Red Devils clip Skyhawk’s Wings

By: Laura Hutchings & Teyler Hone, SHS News Writers (photos by Mark Spencer)

Springville’s Hunter Davis brought 22 points to the game with 4 three pointers backed up by Andrew Slack with 11 points and Bennett Hullinger with 10 points and 1 three pointer.   Springville’s team had the hometown fans and student section standing and cheering loud for the Red Devils as the team played hard from start to finish; they left it all on the court with the win, 63-51, beating the Salem Hills Skyhawks.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Sterling Scholars Honored

by Shannon Acor

Springville High School Sterling Scholars were honored at last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Red Devil Wrestlers at State

by Tanner Gervais, Omar Garibay, and Amanda Lundquist (photos by Mark Spencer)
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This year Springville High was able to send three wrestlers to the state tournament, Tevin Nuttall, Leni Neiufi, and Trevor Kinross, an accomplishment they are very proud of.   All three wrestlers were excited and proud to represent Springville in the State tournament.

“Winning is my favorite part of wrestling,” said Leni Neiufi when asked why he wrestled “it just gives me something to do.”  But, when asked if he would continue wrestling after high school, he said, “No!  I actually plan on playing football for Snow College,” said Neiufi.  Even though he does not plan on pursuing wrestling, Neiufi was proud of his accomplishment of making it to the Wrestling State Tournament.

LAI raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

by Joel Rodriguez and Kiana Archibald, SHS News Writers
Mr. Binks get a pie

Latinos in Action worked with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this year to raise funds in an effort to continue the research for the cure of blood cancers. Latinos in Action ran a few activities during the month of February.  Students placed boxes around the school and classrooms for everyone to donate their change. LIA members also went around the parking lot after school and asked their peers to clean out their change from their vehicles. Sold “Valegrams” during lunch and finally put together a pie throwing event. The purpose of the pie throwing was to have students pay a few dollars to throw a pie at their "favorite" teachers. SUNROC allowed LIA to place some boxes by their cash registers so customers could donate their change. Beto's restaurant also provided LIA with the same opportunity.

Latinos in Action would like to thank everyone involved in this great cause.  Ivan Cardenas is the LAI Adviser.

Red Devil Varsity and Sophomore Boys Basketball

by Teyler Hone, Manager
SHS Varsity Basketball 2014-2015
SHS Sophomore Basketball 2014-2015

Varsity Team

Back right to left: Neilson Hullinger, Andrew Slack, Hunter Davis, Mitch Brotherson

Middle: Mason Sumsion, Kaleb Boyer, Zach Stocker, Mark Sumsion, Zach Gordon

Front: Bennett Hullinger, Josh Elison, Kade Hillstead, Daxton Poulsen

Sophomore Team

Back right to left: Mason Sumsion, Aiden Erickson, Mark Gallagher, Ben Schreiner, Jesse Hullinger

Front right to left: Sam Mele, Josh Elison, Seth Mortenson, Jackson Murphy

Head varsity coach Chris Kitchen has coached the team for the past 12 years.

Coach Kitchen said, “These boys are continually improving and work hard in practice as well as games. They really seem to listen to the assistant coaches along with myself, they work as a team and are much disciplined. Things that they really need to work on is to communicate on the court, calling screens and plays, etc.   We look forward to seeing the next season basketball players and how well they do. Thank you boys for this great season and good luck with all the other sports you do.”

FBLA students place in state competition

By Carey S. White, FBLA Adviser
Braden Ferrin, Jonathan Howes, Caleb Houtz
Hayden Diede wins $100 -- 1st Place Job Interview
Marcus Hansen and Hayden Diede
Hayden Diede
Jonathan Howes and Braden Ferrin, 4th Place, Computer Game Design

This week nine Springville Red Devils traveled and competed in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state competition.  

