January 2014

Red Devil wrestling, leaving it all on the mat

by Austen Moon and Brynlee Crouch, SHS Staff Writers
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Twenty-five wrestlers comprise the Springville High Red Devil team.  Everybody chooses to wrestle for a different reason.  Some like the challenge of wrestling, while others started at a very young age; but, there are many reasons to get into wrestling.

“I wasn’t planning to wrestle this year, but our team needed a 106 (weight class).  So, I decided to help the team out,” said Savannah Littleton.  Littleton is the only female wrestler on the team.  According to Littleton, the team does not consider her a girl but just another wrestler.

So, what does it take to become a great wrestler?

“It’s the work you put into it.  It doesn’t matter how good you are at wrestling,” said Garrett Spencer, a member of the team. 

According to Hayden Diede, “Hard work and dedication are the two most important qualities of a wrestler.”

“The best wrestlers are the ones who leave it all on the mat, that bring it all and try their hardest,” said Littleton.

Wrestling season started last November and will continue through February.  This week the team heads to regional competition at Timpview High.

2013-2014 Springville Red Devil Wrestling Team:   Joell Andrade, Jake Barson, Hunter Brooke, Kaden Brooke, Leopoldo Betancourt, Nathan Buhler, Sergio Caro, Ammon Christensen, Hayden Diede, Zach Hansen, Tyler Johnson, Trevor Kinross, Savannah Littleton, Sean McQueen, James Nelson, Tevin Nuttal, Bryce Nelson, Boudey Patterson, Cesar Quezada, Garrett Spencer, Spencer Staheli, Nasili Taufuiaeualu, Alex Trujillo, Koby Werry-Zabriski, and Bryce Wilson

photos by Brynlee Crouch (SHS vs Spanish Fork)

Brian Ostler receives educator award

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Brian Ostler receives educator award

Mr. Brian Ostler, welding teacher at Springville High, received the Section Educator Award from the American Welding Society at their end of year banquet in December.  He was the only high school teacher in the state to receive the award.  The plaque given to him reads, "In recognition of quality instructional performance devoted to the promotion and expansion of welding skills and knowledge."

FFA “Subs for Santa”

By Faith McNalley, Howard Hutchings, and Derick Johnson
FFA students prepare Sub for Santa gifts

Each year at Christmas Springville High’s FFA chapter (Future Farmers of America) hosts and raises money for “Sub for Santa.” This year not only is FFA going to be “Subbing for Santa,” but eight other clubs are joining in the effort including:  Cheer, Dance Company, Latinos in Action, National Honor Society, Drama Guild, Student Government, DECA and the Hope Squad.  Every year United Way provides a list of about 40-50 names of local children who will receive Christmas gifts from Sub for Santa.   

Each club will use money raised from this last year’s Sweethearts Auction to shop and purchase presents for these children, such as clothes, toys, and games.  FFA members have also placed donation boxes around the school for the student body to donate used and in good condition coats to donate for those who need one this winter.  This is a great way to give to children who usually don’t get presents or worry about getting their own parents presents, but Springville High has the privilege to give again to children in need.