October 2013


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The PTA Reflections program encourages students to explore their artistic
talents by creating works of art for fun and recognition.  Local winners
in each category go on to compete at the council, region, and state
levels.  This year's theme is “Believe, Dream, Inspire” and includes the
categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition,
Literature, Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional Artwork, and Photography.  Entry


A Round of Applause for Shakespeare Team

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Take a bow. The Shakespeare team brought 3rd place overall home to Spanish Fork High School after their competition at Southern Utah University in Cedar City October 3 through October 5.

The SFHS team competed against 30 other schools from Utah and neighboring states.

Kenny White and Jessica Peabody placed first with their scene from Measure for Measure. They each received a $1000 scholarship to an acting camp at SUU. 

Abraham Zambrano

Concurrent Enrollment Numbers Lead the District

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In the past three years, Spanish Fork High School has been leading Nebo School District in the number of students enrolled in concurrent enrollment with UVU, and "we're getting better," says Dave McKee, principal of of SFHS.

Since the fall of 2011, SFHS has had 193 more students enroll in classes for concurrent enrollment, making a grand total of 884. This bests most of the other schools in the district by 300 students or more. Salem Hills is the exception, coming in closest to Spanish Fork with 803 students in concurrent enrollment classes.

Abraham Zambrano

Teacher Spotlight: Ryan Kunzler

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Ryan Kunzler teaches Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish 4 at Spanish Fork High School. He is in his second year, and he says he can't think of anything he doesn't like about it. Kunzler's favorite part of teaching is the students.

Kunzler was born August 4 and grew up in South Carolina. He attended BYU and now lives with his wife and two children, Ryan and Emma. While they don't focus on it, Kunzler and his wife try to teach their children a little Spanish by speaking it at home.

Taralin Durrant

SFHS Welcomes Utah Colleges

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Representatives from Utah's colleges and universities spent the morning at Spanish Fork High School on September 25, 2013 to take part in the annual college fair for seniors. 

After a keynot address in the auditorium, seniors could select three college presentations to attend. Schools from Utah State to Dixie State and everywhere in between were represented.

Finding a Future through Internships

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Students at Spanish Fork High School are working in the career of their choice already. They are training through Spanish Fork's internship program.

The students are placed in interships according to what career they want to go into. For example, students who want to go into education will work in elementary schools. A student who wants to do culinary arts will work at Kneaders or another restaurant. Those who want to enter the medical field will go to a doctor's office, hospital, or health care center.

Rhiannon Martin

SFHS Pledges to Reach Out

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SFHS students were challenged at an assembly on September 27, 2013 to reach out to others and be a genuine friend through a program known as RDI.

"I think the RDI can help a lot because there are a lot of lonely people, and if we get more people involved, they will all be friends," said SF student Mariah Cook. 

RDI is an accronym. R stands for reach across the divide. D reminds students to discover what is interesting about others, and I encourages students to invite others to be part of something.

Kaisha Brunson

FFA Judging Competition

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Spanish Fork FFA as well as Maple Mountain and 23 other FFA chapters traveled to Snow College on October 8, 2013 to take part in a judging competition. The competition consisted of more than thirty different competitions including, floriculture, vet science, range, livestock, and dairy cows. One team from Spanish Fork High School judged dairy cows.

After practicing every Wednesday for about a month, students were ready for the competition. They judged four cows in each of five classes, ranking the cows from one through four.

Cortney Anderson

NHS Makes Big Plans for the Year

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The National Honor Society at Spanish Fork High School has been busy making plans for a year full of service.

"As part of the NHS, it is our job to help the community. We have a big group this year, so I feel we can do more service and help more people," said committee leader and junior at SFHS, Paige Burnham.

The NHS is a national organization that does service projects around the community and around the school.

Harley Smith