School Events for Mar 7-11


Monday March 7th:

  • Softball vs American Fork

Tuesday March 8th:

  • Blood Drive in the auditorium

  • Student Council Election Meeting 10:51 a.m.

  • Softball @ Lehi

  • Baseball vs Carbon

  • Spring Band Concert 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday March 9th:

  • Region Winds and Percussion @ MMHS

  • Soccer vs Delta

Thursday March 10th:

  • FFA Convention

  • Spirit Bowl 9 a.m.

  • Softball @ Desert Hills

Friday March 11th:

  • FFA Convention

  • Softball @ St. George

  • Baseball @ Mountain View

  • Soccer @ Provo

  • Festival Choir Concert 7:30-9 p.m.

Much Ado Aboot Nothing, eh?

SHS Spring Play, photos by Kallie Powell, SHS News Photographer
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Much Ado Aboot Nothing, eh? is a recreation of a William Shakespeare play, which is set in Messina, Canada.  The story begins with everyone visiting Leonato’s cabin, with Hero and Claudio falling in love at first sight.  The villain Dawn John attempts to thwart Hero’s and Claudio’s love which nearly succeeds.  At the same time Don Pedro is attempting to make Benedick and Beatrice fall in love.  Dawn John makes it seem like Hero has been unfaithful in order to thwart the wedding.

Friar the priest helps fake Hero’s death while he investigates whether the claim of unfaithfulness is true.  Friar gets the watch to interrogate several of Dawn John’s henchmen and finds out that Hero was not unfaithful.  Leonato blames the accusations of unfaithfulness on Don Pedro and Claudio.  Claudio goes to Hero’s grave to pay penance, Hero looks on.

Many Modern day Shakespeare plays are “re-located” to somewhere others than the original setting.  Shakespeare loves to add a little drama to his comedy and a little comedy to his drama.

Some of the male roles are being played by female actors.  But the names are kept the same for clarity.

Canucks (Cast)
Don Pedro (The prince), played by Kaden Nissen
Dawn John (His evil sister), played by Gabrielle Hawker
Claudio (The prince’s best bud), played by Jonah Schmitz
Benedick (A funny guy), played by Robert Steed
Leonato (Owner of the cabin), played by Sally Wells
Antonio (Leo’s sister), played by Tristan McAfee
Borachio (A henchman), played by Brady Dolan
Conrade (A henchman), played by Lauren Lyons
Dogberry (Head of the watch), played by Gray Burton
Verges (Old watchman), played by Kyle Paynter
Friar Francis (A priest, available for weddings), played by Joe Gibb
Hero (Leonato’s pretty daughter), played by Rebecca Nissen
Beatrice (Hero’s cousin), played by Becca Hammond
Margaret (Hero’s Friend), played by Brynn Allred
Ursula (Hero’s Friend), played by Heather Woolf
Understudy (A rarity), played by Natalie Stevenson

Weston Murdock, Malie Niu, Zoe Dalley

Tech-ehs (Techies)
Christian Cragun
Stage Manager:
Rachel Baltes
Set Design:
Carson Nielsen, Ethan Beach
Set Construction:
Carson Nielsen, Ethan Beach, Maddie Burns, and Mr. Cragun’s Tech Class
Canadian Consultant:
Ashlyn Allred
Madie Burns, Gray Burton
Carson Nielsen, Chelsey Pinney
Running Crew:
Chandler Packer
Shey Buhler, DeeDee Draper, Brady Dolan
Poster Design:
Luann Hawker
Moose Construction?
Rachel Baltes, Brady Dolan

SHS Debate Team Placed 3rd in Region

by Amy Anderson, Debate Adviser and Coach

Solo placements:  Tyler Wright took first in the Impromptu Category; Wesley Keetch was 3rd in National Extempt, Jed Barker was 6th; Gregory Reinhardt was 9th in Student Congress; Kaylee Middlebrook and Mckay Muhlestein were 6th in Public Forum; Brooke Critchfield and Jacob Rogers were 9th in Public Forum.

Tyler, Jed, Wesley, and Rex Wilde are return debaters but the rest of our team are new to the class which makes this win even more eventful. 

