Monica Giffing selected as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador

by Alex Farrell and Micaela Morgan, SHS News Writers
Mrs. Monica Giffing

Monica Giffing was selected to attend the 2015 National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy. This program is sponsored by DuPont and managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).

Mrs. Giffing will be attending a week long academy in Chestertown, Maryland, and then will share her knowledge to other teachers in Utah and across the nation. She will be presenting at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, in October as well as at the NAAE Convention in New Orleans in November.  Mrs. Gififng is most excited about being able to bring this knowledge back to her own classroom.

Springville High is proud of Giffing’s accomplishments.

Lady Red Devils shutout the Skyhawks

photos by Mark Spencer
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On Thursday, March 19, Springville Lady Red Devil softball hosted region game against the Salem Hills Skyhawks, winning 3-0.

The Lady Red Devils did all the scoring in the third inning and Kaycie Jensen earned the win as Springville escaped with a region victory.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Red Devil Boys Tennis Team

photos by Mark Spencer
Sam Hansen
Tyson Galbraith
Jackson Murphy
Austin Galbraith
Max Nadauld
Kevin Hatch
Sam Hansen

Springville High’s Boys Varsity Tennis team includes the following:   In singles first position Tyson Galbraith, second position Austin Galbraith, and third position Sam Hansen.  In Doubles first position Max Nadauld and Jackson Murphy; and, in second position, Hunter Rodgers and Jacob Rodgers.

Red Devil Boys JV Tennis team includes the following:  In singles first position Cole Monson, in second position Wesley White, in third position Stone Harding, and in forth position Matt Dwiggins.  In Doubles first position Dillon and Kevin Hatch, in second position Kaden Korth and Kaden Brooks, in third position Garrett Lindsey and Braxton Geary, in forth position Cole Porter and Cortez Nelson, and in fifth Position Ethan Bird and Bailey Bird.

Boys Tennis Team Members:   Bailey Bird, Kaden Brooks, Matt Dwiggins, Austin Galbraith, Tyson Galbraith, Braxton Geary, Sam Hansen, Stone Harding, Kevin Hatch, Kayden Korth, Garrett Lindsey, Jackson Murphy, Maxwell Nadauld, Cortez Nelson, Cole Porter, Hunter Rogers, Jacob Rogers, and Wesley White

Introducing Red Devil Baseball

by Alec Clements, Head Coach (photo by Lou Crandall)
Red Devil Baseball

Springville High Red Devil baseball is in full swing; 7-5 for the season and 1-1 in region.  Our Red Devils started region play this week against Salem Hills, who we played against in the Championship game at the Snow Canyon Tournament. 

Varsity Team:   Parker Johnston, Travis Mosley, Chandler Cloward, Colby Hartman, Tanner Pererro, Scott Averett, Clayton Snyder, Zach Hales, Parker Riggs, Jansten Thorpe, Ricardo Garrido, Adam Rodriguez, Ryan Jenkins, and Matt Peterson

JV Team:  Tanner Pererro, Scott Averett, Clayton Snyder, Zach Hales, Parker Riggs, Jansten Thorpe, Ricardo Garrido, Ryan Jenkins, Matt Peterson, Adam Rodriguez, Jaxon Child, Devin Vest, Charlie Fry, and Tyler Killian

Sophomore Team:  Ryan Jenkins, Tyler Killian, Taylor Christensen, Pete Griggs, Devin Vest, Charlie Fry, Jaxon Child, and Jansten Thorpe

*photo by Lou Crandall

All State Art Exhibit

photos by Jonathan Haws, SHS News Photographer

Springville High students Rachelle Woodard, Katya Fullma, Cole Udall, and Michelle Clyde all had their art work displayed at the All-State Art Exhibit which was displayed last month at our Springville Art Museum.  Congratulations to these young and talented Red Devil artists.

Jane Austen Celebration and Party at SHS

by Cameron Church and Taylor Johnson, SHS News Writers
Hannah Larson

The AP Literature students at Springville High completed reading some of Jane Austen’s novels and celebrated with a party.  The purpose of the party was to introduce to students the Jane Austen historical time period setting and to hold an “in school” field trip.  

A total of 55 students participated, including dressing up in costumes.  The requirement to attend the party was to dress up and bring your own tea cup.  Students had an assignment to write down the description of what they wearing and explain the story behind the tea cup that they brought with them.  Instead of having tea, students sipped hot chocolate.   

Food such as like British scones, soup, salad, desserts, and pastries were served. The students also learned a traditional dance from the historical time period.  Students played different kinds of games like “The WHIST game,” charades, and Jane Austen BINGO.  AP Literature teachers at SHS have sponsored the Jane Austen party for the past three years, but this year’s party was by far the best yet.

