May 2015

2015 Valedictorian & Co-Salutatorians

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Congratulations to Ian Taylor for being named as the 2015 Springville High Valedictorian.  Congratulations to Rebecca Morrison and Cassidy Erickson for being named as Springville High’s Co-Salutatorians for 2015.

These outstanding seniors will be speakers at the Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 27, at Utah Valley University UCCU Events Center.

Lady Red Devil varsity softball finish 3rd in state

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)

On Thursday, May 21, Springville’s varsity softball team played in the 4A one-loss semifinal bracket against local rival Maple Mountain.  Maple Mountain centerfielder Ellie Anderson made a spectacular catch to rob Springville's Natalie Sumsion of what would have been a game-winning home run. The 2-1 victory allowed the Golden Eagles to play region rival Spanish Fork in the 4A championship game.  Springville finishes 3rd in 4A state girls softball.

photos by Mark Spencer

Lady Red Devils lose to Dons in 4A semifinals

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)

On Thursday, May 21, the Lady Dons overcame their region rival, Springville Lady Red Devils, in the 4A semifinals.  Spanish Fork’s Kenzi Branch hit two two-run home runs to give the Dons plenty of cushion in their victory over Springville, 7-1.  Spanish Fork’s teammate Taylor Miller also hit a home run, and Springville's only run came from Brittany Simpson.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Spring Showcase 2015

photos by Anna Tuttle & Carey White
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On Thursday, May 23, Springville High held its annual Spring Showcase.  Students displayed their work in art, sewing, cabinetry, welding, etc.  Various groups performed including choir, band, orchestra, dance company, etc.

Lady Red Devils beat the Golden Eagles in 4A Winners Bracket

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
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On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Springville Varsity Softball team squared off against local Maple Mountain in state playoffs beating the Golden Eagles, 3-2.

Rylee Harris hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Lady Red Devils a win against region rival Maple Mountain.  Junior pitcher Kaycie Jensen finished with 16 strike outs.

photos by Mark Spencer

Daily Herald Educator of the Week: Angie Meacham

Daily Herald
Angie Meacham

Educator of the Week Angie Meacham is a business teacher and student council adviser at Springville High School.

“I love working with the high school students at SHS,” she said. “We have a great school and great students [who] have truly touched my life in many different ways.”

Meacham said she loves working with the student leaders of the school as she oversees a lot of their activities and assemblies.

“I love ... seeing what they can accomplish and create for their peers,” she said. “Teaching isn't always easy and can be very time consuming with extracurricular activities but seeing the smiles on your students’ faces and getting to know them and the great kids that they are makes it all worth it.”

Meacham graduated from Utah State University and is looked to as a leader at her school. In her spare time, she volunteers at community events.

Over $3.5 Million in Scholarships Awarded to SHS Seniors

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
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Ian Taylor_Air Force ROTC
Brigham Brau_US Army ROTC
Genna Murray_US Military Academy_West Point
US Marine Corps Awards
Springville Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
Baylee Park_Brandon Curtis Forever Strong Scholarship Award
Wallace & Dianne Carr_STEM_Scholarship Awards
Springville Museum of Art Royalty_Art Guild President
Taylor Jordan_Hailey Seegmiller_Nebo Credit Union Scholarships
Payton Acor_SHS PTO Scholarship
Nichole Mertz_Intermountain Power Service Scholarship
Live wElle Scholarship Recipients
Lauren Ostler_Ambyr Hickman_Max & Kolene Knight_CTE Scholarship Winners
MaKell Wilson_Mtn. View Volunteer Scholarship
Kadyn Hillstead_Edward Earl Collins Scholarship
Payton Acor_Max Knight_Springville Kiwanis Scholarship
Samantha Carter_Ambyr Hickman_Springville Rotary Scholarship
Springville Kiwanis Service Scholarships
Gable Munn_Music for Life Scholarship
SHS Alumni Scholarships
Kylee Ewell_Family & Consumer Science Scholarship
Sarah Cheney_Nebo Chapter Utah Music Teachers Assoc Scholarship
Ashley Cutler_Pacific Horizon Scholarship
Jackie Gutierrez_Somos Scholarship
Payton Acor_Ray Newbury Scholarship
Sarah Cheney_Tomorrow's Pioneer Scholarship
Scott Griffin_Western Ag Credit Scholarship
Alexandra Allen_National Institute of Peace Scholarship
Payton Acor_Utah Elk's Assoc Scholarship
Keys to Success Scholarships
McKayla Montgomery_Stacy Stapel_Miss Springville_Mapleton Scholarships
Witney Ercanbrack_Hoby Leadership Scholarship
Sarah Cheney_Stephanie Hansen_T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Scholarships
Scott Griffin_IM Flash Scholarship
Leslie Lifferth_Deep in the Heart of Utah Scholarship
Rebecca Morrison_Sarah Cheney_Patricia Kauffman (NHS) Scholarships
Hayden Diede_Arizona State Univ Scholarship
Brigham Young University Scholarship Recipients
Brigham Young University Scholarship Recipients
Alex Hawker_Cornish College of the Arts Scholarship Recipient
Dixie State University Scholarship Recipients
Nik Grosland_Neumont University Scholarship Recipient
Snow College Scholarship Recipients
Snow College Scholarship Recipients
Southern Utah University Scholarship Recipients
Southern Utah University Scholarship Recipients
Southern Utah University Scholarship Recipients
Brigham Brau_Southern Virginia University Scholarship Recipient
University of Utah Scholarship Recipients
University of Utah Scholarship Recipients
Utah State University Scholarship Recipients
Utah State University Scholarship Recipients
Utah Valley University Scholarship Recipients
Weber State University Scholarship Recipients
Taylor Ewing_Westminister College Scholarship Recipient
Art Institute_ProStart Scholarships
Latinos in Action Awards
Athletic Awards & Scholarships
Lindsay Johnson_Zach Gordon_Nebo District Athletic Award of Excellence
McKayla Montgomery_Athletic Award of Excellence
Sterling Scholars
Perfect Attendance Award
Perfect Attendance Award
Utah Scholars Awards
Utah Scholars Awards
Synergy Awards_Angie Meacham, Enrique Cahua, Rebecca Morrison, Brent Haymond
Valedictorian Ian Taylor, Salutatorian Rebecca Morrison, Salutatorian Cassidy Erickson

Total Scholarships Awarded to SHS Students:  $3,594,815

Two school records broken at state track

by Allissa Huffaker, Head Track Coach
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Haden Penrod
State Track at BYU
Haden Penrod
Jullie Sumsion
Chris Oman
Haden Penrod
Julie Sumsion
State Track at BYU
State Track at BYU
State Track at BYU
State Track at BYU
Sean Holloway

On Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, Springville High Red Devils traveled to Brigham Young University for the Utah State Track Meet.  Two additional school records were broken by Julie Sumsion and Haden Penrod. 

Sumsion took 4th in the mile and broke a Springville High school record.  Penrod took 1st in the 800 m and also broke a Springville High record. 

Nic Grosland took 5th in the discus and 4th in the shot put.  Genna Murray took 5th in the 300m hurdles.  In addition, the Girls medley relay took 3rd, Girls 4x400 relay took 2nd, and the Boys 4x400 relay took 2nd.  Congratulations to all our Red Devil track members in an outstanding season.

photos by Mark Spencer