January 2010

SFHS Dance Classes Perform for Parents

Attributions: 
Emily McKinney
Dance 1

Recently the dance classes at Spanish Fork High SChool put on a performance to show their parents and other students what they had learned that semester. There were thirteen different performances displaying a variety of styles including waltz, hip hop, modern, cha cha, and triple swing.
Baylee Argyle, one of the Dance 1 students, said, “It was fun and loud. I’m used to performing, so I wasn’t nervous.”
Brenda Mason, one of the dance teachers at SFHS, said, “It was excellent overall. They were a bunch of great students. Everybody just really pulled through.”
This performance took a great deal of preparation and organization on everybody’s part, but it all seems to have paid off after this successful night.

National Honor Society Enjoy “Soup and Serve” Evening

Attributions: 
By Kristen Blunck
NHS Soup and Serve

On Wednesday January 27, at Spanish Fork High School, students who are members of National Honors Society had a “Soup and Serve” service day. Everyone gathered after school and had a variety of soup, rolls and drinks then set to work on service projects. The projects consisted of sewing and tying baby blankets, making bookmarks, and cards. The blankets were made as receiving blankets that are to be sent to newborn babies in the Utah county region. The bookmarks were made to promote good reading habits in young children and to continue reading throughout their adult lives. Rebecca Greene commented, “It was a great time to hang out with friends but also do something great for others at the same time.” National Honors Society plans to do many more projects that'll benefit not only themselves, but many more to come.

Swim Team Splashes at Region Meet

Attributions: 
By Colby Bellows
Swim Team 2010
Swim Team 2010

Two weeks ago was one of the last swim meets this season for the SF Don Swim Team. Region Swimming was held on Friday and Saturday at Vernal, Utah. The swim team has been working nearly every day these past few months, since last August in fact, in preparation for this meet. Region was to be the last swim meet for many on the team, but for everyone it was the last ditch chance to drop their race times down to qualify for state. In all the madness Kaley Thomas managed to do well and drop two seconds off her personal hundred yard race. She was quoted saying, “It was all good;’ others, however, weren’t so pleased. One swimmer commented that this year’s region was not his best. When the water cleared and the scores were tallied, SFHS ripped out an awesome second place overall showing that though we’re pretty small. We can still do just as well as a big team.

Spanish Fork High School Discovers Ideas for Spirit

Attributions: 
By Kaleb Ashworth

Spanish Fork High School discovers ideas for spirit Friday night on the basketball court and a crowd of screaming people. January 29, 2010 was the first themed basketball game at Spanish Fork High School: cowboys and Indians. The idea is proposed to move to other areas of the school and its activities. The student body looks forward to more of these themed nights to create more spirit at SFHS.

SFHS Students Published in Poetry Anthology

Attributions: 
By Kaleb Davis
Poetry Winners Alex Ord, Justin Brierley, Jessica Taylor
Poetry Winners Sam Hudson, Caitlin Anderson, Emily McKinney

“Roses are red, violets are blue…” Spanish Fork High School’s poets, though not nearly that cliché, demonstrated their prowess of English and writing as many of the students who submitted their original works to the Creative Communication contest were chosen to be published in a book of submitted poetry and the chance to win over $2,000.00 in prizes. The students’ works will be published in the spring of 2010. Congratulations to Caitlin Anderson, Justin Brierley, Nohemi Castillo, Kaleb Davis, Sam Hudson, Emily McKinney, Malorie Mitchell, Alex Ord, and Jessica Taylor.

Students Express Their School Spirit

Attributions: 
By Janessa Nielsen
Junior Week - Hat Day
Junior Week- Ugly Sweater Day

After a four-day weekend, students at Spanish Fork High School came back to school fired up and ready to show their school spirit. Last week SFHS experienced “Junior Week” in which students could express their school spirit and creativity on the dress-up days held throughout the week. One of the biggest dress-up days during was “Hat Day’. Not only could the students break the rules for one time in their life and actually get away with it, but there was some wild fun as students walked the halls with sombreros and other crazy hats. Other dress-up day hits consisted of “Ugly Sweater Day” where students could wear their ugliest sweaters and not get made fun of. The Recession Dance was also held on Saturday night with the theme “Clash”. It was a perfect end to an exciting week.

Hat Day Picture: Back row – Cooper Urmston and Kyle Mitchell
Front Row – Chantelle Jones, Andi Smiley, Shelby Beckstrom, Mallory Murphy
Ugly Sweater Day: Shealeen Johnson and Kaylee Beckstrom

Spanish Fork Choir Sings at Utah Flash Game

Attributions: 
By Danielle Jones
SFHS Choirs Singing at FLASH Basketball Game.

Spanish Fork High School concert choir had the great opportunity to sing the national anthem preceeding the Utah Flash game at Utah Valley University. In front of hundreds, the Choir raised their voices and successfully ignited a fun night of basketball. The Utah Flash is a minor league basketball team who invited the SFHS Choir to be a part of their game to help with fund raising for the upcoming tour in Anaheim, California. For an extra treat, the Choir was able to run on the court with the team.

SFHS ProStart Program Gears Up

Attributions: 
By Anjuli Humphreys
Prostart Team Casey Shakespeare, Sarah Nelson, and Anjuli Humphreys

Wednesday, January 13, Spanish Fork High School had a pre ProStart competition. They chose a team that will represent their high school at a state cooking competition. The students are limited to two buson burners and no electricity at the competition. Casey Shakespeare, Sarah Nelson, Mathew Christiansen, and Anjuli Humphreys will be representing SFHS at the State Competition. Miss Larsen has high hopes that the team will win both 1st place and Best New Team. If they take 1st place, they will go onto Nationals.

Spanish Fork High School Displays Student’s Work at the Fine Arts Ball

Attributions: 
Hannah Carson
Arts Ball Entry - TaLeah Belliston
Arts Ball Entry- Emily McKinney

Spanish Fork Royalty for 2009 is throwing a Fine Arts Ball on Thursday January 21st at the Chillion here in Spanish Fork. To help support Spanish Fork High School’s Fine Arts department all the money raised at the ball will be going to the high school’s art program. Students: Taleah Belliston, Chris Brown, Emily McKinney, Stefanie Muhlestein, Ali Skrabot, Megan August will be displaying their paintings at the ball to show people some of the talent at SFHS.

Intern Enjoys work at Department of Agriculture

Attributions: 
By Karianne Nelson
Intern - Chaleesa Warren

The intern highlight of this week is Chaleesa Warren, who interns at the US Department of Agriculture. Her jobs while she works there include filing papers, organizing drawers, sorting mail, copying and faxing papers, and sending letters. Warren enjoys her internship. She is considering becoming an agriculture teacher in the future.
“Working anywhere related to agriculture will help me with these plans,” said Warren. She learns a lot at her internship.

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