November 2011

Lady Dons Basketball Win First Game Of The Season

Attributions: 
Madison Frame
Lady Dons Basketball

The Lady Dons Basketball  hosted the Uintah Utes on Tuesday November 22 for their first win of the year. They were ready to begin the season with a win to prove that they have it in them to have a great season. Senior Kelli Hales and Junior Alyssa Brown both had a successful game with 10 points each. 

The game began with exchanging buckets early leaving the first quarter with the Dons leading 11-10. By the end of a great second quarter full of intense defense from Seniors Jessica Cable and Kylee Wolf, we led at half time 25-17. Just after the second quarter started you could tell the girls were well on their way towards a win.

The Utes were not going to give up at this point in the game. As the 3rd quarter progressed they made more baskets and we could not manage to stay ahead. We were barely in the lead by two baskets. We relied on great bench players including Toti Viatohi who had great defense and helped the Dons stay in the lead throughout the game. 

The fourth quarter was a nail biter as you watched the Lady Dons miss a few critical free throws and keep the game tied for a majority of the quarter. With one minute left the score was tied but we managed to make great shots and pull through with a victory leaving the score 42-38. We are so proud of the great success and hope the best for the Lady Dons in their 2011-2012 basketball season.

Senior Sydney Butler and Junior Laura Lagaisse both contributed with 6 points for Butler and 3 for Lagaisse in this great win against the Uintah Utes.

SFHS FFA Students Convene in Indiana

Attributions: 
Charlie Warren
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As evidenced by the sea of blue Future Farmers of America jackets, this year’s 84th national FFA convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana was one of the largest gathering of High School students in the country. Charlie Warren, Cheyeanne Jensen, Swasey Bliss, Casey Warren, and Wyatt Peay had the honor of being there while representing Spanish Fork High school. In a nut shell, the national FFA convention is four days of sessions in which students hear speeches from the national officers, a career show where there are colleges from all over the nation giving away free stuff and all sorts of computations and workshops to attend. It is an unforgettable experience and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good time with high school students form all over the nation!

 

Red Ribbon Week

Attributions: 
Hannah Phillips
Red Ribbon Week

Last week our school celebrated red ribbon week, a week to celebrate and spread awareness about being drug free. The National Honors Society sponsored the events throughout the week. On the first day of red ribbon week, the NHS passed out red wrist bands that said, "I pledge to be, DRUG FREE!" Students were challenged to wear these all week to help promote drug awareness. Red streamers, red balloons, red ribbons, and red ties could be found in the commons, on all the door handles of the school, on cars in the parking lot, etc. They really wanted to get the word out to everyone, about this week, and how drugs and alcohol can effect not only you, but everyone around you. Hopefully this week helped people realize how drugs and alcohol are bad for you. Let us all commit to be addiction free, by promising and stating now that we will commit to either stop or not even start! 

SFHS Blood Drive

Attributions: 
Michael Phillips
2011 Blood Drive

Spanish Fork had a fantastic turn out for this year's blood drive.  If you didn't go yourself, it is likely you saw someone with a bandaged arm roaming the school with a smile on their face.  While sitting with a needle in your arm, did any of you wonder why you were doing this? Giving blood not only feels good, it has the possibility to save multiple lives. Did you know that the blood you donate in a one hour time span can be separated into four life saving components? Blood is also in great need all around the country. So if your ever in doubt about why you should give blood just think about all the people you would be helping and thanks to all of you who did do it.