February 2019

February Students of the Month

Rachel Wasden
Where do you want to see yourself in five years?
Hopefully, I will be a newly returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will be starting my bachelors degree. 
What are your favorite hobbies?
Running, hiking, photography, but anything where i'm surrounded by people. 
I you could have a conversation with anyone from history, who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would talk to my great Grandma Rachel, and ask her what she's grateful she did in her life. 

Debate Team Takes 1st at Region

Story by Stephen Nothum.

The MMHS Debate team took first at the Region VIII tournament on Saturday, February 23rd. In the Congressional Debate event we had Lesley Bahena take 1st, Chase Cook take 2nd, and Canyon Rhatigan take 4th. In the Lincoln Douglas debate event we had Demetrius Morgan take 1st, Kali York take 3rd, and Jackson Baldwin take 4th. In the Original Oratory event we had Haylie Decker take 1st, Curtis Bringhurst take 2nd, and Nicholas Brewer take 4th. In the National Extemporaneous Speaking event we had Robert Hovanski take 1st. In the Impromptu Speaking event we had Hope Anderson take 3rd.

Freshman Day (New Sophomore Registration)


MMHS Counselors will be hosting our Jr. High Schools on March 4th in the high school auditorium for new sophomore registration. All 9th graders from DFJHS and MJHS will be brought to MMHS via bus. They will receive information about registering for 10th grade classes, driver's ed and other high school info. The assembly is from 9:20 - 11:00 a.m.

Counselors will pick up registration forms on the following days/times:

  • DFJHS - March 7
  • MJHS - March 8

DECA State Competition Results

Story and photo by Alan Marvin.

Here are the results of the MMHS DECA State Competition:

Eldon VanOrman: 2nd place in Accounting Application, Will be attending national competition in Florida
Andrew Lott: 2nd place in Automotive, will be attending nationals in Florida, top 10% in testing
Herbie Wright & Peyton Nackos:  5th Place in Finances, top 10 percent in testing
Carson Bird & Braxton Smithson:  8th Place in Marketing Management
McKenzie Hoffman: 11th Place in Foods  
Not is the photo: Bridger Farnworth and Benjamin Jenks.

Foreign Film Festival


The 10th annual Foreign Film Festival will be held Thursday, March 7th, at 6 PM in the Auditorium.  There is no cost to attend.  All the best videos made by our foreign language students will be shown.  The audience will vote on awards, including the film of the year.  Everyone is invited!


  • Baseball: Feb 25-26, 3:00-5:00 p.m. MMHS Field House, or Baseball Field (weather permitting)
  • Boys Soccer: Feb 25-26, MMHS Field House.  (9th/10th graders: 7-8:30 p.m., 11th/12th graders: 8:30-10 p.m.)
  • Boys Tennis: Feb 25-Mar 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Spanish Fork Indoor Tennis Courts
  • Girls Golf: March 3, email: jaime.griffiths@nebo.edu for details
  • Softball: Feb 25-27, 5:00-7:00 p.m. MMHS Field House
  • Track: Feb 25-Mar 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m. MMHS Track (main gym if snowing)

MMDC Showcase

Story by Karla Palfreyman.

Maple Mountain Dance Company is proud to present its 10th annual MMDC Showcase on Friday, March 1.  This concert is one of our favorites as it features the strength and diversity of dance in our community.  We have invited private studios and Mapleton Jr. High dance to perform with us for this special evening showcasing dance teams from ages 4-18.  MMDC will perform 4 new pieces choreographed by members Sadie Barney, Brinnley Crane, Brynn Belka, and Kyla Balser.  Please come and enjoy an evening of dance at its best!