March 2016

Scholarships Awarded at Keys to Success Assembly

photos by Christian Jones, SHS News Photographer

On Tuesday, March 29, the following students received scholarships awarded at the Keys to Success school-wide assembly:

STEM (US Synthetics) - Dylan Park $1,000
UVU - Zac Hales  $2,000
SLCC - Betsy Vega  $1,000
MATC - Taylor Evans  $500
SUU - Allyson Smith  $1,000

Driving into Girls Golf

by: Erin Call and Gage Carter

Springville High Schools Girls Golf season started off strong by taking second at their first tournament of the season against region teams.

All the teams in the region came to compete last Monday at the East Bay golf course. The tournament was hosted by Spanish Fork.

Although Springville took second, the top two players at the tournament were Jessey Simons (Sophomore) and Lydia Austin (Senior)   

Head Coach Brett Miller said, “The team is doing well. We should contend for the region title.” 

Team Members: Katie Ashton, Lydia Austin, Alyssa Bird, Emily Bird, Erin Call, Karlee Clark (9th grade), Emalee Cutler, Claire Davis, Savannah Simmons, Jessey Simons, Nicole Sisk, Samantha Sorensen, and Lauren Sweat

March Mayor Awards

by Shannon Acor

Once a month deserving Springville students and their families fill the City Council Chambers as Mayor Wilford Clyde and the City Council present the Mayor’s Recognition Awards. Students are nominated from the community and recognized for their good works and outstanding character. This month Demmi Nava, Ethan Robertson, and Carmen Payne were presented with the honor.

Demmi is a senior at Springville High School and is the daughter of Silvia and David Nava. Demmi is not only serving in student government but is also the President of Latinos in Action. She is a role model for many students and especially those she tutors at Sage Creek Elementary. SHS teacher, Ivan Cardenas describes Demmi as committed, a true starter and a proud Red Devil!

Ethan Robertson is a 4th grader at Sage Creek and is the son of Whitney and Jed Robertson.  Ethan works very hard every day to improve himself.  He is currently learning Chinese. Ethan is kind and often shows service in the classroom by putting away chairs and cleaning. He is always willing to work with everyone. His nominator, Suzy Williams, wants Ethan to be recognized for all the goodness, warmth and light he shares with others.

Carmen Payne is a busy senior at SHS. She is often found in the middle of service projects. She has held clothing, shoe, book and toy drives resulting in over sixty-five trash bags full of donations. Carmen is a member of the varsity volleyball and track team.  Nominator, Bobbi Kassel, has observed that Carmen always goes out of her way to include others and make everyone feel a part of the team.  Carmen is the daughter of Bridget and Bruce Payne.

Battle of Wits -- Springville Tradition Continues

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

With the start of 4th term and Spring, Springville High continues the Knowledge Bowl tradition, renamed "Quiz Bowl."   Continue to watch all week as teams battle for the championship title.

Springville DECA does well at State Competition

by Jedidiah Barker, DECA Officer

Springville DECA traveled up to the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah to compete in the State Competition on February 25th through the 26th. The following people finalized in individual events: Mitch Miller in Automotive Services Marketing, Gavin Blume in Retail Merchandising, Manny Saugun in Food Marketing, Tug Simmons in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism. We also had Kaylee Middlebrook and Trevor Jepson finalized and placed 6th in the Travel and Tourism Team. Jed and Beau Barker placed 3rd in the Community Service Project Event.

DECA Pictures:

Trevor Jeppson and Kaylee Middlebrook - 6th in Travel and Tourism

Beau and Jed Barker - 3rd in Community Service Project

Aspen Goodsell - 10% on Marketing Cluster Exam

Lady Red Devil Softball Wins St. George Tournament


Softball Team Members:
Eliza Austin, Lauren Biesinger, Ashton Buffo, Sadie Clark, Madison Daybell, Lizzy Donnelly, Mykenzie Ferran, Mary Fredrickson, Mikaela Gage, Cayla Giles, Rylee Harris, Kaycie Jensen, Kelsea Johnson, Lexi Kearns, Mikayla Miyasaki, Sydnee Morgan, Teresa Morse, Kayli Remund, Jayde Rodriguez, Brittany Simpson, Ceci Sumsion, Natalie Sumsion, Chloe Wimmer, and Alyvia Woolsey

Window on the Workplace

by Brad Northcutt, Work-based Learning Coordinator

On Tuesday, March 15, Springville Attorney John Penrod spoke to students at Springville High about careers in the legal field.

SHS Choirs and Orchestra perform "Handel's Messiah"

articles & photos by Zuki Kaufman & Maddie Burns, SHS News

On Friday, March 11, Springville High students of Mrs. Walker and Mr. Tsugawa performed in front of families and friends on spectacular choir and orchestra pieces from "Handel's Messiah." 


These students have worked hard this past term in a collaborative effort between Concert Choir, Singers, and Chamber Orchestra.  Students and directors amazed the crowd as always with talented and disciplined students who sang and played some of the most difficult but beautiful music.

Seniors Win Spirit Bowl

photos by Erin Call and Gage Carter, SHS News Photographers
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On Thursday, March 10, Springville High student body participated in the annual Spring Spirit Bowl.  Seniors came out the overall winners!

West Coast Championship


Springville High Cheerleaders recently traveled to California and won the West Coast Championship.  Congratulations SHS Cheer Squad!

SHS Cheerleaders:

Seniors: Sydni Jolley, Shelby Ross, Sydney Hickman, Elyssa Gabler, Kylee Poulsen, Raini Couch

Jrs: Savannah Grant, Lindsey Hales, Kaylie Ross, Kaitilin Mortenson, Parker Nelson, Rebecca Houtz, Amanda Smith, Megan Gashler, Cami Dallin

Sophomores: Kadee Allred, Taitum Johnson, Mikiya Olsen, Mattie Child, Madi Poulsen, Natalie Noorda, Presli Perrero