On Thursday, February 16, Springville High’s journalism class attended the Deseret News/UVU Review Journalism Conference and competition at Utah Valley University. Junior Mckenzie Prothero received a $1,000 scholarship for her 1st place finish in the best photos category. Senior Justin Coplan was awarded 2nd place for best feature story.
All of Springville High’s journalism students entered the competition including Hyrum Atkinson, Jason Averett, Shayne Bailey, Aaron Brown, Justin Coplan, John Garfield, Raymond Jablonsky, Jacob Malone, McKenna Nuzman, Mckenzie Prothero, Whitney Richmond, Shane Roberts, Peter Scott, Tayli Smallcomb, Shayla Tanner, Haylee Tischner, and Rosalee Walker. Their adviser is Carey White.
Pictured in photo (left to right): Jacob Malone, Rose Walker, Peter Scott, Hyrum Atkinson, Jason Averett, Shane Roberts, Mckenzie Prothero, Whitney Richmond, Raymond Jablonsky, and Haylee Tischner.
February 15 and 16 was the 4A/5A state wrestling tournament held at Utah Valley University. Five of our very own Red Devils qualified to wrestle at state. Of the five that made it to state, two of them placed as follows: Steven Gueck (3rd place) and Jon Britt (5th place). The team tied for 13 place overall.
In an impressive overtime basketball game, Springville Lady Red Devils beat the Salem Hills Skyhawks 68-63. Leading scorer for the Lady Red Devils was Malia Nawahine with a whopping 25 points. The game was on Friday, February 10, at Salem Hills High. After this win, Springville is ranked fourth in region with two games left to play.
photos by Mark Spencer
These young men will compete for the title of Mr. Springville on Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the Springville High Auditorium. The theme for the event is “Zero to Hero” the entire evening promises to be filled with laughter! These dashing men will compete with creative talents, evening wear, dancing, and yes… swimwear. Citizens are encouraged to come out and support these young men. Tickets are $5.
Pictured back left to right: Andrew Clyde, Michael Bartholomew, Nathaniel Booth, Quinton Swan, Jordan Jacobson, Alejandro Rojas, Jordan Davis, Ty Shields, Taylor Gervais, Alex Sisk, Mytch Smith, and Josh Buhler.
On Friday, February 10, Springville High school held their annual FFA Sweethearts assembly. Alexis Ashman was crowned this year’s Sweetheart accompanied by 1st attendant Autymn Schouten and 2nd attendant Aliza Allred.
The contestants had to complete different tasks throughout the week in order to be crowned Sweetheart. Pig Herding was the first competition. The top two placing teams were Katie Anderson and her partner Morgan Murdoch and Emma Daybell with her partner Autymn Schouten.
The contestants were then interviewed and scored based on their responses. 1st place went to Alexis Ashman, 2nd place Miranda Griggs, and 3rd place Emma Black.
All contestants made cakes that were judged on taste and presentation. 1st place went to Alexis Ashman, there was a tie for 2nd between Autymn Schouten and Megan Marchbank, 3rd place was awarded to Aliza Allred.
The last competition the girls had to complete was a relay race. Ashley Eaton came in 1st, Emma Daybell placed 2nd, and Joanna Burrows came in 3rd. All girls did their best and had a great time doing so.
The cake auction raised over $3,200 dollars that will be donated this Christmas in FFA’s Sub for Santa charitable drive. These girls are a great inspiration, and we are glad that they represent Springville High.
Sweetheart contestants included the following: Aliza Allred, Katie Anderson, Alexis Ashman, Emma Black, Alisha Broadhead, Katelyn Burnett, Joanna Burrows, Emma Daybell, Ashley Eaton, Jennifer Fredrickson, Kaisa Goodman, Miranda Grigg, Brooklyn Hanks, Jenny Jones, Nikki Kanze, Megan Marchbanks, MaKenzie Milner, Morgan Murdoch, Lauren Ridge, Autymn Schouten, Mckenzy Smith, Carolina Villalobos, Katrina Waugh, and Miriam Young.
photos by Raymond Jablonski
This past weekend, the Springville High School swim team competed at 4A State. Overall the team did exceptionally well. The boys, having 11 on the team took third place just under Mountain Crest; the girls with only six on the team took 8th and did better than they were thought to do.
