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March 2018

Red Devils host first track meet

Submitted by carey.white on Thu, 2018-03-15 14:12
by Allissa Huffaker, Girls Track Coach

On Tuesday, March 13, Springville High hosted the first tri-meet of the season against both Provo and Wasatch.   Springville has not had a home meet for two years, so it was exciting for the athletes to finally compete on their home track.

Springville’s girls team had a first place finish by Emalee Osborn (100m hurdles), Heidi Sumsion (400m), and Marlynne Deede (Javelin and Shot Put).

The Red Devil boys track team had a first place finish by Michael Eifert (3200m), Sean Holloway (200m), Springville's 4x100 relay, Chase Clements (Javelin), and Chris Ohman (High Jump).

Of course there were many other great performances from this first meet; Red Devil track and field members are excited for the start of the season.

Boys Track Team:
Jackson Adams, Brighton Anderson, Zachary Bradshaw, Gavin Brooke, Cody Brown, Alma Burrows, Joseph Burrows, Tanner Cannon, Ayden Christensen, Andrade Christensen, Cory Clay, Chase Clement, Michael Eifert, Spencer Ercanbrack, Skyler Farrell, William Francom, Grant Gardner, Caleb Garnica, Brandon Garnica, Jacob Gee, Cameron Green, Connor Hansen, Timothy Harlow, Oliver Harlow, Seth Harward, Logan Hatch, Tyler Holloway, Sean Holloway, Jonathan Holman, Darin Humble, Bradyn Jackson, Kyler Jackson, Ryker Jenkins, Brandon Johns, Zachary Kelly, Adam Krieger, Tyson Lee, Nathan Martin, Ishmael Mavae, Ryan Monteiro, Christopher Ohman, Trevor Ollerton, Michael Oman, Ethan Owens, David Pilcher, Santos Quintana, Treven Roberts, Miles Rosenberg, Owen Rowe, Colby Seeley, Ethin Sines, Griffan Slavens, Connor Snapp, James Strong, Tyler Montgomery, Tyson Williamson, Lincoln Wright

Girls Track Team:
Alyssa Badger, Emily Balderrama, Avery Baldwin, Sophia Barson, Kimberly Bartholomew, Akaylea Berry, Bethany Blakey, Evelyn Brereton, Holly Brinkerhoff, Olivia Brinton, Cloe Brown, Abigail Cannon, Kate Chatfield, Marlynne Deede, Jackelyn Durfey, Evelyn Ethington, Jordan Folsom, Kaitlyn Gee, Taralyn Gervais, Emma Gibb, Olivia Gonzales, Harmonee Hall, Gemma Hansen, Ella Holden, Courtney Holt, Genevieve Hopkinson, Katelyn Jackson, Megan Jones, Hannah Labuda, Langilangi Mavae, Madilyn Mcclean, Kaitlyn Metler, Aubrey Nissen, Tenley Nuttal, Maria Oritz, Emmalee Osborn, Ella Park, Elizabeth Rex, Katherine Rex, Emma Rich, Meg Rockwood, Abigail Rowe, Isabel Sanders, Sabrina Scott, Savannah Seeley, Bailey Simkins, Mariah Skinner, Whitnee Sowa, Blyth Stoddard, Kallsta Strong, Taylor Wallentine, Mckell Weight, Melina Wright

Red Devil Boys Soccer tie Lions

Submitted by carey.white on Thu, 2018-03-15 12:50
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

On Wednesday, March 14, Springville High boys varsity soccer hosted the Payson Lions in the 2nd season game ending in a tie, 2-2.  Payson scored two goals in the first half, then Springville came back with Red Devils Jared Buhler and Steven Goodrich each scoring a goal.

On Friday, March 9, Springville traveled to Herriman for their first game of the season ending in a loss, 5-1.  Jacob Puckett scored Springville’s only goal in the loss.

