PROM Royalty 2014

PROM Royalty 2014

Photo Left to Right - Olivia Park, Duchess; Jordan Erickson, Duke; Caden Jensen, King; Taylor Murphy, Queen; Tegan Jenkins, Prince; Annee Lange, Princess

Devils Play Catch

By Lance Tracy and Garett Spencer, SHS News Writers (photos by Mark Spencer)
Ricky Garrido
Rhett Clark
Ian Earley After Home Run
Gregg Davis
Parker Johnston
Travis Mosley
Trevor Kinross
Willy Child

The Red Devils baseball team predicts a great remainder of the season. With an even number of wins and losses, the Red Devils are ready to play their best games of the season.

Travis Mosely, a member of the team, predicts an “undefeated” rest of the season.

Mosely said, “I have loved this game ever since I was a kid. It’s my special place.”

Mosely loves to hit and is a great member of the team.

When asked what his personal best game was, Mosely said, “Spanish Fork was my best game. I got a double and a walk.”

The hardest part of playing on a team, Mosely said, “is dealing with failure.”

One of the team captains, Willy Child, foresees a strong season finish.

Child said, “I love hanging with people I am friends with and competing with them. My best game was against Salem, I went 3 for 4.” 

Child loves the game and is proud to be a team captain.

photos by Mark Spencer

Track and Field is in Full Stride

by Austen Moon & Brynlee Crouch, SHS News Writers

As winter comes to an end at Springville High, Spring sports are starting up again.  The Track and Field team has had a successful year so far, winning numerous events at regionals.  The team will head to the BYU Invite on May 2nd and 3rd.  Region championships will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 7-8.

Track Team Members: Preston Adams, Josue Aguirre, Ty Averett, Tyler Bartholomew, Helaman Burrows, Juan Canedo, Taylor Cannon, Shay Church, Hayden Diede, Keaton Draper, Dallan Endicott, Devin Freeman, Owen Gardner, Nik Grosland, Jonny Hanks, Zach Hansen, Johathan Houtz, Dylan Howell, Christian Jensen, Austin Johnson, Jake Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Tyler Johnson , Nathan Karren, Eric Lee, Braedon Leslie, Josh Lewis, Jared Lopez, Sean McQueen, Mitchel Murdock, Jessi Noll, Nick Noorda, Justin Ollerton, Alex Palmer, Dylan Slavens, Alberto Valdez, Tyler Werner, Daniel Yanamaka, Payton Acor, Michelle Ashcraft, Allison Bailey, Mesa Bake, Allison Barrett, Claire Bunnell, Bianca Caraveo, Samantha Child, Emilee Christensen, Alexis Dalenge, Eme Earl, Witney Ercanbarack, Morgan Fulkerson, Elis Goodrich, Sydney Heister, Kate Hullinger, Abby Magum, Kourtney Martin, Olivia Monney, Mckayla Montgomery, Delanie Mortensen, Jena Murdock, Genna Murray, Abby Nielson, Audrey Penrod, Nicole Robbins, Megan Robinson, Teija Rosenberg, Michaela Schmidt, Naomi Snyder, and Andrea Villalobos.

Window on the Workplace Featuring Director of Slate Canyon

by Kourtney Joyner & Lexi Miller, SHS News Writers

On Tuesday, April 22, in the library during lunch, students had the opportunity to listen to Mr. Sam Sherrow talk about his career at Slate Canyon Youth Center in Provo.  He spoke about how he got to where he is now with his job.  

He started working at Slate Canyon after serving a LDS mission with a low level job. Eventually, he decided he wanted a college education, so he went to the University of Utah and received a Bachelor in Family Sciences.  He became a counselor and later became the Director of Slate Canyon.  As a counselor and director of Slate Canyon, he works with many of the students.  He spoke about classes and activities that are held for the students in an effort to help them out.

Ken Garff Keys to Success Assembly and Scholarship Winners

By Evelyn Benz and Johnathan Haws, SHS Staff Writers
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Jessica Brooks win the iPad at the Assembly
Ashely Vazquez_Scholarship Winner
Carlos Diaz received the Utah Valley University Scholarship
Scholarship Winners
Musical Performance
Key Card Participants
Fun & Games
Assembly Crowd
Music Performance
Win the Car

Sophomore Jessica Brooks won an iPad at the Ken Graff Assembly on Friday, April 4.  Brooks states that she did not expect that and had given up on it happening, “For the first five minutes after I couldn’t even think straight, I was that shocked.”

Though the iPad itself is only being used in social media uses and other fun stuff, the win has impacted her in a positive manner by helping her set some goals and work hard towards them.   She won her lucky key card for improvement in her math class; and, although she didn’t win the car, she still has big plans for her future.

Brooks’ favorite quote is, “Work hard for what you want and for your dreams,” a truly inspirational quote from Brooks demonstrating that she is planning on using her time wisely here in Springville High.

During the assembly, four Springville High students received scholarships including Chase Daybell who received the Bill J. Pope Scholarship, Carlos Diaz who received the Utah Valley University Scholarship, Ashely Vazquez who received the Salt Lake Community College Scholarship, and Isaac Honeycut who received the Mountainland Applied Technology College Scholarship.  Congratulations to all the winners!

