October 2014

PTA Reflections

Submitted by kippy.bishop on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:15

The following students have received an Award Of Excellence in the PTA Reflections Contest:

Madelyn Bingham - Literature
Laine Romney - Visual Arts
Lewis Stevens - Photography
Kayly Andreasen - Photography
Isreal Prestwich - Photography

These students' entries will go on to be judged at Region.

Cathy Bennett

SFHS Student Honored

Submitted by deon.youd on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:28

Jamie Wright, senior at Spanish Fork High School, is a Daily Herald student of the week. Wright was featured in the newspaper October 15, 2014

"I think it's really cool that they wanted me to be student of the week. It's a privilege," said Wright.

Wright is involved in many activities at Spanish Fork High. She serves as the president of SF's chapter of the National Honor Society as well as a member of the leadership board for REACH, a program dedicated to helping students feel connected and valued. Wright is also a member of the golf team and plays guitar in a band.

Deon Youd

Good Grades Do Pay

Submitted by deon.youd on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:20

Nicole Koyle, a senior at Spanish Fork High School, knows first hand that it pays to get As. She is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Zion's Bank and the Pays for As program. Representatives from Zion's Bank surprised Nicole with the award at the Homecoming assembly in September. 

"I didn't have any idea," said Koyle.

Koyle qualified for the scholarship by taking her report cards to Zions Bank where she earned $1 for each A. She said she knew that there was a drawing for a scholarship but didn't think much about it.

Deon Youd

Reaching Across the Divide

Submitted by deon.youd on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:23

It's time to REACH out to other people around you. That's the message students at Spanish Fork High School got this week as Character Counts Week kicked off the Reach program at our school.

Reach is a program run by students to encourage others to build connections and make sure everyone feels valued and connected.

Surveys conducted with students at SFHS revealed at roughly 130 students feel like they have no other person, student or teacher, that they connect with, explained Daniel Stodtmeister, a member of the Reach leadership team.

Deon Youd

College Application Week

Submitted by deon.youd on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:46

Navigating the college application process can be tough, but help is on its way. Seniors at Spanish Fork High School and at schools around Nebo School District will be participating in College Application Week November 17-21. During this week, every senior will complete at least one college application during school hours. School counselors, admission representatives from various colleges, and volunteers will be on hand to help seniors complete their applications during their English classes.

Deon Youd

Students Get Glimpse of Next Level at Annual College Day

Submitted by deon.youd on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:02

The class of 2015 has a lot to think about when choosing where to go to school next year, but after this year's annual College Day, they have a lot more information to help them. Representatives from colleges and universities from around the state of Utah were at Spanish Fork High School on Wednesday, October 1 to meet with seniors and provide them with information about their schools. 

"It is a great opportunity for our seniors to get a wealth of information on colleges without leaving our campus," said Dawn Draper, counselor at SFHS.

Article by Deon Youd, Photo by Salaia Robarge