Springville FFA in Indianapolis

by Brandon Hawkins

During the week of October 25 - 28 the 90th National FFA convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students from Springville FFA had the opportunity to attend this convention and expo. While in attendance students expanded their knowledge by attending workshops and tours of local businesses. These tours included Jeptha Creed Distillery, Undulata Farm, KyBlueGrass Genetics, Schaffer Hogs and Abbott’s Candy Factory.

On Friday morning Springville FFA members participated in a “Day of Service” in which they filled boxes for a senior food program. Each box weighed 40 pounds and contained items such as canned fruit, vegetables and meat as well as cereal and shelf stable milk. During a two hour shift, students were able to package 588 boxes.

Kameron Talbot, Brooke Larsen, Cailynn Hackworth and Sadie Rasmussen also had the opportunity to represent the State of Utah for the Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills in all areas of the agricultural communication field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real life situations. Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Our team was awarded a silver ranking.

2017-2018 Sterling Scholars Announced

The SHS Sterling Scholars for 2017-2018 are:

English – Rachel Hatch
Mathematics - Rachel Buhler
Science – Taylor Wallentine
Social Science - Emmaline Ferrin
Skilled and Technical Education – Cole Monson
Family and Consumer Science – Larissa Chappell
Business & Marketing – Kaylee Middlebrook
Computer Technology - Trevor Jeppson 
World Languages - Taylor Christensen 
Visual Arts - Lilly Sentz
Dance – Allison Hawks
Instrumental Music – Jonathan Young
Vocal Performance – Miriam Hall
Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics – Addison Provost   

*not present in photo:  Taylor Wallentine, Trevor Jeppson, Taylor Christensen, and Johnathan Young

Red Devils will play again in state semis this Thursday

photos by Mark Spencer

On Friday, November 3, our Springville High Red Devils defeated Alta 20-17 with a winning field goal advancing for a third straight year to play in the state semifinal game at Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in which they will take on the Lehi Pioneers. 

See the full Deseret News Article:
5A quarterfinals: Springville kicker makes good on opportunity at redemption in 20-17 win over Alta.

The upcoming semi-final game will be on Thursday, November 9, and is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm.

Students may purchase tickets to the state game in advance from the finance office.  Students who have purchased tickets will board the bus at 12:45 pm to attend the state semi-final game.

Lady Red Devils Volleyball finish 7th in State Tournament

photos by Mark Spencer

On Saturday, November 4, the Lady Red Devils Volleyball team swept the Wasatch Wasps, 3-0, in the 5A consolation round hurling them to face the Skyridge Falcons later that day.  Skyridge swept Skyline and Springville, leaving the Lady Red Devils with a respectable 7th place overall state finish.

See Deseret News Article:  Prep volleyball: Skyridge wins twice Saturday to finish 5th in 5A tournament

Announcements for the week of November 6th


Please see the PDF for this week's events and information about driver's education, a new Springville City parking ordinance, ACT prep class, National Media Literacy Week, Utah College Application Week, senior announcements, Angels and Devils 5k, the SHS Quiz Bowl, SHS Theater's production of Cinderella, and the state semi-final football game. Have a great week!

Welcome New AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher Carter Jennings

by Brayden Evans and Zach Hjorth, SHS News Writers

Carter Jennings is our new AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher; however, he’s a long-time Red Devil. He graduated from Springville High School, then later attended and graduated from the University of Utah. This is his first year teaching and he’s excited about it.

Jennings reflects on his teaching vision, “My vision of teaching is to show my students that a “challenging” subject like Chemistry can be fun and much easier than people think. I hope that my own excitement about Chemistry is reflected in my teaching and students can get excited about it as well.”

Jennings demonstrated that Chemistry can be fun by making a balloon explode with fire.

“The most rewarding experience I’ve had teaching is to see the “light bulb” come on. Chemistry can be hard to understand; but, when I can help break it down for a student and they get it, that is a very rewarding experience,” said Jennings.

Jennings has been married for two years; his wife’s name is Cassidy.  Some of his hobbies include watching MythBusters, skiing, playing games, and spending time with his family.

“Some people may find it interesting that I hold my pen/pencil the same way Taylor Swift does. (I held it that way first!),” said Jennings.

