Over $3.8 Million Dollars in Scholarships Awarded to SHS Seniors!

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
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NHS Patricia Kauffman Award_Megan McConnell, Selendra Lewis, Joshua Gardner, Savannah Simmons
US Army ROTC_Bennett Hullinger
Mountain View Hospital Auxiliary Award_Megan Gashler
Wallace and Dianne Carr Award_Tess Fisher_Tessa Larsen_Erin Caswell
Springville Museum of Art Royalty
Nebo Credit Union Award_Hayden Penrod_Savannah Simmons
Intermountain Power Service Award_Sadie Mangum
Live wElle Awards & Scholarships
Springville Kiwanis Service Award_Tess Fisher, Abby Holman, Tessa Larsen, Megan McConnell
SHS PTO_Hannah Nilsson_Tiana Spencer
Edward Earl Collins Award_Josh Gardner, Lauryn Ethington
Utah Sports Hall of Fame_Ream's Scholarship Award_Tiana Spencer
Scott Hullinger Award & Scholarship to Paul Young
Springville High Alumni Award_Emily Bird, Abigail Holman, Savannah Simmons
Family and Consumer Science_Sadie Mangum
Pacific Horizon Scholarship_Devin Vest
Ray Newbury Scholarship_Mikayla Miyasaki
HOBY Scholarship_Savannah Simmons
Nebo Education Association_Savannah Simmons
UAFCS Winnifred Jardine Secondary Scholarship_Sadie Mangum
MATC_EMT_CTE Scholarship_Austin Kinross
Springville Rotary_Wayne Pinder Scholarship_Mikayla Miyasaki_Tiana Spencer
Keys to Success Scholarship Winners_Jacob Anderton, Serina Johnson, Lindsay Hales, and Kayla Mousser
Miss Springville-Mapleton Acknowledgements & Awards
Timpanogos Regional Hospital Auxiliary Award_Hannah Nilsson
Latinos in Action Awards
Athletic Scholarship Award -- Samantha Sorensen
Athletic Scholarship Award -- Kennedy Clement
Athletic Scholarships and Awards
Sterling Scholars
Presidential Academic Scholars & Awards
Synergy Awards_Jason Beardall, Margin Giles, Josh Gardner, and Brooke Simpson
PTO Service Award_Kami Ashton
Valedictorian (Erin Caswell), Salutatorian (Selendra Lewis) Awards

Monday evening, May 15, the SHS auditorium was filled with parents, grandparents, and community members honoring and awarding the amazing academic accomplishments of our 2017 Senior Class.

Many scholarship committee members expressed how they were "extremely impressed" with the quality of this year's scholarship candidates.

End of Year Clearance

The clearance process for graduation and yearbooks will start this week. Senior graduation clearance will start this Wednesday, and sophomore / junior yearbook clearance will start this Thursday. Please see the attached document for the details.

Lady Red Devils swat down the Wasps

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On Tuesday, May 9, Springville High Lady Red Devils hosted the Wasatch Wasps ending in a big Red Devil victory, 12-4.  Mary Fredrickson hit two home runs to lead Springville past Wasatch.

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

SHS Senior Amber Fregoso featured on Nebo's Indian Education website

by Brenda Beyal

Amber Fregoso is one of our fantastic seniors from Springville High School. She is Lakota/Mexican. Her friends and family would say that she is shy when you first meet her but don’t be misled, because once she gets to know you and you get to know her, you will say she is outgoing, loud and joyful.  She is also very caring and has a way of knowing if someone is having a hard time. In her free time she likes to relax with a good movie or just taking a nap.  She also like sitting outside and listening to music. Her music tastes vary from modern music to classical, especially piano pieces. You might find Amber watching Bob’s Burgers on Netflix and enjoying some fettuccine alfredo, a good salad and steak.  Those are her favorite foods.

See the full story at:

Debbie Allred receives Crystal Apple Award

photo by Josh Ornelas & Erin Call, SHS News Photographers

On Tuesday, May 9, Mrs. Debbie Allred, English Teacher and Dance Company Adviser, received the Crystal Apple award for teaching excellence.  Each year Horace Mann and Nebo Education Association sponsor the award.  Recipients are nominated from their teaching peers.  Allred will retire at the end of this year.

