On Tuesday, November 30, the Maple Mountain Boys Basketball team rebounded after their first loss to Timpview by taking a victory over American Leadership Academy. The final score was 55-33. In the second quarter, the Golden Eagles used a 16-2 run to edge the home team. Junior Zack Porter scored 15 points and senior Kelby Crandall scored 14 which contributed to the victory.
In the season opener, the Maple Mountain High Girls Basketball team defeated the Provo Bulldogs 46- 33.
The Lady Golden Eagles played a sluggish first quarter scoring only 4, but turned it on in the second quarter scoring 17 points and never relinquished the lead. Aleksa Gappmayer led the team with 9 points followed by Kelsey Lewis with 8.
In an all underclassman team, the Lady Golden Eagles are poised for an improvement from last year and a strong Region 8 finish.
On November 18, Nebo District schools competed in the “Make It With Wool” contest (http://www.sheepusa.org/Make_It_With_Wool) at Mapleton Junior High. Contest preparation began in August and continued through September to fit patterns, layout, cutout, and sew the great articles of clothing that were presented.
Ryan Parry is one of Maple Mountain’s seniors interning at Utah Helicopter. Some of the duties that Ryan is involved in while on the job is sitting back, relaxing, and learning from the instructors.
One cool experience Ryan had was flying for over an hour over the American Fork temple and observing a school as it was dismissing for the day.
Makenzie Beardall , senior at Maple Mountain High School, has been interning at Barbara’s Daycare. At the daycare Makenzie has several important duties she performs like feeding the children, playing with them, reading stories to them, and changing their diapers. She enjoys everyday of this learning experience.
Makenzie is interested in this line of work because she loves children and has taken several child care classes in high school. She enjoys this field of work. She hopes to enroll at Weber State University next fall.
Robert Rex, senior at Maple Mountain High School, spends every other day interning at Mountain View Hospital emergency room in Payson.
Rex has a couple different jobs at the hospital. His duties include changing sheets, changing supplies, and watching the doctors and nurses.
When asked if he is still interested in this line of work after interning in this environment, Rex said, “I’m still considering it. If I do it, I would want to be there at night when it’s more exciting.”
Aleksa Gappmayer is a sophomore at Maple Mountain High. Something that makes Gappmayer different from everyone else is that she is self-motivated; she likes to get things done. She also enjoys talking and making new friends and serving others. Gappmayer loves playing basketball, and she also enjoys singing. One of Gappmayer’s favorite subjects is History. She has always loved history and hopes to one day become a history teacher. In five years Gappmayer sees herself in college working to get her teaching certificate and majoring in history.
Danielle Smith, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, has been interning at Larsen Elementary. Danielle helps with one of the kindergarten classes there. She became interested in this line of work because she loves being around little children and being in a learning environment. She says, “They’re all so cute and sweet.”
Some of the duties she performs are helping the children with their math and sorting, motivating them, organizing papers in their folders, and being their friend.
Senior Braden Elquist has been interning in the radiology department at Mountain View Hospital in Payson. Elquist wants to pursue a career as a radiologist by attending the University of Utah and majoring in Biology and pre-medicine.
“It’s cool to see inside the body, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says Elquist.