November 2014

NHS Spreads Thanksgiving Cheer

Submitted by deon.youd on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:23

Members fo the National Honor Society made the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for several families in the Spanish Fork area with their annual Thanksgiving Dinner service project. The NHS gathered, packaged, and delivered turkeys and all the fixings to about 40 families on November 20, 2014.

The NHS gathers the names of families in need from other teachers at SFHS as well as local religious leaders. Using food donated during a food drive, the NHS makes sure each family gets a complete Thanksgiving meal.

Article by Deon Youd, Photos by William Paxton

Opening Night for Drowsy Chaperone

Submitted by deon.youd on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:29

An enthusiastic cast is ready to take the stage. Thursday, November 20 is opening night for The Drowsy Chaperone, the SFHS fall musical. The show is set in the 1920s and promises to be full of laughter and fun. 

"You'll laugh hysterically," said Kelsie Richards, a member of the cast.

Not only is the show funny, said many cast members, but it has been a great experience to be participants.

"You grow closer to people," said Tani Lee, also a member of the cast.

Deon Youd

Kaitlin Hallam Welds for the Win

Submitted by deon.youd on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:07

Kaitlin Hallam, a senior at Spanish Fork High School, won top honors at a welding and fabrication competition at the State Fair, bringing home a Blue Ribbon and Best of Show Ribbon.

Hallam built a flatbed, multi-purpose dump trailer for the competition. She competed against other welders including members from one school that submitted multiple entries.

"I think mine was more sophisticated structurally," Hallam said.

Deon Youd

SFHS Honors Veterans

Submitted by deon.youd on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:48

Student at Spanish Fork High School honored America's veterans on November 11, 2014 with a Veterans Day assembly.

The assembly included special musical selections by the SFHS orchestra and band as well as remarks from a local veteran, Jeff Long.

Long served in Afghanistan and talked to students about his experiences there. He showed students entrenchment tools used by the Army from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam era, and today. He pointed out that with each era, the military made changes to the tool for the better.

"We adapt and become better," Long said.

Deon Youd

Great Debate

Submitted by deon.youd on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:36

There's no debate about it. The Spanish Fork High School debate team is on a roll, placing in several categories at a recent debate.

At the annual Timpview Tempest debate tournament, Karson Jensen took first place in Lincoln Douglas debate. Cassidy Curtin took first in Impromptu speaking. Other awards went to Daniel Raleigh, third place in Foreign Extemp, Shaniece Novak, second place in Oratory, and Sawyer Hamilton, sixth place in Student Congress.

The SFHS debaters will be back in action this weekend. Go Dons!

Deon Youd

Parent / Student Survey

Submitted by kippy.bishop on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:23
Click here to take the parent survey.
Parents, After completing the parent survey, print off the completion page. Include your student's name and your signature. Have your student return the signed completion page to the Attendance Office to receive 1& 1/2 hour of detention credit.

Click here to take the student survey.


Matt Christensen

Science Students Envision the Future

Submitted by deon.youd on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:28

Members of the Spanish Fork High School HOSA organization got a glimpse of their potential future during their October field trip to Apple Valley Vision in Payson on October 22. 

HOSA is a national and state organization for students who want to pursue future medical careers. Once a month, the group visits a medical professional to learn about that type of career and observe the science in action.

Deon Youd

Spooky Times at Fall Spirit Bowl

Submitted by deon.youd on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:12

The Dons scared up some hauntingly good fun at the fall spirit bowl assembly held Friday, October 31. Seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even faculty members competed against each other to win bragging rights and to build school spirit.

The games at this spirit bowl were Halloween themed. Students raced to bob for apples, find gumballs inside pumpkins, and wrap each other like mummies. They also played "spider ball," a version of crab soccer, and an enthusiastic game of musical chairs. 

The cheerleaders, drill team, and dance company also performed at the assembly.

Deon Youd