The SFHS Drill Team just finished competing at a state wide competition with all 4A schools at Alta High School earlier in January. They competed in four events: kick, military, dance, and hip-hop. They took 1st place in hip-hop, 2nd place in dance, 3rd place in kick, and 4th place in military. They will be going to region at Maple Mountain High School on January 21st and then state at UVU on January 29th. Whitney Nielson, a junior on the drill team said, “We’ve all worked really hard as a team to have good results. We hope to do well at region and state!”
The Utah Community Based Transition (UCBT) students at Spanish Fork High School were able to learn more about sewing in their class. All the students brought their own material to make a variety of things, including pillow cases, crayon holders, quilts, purses, and skirts. Kay Thomas-Perkins, the UCBT coordinator at SFHS, thought this project was especially useful for the students. “If they can learn to operate a sewing machine, they can mend a pair of pants in the future. It teaches them skills for later in life and helps them to be more independent.” This was a good opportunity for the UCBT students to gain skills for the future and to have fun. According to Thomas-Perkins, UCBT stands for You Can’t Beat Them. And the sewing skills the students acquired prove her statement is accurate.
The Fine Arts Department at Spanish Fork High School had the opportunity to perform many different acts for the school on Dec 22, 2009. They announced the new Sterling Scholars for 2010. The winners were Kayla Christensen, Kristie Stoneman, Logan Wells, Dallin Parkinson, Carolina Parodi, Chaleesa Warren, Amberly Larson, Mackenzi Berns, Katie Cable, Emily McKinney, Rebecca Greene, and Kambrielle Shenk. The Masque Club Presidency were the emcess for the assembly: Katie Cable, Bethany Hutchison, Hannah Carson, Jared John Tuckett, Kyle Crotts, and Matt Cole. The Dance Company, Choirs, Drama, and Band/Orchestra took part of the assembly. The arts classes also displayed some work through a slide show before the assembly began. The assembly was Christmas themed and gave the school a fun way to get excited for the holidays.
The intern spotlight for this week is Tiffany Binks, who interns at Oakview Preschool. Binks spends her time at the internship helping teach the kids, playing games with them, and keeping them under control. She enjoys it a lot. “I love it! It’s a lot of fun,” said Binks about her internship. She isn’t sure what she wants to do for a future career, but is exploring a bunch of different options in preparation for her life. Binks also interns at DDS Miner orthodontist. She is learning a lot at both internships, and they will benefit her life no matter what she decides to do in the future.
On December 22, Spanish Fork High School had the opportunity to have a career day. Adults specializing in a variety of fields came and spoke to the students about their careers.
Hannah Carson, a Junior at SFHS, enjoyed the experience.
“I would say that career day was an excellent experience for us. I enjoyed learning new things about possible careers that I could have,” said Carson. “It definitely expanded my horizons.”
Speakers ranged from Choir majors to UDOT project managers, as well as science, medical, and business fields.
Career day was a great experience for students.
The Spanish Fork High School Drama Department is presenting their annual full length Shakespeare play of Macbeth on January 8, and 9, 2010. The show will start at 7:00 P.M. and tickets are $3. The show is being performed by the school’s Shakespeare Team that competed last October at the Shakespearian Festival in Cedar City. The members of the team performing are Katie Cable, Bethany Hutchison, Jared John Tuckett, Hannah Carson, Kyle Crotts, Matt Cole, Jamieson Butte, Caitlin Banks, Jen Grzybowski, and Madison Hall. The team has been working for the show since they returned from competition in October and have been working to produce a great show.