SCHOOL NEWS

Champions of the Water

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by Jamie Gashler and Micala Pearson, MMHS Staff Writers

On Friday, January 21, Maple Mountain High swimmers traveled to Uintah in Vernal, Utah, to compete in the Region 8 Championship meet.

Golden Eagle swimmers are Mickaela Allison, AmberLee Bates, Catherine Clark, Erin Davis, Makinsie Davis, Robbyn Hancock, Chole Harlan, TJ Kessiknger, Travis Jacobs, Johanna Jensen, Samantha Jensen, Isaac Nugent, Ben Pendleton, Alicia Pulido, Austin Seamons, Michael Silva, Ethan Snyder, and Taylor Winkel.

Some of the swimmers commented on what they liked most about being on the swim team.

MMHS Prep of the Week—Alexus Poulsen

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by Nick H. Taylor and Karina Segura, MMHS Staff Writers

This week’s Maple Mountain High School Prep of the Week is Alexus Poulsen.  Poulsen is on the Golden Eagles Drill Team, the Elleves.  Poulsen has placed at every competition she has competed in this year.  She placed 4th at the Jordan Beet Classic, 1st at the Utah Valley Classic, and 1st at the Murray Classic--all being Drill–Down Competitions.

Lady Golden Eagles hand it to the Dons

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by Olin Anderson and Nathan Foutz, MMHS Staff Writers

Maple Mountain girls basketball has put out an outstanding record this season after clinching their 11th win while hosting region rival Spanish Fork and taking home the 45-31 win.  Behind a good team defense, Maple Mountain led Spanish Fork throughout the game.  Aleksa Gappmayer’s 13 points and Kara Betts 11 rebounds were vital to the victory.

photos by Olin Andersen, MMHS Staff Photographer

Golden Eagles lose in OT nail biter

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by Cameron Spilker, Aimee Vargas, and Justin Beary, MMHS Staff Writers

On Friday, January 21, the Maple Mountain boys basketball team battled the Spanish Fork Dons in an overtime thriller.  KJ Hall brought the Golden Eagles within striking distance with a NBA range three pointer. The Dons answered back with a free throw putting Maple Mountain down three.  In the last second, Jace Edmunds sends the game into overtime with a three point buzzer beater. The Dons eventually pulled out the 58-50 win.

MMHS Spirit in a Bowl

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by Jake Harding, Brittney Eckhardt, and Joseph Felt, MMHS Staff Writers

The 2nd annual class battle Spirit Bowl was held last Friday, January 21, on the Mountain. The seniors came out victorious (as usual), with the faculty in second, sophomores third, and (unfortunately) juniors in last place. 

After all of the insane events, which were almost pointless to anyone else who is not a high school student, the seniors came out with a clear victory.

*photos by Jospeh Felt, MMHS Staff Photographer

Public Defendant Intern

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By Tony Priego, MMHS Staff Writer

Ryan Gale, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, spends every other day interning at the Utah County public defender’s office.

Gale has a couple of different jobs at the defenders office.  His duties include observing lawyers and helping with organization.

When asked if he is still interested in this line of work after interning in this environment, Gale said, “Yes, it’s really cool; and, I have grown a lot in my knowledge.

Working in a Nursing Home

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By Jamie Farley, MMHS Staff Writer

Amber Elmore, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, spends time every other day interning and helping out at the East Meadow Nursing Home.

Elmore’s duties include tending to the elderly and doing housework.

When asked if she is still interested in this line of work after interning in this environment, Elmore said, “Yes, although for next term I would like to be placed somewhere else to get a feel for other careers.”

Elmore said that she had a lot of fun decorating the home with her new friend, Ruth (an elderly woman), for Halloween.

Physical Therapy Intern

Attributions: 
By Jake Harding, MMHS Staff Writer

Chase Brown, a senior at Maple Mountain High, is currently interning at Spanish Fork Physical Therapy.  He began his interest in physical therapy from his sports medicine classes. He assists with the set up of new patients and learns the various stretches that are administered to patients. He was once allowed to help a patient, with supervision, and really enjoyed the experience.

Chase is still interested in physical therapy.  Brown loves learning hands on and would recommend the internship program for other students.  

Maple Mountain Wrestlers Crush Springville 59-9

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By: Kinsey Williams, Jamie Farley and Kalin Wall, MMHS Staff Writers

On Thursday, January 13, Golden Eagle wrestlers won an astonishing victory at Maple Mountain against the Springville Red Devils.  Four Maple Mountain Golden Eagles won by pin, they are:  Austin Rowley, Josh Searle, Ammon Stone, and Lorenzo Rowley.  In addition, Logan Miner and Mike Nixon won by decision; and, Colton Killian and Logan Kinross won by a tech fall.  Also, three Golden Eagles won by forfeit including Trent Kelly, Jayden Casey, and Alex Garcia; forfeits added points helping the team with their tremendous lead.

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