Maple Mountain FFA Participates in Festival of Trees

By: Taylor Johnson, MMHS FFA Reporter
Maple Mountain FFA Participates in Festival of Trees

Maple Mountain FFA helps Primary Children’s Medical Center by decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees.  A theme of “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” was chosen to not only help Primary Children’s, but to raise awareness for breast cancer.  To raise money for the tree, pink bracelets were sold at the school during lunch.  The tree was decked out head to toe in pink, using the pink ribbon theme.  Some decorations were made during an FFA activity and the FFA officers spent the day in Salt Lake decorating the tree. 

Merideth Reynolds named FFA Sweetheart

By: Kinsey Williams, FFA President, and Taylor Johnson , FFA Reporter
Merideth Reynolds named FFA Sweetheart 2011

Twelve Maple Mountain High girls have been competing all week for the title of “Sweetheart” 2011, they are:  Merideth Reynolds, Nicole Gledhill, Allyse Eldredge, Caitlin Nabahe, Jessie Raymer, Brenda Chandler, Ashley Lish, Bekah Ludlow, Nicole Simkins, Jacqueline Azero, Lillibete Salimbene, and Lauren Nabahe.

The contestants had a range of contests including cow milking, pie eating, flower arranging, cake decorating, and a relay race.

FBLA students do well at regional competition

by Carey White, FBLA Advisor
FBLA Regional Competition 2011 (pictured--students from Maple Mountain High, Springville High, and Spanish Fork Jr. High)

On Thursday, February 10, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students from Maple Mountain traveled to Utah Valley University to compete in regional competition.  All students who attended placed in at least one event.

The following students from Maple Mountain High placed in their respective events:

Maple Mountain quarterback Tyson Jex signs letter of intent

by Cameron Spilker and Justin Beary, Golden Eagle Globe
Tyson Jex

On Wednesday, February 2, Tyson Jex, Golden Eagles quarterback signed a letter of intent to play football at Dixie State College next fall.  He is the first football player to sign with a college in the brief history of Maple Mountain football. Tyson led the Golden Eagles to their first ever victory and playoff birth last season.  Congratulations to Tyson for this accomplishment.

Academic All State announced

by Cameron Spilker and Justin Beary, Golden Eagle Globe
Makenzie Beardall -- Drill.jpg

Maple Mountain High’s Makenzie Beardall, Mikel Jackson, Allison Monroe, and Kyle Nielsen have been awarded UHSAA’s  (Utah High School Athletic Association) honor of Academic All State.  These four students all have high GPA’s and have excelled in their sport.

Lady Golden Eagles top Lady Lions

by Olin Andersen and Nathan Foutz, Golden Eagle Globe (photos by Mark Spencer)
Jessica Benson, Junior, Guard

The Maple Mountain girls basketball team challenged the Payson Lions on the road and came home with a win, 49-30.  Sadie Williams and Aleksa Gappmayer led the Lady Golden Eagles with 12 points each.  Payson gave a valiant effort with 30 total points led by Heather Finch with 9 and Katie Swenson with 8.   

Currently, the Lady Golden Eagles are ranked 2nd in region behind Springville with a 15-4 outstanding record.   Maple Mountain will face Springville again at home this Tuesday.

*all photos by Mark Spencer (photos are of the Springville game)

Ellevés Win 3rd Place at 4A State Drill Competition

by Molly Brenchley, Head Drill Coach
MMHS Ellevés Place 3rd in State Competition

On Friday, February 4, 2011, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 4A Drill Team Competition held at UVU.  The Ellevés placed 2nd in the Military category, 3rd in the Dance category, and 3rd in the kick category.  Overall, the Ellevés were the 3rd place team.  Taking 1st place was Bountiful, 2nd was Bonneville, 4th was Mountain Crest, and 5th was Dixie.  There were fifteen 4A schools competing in each category.