March 2017

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

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


Events for the Week of March 6, 2017

Monday, Mar 6:
Choir Tour
Early Out Day
Teacher Development Day (Afternoon)
(9:30am) Freshman Tour
(3:30pm) Softball @ Layton

Tuesday, Mar 7:
Mock ACT (Juniors) / Civics Test (Seniors)
(3:30pm) Softball vs American Fork
(3:30pm) Baseball @ Carbon
(3:30pm) Boys’ Soccer @ Box Elder

Wednesday, Mar 8:
(3pm) School Community Council
(3:30pm) Baseball @ Corner Canyon

Thursday, Mar 9:
FFA State Convention, Cedar City
(6:30pm) Mental Health Awareness Night, little theater

Friday, Mar 10:
FFA State Convention, Cedar City
Softball @ March Warm-up, St George
(7:30pm) Festival Choir Concert

Saturday, Mar 11:
FFA State Convention, Cedar City
Softball @ March Warm-up, St George

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

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

Article by James Edward, Photo by Nicole Boliaux, Deseret News

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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.

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

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.

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Buzzer shot launches Red Devils into semis

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:

Sweethearts Week

by Kaitlin Thompson, FFA Reporter

Springville FFA is in charge of our annual Sweetheart’s week. Sweetheart’s week is a fun contest between Senior girls who have been nominated from different clubs to become this year’s Sweetheart. This is a week long contest and with fun activities each day.   This year we had 19 amazing contestants.

On Monday the sweetheart contestants were interviewed by three judges:  Richard Allen, Heidi Bradshaw, and Joye Wimmer.

Farm activity was on Tuesday.  This is where the contestants had to move pigs from one pen to another, this took place at the animal lab. The girls all had a great time

On Wednesday our contestants baked and decorated tasty and creative cakes and presented them for auction at the assembly on Thursday. It was really awesome to see everyone, including students and teachers, getting involved in the cake auction. All money raised from the auction contributes to a great cause, Springville FFA’s annual Sub-for-Santa program.

We want to congratulate our FFA Sweetheart, Samantha Gutierrez, and our runners ups, Julie Sumsion and Lela Packard, for becoming our sweethearts royalty. We also want to congratulate everyone who participated and had a great time.

Saturday was the perfect way to finish the week with the Sweethearts Dance. The theme for this year was “Neon Moon.” The gym was decorated with a six foot tall moon hanging from the ceiling along with countless glowing stars in the dark ceiling. Black lights were also placed around the gym to add to the effect. At 10pm, Sweethearts Royalty had the wonderful opportunity of being recognized and then danced with their fathers and one with her grandfather. We are grateful to highlight these young women and their families.

SHS Presents: Sense and Sensibility 2017

by Erin Call, SHS News Writer

In the last week of February, Springville High School presented their spin on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for this year’s winter play. Directed by drama teacher, Christian Cragun, and sets created by Springville’s very own Technical Theatre class, the play was a hit!

The entire production (seating included) was presented on stage.  This thrust stage, which essentially means there are audience members on three sides of the performance space, was chosen to tell the story in both an intimate and fun environment.

In audience was completely immersed into this world and became physically a part of the play. All of the set pieces were mobile.  There were are a lot of location changes, so audience members had to keep their eyes out for set pieces moving around.

Mrs. Dashwood, played by Sadie Mangum
Elinor Dashwood, played by Emily Mason
Marianne Dashwood, played by Becca Hammond
Margaret Dashwood, played by Wendy Gwilliam
John Dashwood, played by Brent Williams
Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood, played by Shelby Markham
Edward Ferrars, played by Brady Dolan
Robert Ferrars/Gossip, played by Jonah Schmitz
Sir John Middleton, played by Weston Murdock
Lady (Jennings) Middleton/Gossip, played by Elizabeth Setzer
Mrs. Jennings, played by Addie Provost
Colonel Brandon, played by Colin Coughanour
John Willoughby, played by Jared Israelsen
Lucy Steele, played by Tristan McAfee
Anne Steele/Gossip, played by Morgan Black
Servant/Gossip, played by Emily Donahue
Doctor/Gossip, played by Cait Washnock

Christian Cragun, Director
Karina Rico, Assistant Director
Carson Nielsen, Set and Light Designer
Isaac Clark, Lights Operator
Andrew Daley, Stage Manager
Malie Niu, Props Manager
Bob Gabbitas, Music Composer
Ethan Beach, Chair Construction
Chelsey Pinney, Window Construction

Set Construction:
Springville High School’s Technical Theatre class

Special Thanks:
Springville High School Administration (Everett, Kelepolo, Scott Johnson, Tiffanie Miley, Jason Beardall), Mark Binks, SHS Front Office and Finance Office staff, SHS Fine Arts Department, Justin Rico, Catherine Cragun, and all the wonderful parents and students who worked so hard to put this show together.

FFA Faculty Breakfast

by Kaitlin Thompson

Last week was National FFA Week.  Springville FFA decided to give back to our faculty and staff by cooking and serving breakfast on Thursday, February 23. On the menu was French toast with homemade buttermilk syrup, sausage, and fresh fruit.

We are thankful to our faculty and staff members at Springville High and everything they do for us.  Our teachers loved the breakfast and were grateful for being served. We look forward to next year’s breakfast.

Springville edges out Skyline in first round of state play, 44-43

Deseret News

Andrew Slack scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Springville edged Skyline, 44-43, in the 4A first round. Slack scored nine of Springville's last 10 points as the Red Devils avoided the upset. Game played on Tuesday, February 28, at the University of Utah Huntsman Center.

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