Hello Assembly – “Remember the Red”

by Howard Hutchings and Rylan Hartvigsen, SHS Staff Writers
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Faculty & Students Dance
New Faculty Introduced
Matt Niu, Student Body President
Student Council Dance
Crowd Dance
Crowd Dance
Faculty & Students Dance
Crowd Dance
Cheer & Student Council
Crowd Dance
Student Council Dance
Student Council Dance
Student Council Dance
Student Council Dance
Student Council Dance

On Friday, August 23, Springville High faculty, staff, and students clambered onto the football field stands for the annual welcome back, “Hello Assembly.”  The weather was gloomy, but spirits were kindled with excitement and fire to kick-off a new school year.

Eighteen new faculty members were welcomed as new Red Devils.  Matt Niu, Student Body President personally welcomed everyone back and introduced this year’s theme, “Remember the Red.”

As it started to rain, cheerleaders and student body officers taught the crowd a new dance that will be performed by the crowd at each home game throughout the year.

“I loved how everyone wore red; even the new students supported and wore the color.  It shows the spirit of everyone and made the new students feel welcome.”

Tiahna Petereit said, “The rain added to the experience.”

“The excitement and joy of everyone getting up and participating in the dance was my favorite.  Shows the spirit and love of the school; I thought it was cool,” said Kelcie Collett.

“My favorite part of the assembly was learning the dance,” said Miriam Burrell.

Hope Farish said, “I could feel the energy of the student body because we are ready for a successful school year.”

Lady Red Devils narrowly lose to Tigers in Double OT

Carey White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
Makenna Swapp (Junior Midfielder) and Ali Monson (Sophomore Midfielder)
Marjia Farris (Freshman Midfielder)
Kennedy Clement (Freshman Defender)
Ali Monson (Sophomore Midfielder)
Lindsay Johnson (Junior Forward)
Lindsay Johnson (Junior Forward)
SHS Lady Red Devils vs Orem Tigers
SHS Lady Red Devils vs Orem Tigers

On Thursday, August 15, the Springville High Lady Red Devils traveled to Orem for their second non-region game closely losing to the Lady Tigers 2-1.  After two overtimes, the Tigers were able to earn the win over the Red Devils.   Springville fought to the end with Lady Red Devil Lindsay Johnson scoring the only goal against a very tough Lady Tiger team.

photos by Mark Spencer

SHS Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestras receive superior ratings

Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser

Congratulations to members of the Springville High School Orchestra program who performed at the State Orchestra Festival over the weekend.  Three orchestras represented SHS at the festival (the most qualified from a single school).  The results were:

Chamber Orchestra: Division I (one), Superior
Philharmonic Orchestra, Division I (one), Superior
Philharmonic Strings, Division II (two), Excellent

The Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestras superior ratings mark the 22nd consecutive year an SHS orchestra has earned a superior rating at the State Orchestra Festival.

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Tsugawa and SHS's outstanding music students.

Red Devils Place 3rd & 8th at State Track and Field

by Jeff Wales, Boys Head Track Coach
Track State 2013 Girls 4x4
Track BYU 2013 4x1
Track State 2013 Boys 4x1
Track State 2013 Mindy Stapel
Track State 2013 Mindy and Genna

The Lady Red Devils Girls Track and Field Team took a commanding third place win in State competition, Boys Team was eighth. Highlights of the meet were: Mindy Stapel was high point athlete of the meet for 4A Girls scoring 34 points. She took 1st in long jump, 2nd high jump, 2nd 100m hurdles, and 2nd 300m hurdles. She also broke the 300m hurdles school record. Freshman Megan Robinson was 8th in the 1600m (freshman school record, top freshman in state), and 10th in the 800m (also a freshman record). Genna Murray was 4th in the 300m hurdles (sophomore record). McKayla Montgomery was 7th in the 200m, and 8th in the 400m. Holly Sumsion was 8th in high jump. The 4x400 relay team of Genna Murray, Megan Robinson, Teija Rosenberg, and McKayla Montgomery placed 2nd.  The 4x100m relay team of Ciara Snapp, McKayla Montgomery, Genna Murray, and Teija Rosenberg placed 4th.  The Medley relay team of Ciara Snapp, Jena Murdock, Teija Rosenberg, and Megan Robinson placed 7th (school record).

Jessi Noll took 5th in the 200m (new school record) and 6th in the 100m (new school record). Kalin Snapp was 7th in the 200m. Dallen Stark was 3rd in high jump, 8th in the 300m hurdles. Nik Grosland 8th in the discus. The 4x100m relay team of Kalin Snapp, Jake Johnson, Taylor Cannon, and Jessi Noll were 2nd.  The 4x400m relay team of Taylor Cannon, Jake Johnson, Kalin Snapp, and Jessi Noll took 4th (school record).

SHS Agriculture Teacher Wins Top Award

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Mrs. Monica Giffing

Mrs. Monica Giffing, Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Adviser at Springville High School, was selected as Utah's Agriculture Outstanding Agriculture Teacher Award. Members of Utah Association of Agricultural Educators (UAAE) selected Giffing.  These members are at the pinnacle of their profession and conduct the highest quality agricultural education programs in the state. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness, and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.

