The ALC was humming with excitement from the Robotics department this month. Provo City Bomb Squad, Sergeant Drew Hubbard, and Sam Sorensen brought their Bomb Squad robots for the ALC Robotics students to brainstorm and figure out how to make the scope on the rifle of the Robots gain movement, up and down and side to side, zoom in and out, yet still retain the accuracy of the laser points. The discussion was very interesting to be a part of.
Spanish Fork FFA gave a gift of love to the Festival of Trees held in Sandy Utah. This year our chapter did a tree in memory of Levi Sampson who lost his life in an auto-pedestrian accident this summer. Students donated over 40 pairs of jeans to help with the decorations of the tree. In addition over 40 FFA members spent time making ornaments. There was an activity and classes that helped to put everything together. We would like to thank all of those who made the tree a success.
Spanish Fork High school students created a float for the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce lights parade. It is a great way for our students to be part of the community . We were able to get our name out to many of the people who were there as well as through Channel 17 news. Our float included a reindeer barn and Santa on a tractor. We had students who came and rode on the float.
Maple Mountain High School recently submitted an application and letter to ESAB to partcipate in the "Weld in Forward" contest. They have been selected as a Semi-finalist.
Ladd Davis and Nate Wright, students along with Jared Massic, welding instructor, wrote essays to get entered. Maple Mountain High was selected as one of the top 3. " If we win the next phase we will win $20,000 of Welding equipment. The next phase is a service based fabrication project where we "weld it forward" and will be voted on by the public as well as scored by a panel of judges," said Jared Massic.
Spanish Fork FFA finished a great year with the school garden program. This was our second year selling produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market. In total 7 students worked throughout the summer in the garden, taking care of the plants, harvesting, and selling produce. This year we grew 250 tomato plants, 75 pepper plants, 30 melon plants, and various squash plants. Our harvest was great this year, in total we harvested over 3,150 pounds of tomatoes, and countless squash, melons, and peppers! In total the garden sold nearly $2000 of produce at the Spanish Fork Farmers Market!
Brent Peterson is the Executive Director of the STEM Partners Foundation, an industry coalition organized to connect teachers with industry professionals. He spoke to the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce members at a luncheon on October 18.
The Foundation, with the help of DellEMC, Adobe, Comcast, IMFlash and Boeing, have built the STEM Mentor Exchange
Each year Nebo School hosts a Health Career Fair for all students in our area. The students get to see and hear first-hand from the people that are doing the jobs in the Health Career Field. The picture shows student that were interested in learning about being a lab technician.