Taylor Ewing, one the students that attended the party said she had made her own dress and had fun making it as well.  She brought her grandpa’s tea cup and explained a story behind it.  

“I enjoyed yummy food like the white velvet soup that my teacher made, and I had lots and lots of fun at the party!  I love Jane Austen books and my favorite is Pride and Prejudice,” said Ewing.

Girls Golf Team

by Brett Miller, Head Coach

The Springville High Girls Golf Team had their first meet on March 25 at Fox Hollow in American Fork.  Lydia Austin, Jessey Simons, Abby Crandall, Claire Davis, Savannah Simmons, and Samantha Sorenson played nine holes in the cold and wind but ended up finishing in third place.  Lydia finished second individually, and Jessey, a ninth grader from SJHS, finished and tied for sixth.  It was a good start for our Lady Red Devils. 

Team members:   Lydia Austin, Jessey Simons, Savannah Simmons, Samantha Sorenson, Alyssa Bird, Abby Crandall, Claire Davis, Claire Bunnell, Abby Anderson, Emily Bird, Emilee Cutler, Lauren Sweat, Nicole Sisk, Mariah Ashcraft, Kaleia Smaldone, Carlie Maughan, and Lauren Pickering

Knowledge Bowl, Battle of the Brains

by Carey White, SHS News Adviser

On Friday, March 27, two teams went head-to-head at the Knowledge Bowl Finals.  At the end of a very close round, the team that consisted of Cassidy Erickson, Miles Anderson, Jacob Mortensen, and Jackie Gutierrez.

Runner-up team consisted of:  Tanner Hunt, Adam Wight, Shelby Sundquist, Isaac Gomez, and Keely Thompson.

The Knowledge Bowl happens each year at Springville High the first week of term 4. Teams consisting of 4-5 students each compete against each other in 50 question rounds until there are only two teams left. Then the two teams left compete in a 100 question round for the whole school and the team that wins gets a trophy and each team member receives $25.

FFA State Convention

by Laura Hutchings and Teyler Hone, SHS News Writers
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Andalyn Hall and Lacey Hjorth Present Deep-in-the-Heart Scholarship
Alexis Wise recieving State degree
Andalyn Hall receives Proficiency award in Wildlife Management
Andalyn Hall, State Officer Canadite Introduces herself
Andalyn Hall
Caitlin Dinkel
Christina Nolasco, State President, Former Springville FFA Member
group photo
Katelynn Axford receives State Degree
Katelynn Axford represents Springville to recieve superior chapter award
Lacey Hjorth
Laura Hutchings
Timothy Killpack receives Star State Greenhand in Agribusiness

At the 2015 Utah FFA State Convention, Springville High students received various top awards including talent, proficiency, and state degrees.   Eight seniors received State Degrees along with a Star State Greenhand in Agribusness Award received by Tim Killpack because of his hard work in the  FFA garden.

At state convention, Springville FFA hosted the “Hypno Hick” and raised over $2000 and used that money to sponsor three different scholarships for FFA members across the state. These recipients we nominated by their FFA advisor. SHS Leslie Lifferth was awarded a $700 scholarship from this event.

Andalyn Hall was a state officer candidate who interviewed and was involved in several activities in running for state officer.  Andalyn also received the State winning proficiency award for her dedication and project in Wildlife Management. Our Utah FFA President  for 2014-2015 and SHS graduate Cristina Nolasco gave her retiring address on Saturday and advised us all to “open the gate to agriculture and be who we want to be.” 

The FFA officer performed a dance to “I’m Farming and I Grow It!” those who performed were Laura Hutchings, Kelty Cope, Katelynn Axford, Emily Robinson, Lacey Hjorth, Allissia Rome, Cally Bradshaw, and Caitlin Dinkel who also played the guitar and sang in front of nearly 1800 FFA members.

FFA members who received recognition to the FFA program and agriculture over the past 3 years also received their State FFA Degree – the highest degree possible in Utah were Laura Hutchings, Caitlin Dinkel, Katelynn Axford, Lacey Hjorth, Leslie Lifferith, Alexis Wise, and Andalyn Hall.


Donkey Basketball

by Caitlin Dinkel, FFA Reporter

On Wednesday, March 18, Springville FFA brought their own twist to March madness by hosting the annual Donkey Basketball game. Three separate games were played in the high school gym. The first game was between SHS teachers and current SHS seniors. The students won and advanced to the finals. The second game was Springville Police vs Springville Fire Department. The police triumphed and were victorious against the students in the final game. They secured the trophy for the second year in a row.