Giffing was recognized for her commitment to student success, innovative teaching strategies, and program growth. She will represent Utah’s Agricultural teachers at a regional level with the hopes to compete nationally in December at the National Association of Agricultural Teachers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Latinos in Action Serve Springville Library

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Latinos in Action

Springville High’s LIA club (Latinos in Action) volunteered recently at the Springville Library in the Spanish Book Carnival program. 

“It was great to have the LIA kids volunteer for our Spanish Book Carnival; we couldn't have done it without them,” said Dan Sullivan, Springville Library Spanish Services Librarian.

Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 Named

photo by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013

Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013.

Class of 2013 Co-Salutatorians Named

photo by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013

Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.

Over $2,124,013 in Scholarships Awarded to SHS Seniors

photos by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
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SHS Alumni Scholarship Recipients.JPG
2013 SHS Sterling Scholars.JPG
Art City Royalty, awarded to Kristi Hatch.JPG
Brandon Curtis Forever Strong Scholarships (awarded to Aaron Brown, Holly Sumsion, Payton Thorpe).JPG
Brigham Young University Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Brittanye Messerly receives the Carl & Margaret Karcher Foundation Scholarship.JPG
Class of 1945 Scholarship (Jantzen Dalley & Natalie Sanchez).JPG
College Athletic Scholarships.JPG
Colton Carroll receives Deep in the Heart of Utah FFA Scholarship.JPG
Connor Hullinger, U of U ROTC, Marines.JPG
CTE Pathways Award Recipients.JPG
CTE Scholarship (Jaden Young).JPG
Dixie State Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Elizabeth Elliott named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013.JPG
FFA Scholarships (Ashly Endicott, Christina Nolasco, and Amberley Bradford.JPG
Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.JPG
Heidi Colborn receives Art Institute of SLC Scholarship.JPG
Holly Sumion, Family & Consumer Science Scholarship Recipient.JPG
Jaden Young receives MATC CTE Scholarship.JPG
Jiffy Lube, What Drives You, Scholarship (Shaylee Dixon).JPG
Jordan Staheli receives Pope Scholarship.JPG
Karac Ashcraft (Southern Virginia Univ Scholarship).JPG
Keys to Success Scholarship, Nikki Vance.JPG
Latinos in Action Senior Medallions, Christian Hernandez and Paola Correa.JPG
Live wElle Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Maddie Patton, Grant & Genevieva Scholarship.JPG
Mallory Longhurst, Music for Life Scholarship.JPG
Max Knight, Springville Kiwanis Scholarship (awarded to Aaron Brown).JPG
Military Award of Scholastic Excellence (Elizabeth Elliott & Kristie Hatch).JPG
Military Awards (Connor Hullinger, Ripley Tew, Ryan Cloward, Darryl Barnes).JPG
Nebo Credit Union Scholarship, Jacob Simmons.JPG
Nebo School District Athletic Award of Excellence (Mindy Stapel, Malia Nawahine, Bradley Kitchen) .JPG
Patricia Kauffman Scholarship Recipients (Jacob Simmons, Brooke Caswell, Elizabeth Elliott).JPG
Payton Seamons, Max & Kolene Knight Scholarship Recipient.JPG
Payton Seamons, Pacific Horizon Credit Union Scholarship.JPG
Presidential Academic Achievement (28+ ACT).JPG
Presidential Academic Achievement (24+ ACT).JPG
Principal's Scholarship recipient Stephen Nelson.JPG
Prostart Award of Excellence (Holly Sumsion).JPG
PTO Scholarships (Heather Killpack & Brooke Caswell).JPG
PTSO Award Recipeint, Sarah Hansen.JPG
Ray Newbury Scholarship awarded to Coleby Brewer.JPG
Regents' Scholarship Winners.JPG
Ryan Hales, Security Service Federal Credit Union.JPG
Senior 4.0 Award.JPG
SHS Alumni Scholarship Recipients.JPG
SHS Outstanding Dedication in Athletics (Malia Nawahine, Hannah Packard, Payton Thorpe, Bradley Kitchen).JPG
Snow College Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Springville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients (Trevon Galbraith & Codie Zamora).JPG
SUU (Southern Utah University) Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Synergy Award (Steve Murdock, Angie Meacham, Rebekah McClain).JPG
University of Utah Scholarship Recipients.JPG
USU Eastern Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Utah State University Scholarship Recipients.JPG
UVU Scholarship Recipients.JPG
Wallace & Diane Carr Scholarships (Mitch Murray & Brandon Wolf).JPG
Weber State Scholarship Recipients.JPG

On Tuesday evening, May 14, Springville High Seniors were honored for their academic, athletic, service, and leadership accomplishments at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Sewing Teacher at Springville High Retires

By Tayli Smallcomb and Aaron Brown, SHS Staff Writers
Mrs. Ann Penrod

Mrs. Ann Penrod has been teaching at Springville High School for 22 years. Before Springville, she taught in Alpine School District. This year she will retire. She has taught clothing, sewing, foods, adult roles, and child development.

She is married to the Principal of Mapleton Mountain High School, has five children, and twelve grandchildren. After retirement, she plans to play with her grandchildren. Her most memorable experience when teaching was when she taught all of her children and one of her granddaughters.

 “We have the nicest students,” Penrod says.  Mrs. Penrod will miss many aspects of Springville High School, but most important she says she will miss the students.

 “I just love Springville High School, it’s the best,” said Penrod.