SHS Teacher Priscilla Leek receives prestigious Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education

by Miriam Burrell and Terran Adams, SHS News Writers
Priscilla Leek receives Huntsman Award
Priscilla Leek receives Huntsman Award from Karen Huntsman
Mike Brown, Priscilla Leek, and Karen Huntsman

On Thursday, April 24, Karen Huntsman awarded to Springville High veteran teacher, Mrs. Priscilla Leek, the highest teaching award bestowed in the state of Utah, the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education.  The award’s mission is to recognize, inspire and reward the best teachers, school administrators, and volunteers in Utah for continually seeking ways to improve the quality of education in our public school system.

The Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education highlights the achievements of some of Utah’s best educators and expresses gratitude for their devotion to Utah’s children.

“I feel so honored to receive this award and I appreciate Karen and Jon Huntsman's support of education and teachers in particular.  But most importantly I wish to thank my colleagues and my students because without them my teaching wouldn't have meant as much.  This is the coolest experience I have ever had,” said Leek.

In this 22nd year of the Awards program, Leek is one of 11 top educators who was selected for her professionalism, creative approaches to reaching the minds of young people, and her lasting positive influence on Springville High students.

“This is the first time a teacher at Springville High has received this award, it’s the highest honor a teacher in Utah can receive and Mrs. Leek is the best social studies teacher in the state,” said SHS Principal Mike Brown.

The award recognizes that it’s especially important to applaud those who weather the storm and maintain their steadfast commitment to preparing our children for successful futures.

“I’m just really excited for Mrs. Leek and I think she deserves this award more than anyone and I’m really happy for her,” said Taylor Murphy, SHS Senior Student.

Springville High Counselor NataLei Terry said, “Priscilla Leek is very deserving of this prestigious award.  She is a great teacher and so admired and respected by her students.”

Leek is honored as one of the dedicated professionals whose work deserves recognition.

Fellow colleague Glenn Bird said, “Priscilla Leek is the consummate professional who is always providing her students with interesting and challenging assignments which require thoughtful and sophisticated answers. She never settles for mediocrity. She is innovative. Her instructional techniques focus on group activities that never cease to elicit enthusiasm from her students. She is tireless in her pursuit of excellence.”

“Mrs. Leek is a fantastic teacher, in my opinion, one of the best in the state! She is well deserving of this award, she has worked really hard, the kids love her, she’s just done an amazing job and there’s nobody more deserving for the Huntsman Award,” said Mr. Mecham, SHS Assistant Principal.

She and the other award recipients will each receive a $10,000 cash award and will be honored at a banquet at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Pictured from left to right:  Lynn Mecham (SHS Asst. Principal), Glenn Bird (SHS Teacher), Priscilla Leek (Award Recipient), Ann Anderson (Nebo HR Director), Taylor Murphy (SHS Student), Kristen Betts (Nebo Board Member), Royal Waddoups (retired SHS Teacher), Mike Brown (SHS Principal)

Knowledge Bowl, Battle of Wits

by Kourtney Joyner and Alexis Miller, SHS Staff Writers

On Friday, March 28, two teams went head-to-head at the Knowledge Bowl Finals.  At the end of a very close round, the team that consisted of Cooper Fullmer, John Morris, Alexis Fisher, Eric Harrison, and Jeremy Anderson won with a total of 150 points.

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.

Picture from left to right:   Cooper Fullmer, John Morris, Alexis Fisher, Eric Harrison, and Jeremy Anderson

TSA State Conference Results

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Jeremy Anderson, Eric Harrison, and Nate Bertelsen_TSA Quiz Bowl Winners

Ten students represented the TSA (Technology Student Association) Springville High chapter at the Utah TSA State Conference last month.

Results:  1st Place Technology Quiz Bowl (qualified for nationals): Eric Harrison, Jeremy Anderson, & Nate Bertlesen; 2nd Place Architecture 2D CAD: Spencer Duncan; 3rd Place Technology Problem Solving: Spencer Duncan and Andre Parkinson

Red Devils Over Timberwolves

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
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On Thursday, March 20, Springville boys soccer hosted the Timpanogos Timberwolves and finished with the victory, 1-0.  Justin Botcherby notched the lone goal of the game to lift Springville over the Timberwolves at home.

photos by Mark Spencer


Lady Red Devil Softball, Great Season Start

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
Mary Fredrickson
Maddy Daybell
Melanie Anderson (batter) and Mary Fredrickson (runner)
Ashton Buffo
Addie Bowers
Mykenzie Ferran
Sadie Clark
Teresa Morse

Springville’s girls softball team has had a great start to their season, 10-5.  Their next tournament will be the Payson Invitation on Saturday, March 12.   Varsity Softball Players:  Halle Acor, Annie Anderson, Melanie Anderson, Addison Bowers, Cheyanne Duke, Sadie Egbert, Laura Hutchings, Kaycie Jensen, Jacque Kass, Katelynn Marshall, Kristy Snyder, and Tiana Ta’ala.

photos by Mark Spencer