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November 2009

Youth City Council Begins New Year

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 12:27
Evan Anderson
sf youth city council

Spanish Fork has recently started a Youth City Council for this year. The council is for students who are interested in government and learning more about it. There are about 32 students in the council ranging from 9th to 12th grade. The students help with the mayor and city councilmen to help problems in our community that teens are worried about. Hannah Carson, a member of the Youth City Council said,
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s youth city council because I think even though we’re the youth, we can still make a big difference.”
The youth meet together to help with projects around the community.

Intern enjoys work at Rehab Center

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 12:25
By Karianne Nelson
Intern- Sami Meinhart.JPG

This week’s intern highlight is Sami Meinhart, who interns at the Nursing Rehab Center in Spanish Fork. She helps take care of elderly people who are in rehab there. Meinhart helps feed the patients, do laundry, and care and provide for the patients. Meinhart has fun with her internship.
“It’s hard work to care for old people! But I still enjoy it,” she said.
Meinhart wants to go into a career in nursing or rehabilitation so the experience she is gaining now will help her in the future

Youth Court Convenes

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:31
By Christina Heywood
Youth City Court Participants

Youth Court is a program in Spanish Fork where first time offenders of small crimes can go and find ways to make up their debt to society. When kids 14 to 18 commit a crime like stealing, vandalism, and other small offenses, they can attend Youth Court and work with the kids involved in the program to get their crime erased from their record.
“Kids can do stuff like write essays, clean up the mess they made, do community service, and other simple things that help them realize what they did wrong,” says Karianne Nelson, who is in the group of students that help find solutions. “I like it because I get to help people. And the cops are funny, too.” Youth Court is a great way for kids to help kids, and everyone involved is very grateful to Lt. Steve Adams for all his help!

Spanish Fork High School UCBT Students Are on the Job

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:29
By Christina Heywood and Evan Anderson
UCBT Michelle Rosenbaum and Juli Whiting
UCBT Trevor Leifson and Richard Seely
UCBT - Landon Johnson

Spanish Fork High School’s Utah Community Based Transition students have had the opportunity to get on the job training with several community businesses and organizations, including Outer Beauty, Hollywood Video, Spanish Fork Ambulance, East Meadows Elementary, Brockbank Elementary, Larson Elementary, Magleby’s, One Man Band, Jaxies, and Joannes. They do things like bus tables, be teacher’s aides, and clean, wash towels, put videos back, and lots of other helpful jobs.
Each of the students has two Job sites that they work at. “The kids are doing a great job. Some businesses are considering hiring them,” said Kay Thomas –Perkins, UCBT director. UCBT is very grateful for the skills they are learning.

SF Band Plays On!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:26
Hannah Carson

Spanish Fork’s Marching Band has been competing in several competitions so far this year, and attended the Mt. Timpanogos Competition on October 24th in which Mr. Smith, the band teacher at the high school said, “They did reasonably well. The judges generally liked their performance.” Lori Swain, the student drum major, said,
“It’s a challenge, but it’s very rewarding. It’s very cool to see all the hard work come out and turn into something amazing, and to see how everyone works together to succeed.”
November 6th and 7th the Marching Band played at Red Rocks Competition. THey have been preparing and working hard for quite some time now for this competition. Good luck SFHS Marching Band!

SFHS Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:24
Jared John Tuckett
Students Prepare for Musical

Spanish Fork High School’s Drama and Choir Departments are presenting their school musical of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The performances are November 12-14 and 16 starting at 7 pm. Many students are involved with the show including one student who is twelve years old as Chip. The students have been working to get the show ready since the beginning of September and are winding down for their final performances. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets for children under 10 are $3 and for a family of at least 5 is $20. Brittany Foster, the artistic director for the show, said, “Beauty and the Beast is a fun and enjoyable show for the whole family to enjoy!”

SFHS Biologists Bake Cake

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:20
Emily McKinney
Biology Cell Cakes - Makayla Michelsen and Shaylee Archibald
Biology -Edible Cells

At SFHS, Biology teacher Layne Shepherd gave his students a special opportunity to learn more about the parts of cells. Students could choose to make an edible model of a cell and label each of the parts. Students Makayla Michelsen and Shaylee Archibald accepted this challenge and together made a model of an animal cell out of chocolate cake, with the parts made out of candy and pumpkin seeds. “It had to be edible and a cake can hold a lot of things,” said Makayla and Shaylee about why they chose to make their model the way they did. “It has helped us to learn the parts of a cell better.” This unique science project helped Makayla and Shaylee to gain more knowledge about biology while also practicing their culinary and artistic skills. Several students took Mr. Shepherd advice and made creative, colorful cell models out of food.

Spanish Fork High School Students Hail Halloween

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:13
By Shelby Beckstrom
Halloween Participants
Halloween Participants

Spanish Fork High School still has spirit! Traces of Halloween roam the hallways. There has been a mass variety of costumes such as Buddy the Elf, Hello Kitty, a dairy cow, and something as simple as a fairy. There was a competition held for the best costumes where people were awarded for funniest, scariest, most original, and best couple costumes. Those students who dressed up were highly favored for their tasteful and appropriate ways of dressing. Not only did the students have spirit, but the teachers did as well. When asked why they dressed up, some of the students’ comments were, “How many chances do you get to dress up at school? Not very many.” “So why not dress up?” “The ones who didn’t dress up are really missing out.”


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