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March 2017

Red Devil Track off to a running start

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-03-21 14:41

Donkey Basketball

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-03-21 12:13
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Monday evening, March 20, Springville High’s FFA sponsored “Donkey Basketball.”  The first game featured teachers against students.  In the second game, Springville Fire Department teamed up against the Police Department.  So much fun was had by all!

SHS HOSA members win top awards at state

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-03-21 11:32
Sterling Wadley, HOSA Adviser
1st place for Public Service Announcement (L to R Brooke Bromley, Naomi Pruett, Tiana Spencer)
Dental Terminology -- L to R Haley Snarr (3rd Place), Emily Gonzales (1st Place)
1st place for Public Service Announcement-Brooke Bromley, Naomi Pruett, Tiana Spencer
Dental Terminology-L to R Haley Snarr (3rd Place), Emily Gonzales (1st Place)

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) -- Future Healthcare Professionals, a Career and Technical Student Organization, held its annual Utah State Leadership Conference last Thursday and Friday (March 16th and 17th) at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.  Students competed against other students from all over the state in healthcare related events demonstrating knowledge and practical ability.  Several of our Springville High HOSA students placed in the top three in several events qualifying them to attend and compete at the International Conference held at Disney World, Orlando, in June. 

Public Service Announcement (a team event) -- 1st Place
Tiana Spencer
Brooke Bromley
Naomi Pruett

Dental Terminology
1st Place -- Emily Gonzales
3rd Place -- Haley Snarr

Dental Science
2nd Place -- Emily Gonzales
6th Place -- Haley Snarr

Naomi Pruett was also elected as a State Officer for the second year.

Please congratulate these students for working hard and proving that SHS has some of the best students in the State!

Celebration Assembly

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2017-03-10 14:54
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
2017 Boys 4A State Basketball Champions
Allissa Huffaker receives coaches award
Bill Child, 1958 Boys Basketball Championship Team
Elliott Jordan, 1958 Boys Basketball Championship Team
Red Devil Wrestlers
Taylee Smith represents Girls Basketball Team
Dylan Carter Video
Swim Team
Sterling Scholars

This afternoon Springville High’s student body honored Winter sports and academic achievements.  Swim team, wrestlers, Sterling Scholars, girls basketball, cheer, drill, and Ms. Huffaker were all honored today. 

Allissa Huffaker was awarded the NFHS Coaches Association 2016 State Coach of the Year for Girls Track and Field. 

Bill Child and Elliott Jordan of the 1958 Championship Basketball team spoke to the student body; what a treat!  The 2017 State Boys Basketball Champions were honored as well as their coach, Justin Snell.  Dylan Carter produced a celebratory boys basketball video that was enjoyed by the audience.

Sterling Scholar Awards:
English – Selendra Lewis – Regional Finalist
Mathematics – Brian Udall – Semi Finalist, Finalist for the Philo T. Farnsworth Service in Education Award
Science – Tessa Larsen – Semi Finalist
Social Science – Zoe Dalley – Regional Finalist
Skilled and Technical Sciences – Steven Bartholomew – Regional Finalist
Family and Consumer Science – Erin Caswell – Regional Finalist
Business & Marketing – Chloe Wilson – Semi Finalist
Computer Technology – Connor Widtfeldt – Semi Finalist
World Languages – Samantha Sorensen – Regional Finalist
Dance – Emme Franks – Regional Finalist
Instrumental Music – Abi Maccabee – Regional Finalist
Vocal Performance – Emily Mason – Semi Finalist
Speech/ Theater Arts/Forensics – Rebecca Hammond – Semi Finalist
Visual Arts – Abigail Holman – Semi Finalist

Springville High girls attend SheTech

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2017-03-10 12:05
by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Friday, March 3, students from Springville High attended SheTech.  SheTech Explorer Day is a conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event at Utah Valley University included hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  the ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields.

Attendees:  Tessa Larson, Mariah Carter, Sarah White, Erin Caswell, Heather Nelson, Eve Call

BYU students work with Springville High on Mental Health Awareness Week

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2017-03-08 13:15

Campaign to Change Direction is a non-profit organization whose focus is to create a common language about mental health. They do this by teaching about the five signs of emotional suffering. Just like there are warning signs for someone having a seizure, stroke, etc., there are also warning signs that help us recognize emotional suffering in ourselves and others. They are as follows:

  1. Personality Change
  2. Agitation
  3. Withdrawal
  4. Poor self-care
  5. Hopelessness

BYU students created a campaign centered around these five signs. Their target audience was high school students from three local schools including Springville High.

Read the entire article at:

SHS students take 3rd in Nebo and 1st in Utah state chess tournaments

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-03-07 12:33

Nebo Chess Tournament Individual Results:

Nathan Bingham: 1st place with a 5-0 record
Kyle Rogers: 2nd
Nathan Allred: 8th
Matthew Allphin: 10th

These four boys also participated in the 2017 Utah State High School Chess Tournament in Park City and came in first place! Individual results for the State High School Chess Tournament are as follows:

Nathan Bingham:  10th grade First Place Open Division
Matthew Allphin:  10th grade Third Place Open Division
Kyle Rogers:  12th grade Fifth Place Open Division
Nathan Allred:  10th grade First Place Junior Varsity Division

pictured left to right: 
Matthew Allphin, Nathan Allred, Nathan Bingham, Kyle Rogers


Deseret News: Springville claims first title since 1958 in 2OT thriller

Submitted by carey.white on Sun, 2017-03-05 16:48
Article by James Edward, Photo by Nicole Boliaux, Deseret News

Please share this article with all Springville community members!

Springville High School Red Devils basketball head coach Justin Snell crowd-surfs in the student section after their win in double overtime against the Olympus High School Titans in the final round of the boys 4A basketball championship in the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The Red Devils won 81 to 79 in double overtime, winning their first state title since 1958.

Read the full Deseret News Article at:

Student body raises over $1,500 for the Utah Make-A-Wish Foundation

Submitted by carey.white on Thu, 2017-03-02 22:40
photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

Over $1500 dollars was raised today at Springville High’s Make-A-Wish Assembly.  Make-A- Wish is an awesome organization that grants wishes to children who are born with critical conditions. This year, we have a wish recipient, Aleah Morris, attending our school.  Morris has a heart condition, and her wish is to sing with Bruno Mars.  As a community, it’s our goal to raise as much money as possible to help grant her wish.  In addition, Springville’s local business, Clyde Company, has pledged an additional $500 towards the goal.

All proceeds will be forwarded directly to the Utah Make-A-Wish foundation. During the assembly volunteers completed a “Dare” as each level of funds were donated.  Some of the dares included pieing students and teachers, watching students drink blended school lunches, Mr. Boss drinking a bottle of hot sauce, a student being duct taped to the wall, and Mr. Lister waxing his legs for $500.

Make-A-Wish Utah website:

Buzzer shot launches Red Devils into semis

Submitted by carey.white on Thu, 2017-03-02 21:31
by Carey S. White, SHS News Article

With nearly no time left on the overtime clock, Springville’s Bennett Hullinger launches and nails a 3-point shot beating Woods Cross by one point, 51-50, and launching the Red Devils into the state 4A boys basketball semifinals. 

Andrew Slack led Springville with 15 points and Josh Elison added 14. Woods Cross' Trevin Knell led all scorers with 28 points in the loss.  The Quarterfinal game was played at Weber State on Thursday, March 2.

Deseret News Article:


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