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October 2009

SFHS Students Connect with Art

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:59
Emily McKinney
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On October 6th, the humanities, art, and photography students of SFHS went on a field trip to several nearby art exhibits to learn more about different types and styles of art.

They first visited the BYU Museum of Art to see an exhibit of art from the Victorian era and several other exhibits there. Their next stop was the University Mall for a photography exhibit that featured photographs of a group of Chinese monks and a fantasy art exhibit. The trip was then finished with a visit to the Springville Art Museum.

Karianne Nelson, a photography student at SFHS, greatly enjoyed going to the exhibits and especially enjoyed the Springville Art Museum.

“It was way fun! I saw a lot of beautiful art and made friends with statues.”

This field trip was a great educational experience for the SFHS art students.

Intern gains experience at hospital

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:54
By Karianne Nelson
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The intern spotlight this week is Hyrum Heward who interns at Mountain View Hospital. He works as a CNA and helps out by changing beds, giving people food, washing old people, testing blood sugar and checking vitals of the patients. Heward likes his jobs there, although he doesn’t enjoy washing old people.

“That part isn’t my favorite. Except for that, I like helping people.”

This internship gives him insight on what he would like to do in his future.

“It will give me experience in the hospital so I can see how everything works. It’s made me realize that I don’t want to be a nurse.” Nurses are often assigned the grunt work around the office, and Heward would rather do the doctor’s job. Someday he wants to run his own practice as a general practitioner, rather than work in a hospital.

SFHS Student Council Attends Leadership Conference

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:53
By Christina Heywood
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Spanish Fork High School’s Student Council had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Conference at UVU this past week. They learned about heroes, communication, service, and many other helpful topics. They even had the opportunity to hear from Miss Utah.

Kambri Shenk said, “It was a great experience and I’m glad I went.”

“I broke a board!” exclaimed SBO Garret Stirland.

The student council was grateful for this experience to learn how to better serve the school.

SFHS AP Literature class welcomes newspaper publisher

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:50
By Evan Anderson
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Namon Bills, the editor for “The Sentinel” newspaper, visited Spanish Fork High School’s AP Literature class to help teach students how to write newspaper articles. He gave many hints for newspaper writing for the students of that class. Christina Heywood said this about her experience,

“It was really cool to get an inside look on how newspapers are put together. I never realized how much work it takes. It was great to learn how to write newspaper articles.”

SFHS Students Explore Careers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 12:11
Emily McKinney
Window in the Workplace- Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics


On September 24, the counseling center at Spanish Fork High School had their first Window in the Workplace presentation for the students. These presentations are meant to help students learn more about different careers from the people who work in them. At this presentation, Dave from Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics came to speak to students about his job.

In his presentation, Dave explained that his job was to build prosthetic limbs for people. He also brought some prosthetics that he made and passed them around to the students. He then told what each one was for.

Chantelle Jones, a student at Spanish Fork High School, attended this Window in the Workplace and enjoyed learning about Dave’s career.

“I enjoy seeing people who really love their jobs, and you get to realize how needed they are in the world, even if their job isn’t really your thing.”

Finding the right career can be difficult and stressful for many students, but by learning more about different careers, this decision can be made a little easier.


Intern Learns about Teaching

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 12:08
By Karianne Nelson and Christina Heywood
Alex Singerman - Intern


The intern spotlight of the week is Alex Singerman, who interns at Brockbank Elementary. She helps Mrs. Creer with her 3rd grade class. Singerman helps teach the kids and learns from Mrs. Creer. She also helps with all the 3rd grade classes by cutting and sorting papers for the different teachers, and she gets to play with the kids at recess.

“I’m totally the jump rope champion!” she said. Singerman learns a lot from Mrs. Creer and she enjoys her time as an intern.

“I love it! It reinforces my plans to be a teacher. I’m so excited to help and teach kids. I think teachers make a big difference in society.” Singerman is planning to be an elementary teacher when she grows up, so this internship will help her a lot in her future.

SFHS Spirit Bowl Had a Surprise Ending

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 12:04
By Evan Anderson

SFHS had a spirit bowl last Friday. They had a competition between the seniors, juniors, sophomores, and the faculty to see who had the most spirit. They had competitions such as musical chairs, a relay race, crab soccer, and a tug o war. The seniors dominated on the tug o war, while the juniors won the relay race, musical chairs and crab soccer. The pep assembly had everyone pumped up for their rivalry game against Payson which happened on Friday also. The juniors won the competition, with the faculty in second, the seniors in third and, the sophomores in last place. 

SFHS Shakespeare Team at Competition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 11:58
Jared John Tuckett and Hannah Carson

Spanish Fork High School’s Shakespeare Team performed their Night of Scenes and Monologues where they showcased what they are taking to competition this week. Jen Grzybowski, Katie Cable, and Tanner Holt will be competing with monologues. The first scene they will compete with will be performed by Bethany Hutchison, Matt Cole, and Kyle Crotts. The second scene will be performed by Jared Tuckett and Hannah Carson. The team will be leaving on Thursday, October 8th and will compete this weekend in Cedar City.


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