The ProStart Foods class at Spanish Fork High School showed off their skills as they continued “Feed A Teacher” luncheon this year. Every staff member was invited to participate in a special lunch cuisine created by the ProStart class members. The ProStart class is an advanced food course. The curriculum is from the National Restaurant Association that gives high school students a jump start in the restaurant business. Not only do students focus on the culinary arts and food preparation, but they also receive training in the business side of running a restaurant. Students are involved in competitions during the year along with preparing food for luncheons. The faculty and staff enjoy this opportunity to let the students practice on them. Carol Larsen, the ProStart teacher, prepares the students well for these experiences.
Amanda Merrill is the new Spanish Fork High School cross-country coach. She is from Flower Mound, Texas. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University and began teaching at Spanish Fork High School in January of this year. She loves to bike, hike, watch movies, color Disney Princess coloring books, play Frisbee, and run. She looks forward to continuing the strong tradition of great athletes at Spanish Fork High School.
Students from Spanish Fork High School have the opportunity of being in a very special program available in only a select few schools in the area; this program is called Auto Collision and Repair. Students that have completed a “Project” put their car in a show at Spanish Fork High School during the school day of May 21, 2010. They showed off their repairs and modifications on their cars, and sat back and relaxed after a hard year of collision repair! Spanish Fork has had a lot of cars restored by dent repair, fiberglass repair, modifications to the body style, being primed and painted, and all other body work activities not listed. The students got the attention they deserved for all their hard work. Also one to be acknowledged is Mr. Taylor, the auto collision and repair teacher. He has given much of his time to help these students and provided the equipment necessary to get the job done. Thank you Mr. Taylor! Winners of the Car Show: Best of Show – Tyler Boyack, 1967 Mustang; Custom Painting, Hugo Soto; Best Truck (full size), Philip Thomas; Best Truck (small pickup), Mitchell Rucker; John Deere Choice Award, Ryan Peterson; Spot Repair Refinishing, Shon Tomadakis; Best Bronco, Chet Harmer.
The SFHS choirs had an excellent performance on Tuesday, May 19. There was love, patriotism, with every emotion in between. Cameron Fuller had an excellent solo in a spiritual piece. He portrayed a slave wanting to free his people; he sang with such enthusiasm the audience felt like they were the slave with a new found hope of freedom. Bonnie Miller ended the night with a fantastic solo that took the audiences’ breath away with the emotions on the stage. Randy Miller moved some of the audience to tears with her amazing solo opera piece; she had a lot to offer to the show that night. Not only were the soloists fantastic, the entire choir had an amazing night. There were songs filled with soul and songs filled with laughter. The most upbeat song, “The New Girl in Town”, received a lot of applause and laughter from the audience. The show had a great turn out. There’s no question why Spanish Fork High School has a lot of talent, and they let it shine on Tuesday.
As the 2009-2010 school year came to an end the senior council planned a BBQ at lunch time on Friday the 21st, the last day of school for the seniors. This was also yearbook day for the whole school. So if you’re looking for a delicious cheap lunch on Friday afternoon stop on by the grassy common area and grab yourself some grub. It should be oodles of fun and impeccably scrumptious! Senior council has given lots of time and effort into planning this fabulous event, so come on out and join the fun. Hope to see you there!
Last week at Spanish Fork High School, many students were taking the AP tests for their Advanced Placement Classes. Gymnasiums were designated for the students that were taking the test and daily announcements were delayed. Many AP classes are offered at the high school.
Taylor Allred, a student at Spanish Fork High School, said that it took him about four hours to complete. There were more than ten different AP tests including Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Calculus. Each test had about thirty students that took it. They were scored out of five, and if students scored three or above then they receive college credit for the AP class they took.
“It was hard, but it was worth it,” said Allred. Let’s hope our fellow Dons did well and their hard work paid off!
On the 8th of May, Spanish Fork High School had their Sadie Hawkins dance, the last dance of the year. Our school’s FCCLA club sponsored the event, and the theme was ”Sadie’s in the 80s.” Although many didn’t follow the theme exactly, many girls took the opportunity to ask that special date they’ve been wanting all year long and had a great time at the dance. Seeing how many people were there partying at the dance, it was a great outcome. Amberly Larsen states, “It was my birthday and everyone sang to me at the dance. It was a lot of fun.” There were many people involved with this fun event at SFHS and many are looking forward to another awesome dance next year.
The National Honors Society at Spanish Fork High School was up bright and early on Friday morning, the 14th of May to deliver breakfast to their faculty and staff. As is tradition for NHS, the students wrote notes for the teachers which delivered along with the muffins and juice. As one of the many service projects performed throughout the year, this one stands out. It allows students to express their appreciation for the teachers’ hard work and dedication, as well as serve their school.
Pictured: Alex Singerman, Makyla Theurer, Taylor Brammall, Jonny Woodbrey
With the 2009-10 school year coming to an end, the FFA year is also coming to an end. The new 2010-11 FFA officers are wrapping up with their annual closing social. They have a barbeque and fun games planned for Thursday the 20th at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited. This year Spanish Fork FFA has had a lot of fun activities that will be remembered in the years to come. The retiring officers have truly made their marks on the Spanish Fork FFA Chapter. The new officers are looking forward to a great year and plan to make it every bit as good as this year.
Attention all alumni from good old Spanish Fork High School. We need your help with creating an awesome senior gift. The class of 2010 wants a gift to leave our mark, and let the future students of Spanish Fork High see the strong tradition they inherit. We are making an alumni display case with memorabilia from each decade of Spanish Fork High School’s existence. The class of 2010 is starting with the years 2001-2010. This is where you come in. We are collecting items such as jackets, uniforms, pictures, awards, newspaper articles, anything you have that reminds you of SFHS. If you graduated between 2001 and 2010 and have anything you are willing to donate for display, please send it to Spanish Fork High School in care of Deon Youd. We will also accept monetary donations to contribute to the purchase of the custom-made cabinet. If you graduated earlier than 2001, we’d love to talk to you about startting a case for your decade. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or check us out on Facebook.