Events for the Week of May 8, 2017


Monday, May 8:
(1:45pm) Double Detention Service Project, cafeteria
(3:30pm) Softball vs Wasatch (sophomores)
(5-8pm) PowderPuff Football
(8pm) Cheer Parent Meeting, cafeteria

Tuesday, May 9:
(7am) Faculty Meeting
(3:30pm) Softball vs Wasatch
(3:30pm) Baseball vs Tooele
(4pm) Boys’ Soccer vs Maple Mountain
(6pm) Girls’ Soccer Parent Meeting, cafeteria

Wednesday, May 10:
Region 8 Track Championships @ MMHS
(3pm) School Community Council
(5-8pm) PowderPuff Football
(6pm) Football Parent Meeting

Thursday, May 11:
Region 8 Track Championships @ MMHS
Tennis Region 8 Championships @ SHHS/SFHS
Graduation Credit Deadline
(4pm) Softball vs Spanish Fork
(4pm) Boys’ Soccer @ Salem Hills
(6pm) FFA Closing Social
(7pm) Student Government Service Dance

Friday, May 12:
Tennis Region 8 Championships @ SHHS/SFHS
(7:30am) State Choir @ U of U
(8pm) PowderPuff Football Championships

Saturday, May 13:

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

SHS English Teacher is a published poet

Springville High English Teacher Joanna Ellsworth will have a poem published called "Dissociative Memory" by Southern Quill which is a literary journal that publishes short creative works and is run out of Dixie State University. The poem is dedicated to her father, who passed away a few ago, and it meditates on how, when we lose a loved one, we sometimes have difficulty recalling them in their entirety. In her father's case, Ellsworth became fixated on his hands, which manifests in the poem. 

This is not the only poem that Ellsworth has had published.  This past fall she had a poem published with Inscape, which is BYU's literary magazine. The poem Ellsworth published is called "While Chewing, They Seemed Grateful." It is a surrealist piece. 

Link to the digital version of the poem: 

Ellsworth has other literary works that have been published including several other poems, a short story, and a few essays on literary criticism.  Springville High is proud of Ellsworth’s accomplishments and her positive role model to students.

Tristan McAfee wins bronze medal for her art work

by Jordan Goff and Alex Farrell, SHS News Writers

Springville High Junior Tristan McAfee competed on April 22 at the ASL State Competition and won the 3rd Place bronze medal for her acrylic art work.

The theme of her art was language. Her inspiration came from a deaf artist named Chuck Baird. McAfee created the art work just for the competition; she thinks it was the best piece she has ever done. She has been creating this kind of art for a long time.

The competition was hosted at Herriman High School with many other schools in the region.

ASL senior wins bronze at state competition

by Lynn Brereton, SHS News Writer

Senior Nicole Metler competed at the ASL State Competition on April 22 and brought home the 3rd Place bronze medal for her “Same Hand Shape Story.”  Metler decide to do her sign story about wartime. Metler had to create a story using up to three hand shapes. Not to be confused with hand signs, ha and shape is either “open hand” or “closed hand,” which can have many different signs.

This competition was hosted at Herriman High School with many other schools in the region. Metler practiced for two to three weeks to prepare for this competition. Metler’s favorite part of the competition was being on stage in front of everyone and the whole audience silent sign language clapping instead of traditional clapping.

She’s a poet and now she knows it

by Josh Ornelas: SHS News Writer

Springville High Sophomore Monet Jorgenson loves writing and she has found that she has a real talent for it.  Recently, Jorgenson had one of her poems published on the DSU Southern Quill.  She said that it was about “celestial spoonfulls.”  When asked what inspired her.  She responded, “Just space, and the stars.”

She’s proud of how her poem turned out.  However, this wasn’t her first publication, it was her third!

“It’s pretty cool to see my poems getting published.  It’s just been really fun, and I love writing and I plan on continuing to write more poems and hopefully get more published,” said Jorgenson.