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November 2016

Sophomore sponsors anti-underage drinking seminar

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2016-11-16 21:15
by Shannon Acor

Springville High Sophomore Reed Gardner held a special Anti-Underage Drinking Seminar for students and community members on November 14 at Springville High School. Gardner planned and executed the event for his Boy Scout Eagle Project in partnership with the school, Springville City, and the Utah County Health Department.

Guest speaker, Mike Cottam, Utah State Office of Education, taught students the dangers of using alcohol before the age of 21. Cottam’s presentation had the students involved and engaged with demonstrations on how our brains receive and transfer messages.  

Gardner received donations and gave out prizes to the captive audience members. The grand prize of a mini-iPad went to an excited Cub Scout in attendance.  Good job Reed and good luck at your Scout Board of Review.

Red Devils shut down Hawks in 4A semifinal game, move on to championship game still undefeated

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2016-11-15 14:40
photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

No one expected Springville to shut down the typically high scoring Alta in the 4A semifinal state football game, ending 42-14, at Rice Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 11.   The Red Devils came to play and win with clean executions, zero turnovers, a disciplined defense, and very few penalties.

Payton Kelepolo had a huge game with 33 carries, 242 yards, and a TD.  Four 1-yard TDs from quarterback Jantsen Thorpe put the Red Devils over the top of the Hawks.   Viliami Kolomalu is credited with 8 tackles and 2 sacks.  Griffan Slavens also had 8 tackles.  Cole Bowers and Jackson Murphy each contributed 7 tackles with Bradley Nicol adding 5 tackles and a sack.

Springville needs just one more win to clench the state title.   The Red Devils will face East again this year, but now in the championship round.  The Red Devils lost to the Leopards in last year's 4A semifinals, 42-14 — the very same score they won by on Friday.  

The 4A championship game will be played at Rice Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 18, at 6:30 pm.

FFA and Student Council sponsor Veteran’s Day Assembly

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2016-11-11 14:29

On Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, Springville High’s FFA Chapter and Student Council members organized and produced an amazing Veteran’s Day celebration.   The morning began with a breakfast provided to local community veteran’s prepared and served by the FFA.

Eagle Scouts began the assembly with a color guard presentation of the flag.  Lieutenant Colonel John Darrington was the keynote speaker with the National Anthem sung by Aspen Lambert and God Bless America sung by McKenna Nixon.  Selendra Lewis and Bryn Sawnders delivered original written poems honoring Veteran’s Day.

Springville High’s Marching Band played a salute to America including “Taps” played by Jonathan Young on the trumpet.

All who attended were inspired by the patriotism and honor demonstrated by these cherished veterans.

Veteran's Week Activities

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2016-11-11 14:21

The week of November 7 - 11 was celebrated by Springville High student body with coordinated activities sponsored by the FFA and Student Council.  Monday included writing notes and letters to Veterans, Wednesday was assembling care packages, and Friday was celebrated with a best dress Veteran's Day assembly.

Springville advances to semis undefeated

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2016-11-09 14:11
photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

The Red Devils jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and continued on to cruise to the victory over Woods Cross in the 4A Quarterfinals finishing with a 43-7 big win. Jantsen Thorpe connected with Brennen Rymer for three scores while teammate Payton Kelepolo had 16 carries for 70 yards adding two rushing touchdowns.  Bennett Hullinger added 46 rushing yards in the win.

Springville now faces Alta in the 4A semifinals at Rice Eccles stadium on Friday, November 11, 2:30pm. 

Fall Musical begins next week: The Drowsy Chaperone

Submitted by carey.white on Mon, 2016-11-07 11:13

It's that time of year again.  The school musical is coming up next week.  Springville High's Fine Arts Department will be performing The Drowsy Chaperone, and we would love to see you all there.

The show runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday (17th-21st) starting at 7pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.


Man in Chair, Brady Dolan
Robert, Simon Taylor
George, Weston Murdock
Feldzieg, Jonah Schmitz
Gangsters, Christian Small, Jared Israelsen
Underling, Elihu Brown
Aldolpho, Kaden Nissen
Janet Van de Graff, Emily Mason
Drowsy Chaperone, McKenna Hixson
Mrs. Tottendale, Lindsay Tuft
Kitty, Ireland Thomas
Trix, Samantha Sorensen
Superintendent, Becca Hammond

Featured Dancers: Samantha Sorensen, Rosie Durland, Tristan McAfee, Sadie Mangum, Kya Durrant, Hayley Herker, Audrey Kimball

Reporters: Becca Hammond, Ethan Averett, Emma Ferrin, Nicole Metler, Tanner Durrant, Elizabeth Setzer

Party Guests:

Abby Fales, Addie Provost, Adia Hunter, Alena Robison, Alyssa Gardiner,
Ashley Bartholomew, Brooke Child, Dezerae Robison, Eliza Austin,
Elizabeth Smith, Ellie Brenchley, Emily Beerli, Emily Donahue, Jessey Simons
John Andelin, Joslyn Morrison, Kaylynn Smith, Madalyn Jackson, Madi Fowler
Malie Niu, Marissa Roper, Miriam Hall, Morgan Black, Sarah Barker,
Savannah Harmon, Shayra Riches, Shelby Markham, Vanessa Goodman,
Wendy Gwilliam

Red Devils head to quarterfinals still undefeated

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2016-11-01 15:50
photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

Fall weather and football could not have been better for the Springville Red Devils when they hosted the Orem Tigers on the first round of state play sending the Tigers home and continuing the undefeated Red Devil season, 42-17.   Turnovers played a key role as Springville intercepted four Orem passes.  

Payton Kelepolo rushed for four touchdowns as Springville dominated Orem for the 4A first-round victory.  Kelepolo scored two quick touchdowns in the first quarter to set the tone and the Red Devils never looked back.  Cole Bowers, Brennen Rymer, and Jantsen Thorpe each added a TD in the win.

The next state quarterfinal playoff game will be against Woods Cross this Friday, November 4, at 4:00pm at Springville High’s home field.   Tickets will be priced at $5 for students and seniors over 65, $8 for adults, and free for children 5 and under.


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