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April 2017

Don’t Drive Stupid Assembly

Submitted by carey.white on Thu, 2017-04-13 12:36
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Thursday, April 13, Springville High student body had the opportunity to walk through a mockup of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities sponsored by FFA, student council, and Drama Guild.  Many of the Drama Guild members were actors in the assembly; FFA and student council served as guides and actors.

Motor vehicle traffic crashes are a leading cause of injury death among Utah teens ages 15-17. Teenage drivers represented 8% of the licensed drivers, yet they were in nearly one-fourth (21%) of all crashes.  Teens have the lowest seatbelt use of any age group in Utah. Teen drivers were 1.3 times more likely to have a contributing factor in a fatal crash than drivers of other ages, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to stay in the proper lane
  • Overcorrecting
  • Driving distracted (such as distracted by passengers, cell phones, and external distractions)
  • Failing to yield the right of way.

Do you realize that your life or the life of a peer can be lost in one second if you just make the wrong decision, or if you're not driving smart? Our goal is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities among teen drivers in our community and our school.

How many of your loved ones would you want to see get seriously hurt in a crash? Zero is our answer too.

As students progressed through this assembly, they were respectful of what they saw and remembering how a life or many lives can be changed in an instant with stupid driving. Some people may think zero is an impossible goal, but when it comes to your life, or the lives of your friends and family, what other number would be acceptable?

The assembly was held in the SHS underground track.

Language Arts students celebrate at the annual Jane Austen Tea Party

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2017-04-12 14:47
by Lynn Brereton, Alex Farrell, and Jordan Goff, SHS News Writers

On Tuesday, April 11, Springville High students from both AP Literature and the UCBT class participated in the 5th annual Austenesque Regency High Tea held in the transformed SHS Library.

Tea was substituted with a hot chocolate bar and party food included English scones with imported clotted cream from Essex and lemon curd from Devon, white velvet soup, cucumber tea sandwiches, gourmet European cheeses, authentic French macarons, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake petits fours, Belgium crème puffs and chocolate eclairs with raspberries, Italian Ices atop Swedish Ginger Thins with a Mint Sprig, etc.   Spillikins, cards (Whist), puzzles, origami, dancing, and promenading were some of the activities the costumed guests enjoyed.

Drama Guild provided Brent William’s costume.  William’s said, “Scones!” as his favorite tea party treat.

Chloe Wilson commented on her favorite part of reading Jane Austen’s books, “I like the perspective of life during the Jane Austen time frame.”  Wilson borrowed her long dress from the drama room, and her favorite tea party treat was the macarons, this was the first time she had ever tried them.

Maryanne Cheney, who also taught a contra dance, said her favorite part of reading Austen’s novels is how she satirically criticizes society.  Cheney’s costume was her Aunt’s bridesmaid dress and her intricate upswept hairstyle was praised by many.  Her favorite tea party treat was the finger sandwich rolls.

“No romantic conflict,” was Brian Udall’s favorite part about reading his Jane Austen work.  He enjoyed the cheesecake and was engaged in playing Whist (a card game similar to Hearts or Bridge).

Megan McConnell helped prepare the cucumber tea sandwiches, and purchased her costume from the DI, accessorizing it with ribbon and appropriately styled hair bun so she closely resembled a portrait of Jane herself.  Hannah Kallaker enjoyed Austen’s writing style.  Her costume came from her mother’s closet and she enjoyed eating the scones.  Zoe Dalley enthusiastically played the card game whist and enjoyed eating the cucumber finger sandwiches.

Ethan Beach remarked about Jane Austen’s writing, “I enjoy her witty humor.”  He snagged his costume of a black tails coat from the drama room and enjoyed eating the chocolate eclairs.

Jonah Allen came up with his costume from home, fashioning his own cravat as the Duke of Nowhere, and stated he enjoys Jane Austen’s characterization as part of her writing style. 

Boys Tennis in full swing

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-04-11 14:57

Boys 2017 Tennis Team:
Ethan Bird, Mathhew Boggess, Colby Carter, Jackson Chambers, Matt Dwiggins, Brandon Gordon, Ryan Hafen, Andrew Hammond, Ethan Holiday, Tyler Jessee, Garrett Lindsey, Donavan Matheson, Cole Monson, Jackson Murphy, Maxwell Nadauld, Jacob Nelson, Porter Olsen, Alec Porter, Cole Porter, Benson Shafer, Keven Sumsion, Lincoln Wasden, Nick Wheeler, Wesley White

Lady Red Devils outplay Golden Eagles, 8-4

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-04-11 13:14
photos by Mark Spencer

On Tuesday, March, 28, Springville's Lady Red Devil varsity softball team played a remarkable game against local rival Maple Mountain ending in a Red Devil victory, 8-4.

Varsity Seniors:   Natalie Sumsion, Sydnee Morgan, Ashton Buffo, Mikaela Gage, Mykenzie Ferran, Alyvia Woolsey, Mary Frederickson, Sadie Clark, Teresa Morse, Madison Daybell, Lauren Biesinger, Elizabeth Donnelly.

Varsity Juniors:  Brittany Simpson, Rylee Harris

Varsity Sophomores:   Lindsey Robinson


Red Devil baseball win over Golden Eagles

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2017-04-11 13:01
photos by Jeff Porcaro, ©

Springville scored in the bottom of the eighth to take the hard-fought, 4-3, victory over Maple Mountain. Jaxon Child hit a double and Cole Bowers took the win on the mound in the win for the Red Devils.  Game was played at home on Tuesday, April 4.

Red Devil Baseball Players:
Cole Bowers, Colby Carter, Jaxon Child, McGwire Chile, Nicholas Cloward, Kai Ellison, Jake Erickson, Charlie Fry, Ryan Fry, Kyle Gage, Pete Griggs, Tanner Huber, Clayton Johnson, Carter Johnston, Tyler Kelly, Tyler Killian, Nathan Lister, Aydan Marshall, Brinton Montgomery, Bailey Nelson, Tristen Perez, Ryder Peterson, Draper Powell, Cooper Riggs, Robert Schneck, Elijah Scordato, Gavin Seamons, Jantsen Thorpe, Nicholas Thorpe


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