April 2014

Prep of the Week - Tarin Strosser

Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

Tarin Strosser has been selected as a MMHS Prep Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances over the past several weeks. Tarrin has recently set school records in the shot put, high jump, and javelin. She also won the BYU Heptathlon title last weekend beating the nearest competitor by nearly 300 points. Tarrin will now focus on the final meets of the year and hopefully lead the lady Golden Eagles to region and state titles. Congratulations Tarin and good luck the rest of the way!

Welding Fix It Saturday

Story by Jared Massic.

Maple Mountain High School Welding Class needs your help to send its Welding Fabrication Team back to Kansas City, MO for the National Competition, AGAIN!. At the end of March, our team of three boys won the Gold Medal at the state level For the second year in a row! The team has been invited back to compete among the top teams in the country.  In hopes to help with this cost we would like to invite you to sign up and bring in anything you need to have repaired or re-welded.  If you provide the material to fix your project, we will weld it back together for you.

MMHS Takes 2nd Place at State Science Olympiad!

Story by Kyle Miller.

Building on last year's excellent results, the MMHS Science Olympiad team proved themselves yet again with an impressive 2nd place performance at the University of Utah state competition. MMHS competed alongside 30 other high school from all across the state, getting edged out by only 8 points to the Utah County Science Club magnet school. Of the 25 different events, ranging from anatomy and entomology to astronomy and maglev, the Golden Eagles took home medals in half of their events. Congratulations team! You have brought some serious honor to our school!

Maple Mountain Drill Team Selected For 2014-15

Story by Molly Brenchley.

Try outs for the Maple Mountain High School Ellevés Drill Team were held on March 31 – April 3, 2014. Thirty two girls tried out with twenty four girls making the final cut. The girls were taught a short military/kick routine and a dance routine which they performed for the judges. They also showed their technique skills in some across the floor combinations.

Dance Company Festival and Adjudication

Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Congratulations to the Dance Company for receiving SUPERIOR ratings at the Dance Company Festival and Adjudication (DCFA) last week. Whitney Johns, Elise Barney, Anna Tanner, McCall Moon, Faith Taylor, and Madie Crandall all received superior scores for their choreography. A very special congrats for Elise Barney. Her piece entitled "Ties That Bind" received the judges choice award for the evening.

Business Ethics Competition

Story by Thomas Heinz.

Congratulations to Rebekkah Hart, Duncan Beutler, and Thomas Heinz for winning the Business Ethics Competition hosted by BYU’s Accounting Program, in the Marriot School of Management on March 29th. Against 9 other schools, they were given one hour to examine a real ethics dilemma, decide on a position, prepare a presentation, and then give their presentation to a panel of judges which consisted of students and professors. After advancing past the preliminaries, they were one of three teams in the finals; eventually beating Orem and Lone Peak in the finals to win first place and $300. 

Student Welders Take 1st at State


Chandler Schramm, Josh Jensen, and Mike Swanson won first place in welding fabrication at the SkillsUSA State Competition! They will go to Kansas City to compete in the national competition this summer. This is the second year in a row the welding program has won first place, which shows how hard the students work and how good the welding program is at Maple Mountain.