Winners include: 
Hayden Diede, 1st Place, Job Interview (Diede was awarded $100)
Jonathan Howes and Braden Ferrin, 4th Place, Computer Game Design
Marcus Hansen and Hayden Diede, 4th Place, Marketing
Jonathan Howes, Braden Ferrin, and Caleb Houtz, 6th Place, Network Design
Hayden Diede, 8th Place, Business Procedures

Chase Robertson and Hayden Diede, Finalists, Emerging Business Issues

Participants included:  Garrett Lopshire, Teddy Nemelka, Aaron Bird, Hayden Diede, Jonathan Howes, Caleb Houtz, Marcus Hansen, Braden Ferrin, and Chase Robertson.  Advisers include Anna Tuttle and Carey White.

Isaac Gomez wins Nebo District Chess Tournament

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Senior Isaac Gomez won the high school division chess tournament on Saturday, February 28, at the Cherry Creek Nebo District Chess Tournament.   Gomez won first place in the high school division after five rounds.  Over 200 students entered the tournament from elementary to high school levels.

“To be a good chess player, one needs to memorize many openings and stick to a plan.  If you don’t have a good beginning, you’re not going to have a good ending,” said Gomez, “The trick to winning is to predict your opponent’s plan better than they can.”

February Springville Mayor's Recognition Awards

by Shannon Acor
February Mayor Recognition Awards

The Mayor and City Council were pleased to recognize three exceptional students at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.  Sam Daybell, Sabrina Reyes and Roxie Chambers were honored with the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award. 

Springville Jr. High 7th grader Sam Daybell was nominated by Chris Busath who shared, “Sam is an outstanding citizen.  He is positive about school and is responsible and attentive.” 

Merit Academy 11th grader, Sabrina Reyes, was recognized for her dedication to her school’s Hope Squad and its suicide prevention efforts.  Her counselor, Scott Jenkins, appreciates her willingness to help whenever asked and is a strong leader at her school. 

Springville High School Junior, Roxie Chambers, is hard at work volunteering on the Springville Youth City Council.  YCC Coordinator, Kerry Oman, is grateful for Roxie’s service over the past two years.  He compliments her on being always positive and happy. 

Congratulations to these students for their decision to live positive lives!  Nominate a student in grades K-12 today at

Group photo:  Sam Daybell, Sabrina Reyes, Mayor Wilford Clyde, Roxie Chambers

Payton Acor crowned Sweetheart 2015

photo by Francesca Rotolo and Christopher Luther, SHS News Photographers
Sweethearts Royalty 2015

Payton Acor (Sweetheart), Jackie Gutierrez (1st Attendant), MaKell Wilson (2nd Attendant)

Sweethearts Assembly

photos by Francesca Rotolo and Christopher Luther, SHS News Photographers
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The first week of February was full of “sweetheart” competition, from corralling pigs to cake decorating to interviewing.  Each Springville High club nominated a female student to participate as a contestant in “Sweethearts.” 

During the Sweetheart’s assembly on Thursday, February 5, contestants auctioned off their cakes to the highest bidders in the crowd.  All proceeds will be donated to Sub-for-Santa in December.  Payton Acor was crowned “Sweetheart” with Jackie Gutierrez as 1st Attendant and MaKell Wilson as 2nd Attendant.  Springville FFA organized and sponsored Sweethearts week culminating with a formal dance on Saturday, February 7.

Sweetheart Contestants:
Jennifer Robinson (Drill Team), Rebekah Faber (Chinese Club), Lauren Ostler (ProStart), Emilee Christensen (STUDCO), Rebecca Morrison (NHS), Kallie Whitby (Hope Squad), Lauren Brinton (Choir), Elissa Coral (HOSA), Anenia Tuttle (FCCLA), Leslie Lifferth (FFA), Rylee Seamons (Cheer), MaKell Wilson (Dance Company), Jackie Gutierrez (LIA), Alana Richings (Drama Guild), Payton Acor (ASAP).