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November 2013

Winter Guard Clinic Scheduled

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:47
Rhiannon Martin

It is time for Spanish Fork High School's winter guard team to come together. The winter guard team will perform a new show, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego."

Winter guard is for dancers, tumblers, and anyone else who wants to perform. No expereince is needed. It is a fun way to get to know new people and make some new friends. 

Winter guard clinic will be held November 18, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Spanish Fork High School band room. 

For more information, email Sarah Nasson at

Hypno-Hick Entertains at SFHS

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:40
Mone Tukuafu

The crowd cheered and laughed as the girl twirled and spun, dancing with the broom she was given from the hypnotist. The Hypno-Hick performed a show at Spanish Fork High School on November 5, 2013

"Some of the people seemed like they weren't even close to hypnotized," said Tanner Parker, SFHS sophomore.

The Hypno-Hick explained that they were in a state of mind that they don't care what's happening.  The people may have looked like they weren't in hypnosis but they were.  

Everyone in attendance at the show had fun.  In some of the skits, the kids in hypnosis got very close action with the crowd.  The students pretended to be dogs and chased an owner, and the Hypno-Hick told the students to do different things. 

Anyone who was hypnotized didn't remember what happened.  Everyone had fun laughing and watching the students go crazy.

Teacher Spotlight: Taryn Bodine

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 10:22
Taralin Durrant

After graduating from Brigham Young University, Taryn Bodine because a teacher. She has been teaching for two years, but this is her first year at Spanish Fork High School, and she loves it.

"Everyone is so nice and has school pride," Bodine says with a smile on her face. "The students, teachers, and administration are just amazing." She doesn't find anything she dislikes about SFHS.

Taryn Bodine was born and raised in Orem, Utah, and graduated from Orem High School. She served an LDS mission in Thailand, and she says she would like to go back to visit and travel.

Bodine teaches Child Development and Foods 1 and 2. Bodine says, "I've always wanted to be a teacher or a doctor." Growing up she used to play school and pretend she was a teacher.

Bodine's favorite song is "Lucky" by Colbie Caillet and Jason Mraz because her husband surprised her at her wedding and sang it to her. Her favorite movie is whatever she watched recently, and she loves bright colors.

Ryan Kunzler, whose classroom is right next to Bodine's says, "She's super great! I know her students love her." 

Kelsie Christensen, junior at SFHS, says, "I like her personality and how she can get along with all her students."

Teacher Spotlight: Kip Spencer

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 09:59
Sydney Harward


Kip Spencer coaches boys wrestling and helps to coach the sophomore football team here at Spanish Fork High. This is his first year coaching here, and he is excited to be teaching here as well.

Coach Spencer grew up in Pleasant Grove, wanting to become a cowboy as he got older. But instead, he decided to coach here and stick with his wrestling tradition. He was also asked to help coach the sophomore football team, and he happily agreed to it.

When asked what his favorite thing about SFHS was he replied that it was the students. He loves how the students get along so easily with each other and how fun we are as a student body. He also thinks the faculty gets along really well, and that as a school, we all get along better than any other.

If Coach Spencer could be any superhero he would be Superman because he has the best powers including shooting lasers out of his eyes and the power to fly.



SFHS Says Goodbye to Miss Larsen

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 09:56
Taralin Durrant
Carol Larsen


Is this goodbye? Carol Larsen, who taught Foods 1 and 2, Prostart, Human Development, Resource Foods and was an  FCCLA advisor left Spanish Fork High School at the end of the first term.

Larsen had taught at SF for five years and said she loves everything about it; the teachers, students, administration, and the environment. She said that she learned how to have compassion for others through her students, how to reach out for others and just have fun. Larsen said that the students is what she will miss the most, “just the relationships and getting to teach them.”

Larsen left SF to get married and just be a stay at home wife. Her favorite thing to cook would be aebleskivers, which are Danish puff pancakes.  

“It’s just so much fun!” Larsen said about Prostart. She loves learning advanced skills and the variety of the things they do, like going to competitions.  “It’s great to see students take an idea and succeed and just grow through the program.” 

SFHS will miss Miss Larsen.


Hogwarts Takes Over Spanish Fork High School

Submitted by deon.youd on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 09:45
Harley Smith, Michael Roudabush, Sydney Harward
Students compete in a mystery food eating contest.
Kirk Chambers dressed as Hagrid for the Harry Potter spirit bowl.

Hogwarts School briefly took over Spanish Fork High School on Friday, October 18, 2013 as students competed in the first spirit bowl assembly of the year.

The theme was Harry Potter and many of the students dressed up to show spirit for their class. Seniors were Gryffindor, juniors represented Sytherin, sophomores were Huffle Puff, and the faculty and staff were Hogwarts professors. We even had an appearance of the beloved character Hagrid thanks to football coach and financial literacy teacher Kirk Chambers. 

Some of the games included Quidditch, or basketball while "riding" on broomsticks, a balloon popping game, relay, races, trivia, and various other games.

Gryffindor took the win but not without a fight. Juniors dominated the trivia portion, sophomores took first in the cheering contest, and the faculty showed everyone up by bringing the biggest wizarding wand. But it wasn't enough to surpass the power of the senior class. 

"The school spirit bowls are always my favorite assemblies. They are always so entertaining," said junior Shaneice Novak. 

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