March 2015

Springville’s ProStart, Culinary Arts take 1st Place in State Competition

by Hannah Keller, ProStart Adviser
SHS ProStart team wins State

On Tuesday, March 17, five Springville High Senior girls competed in the State ProStart Culinary Arts Competition.  Springville placed first in state at will be advancing to the national competition. They went head to head against nine other top teams in the state including Cedar City, Springville, Provo, Westlake, Tooele, West, Murray, Clearfield, Bonneville, and Northridge High Schools.  Our students practiced over a hundred times, sacrificing their free time, weekends, and holidays to prepare for the ProStart culinary competition. 

"We want to do our best to represent Utah at the National Invitational in Anaheim, California, and are very grateful for the opportunity," said Mrs. Keller.  

Our team members include an “all girl” team of Sunni Holmberg (Team Captain), Hailey Seegmiller, Lauren Ostler, Traci Haupt, and Claire Hatch (Alternate). 


Lady Red Devil Seniors Honored

photos by Mark Spencer

On Tuesday, February 10, Springville High’s Lady Red Devil varsity basketball played their last home game of the season against the Salem Hills Skyhawks.  Salem Hills got off to a fast start and held on to pick up the road win, 50-42. The Skyhawks spread out their scoring attack, as three players scored in double figures.

Springville’s Lindsay Johnson had a big night scoring 16 points including one 3-point shot, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  Lady Red Devil Seniors were honored at the game.

*photos by Mark Spencer

ProStart team headed to state


Springville High’s ProStart team (culinary arts and chef prep) had their regional competition on Tuesday, February 24.  The top three teams from the region will move onto state.  Springville recently received the results of the regional competition and our Red Devil team is one of the three finalists which will compete in state competition on March 17 at the South Towne Expo Center.  Congratulations.

Lauren Ostler said, “I couldn’t be more proud of our team. We had great communication and our teamwork was remarkable. The long hours after school definitely paid off. The most nerve racking and greatest part was the last few seconds while we were plating and having the timer go off saying we were done. We all started cheering and hugging each other and you could hear people saying congratulations all around, definitely one for the books.”

Pictured from left to right:  Hailey Seegmiller, Sunni Holmberg, Lauren Ostler, Traci Haupt, and Claire Hatch

DECA State Competition


Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 28, 18 Springville High students competed at DECA State Competition with 1,000 other DECA members from across Utah.  They did really well, so well they showed the state what it means to be a Mighty Red Devil and the high standards we set at SHS.  Brandon Merkley took first place in Accounting Applications and will be representing Springville High School and the state of Utah at DECA Nationals in April.

LAI raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

by Joel Rodriguez and Kiana Archibald, SHS News Writers
Mr. Binks get a pie

Latinos in Action worked with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this year to raise funds in an effort to continue the research for the cure of blood cancers. Latinos in Action ran a few activities during the month of February.  Students placed boxes around the school and classrooms for everyone to donate their change. LIA members also went around the parking lot after school and asked their peers to clean out their change from their vehicles. Sold “Valegrams” during lunch and finally put together a pie throwing event. The purpose of the pie throwing was to have students pay a few dollars to throw a pie at their "favorite" teachers. SUNROC allowed LIA to place some boxes by their cash registers so customers could donate their change. Beto's restaurant also provided LIA with the same opportunity.

Latinos in Action would like to thank everyone involved in this great cause.  Ivan Cardenas is the LAI Adviser.

FBLA students place in state competition

By Carey S. White, FBLA Adviser
Braden Ferrin, Jonathan Howes, Caleb Houtz
Hayden Diede wins $100 -- 1st Place Job Interview
Marcus Hansen and Hayden Diede
Hayden Diede
Jonathan Howes and Braden Ferrin, 4th Place, Computer Game Design

This week nine Springville Red Devils traveled and competed in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state competition.  

Winners include: 
Hayden Diede, 1st Place, Job Interview (Diede was awarded $100)
Jonathan Howes and Braden Ferrin, 4th Place, Computer Game Design
Marcus Hansen and Hayden Diede, 4th Place, Marketing
Jonathan Howes, Braden Ferrin, and Caleb Houtz, 6th Place, Network Design
Hayden Diede, 8th Place, Business Procedures

Chase Robertson and Hayden Diede, Finalists, Emerging Business Issues

Participants included:  Garrett Lopshire, Teddy Nemelka, Aaron Bird, Hayden Diede, Jonathan Howes, Caleb Houtz, Marcus Hansen, Braden Ferrin, and Chase Robertson.  Advisers include Anna Tuttle and Carey White.

Isaac Gomez wins Nebo District Chess Tournament

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Senior Isaac Gomez won the high school division chess tournament on Saturday, February 28, at the Cherry Creek Nebo District Chess Tournament.   Gomez won first place in the high school division after five rounds.  Over 200 students entered the tournament from elementary to high school levels.

“To be a good chess player, one needs to memorize many openings and stick to a plan.  If you don’t have a good beginning, you’re not going to have a good ending,” said Gomez, “The trick to winning is to predict your opponent’s plan better than they can.”