On Monday, October 19th, the Zero Fatalities organization presented their “Don’t Drive Stupid” program to Spanish Fork High School. They held an assembly and taught the students about the importance of many things while driving such as always wearing a seatbelt and staying alert. They taught that the most common way teens get distracted is from texting while driving. Reggie Shaw came to speak to the students as part of the program and he told them the dangers of texting while driving because he had a firsthand experience and learned it the hard way.
The intern highlight this week is Stephanie Muhlestein, who interns at the Spanish Fork City Library. She helps with all sorts of jobs, from putting books and movies away to helping little kids with coloring pictures during storytime. She can check books into the system but she can’t check them out to people. Muhlestein planned to go into something dealing with the library when she grows up, but her experience at the library might change that.
Spanish Fork’s High School Shakespeare team went down to Southern Utah University to compete in the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Along with many other high schools in the state, schools from Arizona and Idaho, competed against each other for first, second, and third place in their events. The Team included Madison Hall, Jen Grzybowski, Tanner Holt, Katie Cable, Hannah Carson, Jared Tuckett, Bethany Hutchison, Kyle Crotts, Mathew Cole, with the help of their technicians Chris Cannon, and Brock Larson, and the direction of Brittany Foster.
Kay Thomas Perkins, a teacher at SFHS and the Red Cross sponsored a blood drive at Spanish Fork High School last week. Students could sign up for a time and had to pass an interview to qualify in order to donate their blood. The blood the Red Cross collected can be used for research or for other people. Emily McKinney, a senior, donated her blood last week. "I was really nervous beforehand but it was a good experience afterward because a lot of people really do need blood; Students at SFHS were very willing to donate and it was a good experience for the school."
On Friday, October 9th, seniors at Spanish Fork High School had the opportunity to attend a college fair and learn more about the colleges and universities in Utah. The fair started off with a video for all students on why they should pursue education after high school and the different types of postsecondary schools in Utah. The students then got to choose three different colleges to attend presentations on. The students were able to get plenty of good information on what the colleges they were considering were like.