The Utah FFA Association recently announced their state proficiency winners. The proficiency program recognizes students for the skills they have developed through their Supervised Agriculture Experience. Their SAEs are where they can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in real world settings. Spanish Fork had 11 projects that were sent on to the state level from or area.
SFHS has amazing CTE teachers that provide engaging classroom activities to help our students learn in a creative ways. Whitney Carter's Interior Design class built their own gingerbread houses while learning about Housing Styles. These styles include Log Cabin, Cape Cod, Victorian, Spanish, Greek Revival, Craftsman, and Tudor. Can you identify which is which?
Congratulations to Kristi Mendenhall who placed 1st in the State Make It With Wool Contest in the Junior Division! She went on to the National contest held in San Antonio, Texas and placed 7th in the Nation.
Kristi is a 9th grade student from Mapleton Junior High in Mrs. Groneman's Clothing Class.
Nebo Advanced Learning Center was privileged to send 6 representatives to Kansas to visit the headquarters of the “CAPS Network”. CAPS, or Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, are programs that are recognized as innovative high school programs. Students have unique opportunities to be immersed in a professional culture and solve real world problems using industry tools. The ALC is working toward securing professional mentors from the business community to support our newly established program.
Payson High's advanced culinary arts class catered the Payson/Santaquin Area Chamber December meeting. From the decorations to the fabulous food, the students did it all and received compliment after compliment about the outstanding quality of it all. Sherry Heaps is the instructor.
Anne Blake of the SLC Safe Housing Program, spoke to the digital media classes at PHS about effective marketing. She also spoke to the communications class about how to get other people to hear what you are trying to say. She used this video she made and narrated to let students see how they can get their message out, https://youtu.be/KJoCFKLiUZI
Computer coder, Ryan Holdaway, spoke to Payson High's computer program classes about where coding has taken him. He has developed apps that make texting look like emoji's to everyone but your friends and manipulated the game Pokemon Go so he could get the best Pokemon while at work. Students asked him intriguing questions while he impressed them with the demand and flexibility of the job.