On December 16, the Maple Mountain choirs combined with the Mapleton Chorale, all under the direction of Cory Mendenhall, to perform the 1st Annual Carols & Confections Concert. The evening began with patrons enjoying delightful desserts while listening to music from all the featured artists and choirs.
The MMHS trip to Washington D.C was a trip to remember. Thirty-eight of our students attended this eventful trip that started December 1 and returned to Utah on December 6. Spencer Rose, Hayley Roney, and Brianna Cook of our very own MMHS had the honor to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in which the changing of the guard happens every hour.
The Maple Mountain Girls’ Basketball team squared off against the Snow Canyon Warriors. At the end of the first half, the Golden Eagles were leading; but, during the 3rd and 4th quarters of the game Snow Canyon outscored Maple Mountain, ultimately taking the win (48-37). Golden Eagle’s Baylee Nielsen (center) scored 13 points with 11 rebounds and 5 steals. The Maple Mountain varsity girls’ basketball team is comprised of all sophomores and four freshman.
Golden Eagle’s Varsity Basketball started strong winning their first game played against American Leadership Academy with a close score of 45 to 40. Last Thursday, December 3, MMHS Boy’s Basketball played a great game against Desert Hills. Even though they lost, they didn’t go down without a fight! During the second and third quarter, Maple Mountain took it up a notch and scored 12 points in each consecutive quarter.
Maple Mountain High School Cross Country competed in a season final race on December 5, 2009, ending the first year on a good note. The team enjoyed a trip to sunny California to battle in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. Teams from all over the West met at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, to race in the final 5K of the season. The competition was divided between age groups and gender, with freshmen and sophomores racing first, followed by the juniors, finally seniors.
On November 6, members of the Maple Mountain Marching Band competed in the Red Rock Invitational in St. George. Wearing their new uniforms, tension was in the air before the Golden Eagles were to perform “Take Flight.” Maple Mountain Marching Band was awarded 4th place overall.
Wearing new uniforms, the MMHS Golden Eagles received 4th Place Overall at the St. George Red Rock Invitational on November 6.
Debbie Thorn has been working for Nebo School District for thirteen years. She is our new Registrar at Maple Mountain High School. Mrs. Thorn grew up in Idaho and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. After she graduated from high school, she attended at Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Mrs. Thorn chose to work for Nebo School District so that she could be more involved with her children and have the same schedule.
On October 13, 2009, Maple Mountain FFA Chapter traveled to Snow College for the Annual Snow College FFA Judging Day.
The Livestock Judging team placed 3rd overall--team members were, Luke Olsen, Brady Olsen, Daniel Jensen, and Derek Tidwell. Also, Kinsey Williams took 1st place in Dairy Cattle Judging. All students who participated did an amazing job at this competition; we are so very proud to call them members of Maple Mountain High School FFA.
Maple Mountain High School’s FFA Chapter will participate in this year’s Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees is in its 39th year and operates through a board of all women who volunteer their time to benefit the Primary Children’s Medical Center. Businesses and families throughout the state enter the festival displaying their talents and abilities in creating a unique Christmas tree. Over the years, the Festival of Trees has been copied throughout the United States and Canada; but, the Salt Lake City Festival of Trees is still called the “granddaddy” of them all.