January 2016

All-Region 8 Teams Announced: Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Football

Congratulations to all these outstanding Red Devil athletes!

VOLLEYBALL

MVP: Amanda Schultz Sr OH (Springville)

FIRST TEAM
Springville
: Cassidy Bowers Sr L, Savannah Sumsion Jr OH,
Courtney Mackay Sr S.

SECOND TEAM
Springville: Nicole Wheeler Jr MB; Carmen Payne Sr DS.

HONORABLE MENTION
Springville: Tyree Strong, Ashlyn Taylor, Ana Fischio.

See full article and announcement in the Daily Herald at:  http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/all-region-volleyball-teams-listed/article_0670c7dc-c110-5286-b687-c4348592014a.html

SOCCER

FIRST TEAM
Springville: Kennedy Clement, Alyssa Oman, Alyssa Bird

SECOND TEAM
Springville
: Amy Botcherby, Meagan Morrill, Sena Warren.

HONORABLE MENTION
Springville
: Sam Hall, Jayden Nelson, Diana Sanchez.

See full article and announcement in the Daily Herald at:  http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/high-school/soccer/girls/girls-soccer-all-region-teams-named/article_0e67a2bc-2248-5316-84fa-e48c043afd06.html

FOOTBALL

MVP: Adam Rodriguez, Springville

Co-Outstanding Defensive Players: Solofu Funa, Spanish Fork; Junior Mulipola, Springville

FIRST TEAM
Springville
: Andrew Slack 77 OL,DL 11; Noah McCray 5 DB,WR 12; Devyn Tate 22 RB,LB 12; Jantsen Thorpe 16 QB 11; Scott Averett 21 RB,DB 12;
Bryce Nelson 3 DB, WR 12.

SECOND TEAM
Springville
: Sai Atiifale 74 DL 12; Brennen Rymer 28 WR,DB 11; Tannar Perrero 10 WR 12; Vili Kolomalu 92 LB 11; Daxton Poulsen 47 LB 12;
Bennet Hullinger 36 WR,DB 11.

HONORABLE MENTION
Springville
: Shay Church, Gavin Diede, Demitrius Mutuni, Brock Slavens, Clayton Snyder, Payton Kelepolo, Jake Holt.

See full article and announcement in the Daily Herald at: http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/high-school/football/football-all-region-teams-honor-top-players/article_2be52994-fdff-5231-90a1-11ebfe8a7814.html

A Long Way from Home

Attributions: 
By Josh Ornelas, SHS News Writer

This school year at Springville High, the students and teachers have been lucky to host a number of foreign exchange students.  One of these students is a Junior named Sandra Bruhn.

Bruhn lives in Pinneberg, Theodor-Hevss-Schule, Germany.  She lives with a small family consisting of herself, her parents, and two sisters.  They like to read and play sports together.  Bruhn has really enjoyed taking school in a new country and her favorite subject right now is Fine Arts, specifically focusing on video.

Bruhn says that school is a lot easier here than in Germany.  The grading system in Germany is based heavily on participation and how often students would answer questions in class.  Their school year starts in August and ends in July; so, it’s almost a full year of school.

Bruhn really enjoys running and playing volleyball.  She also has a love for reading, listening to music, and watching movies.  Bruhn has said that one of the strangest things that she has noticed since she arrived here was how early Christmas decorations and Christmas shopping started.  Before school started, Bruhn had the opportunity to visit Zion’s National Park, and she said it was an amazing experience that she will never forget. 

Bruhn wanted to be a foreign exchange student because she thought it would be fun and she wanted to practice her English skills.  She really loves the mountains and landscape of Springville.

“The city has a lot of school spirit and support for their school,” said Bruhn. 

The weirdest food Bruhn has tried was a s'more which she said “tasted awful” and her favorite color is blue.

Keepin’ the Pace

Attributions: 
by Brett Perkins and Christian Jones, SHS News Writer
Mr. Jamin Pace

Mr. Jamin Pace is Springville High’s newest study skills and math teacher.  This is Pace’s first full-time teaching assignment; he was a student teacher at American Fork Jr. High School. He wants to help each and every student be able to reach their fullest potential. Pace loves to see students understand and improve their skills.

Pace has been married for over six years to his wife, Laura.  The Pace’s have a three year old son named Blain and are expecting a second boy in April.  In his personal time he loves activities with his family such as hunting, fishing, and camping.

Pace’s most unusual job was delivering medical equipment for people on hospice. He was able to meet some very cool people and hear some very interesting stories.

Dance Company Winter Concert

Attributions: 
by Kallie Powell, SHS News Writer; photos by Karyssa Sundwall, SHS News Photographer

Springville High’s  Dance Company Winter Concert was amazing.  The performers seemed like professional dancers; their hard work paid off.

"Working with Dance Company is a joy!  I have an extremely talented group of dancers who bring their best to the company.  I'm savoring every minute of my time with them because I will be retiring and dance has always been my "safe place."  We'll be doing more performing this next semester and going to adjudication.  I'm looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring," said Dance Teacher Mrs. Debbie Allred.

Choreography:  Dance II Students, Ariel Stephan , Debbie Allred, Vika Kozakova, Rosie Durfand, Ashlyn Glazier, Ali Hawks, Megan Martin, Mikiya Olsen, Marissa Roper, Brie Bernardi, Megan Billing, Maiya Buckley, Morgan Davis, Kayla Hansen, Madi Barney, Mattie Child, Sam Hall, Eliza Nemelka, Shayne Bennett, Ashlie Elmer, Nikiah Jones, Lela Packard, Tasha Wagstaff, and Sara Pickett

Music:  Daughter, Toby Barrett and Luke Despain, Raisin Murphy, James Vincent McMorrow, Beyonce, Kesha, and Little Mix, and Rodrigo y Gahriela

Dancers:  Kiera Archibald, Haley Haneberg, Gabielle Hawker, Cinthia Perez, Nicole Plowman, Carly Robison, Giavanna Valletti, Heather Woolf, Guadalupe Gonzalez (T.A.), Rosie Durland, Ashlyn Glazier, Alli Hawks, Megan Martin, Mikiya Olsen, Marissa Roper, Brie Bernardi, Megan Billings, Maiya Buckley, Morgan Davis, Kayla Hansen, Madi Barney, Mattie Child, Sam Hall, Eliza Nemelka, Shayne Bennett, Ashlie Elmer, Nikiah Jones, Lela Packard, Tasha Wagstaff, and the SHS Dance Company

Lady Red Devils road victory, 59-41

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

Savannah Sumsion led a balanced scoring effort with 15 points as the Springville Red Devils picked up the road victory over the Murray Lady Spartans.  Lydia Austin added 9 points with Cheyenne Brown and Olivia Park each adding 8.  Shay Potter had 14 points for the Lady Spartans in the loss.  Game played in Murray on December 22.

photos by Mark Spencer

Lady Red Devils beat Cavemen, 49-37

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

Savannah Sumsion had 14 points while teammate Olivia Park added 11 points, eight rebounds, two 3-point shots, and two steals to lead the Red Devils to their seventh consecutive win of the season. Lydia Austin added 8 points and 7 rebounds to the win.

American Fork’s Taylor Moeaki had 15 points to lead all scorers in the loss.  Game was played at Springville on December 15.

photos by Mark Spencer