January 2012

MMHS Students Helped Build Homes

Attributions: 
Story by Wendy Buhler.

On Dec. 26, 2011 a group of Young Men from Maple Mountain High School, American Leadership Academy and Diamond Fork Junior High (26 people total) left for Mexico to spend their Christmas break building homes for the poor and needy. The group we went with built 5 homes that week.

January Students of the Month

Maple Mountain High announces the January students of the month.

In five years, sophomore Jezni Widdison sees herself in college working on a bachelor’s degree and living on her own. She also hopes to be traveling and dating the man of her dreams. Jezni’s favorite subject is English because she loves to read and learning about different styles of writing. English helps her to go beyond the surface and gives her a chance to be creative.

MMHS Celebrates Success at Area Proficiency Award Judging

Attributions: 
Story by Kaylee Liddiard.

On January 23, the Area 5 FFA held their award judging. To compete, FFA students must have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) that they work on throughout their FFA career. Proficiency awards reward those students who have an outstanding SAE in different categories. Four students from Maple Mountain submitted proficiency applications: Amanda Anderson, Equine Science; Daniel Jensen, Landscape Management; Shania Steele, Agricultural Sales; and Derek Tidwell, Forage Production. Three of the four students were selected as winners and will represent Maple Mountain at state on February 10

Prep of the Week - Chloe Harlan

Attributions: 
Story by Jeanna Brough.

Chloe is a great asset to the MMHS swim team. She shows up to practice everyday and tries her hardest. She took 3rd in the 200 yard freestyle and also took 3rd in the 500 yard freestyle at our region championships this last weekend. She has a great chance of making state (Feb 3rd and 4th) in several different events. Congratulations Chloe!

The Ellevés Stay on Top

Attributions: 
Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Murray Classic Drill Team Competition at Murray High School on January 14, 2012. They placed 1st in Hip Hop, 2nd in Lyrical, 3rd in Military, 3rd in Dance, and 4th in Character. There were nine 4A schools competing at the competition. The Ellevés also received two other trophies for specialty awards. The judges also chose them as the team with "Exceptional Technique," and they were voted on by all the teams competing in the competition as the team with the "Best Sportsmanship."  

MMHS Cheerleaders Qualify for Nationals

Attributions: 
Story and photos by Caitlyn Dahl.

Last Saturday, the MMHS Cheerleaders competed in the USA State Cheer Competition held at Timpview High School. They competed in the highest division possible, and placed fourth overall. The MMHS Cheerleaders competed against the very hardest teams in the state and beat the three other Region 8 teams that participated in the competition, which were Timpanogos, Orem, and Springville. 

Maple Mountain Basketball vs. Springville

Attributions: 
Story and photos by James Brinkerhoff.

The Springville versus Maple Mountain game was intense last Friday night. This rivalry game is a very important one that just started two years ago. Springville is known for their athletic abilities so Maple Mountain was ready for a tough game. The crowds were excited and in suspense about what would happen during the game.

The teams went back and forth until, unfortunately, Maple Mountain struggled to make the shots drop. Although, Springville pulled ahead, the Maple Mountain supporters cheered on their team to the end and were proud of their boys basketball team.

Ellevés Place at the Salt Lake Valley Drill Team Competition

Attributions: 
Story and photos by Molly Brenchley.

The MMHS Ellevés competed at the Salt Lake Valley Drill Team Competition at Juan Diego High School on January 7, 2012.  They placed 2nd in Hip Hop, 2nd in Military, 2nd in Lyrical, 2nd in Character, and 3rd in Dance.  There were eight 4A schools competing at the competition. 

Three Ellevés also took the top three spots in the drill down.  Laney Melton won 3rd place, Aubrey Finch won 2nd place, and Neisha Martinez won 1st place.

Football Tradition

Attributions: 
Story and photos by Brad Burtenshaw.

This past fall the Maple Mountain Football team went to the surrounding elementary schools and read with the students. The team visited six different elementary schools from Spanish Fork and Mapleton. The players volunteered their time to help with individual and class reading. It was a positive experience for both the elementary students and the players. The team hopes that this tradition will continue for years to come.