Melissa Ogden — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

Melissa Ogden  Mountain View High School Parents Heath & Lida Ogden Melissa takes pride in her multiethnic heritage, which has helped her understand that people are more than what they look like — and that various viewpoints strengthen society. Future plans BYU to study music and/or sociology. Motto Treat people the way you would like […]

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. […]

Thomas Draper — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

Student: Thomas Draper School: Mountain View High School Parents: Thomas & Susan Draper To say Thomas Draper is good at math is an understatement. His knowledge exceeds that of his high school teachers, leading him to take classes at BYU where he plans to officially start this fall, studying … wait for it … math. […]

Naomi Wendt — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Naomi Wendt School: Mountain View High School Parents: Ian Wendt & Laurel Wendt Every time Naomi Wendt’s teacher sees her, she is lifting and building students who need a friend. Mini-resume 4.0 GPA, 32 ACT, MVHS General Sterling Scholar, chamber choir president, involvement in 10 different clubs including two presidencies, National Honors Society. Plans after […]

MVHS alumna Jenn Blosil headlines benefit concert for MVHS stabbing victims

[pullquote] If you go… When: Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: MVHS, 665 Center St. in Orem, Utah Cost: $5 pre-sale or $7 at the door for students; $20 pre-sale or $35 at the door for families Site: [/pullquote] Jenn Blosil started off the year taking the American Idol stage, but she is […]

5 ways to help Mountain View High School stabbing victims

OREM, UTAH  – Mountain View High School expressed gratitude to the community for support following Tuesday’s stabbings and shared events with community members who wanted to continue to support the school, MVHS school administrators wrote in a press release. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from high schools all across the State of Utah who […]

One MVHS victim helped save his fellow students

This story was removed per request of the Alpine School District and Orem Police Department since this investigation is still ongoing and there was some confidential information contained in the article. One important correction is an earlier version of this article says there was a sixth victim. However, the Orem Police Department clarified that there […]

Quick response of MVHS staff and police helped protect students in MVHS stabbing

OREM, UT – At 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old Mountain View High School student stabbed five of his fellow students as they were preparing for their P.E. class. Just six minutes later at 7:53 p.m., Orem police had the suspect in custody. “When you think about that kind of response time, that’s amazing,” said Chief of […]

Orem Police unsure if five MVHS stabbing victims will survive

Five teens are hospitalized following a stabbing at Mountain View High School early Tuesday morning. Roughly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the a 16-year-old male stabbed five victims, all male, in the gym area at MVHS, according to Lt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department. The suspect was taken into custody. “He was taken into […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PG, Mountain View emerge as biggest preseason surprises

  If any 5A team can challenge Lone Peak for 5A supremacy this year, it is American Fork. And in 4A, much of the early buzz has centered on Bountiful and Orem, but other teams like Springville, Woods Cross, Olympus and Logan have put themselves in position to be included in any title conversation. So […]