Charles Wright — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Charles Wright American Fork High School Parents Joel & Marisa Wright Charles’ self-deprecating charm led students at American Fork High to elect this funny man as their student body president. Future plans Serve an LDS mission. Go to BYU and start the first fraternity. Get married before being kicked out of the YSA ward. Start […]

Alexa Facer — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

Student: Alexa Facer School: American Fork High School Parents: Bill & Darci Facer What would you do for $1,000? Alexa Facer is waiting until she’s 18 years old to kiss. With a challenge — and subsequent cash prize — issued by her parents, she put her lips on lockdown and will earn the money by the […]

Madison Flinders — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Madison Flinders School: American Fork High School Parents: John & Michele Flinders At 5’1’’, Madison Flinders isn’t known for extreme power on the varsity tennis team. Her matches last two to three hours as she tires out her opponents with endurance and by being a “backboard.” Mini-resume Student body president, 4.0, Academic All-State in […]

7 things Michele Carnesecca wants you to know about American Fork

American Fork is home to Michele Carnesecca’s life story. She attended American Fork Junior High, and in seventh grade heard a name called over the intercom — Chad Carnesecca. “I remember thinking, ‘Carnesecca … now that’s a fun name to say!’” Little did she know she would marry that Chad with the fun last name, […]

American Fork High students earn $5,000 scholarships for Duck Tape prom attire

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – After 175 hours of labor and 15 rolls of Duck Tape, two American Fork High School juniors have reached their pay day. Wyatt Burns and Bekah Mecham took second place in the 15th annual Stuck at Prom Scholarship competition, earning them each a $5,000 scholarship. “The overall goal was to not […]

22 high schoolers who will change the world

This year’s class list of Utah Valley Magazine’s 22 High School Students Who Will Change The World is making waves for all the right reasons — which is why we took roll of these scholars at Provo Beach Resort. These seniors are navigating the stormy seas of high school with a sunny perspective and a “just-keep-swimming” attitude. […]

American Fork’s Brendan Bailey settles into first season as forward

AMERICAN FORK — When you are the son of a former NBA player like Brendan Bailey, being good at basketball is almost second nature. Basketball is in Bailey’s DNA. It has defined his daily routine since he was old enough to dribble and shoot. Sleeping in late or lounging around watching cartoons were not his childhood […]

Coaches poll unveils Utah Valley’s top players

It didn’t take many post-game interviews for me to realize that I see high school basketball games differently than coaches do. I wondered if it was because my seat was obstructed by students jumping up and down on the bleachers. Or maybe the coaches’ basketball vision is 20-20, and I need glasses to see what’s […]

Sophomore sensations – Utah Valley’s future basketball stars

Sophomores are supposed to get water for the upperclassmen on the varsity team during timeouts. They make up a scout team during practice. When they play the juniors and seniors various competitions, they lose. Their games are at 5 p.m., not in prime time. Parents have to sneak out of work early to get to […]

Dream matchup set in Great Western Shootout

  Lone Peak High School is the defending national champions and are currently ranked No. 15 in the nation by USA Today. Orem may have its best team in school history. So what would happen if the two teams played? There is only one way to find out. The two teams were not scheduled to […]