On April 28, the Maple Mountain FFA held their 2nd annual chapter banquet to celebrate the success of the chapter and to help recognize not only students, but those individuals who played a role in getting their chapter rolling. During the banquet students were awarded with their Greenhand or Chapter Degree, individuals who made a difference were thanked, and the 2011- 2012 Maple Mountain FFA officer team was installed. For the 2011-2012 the Maple Mountain FFA will be led by some very qualified young individuals.
Maple Mountain FFA attended State FFA CDE Competitions on April 25 and 26. Many teams competed and did very well. The Meats Evaluation team placed 2nd and had three of the top ten high individuals on their team, Derek Tidwell (5th), Daniel Jensen (9th), and Shania Steele (10th). The Livestock Judging team placed in the top 15 and also had the second high score individual from the state, Luke Olsen. The team included Luke Olsen, Daniel Jensen, Derek Tidwell and Austin Seamons.
The Maple Mountain High School Dance Company will present their annual spring concert entitled "Dare You to Move" this Wednesday and Thursday nights, May 4th and 5th at 7:00 pm in the MMHS auditorium. Please come and enjoy an evening of dance spotlighting Dance Company members' choreography. Other guest artist pieces will be showcased along with performances by Social Dance 2 and Dance 2 classes. Tickets are $4.00, $3.00 for students or $20 for family. We hope to see you there.
On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Great Basin Rehabilitation released a golden eagle into the wild that had been nursed back to health. The releasing of the golden eagle at the Roney residence (close to Maple Mountain High) was significant to the school since its mascot is the golden eagle and there are several large golden eagle nests close to the school. Several students from Mapleton Jr. High and Maple Mountain High were able to view the releasing of the golden eagle into the wild.
The Maple Mountain track and field team competed well in the Utah County Invite at Timpanogos High on Friday, April 22.
Four school records were broken: Sandra Novak in the shot put; Jalene Keiiliki, Megan Elmont, Jensen Williams, and Sandra Novak in the 4x400m; Ashley Phelps in the 1600m; and, Hayley Knapp in the 3200m.
On April 21, the Maple Mountain boys’ tennis team matched up against Spanish Fork High. The weather was bad as usual so that meant the tennis team had to fight the Dons in the indoor courts at the fairgrounds. The last time MMHS played SFHS, Maple Mountain was able to take a clean sweep and win 5-0, this time, the second time we have matched up, the Dons couldn’t let that happen. Golden Eagles Second Varsity Singles Calder Groberg was able to beat his opponent in straight sets; the Third Varsity Singles Ryan Porter was also able to defeat his rival in straight sets.
The Maple Mountain Lady Golden Eagles golf team is well on their way to a successful season. Playing on a consistent level as a team, with the girls steadily improving scores with each match, this team has made some noise in region competition.
“Our main goal for the season is to make it to state, and it looks like that’s going to happen,” said Head Coach Justin Nelson, “The other big goal is for each girl to improve her score with each match.”
The Lady Golden Eagles golf team’s next opportunity to stand out is next week’s 18-hole region match in Uintah on Tuesday, May 3.
On Monday, May 2, Springville High will host an invitational track meet at Maple Mountain High in memory of Brandon Curtis, a Springville High senior who passed away last year due to a car incident. Sixteen schools will be competing on Maple Mountain’s eight lane state qualifying track. The meet will begin at 1 pm.
Junior Sondra Novak is Maple Mountain High’s Prep of the Week. Novak broke two school track records at the last meet. Novak’s track participation includes shot put, javelin, sprint and high jump. Novak said, “It is fun to watch all the meets because there are so many different events, and it’s a good environment with all the different people in one place doing the same things they love.”
Something that Novak likes about track is that she can keep improving and in the end you see how hard you actually worked.