January 2014

Brian Ostler receives educator award

Attributions: 
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”

Attributions: 
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.