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March 2021

UHED Regional College Night

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:01
Counseling Department

Students! Are you interested in finding out more information about colleges and universities within and around Utah? Please plan on attending the UHED Regional College Night on Wednesday, April 14th from 6-8pm. This is a live virtual event with presentations by college representatives. This is a great opportunity to learn more about higher education opportunities, including admissions, scholarships, and programs and majors. The event is accessible on the UHED website. You will login with your previously created login and password or by creating a new login. We hope to see you virtually on Wednesday April 14th!

UVU Summer Youth Camps & Courses

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 07:43
Lana Hiskey

Utah Valley University (UVU) is Offering Summer Youth Camps & Courses

Utah Valley University is offering summer youth camps and courses for our Nebo students including arts and crafts, STEM, hobbies and special interests, and theatre camps.

Please go to: UVU DISCOVER Youth Camps and Courses

#BeTheMagic #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #staywellnebo

Avery Critchfield - UVU Ambassador Scholarship

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 14:17
Counseling Department

Avery Crtichfield was awarded the Utah Valley University Ambassadors Scholarship. This scholarship allows students to receive a partial tuition waiver. UVU Ambassadors represent the college and participate in a leadership development program! We are so excited for Avery, and very proud of how she represents herself and SFHS!!

Drama Dons = Region Champs!!

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:16
Andy Hunsaker

Congratulations to our DRAMA DONS!

They just came back REGION CHAMPS for 2021! They also took first place in the one act competition, and brought home Best Actor award for Cambrie Oyler, and Best Design for Naomi Rawlins.

On top of that 22 of our 24 events qualified for STATE. With Claire Hulet winning 3rd in Humorous Monologues, Lex Smith and Aubree Bennett taking 3rd in Classical Scenes behind Krystal Jenson and Cambree Wangsgard in 2nd place.

The Drama Dons SWEPT the Contemporary scenes taking 3rd with Prince Wilkerson and Sydney Henderson, 2nd place went to Cambrie Oyler and Grayson Jenkins, and 1st place went to Gavin Skaggs and Aliah Jack.

Finally, if there were any awards left to give, Ariana Whatcott took 3rd for Musical Theatre, and Sydnee Seeley brought home 1st place for Musical Theatre.

Business Management at SFHS = FREE Food!

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 09:52
Shauna Whittekiend

Mrs. Whittekiend's Business Management classes were visited by Scott Rasband, owner of the Chick-fil-A restaurant located in Spanish Fork.  Scott very generously provided free chicken sandwiches to his audience and spoke openly about his experience of owning and operating a franchise.  For him, being a franchisee is the "perfect fit" that allows him to own a business, provide for his family, and have more time to do and enjoy the things that truly matter.  "Money isn't everything and enjoying what you do really does matter."

Teacher Spotlights!

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 13:48

We are so grateful for our amazing teachers and all that they do! Read below to learn more about some of our awesome teachers!

Dawn Draper


What is your favorite drink?

Holly's Vanilla w/sugar free vanilla 

What is your favorite sport, activity, or hobby?

Running and Golf 

What is your favorite restaurant?

Tykashi (sushi)

Where did you graduate from high school?

Taylorsville High 

Do you have kids? How many? What are their names?

7 children in all 

What was your dream college to attend?

University of Utah


Kamrie McCandless

Dance Teacher 

What is your favorite drink?

Diet Coke with Vanilla & Lime

What is your favorite sport, activity, or hobby?


What is your favorite restaurant?

Bombay House in Provo

Where did you graduate from high school?

Snake River High in Blackfoot Idaho

Do you have kids? How many? What are their names?

Nope... I'm a Lone Wolf.

What was your dream college to attend?

I always wanted to dance at BYU-Idaho. I grew up going to their shows-- I was lucky enough that it happened.


Preston Parrish

Social Studies Teacher 

What is your favorite drink?

I like a cold...Coke Zero

What is your favorite sport, activity, or hobby?

I like to golf, camp, read, and plot world domination

What is your favorite restaurant?

Ellis island. I also like Olive Garden (I feel like family)

Where did you graduate from high school?

Bountiful High School

Do you have kids? How many? What are their names?

2 (Teague-7, Harper-2) I also have a dog (Bayou-9)

What was your dream college to attend?

Culinary School of Paris, Texas

Test To Dance - Last Chance Dance

Submitted by diana.applegate on Mon, 03/22/2021 - 15:14

Last Chance Dance will be held Thursday, March 25th

If you are planning on attending you need to have a Negative Covid test within 48 hours of  the dance.  SFHS is offering those tests on Tues Mar 23 from 6-7:15AM or Wed Mar 24 from 2:15-3:15PM in the Main Gym Foyer.

To schedule a time to test

To Register for the test

Please be on time for your testing window.  

Katlyn Swan 2021 Sterling Scholar Runner-up in FCS

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:04
Shauna Whittekiend

Our very own Katlyn Swan--Family and Consumer Sterling Scholar was named runner-up at last night's virtual 2021 Sterling Scholar Awards Ceremony. Katlyn serves as president of the culinary team and is an integral member of the FCCLA club here at SFHS. To give back to her community Katlyn sews stuffed animals to give to children with cancer and makes and donates quilts for newborn babies.

You can watch the ceremony on the KSL News YouTube channel. (FCS Category at timestamp 9:39 to 11:41) here:

Congratulations Katlyn! We are so proud of you.

State FFA Convention Success

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 13:14
Kaylee Liddiard

Utah State FFA Convention was held virtually last week.  The following were named winners in their categories. 

 Proficiency Award: Award that recognizes students for their SAE

  • Rylei Voorhees - Agricultural Education
  • Tanner Voorhees- Agricultural Processing
  • Kami Holt- Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship
  • Jesse Shepherd - Agriscience Research Animals
  • Brock Carlile - Diversified Crop Production Placement
  • Wade Coombs - Diversified Horticulture
  • Kaylee Roach - Diversified Livestock
  • Ashlyn Herbst - Small Animal Production

State FFA Degree: Degree earned by productively investing, giving back to the community, and working on their SAE experience. 

  • Wade Coombs
  • Kami Holt
  • Lindsey Ivie
  • Alanah Maltsbarger
  • Russell Mangelson
  • Easton Redd
  • Kaylee Roach
  • Josie Sorensen
  • Swayzie Wride

State Star: Takes the best of the State Degree recipients in four categories. 

  • Wade Coombs: Star in Placement 4th Place
  • Kami Holt: Star in Agribusiness 4th Place
  • Russell Mangelson: Star Farmer Winner

Agriscience Fair: Students complete a project and compete

  • Ashley Olsen and Russell Mangelson: Animal Science - Turkey Feed Study
  • Rylei Voorhees: Food Products and Processing -Dry Aging of Meat
  • Jesse Shepherd: Animal Science - Egg Yolk vs Serum Testing

 Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE: Given three topics must choose one and write a 4-6 minute speech in 30 minutes.

  • Ellie Maughan 3rd Place 

If you would like to watch a video that shows these awards being given please check out:


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