October 2010

Cheer for a Cure

Attributions: 
Shelby Evans and ShayLee Reynolds
Cheerleaders Create Pink Ribbon

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the Spanish Fork High School cheerleaders performed their Breast Cancer Awareness half-time. All of the songs that were mixed into the half-time were based on the theme of ‘never giving up’ and to ‘keep holding on.’ In the middle of their half-time, the cheerleaders took the time to hold up signs that spelled out “Never Give Up!” To end their performance, they got into a formation that made the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon.

It was dedicated to all of those who have or have had breast cancer. Spanish Fork High School cheerleader, Melynn Elliott, said, “I feel like we all worked hard and put in our best effort to make this a great performance.” The cheerleaders performed and cheered during the game in pink shirts that read “Cheer for a Cure”. After the game, the cheerleaders were approached by many people telling them that it was a very thoughtful thing that they did by wearing pink and dedicating their night to those with breast cancer. It was an unforgettable and appreciative performance.

Spanish Fork Football Celebrates Senior Night

Attributions: 
Cody Duncan
SF Football Seniors
SF Football Seniors

Despite their win on Thursday night against their in-town rivals Maple Mountain, the night was still an emotional one. Emotions were high all night, and the Dons won their game by nearly 20 points, but as soon as the final whistle blew and the Dons had rung the victory bell, senior emotions started to show. It was the long dreaded senior night. The football seniors were honored with fireworks, a loving crowd, and much more. Seniors include, Travis Still, Cody Duncan, Pj Inoke, Sean Leifson, Isaac Asiata, Chase James, Jordan Stephens, Jerron Orton, and Tyson Galovich. SFHS thanks the football team for a great and continuing season. The Dons play this Friday at home against Mt. View in the first round of state playoffs.

FCCLA Paint Pumpkins

Attributions: 
Annie Morris
FCCLA Pumpkin Painting
FCCLA Pumpking Painting
FCCLA Pumpking Painting

Spanish Fork High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) club try their hardest to do as much service as they can. They try to do a service project once a month.
For the month of October, the presidency of the club decided to paint faces on pumpkins and give them to the Senior Center right across the street from the high school. The members of the club were invited to participate, and the club felt like this was a great way to give some holiday spirit to the elderly people who are in our area. It turned out to be a great service project for the FCCLA club.

Nebo School District Awards Thane Stone into the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of Fame

Attributions: 
Candace Kester, Morgan Hansen, and sponsored by Nebo School District and Stone Family
Stone Family Award

Thursday night October 21, 2010 during the Spanish Fork High School football game, Thane Stone was awarded into the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of Fame. There to accept the award on behalf of Thane Stone was his family. Mr. Stone grew up in Salem, Utah and attended Spanish Fork High School. While attending high school, he participated in sports, drama, and was senior class president. He was on the football team for three years and selected to the all- state team during his junior and senior years. He graduated from high school in 1941. Mr. Stone received a football scholarship from Brigham Young University and played during 1941 and 1942 on the freshman and varsity teams. One thing that Mr. Stone was proud of was being on the first football team to beat BYU’s arch rivals “Utah” in 1942. His football career was interrupted during World War II, but returned to play football again at BYU. Mr. Stone was sent letters of interest from three NFL teams the Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and the Los Angeles Rams, but had to decline due to an injury to his knee. He pursued a career in teaching after graduating from BYU and taught at Spanish Fork High School for 35 years. There he taught mathematics, physics, aeronautics, and driver’s education. He also coached football, baseball, and basketball during his first six years of teaching. On February 14, 1945, Mr. Stone married his high school sweetheart Lola Nielson. They raised five children Steven, Cathlyn, Bradley, Howard, and Cynthia, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved watching BYU games and was a season ticket holder until his death in December 2005. During Half time, “Nebo School District was proud to award Thane Stone into the Hall of Fame, and would like to thank Thane Stone for all his hard work and dedication to Spanish Fork High.”

