Mr. Gary Miner, MMHS teacher, not only teaches history and government but also coaches the first MMHS Baseball team. With ten years of coaching under his belt, Coach Miner knows what he’s doing. Taking a brand new group of boys and turning them into a team is no easy task, but Coach Miner has done a fantastic job this year as head coach.
Chelsea Tramell is an intern for special needs at the Maple Mountain High School. “I’m interested in this line of work because I love special needs kids, I think they are so much fun and they are so full of life. The more I work with them the more I understand the way they feel. They are normal people like us, but they are so much cooler,”
Tramell commented on her work, “I have major projects that I am working on, a cookbook and a few reading activities. I also get to do what a peer tutor does which is work with kids and every Friday I go on field trips with the kids.”
Senior Kim Salisbury is helping out her town by working an internship at Discovery Ranch, located in Mapleton. Discovery Ranch is a high-end treatment center for troubled teens in which they focus on equine (working with horses) therapy. Kim is interested in this line of work because she enjoys helping others with their struggles that they may face in life; and, to learn about people and why we do what we do.
Brooke Hales, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, is currently interning as a nurse at Mountain View Hospital in Payson. She first became interested in this line of work because her mom is a nurse; however, she just also likes to help people, and nursing gives her the ability to do that. Brooke’s duties at the hospital are helping with whatever the nurses need to be done; this includes making baby hats, daddy c-section packs, ice packs, stocking clean linens, and I-V trays.
In Miss Hasrell’s first grade class at East Meadows Elementary School, Megan Tietjen is obviously one of the tallest students in the room. As an intern, Tietjen learns how to teach first grade as an observer and helps out in whatever ways she can around the classroom.
“I’ve always around teachers and I enjoy being around little kids,” Tietjen said. “Teaching is also something I enjoy doing. I think this is an enjoyable line of work that lets you accomplish a lot because you are constantly helping kids learn.”
Because of her interest in the “blood and guts” of the medical field, senior Merika Olsen interns at the Mountain View Hospital emergency room. As an intern, Olsen stocks linens and other supplies, strips and remakes beds, retrieves certain things, and is even permitted to watch certain procedures.
“I love working in the emergency room,” says Olsen. “I love it when the days are really busy and there is a lot of action going on. I have gotten to see a lot of cool, bloody things, and even a dead body.”
“Every day is a cool experience,” said Camille Swan, an intern at Family Pet Hospital and The Rocky Mountain Large Animal Clinic where she observes and job shadows veterinary technicians. She has become interested in this line of work because she loves animals and is curious about the medical aspect of the work, especially surgeries.
As part of her internship, Camille observes and lends a hand to the veterinary technicians at both sites. She restrains animals and also assists the doctors throughout the surgeries. She enjoys observing these surgeries very much.
Maple Mountain High School hosted their first regional track and field competition for Region VIII on May 5 and 6. Preparation and hard work throughout the season paid off for the athletes of this first year school as the boys claimed the region title and the girls took third.