April 2016

State Competitors for Solo and Ensemble

by Andrew Trevenen, SHS News Writer

Springville High is proud to send four soloists, Ciara Snapp, Quinn Gleave, Haylee Markham, and Addie Provost, to the state solo and ensemble competition this Saturday at Orem High School.

These singers are sure gonna give their competitors “treble” state this year.  All four are talented artists who have worked hard for this accomplishment.

Snapp said, “The style of music that you were supposed to sing was not what I normally sing; so, I had a lot of help to perfect a different style of singing.”

Solo and ensemble requires soloists to prepare a classical piece that may be new for some singers.

Provost said, “Yeah, I had to do an Italian piece, but it was a lot of fun, I’m used to doing things in other languages, but this was a particularly challenging song that actually made me work.  The challenge itself was fun.”

PROM Royalty 2016


Prom King: Danny Salazar
Prom Queen
: Taylor Sweeten

Prom Prince: Michael Monney
Prom Princess
: Emily Bird

Prom Duke: Jake Erickson
Prom Duchess
: Claire Pexton

Red Devil Track Team Competes at Copper Hills Invitational

by Alissa Huffaker, SHS Track Coach

It was a windy meet, but the athletes were able to perform at their best. We had Chris Ohman who jumped 6'1" which was a personal record in the high jump this year and he qualified for state. Sean Stapel was also able to have a personal record in his high jump performance.

The girls 4x100 team took first and the boys 4x100 team took 2nd. Ceci Sumsion had a personal record throw in the Javelin. Overall, it was a good meet for Springville and there is a lot more we expect to see this season.

Track Meet was held on Saturday, April 16.

Red Devil Boys Tennis in Full Swing

by Addie Provost and Andrew Trevenen, SHS News Writers

Springville High's boys tennis team has many goals for this season.

Hunter Rogers (singles) said, “We just got a new tennis coach this year, so we have been working to improve the tennis program and build unity.”

Johnny Hammond said, “To build a program not just a team, and to build something that all the younger guys can work for and look forward to being part of the Springville tennis program.”

Jacob Rogers, who has been playing since 6th grade, said that their team goals are to win regions and have their whole varsity team go to state.

Austin Galbraith said, “Maple Mountain is gonna be our toughest competition to beat this year for sure.”

Galbraith has been playing since before Jr. High and is currently playing singles.

Cole Monson, who plays singles, said, “Maple Mountain will definitely be hard this year.”

On a side note (just for fun)…. Hunter Rogers said that a “grilled cheese would win in a fight against a taco,” so did Hammond, Jacob Rogers, and Monson. Wesley White, Ethan Bird, Jake Levitt, Galbraith, and Chambers all thought a taco would win.

Varsity Tennis Roster:
Matthew Dwiggins, Austin Galbraith, Sam Hansen, David Harding, Cole Monson, Jackson Murphy, Maxwell Nadauld, Hunter Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Kevin Sumsion, and Wesley White

Boys Tennis Roster:
Ethan Bird, Matthew Boggess, Jackson Chambers, Matthew Dwiggins, Austin Galbraith, Andrew Hammond, Johnny Hanks, Sam Hansen, David Harding, Tyler Jesse, Jacob Leavitt, Cole Monson, Jackson Murphy, Maxwell Nadauld, Cole Porter, Hunter Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Benson Shafer, Kevin Sumsion, and Wesley White

photos by Addie Provost, SHS News Photographer

Red Devil Varsity Baseball face the Golden Eagles

On Wednesday, April 13, Springville High's Varsity baseball team played a region game against local rival Maple Mountain.  Although it was a close game, the Golden Eagles rallied for the win, 6-4.   

Red Devil current season stats are 9 wins and 7 losses.  Come support our team at their next home game on Thursday, April 21, when they host the Wasatch Wasps.  We are so proud of our Red Devil baseball team! 

photos by Maple Mountain Sports

“Don’t Drive Stupid” Assembly

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

FFA and Student Council members dramatized serious scenarios including Prom night, a teen crash including a fatality, and even a mock funeral.  The purpose was to increase awareness among our student body of the importance of driving safe to prevent injuries and fatalities. 

FFA and Student Council members created many posters which portrayed the statistics of driving unsafe.  During the assembly walk-through, which was conducted in the underground track, students were asked to write their name and pledge to “Not Drive Stupid.”   Assembly was held on Tuesday, April 12.


FBLA State Competition Results

Last month, FBLA students traveled to Layton to compete in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Competition:

Winners are as follows:
Janessa Lewis, 6th Place, Future Business Leader
Erick Vargas & Elwin Golding, 8th Place, Network Design
Jonathan Howes & Elwin Golding, 2nd Place, 3D Animation

Participants included Caleb Houtz & Bryson Graves

Elwin Golding and Jonathan Howes will represent Springville High at the National FBLA Competition this June in the 3D animation event.

Kylee Schramm wins iPad at the Ken Garff “Keys to Success” Assembly

photos by Christian Jones & Kallie Powell, SHS News Photographers

Sophomore Kylee Schramm won an iPad at the Ken Garff “Keys to Success” Assembly on Tuesday, March 29.  During the assembly, five Springville High students received scholarships:

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