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February 2015

Homeless for a Night

Submitted by deon.youd on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:33
Deon Youd
Print this registration form and bring it to Homeless for a Night with you.

Registration is underway for the 5th annual Homeless for a Night event on February 27-28. Students can sign up at the SFHS finance office or at the finance office of any Nebo School District high school. Cost for the event is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 

Homeless for a Night is a charity fundraiser where students give up the comforts of home for one night to raise awareness and money for Tabitha's Way, a Spanish Fork-based food pantry and thrift store. Tabitha's Way helps those in our area who are in need of food and clothing. 

Participants at Homeless for a Night will complete hands-on service projects and join in various activities throughout the night. Many students call it a highlight of the year.

 Last year, nearly 600 students attended Homeless for a Night and raised nearly $9,000 for Tabitha's Way. 

Students in Nebo District grades 10-12 are invived to attend. Door open at 7 pm. The event ends at 5 am.


Sterling Scholar Finalists

Submitted by deon.youd on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 09:29
Deon Youd
SFHS Sterling Scholars

Three SFHS sterling scholars are headed to the final round of competition. They competed this week in the semi-final round and were selected as finalists.

Nathan Nelson is a sterling scholar finalist for Mathematics, Kaitlin Hallam represents Skilled and Technical Sciences, and Morgan Harrison will compete in the Dance finals. The final round of interviews will be held on February 24.

This is the 54th annual Sterling Scholar competition. The program is sponsored by the Deseret News and KSL-TV.

Other Sterling Scholar semi-finalists from SFHS were Madelyn Bingham, English and Kelsie Christensen, Family and Consumer Sciences.

Football Players Commit to Colleges

Submitted by deon.youd on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:48
Deon Youd
Coach Kirk Chambers, Jason Money, Adrian Rodriguez, and John Leilua
Football players sign their letters of intent

Three SFHS football players will be suiting up to play college ball this fall.

Jason Money signed to play at the University of Utah.

John Leilua will be attending Weber State University.

Adrian Rodriguez is heading to Snow College.

Congratulations, guys!

SFHS Artists Shine at All-state Art Show

Submitted by deon.youd on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 08:38
Deon Youd, Photos by Scott Moody
Baylie Nusink at All-state Art Show
Jacob Warnock at All-state Art Show

Three SFHS art students participated recently in the 43rd Annual Utah All-State High School Art show at the Springville Museum of Art.

Jacob Warnock, Baylie Nusink and Billy Schaefermeyer were selected to show their art work along side other student artists from around the state.

This competitive art show starts at the school level, where art teachers select about 12 pieces of student art to submit to the competition. Those pieces are then judged by a committee selected by the museum. Out of more than 1,000 pieces submitted, 300 are selected to be displayed at the show.Warnock, Nusink and Schaefermeyer showed work in photography, water colors, and oil and acrylic painting. "It is a very competitive show, and is very difficult to get accepted into it. All the artwork we took to the show was excellent, and those artists that had their artwork judged should be commended," said Kathryn Roberts, SFHS art teacher.


Academic All-state Awards

Submitted by deon.youd on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:46
Deon Youd

Academic all-state awards for winter sports have been announced, and several SFHS student athletes made the list including a swimmer, a basketball player, and four drill team members.

Representing SFHS as an academic all-state in boys swimming is Warren Atkinson. Jason Money received the honor for boys basketball. Estee Bennett, Erin Cook, Morgan Harrison, and Nicole Koyle were drill team academic all-state.Congratulations students for representing SFHS both in and out of the classroom.


Business Students Earn Office Certifications

Submitted by deon.youd on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:55
Elise Ford