The Debate Team Sponsored Stomp

Attributions: 
Sarah Nelson
Football Stomp sponsored by Debate Team

Can Dons and Golden Eagles coincide peacefully? The
answer is, absolutely. Even after the intensity of
Thursday s football game, Spanish Fork vs. Maple Mountain,
we could connect as friends once the game was over. Proof
of this was in the surprisingly good turnout of students
from both schools at the combined stomp that followed the
game.
Despite the fact that it was on a school night, the Debate
Stomp after the Spanish Fork vs. Maple Mountain football
game was a success. There were students from both SF and
MM. It was a reunion of old friends and the beginning of
new friendships. There was great music, fun people, and a
lot of Dons celebrating our win!
Organized by the debate team, the purpose of the stomp was
to help fund the upcoming Debate tour. The Debate team is
going to USC, in California for the annual national level
invitational Debate tournament; a tournament they’ve been
studiously preparing for since the beginning of the school
year. “The dance was great, there was a lot of craziness”
said Alyssa Wright, a member of the debate team who
attended the stomp.
No matter what the team or organization it is here at
Spanish Fork, the students come out to support. They know
how to show real Don Pride, and they do. They have school
spirit!

SFHS Window on the Workplace Highlights a Hypnotherapist

Attributions: 
Jared John Tuckett
Windows in the Workplace with Kris Keele

Last week, SFHS students were able to attend the Window on the Workplace with hypnotherapist Kris Keele. This gave students an idea of what it would be like to go into a psychology based career. Keele told about her job and took the students through a mini hypnotherapy session. Leeza Stephans attended the workplace and said, “It was very relaxing to participate in the mini session. It was cool to see what it would be like as a hypnotherapist. It was very interesting!” Keele ended the workplace with having the students write on a bottled water something they wanted in life so they could take a “drink” of what it was they wanted. Window on the workplace is a great way for students to see different possibilities for a career.

Spanish Fork DECA Club Attends Leadership Conference

Attributions: 
Golden Money

The Spanish Fork DECA club recently attended a fall leadership conference in Park City. Those in attendance were Matt Christiansen, Austin Vincent, Kathne Madsen, Sara Taylor, and Michelle Weber. The conference lasted over two day, Monday and Tuesday, where the students participated in many different leadership classes. They enjoyed listening to many keynote speakers and also had fun at a dance that was held. The University of Utah sponsored the event.

The Golf Team Competes at State

SFHS Golf Region Champions

The Don’s golfers finished their season in style on Tuesday by shooting their best team score of the year, a 307, at the difficult Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George. Elliot Naulu led the way with a stellar round of 68. Brennin Orr and Rustin Gordon pitched in by shooting 79 a piece and Jason Andrus shot 81. It was a great comeback after disappointing first round.
In the individual standings, Elliot Naulu was magnificent. His two round total of 75-68 left him one under par for the tournament. His chip on the last hole hit the flagstick and rattled out, leaving him just one shot behind the winner. His fantastic performance gave him second place in the state.

SFHS Loves Their Tennis Team

Attributions: 
Randi Miller
SFHS Tennis team 2010
SFHS Tennis Team and Coaches

The 2010 girl’s tennis season went very well for Spanish Fork High School. They took 2nd place in Region and varsity did well at Divisionals. First singles, Lisa Soffe, went to State and tried her best. McKenna West, second singles, made it to the second round of state and gave her all. First doubles pair Randi Miller and Marissa Christensen also made it to state, but they played a good team and ended up going home empty handed. They had a lot of fun this season getting to build stronger friendships and getting to play the sport they love.

SFHS Drama Department Shines at Shakespeare Competition

Attributions: 
Jared Tuckett, Hannah Carson, and Mrs. Grierson
Drama-Shakespeare Competition Team

On a recent weekend, the Spanish Fork High School Shakespeare team went to Cedar City to compete! For the first year, SFHS took part in the Madrigal singing competition under the direction of Mr. Bradshaw. Also, the technical theater team took everyone by storm in the "Tech Olympics", placing first in the Cambridge Division, and placing 1st overall for everyone that competed, winning the Golden Drill which is the first place trophy, and beating out 5 states worth of schools! Members of the tech team were Brock Larson, Lawson Bendall, Chris Cannon, Shae Strong, Evan Krupa, and Keli Adams. In addition, SFHS actors proved their skills by winning 3rd place overall in the Cambridge Division Sweepstakes,--with monologues, duo/trio scenes, and the ensemble scene. Actors on the team were Bonnie Miller, Keli Adams, Jen Grzybowski, Jared Tuckett, Hannah Carson, Lilly Gill, Marty Sperry, Nic Olsen, CariLyn Jenkins, Briana Gunderson, Kelton Davis, Kyle Crotts, and Margie Covington. Matt Russell joined some of the actors in the madrigal competition. All in all, SFHS took home 3 awards, and two new trophies. The coaches were Mr. Bradshaw, and Mrs. Grierson.

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