SHS Agriculture Teacher Wins Top Award

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Mrs. Monica Giffing

Mrs. Monica Giffing, Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Adviser at Springville High School, was selected as Utah's Agriculture Outstanding Agriculture Teacher Award. Members of Utah Association of Agricultural Educators (UAAE) selected Giffing.  These members are at the pinnacle of their profession and conduct the highest quality agricultural education programs in the state. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness, and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.

Giffing was recognized for her commitment to student success, innovative teaching strategies, and program growth. She will represent Utah’s Agricultural teachers at a regional level with the hopes to compete nationally in December at the National Association of Agricultural Teachers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Latinos in Action Serve Springville Library

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Latinos in Action

Springville High’s LIA club (Latinos in Action) volunteered recently at the Springville Library in the Spanish Book Carnival program. 

“It was great to have the LIA kids volunteer for our Spanish Book Carnival; we couldn't have done it without them,” said Dan Sullivan, Springville Library Spanish Services Librarian.

Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 Named

photo by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013

Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013.

Class of 2013 Co-Salutatorians Named

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Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013

Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.

Over $2,124,013 in Scholarships Awarded to SHS Seniors

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2013 SHS Sterling Scholars.JPG
Art City Royalty, awarded to Kristi Hatch.JPG
Brandon Curtis Forever Strong Scholarships (awarded to Aaron Brown, Holly Sumsion, Payton Thorpe).JPG
Brigham Young University Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Brittanye Messerly receives the Carl & Margaret Karcher Foundation Scholarship.JPG
Class of 1945 Scholarship (Jantzen Dalley & Natalie Sanchez).JPG
College Athletic Scholarships.JPG
Colton Carroll receives Deep in the Heart of Utah FFA Scholarship.JPG
Connor Hullinger, U of U ROTC, Marines.JPG
CTE Pathways Award Recipients.JPG
CTE Scholarship (Jaden Young).JPG
Dixie State Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013.JPG
FFA Scholarships (Ashly Endicott, Christina Nolasco, and Amberley Bradford.JPG
Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.JPG
Heidi Colborn receives Art Institute of SLC Scholarship.JPG
Holly Sumion, Family & Consumer Science Scholarship Recipient.JPG
Jaden Young receives MATC CTE Scholarship.JPG
Jiffy Lube, What Drives You, Scholarship (Shaylee Dixon).JPG
Jordan Staheli receives Pope Scholarship.JPG
Karac Ashcraft (Southern Virginia Univ Scholarship).JPG
Keys to Success Scholarship, Nikki Vance.JPG
Latinos in Action Senior Medallions, Christian Hernandez and Paola Correa.JPG
Live wElle Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Maddie Patton, Grant & Genevieva Scholarship.JPG
Mallory Longhurst, Music for Life Scholarship.JPG
Max Knight, Springville Kiwanis Scholarship (awarded to Aaron Brown).JPG
Military Award of Scholastic Excellence (Elizabeth Elliott & Kristie Hatch).JPG
Military Awards (Connor Hullinger, Ripley Tew, Ryan Cloward, Darryl Barnes).JPG
Nebo Credit Union Scholarship, Jacob Simmons.JPG
Nebo School District Athletic Award of Excellence (Mindy Stapel, Malia Nawahine, Bradley Kitchen) .JPG
Patricia Kauffman Scholarship Recipients (Jacob Simmons, Brooke Caswell, Elizabeth Elliott).JPG
Payton Seamons, Max & Kolene Knight Scholarship Recipient.JPG
Payton Seamons, Pacific Horizon Credit Union Scholarship.JPG
Presidential Academic Achievement (28+ ACT).JPG
Presidential Academic Achievement (24+ ACT).JPG
Principal's Scholarship recipient Stephen Nelson.JPG
Prostart Award of Excellence (Holly Sumsion).JPG
PTO Scholarships (Heather Killpack & Brooke Caswell).JPG
PTSO Award Recipeint, Sarah Hansen.JPG
Ray Newbury Scholarship awarded to Coleby Brewer.JPG
Regents' Scholarship Winners.JPG
Ryan Hales, Security Service Federal Credit Union.JPG
Senior 4.0 Award.JPG
SHS Alumni Scholarship Recipients.JPG
SHS Outstanding Dedication in Athletics (Malia Nawahine, Hannah Packard, Payton Thorpe, Bradley Kitchen).JPG
Snow College Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Springville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients (Trevon Galbraith & Codie Zamora).JPG
SUU (Southern Utah University) Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Synergy Award (Steve Murdock, Angie Meacham, Rebekah McClain).JPG
University of Utah Scholarship Recipients.JPG
USU Eastern Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Utah State University Scholarship Recipients.JPG
UVU Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Wallace & Diane Carr Scholarships (Mitch Murray & Brandon Wolf).JPG
Weber State Scholarship Recipients.JPG

On Tuesday evening, May 14, Springville High Seniors were honored for their academic, athletic, service, and leadership accomplishments at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Sewing Teacher at Springville High Retires

By Tayli Smallcomb and Aaron Brown, SHS Staff Writers
Mrs. Ann Penrod

Mrs. Ann Penrod has been teaching at Springville High School for 22 years. Before Springville, she taught in Alpine School District. This year she will retire. She has taught clothing, sewing, foods, adult roles, and child development.

She is married to the Principal of Mapleton Mountain High School, has five children, and twelve grandchildren. After retirement, she plans to play with her grandchildren. Her most memorable experience when teaching was when she taught all of her children and one of her granddaughters.

 “We have the nicest students,” Penrod says.  Mrs. Penrod will miss many aspects of Springville High School, but most important she says she will miss the students.

 “I just love Springville High School, it’s the best,” said Penrod.

Retiring SHS Teacher, Mrs. Sue Davis

By: Paige Davis, SHS Staff Writer
Mrs. Sue Davis

Mrs. Sue Davis has been teaching a total of thirty four years, three of which were spent at Springville High.  She has taught all levels of English – sophomore to senior, honors classes, A.P. Language and Creative Writing.  After her retirement she plans to write, travel, garden, and live on Lopez Island and watch the sea. 

Davis is married with two daughters-- Camelia who is twenty five and Olivia who is nineteen.  What she will miss most at Springville High is her students and the English Department.  She feels as Thoreau did when he wrote “… it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and I could not spare any more time for this one.” Namaste, S.H.S!

SHS Orchestra Teacher wins top award

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Dr. Tsugawa

Congratulations to Sam Tsugawa, recipient of the 2013 Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education.  The Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Foundation will honor Dr. Tsugawa, six other music educators, and other accomplished arts educators from around Utah at a banquet on Tuesday, May 21.  Each award recipient will receive a $2500 grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to be used in their respective arts programs.  

Mike Brown, principal of Springville High School, and other colleagues who nominated Dr. Tsugawa for the Sorenson Legacy Award wrote, “Dr. Tsugawa is a respected advocate for the arts.”  His involvement as a public school music educator, teacher mentor, and senior adult music advocate is “evidence of the lasting legacy of music education experiences Dr. Tsugawa has imparted for his students, his profession, and the community.  His contributions to music teaching and learning will ensure a tradition of quality music education for generations.”  

Congratulations, Dr. Tsugawa!

Senior Sunset

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On Friday, May 10, Seniors celebrated the end of the year with an evening social.

SHS Talent Show

Jackson Averett and Erin Thomas
Annee and Brooke Lange
Ethan Knowlton and Cordon Farris
Caden Swenson
Cordon Farris
Men's Choir

On Friday, April 26, Springville High held it's annual student body talent show.  We have amazing talent at SHS!