Students in Spanish Fork High School's Business department are earning certifications in Microsoft Office. The business department has been given the opportunity to administer the industry recognized MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Exams to students in Computer Technology. 
MOS Exams allow students to demonstrate that they have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification in a specific Office program. According to industry experts, holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than un-certified peers.  
Students had the opportunity to get certified in 3 applications - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.  Students worked hard to gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass these exams and we are pleased with the results we had 1st semester!  The following students earned certifications:
For Microsoft Excel: Parriss Rose
For Microsoft Word: Tristen Hanks, Laura Mullins, Tyerell Przybycien, Josie Tuckett, Kayla Roylance, Dallin Harding, Annabelle Beck, Nate Hanson, Robert Kincaid, Gunner Garside, Parriss Rose, Bella Lewis, Savannah Wilson, Corbyn Wallace, Madison Price, Braeden Staheli, Mariah Burnham, Bailee Fedler, Kirsty Stubbs, Cassie Strong, Elise Wilson, Hailey Hullinger, Justin Chan, Alexis Johns, Heston Andersen, Dallin Harding, Brooklynn Topham, and Brynn Lewis
For Microsoft PowerPoint: Alexis Johns, Lindsey Thomson, Sydnee Hall, Heston Andersen, Katelyn Phillips, Marley Tanner, Sarah Christley, Matthew Boyack, Seryn Martin, Devin Mallinson, Brooklynn Topham, Brenden Clements, Bailee Argyle,Savannah Wilson, Corbyn Wallace, Madison Price, Braeden Staheli, Mariah Burnham, Evan Barber, Elijah Oxborrow, Kirsty Stubbs, Morgan Latham, Cassie Strong, Kylie Eichler, Elise Wilson, Hailey Hullinger, Sierra Lyman, Joshua Moleff, Ana Garcia, Justin Chan, Robert Kincaid, Jessica Mitchell, Nate Hanson, Josie Tuckett, Kayla Roylance, Annabelle Beck, Sydney Brumfield, Addy Gillies, Gunner Garside, Cassidy Schroeppel, Sarah Thompson, Parriss Rose, Camille Humphreys, Bella Lewis, Brick Mecham, Myra Lomax, Laura Mullins, Ruby Wahinehookae, Isaiah Asiata, Brittany Gardner, Austin Scheetz, Jasmine Sanchez, Skyler Clark, Eric Stauffer, Tristen Hanks, Nate Matis, Jared Salzl, Casy White, Lily Bingham, Sarah Cobb, Skyler Olson, Kaden Billington, Tyerell Przybycien, Payton Kelepolo, Jennica Orton, Madelyn Park, Brynn Lewis, Jeremy Krupa, Lexie Curl, and Alex Clements







FFA Wins!

Submitted by deon.youd on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:14
Riley McKenzie
SF FFA Parliamentary Procedure team wins area.

Hard work and long hours of practice paid off this week for Spanish Fork FFA as they competed at Area contest where they competed in parliamentary Procedure, Proficiency Awards, and Star Awards. In order to compete at the State level in speaking contests, proficiency awards and star awards, students must first take 1st place at area contest. If these students win at state level then they will be representing the state at Nationals, and will be up against the top teams and projects from across the nation.

Parliamentary Procedure is a team contest, which consists of six people that are given a main motion to debate. It is one of the most complex and competitive contests in FFA. Spanish Fork’s team consisted of Jackson Stewart the chairman, Mitchell Frost the Secretary and then the four floor members, Riley McKenzie, Bailee Argyle, Lindsey Olsen, and Brooke Voorhees. The Secretary and the floor members have to make two, motions one that is required and one of their choosing, as well as debating four times, in ten minutes. The Spanish Fork team competed against two other chapters and won. They will compete at State Convention this March.

Many of the students received proficiency awards from their work in their SAEs (Supervised Agriculture Experience). Mitchell Frost received first in Ag Processing and Poultry Production. Cooper Galt received an first for his Swine Entrepreneurship. Kaitlin Hallam received first in Agriculture Fabrication and Mechanics, Diversified Livestock and Animal Systems. All of these students have worked hard, and have passion for what they are doing and the chapter is really proud of them.

Another area that the students could compete in was with star awards. These are the most prestigious awards students can receive. Cooper Galt won Area Star Farmer. Kaitlin Hallam won Area Star in Agriscience and Mitchell Frost won Area Star in Placement. Brooke Voorhees will also compete at a state level in Star Greenhand in Agriculture science and Bailee Argyle will go on to compete for Star Greenhand in Production.

The State Degree is awarded to members who have shown commitment to their SAEs and to participating in leadership activities during their time in FFA. There are nine members who will receive their State FFA Degrees in March: Cooper Galt, Dalton Sorensen, Riley McKenzie, Mitchell Frost, Katie Thomas, Taylor Tomadakis, Ryleigh Olsen, Kaitlin Hallam and Kassie Christensen.

Finally the chapter also had five American Degree recipients. This is the highest degree that you can earn in the FFA and only .5% of all FFA members ever earn this award. This year Wyatt O’ Brien, Wyatt Peay, Brilee Palambo, Kamrey Olsen and Corbin Redd will receive their American Degree. 


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