School News

SFHS Students Connect with Art

Emily McKinney
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On October 6th, the humanities, art, and photography students of SFHS went on a field trip to several nearby art exhibits to learn more about different types and styles of art.

They first visited the BYU Museum of Art to see an exhibit of art from the Victorian era and several other exhibits there. Their next stop was the University Mall for a photography exhibit that featured photographs of a group of Chinese monks and a fantasy art exhibit. The trip was then finished with a visit to the Springville Art Museum.

Karianne Nelson, a photography student at SFHS, greatly enjoyed going to the exhibits and especially enjoyed the Springville Art Museum.

“It was way fun! I saw a lot of beautiful art and made friends with statues.”

This field trip was a great educational experience for the SFHS art students.

Intern gains experience at hospital

By Karianne Nelson
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The intern spotlight this week is Hyrum Heward who interns at Mountain View Hospital. He works as a CNA and helps out by changing beds, giving people food, washing old people, testing blood sugar and checking vitals of the patients. Heward likes his jobs there, although he doesn’t enjoy washing old people.

“That part isn’t my favorite. Except for that, I like helping people.”

This internship gives him insight on what he would like to do in his future.

“It will give me experience in the hospital so I can see how everything works. It’s made me realize that I don’t want to be a nurse.” Nurses are often assigned the grunt work around the office, and Heward would rather do the doctor’s job. Someday he wants to run his own practice as a general practitioner, rather than work in a hospital.

SFHS Student Council Attends Leadership Conference

By Christina Heywood
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Spanish Fork High School’s Student Council had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Conference at UVU this past week. They learned about heroes, communication, service, and many other helpful topics. They even had the opportunity to hear from Miss Utah.

Kambri Shenk said, “It was a great experience and I’m glad I went.”

“I broke a board!” exclaimed SBO Garret Stirland.

The student council was grateful for this experience to learn how to better serve the school.

SFHS AP Literature class welcomes newspaper publisher

By Evan Anderson
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Namon Bills, the editor for “The Sentinel” newspaper, visited Spanish Fork High School’s AP Literature class to help teach students how to write newspaper articles. He gave many hints for newspaper writing for the students of that class. Christina Heywood said this about her experience,

“It was really cool to get an inside look on how newspapers are put together. I never realized how much work it takes. It was great to learn how to write newspaper articles.”

SFHS Students Explore Careers

Emily McKinney
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On September 24, the counseling center at Spanish Fork High School had their first Window in the Workplace presentation for the students. These presentations are meant to help students learn more about different careers from the people who work in them. At this presentation, Dave from Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics came to speak to students about his job.

In his presentation, Dave explained that his job was to build prosthetic limbs for people. He also brought some prosthetics that he made and passed them around to the students. He then told what each one was for.

Chantelle Jones, a student at Spanish Fork High School, attended this Window in the Workplace and enjoyed learning about Dave’s career.

“I enjoy seeing people who really love their jobs, and you get to realize how needed they are in the world, even if their job isn’t really your thing.”

Finding the right career can be difficult and stressful for many students, but by learning more about different careers, this decision can be made a little easier.


Intern Learns about Teaching

By Karianne Nelson and Christina Heywood
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The intern spotlight of the week is Alex Singerman, who interns at Brockbank Elementary. She helps Mrs. Creer with her 3rd grade class. Singerman helps teach the kids and learns from Mrs. Creer. She also helps with all the 3rd grade classes by cutting and sorting papers for the different teachers, and she gets to play with the kids at recess.

“I’m totally the jump rope champion!” she said. Singerman learns a lot from Mrs. Creer and she enjoys her time as an intern.

“I love it! It reinforces my plans to be a teacher. I’m so excited to help and teach kids. I think teachers make a big difference in society.” Singerman is planning to be an elementary teacher when she grows up, so this internship will help her a lot in her future.

SFHS Spirit Bowl Had a Surprise Ending

By Evan Anderson

SFHS had a spirit bowl last Friday. They had a competition between the seniors, juniors, sophomores, and the faculty to see who had the most spirit. They had competitions such as musical chairs, a relay race, crab soccer, and a tug o war. The seniors dominated on the tug o war, while the juniors won the relay race, musical chairs and crab soccer. The pep assembly had everyone pumped up for their rivalry game against Payson which happened on Friday also. The juniors won the competition, with the faculty in second, the seniors in third and, the sophomores in last place. 

SFHS Shakespeare Team at Competition

Jared John Tuckett and Hannah Carson

Spanish Fork High School’s Shakespeare Team performed their Night of Scenes and Monologues where they showcased what they are taking to competition this week. Jen Grzybowski, Katie Cable, and Tanner Holt will be competing with monologues. The first scene they will compete with will be performed by Bethany Hutchison, Matt Cole, and Kyle Crotts. The second scene will be performed by Jared Tuckett and Hannah Carson. The team will be leaving on Thursday, October 8th and will compete this weekend in Cedar City.

Seniors Watch Sunrise

By Christina Heywood and Evan Anderson
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Seniors at Spanish Fork High School gathered early Thursday morning (the 24th of September) to watch the sunrise and celebrate the start of the new school year.

Tyson Sperry commented, "This is fun, but my hands are really cold!" To help warm students up, there were hot chocolate and muffins provided as a delicious breakfast.

There was also a rock band competition held for anyone who wanted to participate.  Thanks to Senior Council and the Student Body Officerss for planning this fun kickoff to a great senior year!

Foreign Exchange Student Learns from Experience

By Emily McKinney
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This year, Spanish Fork High School has a new foreign exchange student, Christina Sun, visiting from Italy.  To find out more about her experience and what she thought about this new challenge, she was asked a few questions.

"Why did you choose to become an exchange student?"

"I wanted to because it would be a challenging and new experience.  It's something that not everyone gets to do, and creates many special memories."

"How is school here different than school in Italy?"

"You don't change classes and teachers there, and you also don't get to choose your schedule.  You do get to choose the school you go to, and different schools focus on different subjects.  There are also not so many sports."

"What have been the best things and the hardest things about your experience here?"

"It has been hard getting used to the language.  It's harder to understand others and to get others to understand me.  I've also had to try to make new friends.  I have really liked the Utah landscape and getting to see so many new things, even though the weather here is different."

"What have you gained most from coming here?"

"I've learned to be more independent, and have become better at taking care of myself.  It has been hard, but I still have my host family to help me.  The quote, 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,' has also helped me get through my challenges."

Being a foreign exchange student is a great challenge, but Christina Sun has learned much from it and has had a great experience.