Category: Awards & Recognitions

Aurora Tolman is Utah Valley Student of the Week

Aurora Tolman is Utah Valley Student of the Week

by Nebo School District. Aurora Tolman is a sixth-grade student at Mapleton Elementary in Mapleton. She has been chosen by the Nebo School District as the Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Student of the Week. Aurora loves math and is in the advanced learning math program. She is also in a Modern Woodman youth service club, where she does service every […]

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Dave Jones, Ken Krogue honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts

Dave Jones, Ken Krogue honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts

Mapleton residents Dave Jones and Ken Krogue were recently honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts at the Utah National Parks Council Outstanding Eagle and Distinguished Eagle National Court of Honor.             [Courtesy photos, via Facebook].

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Kristen Allred is MMHS Prep of the Week

Kristen Allred is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Kristen Allred is Maple Mountain High School’s Prep of the Week. Kristen  is an outstanding student athlete. She works hard in the classroom and is a leader on the volleyball court. She pushes her teammates as well as herself to a higher standard. The team feeds off of her smile and energy. She is quick to laugh and […]

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Maple Mountain’s Cory Mendenhall honored as Outstanding Educator

Maple Mountain’s Cory Mendenhall honored as Outstanding Educator

Cory Mendenhall, Choir Director at Maple Mountain Mountain High School, was honored as an Outstanding Educator at the BYU Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Under Mr. Mendenhall’s direction, MMHS’ choral program has developed into one of the best in the area. The MMHS Chamber Singers will travel to New York City in February of 2016, where they will […]

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Three Nebo Students Honored with NIAAA Scholarship

Three Nebo Students Honored with NIAAA Scholarship

by Lana Hiskey. Three Nebo student athletes – Jason Money, Spanish Fork High; Chad Peterson, Salem Hills High; and  Kiera Barton, Maple Mountain High – were honored with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) Scholarship at the NIAAA conference in St. George recently. NIAAA scholarships recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the […]

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MMHS Science Olympiad Team Wins State Title

MMHS Science Olympiad Team Wins State Title

by Lana Hiskey. The Maple Mountain High School (MMHS) Science Olympiad team, in Spanish Fork, Utah, won the State Title during the competition last Saturday at the University of Utah against 31 other high schools from across the state in science, technology, engineering and math. Of the 24 different events that MMHS competed in,  they took first place in six […]

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Nebo Foundation awards grants, February 2015

Nebo Foundation awards grants, February 2015

by Lana Hiskey. The Nebo Education Foundation board met this month to discuss the grants submitted by Nebo School District teachers and fund worthwhile projects in the district that provide resources to enrich student learning. The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District.  Board members meet each month […]

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USA Wrestling earns $2500 for commitment to sportsmanship

USA Wrestling earns $2500 for commitment to sportsmanship

[photo: Jeff Porcaro, MapleMountainSports.com] Success in youth sports isn’t always measured by the scoreboard. When young athletes demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship, and on-field effort, they are winners regardless of the outcome of the game. Liberty Mutual Insurance seeks to continue the tradition of rewarding teams who demonstrate a commitment to fair play through its Play Positive™ Pledge program, and today is […]

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Jaren Hall named MMHS Prep of the Week

Jaren Hall named MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack.   Jaren Hall has been selected as Maple Mountain High School’s Prep of the Week. Jaren has been instrumental in helping the Golden Eagles reach the top of the Region 8 standings with his clutch shooting and stellar all-around play. Congratulations Jaren and the rest of the team!

