Spanish Fork FFA gave a gift of love to the Festival of Trees held in Sandy Utah. This year the officers chose the theme of "Color Christmas." Students donated over 250 coloring books, sets of crayons, markers, and colored pencils to help with the tree. In addition, FFA members spent time making and coloring ornaments. We would like to thank all of those who made the tree a success. The officers delivered the tree Monday, November 28 to the South Towne Expo Center. All the donated trees were auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the Primary Children's Medical Center. This year SFHS FFAs tree was purchased by an anonymous sponsor for $1900. The tree was loved by children and committee members for being happy and cheerful.
A special tree that was constructed in the welding shop this year and it has special meaning; the tree was built to honor a former Don, Kiplyn Davis. This would mark her 20th year reunion as a Spanish Fork graduate. Her mother stated that, “Kiplyn was a 15 year old sophomore when she went missing from SFHS on May 2nd 1995. Although it is known she was murdered, her body has never been located. Her life ended too soon. Her family would never see her dreams of becoming a kindergarten teacher, having a marriage in an LDS temple and being a mother come true. Kiplyn loved life. She had a vibrant personality and enjoyed participating in any event or activity that involved being with family or friends - a social “butterfly” as referred to by her younger sister.”
Richard Davis, Kiplyn’s father visited the welding students and told them about Kiplyn’s personality and presented the idea of building a tree in her honor. The Spanish Fork community really helped us out through donations of cash and materials. As a welding class we’d like to express our appreciation to: SAPA Extrusions, SF Walmart, RM Davis Construction, Outer Beauty Supply, Ideal Machine, MSquared Racing, Clair and Brenda Christensen family, Matt and Marcy Romero, Stacy Hayward, Allen Moore, Jocelin Blohm, Chandee Norris, D & D Trucking, Thurza Gordon, Jill Johnson, Carolyn, Susan, and Barbara.
The tree and the three drift trikes hanging from the tree were designed and fabricated out of aluminum by SFHS welding students. The themes of “Butterflies” and “Family” were implemented throughout the project. The drift trikes were built to represent a tradition here at SFHS Welding that we have become known for and the students really enjoyed fabricating them in memory of a Don who will not be forgotten.
We appreciated the opportunity to serve the community,
—Spanish Fork High School Welding Students
From Tuesday, November 29 - Friday, December 2 we will be hosting a food/crayon/coloring book drive for the local charity, Tabitha’s Way. Please donate in any way that you can. All donations will go directly to Tabitha’s Way who help many people within our own community.
We are also doing a contest between genders. If the girls donate the most food the boy senior student council members will have to do dares like dying their hair, wearing a princess dress for a day, or getting a haircut from a student. If the boys win the girl senior student council members would have to do dares like getting a spray tan, eating jalapenos, or being locked in the stocks.
With so many reasons to donate, what is stopping you from pulling out the old unused coloring books and crayons, or running down to walmart and purchasing a $0.47 pack of crayons?
If you want a say in who gets which dare, take part in our survey. These polls are for the senior dares. Please vote one dare per person.
If you are a female student at Spanish Fork High School please take the “Girls Poll”
If you are a male student at Spanish Fork High School please take the “Guys Poll”
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Issac Dillman (1st place), Sarah Heaps (2nd place), and Matthew Bradford (3rd place) show off their certificates and prizes for having the top scores in Mrs. Jacobson's A4 Period for the H&R Block Budget Challenge. All SFHS Financial Literacy students competed in an eight-week, nationally recognized, financial simulation created by H&R Block which gave them exposure to real-life personal finance situations. There were 18,400+ students participating in the simulation and all three of these students were in the top 90th percentile--Issac had a final score of 97.48% placing him in an overall ranking of 465th. The H&R Block simulation equips teens with the skills, habits, and confidence to manage their money wisely by giving them an opportunity to budget, pay bills, save for retirement by investing in a 401K plan and much more. All Financial Literacy students were given the opportunity to experience and discovered how challenging it can be to juggle life and stay in charge of their finances. Congrats to Issac, Sarah, and Matthew for having the top scores in A-Day Financial Literacy classes at SFHS!
Our boys team took first place in the medium size high school open division at the Nike Southwest regional in Arizona. There were 39 teams in our division. We finished with the fastest time amongst all 129 teams in the open division.
The team was led by Heston Andersen in 3rd place Joey Buck in 6th place, Nate Hanson in 14th place, Wyatt Evans in 23rd place and Heston Warr in 46th place.
Way to go cross country kids on an amazing end to a successful season!!!
Heston's improvement curve as a track runner has not gone unnoticed by college coaches. After being recruited by Cal State, Pepperdine, Navy, University of South Carolina, West Virginia, USU, Kansas University, UVU, Weber State, SUU, Idaho, Boise State, and several D2 & D3 schools, Heston took advantage of the early signing period and has signed his NLI and Scholarship offer to compete as a Division 1 Student Athlete at Utah State University. Congrats Heston!! You will RUN that town!
The Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club recently recognized 16 Outstanding Senior Students at Spanish Fork High. The following students, were honored for their service and leadership contributions: Emmeline Bowman, Marian Burnham, Andrea Hansen, Kassidy Harding, Isabella Lewis, Cassidy Kaiser, Parriss Rose, Drew Swasey, Justin Blake, Conrad Briones, Kyler Byrd, James Dawe, Ian Jensen, Justin Lucas, Dillion Muirbrook, and Williams Paxton.Congrats to these future leaders and service-oriented students.