Asher Ireland — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Asher Ireland Lone Peak High School Parents Jim & Amy Ireland Asher knows how to stand alone — literally and figuratively. Not only is he one of the few Jewish students at Lone Peak, but he also excels at a pulpit and arguing a point as president of the speech and debate team. His interest […]

Angels Among Us: Jill Brown Turns Lonely Lunchtime into Service Projects

By Madison Everett Lunchtime in grade school is either the favorite part of the day or a nightmare. For Jill Brown, it was the latter. Growing up, she moved around a lot, which led to loneliness during lunchtime at each new school. “I always felt like I was on the outside of social groups,” Jill […]

26 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World: Oh, The Places They’ll Grow!

Dr. Seuss must have been writing about the 2018 batch of high schoolers who will go and grow and change the world. Our annual feature selects one senior from each school in the county. These 26 wrote the book on overcoming adversity, parenting phrases that stick, and stress relievers. Oh, the places they’ve already gone. […]

Madilynn Riley — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

Student: Madilynn Riley School: Lone Peak High School Parents: Doug & Amanda Riley Madilynn Riley is drawn to the viola (instead of the violin) because of the richness of the C-string and the tone it brings to an orchestra. Madilynn’s own richness and depth will make her a world-changer. Mini-resume Wasatch Front instrumental music, Sterling Scholar […]

Lone Peak Ultimate wins with Alpine’s Dave Kroupa

As told to Lindsey Williams I teach math at Timberline Middle School. I was in charge of the high-level math kids who compete in the state math competition, and I wanted to make it a little more fun and not sound too nerdy by calling it “The Math Club.” I decided instead to call it […]

Former BYU basketball center Eric Mika signs with Italian club

Former BYU standout Eric Mika signed with the Pallancestro Pesaro, an Italian basketball club. Pesaro is part of the Lega Basket Serie A, the top league in Italy. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound center is returning to the country where he and his wife, Gabrielle, both served their missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When Mika […]

Braden Bromley — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Braden Bromley School: Lone Peak High School Parents: Reed & Rhonda Bromley On Braden Bromley’s 18th birthday, the student section at the football game sang to him and held stick faces of him as a 5-year-old. Mini-resume Student body president, captain of the basketball team, National Honor Society, Eagle Scout, high honor roll, humanitarian service […]

Lone Peak senior creates ‘buckle up’ ad to air before Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is going to be extra special for one Utah Valley teenager. Lone Peak High School senior Amy Miller won a commercial time slot for Super Bowl LI from Zero Fatalities. In January, Zero Fatalities invited Utah teenagers ages 15–19 to submit a 25-second video focusing on one of its five deadly driving behaviors: drowsy driving, […]

Will the Lone Peak Three deliver on the hype?

Next year is THE year for BYU basketball. I hear it and read it everywhere I turn: on Twitter, in news articles, from overheard fan conversations. Whenever a season ends, next year is always the year, and there is nothing wrong with getting hyped up about your team’s future. But I can’t help but wonder, […]

Lone Peak students raise $35,000 to build schools in Mexico

Most students at Lone Peak High School don’t know what it’s like to go without education. But 20 juniors and seniors had their eyes opened to that reality after recently traveling to Mexico to build classrooms for impoverished children. The trip began when Lone Peak’s annual student service project — dubbed “Gold Rush” — raised […]

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson wins McDonald’s All American dunk contest

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Lone Peak High School senior Frank Jackson won the McDonald’s All American dunk contest on Monday night in Chicago. Jackson, ESPN’s No. 11 overall recruit for the class of 2016, joins future Duke teammates Grayson Allen and Gerald Henderson as winners of the competition. “You’ve gotta get the […]

Sundance screenings give students a glimpse of cinema careers

[pullquote] Free Film Day for Locals Utah locals can see the audience favorites from this year’s Sundance Film Festival through free Best of Fest screenings Monday, Feb. 1. Filmgoers need to prove Utah residency via driver’s license or state ID card. For showtimes, locations, and details on getting waitlist tickets, visit [/pullquote] For many […]

