November 2010

SFHS Dance Company “Going Solo”

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SFHS Dance Company “Going Solo”
Dance Company
Dance Company- Brenley Shenk, Claire Stodtmeister, Tailyr Peterson
Dance Company- Shelby Brumfield,Hattie Nielsen, and Linzi Leifson

November 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Spanish Fork High School’s Dance Company presented “Going Solo.”  All of the girls on the dance company either did a solo, duo, or trio.  Some of the dances were the own girl’s choreography, and some were choreographed by another person.  This was the first time the school has done this, but we hope to make this an annual concert.  It was a good way to raise a little money, and to also prepare us all for the busy performing season that is coming up.

            Each of the girls did a fabulous job and Brenda Mason, the director of the Dance Company, said that she was proud of each and everyone one of them because it take a lot of nerve to get up and dance in front of a big crowd.  It does take a lot of courage, and every girl got up there and did her best and that is all one can ask for.  They appreciate all the people that came out and supported them, and they hope to see everyone at their spring concert on May 4th and 5th.

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom- of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera Tickets Available Online

 

SPANISH FORK, Utah (November 12, 2010)—Tickets to the upcoming premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera at Spanish Fork High School are now available online at secure.myschoolfees.com.  Those interested in purchasing tickets can register as a new user through the website, select “Utah – Nebo – Spanish Fork High,” and make a public payment.  Tickets are priced at $5.00 for the 7:30 p.m. performances on December 3rd and 6th as well as the 1:00 matinee on Saturday, December 4th.    Opening night pre-sale tickets for the evening of Thursday, December 2nd are currently offered at the introductory price of $3.00.

 

Although Webber’s famous rock-opera has graced Broadway stages and national tours for more than two decades, it has never before been released for general production.  SFHS is one of the first organizations in the nation awarded the rights to perform Phantom of the Opera.

 

“Demand for tickets has been so high that we have decided to start selling them early,” states production stage manager, Keli Adams.  “Everywhere we go people are begging to secure their seats.  We are expecting a great turnout.”

 

Jen Grzybowki, Vice President of Publicity for the school’s International Thespian Society chapter, describes herself as “thrilled” with the public’s enthusiastic response to the project.  “With such a high-demand show, we had to get innovative with ways to sell.  We are excited to offer an online box office for the first time in the school’s history.”

 

Tickets can also be purchased at Boothe Brothers Music in Spanish Fork as well as through SFHS’s finance office.

SFHS Reflections Show Students Can Together

Attributions: 
Hannah Carson
Reflection Contest Winners

Sponsored by PTSA, this year’s Reflections Contest theme was Together We Can. The winners for Photography were first place, Julianne Johnson, and Kelsey Coons in second. In the Literature category Hannah Carson took first, Kalolaine Taunauta in second, with Matthew Christiansen coming in third. For Visual Art, the winner was Jenny Bradford, and in Music the winner was Sarah Insalaco. Then the winner for Film Production was Matthew Christiansen. All these students will now be continuing on to the next stage to compete at a region level. Congratulations to all these winners, and all who participated, and Good luck at Region!

Ballroom Club Takes Floor

Attributions: 
Alexandra Cia and Kenya Jimenez
Ballroom Dance Club
Ballroom Dance Club

The ballroom club had their first meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16th. Students didn’t take the time to talk or do future planning. They just danced the waltz, cha cha, and little bit of country swing. There were about six boys and eight girls. Lucky for the boys, they got to dance with every girl. Since all of them had already had some ballroom background, it made the dancing more exciting. Annie Morris said, “It was fun to get to know the people in the club and dance for the first time with the club.” Everyone is hoping for more meetings like this one in the future.

Swim Team

Attributions: 
Marree Graham
Swim Team.

The swim season for Spanish Fork High School is off to a good start. They participated in the annual Utah County Invitational. It was made up of all the schools in Utah County. They swam against 12 other teams, all of whom had many more swimmers. They held their own against the other teams. The boy’s team placed 7th overall and the girl’s team took 9th. They had many swimmers place high within their races. Jesse Roberts took first in most of his races. Colton Christensen placed high in his races as well. There was many people who cut a lot of second off their times and where able to score points for their team and lead them to victory.
SFHS Reflection Contest Winners Show “Together We Can” Hannah CarsonSponsored by PTSA, this year’s Reflections Contest theme was Together We Can. The winners for Photography were first place, Julianne Johnson, and Kelsey Coons in second. In the Literature category Hannah Carson took first, Kalolaine Taunauta in second, with Matthew Christiansen coming in third. For Visual Art, the winner was Jenny Bradford, and in Music the winner was Sarah Insalaco. Then the winner for Film Production was Matthew Christiansen. All these students will now be continuing on to the next stage to compete at a region level. Congratulations to all these winners, and all who participated, and Good luck at Region!

