December 2015

Christmas Music Assembly

Attributions: 
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
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Springville High's orchestra, choir, and band all performed for the annual, traditional Christmas Music Assembly on the last day of school before break, Friday, December 18.

Lady Red Devils burn up the court

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photos by Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographer
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Springville opened the game on a 16-4 run and as it steamed past Brighton on Thursday, December 10, finishing a huge home victory 58-42.  Lydia Austin torched the floor for a game-high of 20 points with six 3-pointers and seven boards while Savannah Sumison added 16 points and collected nine boards to power the home team.  Bengal’s Dani Barton's had 14 points in the loss.

“Who Could Forget Christmas”

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photos by Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographer
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On Monday, December 14, the Oakridge School and SHS Student Body presented the play “Who Could Forget Christmas.”

DECA club organizes 800 Santa response letters

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by Jedidiah Barker, DECA Officer
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This December Springville High’s DECA club organized a “Santa letters” service project.  DECA students visited elementary schools in Springville and decided to be Santa’s Elves. This was a good way to get all the SHS clubs involved; DECA reached out to every elementary school in Springville and the response was astonishing.  The club ended up with over 800 letters to respond to so DECA club members had to act fast.

DECA opened this opportunity for service to all clubs at Springville High.  Everyone who wanted to participate had the chance to discover their fun side with writing to children--telling them things about how nice they have been and that the North Pole was very busy this year.

Once students finished writing the response letters, students decorated the letters and put them in a big present to deliver to the children. Santa’s little helpers went to each school to deliver the great treats. This service project put so many smiles on their faces and was a great present for most of them.  DECA club, with the help of other service clubs at SHS, really enjoyed this service project and hope to continue it throughout the years.

Latinos in Action -- Christmas Service

Attributions: 
Ivan Cardenas, LIA Adviser
SHS Latinos in Action students
SHS Latinos in Action students
SHS Latinos in Action students
SHS Latinos in Action students
SHS Latinos in Action students
SHS Latinos in Action students

LIA served as volunteers in a Christmas/dinner party for the United Angels Foundation. In addition, LIA students from SJHS and SHS collected 2,289 letters to Santa for Macy's "Believe" program. Macy's donated $2 per letter to the Make A Wish Foundation. That is a contribution of approximately $4,600. The money is used to grant wishes to children with terminal illnesses

DECA delivers letters from Santa

The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.
The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.
The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.
The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.
The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.
The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to all the Springville elementary schools.

The SHS DECA club wrote and delivered letters from Santa to several Springville elementary schools today. The students were so excited!

DECA already heard from several elementary school teachers this afternoon:

"The students were SO excited. The big box was so impressive, curiosity was through the roof!"

"The excitement my 1st graders felt today was priceless! The presentation of the whole thing was simply awesome and I could not have asked for anything better! Job well done!"

"Oh my goodness! Thank you soooooo much! The light in my students' eyes and the smiles on their faces are inexplainable! This was so magical and amazing for them! Thank you for doing this!!"

Red Devil Wrestlers

Attributions: 
by Emma Hargett, SHS News Writer

Recently the Springville High wrestling team had their first home match on December 3rd. They also attended the “Skyhawk Showdown” which is a tournament in which they compete against different high schools in Nebo District. Unfortunately, Springville had to forfeit, but not before they had some victories against some of the schools they were faced against.

“We have a pretty solid team all around,” Senior and Captain Jared Lopez stated. “Everybody learns at their own pace and they try as hard as they can.”

Springville’s wresting team knows winning isn’t everything, and they work to perfect their moves and try to make weight at practices.

Make sure to go support our high school wrestlers at their next tournament in Juab.  

Introducing the 2015-2016 Springville High wrestling team:
Seniors: Justin Crookston, Jared Lopez, and Gunther Snodgrass
Juniors: Simon Taylor
Sophomores: Harrison Brown, Tyler Bush, Carson Davis, Dallin Giatras, Benjamin Graham, Enrique Quezada, and Jessica Rojas
Freshman: Gage Crookston, Corbin Dallin, Colten McQuivey, and Aaron Mele

Bulldogs over Red Devils in OT Thriller

Attributions: 
by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
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Springville’s Red Devil Boys Varsity Basketball team traveled to Provo’s “Dawg Pound” on Friday, December 4; and, in thrilling OT play, lost 81-74.  The game was Provo’s first win of the year.  Free-throws were a big factor for Provo in the win as it made 16 more free throws than Springville.   Red Devil Josh Elison had a huge night with 26 points including hitting a whopping six 3-point shots.  Bennett Hullinger added 18 points and two 3-pointers.

Team Members: Mitch Brotherson, Daxton Poulsen, Bennett Hullinger, Andrew Slack, Seth Mortensen, Josh Elison, Mason Sumsion, Sam Mele, Mark Gallagher, Aidan Erickson, Ben Schreiner, Jesse Hullinger, Isaac Englund, Spencer Livsey, Jonas Killpack, Levi Ruf, Ryker Jenkins, Brett Bodily, Brayden Howell, Easton Call, Sean Halloway

photos by Mark Spencer

FBLA students do well at regional competition

Attributions: 
by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Julia Gonzales, Jared Coles
Janessa Lewis, Julia Gonzales, Erick Vargas
Elwin Golding, Matt Boel
Erick Vargas, Elwin Golding
Erick Vargas, Rafael Gonzales
Erick Vargas
FBLA Students
Janessa Lewis

On Friday, December 4, Springville High FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), competed in the regional competition at Utah Valley University. 

Students who participated: Matt Boel, Jared Coles, Elwin Golding, Julia Gonzales, Rafael Gonzalez, Caleb Houtz, Jonathan Howes, Janessa Lewis, Garrett Lopshire, and Erick Vargas.

The following students and teams placed in their competitive events:

Matt Boel, Elwin Golding, and Erick Vargas, 2nd Place, Network Design
Jared Coles, 3rd Place, Word Processing
Rafael Gonzalez and Erick Vargas, 3rd Place, Management Information Systems
Erick Vargas, 4th Place, Job Interview
Janessa Lewis, 5th Place, Public Speaking
Erick Vargas, 5th Place, Computer Problem Solving
Janessa Lewis, 5th Place, Impromptu Speaking
Caleb Houtz, Elwin Golding, and Rafael Gonzalez, 5th Place, Global Business
Julia Gonzales, Janessa Lewis, and Erick Vargas, 5th Place, Business Ethics

Advisers:  Ms. Anna Tuttle, Mrs. Carey White

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