February 2011

Character Count Week Celebrated at Spanish Fork High School

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 08:18
Character count week at Spanish Fork High School was a success! The week began as each of the students received another character card. These cards have been distributed out amongst the school as part of a competition to see who can get them all. They have motivational quotes on them and have been a tradition carried out by the NHS. Besides character cards, the school had plans of having Paul Cardall come and speak to them. The one downer on the very important week was, he came down with a virus and was unable to show up. Fortunately, that didn't slow the students down.
Matthew Christiansen

Hope Squad Visits Mt. Nebo Junior High

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 08:10
Last week Spanish Fork High School’s Hope Squad went to Mt. Nebo Jr. High and taught classes about self esteem. Teaching at Jr. Highs has been something they do twice a semester for a couple years now. This is the first time Hope Squad has ever been asked by a school outside of our own two Jr. Highs in Spanish Fork. This is something the Hope Squad enjoys doing every year; it’s fun to be up there all day with friends, and the junior high students really enjoy having them there doing activities that are self-esteem building and, of course, handing out candy.
Jordan Kramer

Spanish Fork High School Physics Classes Soar!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 08:05
Spanish Fork High School’s Physics classes set forth with the task of building hot air balloons. The balloons varied in size and shape, from egg to box shaped. Most students who attempted had a marvelous launch, where as a few other balloons met a fiery grave at the hands of the launch pipe. The balloons were constructed of tissue paper and glue, in whatever shape the students had in mind. Once constructed they were brought to the hot air launch pipe constructed by Mr. Bronson, where they would soar to great heights or crash and burn.
Brett Kester

Academic All-State Athlete Whitney Nielson

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:57
Whitney Nielson, daughter of Tricia Nielson and Jen Nielson, has always wanted to get amazing grades throughout her education never even accepting a B. To her, being named Academic All State means getting to represent her school well along with her Drill Team. Joni Hales and Michele Boyack(Whitney’s coaches) along with Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Daniels (SFHS math teachers) have helped Whitney do her best, both in the classroom and with her Dance skills. Whitney always puts her academics first, while learning how to work hard, so she can use what she learned to work hard in her sport.

Tyson Allen Galovich

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:53
Tyson has held his 4.0 grade average all through his junior high and high hchool years. He says the key to success in academics is to attend class on time, be responsible to do what is required of you by your teachers, and get involved in activities you enjoy that help promote school spirit.

SFHS Jess Roberts is #1

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:49

Jesse Roberts, the human fish, was awarded as 4A Utah’s Swimmer of the Year. The honor is awarded by a point system. To get high points you have to get low times, making Jesse a shoo-in. He also took 1st place in the individual medley with a time of 1:57.00 and 1st place in breaststroke with a time of 1:00.22.

Nicole Olsen

SF Drill Competes at State

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:46
On February 4th, the Spanish Fork Las Chalitas had the opportunity to compete at the State Competition at UVU. Because of the overall results at the Region Competition (2nd Military, 2nd Dance, 1st Kick, 2nd Overall) Spanish Fork qualified to go to State. Along with Salem Hills and Maple Mountain from Region 8, and 13 other teams in the State of Utah, Spanish Fork placed 7th overall at the State Competition. Although the girls did not place in the top 5, they were still pleased with their performances, and the overall results of the year.
Whitney Nielson

Lady Dons Win Critical Basketball Game

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 10:23
The Spanish Fork Lady Dons hosted the Uintah Utes on Tuesday, January 25th looking for their first region win, and they got it. Junior Jessica Cable came out big off the bench scoring 13 points, leading the way for the Dons in a 41-30 win Spanish Fork and Uintah traded buckets early but it was the Dons who took the lead after one. Junior, Kelli Hales connected on 2 free throw attempts following a technical foul given to the head coach for the Utes, putting the Dons up 13-10.
Shawn Peterson

Japanese Club Members Learn Algorithm March

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 14:16

Spanish Fork High School’s Japanese Club assembled on Wednesday to learn the Algorithm March; a march in the round from a Japanese children’s television show called The Pythagoras Switch. This march has gained incredible popularity over the internet and has even been performed by various prison inmates. The students gathered in the school commons to watch the original video (both the solitary version and with ninja accompaniment) on the large screen that regularly shows the SFHS website.

Ashley Voss

Ballroom Dance Club Has a Ball

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 14:13
The Ballroom Dance Club of Spanish Fork High School held a meeting on Thursday the 27th of January. “Ballroom is a lot of fun. You get to meet new people, learn something new, and exercise at the same time! And it doesn't matter if you have two left feet because someone probably has two right ones,” said Kelsey Coons, the president of the Ballroom Dance Club. What happens in this club is that they do a lot of dances.
Kalolaine Taunauta