Rockets

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Rockets
Rocket Science
Rocket Science

5,4,3,2,1, Blast off! Ever wanted to build a rocket? Well in Mr.
Bronson's Physics with Technology class, they do just that! For the
past two weeks students have been making and launching bottle rockets,
experimenting to figure out how to create the perfect rocket for
maximum distance.
When asked why he has the students do this exercise, Mr. Bronson responded with four reasons. First, it's a Physics with Technology class, which is a
CTE course, and it emphasizes hands on learning. Second, the classes just
learned about projectile motion, and now they can experience the real
life application. Third, it's a lab. Using the scientific theory the
students can, for themselves, discover things such as mass and water
vs. distance. Fourth, it's fun! So Mr. Bronson obviously is a fan, but
what do the students think about it? "It was a great learning
experience about the effects of math and pressure upon projectile
motion," Said Matthew Christianson, a senior in Mr. Bronson's A4
Physics with Technology class. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to
see that this lab has been a big success!

SFHS Visits Snow College

Attributions: 
Alexandra Cia, Kenya Jimenez, and Leslie Beck
Snow College - Kenya Jimenz and Alexandra Cia
Snow College Days-Leslie Beck and Marlee Olsen

 A group of SFHS seniors combined with students from Salem to embark in the long trip down to Ephraim to tour the campus of Snow College. After arriving, they separated into groups. Then each group went with two ambassadors from Snow College where they toured the campus. Students got insight on teachers, cafeteria food, dorms and all the different traditions from a student’s point of view. Like the tradition on becoming a true Badger, where students get together during a full moon at midnight and share a kiss under the bell tower, while the chimes ring. Many traditions like this are what these students look forward to when coming to Snow.

After, the students participated in a game of 'Snow Jeopardy'. Trivia from the information received on the tour including: where Dolly the two-headed goat was found, who the school was named after, when it was founded and so on. They learned many things during this heart racing, competitive game of jeopardy. At the end of the game, they received some Snow College souvenirs. They had the opportunity to eat like real college students after the tour. They all sat together in Snow’s cafeteria having a good time hoping one day to become Badgers.

 

SFHS Cross Country Banquet

Attributions: 
Allison Hallam
SFHS Cross Country Banquet

The Spanish Fork Cross Country team celebrated their fall season with awards, pizza, and games on Thursday, November 11, 2010. At the Spanish Fork High School, in Coach Amanda Merrill’s classroom, the SF Cross Country team gathered for a banquet, where awards were given, lots of pizza was eaten, and hilarious games were played. In honor of their coaches, Madison Hansen made Coaches Amanda Merrill and Reve Tortel, t-shirts with the team picture from the Region race at Maple Mountain on it. Every athlete signed the t-shirts for the coaches. To make their Cross Country season official, Sammy Hatfield and Allison Hallam proposed their idea of making sweats for the team. Of course, everyone agreed and the sweats should be ready by the end of the month. Different awards were given out that night; the most important were lettering and participating in Cross Country. Those who lettered were Chris Harreld, Tanner Runolfsen, David Smiley, Fausto Guerrero, Caroline Munch, Tyler Galt, Wesley Curtin, Sammy Hatfield, Allison Hallam, Madison Hansen, Ben Rosenbaum, and Ty Jurkatis. Each athlete worked his/her hardest and always gave a hundred percent at every meet. We congratulate them on their successes, and we wish them the best of luck in next year’s season!

A Patriotic Veteran’s Day Was Held at Spanish Fork High School

Attributions: 
Lydia Money and Garrett Harris
Veteran's Day Assembly- Choirs

Spanish Fork High School honored the heroes of our country on Veteran’s Day with an inspirational assembly. It started off with a patriotic line-up of our Country’s flag to lead the student body into the auditorium, and then SFHS’s Choir sang the National Anthem. It continued with Spanish Fork’s own Combat Engineer veteran, Lucas Isley.
Mr. Isley’s thoughts as he prepared for the assembly were that he wanted to speak about more than just what he did as a soldier. He hoped to spread awareness of all the past wars and to give a challenge to those listening: access our veterans and ask a family member or loved one about the war they served in. Mr. Isley pointed out how proud he was to have a family member serve in every war since our country was born. Mr. Isley also served at war in 2003-2004 in Baghdad. He told personal stories and did an outstanding job. Students were grateful and honored to have him speak and tell us his amazing experiences.
Veteran’s Day is a time to make an effort to more than just honor those who laid awake guarding at night so that America could sleep in peace. It is the time to thank those who wrote a check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life; that is beyond honor. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave,” Elmer Davis

Spanish Fork Debate Team Breaks At USC Trojan Debate Tournament

Attributions: 
Whitney Hansen and Jake Muhlestein
Debate team at USC Tournament
Debate Team at competition.

November 3rd through November 9th Spanish Fork High School’s Debate Team attended the David Damus Tournament at the University Of Southern California. Debating started Friday the 5th, and ended Sunday the 7th. Several Lincoln Douglas Debaters broke- meaning they won enough rounds out of the six that they broke into the octa-finals. Debaters Lisie Dixon, Jake Muhlestein, and Wesley Curtin were these debaters. Lisie and Jake both lost their first octa-final round, however Wesley won five out of the six preliminary rounds pushing him immediately into the quarterfinals wherein he lost that round. However,it placed Wesley at fourth best Junior Varsity debater at the competition.
All teams did well and gave it their all at the competition, making for another great year at debate tour.

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