Lady Red Devils knock off local rival Golden Eagles

photos by Blanca Martinez, SHS News Photographer
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On Thursday, October 1, Springville High’s Lady Red Devil varsity volleyball team hosted local rival Maple Mountain Golden Eagles ending in a Red Devil victory, 3-1.

Amanda Schultz had 17 kills and 14 digs while Cassidy Bowers added 19 digs as Springville knocked off Maple Mountain in four sets. Courtney Mackay also contributed 36 assists while Carmen Payne had 13 digs for the home team. 

Mr. Brandon Arnold: Professional Film Maker

by Andrew Gallagher and Mason Kinney, SHS News Writers

Mr. Brandon Arnold is Springville High’s new animation teacher.  He also teaches digital media, audio production, and digital cinema at Nebo’s Advanced Learning Center.

His greatest accomplishments include making a feature-length film version of “Much Ado About Nothing” which premiered at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City and being lead guitarist in a thrash metal band.  Clearly, Arnold is a man of many talents.

Arnold attended San Francisco State University and Brigham Young University.  After his university education, he taught at East Hollywood High School in West Valley, Utah.  For a period of time he exclusively taught at the ALC.  He has taught for 11 years.

Arnold speaks on his vision of teaching, “There are lots of ways to teach kids critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, responsibility, creativity, leadership and confidence. I happen to like making movies and animation, so that’s what I use to teach them. It's fun to see what students come up with when they put their talents to work and learn new skills.”

Welcome to Springville High Mr. Brandon Arnold.

Fall Orchestra Concert

photos by Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographer
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On Wednesday, September 30, Springville High's superior-rated Orchestra performed for student body, parent, and community members.

Red Devils score big for homecoming

photos by Christian Jones and Maddie Burns, SHS News Photographers
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Springville’s varsity football team scored 21 points on Friday, September 25, in both the first quarter and the last quarter to easily beat visiting Uintah, 49-13.  Noah McCray was exceptional for the Red Devils as he rushed for two touchdowns.

Payton Kelepolo had 60 rushing yards, 10 carries, and 1 TD followed by Scott Averett with 39 yards, 5 carries, and 1 TD.

Red Devils Win First Annual UIAAA Invite

by Joshua Ornelas, SHS News Writer
Boys Varsity Team 1st Place
Girls Varsity Team 2nd Place
Ella Park (Fr)
Grant Gardner (Fr)
Haden Penrod (Jr)
Josh Ornelas (Jr)
Julie Sumsion (Jr)
Mariah Skinner (Fr)

The cross country team traveled to Spanish Fork to participate in the first annual UIAAA (Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Invitational on September 18.  The Lady Red Devils cross country team took second place, first in the 4A state division and region being led by Junior Julie Sumsion.  The Red Devil boys team ended up winning the meet led by Freshman sensation Grant Gardner.  This is the first time that the boys have won a meet in a long time and same goes for the girls.  The team had eight individual medalists; at least one top finisher per race.

The Medalists are as follows:

JV Frosh/Soph (Boys)
Adam Krieger (Fr) 5th
Devin Pancake (So) 6th

JV Frosh/Soph (Girls)
Natalya Love (Fr) 6th

JV Jr/Sr (Boys)
Kaden Nissen (Jr) 10th

JV Jr/Sr (Girls)
Megan Skinner (Jr) 2nd

Varsity Girls
Julie Sumsion (Jr) 2nd

Varsity Boys
Grant Gardner (Fr) 2nd
Haden Penrod (Jr) 11th  

The team has done exceptionally well this season and they are now ranked 1st in the region for boys and girls.  The athletes are having fun and they are excited to see how the rest of the season plays out for them.  The team’s next meet will be at the Nebo Invitational hosted by Maple Mountain High School which is going to be one of the biggest races Springville has run in this season.  This year has been a great year and this season has been one of the most successful in school history.  Keep it up Red Devils!

2015 Homecoming Royalty

photos by Mark Spencer
Queen - Julia Gonzales
Homecoming Royalty
1st Attendant - Lyndsie Jordan
2nd Attendant - Olivia Park
3rd Attendant - Jacqueline Bradford
4th Attendant - Ali Monson

Queen - Julia Gonzales
1st Attendant - Lyndsie Jordan
2nd Attendant - Olivia Park
3rd Attendant - Jacqueline Bradford
4th Attendant - Ali Monson

photos by Mark Spencer

School Events for Sept. 28-Oct. 2



Tuesday, September 29

  • FFA @ SUU

  • Volleyball @ SFHS at 3:30 p.m.

  • Meet the new wrestling coach at 7:00 p.m. in the Library

Wednesday, September 30

  • Fall orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October  1

  • Picture re-takes 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the auditorium

  • Tennis Region @ SFHS and MMHS

  • Volleyball vs. MMHS @ home at 3:30 p.m.

  • Soccer vs. SHHS @ home at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 2

  • Tennis Region @ SFHS and MMHS

  • Volleyball @ Bingham tournament

  • Cross Country @ Cedar Invite

  • Football @ Wasatch at 7:00 p.m.

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Staying in the Springville Family

by Madison Burns and Gradin Burns, SHS News Writers
Tiffanie Miley

Springville High has a new assistant principal, Ms. Tiffanie Miley. Miley taught English at Springville Jr. High School for 14 years, and she spent the last two years as their assistant principal. This year she joined the Red Devil staff here at Springville High school.

Miley said, “Springville High was my first choice. I am so happy to be at Springville High, in the community that I have come to know and love over the years. I feel very blessed!”

As a teacher, Miley taught English, Journalism, Reading for Enjoyment, and Creative Writing. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students learn and grow.  She says that the thing she misses most about not teaching is not seeing the same groups of students each day and getting to know them.  She also said that she loves seeing former students around Springville High.

When she was in school, Miley worked for a florist delivering flowers and in a bookstore.  It’s no secret that Miley loves to read.

Miley grew up in California and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Teaching from Brigham Young University, Master’s degree in Teacher Education also from Brigham Young University, and Administrative Certificate from Southern Utah University.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated and caring administrator here at Springville High.