Unique Valentine: Lone Peak students offering singing telegrams

  Want a creative and interesting Valentine’s Day gift this year? Or an unusual way to propose, answer a dance invitation or announce a new baby? If you’re in Alpine, Highland, Cedar Hills or American Fork — Lone Peak High School drama students want to help you out. For $25, a group of three to four […]

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. […]

Lone Peak High students celebrate prom second week in a row for student with mental illness

Lone Peak High School students donned gowns and tuxes on April 24 as they celebrated prom at the State Capitol Building. Nothing abnormal. The out-of-the-ordinary part began the next Friday night when more than 200 students dressed up once again to celebrate prom for a student who had missed out. Audrey Rhodes, a student who has Aspergers and Schizoaffective disorder, […]

Weekend best bets (Feb. 20–22)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend: 1. Cougarettes in […]

Mom’s The Word: Alpine’s Colleen Bozung carries many titles

Ten years ago, I moved to Alpine and I absolutely love it. I lived in Murray before, and every time I came over the Point of the Mountain into Utah County I thought there was such a beautiful rural feel to it. I live in the older part of town and there is tons of […]

A Young Man’s Game: UV’s best prep sports basketball players

This picture is going to be worth something someday. Utah Valley has bounced its way onto the map as a basketball town, and here’s the height and might to prove it. Utah Valley Magazine’s draft selections include top ballers in each grade from 7th to 12th. We maneuvered around practices and mom’s carpool schedules to […]

FreeTaxUSA Shootout features Utah’s best boys basketball teams this weekend

[pullquote] FreeTaxUSA Shootout Tournament Schedule Thursday, Dec. 11 3:30 p.m. Wasatch Academy vs Overland (CO) 5 p.m. Jordan vs Denver East (C) 6:30 p.m. Timpview vs Richland (WA) 8 p.m. Orem vs Kahuku (HI) Friday, Dec. 12 2 p.m.Denver East vs Wasatch Academy 3:20 p.m. Overland vs Timpview 4:50 p.m. Jordan vs Kahuku 7 p.m. […]

Lone Peak basketball flying high on skills of talented transfers

HIGHLAND – Moving from Las Vegas to Utah County offered a different sort of culture shock for Christian Popoola than you might expect. What Popoola witnessed during his introduction to Lone Peak basketball blew away the sophomore transfer. He immediately saw how relentless the Knights became in preparing for their next opponent. Forget about taking […]

Lyman leads rankings for Utah Valley’s top hitter

Lone Peak’s Grant Lyman has two strikes against him. Strike one: He’s on fire. And by fire, I mean if he goes 2-for-4, his batting average will go down. Strike two: He’s batting fourth — the cleanup spot — usually reserved for the team’s best hitter, the guy who is expected to not only hit […]

Weekend best bets (March 28-30)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend: 1. Thanksgiving Point Gardens Spring has sprung, bringing with it the opening of the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the 15 […]

Celebrating the prep basketball tournament

In the hours and days that followed Lone Peak High School’s historic performance at the state 5A basketball tournament, there have been locker room celebrations, an escort from the fire department, a school pep assembly along with an order placed for championship rings. In other words, just a normal season for Lone Peak. The Knights […]

Lone Peak basketball’s next big thing – Dubai

Just when it looked like Lone Peak High School’s basketball program couldn’t be any bigger, now comes this — an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai to participate in the MPAC Elite International Tournament. The Knights, who are trying to become the first Utah team to win four straight state titles, are one of five teams from […]

Lone Peak could set Utah’s most remarkable record

After more than 100 years of documenting the best performances in Utah we have now reached the point where there aren’t a lot of high school basketball records that are realistically reachable anymore. It’s hard to envision any player breaking Lynn Parson’s scoring record of 58 points in a game that he set in 1965 […]

Is TJ Haws a Tyler Haws clone?

Lone Peak coach Quincy Lewis knows exactly what he can expect from senior guard TJ Haws. He will score over 20 points a game and when he’s really feeling it he could double that. He will draw a crowd, face double and triple teams and go up against a variety of defenses that have been […]

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 […]