Percussionist Kristina Tuohy was selected for this year's Utah All-State band. Students are selected for the all-state band by audition, and Kristina competed with hundreds of other students for a spot in the ensemble. She performed with the All-State Band at Abbravanel Hall on January 18.
Music pumped from inside Springville High School's gymnasium Thursday evening during the Springville High School Drill Team Performance Night. Teams from six different studios performed a range of different dances as well as three separate groups from the high school. Colorful outfits and props were used during each act as the music varied from classic love ballads to new hip-hop.
Breanne Anderson is the coach for Springville High School's Drill Team.
"The hours and the commitment is a lot," Anderson said. "We practice 11 months out of the year every day."
Springville's drill team will often perform during football and basketball season as well as in separate competitions.
On Friday, January 3, Springville hosted Pleasant Grove in non-region play; although the Red Devils rallied strong in the fourth quarter, the Viking’s early lead launched Pleasant Grove into victory over the Red Devils, 66-58.
Springville had 22 field goals and shot 63% in free-throws. Pleasant Grove’s Riley Court poured in a game-high 30 points, with Matt Conway adding 10. Springville’s Max Schreiner scored 24 points in the loss for the Red Devils.
photos by Mark Spencer
Mr. Brian Ostler, welding teacher at Springville High, received the Section Educator Award from the American Welding Society at their end of year banquet in December. He was the only high school teacher in the state to receive the award. The plaque given to him reads, "In recognition of quality instructional performance devoted to the promotion and expansion of welding skills and knowledge."
Mrs. Khristen Massic, Springville High technology teacher, will receive on February 1st the UACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher for 2014. She will also be submitted for the national ACTE award.
Massic also received the Nu Skin grant on Tuesday, December 17. In addition to the 30 grants that were distributed throughout the Wasatch Front, Massic’s grant was one of three that was selected to receive additional funding for the technology program at Springville High.
The funds from this grant will be used to purchase a 3D printer for use in the Design Technology program. The Introduction to Engineering & Technical Design students will be using the printer for a project that requires students to design a device to meet the specific needs of handicapped students. As the project progresses, the students will be able to create models and prototypes of their ideas and print them out. They will then be able to test their solutions and make adjustments where necessary. The printer will then be used for various design projects in the future.
Each year at Christmas Springville High’s FFA chapter (Future Farmers of America) hosts and raises money for “Sub for Santa.” This year not only is FFA going to be “Subbing for Santa,” but eight other clubs are joining in the effort including: Cheer, Dance Company, Latinos in Action, National Honor Society, Drama Guild, Student Government, DECA and the Hope Squad. Every year United Way provides a list of about 40-50 names of local children who will receive Christmas gifts from Sub for Santa.
Each club will use money raised from this last year’s Sweethearts Auction to shop and purchase presents for these children, such as clothes, toys, and games. FFA members have also placed donation boxes around the school for the student body to donate used and in good condition coats to donate for those who need one this winter. This is a great way to give to children who usually don’t get presents or worry about getting their own parents presents, but Springville High has the privilege to give again to children in need.
On Tuesday, December 10, a tri-school meet was hosted by Springville in which Maple Mountain and Lone Peak High schools were invited and participated.
Results were as follows: 2nd Place Girls 200 Meter Medley Relay, Payton Acor, Abigail Morris, Nichole Mertz, Abi Maccabee; 1st Place Boys 200 Meter Medley Relay, Aleks Maccabee, John Morris, Mckay Mertz, Chris McClain; 3rd Place Boys 200 Meter Medley Relay, Jonny Miller, Josh Dalley, Josh Kidd, Brandon Martin; 2nd Place Girls 200 Meter Free, Nichole Mertz; 1st Place Boys 200 Meter Free, John Morris; 3rd Place Boys 200 Meter Free, Chris McClain; 3rd Place Girls 200 Meter IM, Payton Acor; 1st Place Boys 200 Meter IM, John Morris, 3rd Place Boys 200 Meter IM, Mckay Mertz; 1st Place Girls 50 Meter Free, Nichole Mertz; 3rd Place Girls 50 Meter Free, Abi Maccabee; 1st Place Boys 100 Meter Fly, Josh Kidd; 2nd Place Boys 100 Meter Fly, Tyler Oman; 2nd Place Girls 100 Meter Free, Halle Acor; 3rd Place Boys 100 Meter Free, Jacob Anderson; 1st Place Girls 400 Meter Free, Abigail Morris; 2nd Place Boys 400 Meter Free, Aleks Maccabee; 3rd Place Girls 200 Meter Free Relay, Halle Acor, Katelynn Vaughan, Sydney Wilcox, and Abi Maccabee; 3rd Place Boys 200 Meter Free Relay, Tyler Oman, Jacob Anderson, Kenyon Jepperson, Gabe Hargett; 2nd Place Girls 100 Meter Back, Abi Maccabee; 1st Place Boys Meter Back, Aleks Maccabee, 2nd Place Boys 100 Meter Back, Jacob Anderson; 2nd Place Girls 100 Meter Breast, Halle Acor, 3rd Place 100 Meter Breast, Kaitlyn Neilsen; 2nd Place Girls 400 Meter Free Relay, Halle Acor, Katelynn Vaughan, Abigail Morris, Payton Acor; 3rd Place Girls 400 Meter Free Relay, Sydney Wilcox, Sophie Wilcox, Megan Miles, Vanessa Williams.
On Monday, October 16, Oakridge school with the assistance of the Springville High Student Council presented the play, “Catch a Falling Christmas Star.” A fundraising boutique was held before and after the play. All proceeds went to benefit the Oakridge school.
Springville High School would like to recognize the 2013-2014 Girls Basketball team members including: Riley Alredge, Lydia Austin, Emily Bird, Cheyanne Brown, Kennedy Clement, Marynda Chipman, Medina Dore, Mary Grace Fredrickson, Kate Hullinger, Lyndsie Jordan, Kaycie Jensen, Taylor Jordan, Lindsay Johnson, Sienns Jensen, Megan Lindsey, Alexis Monson, Alyssa Oman, Olivia Park, Savannah Park, Baylee Park, Alexandra Sorensen, Savannah Sumsion, Brooke Wheeler, and Mariah White.
SHS team captains are: Savannah Park, Brooke Wheeler, and Kate Hullinger. Tryouts were intense including a lot of running and getting into shape. The team practices every day during A4 and after school. The practices can be hard; it just depends on how well they performed in their last game.
Lady Red Devils have a new head coach, Mrs. Camie Oakey. She said, “The team is learning a lot right now and improving each day. We have had some injuries and are working through some things early in the season. We start region play in January and hope to compete for another region title.”
This year they have played three games. They have won two games to Alta and Cedar. Before a game they prepare by taking a nap and listening to music, well, at least Savannah Park does.
Park said, “I feel like I won’t play well enough if I don’t take a nap.”
Together they want to accomplish many team goals. They want to improve each day and work to get back to the State Championships. Last year our Lady Red Devils won the 4A State Championship.
They are all very good friends inside and out of the gym. Kate Hullinger has been playing basketball ever since 1st grade. Medina Dore has been playing basketball since 8th grade. Savannah Park has been playing for 12 years.
Oakey said, “My vision is to continue the success that has been a tradition here at Springville. I want the girls to be successful both on and off of the court. I want to compete at a high level, but also teach them life lessons that they can take with them to other aspects of their lives.”
The team motto is, “We are tradition.”
Photos by Mark Spencer