“It is difficult to build up a debate team from scratch and I admire their grit to try something that is as challenging as debate,” said Ms. Amy Anderson, SHS Debate Teacher and Coach.


Front Row:  Jacob Rogers, Robert Steed, Kaylee Middlebrook, Kyle Paynter

Back:  Brooke Critchfield, Kazdin Lewis, Wesley Keetch, Rex Wilde, Mckay Muhlstein, Tyler Wright, Noah Hart, Jed Barker, Jonah Allen, Gregory Reinhardt, Beau Barker, Rafael Gonzalez, and Rakkel Speers

Lady Red Devils finish season in 2nd place after state championship game

photos by Mark Spencer

Bountiful secured its first girls state championship since 2001 with a 63-42 win over Springville on Saturday, February 27.  Bountiful’s Kennedy Redding led the way with a game-high 28 points and 21 rebounds for the Braves.  Springville’s Lydia Austin had 14 points with Savannah Sumsion adding 12 points in the loss.

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Brandon Gurney
Published: Saturday, Feb. 27 2016

Two Lady Red Devils honored on All-tournament team

photos by Mark Spencer

During the 4A Championship game last Saturday, two Springville High players were named 4A All-tournament team:  Lydia Austin and Savannah Sumsion

4A tournament MVP: Kennedy Redding, Bountiful

4A All-tournament team:

-Jaimee Stahle, Bountiful

-Lydia Austin, Springville

-Savannah Sumsion, Springville

-Lauren Gustin, Salem Hills

-Kemery Martin, Alta

Springville etches victory; launched into championship

photos by Mark Spencer
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The second-ranked Lady Red Devils came back from a 15-point deficit to edge the top-ranked Alta in the 4A semifinals, 50-49.  The win means Springville will face third-ranked Bountiful in the championship game.   Game played at Salt Lake Community College on Friday, February 26.

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Amy Donaldson
Published: Friday, Feb. 26 2016

Lady Red Devils decisive quarterfinal win

photos by Mark Spencer

On Wednesday, February 24, Springville’s varsity girls’ basketball was victorious against Judge Memorial, 57-46, at Salt Lake Community College in state quarterfinal play, advancing the Lady Red Devils to the semifinals in which they will face Alta on Friday, February 26.

Junior Cheyanne Brown was called off the bench to defend the Bulldog’s center and stepped up to challenge to contribute to the win.  Lydia Austin led with 20 points, Ali Monson added 10 points, and Savannah Sumsion had a big rebound night, catching 13.  

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Amy Donaldson
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 24 2016 6:15 p.m. MST

Springville advances to state quarterfinals

photos by Mark Spencer

After Timpanogos cut its deficit to just three points with four minutes remaining, Springville’s Lady Red Devils came alive and outscored the visitors by 12 in the final minutes to double up the Timberwolves 18-6 in the fourth and secure the first-round victory, 65-50.   Lydia Austin led all scorers with 22 points and Olivia Park added 13 to lock down the win.  Angel Tuisavura led the Lady Timberwolves with 19 points.   Game played on Monday, February 22.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Ryan Love
Published: Monday, Feb. 22 2016 10:50 p.m. MST

School Events for Feb 29-Mar 5

 Monday February 29th:

  • Spring sports tryouts

  • Last night for the school play "Much Ado About Nothing"

Tuesday March 1st:

  • ACT test for Juniors, check the lists all around the school

  • Civics test for Seniors in the library

  • Sophomore will not attend school

  • Faculty meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 2nd:

  • Region 8 Vocals at SHHS

Thursday March 3rd:

  • Beginning of Choir Tour

Friday March 4th:

  • Choir Tour

Saturday March 5th:

  • Choir Tour


Springville FFA receives grant from Tractor Supply

by: Avarie Peterson, FFA Officer

On August 29 Springville FFA received a grant from Tractor Supply Company. The company gave Springville FFA $700.  The money will be used for mentoring special needs children raising pigs this year. Springville FFA received the money because they did a work day, helping with workshops. They made butter and told stories to children.  They also demonstrated to the children how to be safe on the farm when working around equipment.  It was a good experience for the FFA club to help children and teach them about agriculture.