Category: People

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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Scouts make bookshelves for Sierra Bonita classrooms

Scouts make bookshelves for Sierra Bonita classrooms

A huge “thank you” goes to Jack Francis and Austin Livingston for making bookcases for Sierra Bonita.  Austin previously attended Sierra Bonita and wanted to “give back” by creating an Eagle Scout project that included his elementary school.  The boys made beautiful bookshelves that will be used in Miss Cope, Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. Snyder, and the trustlands room.

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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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Roger Allan Brinkerhoff obituary

Roger Allan Brinkerhoff obituary

On July 31, 2014, after 59 remarkable years, Roger Allan Brinkerhoff passed away surrounded by his family at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Roger was born in Provo, Utah on July 23, 1955 to Teddy and Lenore Brinkerhoff. He had fond memories of growing up in the Edgemont area. He graduated from Orem High School in 1973, and served an LDS […]

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Ronald Lee Canto obituary

Ronald Lee Canto obituary

Ronald Lee Canto, 70, passed away peacefully in his home in Mapleton, Utah, on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 12:00 pm. Born in Kenilworth, Utah, on June 7, 1944, to Jack and Norma Canto. Ron grew up in Mapleton Utah, graduated from Springville High School in the early 1960’s, and then swiftly entered the Marine Corps. He bravely fought for […]

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Stephan Randal Paraskeva obituary

Stephan Randal Paraskeva obituary

Stephan Randal Paraskeva, 67, of Mapleton, Utah passed away Friday, June 11, 2014 in Mapleton. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 S. Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may visit at the mortuary on Friday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the […]

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Merlin Wayne Clark obituary (updated)

Merlin Wayne Clark obituary (updated)

  Merlin Wayne Clark, age 88, passed away on July 13, 2014 in Mapleton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:30a.m. in the Mapleton 11th Ward LDS Chapel, 1580 North Main Street, Mapleton. A viewing will be held prior to services on Friday in the same church from 9-10a.m. Interment will be in the Springville […]

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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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Collin and Peggie Allan are Mapleton’s 2014 Pioneer Day Grand Marshals

Collin and Peggie Allan are Mapleton’s 2014 Pioneer Day Grand Marshals

[Courtesy Photo] Collin and Peggie Allan have been named as Grand Marshals for Mapleton’s 24th of July Pioneer Day Celebration and Parade. Collin was born in Mapleton. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Hawaiian Islands. When he returned, he was called to teach the seventeen year-olds in Sunday School. There he […]

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Matthew Thomas Steadman obituary

Matthew Thomas Steadman obituary

Matthew Thomas Steadman passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mapleton on June 29. He was 27. He was born in Provo to George H. and Annette Redick Steadman. After the loss of his parents at a young age, he was raised and cared for by his loving aunt, Sherie Hooley. He graduated from Provo High School and later studied […]

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Band with Mapleton ties takes top honors in NYC [updated]

Band with Mapleton ties takes top honors in NYC [updated]

A band with Mapleton ties recently took top honors in a New York City competition. VanLadyLove was named the 2014 Artist on the Verge at the New Music Seminar in NYC on June 10. The band took first place out of over 100 contestants, winning $100,000. Two members of the band grew up in Mapleton: Caleb Loveless and Jordan Clark. […]

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