Maple Mountain FFA participated in Primary Children’s Annual Festival of Trees with great success. FFA’s tree theme was, "All things beautiful,” focusing on the many beautiful and productive animals found in agriculture. Of course there had to be tractors at the bottom, barb wire around the outside topped off with a nice Red Barn. The donated tree sold for $500; all proceeds were donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.
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.