Members of the Maple Mountain High School Dance Company traveled to Cedar City, Utah, from October 7-9 to compete and perform in the dance competition at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Under the direction of their dance teacher, Karla Palfreyman, their team took 3rd place in the Modern Dance Competition. The dance company also had the opportunity to learn additional dance techniques through workshops and seminars.
Maple Mountain High Prep of the Week is Kendrik Gibson. Gibson, a junior, currently holds the top boys golf varsity position. Gibson has been playing golf competitively for four years and his experience has showed this season; he competed at the Utah state golf championship.
Gibson’s favorite place to golf is Hobble Creek golf course; and, his favorite player is Tiger Woods.
“I’ve been playing my whole life and I’ve always been interested in golf; it’s very fun to play,” said Gibson.
Maple Mountain High’s Bryan Robins, Mike Mortensen, Adam Russell and Benjamin Harvey have been awarded UHSAA’s (Utah High School Athletic Association) honor of Academic All State. These four students all have a 4.0 GPAs, high ACT scores, and they all played on the Golden Eagle Varsity football team.
On Tuesday, October 26, two Lady Golden Eagle seniors, Nicole Killian and Taylor McMillan, were honored at the final volleyball home game against Salem Hills High School.
Nicole Killian is planning on attending Utah Valley University and majoring in elementary education; she is also considering a career as a high school counselor. Killian played on the team to be more involved in school and to enjoy sports; however, she does not plan to continue playing after graduation.
Katie Park, Springville High School class of 1997, spoke to students this week about career opportunities in aviation. As a pilot for SkyWest Airlines, Park shared some of her unique experiences, including being struck by lightning on multiple occasions and dealing with unruly passengers.
David Bates is a junior and the son of Kyle and Cia Bates. Bates favorite subject in school is physics, because he gets to learn about the mathematical rules that govern the universe and the truly beautiful way that it all fits together. Bates said in five years he sees himself returning from an LDS mission then studying physics and math at a university. Something that makes Bates different from everyone else is that he gets super excited about everything from music to band competitions. One of Bates favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein.
This week’s Prep of the Week is senior Krizia Brooks. Brooks has been dancing for fourteen years. She loves dancing because it’s the way she expresses herself.
“Dancing is what makes me who I am,” she said.
Brooks is extremely happy that she has been awarded the honor of Drill All-State and is proud to be one of the best.
She makes many sacrifices for drill like having to wake up at 4 a.m. for early practice. Brooks’ goals include winning region and state competitions.