With October celebrated as national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spanish Fork High School chapter of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA,) hosted Think Pink Week at the high school this week. Think Pink week was officially set into motion Thursday October 21, 2010 with a special ceremony at half time of the final regular season football game, in which the Spanish Fork Football players used pink tape and wore a pink breast cancer ribbon on their helmets. The ceremony featured the presentation of a pink carnation to six breast cancer survivors which was followed by a moment of silence in memory of those who had lost their battle with cancer. The ceremony culminated in the releasing of 150 pink balloons by the Spanish Fork student body in honor of those who passed on. Think Pink Week continued through the next week with several activities at the school. Students were encouraged to wear pink and to purchase cookies with all proceeds going to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and research. The week came to a head Thursday October 28, 2010 when the PTSA hosted a “Beat Out Cancer” car bash, with all proceeds going again to fight breast cancer. Thursday evening the PTSA hosted a stomp to raise money for breast cancer. The stomp was well attended as were all of the Think Pink Week events. The PTSA would like to extend a special thanks to those who supported Think Pink Week and helped the events run smoothly.
This past week the Spanish Fork FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) participated in a field trip to 3 different businesses. At each business they learned a few different aspects like how the company is run and what are the different things they encourage and value. The 3 businesses they attended were Skull Candy, Zermatt and Rocky Mountain ATV. At Skull Candy in Park City, they told the students of the history of the company and how they encourage their employees to be active and they do this by giving out ski passes and even have a half pipe the employees can come and skate on. How cool would that be? Zurmatt in Midway provided the students with a tour and talked about the hospitality industry. The last business the students attended was Rocky Mountain in Payson. There the business showed the FBLA members the warehouse, the conveyor belt and how all the orders are filled. They also made it very clear the importance of education. The members of FBLA had a lot of fun learning about these different businesses and thank the stores for letting them come. It was an awesome learning experience.
The Lady Dons have had a perfect volleyball season. They went undefeated in region making the region record 10-0 and an over all record 12-2.. Now that region is over, all they need to do is win first in state. The spectacular aspect of the season is that no one thought SFHS would go very far at all. Some were sure that since they lost two big hitters from last year, Spanish Fork would not do well in region. The Lady Dons proved them wrong. Springville and Salem Hills were both ranked higher than SFHS in the state and in the new rankings that came out a couple weeks ago, Springville was still ranked higher than the SF. A magazine said, “Springville continues to be the team to beat.” Well, the Lady Dons beat Springville twice so that makes Spanish Fork the team to beat. McKenzie Beckstrom stated, “When you play volleyball, or any sport for that matter, you should really love the sport if you try out. There are people out there who try out just for something to do. In volleyball, we all love it and dedicate so much of our time to the sport so that we can continue to be successful. Nothing in the world feels better than when you get another kill added to your stat sheet or a shut down block. It is the best to know that you, with the help of your teammates, are the one that put that point up on the scoreboard. “
Music is the life of Spanish Fork. On Wednesday the 27th of October,
Spanish Fork High School held a combined orchestra concert. It
consisted of all the high school groups: the ninth grade class from
SFJH, and both the Philharmonic and Chamber groups from Spanish Fork
High School. This is a tradition brought back called "the monster
concert" in which each group gives an individual concert, and after
they've all done that, they give a combined performance, featuring
students from both schools.
The conductor of the SFJH group was Mr. Wells, and the conductor of
the High School groups was Miss. Magleby. Both conductors did an
excellent job in both teaching their students and providing an
The audience enjoyed music of multiple genres, everything from
classical to country, and even some festive music in honor of
Halloween. All in all, the concert was a success. It was one more
excellent performance by Spanish Fork High School!
In contrast to speeding out of the parking lot for lunch, many students went to Spanish Fork High’s commons area. Thursday was Purple Pinkie Day. Students had the chance to donate a simple dollar in exchange for their pinkie to be dyed purple. But who would want to pay to have their pinkie colored purple? Those who knew it was for a good cause, that’s who. One dollar was enough to give two children a polio vaccine. It was lighthearted and fun, and those who were involved took pride in their purple pinkie. Those who donated were proud and glad they could help a child in need.
The Spanish Fork Swim team beat Timp View in their meet against American Fork, Timp View, and Lone Peak on Wednesday October 27. Their boy’s team blew the competition out of the water when they placed 2nd in their relay race. They had many place very high individually and earn their team many points. The season is starting out to be a good one. They have the talent and ability to do well in meets. They could have a chance at taking region, but they would need more people to join. They are a strong team and will continue to do well.
This past week Spanish Fork high school put on a blood drive. Kay Thomas Perkins said, “We are still the bloodiest school around.” Although it wasn’t as successful as SFHS has had in the past, students still did a great job. Spanish Fork High donated around 25 units of blood. Jake Meservey a student who donated blood said, “I felt good to donate and help other people out.” There will also be another blood drive at the end of the year. SFHS encourages everyone to watch for when that is and to come out and donate so SFHS can give even more this next time.