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January 2011

Lady Golden Eagles Dominate the Season

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:27
By Aimee Vargas & Cameron Spilker, MMHS Staff Writers

Maple Mountain girls basketball has been successful this winter season with a current record of 8-3.

Last Tuesday, January 4, the game against Juab was intense, but Maple Mountain ended with the win 46-40. Aleksa Gappmayer poured in 16 points while Baylee Nielsen scored in 11 points and 9 boards.

In December, Gappmayer was chosen as the Maple Mountain Prep of the Week due to her outstanding performances and team leadership.

“Our toughest game that we’ve played so far is American Fork; and, I think Springville and Salem Hills will be our toughest yet.” said Nielsen

Justin Slavens -- MMHS Prep of the Week

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:25
By: Kinsey Williams, Jamie Farley, and Kalin Wall, MMHS Staff Writers
Justin Slavens -- MMHS Prep of the Week

Justin Slavens, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, was chosen as Prep of the Week because of his efforts as a strong team player and motivator on the Maple Mountain basketball team.

Slavens position as guard was crucial in the win against Juab, in which he had 4 points, 1 three point shot, 6 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Slavens has been playing basketball since he was five years old and has always enjoyed it.

MMHS January Students of the Month

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:23
By Justin Thorn and Ben Besendorfer, MMHS Staff Writers
Ben Harvey

January students of the month include Ben Harvey, Sarah Lindsley, Joshua Harding, Rachel Warnick, Joshua Gregg and Kaelynn Allred.

Ben Harvey is a senior at Maple Mountain, but he is no regular student.  Ben has been chosen as a student of the month.  Harvey’s favorite hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends, and reading.  

In five years he sees himself attending Brigham Young University on a full ride scholarship. What makes him different are a plate and screws in his left leg.  

Future Writer Interns at Cedar Fort Publishing

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 12:48
By: Jamie Gashler, MMHS Staff Writer
Micala Pearson -- MMHS Intern

Senior Micala Pearson from Maple Mountain High School interns at Cedar Fort Publishing in Springville. In addition to reading manuscripts, she learns how to write and publish books.

“Well, I have learned the process of book making and how a writer writes a book and how it gets published,” said Pearson.

Micala loves to learn the process of book making and recommends working an internship.

A Purrrrfect Internship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 12:47
By: Jamie Gashler, MMHS Staff Writer
Zach Haycock -- MMHS Intern

Zach Haycock, Maple Mountain Junior, is an Intern at the Family Pet Hospital in Mapleton. He loves helping customers with their pets. Because of his love of animals, Haycock is very devoted to his work. Haycock himself has two Alaskan Malamutes. Haycock assists with surgeries, prepares fecal tests, takes care of and groom boarding dogs, and performs dental cleanings for dogs.

“It is much more challenging than I would have thought; but, I am devoted to this career and would enjoy working with animals,” said Haycock

Designer Aimee Wright

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 12:45
By: Evan Huffman, MMHS Newspaper Staff
Aimee Wright -- MMHS Intern

Aimee Wright is a senior at MMHS working an internship with the W2 Design Group. She plans to attend Snow or Dixie College after high school to pursue her interests in design.

While she helps copy receipts, organize fabrics, analyze plans, and give ideas for paint colors and fabric designs, she is learning many facets about the design industry.

 Wright is a part of many interesting experiences at W2 Design Group; such as, going to a client’s home and looking at designs and sharing ideas. Wright says that this internship has helped her realize many future career goals.


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