Red Devil 2018 Varsity/Jr. Varsity Boys Soccer: 

Andrew Yazzie,  Brandon Gomez,  Brandon Jeppson,  Bratten Farris,  Brayden Tijerina,  Carson Bracken,  Carter Jacobson,  Chris Gonzalez,  Chris Hernandez,  Cristian Nolasco,  Devin Cutler,  Diego Bertrand,  Enrique Quezada,  Ethen Agustin,  Fabio Chavez,  Hunter Ricks,  Ihovanni Tinoco,  Jacob Puckett,  Jared Buhler,  Jaymon Jordan,  Joel Emmett,  Kolbe Mason,  Luke Gleave,  Marco Hernandez,  Mateo Lillo,  Morgan Allen,  Quintan Morrill,  Rodrigue Bertrand,  Ryan Hubbard,  Seth Bennett,  Shawn Curtis,  Simon Laraway,  Steven Goodrich,  Trevor Ollerton,  Tyler Macabee, and  Zach Smith



Springville High Sterling Scholars win State Top Awards

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2018-03-14 14:07
by Lanell Rabner, Sterling Scholar Adviser

Another year of Sterling Scholar is in the books. Springville High entered 14 candidates in the scholarship competition, had 13 semi-finalists, and five finalists. On Tuesday, March 13, the winners were announced:

  • Miriam Hall - Vocal Performance - 1st runner-up
  • Larissa Chappell - Family and Consumer Sciences - 1st runner-up
  • Cole Monson - Skilled and Technical Sciences Education - 1st runner-up
  • Taylor Christensen - World Languages - one of six candidates nominated for the Sterling Scholar Community Service Award
  • Allison Hawks - Dance

Congratulations are in order for all five of our finalists and especially our three 1st runners-up. These hard-working, dedicated, well-rounded scholars truly shine from the inside out. Let them know how outstanding they truly are.

Read the full Deseret News article at:


Key Club Service Project

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2018-03-14 14:05
by Jaymie Fellows and Tara Hall, Key Club Advisers

On Saturday morning, March 10, Springville High’s Key Club continued their service project from last weekend to paint art on the downstairs track walls and keep that part of the school cleaned up since it's an easily neglected space. Students sweep and washed walls and inside and outside. 

The paint project added blue athlete silhouettes to represent each of the SHS athletic teams; referring to it now as the “Hall of Athletes.” All 17 sports are represented including Marching Band and Color Guard.  Between the two weekends and prep work, over 150 service hours was performed. 

Red Devil FFA members receive top placements at State Convention

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2018-03-13 12:29
by Monica Giffing, Advisor

This past week, March 8-10, Springville High FFA members traveled to Southern Utah University in Cedar City to attend and compete at the Utah State FFA Convention.

The following students won top placements in their events:

Jaynee Giffing, 1st Place, Prepared Public Speaking, she will compete nationally this October

Alexia Gornachec, Chloë Wimmer, and Jaynee Giffing, 1st Place, Video Contest
“Dig into Local Ag” sponsored by Newman Construction

Alumni Auction Basket, 1st Place, basket was filled with local Springville products.  Proceeds used for scholarships

Mallory Murdoch, James Cope, and Chalise Nuttall, 2nd Place, Chapter Records
($300 prize)

In addition, Chloë Wimmer was selected as Utah State FFA Reporter (2018-2019) and Trista Alvey created a great chapter display.  Charlize Fredickson, Brandon Hawkins, and Jaynee Giffing sang for a crowd of 2000+ members. 

Springville High FFA also facilitated a fundraiser and granted $3,800 in scholarship money to FFA members across the state.

Thank you Springville High community for supporting our Red Devil FFA members.

Watch 1st Place, Video Contest “Dig into Local Ag” by Alexia Gornachec, Chloë Wimmer, and Jaynee Giffing:

Language Arts students celebrate Austenesque (Jane Austen) Regency High Tea

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2018-03-09 22:08
SHS School News Students

On Friday, March 9, Springville High’s AP Composition and Literature students in Mrs. Lisa Simmons class participated in the 6th annual Austenesque Regency High Tea held in the transformed SHS Library. 

Students enjoyed a five course buffet. Tea was substituted with a hot chocolate bar and authentic period food included English scones with cucumber tea sandwiches, gourmet European cheeses, jams, jellies, authentic French macarons, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake petits fours, Belgium crème puffs, and chocolate eclairs. 

