March 2017

Sweethearts Week

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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.

Cast:
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

Crew:
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

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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.

Read the full Deseret News article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865674535/High-school-boys-basketball-Slack-helps-Springville-grind-past-Skyline.html

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