April 2015

Springville High takes top honors at Utah High School Film Festival

by Braden Boss, SHS Video, Film, and Multimedia Teacher

The 2015 Utah High School Film Festival was held on Wednesday, April 23, essentially the state championship for high school film students in Utah.  Springville High students did exceptionally well.   Red Devils received five 1st place awards, two 2nd place award, one 3rd, and one honorable mention (top 5).  No other school had more than two 1st place awards.  Below are the specific results (linked to the videos):

Over 20 films were submitted by SHS students and literally every one of them was worthy of placing.  Students focus on storytelling and creating films that connect with people, which all of these students have done.  There are amazing things happening in this program and at SHS.

Ken Garff Keys to Success Assembly and Scholarship Winners

photos by Christopher Luther, SHS News Photographer
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Christopher Morgan wins
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Winners
Keys to Success Assembly
Keys to Success Assembly
Keys to Success Assembly
Keys to Success Assembly
Keys to Success Assembly
Keys to Success Assembly

Sophomore Christopher Morgan won an iPad at the Ken Garff “Keys to Success” Assembly on Friday, April 3.  During the assembly, four Springville High students received scholarships including Ashley McConnell, STEM $1000; Emilee Christensen, Utah Valley University $2000; Kathryne Liddiard, Mountainland Applied Technology College $500; and, Talauna Devenport, Paul Mitchell $1000.  

The Keys to Success program is administered through each participating high school.  Students have the chance to qualify for a "Key Card" that entitles them to incentive awards from several sponsors. The local high school administration is responsible for the exact qualifications, which may include improvement in any of the following areas:

  1. Academics
  2. Class Attendance
  3. Service
  4. Citizenship
  5. Other areas identified by teachers

A Key Card is actually a gift certificate of sorts. The recipient of a Key Card can access the Ken Garff Keys to Success website and choose from a myriad of tickets or vouchers for participation in any number of events. Teachers, Administration, and Counselors can nominate recipients throughout the school year.

The best part of the program happens at the end of the school year. This is where the Free Car comes in! During the last two months of school, the school administration, teachers, and counselors may assemble and select 50 students from the pool of Key Card recipients at that school. These selected students will then randomly compete for a chance to win a car (valued at $5,000 to $7,000) at a Keys to Success year-end assembly. To learn more about the program, see the following:  http://www.kengarff.com/community.htm

Congratulations to all the winners.

Lady Red Devils shutout the Skyhawks

photos by Mark Spencer

On Thursday, March 19, Springville Lady Red Devil softball hosted region game against the Salem Hills Skyhawks, winning 3-0.

The Lady Red Devils did all the scoring in the third inning and Kaycie Jensen earned the win as Springville escaped with a region victory.

*photos by Mark Spencer

All State Art Exhibit

photos by Jonathan Haws, SHS News Photographer

Springville High students Rachelle Woodard, Katya Fullma, Cole Udall, and Michelle Clyde all had their art work displayed at the All-State Art Exhibit which was displayed last month at our Springville Art Museum.  Congratulations to these young and talented Red Devil artists.

FFA State Convention

by Laura Hutchings and Teyler Hone, SHS News Writers
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Andalyn Hall and Lacey Hjorth Present Deep-in-the-Heart Scholarship
Alexis Wise recieving State degree
Andalyn Hall receives Proficiency award in Wildlife Management
Andalyn Hall, State Officer Canadite Introduces herself
Andalyn Hall
Caitlin Dinkel
Christina Nolasco, State President, Former Springville FFA Member
group photo
Katelynn Axford receives State Degree
Katelynn Axford represents Springville to recieve superior chapter award
Lacey Hjorth
Laura Hutchings
Timothy Killpack receives Star State Greenhand in Agribusiness

At the 2015 Utah FFA State Convention, Springville High students received various top awards including talent, proficiency, and state degrees.   Eight seniors received State Degrees along with a Star State Greenhand in Agribusness Award received by Tim Killpack because of his hard work in the  FFA garden.

At state convention, Springville FFA hosted the “Hypno Hick” and raised over $2000 and used that money to sponsor three different scholarships for FFA members across the state. These recipients we nominated by their FFA advisor. SHS Leslie Lifferth was awarded a $700 scholarship from this event.

Andalyn Hall was a state officer candidate who interviewed and was involved in several activities in running for state officer.  Andalyn also received the State winning proficiency award for her dedication and project in Wildlife Management. Our Utah FFA President  for 2014-2015 and SHS graduate Cristina Nolasco gave her retiring address on Saturday and advised us all to “open the gate to agriculture and be who we want to be.” 

The FFA officer performed a dance to “I’m Farming and I Grow It!” those who performed were Laura Hutchings, Kelty Cope, Katelynn Axford, Emily Robinson, Lacey Hjorth, Allissia Rome, Cally Bradshaw, and Caitlin Dinkel who also played the guitar and sang in front of nearly 1800 FFA members.

FFA members who received recognition to the FFA program and agriculture over the past 3 years also received their State FFA Degree – the highest degree possible in Utah were Laura Hutchings, Caitlin Dinkel, Katelynn Axford, Lacey Hjorth, Leslie Lifferith, Alexis Wise, and Andalyn Hall.