Collin Jensen — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Collin Jensen Maple Mountain High School Parents Ken & Catrina Jensen Collin knows a thing or two about patience. When he was in second grade, he missed most of the school year when he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. He was in the hospital for months. The experience gave Collin a gratitude for school […]

Ethan Nelson — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

Student: Ethan Nelson School: Maple Mountain High School Parents: Gary & Alece Nelson Ethan Nelson’s next chapter involves an LDS mission call to Argentina, but his high school chapter is full of athletic and academic achievement. Mini-resume 4.0 GPA, academic all-state in basketball and football, Maple Mountain’s basketball player of the year, Eagle Scout, member of […]

Delaney Rose —2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Delaney Rose School: Maple Mountain High School Parents: Royal & Loretta Rose Whether she’s wielding her cello bow or participating in (and winning) Science Olympiad competitions, Delaney Rose brings her smile and tenacity. Mini-resume 3.997 GPA, 34 ACT, Science Olympiad team captain, first chair cellist in the MMHS Chamber Orchestra, fourth chair cellist in […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

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. […]

Baseball breakthroughs: Orem and Wasatch are a big hit

The sample size is large enough. There is now enough evidence from the high school baseball season to make a judgment call, and so far there have been some performances so surprising that it might make you swallow your sunflower seeds. Who could have predicted American Fork’s Emmett Green would be hitting .600 and Maple […]

BYU commit Buffo tops rankings as Utah Valley’s best pitcher

Sometimes a hitter facing Spanish Fork’s Maverick Buffo will have a good idea of what’s coming. However, just because hitters know to expect a fastball from Buffo, doesn’t mean they’re going to catch up with it. Hitting a Buffo fastball, which has been clocked upwards of 94 miles-an-hour, is perhaps the most difficult of athletic […]

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 […]

Bracket busters — Prep teams battle for play seeding

When it comes to all things high school there are certain places you never want to be. Like parked in the Driver’s Ed parking lot during class or standing behind the sign the cheerleaders hold up for the players to run through. There are three other places no high school football team wants to be […]

Top 10 Utah Valley high school female athletes

Picking a Top 10 anything is always a tricky job for a journalist. We want to be objective, but the ranking of items to put some in and some out on that list obviously requires a significant measure of subjectivity. Utah Valley is filled with outstanding high school athletes, and in the sports that get […]