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.

School Events for Mar. 28-Apr. 5

Monday March 28th:

  • Cheer tryouts for three days

  • Student Government elections

Tuesday March 29th:

  • Region Drama--Individual Events @ Springville

  • Region 8 meeting

  • Tennis @ Home

  • Track @ SHS

  • Softball @ MMHS

  • Baseball @ Herriman

Wednesday March 30th:

  • Region Concert Band @ SHS

  • FFA--Farm Field Days and Deseret Peak Judging

  • Chamber Orchestra @ Art Museum in Springville

  • Tennis @ Home

Thursday March 31st:

  • Softball home versus Uintah

  • FFA Booster meeting

Friday April 1st:

  • Baseball @ Timpanogos

  • Soccer @ Wasatch

  • Preference Dance (Art Museum)

Saturday April 2nd:

  • Track @ UVU Invite

  • Miss Springville Pageant


Monday April 4th:

  • Baseball @ home

Tuesday April 5th:

  • Deadline for seniors to order cap and gown (

  • Baseball @ Payson

Have you earned a scholarship? Please click here to report your scholarship so we can track what our students have earned.

“Team Jake” Wins Quiz Bowl Championship

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Team Jake consisting of a Junior class team, Andrew Slack, Braxton Geary, Jake Anderson, and Cortez Nelson, battled their way to the championship win against another all Junior fierce competitor team “24601”; members including Savannah Simmons, Abi Maccabee, Adam Eaton, and Stanton Woods.  Clearly, Springville High’s Junior class is full of quick witted, well-versed scholars.

Mrs. Lanell Rabner, SHS Media Specialist, posed questions to a myriad of teams all week judged by teachers Ms. Marie Condie and Mr. Dan Frewin.  Quiz Bowl was televised school-wide via SHS Live and co-hosted by teachers Mr. Christian Cragun and Mr. Trent Mikesell.   Quiz Bowl Championship round was on Friday, March 25.

A big thank you to Mrs. Rabner who not only organized the event, but compiled many, many questions submitted by the SHS faculty.  A huge thank you to Mr. Braden Boss, video teacher, who professionally produced the bowl on multiple split screens and computers to seamlessly present the event live streaming on YouTube all week for the student body, faculty, and staff to enjoy.

Many others helped this Red Devil scholarly tradition including Ms. Jill Thackerary, teacher, and Mr. Mike Johnson, counselor.

A special thanks from Mrs. Lanell Rabner to the following individuals in making this first QuizBowl a success:

  • Braden Boss and his TV broadcast students for their tech support, as well as creating an amazing QuizBowl Show.
  • Mike Johnson for his great PowerPoint of all the audio and visual images, as well as finding the movie one-liner audio clips and the movie title props.
  • Library technicians Leslie Christensen and Amberly Austin for compiling and typing the question sets.
  • Heidi Israelsen for the Art, music, and movie one-liners.
  • Lisa Simmons for the current event questions and images.
  • Brad Northcut for the movie one-liners.
  • Jill Thackeray for help with registration, team bracketing, and keeping the buzzers reset!
  • Marie Condie and Dan Frewin for their timekeeping and always excellent judging.
  • Jeff Wales for taking care of the T-shirts
  • Debbie Wales for the daily copying of the question sets.
  • Christian Cragun and Trent Mikesell for their entertaining commentary.

School Events for Mar. 21-25


Monday March 21st:

  • Drill Team tryouts

Tuesday March 22nd:

  • Region 8 Drama one acts @ Salem Hills

  • Softball @ Payson High

  • Soccer home versus Payson High

  • Drill Team tryouts

  • Caucus meetings

  • Philharmonic Orchestra Concert @ Springville High

Wednesday March 23rd:

  • Region 8 Orchestra @ Springville High

  • Collaboration

Thursday March 24th:

  • Softball home versus Salem Hills

  • Drill tryouts

  • Donkey Basketball

Friday March 25th:

  • Baseball @ Snow Canyon

  • Track at Salem Hills

Choir Auditions for 2016-2017 are Thursday, March 24 and Monday, March 28 after school.  Students wanting to audition for Bel Canto (women's choir), Men's Chorus, Concert Choir or Chamber Singers should sign up on Mrs. Walker's door in the fine arts hall. They will also need to pick up an application and music sheet just inside the classroom. Auditions are open to anyone in the school, whether or not they have taken choir before.  

SENIORS Herff Jones will be at the school on Mar. 22, TOMORROW, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Or you can order your cap and gown online at

SCHOLARSHIPS. Remember there is up to date scholarship information on under the counseling, scholarships tab.

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.

Zach Crocker receives CTE Scholarship

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Senior Zachary Crocker was selected to be one of the recipients of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship and Tuition Award for the 2016-2017 school year in the area of Information Technology.

Crocker said, "I'm extremely grateful that I was chosen for the CTE Scholarship; it will help me immensely as I go through college."

Springville High business and technology teacher, Mrs. Carey White, nominted Zach for the award.

"Zach is well deseving and represents Springville's Red Devil pride and excellence in education, " said White.

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