Katie Park, Springville High School class of 1997, spoke to students this week about career opportunities in aviation. As a pilot for SkyWest Airlines, Park shared some of her unique experiences, including being struck by lightning on multiple occasions and dealing with unruly passengers.
David Bates is a junior and the son of Kyle and Cia Bates. Bates favorite subject in school is physics, because he gets to learn about the mathematical rules that govern the universe and the truly beautiful way that it all fits together. Bates said in five years he sees himself returning from an LDS mission then studying physics and math at a university. Something that makes Bates different from everyone else is that he gets super excited about everything from music to band competitions. One of Bates favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein.
This week’s Prep of the Week is senior Krizia Brooks. Brooks has been dancing for fourteen years. She loves dancing because it’s the way she expresses herself.
“Dancing is what makes me who I am,” she said.
Brooks is extremely happy that she has been awarded the honor of Drill All-State and is proud to be one of the best.
She makes many sacrifices for drill like having to wake up at 4 a.m. for early practice. Brooks’ goals include winning region and state competitions.
Linebacker and running back (#21) Riley Flinders is this week’s Prep of the Week. He has been in football his whole life and loves the sport. He stands as one of the captains of the Golden Eagles football team. He loves tackling other players on the field and loves to play.
Congratulations, Riley, for being chosen as MMHS Prep of the Week.
On Friday, October 8, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles football hammered the Uinta Utes with a decisive win of 33-7. Then, again on Wednesday, October 13, Maple Mountain pounded Ogden with a huge 47-7 win.
Maple Mountain’s KJ Hall said, “In spite of previous losses, our team has desire and lots of love for the game. Now that we have won two, we will keep winning.”
This week’s Prep of the Week is Kourtney Finch, new member of the All-State Drill Team. Finch has been on the Maple Mountain drill team since it was started. She has been a significant member of the team and says that the reason she loves to dance so much is because it is a great way to express herself.
This week’s Maple Mountain Prep of the Week is Savannah Martin, member of the All-State Drill Team. When asked how she felt about this accomplishment, Martin said, “It was rewarding, not many can say they were on a team that is as good as the Elleves.”
“Dancing is just a way of expressing myself,” says Martin.
Martin gives advice to someone who wants to be on the drill team, “Work hard; be willing to give 100 percent. It only takes one for the team to fail. Work as if you’re at the bottom, even if you’re at the top.”
About 600-700 choir students all over Utah came together October 8th and 9th and sang as a united mass. They congregated the first day at Riverton High School and spent their second day singing in the LDS tabernacle on Temple Square. Region schools that attended were Springville, Payson, Salem Hills, Maple Mountain, and Uinta.
Participants included select students from Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Sorelle Voce. The music ensemble included Gloria, America the Beautiful, and Little Birds.
Sara Cox said, “We are doing awesomely, we’re going to rock.”