Red Devils Advance to 5A Quarterfinals

by Brayden Evans and Zach Horjth, SHS News Writers

Bradley Nicol recorded 3 TDs to go along with his 111 rushing yards, while Cole Bowers rushed for 168 yards and another touchdowns to lead Springville past Olympus, 28-14, for the win in the 5A first round in a surprisingly low-scoring game.

Ty Erikkson, the quarter back for the SHS Red Devils, has been playing football since fifth grade.

“After high school, I’d’ like to play for Ohio State,” said Erikkson.

He prepares for every game by listening to music and just relaxing clearing his mind of everything except for the upcoming game. He loves playing football, especially since anyone can try out. His favorite football player is Tom Brady.

Cole Bowers is a running back and a free safety for our Red Devils football team. He has been playing football since he was eight years old. In college he wants to play for Oklahoma or Miami State. Similar to Erikkson, Bowers also loves to listen to calming music before the game to clear his head.

“I play for fun and for all of the friendships involved with the team,” said Bowers.

His favorite football player is Randall Cobb.

As another running back and defensive end, Bradley Nicol has been playing since third grade. He dreams of playing for Ohio State after high school.

Preparing for a game he said, “I watch hours of film, and I also try and clear my head.”

His favorite football players are Ezehiel Elliot and Walter Payton.

“I love the environment. I love being an influence to other kids and athletes,” said Nicol.

Rodrigue Bertrand, a defensive back receiver, is playing football for his first year. His favorite football player is Odell Beckham Junior.

“All I do before a game is listen to music and just clear my head,” he said.

Bertrand wants play for the New York Giants. He loves to play football because it is fun.

Playing football since fourth grade, Dallin Packer is currently a tight end and a defensive end for the Red Devils. His team of choice is the Green Bay Packers

“I like the game and all of the friends I play this game with,” Packer said.

His favorite football player is Aaron Rodgers.  

Sione Kolomalu is a running back and a linebacker for the team. He has been playing football since he was in fourth grade. He wants to play at the University of Utah.

When preparing for the game he said, “I read my scriptures and say a prayer.”

Kolomalu’s favorite football player is Marshawn Lynch.

“It is fun you get to hit people in a good way,” said Kolomalu.

All Red Devil fans are invited to attend the 5A quarterfinal game this Friday, November 3, at 4 p.m., in which Springville will host Alta.

Team Players:
Alexander Ashton, Karson Benson, Rodrigue Bertrand, Cole Bowers, Gavin Brooke, Tanner Cannon, Juan Cardona, Josh Carly, Ty Carter, Garrison Caswell, Tyler Chappel, Mathew Child, McGwire Child, Jaeden Church, Cory Clay, Chase Clements, Nathan Conrad, Joshua Cox, Duke Alex, Brayden Dunston, Tad Eriksson,
Ty Eriksson, Michael Giles, Randal Gleave, Richard Green, Travis Hartman, Seth Harward, Traeton HIllstead, Sean Holloway, Tyler Holloway, Duncan Hunter, Simote Iloa Bradyn Jackson, Ryker Jenkins, Clayton Johnson, Carter Johnston, Samuel Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Tyler Kelly, Lakei Kolomalu, Sione Kolomalu, Easton Lancaster, Tyson Lee, Garret Lindsey, Nate Lister, Joshua Maiava, Tanumafili Maiava-Ahhing, Austin Mortensen, Braxton Mortensen, Trevor Mosley, Payton Murphy, Bradley Nicol, Dallin Packer, Tanner Packer, Carter Paxton, Tristen Perez, Ryder Peterson, David Pilcher, Rylan Poulsen, Kevin Redd, Carlos Rodriguez, Owen Rowe, Ben Scheriner, Elijah Scordato, Cy Shumway, Friggan Slavens, Christian Small, Kaleb Snarr, Kyle Soter, James Strong, Brodie Taylor, Nicholas Thorpe, Porter Thorpe, Randy Villegas, Michael Wakefield,Isaiah Webb, Ethan Wehrly, Tyson Williamson, Jace Witney, and Wright Lincoln.

photos by Mark Spencer