Dancing, promenading, and playing games such as “Pass the Slipper” were some of the activities the costumed guests enjoyed.

“Lady Rabner,” Mrs. Lanell Rabner, SHS Media Specialist, schooled the students in proper etiquette and comportment (conduct and demeanor).  Students learned proper tea drinking etiquette. 

All of the students dressed in realistic time period dresses and/or men’s formal wear.  Emma Ferrin wore an authentic Regent period pattern dress based on an authentic design sewn by her mother, Sarah Ferrin.  It took a solid week to sew the dress with a total of 25-30 working hours.  The dress consisted of ten yards of fabric made from cotton and cotton muslin.  In the time period, it would have had to been sewn completely by hand.  

In preparation for today’s event, Mrs. Sarah Ferrin (SHS substitute teacher) also hosted a six-hour viewing of BBC's Pride and Prejudice at her home with breakfast and lunch for her daughter, Emma, and five or more of her classmates on Tuesday, March 6, while the juniors took the ACT. 

Student Ryan Stevenson put his calligraphy to work by creating a unique “calling card” invitation for each student.  Stevenson said, “It took me about two days and 15 minutes per card to calligraphy one for each student.”

Each student took part in preparing the day’s events through displays, food preparation, costumes, and games.

Senior Erin Call was delighted to be a part of the tea party. Call prepared for the event by learning how to play time period games and reading a book by Jane Austen, “Sense and Sensibility.”  Call came up with her costume from a lot of pictures online and then headed for the DI.  There she found everything to make her costume.

During the tea party, Call explained how she felt about learning etiquette, “It’s a lot harder than it looks, but it is still a lot of fun!” Call’s favorite food was “the cucumber sandwiches.”

Parents Sarah Ferrin and Amy Stewart volunteered their time to set-up and take-down the event and to bake, prepare, arrange, and serve. These parent volunteers also filled in for dance partners and ensured that students had a fantastic learning experience.

Mrs. Leslie Christensen, SHS Library Aide, created invitations and bookmarks, assisted with decorating; and, as a former dance teacher, she mentored the student Regency Dance Leader.

Christensen researched timer period dances clothing; she dressed as a chamber maid. Her favorite food was the cucumber sandwiches and she enjoyed the game “Pass the Slipper.”  She liked how the dances had more contact with all the party guests and you could dance with more than one partner.

Joslyn Morrison watched videos on how to do her hair.  Her costume was made custom for her sister.  She made gummies and learned proper etiquette to not fidget or talk across the table while eating.  Morrison’s favorite foods were the grapes and hot chocolate.  She enjoyed playing the game, “Pass the Slipper,” in which you try to guess who as it.

Mckay Carr wore a costume made by his aunt to the event.  He brought a game called “Pass the Shoe.” Everyone stands in a circle and passes a shoe behind their backs.  The person in the middle of the circle can’t see the shoe and must deduct where it is.

Dancing was also a part of this event. Carr explains that it is different than how we dance today because everyone is coordinated.  It’s a more sophisticated style.  Carr said, “This event took a lot of work and preparation from lots of different people to make it happen.” Carr and others were grateful to all who worked to make this day an amazing experience for the students.

Gavin Karren, Senior, brought some of his best regency formal attire, and also borrowed some from the school drama department. In preparation for this event, he watched the six hour version of Pride and Prejudice, and from it, got a pretty good idea on how to dress. In etiquette training, he learned that you don’t hold a tea cup by its handle, only by the actual cup. His favorite menu item was the Wassel. A new game he learned was “Pass the Slipper,” which is basically the game signs, but with a slipper. Dancing in Jane Austen’s time, according to Gavin, was very structured.

Senior Miriam Hall talked and read a lot about Jane Austen to prepare for the day’s events. She borrowed her cousin’s prom dress for her costume. Hall brought different European cheeses to share. Hall learned very strict and structured etiquette.  Her favorite item on the menu was a chocolate covered cream puff filled with chocolate mousse. Hall also learned how to play “Pass the Slipper.” She said it was like signs but with a slipper. Hall said, “Dancing in Jane Austen’s time was different because it was more like a group dance.”


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