Manti High School
|Manti High School|
|100 West 500 North
Manti, Utah 84642
|Type||Comprehensive high school|
|NCES School ID||490096000553|
|Number of students||608 (as of 2013–2014)|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.25 (as of 2013–2014)|
|Color(s)||Red and white|
|Rival||Gunnison Valley High School|
|Newspaper||The Templar Trumpet|
|Feeder schools||Ephraim Middle School|
|Website||Manti High School|
Manti High School - main entrance sign
In the first few years that Manti High had a basketball team, it defeated nearly every opponent and placed third in the State Invitational Tournament. The men's basketball team won the 2A state title in 1966, 2003, 2008 2015.
Manti High School won the Utah State class 2A baseball championship in 1987, 1991, and 1996  Manti was also the 2A state champion in 2003.
Manti's drill team, the Templarettes, took the State title in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013.
In 2008 the school officially began to sponsor a men's soccer team. The team placed first in state in 2012.
Manti High School took first place in their division in the Snow College math contest in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Manti High School also had the first place individual in the division in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
The tradition of having an "M" representing the high school on the mountain likely originated in an attempt to imitate the "Y" for Brigham Young University in Provo or the "S" for Snow College in Ephraim. Originally the "M" was on Duncan Hill in 1919. In 1928–29 the block M was made in its current location out of plain rocks over about an acre of land. In 1930 the "M" was whitewashed to enhance visibility and has been whitewashed in every weather-permitting year since. The whitewashing tradition was originally called May Day in 1942, but has since been shortened to M-day. In 1977 the class of 1978 created the number "78" to the right of the "M" for their graduation year. On M-day (which typically takes place the last week of school), freshmen, sophomores, and juniors clear vegetation from around the M and whitewash it to keep it visible. In addition, the juniors change the number to the right of the "M" to the last two digits of their graduation year. As a tradition, the outline of the "M" is often lit up during homecoming week.
The letter-lighting tradition began in 1931. Each year during homecoming week, students from each class fill white paper bags with dirt and place a candle in each. These bags are used to outline shapes for their class (S for seniors, J for juniors, S for sophomores, and F for freshmen). The bags are laid out in the nearby fairgrounds in the grandstand arena, and at night the candles are lit. Letter-lighting at the current location in the fairgrounds began in either 2001 or 2002. Previously letter-lighting took place by students collecting cans, filling them with used motor oil, and outlining their class letters on the mountainside up Manti Canyon over the old gravel pit. When the tradition began in 1931 the letters were arranged vertically with the senior "S "at the top. Later the letters were arranged to be horizontally in line with each other. The tradition also included a bonfire and hot-dog roast at Brox's Campgrounds. The indefinite moving of the tradition to the fairgrounds in 2001 or 2002 was due to worries about fire and environmental damage from the oil.
- Kayla Barclay - Miss Utah, 2008-09; graduated from Manti High School in 2007
- Wilbur Braithwaite - graduated from Manti High School and later returned as basketball and tennis coach
- Angelia Layton - actress, model, Miss Teen Utah USA 2010, Miss Utah USA 2014, cast member of the 25th season of Survivor: Philippines
- Kalon Ludvingson - won a gold medal and two silver medals at three World Cup competitions; graduated from Manti High School in 2005
- A. Theodore Tuttle - LDS Church General Authority, 1958-1986; graduated from Manti High School in 1937
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Manti High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Aug 8, 2013.
- Brandon Gurney (2012-11-10). "High School football: Manti makes 54-yard field goal to secure 2A title for Templars". Deseret News. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- Deseret Morning News | North Sevier making most of postseason
- Access World News - Document Display
- "Results of Previous Contests - Snow College Math Contest". Snow College. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
- http://www.snow.edu/math/contest/results/display.php http://www.snow.edu/math/contest/results/display.php
- http://www.snow.edu/pr/06/041006.html http://www.snow.edu/pr/06/041006.html
- Wanlass, Norma (1986). "Block M" (PDF). In Spencer, Diane. Saga of the Sanpitch 18. Snow College & University of Utah: Sanpete Historical Writing Committee. pp. 19–22.