February 2015

Mr. Ivan Cardenas Spotlight

By Jonathan Haws, Kiana Archibald, and Joel Rodriguez, SHS News Writers
Ivan Cardenas

Ivan Cardenas is a new teacher here at Springville High School. Mr. Cardenas is the Latinos in Action Teacher/Liaison.  He has been teaching for five years; this is Cardenas first year teaching at SHS. Prior to SHS, Cardenas taught at Payson High School also as a Latinos in Action Teacher/Liaison.  Other subjects that Cardenas has taught are Leadership Skills and English.

Cardenas’ vision for our school is to help everyone graduate and get into college.  One of Cardenas most rewarding experiences in teaching is helping a 15-year enter college. A bit about Cardenas personal life, he is married, and his spouse’s name is Julie. Cardenas has two children.

Academic All Region

by Shannon Acor
Academic All Region

SHS Swimmers receiving Academic All Region at last week's Region XIII Championship Swim Meet.  Both the girls and and boys varsity swim team took home the second place trophy Pictured: Sydney Wilcox, Payton Acor, Nichole Mertz, Noah Nilsson, Connor Anderson, Megan Miles and Christopher McClain.

Dalley Wins the Crown

article & photos by Molli McConnell & Teyler Hone, SHS News Writers
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On Saturday, January 31, Josh Dalley was crowned Mr. Springville after a week of fun competition.  The week included different activities around a fairy tale theme, “Once Upon a Time.”  Competitions included leg decorating, dressing up in creative costumes, and cake decorating.  Thirteen contestants participated, but only five made it to the finals--Josh Dalley, Tanner Heath, Leni  Neufi, Cordan Ferris, and James Johnson.  Throughout the night they participated in competitions that involved swimsuits, dancing, singing and role plays. The audience was in suspense as to who was going to win the crown. Tanner Heath ended up winning 1st Attendant and congratulated Josh when they revealed that he had successfully won.  We are excited to see what Josh does with the crown. 

Mr. Springville Contestants 2015:  Josh Dalley,  Hayden Diede,  Cordan Farris, Tanner Heath,  Dylan Howell,  Teagan Jenkins,  James Johnson, Ethan Knowlton, Leni Neufi, Hayden Smith, Max Smith,  Mark Sumsion, and  Caden Swendsen


Springville DECA does well at region competition

Springville DECA does well at region competition

In January, Springville DECA competed in the Utah DECA Southern Region Competition.  Springville placed 4th overall; nineteen schools attended.  The following students placed in their respective events:

- Mitch Miller took 3rd in Sports Marketing
- Brandon Merkley took 2nd in Business Finance
- Klade Smith took 1st in Quick Served Restaurant Management
- Sierra Marshman and James Johnson took 2nd in Business Law and Ethics
- Beau Barker and Jed Barker took 1st in Business Law and Ethics