March 2010

Window in the Workplace at SFHS

Chadia Siilata
Windows in the workplace February by Brandon Sheetz

Spanish Fork High School students were privileged to hear a presentation by Teri Lisa Stagg, a representative from ITT Tech, on Thursday, February 25th. Students were invited to attend this presentation in the SFHS Counseling office during lunch. Stagg informed the students of the top 10 careers on demand over the next ten years and motivated them to attend college. This presentation also came with free donuts and drinks for all who attended. Students left with more information on their possible future careers and the knowledge that the more education you have, the more money you'll make in the future.


By Tyrel Prior and Kyle Mitchell

This past week at SFHS the Spanish Fork FFA chapter, along with every other chapter of the National Club, celebrated National FFA week. Spanish Fork Mayor Anderson signed a document declaring it FFA week in Spanish Fork. The Spanish Fork FFA officers were present to watch as Mayor Anderson signed the document and then shook each of the Spanish Fork FFA chapter officers’ hands; the officers were very pleased that the mayor would be willing to sign the document. President Obama signed a similar document that declared it nationally FFA week across the nation. Spanish Fork High School’s FFA President Jailee Pace said “It’s really cool that we have this opportunity to have the mayor sign and declare it FFA week in Spanish Fork; this adds a lot more meaning to this event than there already is.” The FFA officers decided that this year’s theme for FFA week would be Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve, which is also the national FFA motto. The SF chapter participated and hosted activities on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuesday’s activities consisted of an Ag Trivia challenge at lunch in the Commons at the high school, followed by Ag labs also in the Commons on Wednesday. On Thursday the Officers and Executive Committee members visited every class during fourth period, handing out chocolate coins and a flyer explaining how much students can earn in the many different career aspects of Agriculture. Later that same day Maple Mountain and Springville combined with Spanish Fork for a multi chapter activity at Pirate Island. The activity most looked forward to by many members was the Extreme Makeover Farm Edition on Friday. The members volunteered their time to help a local farmer improve his farm and over all success. Overall FFA week is a great opportunity for everyone to get out and involved as well as to learn new things and help out.