The swim team is selling their ugly Christmas sweaters at the finance office of the high school. They are $22.00 while supplies last. These are the best thing ever! Represent SFHS this Chrismas season and support our awesome swim team. Come in and embrace this goodness!!
Spanish Fork FFA recently returned from National FFA Convention below find out about the great things that happened or watch this video clip to see the awesome success of our students. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZLGovTKLewUgQ5GLv1OFafXU9lX_c_Na/view?usp=sharing. Spanish Fork FFA recently returned from the 92nd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Indiana. While there, students had the opportunity to compete, listen to motivational speakers, attend workshops, talk to potential employers and schools, and learn more about agriculture through industry tours. Eight students had the opportunity to compete in five different competitions, where we were able to have some incredible success.
- Livestock Evaluation team was ranked in the silver category. Students evaluated classes of livestock, defended their placings, made marketing and reproduction decisions and made decisions on which animals to place in their herd. The team was made up of Corianne Mangelson, Russell Mangelson, Porter Olsen, and Brooke Sorensen.
- Jesse Shepherd participated in the Firestone and FFA art contest. He created a wooden quilt block featuring the FFA emblem and Firestone logo. At convention he was recognized as the winner of this contest, winning a $1,000 prize for our chapter. In addition, Jesse's piece is being displayed at the Firestone headquarters.
- Kacie Jones spent the week in interviews trying to become a National FFA officer. She did a great job at representing the state of Utah and we are proud of her for her efforts.
- The Agriscience Fair program allows students to complete a science fair project in a field related to agriculture. This summer 10 finalists in each of the divisions were named. At convention, these finalists presented their projects to a group of judges. Jesse Shepherd was third place in Division 3 Animal Science category, for his project dealing with nitrogen levels in chicken manure based on the age of the bird. He will receive a cash award and medallion. Russell Mangelson and Ashley Olsen were named the winners in Division 4 Animal Science category for their project with feeding flaxseed to turkeys. They will receive a cash award and a medallion.
- The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. This summer Porter Olsen and Kyle Clark were announced as finalists making them top four in their respective categories. While at convention they had the opportunity to interview and tell more about their projects. Porter Olsen was named a runner up for this project with turkey research. Kyle Clark was named the winner in his category for his project restoring tractors. This is a major honor making Kyle one of the top 47 agriculture students in the nation.
- Kacie Jones, Britton Redd, Stran Sorensen, and Jared Roach all received their American FFA degrees. This requires them to productively invest money while working with an agricultural job or enterprise. In addition, they have to do community service and be active participants within the FFA.
We are proud of these students and the hard work and dedication they put in to make convention a huge success. Thanks to our administration, district and community for their continued support of our program.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair, sponsored by Cargill, John Deere, and Syngenta recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. The agriscience fair is for middle and high school students. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national levels. Jesse Shepherd, Ashley Olsen, and Russell Mangelson were all named finalists and competed at the National FFA Convention. After interviews, students were told if they were top three and then awarded at the fourth general session. Jesse Shepherd was 3rd place in the Animal Systems Division 3 for his research on nitrogen levels in chicken manure based on the age of the hen. Russell Mangelson and Ashley Olsen brought home the gold, being named the winners in Animal Systems Division 4. Their project looked at feed efficiency and rate of gain for turkeys being fed flaxseed. They will continue the project to see the effects of the feed on the Omega-3 levels inside of the turkey. Students received a cash award.
Week 10 Teacher of The Week is English and Psychology teacher Adena Campbell. Mrs. Campbell was nominated because, "Mrs. Campbell just gets it. I was having a hard time finding my worth and she is always there to cheer me up and make me feel like I matter." Thank you for all you do for SFHS and making it such an amazing place
Week 9 Teacher of The Week is our Business/Marketing teacher Elise Ford. Mrs. Ford was nominated because "She is so genuine. She really cares and wants to be helpful. She is always super nice and wants to push me to be better." Thank you for making SFHS such an amazing place to be!
Students from our FBLA and DECA clubs had the unique opportunity to tour and meet with business executives from DoTerra and RevRoad. Students gained insight into different aspects of a business and what it takes to operate successful companies. Thanks to DoTerra and RevRoad for hosting us!