The Twelve Days of Christmas for Spanish Fork High School started on December 1st and ended on December 16th. As a school, there were different items to collect everyday for kids in need that have never had any new things. Some of the items included pajamas, school supplies, cash, new underwear, unworn shirts, gift cards, personal hygiene products, etc. This project was a good lesson for all of the students. SFHS students learned about the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is all about giving, not receiving.
On December 14, Spanish Fork High School choirs hosted the annual Christmas Gala. Guests were treated to a scrumptious dessert reception in the front commons of the high school. These tasty treats included catered brownies, éclairs, and hot cider. The decorations were wonderful. There were trees lit with Christmas lights and the ceiling of the main entry was strung with ornaments and garlands. The choir department went to a lot of work to make decorate the school for the Gala.
Spanish Fork High School’s A and B day guitar classes gave an outstanding Christmas concert performance last Tuesday, led by this year’s new music teacher Ms. Magelby. The concert went on with familiar Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Cannons Plain and Fancy, along with La Bamba, and The Pink Panther. The classes also played their own blues arrangement accompanied by solos played by Zack Gibson, Jacob Wahinehookae, Riley Stauffer and Taylor Stauffer.
The title is what it is! Spanish Fork High School is filled with talent and a great variety of it! On Wednesday, December 15,2010, Spanish Fork High School students were able to participate in a talent competition much like the one seen on television; America’s Got Talent. It turned out to be a huge success! Friends and family came to support each participant. Spanish Fork students arrived with songs they had written, and dance moves they made themselves.
Recently, Spanish Fork High School was lucky enough to have psychologist Dr. Liebing present at Window in the Workplace. A room packed with students listened as she told them about her experiences going through school and working as a psychologist. Dr. Liebing compared being a psychologist to reading a mystery novel, “you are trying to figure out this person,” she said. Many students found that intriguing. Though it takes many years of schooling to become a psychologist, the rewards can be awesome. What could be more rewarding than helping someone improve their life?