School News

SFHS Celebrates Homecoming Week with Activities

By Evan Anderson and Karianne Nelson

Spanish Fork High School was having its homecoming week last week.  They had many fun activities like a volleyball tournament, a powder-puff football game for the girls, and a fiesta. And rounding it all up was the football game Friday night. Many students showed up to each of the activities and had a blast. The winning team of the volleyball tournament was the “Diablos,” and the powder–puff champions were the “Spicy Spankin’ Spaniards.” The fiesta had a huge turnout and everyone who attended had a
blast. The school spirit at the football game was phenomenal!   Homecoming week was a huge success, and the student body had a ton of fun.

Firefighter Fundraiser Success

Hannah Carson and Jared John Tuckett
Homecoming Fire Fighters Accept Check from Masque Club 091109.JPG

Last week Spanish Fork High School’s Masque Club conducted a fundraiser for the local firefighters. Each day they went to all the classes in the school asking for donations. Students donated everything from pennies to ten dollar bills. In only three days, they had raised $346.84.

The donations were given as a check to our firefighters on Friday, September 11 at their Homecoming Assembly. Katie Cable, the Masque Club president, said, “Even though we are a smaller school this year, I’m glad we were able to raise a good size amount to give to our firefighters for their dedication and hard work! I am glad I was able to contribute to this great fundraiser! Thank you firefighters!” The fundraiser was considered to be a great success to all who participated.

SFHS Students Prepare for Future

by Emily McKinney and Hannah Carson
ACT Prep Announcement read by Anjuli Humphreys and Megan Ford

Start preparing now!  There are many tests and scholarships throughout the year, and it is important for students to be aware of them.  Sophomores get to look forward to the UBSCT (Utah Basic Skills Competency Test), which they must pass to graduate.

Juniors can start preparing for college with the ACT.  This test is required for many college applications and scholarships.  The next available date for the ACT will be in October.  Also, juniors can apply for the Coca-Cola Scholar Scholarship.

Information about this can be found on the scholarship board by the high school counseling office.   Then for seniors, they should be checking the scholarship board weekly.  Also, if they have not taken the ACT yet, they should take it before the scholarship deadlines come.

Navigating this maze of high school requirements and college preparation can be tough, so start preparing now!

Hope Squad Builds Self Esteem at Jr. Highs

Karianne Nelson and Jared John Tuckett
Hope Squad Presents at Junior Highs - Jared Tuckett, Karianne Nelson, Candace Wride

SFHS Hope Squad had the opportunity to visit both Spanish Fork and Diamond Fork Jr. Highs. They talked to 8th grade health classes about self esteem and making friends. The activities they provided were presented in a way that was fun and helped them get to know each other. The kids also learned how to build each other up as well as themselves.

Candace Wride, a senior in the Hope Squad said: “It was a really fun experience. I think it’s important to build self esteem in kids at that age because they are starting to make more friends and are moving up to the “big school”; I feel very privileged to be a part of this.” It was a great experience not only for the kids who were taught, but also for the Hope Squad Members.

SF Choir Boosters Plan Variety Show

By Evan Anderson and Christina Heywood
SFHS Variety Show - Jared Tuckett and Christina Heywood practice 09409.JPG

Spanish Fork High School Choir Boosters’ annual fundraiser is coming soon. The variety show is Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 pm in the SFHS Auditorium.  The Variety Show will feature acts like Utah Valley Children’s Choir, SFHS choirs, two past years of Encore, and a whistling storyteller. Tickets will be sold at the door for two dollars per person and ten dollars for a family. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for deserving choir students. This will be a great way for the Booster club to earn money and for the choirs to jumpstart another great year. Come support them and bring your family and friends for a great show!

Fire Fighter Fundraiser Burning at SFHS

By Hannah Carson and Jared John Tuckett
Janessa Nielsen donating money to Cindy Gonzales

Help support Spanish Fork’s local fire fighters.  Spanish Fork High School’s Masque Club is holding a fundraiser September 7th –Sept. 11th in honor of 9/11.  There will be a spot in the front office where you can donate money.

Every little bit helps, even as simple as loose change in your pocket.  Our fire fighters work hard to keep Spanish Fork safe, and it’s all volunteer work.  This is a great way to show them thanks.

Small School, Huge Spirit!

By Evan Anderson and Emily McKinney
SFHS Students Rock

People have been wondering if Spanish Fork High School still has much school spirit now that half of the student body left to go to Maple Mountain.  Kyle Mitchell, a student at SFHS, said, “Our school is doing good spirit wise.  A lot of people have shown up for football games and cheered.”  Bailey Miller, another student, said, “I like our school spirit and the fact that we all group together and lift each other up.”

To spread this message that Spanish Fork High School’s school spirit is still as strong as ever, the theme “Rock Solid” was adopted for this year.  When asked what she thought this theme meant for our school, Debra Gardner, the school librarian, said, “We may be in a state of change, but we’re still SFHS.  We refuse to become weak.
 We will stay ‘Rock Solid’.  We have great students, great staff, and understanding administration.  We are only going to get better.”

Spanish Fork High School is small, but is full to bursting with spirit.  We truly are “Rock Solid” and will exceed everyone’s expectations this year.

Students Excited about Homecoming Week

By Christina Heywood and Karianne Nelson
Looking at 1990 Yearbook are Debora Vargas, Brant Roach, Riley Thorpe, and Mitchell Rucker

With the start of every new school year, Homecoming Week comes as well! Of course there’s the game and the dance, but what else has been planned? The Student Body Officers have put together a great week for SFHS this year. We will kick the week off with a vacation! Labor Day is on Monday, which means no school for students or teachers. Then on Tuesday, the girls will show how tough they are with an intense round of Powder Puff football. Thursday is jam packed with fun, including Championship Volleyball and a Fiesta Thursday night! The Homecoming football game is scheduled for Friday night against Box Elder; and we, of course, can’t forget the dance on Saturday night! (Guys- don’t forget to get dates.) Altogether, a great week has been planned, so come out and get involved!

New Renovations Added at SFHS

By Evan Anderson and Christina Heywood
SFHS New Look - Gym Windows
SFHS New Look - Rock Garden
SFHS New Look - Rock Garden

Spanish Fork High School is conducting many new renovations this year. We already have painted the commons and added new landscaping around the grounds. Currently, we are adding new blinds, new windows on the gym, the gym ceiling is being opened up, and the outside of the building is being stained to give it a nice new look.

These projects should be finished within the next few weeks. Further in the future new technology will be added to every classroom, including projectors being mounted to the ceilings and a central base for all equipment in the classroom. This will be complete within a few months.

Also, a new boiler and air conditioning system are being installed for increased student comfort. When the changes are complete, it will be almost as good as having a new school!

Getting Clubbed!

Hannah Carson, Jared John Tuckett

Join the club! Spanish Fork High School’s club rush week is almost here! Starting on September 16th and 17th students can come and sign up for the clubs offered here at the school. We have curricular clubs such as, National Honors Society, Key Club, FBLA, and other national clubs.

Non-curricular clubs include Masque Club, Hope Squad, Book Club, language clubs, and many more. Students can start their own club by picking up an application from Mr. Brunson any time before September 3rd. This is a great way for students to get involved in life at school, as well as in the community.