A couple exceptional swimmers broke Springville's own swim records, they are: Conner Anderson (freshman) in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:45.26 and Nichole Mertz (freshman) broke a 25 year record in the 50 free by one tenth of a second, her time was 25.10 seconds.
The 400 free girls relay included (Lauren Pilcher[JR], Payton Acor[FR], Rebekah McClain[JR], and Nichole Mertz[SO]). The meet started on Friday with the medley relays. The girls team consisted of Payton Acor(FR), Melissa McQueen (SR.), Kenzee Hargett (SR.), and Rebekah McClain (JR). They finished in 12th place.
The boys team finished in 6th place with Aleksander Maccabee(SO), Matthew Vaughan(JR), Gabe Hargett(SO), and Christopher McClain(FR). In the 200 free, there were no girls who qualified; but, with the boys, Conner Anderson(FR) took third place, Christopher McClain(FR) finished eleventh, and McKay Mertz(JR) in sixteenth.
The 200 I.m. consisted of Rebekah McClain (JR), Payton Acor(FR) John Morris(SO), Matthew Vaughan(JR), Kyle Gashler(JR), and Gabe Hargett(SO). Rebecca finished in seventh, Payton in tenth, John in third, Matthew in twelfth, Kyle in fourteenth, and Gabe in Ninteenth.
For the 50 free the girls placed high with a second place (Nichole Mertz[FR]) and seventh. (Lauren Pilcher[JR]) With the boys there was a tie for tenth place (Travis Pope[JR]), a twelfth place (Nate Marrett[JR]), and an eighteenth place(Nathan Graham[SR]). These events finished the first day. The boys were in 3rd place with the girls in 6th place.
On Saturday the meet started with 100 Butterfly, no Lady Red Devils participated, however,we had Kyle Gashler(JR) who placed 8th, Gabe Hargett(SO) who placed 11th, and Tyler Oman(SO) who placed 12th overall. For the 100 freestyle, Nichole Mertz(FR) and Lauren Pilcher(SO) both got their best times with Nichole placing 6th overall and Lauren placing 12th. Conner Anderson(FR) and Travis Pope(JR) both swam. Conner with a swim of 3rd place and Travis in seventeenth. In the 500 Freestyle no girls swam but the boys did very well. Chistopher McClain(FR) took 5th overall, Aleksander Maccabee(SO) took 12th overall and McKay Mertz(JR) finished 14th overall.
Next was the 200 freestyle relay, both girls and boys did exceptionally well. The girls team consisted of Lauren Pilcher(JR), Kenzee Hargett(SR), Melissa McQueen(SR), and Nichole Mertz(FR). The girls went in 12th overall and finished 7th overall. The boys team was Travis Pope(JR), Nathan Graham(SR), Matthew Vaughan(JR), and Conner Anderson(FR) were seeded in 6th place and finished in 2nd. Payton Acor(FR) and Rebekah McClain(JR) competed once again against each other in he 100 backstroke. Payton finished 8th overall and Rebekah in 10th overall. Nathan Graham(SR) and Aleksander Maccabee(SO) also swam the backstroke. Aleksander in 8th place and Nathan finished in 14th. Melissa McQueen(SR) was the only lady devil to swim in the 100 Breaststroke and finished in 18th place. Matthew Vaughan(JR) and John Morris(SO) both swam the 100 Breastroke and finished with amazing races. Matt finished in second place, while John Finished in 4th.
Finally, the meet closed with the 400 free relay. The girls team was of Lauren Pilcher(JR), Payton Acor(SO), Rebekah McClain(JR), and Nichole Mertz(FR). The girls finished in a great placing of 4th. The boys team was of Nathan Graham(SR), Christopher, McClain(FR), Travis Pope(JR), and Conner Anderson(FR). The boys finished in 9th place. The coaches Amyee Hargett, Mindy Burton and Sarah Connolly were excited for the results of the meet and extremely proud of each swimmer. In the end the girls finished in 8th place and the boys finished with an exceptional third place. Congratulations to the SHS swim team and good luck next year.
From left to right
Melissa McQueen(SR), Lauren Pilcher(JR), Kenzee Hargett(SR), Payton Acor(FR)