Sweethearts "Pig Chase"

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photos by Anna Tuttle
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Sweethearts Week started with the traditional pig chase (corral).  This year's contestants were each nominated by their respective clubs.

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).

“Dawgs” no match for Lady Red Devils

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by Tanner Gervais, SHS News Writer (photos by Mark Spencer)
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo
SHS vs Provo

This week our Springville Lady Red Devils traveled to Provo on Tuesday, February 3, to take on the Lady Bulldogs, ending in a Lady Red Devil road victory, 48-31. 

Right from the start our Lady Red Devils had control of this game.  With leading scorers and stunning plays, our Lady Red Devils came to play.  Olivia Park had a big game with 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  With region season coming to a close, our Lady Red Devils are hoping to make a far run in the state playoffs.

 

Springville Red Devils vs. Provo Bulldogs

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

Our Springville Boys Basketball team played at Provo on Tuesday, February 3, losing 35 to 43.  The Red Devils came into the game with positive attitudes and the determination to win; they put up a good defense letting Provo only score 19 points in the first half.

In the first quarter Hunter Davis scored a three pointer putting Springville on the board. Mark Sumsion and Andrew Slack scored a total of 22 together throughout the game.

Come support your varsity boys basketball team on Tuesday, February 10, at 7 pm, as they take on the Salem Hills Skyhawks at home.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Kylee Ewell, Intern Spotlight

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by Hayden Mendivil and Taylor Ewing, SHS News Writers
Kylee Ewell, Intern Spotlight

Many Springville High School students take on internships in addition to their school work. These students are determined, hard workers. Just one of the many interns is Kylee Ewell, who interns at Springville Jr High.

Kylee is a teacher assistant and student teacher at Springville Jr.  She helps grade papers and teaches students how to cook.

“I am like a teacher… except I don’t get paid,” said Ewell.

This internship has given her the opportunity to work with students.

Ewell is a definitely a people person, saying, “I love to work with all the kids. I love the opportunities this internship has given me.”

She has loved the experience so far and still sees this as a possible career choice.

“It just fits my personality. I enjoy it. I don’t dread going to it, said Ewell.

Ewell still sees this career in her future; in addition, she plans on attending Brigham Young University Idaho.

She has a little bit of advice for anyone considering interning at Springville Jr. High, saying, “Make sure you know you like working with people and kids. It’s the biggest part of the job.”

Mr. Ivan Cardenas Spotlight

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By Jonathan Haws, Kiana Archibald, and Joel Rodriguez, SHS News Writers
Ivan Cardenas

Ivan Cardenas is a new teacher here at Springville High School. Mr. Cardenas is the Latinos in Action Teacher/Liaison.  He has been teaching for five years; this is Cardenas first year teaching at SHS. Prior to SHS, Cardenas taught at Payson High School also as a Latinos in Action Teacher/Liaison.  Other subjects that Cardenas has taught are Leadership Skills and English.

Cardenas’ vision for our school is to help everyone graduate and get into college.  One of Cardenas most rewarding experiences in teaching is helping a 15-year enter college. A bit about Cardenas personal life, he is married, and his spouse’s name is Julie. Cardenas has two children.

Preston Adams, Internship Spotlight

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by Christopher Luther and Francesca Rotolo, SHS News Writers
Preston Adams, Internship Spotlight

Preston Adams, Springville High’s very own Student Body President, has been devoting his time and hard work to his Vice Principal Internship at Reagan Academy.

As a VP Intern at Reagan, Adams helps with day-to-day duties to help better the school day.

“In the mornings, we help wave in traffic and greet the students as they get out of their cars,“ said Adams, “I’ve also subbed for classes, ran school errands, judge science fairs, fixed the school sound system, and budgeted for the upcoming school year. All-in-all, [I’ve] just done what was needed to be done that day.”

Adams loves interning for Reagan, but enjoys working with the students most of all.  Adams’ future plans involve serving a mission through the LDS church, attending college at Utah Valley University or Brigham Young University; and, hopefully, taking the classes needed for becoming a grade school principal, and he wishes to take side schooling to become a seminary teacher.

One of Adams’ fondest memories of his internship is when the first snow of the season fell and the ground was covered in ice. The children were extremely happy about sliding around on the ice and made it their goal to slide as fast as they could.  Adams’ advice for anyone looking to enter this field is to “put the kids first. The task isn’t as important as the safety and well-being of the kids.”

His favorite quote is:  “Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” -?

Mertz Kicks Her Way into Dixie State

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by Micaela Morgan & Alex Farrell, SHS News Writers
Nichole Mertz
Nichole Mertz

Senior Nichole Mertz has had an impressive athletic career in high school; however, she is not stopping there.  In the Fall she plans on furthering her education at Dixie State University playing soccer. Out of her many offers, she decided to attend Dixie State for several reasons.

Mertz said, “I love the coach, the location, the conference, and I know quite a few girls on the team.”

Mertz’s advice to anyone who wishes to succeed is, “Don’t give up. If you give up when times are hard, you’ll never succeed. Put in the work, do your best, and the outcome will take care of itself.”

At Dixie University she wants to major in either nursing or nutrition. She wants to help people.

“I love serving and being able to help people feel better whether that be physically or mentally,” said Mertz.

Besides soccer she also swims. She started swimming at age ten because of her brother who also swam. She has succeeded in the sport in high school as well by setting numerous records and winning many competitions.  Besides her love for sports, she also has hobbies such as photography, cooking, baking, and reading. She gets her inspiration for everything from her parents.

“My parents always taught me to do my best in everything no matter what it is. That thought has inspired me through hard days and exhausting workouts,” said Mertz.

This thought can also help her as she attends college in an effort to achieve some of the same successes she has had in high school.    

Window on the Workplace

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photos by Teyler Hone, SHS News Photographer
Window on the Workplace

On Friday, January 30, Springville’s Work-based Learning program sponsored “Window on the Workplace,” in which Scott Argyle, local business owner and entrepreneur of Daylight Donuts, spoke to students about the challenges and rewards of owning your own business.

Students at SHS can inquire about working an internship from Mr. Northcutt or Ms. Tuttle, work-based learning coordinators.

Girls Swim Team podium finish, 400 relay record broken

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by Shannon Acor

The SHS 200 Individual Medley Relay Team is happy with their podium finish at the Region XIII Championship Swim Meet.  In the end, the record was broken by the SHS Lady Red Devils on Saturday for the Girls 400 Relay.  Abi Maccabee, Sydney Wilcox, Abigail Morris, and Nichole Mertz broke the 400 free relay and timed at 3:46.42.

Pictured: Abby Morris, Halle Acor, Abby Macabee and Payton Acor.

Academic All Region

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by Shannon Acor
Academic All Region

SHS Swimmers receiving Academic All Region at last week's Region XIII Championship Swim Meet.  Both the girls and and boys varsity swim team took home the second place trophy Pictured: Sydney Wilcox, Payton Acor, Nichole Mertz, Noah Nilsson, Connor Anderson, Megan Miles and Christopher McClain.

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