The Utah FFA Association sponsored the Utah Leadership Conference in Provo on December 10 and 11. Maple Mountain FFA had 14 students who participated in the conference. These students spent the two days learning leadership skills including public speaking, teamwork, and confidence. This is a high energy workshop with great presenters, including past national and state FFA officers.
This week’s Maple Mountain Prep of the Week is sophomore wrestling star Grant LaMont. This year LaMont has been an excellent asset the Maple Mountain Wrestling team winning almost every match he has competed in, most recently winning the 4A state title at 130 pounds beating Payson’s Cole Ford in the championship match in a 5-0 decision. LaMont currently is ranked #2 in state at 130 pounds and is looking to defend his title next year. Lamont also did well at the Great Basin Grapple, Millard Iron Man Duals and the Region 8 tournament again defeating Cole Ford in the final match.
February students of the month are Maddy McMurdie, Bradley Clawson, Susan Nelson, Kayla Adams, Channing Merrill, Nick Langford, and Sylvee Rucker.
Maddy McMurdie Is a sophomore at Maple Mountain. Her hobbies include hanging out with her friends and family, painting nails, taking pictures, shopping, and playing soccer. Maddy’s favorite subjects in school are Health and Child Development.
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.
The following article appeared online in the Deseret News on February 17, 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.