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
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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.


Window on the Workplace

by Brad Northcutt, Work-based Learning Coordinator
Cheree Alsop

On Thursday, March 12, Springville High School was excited to host young adult author Cheree Alsop.  Ms. Alsop is the author of 22 books, most notably the Werewolf Academy series and the Silver Series.  She spoke to a crowd of about 75 students in the little theater about growing up in Delta, Utah.  With quite a bit of free time, she spent much time in the library and fell in love with books and the faraway and exotic locales to which they took her.  This led her to ultimately being a writer.  Today she is a full time mom and part-time author, and loves creating books for teens.

Window on the Workplace is sponsored by Springville High’s Work-based Learning/Internship Program.  For more information contact Mr. Brad Northcutt or Ms. Anna Tuttle, Work-based Learning Coordinators.

HOSA students take 1st Place

by Sterling Wadley, HOSA Adviser
Mr. Wadley, Tyler Wright, and Elissa Coral

Springville High students attended and competed at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference at the Davis Convention Center in Layton on Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20.  Three students out of the seven who attended placed in their respective competitions:

Tyler Wright and Elissa Coral (a team) took first place in CPR/First Aid.  They took a written test to qualify for the second round which was a practical in which they were given a life-saving scenario and were judged on how well they performed.  They are now qualified to compete at the National HOSA Conference which will be held in Anaheim, California, June 24-27.

Seanne Hiatt took 4th Place in Epidemiology.  This was a written test in which students are tested on their knowledge of how diseases are spread.

There were 1,500 students attending the conference from almost every high school in the state as well as all the Applied Technology Centers.  Placing in the top ten is a real achievement -- taking first place is outstanding!

Congratulations to these three remarkable students and good luck to Tyler and Elissa when they compete at nationals.

pictured from left to right:  Mr. Wadley, Tyler Wright, and Elissa Coral

Key Club holds the Key to Red Devil Pride

by Tara Hall, Key Club Adviser, edited by Chris Luther & Francesca Rotolo, SHS News Writers

Each year, our SHS Key Club carries out four community service projects for the city of Springville.  For first quarter, the key club organizes and hosts a 5k to help raise money for the Springville City's Sub-for-Santa efforts. 

Second quarter, they arrange a food drive and collect nonperishable goods from around the community as well as shop for sub-for-Santa families.

For this year’s third quarter, the students have chosen to adopt the Springville High basement and indoor track as their project to help “put up some school spirit” in an effort to clean and brighten up an area of the school that is a little dark, dreary, and even a little scary for some.

For the last quarter of the semester, the Key Club assists with Art City Days.  The students help run Kiwanis' Scone Booth by making and selling scones.  All the proceeds from the scones go to the Sub-for-Santa program held right in Springville. They also help run some of the stations at the Children's Art Fest at the museum, students face paint station and balloon sculpt, which are two of the most popular stations to visit for most festival goers.

The most impacting project that the Key Club has completed has been re-painting the downstairs track. Lots of hard work and dedication was put into this task.  The students scrubbed the walls, swept the track, touched up paint, re-painted old, dirty walls; and, lastly, designed and transplanted school logos and other school spirit art work on the walls. Key Clubbers painted an "SHS" logo in red and white on the landing in addition to "We are SPRINGVILLE" on the opposite wall with a Red Devil pitch fork. "Bring the Heat" framed by some flames were placed at the end of the track to hopefully motivate track-users to give it their best effort as they exercise.  A blue race stripe was painted on the back wall, and the door and window framing of the Circuit room is planned to be painted red instead of brown. Our wonderful SHS Key Club has really worked hard to make the downstairs a more inviting place.

Springville High School plans to continue the tradition of "Remembering the RED" (started by the seniors of 2015) by allowing Springville seniors to come down and dip their hand in red paint; placing their handprint on the north wall will be a symbolic metaphor of leaving their mark at SHS.

“It really has allowed the students to take ownership, accountability and even pride in their school building and atmosphere,” said Tara Hall, Key Club Adviser.

Springville’s ProStart, Culinary Arts take 1st Place in State Competition

by Hannah Keller, ProStart Adviser
SHS ProStart team wins State

On Tuesday, March 17, five Springville High Senior girls competed in the State ProStart Culinary Arts Competition.  Springville placed first in state at will be advancing to the national competition. They went head to head against nine other top teams in the state including Cedar City, Springville, Provo, Westlake, Tooele, West, Murray, Clearfield, Bonneville, and Northridge High Schools.  Our students practiced over a hundred times, sacrificing their free time, weekends, and holidays to prepare for the ProStart culinary competition. 

"We want to do our best to represent Utah at the National Invitational in Anaheim, California, and are very grateful for the opportunity," said Mrs. Keller.  

Our team members include an “all girl” team of Sunni Holmberg (Team Captain), Hailey Seegmiller, Lauren Ostler, Traci Haupt, and Claire Hatch (Alternate).