November 2011

PTSA REFLECTIONS CONTEST WINNERS

Reflections Winners Maple Mountain High School 2011-2012

Literature:            Award of Excellence, Jessica Mansfield

Award of Merit, Jared Jackson

                                    Award of Merit, Melanie Gunderson

 

Visual Arts:          Award of Excellence, Mishala Petersen

                                    Award of Merit, Allora George

                                    Award of Merit, Jalene Keliiliki

 

Photography:     Award of Excellence, A’lea Nielsen

November Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High announces the November students of the month.

Sophomore Raunie Lindberg plans to attend college and pursue her love of art. Her favorite subjects in school are art and math because she finds them challenging yet she does them well. Raunie's hobbies include playing volleyball, running, drawing and creating art.

Her favorite quote is, "A setback is a setup for a comeback." – Richard Wilson. She likes this quote because "anytime we have a challenge and work through it, it will turn into a strength."

Football Players Given Awards

Attributions: 
Photos by Jeff Porcaro

The football team held their end of season banquet on November 22nd to celebrate a great season.  The Golden Eagles went 7-4 this season, placing 2nd on Region 8 and earning the first home playoff game in school history. The coaches recognized players for academic achievements and for athletic achievements.  

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Attributions: 
Story and photos by Kailon Lewis and Brian Wood.

This year’s MMHS musical production of Thoroughly Modern Millie was a great success thanks to the hard work of the cast, stage crew, pit, and Mr. Moss. The play was exciting, funny, dramatic, and full of romance. Many students and families attended and said it was a fantastic way to spend their evening.

The World Upside Down

Attributions: 
Story by Tyler Lewis. Photo by Kyle Hansen.

MMHS photography classes experienced the history of the camera first-hand when their classroom was made into a large camera obscura. With all light into the room blocked off and a small hole in one window, the outside world was projected upside down onto the walls and ceiling of the classroom. Students were amazed to see the mountains, cars, and buildings in full color on the walls. The camera obscura was one of the inventions that led to the start of photography.

 

UCBT's Live Animal Show

Attributions: 
Story by Mark Holden.

On November 11, Mr. Holden’s UCBT class had the privilege of having a live animal show from the BYU Bean Museum Outreach program. We learned new things about snakes, turtles, alligators, crocodiles, and lizards. Did you know that a lizard's tail grows back differently each time or that snakes don't unlock their jaws? Snakes have stretchy ligaments that allow its mouth to open so wide. Many students were excited to be able to touch the animals and some were understandably apprehensive. We would like to thank Mr. Lewis and his 1st period photography class for taking the pictures! 

All-State Drill Team

Attributions: 
Article by Molly Brenchley. Photos by Tyler Lewis.

Three members of the Maple Mountain High School Drill Team were named to the 4A All-State Drill Team.  Kaitlynn Blood, daughter of Kim and Jason Blood; Aubrey Finch, daughter of Jerri Ann and Ryan Finch; and Makayla Wilson, daughter of Nancy and Darrin Wilson were chosen to represent Maple Mountain at the 4A All-State Drill Team Auditions. There were sixty girls who auditioned for twenty spots on the all-state team. 

84th National FFA Convention

Attributions: 
Article and photo by Kaylee Liddiard.

Maple Mountain FFA students learned what it meant to believe as they attended the 84th National FFA Convention. Five students had the opportunity to spend a week in Indianapolis, Indiana with 53,000 other FFA members from across the country. While there they were able to listen to motivational speakers, participate in workshops and educational tours, meet members from throughout the nation, wander through the career show, and learn new and innovative ideas they could bring back to the chapter. The convention theme was "I Believe," which helped inspire students to believe in action, service,