This week’s Maple Mountain High Prep of the week is Chris Wiscombe. He plays first varsity singles for the Golden Eagles Boys Tennis team. This talented sophomore has only one loss this season and is on his way to the region tournament and an appearance in the state tournament. His favorite shot is the backhand. Chris likes to play tennis because he is good at it. His favorite activity outside of tennis is Ping Pong. Chris has been playing tennis most of his life, but he started playing it competitively when he was 12 years old.
On April 13, 2010 Maple Mountain’s tennis team took a long drive to Vernal. After the long drive, the team finally arrived at Uintah High School to take on the Ute’s. Maple Mountain played very well against Uintah, winning 5-0, our varsity continues to shine. Justin Beary and Blaine Blonquist took Braden George and Trevor Morey’s 2nd doubles varsity spot due to Trevor Morey’s sprained ankle. The Blonquist and Beary team won with an amazing 6-0, 6-0 victory.
MMHS held their first annual Knowledge Bowl during the week of April 12th- 16th. Many students competed for the title of the Knowledge Bowl champions. But after many rounds, only one team was victorious. The winning team included Mike McQueen, Luis Montero, Matt Hash and Ryan Parry. The final score was 75 to 15.
If you patron Art City Dental for your dental care, you may have seen a high school student aiding dentists in their work. This student is Halie Bingham, an intern from Maple Mountain High School, who is training for the position of dental hygienist. As an intern, Halie helps set up appointments, sterilize dental equipment, and even assist the doctor.
Junior Golden Eagle Kayla Adams has been busy interning at Peaks Physical Therapy. She helps with all sorts of tasks, including assisting the facility by sanitizing work areas and creating heat packs. She also observes exercises performed by the physical therapist, learning valuable experience in the meantime. One of the neatest things for Kayla in this internship was observing the dramatic improvement in patients and watching the recovery exercises make positive differences in patient mobility.
Maple Mountain student Nikelle Thompson had a great experience as an intern at Springville City’s attorney and prosecutor office.
Nikelle is very interested in criminal justice because it is very important. She says, “I am interested in knowing all of my rights and helping others to understand their rights.” Her responsibilities and duties included writing summaries for police reports. She also researches laws to insure that actions are justified and to possibly convict those arrested of a higher charge.
Krisan Robinson, a senior at MMHS, has been able to take part in an internship that involves one her hobbies, styling hair. Krisan has always been interested in a career in cosmetology. This semester she was able to try out this line of work.
On any regular day at Renaissance Hair Academy, Krisan can be seen answering phones, scheduling appointments, and running the cash register as she learns more about what goes on at a cosmetology school.
The Maple Mountain Track welcomed Salem Hills High, Spanish Fork High School, and Juab High School, as they hosted their first home meet Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Both the boys and girls teams had great performances; Maple Mountain defended their home turf and took home the win for both teams. The standout performances from the Golden Eagles were Spencer Hansen in the mile and two mile run, Parker Cressman in the long jump, Kelsie Hadlock in the mile run, and Jensen Williams in the 400 meter run. Despite gale force winds, the teams still came out and gave it their all and had a successful me
Our own Maple Mountain boys’ tennis team took on Salem Hills on Thursday March, 30. Even though the wind was unbearable, our Golden Eagles blew past the competition winning all of their matches and coming away with a 5-0 win.
At first varsity singles, Chris Wiscombe won his match in a very convincing 6-1, 6-0 straight set victory.