On Friday, January 29, 2010, the MMHS Ellevés competed in their first ever State 4A Drill Team Competition held at UVU. The Ellevés placed 5th in the Military category, 4th in the Dance category, and 4th in the kick category. Overall, the Ellevés were the 4th place team. There were 15 4A schools competing in each category.
Last Friday, January 29, the Springville Red Devils hosted the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles. The Red Devil’s Raul Delgado led the way with a game-high 23 points to down the Golden Eagles 77-44. In spite of the loss, Maple Mountain’s Cameron Starr had a big night with 19 pts and a 3-point shot.
The Red Devils remain perfect after bringing down the Golden Eagles Friday, January 29, at Springville’s home court. Sadie Clements, senior, led the Lady Red Devils as she put down a game-high 22 points, 12 of which came from 3-pt shots.
Maple Mountain’s Kasandra Paprocki, sophomore, individually scored 11 points for the Lady Golden Eagles including a 3-point shot. Come support our girls’ basketball team at their next home game on Tuesday, February 16, at 5:15 pm.
On Friday, January 29, eight students from Maple Mountain High School competed in various DECA--A Marketing Club--competitive events at Utah Valley University. Allison Fernandez received first place for highest test score in Hospitality Management. Jessika Hilton, Chapter President, received two first place awards—Restaurant and Food Service Individual Role Play Event and highest test score in Restaurant and Food Service.
MMHS music students participated in the first-ever Maple Mountain High School Solo & Ensemble Festival on the evening of Wednesday, January 27. Students prepared and presented pieces ranging from instrumental solo concerto pieces and vocal arias to percussion ensembles in hopes that they might qualify for the Region Festival on February 17 at Salem Hills High School. Students are graded on a scale of I (superior) to V (poor) by professional adjudicators on their instruments.
Do all your clubs at school seem the same; a whole lot of work and nothing to show for it? Well, if you have a skill or interest in engineering, programming, and drafting, then the robotics team is for you! Maple Mountain High School is hosting the first ever district-wide robotics team, meaning all high school students (grades 9 – 12) in Nebo School district are invited to participate. The robotics team is entering a NASA sponsored robotics event called “First Robotics.” Teams from around the world participate in a robotics game developed by NASA each year. Sound interesting?
On January 21, 2010, Maple Mountain High School’s Internship Program sponsored “Window on the Workplace,” which invited local author J. Scott Savage as their guest speaker. Savage was not always a writer, and writing had never been his dream. Before he started writing, Savage worked for a company that made little creatures that moved around the computer screen and talked to you. Because of the downturn in the economy, he found himself traveling a lot; this is where the idea for his first published book, Cutting Edge, came.
Aimee Vargas, sophomore, is easy to spot in the halls of Maple Mountain High School. Aimee always has a smile and a warm greeting for her fellow students and faculty. Aimee was born with Spina Bifida which is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. Aimee has felt like she couldn’t do everything she wanted to do until now.
On Tuesday, January 12, the Golden Eagles took on the Red Devils on Maple Mountain’s home court. Springville took the win with a score of 77-42, but Maple Mountain turned up the heat during the second half and was able to shake up the game. Though the score wasn’t always evenly matched, Maple Mountain and Springville both scored 50% of their free throws. Connor Murphy had his highest scoring game of the season scoring 14 points, 9 of which came from 3 point shots.