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Brandi Wayment receives Crystal Apple award

Brandi Wayment receives Crystal Apple award

Hobble Creek Elementary teacher Brandi Wayment has received the Crystal Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

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Elzi Nielsen is MMHS Prep of the Week

Elzi Nielsen is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Elzi Nielsen has recently been honored as the Maple Mountain High School “Prep of the Week.” Elzi has been a big reason why the lady Eagles basketball have won several big games recently with her scoring, rebounding, and overall team play. Also, as an outstanding student, Elzi is the type of student athlete who makes us all […]

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Brittany Lundell awarded “Spirit of the Mustang”

Brittany Lundell awarded “Spirit of the Mustang”

by Melissa Heaton. Brittany Lundell has been awarded Mapleton Junior High’s “Spirit of the Mustang” award. Brittany desires the best for her students. She is kind, understanding, and empathetic to students who need extra attention and support. She has innovative ideas and makes appropriate accommodations to help students succeed.  Brittany focuses on the individual student and helps each student feel […]

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Samuel Dallon earns perfect score on ACT

Samuel Dallon earns perfect score on ACT

by Chris Hash. Samuel Dallon, the son of Laurie and John Dallon of Spanish Fork, has earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT – an accomplishment fewer than one in a thousand students can claim. “I took the ACT twice,” he says. “The first time, I got a 35. I wasn’t going to take it again, but my […]

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Haley Andrew and Amelia Wright placed 2nd and 1st in the recent Make-it-with-Wool competition.

Haley Andrew places 2nd in State Make-it-with-Wool competition

Haley Andrew recently placed second in the State Make-it-with-Wool competition. Haley is  the daughter of Larry and Kaylene Andrew of Mapleton, and a student at Maple Mountain High School. For her winning ensemble, Haley created a matching tailored teal dress and jacket.  

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Jessica Knight receives PTA Excellence in Service Award

Jessica Knight receives PTA Excellence in Service Award

by Carol Day. Jessica Knight was recognized for her leadership of sixth grade orchestra at Hobble Creek Elementary and Mapleton Elementary. Every morning before school she keeps the beat and the music moving. Jessica takes the student from this how you hold the instruments to blue grass and beyond. Her infectious laugh and clear instruction make learning to play fun. […]

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Crystal Averett receives Crystal Apple award

Crystal Averett receives Crystal Apple award

by Robyn Kerr. Crystal Averett, an outstanding second grade teacher at Sierra Bonita Elementary, has been chosen to receive this year’s Crystal Apple Award.  She is a dedicated member of the Sierra Bonita faculty and provides great support as the grade level leader.  She is organized, patient, kind, and a calming influence.  She takes on many responsibilities and makes it […]

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Nebo All-State Academic winners

Nebo All-State Academic winners

by Lana Hiskey. Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams. Congratulations on a job well done. Following are the Academic All-State winners: Boys Golf Winners Combined GPA: 3.99 Zachary Roylance – MMHS Brayden Hiatt – PHS Boys Cross Country Winners Combined GPA: […]

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Dana Beckert receives Nebo’s PEAK award

Dana Beckert receives Nebo’s PEAK award

by Stephanie Galt. Nebo School District recognizes and awards employees who show positive energy and kindness (PEAK). Sierra Bonita’s facilitator, Mrs. Dana Beckert, was this month’s recipient of the PEAK award.   Mrs. Stephanie Galt nominated her by saying, “Dana truly goes above and beyond to support not only interns and new teachers, but the entire faculty and staff at […]

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Paul S Whiting awarded US Army Meritorious Service Medal

Paul S Whiting awarded US Army Meritorious Service Medal

Lieutenant Colonel, Paul S. Whiting, a native of Mapleton, Utah has been awarded the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional performance of duty as Chief, Future Operations Branch, Domestic Support Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army at the Pentagon. He is the son of Juan and Alma Whiting. Over the past 12 months of Army Deployment, LTC […]

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Local students win State and National science awards

Local students win State and National science awards

by Lana Hiskey. A number of local students have recently won prestigious science awards at the State and National levels. Maple Mountain High School Jason Syndergaard and Tucker Sandbakken competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. Their project, “Pyroelectric crystal particle accelerator” won a National Grand Champion award in Physics and Astronomy. Jason […]

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