced the Wolverines to work for the win.
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On September 8 and 9, Spanish Fork’s very own Shaun Barrowes along with a group of talented students came together for an important cause. To keep arts programs running in high schools everywhere, a benefit concert was held at Maple Mountain High School. Maple Mountain is the first of many concerts throughout the nation to support his cause, Live for Music.
On Saturday, September 4, our Maple Mountain cross country team competed at the BYU Autumn Classic invitation. In the Frosh Girls race, Maple Mountain’s Rachel Warnick and Bridgette Harris placed first and second, respectively, with many other Golden Eagle runners placing in the top 30; including, Olivia Garrido, Brynn Heckel, Bria Heckel, and Jensen Williams.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.