Term 3 Honor Roll Announced

Attributions: 
Carey S. White, SHS Newspaper Advisor

Student Name

Grade

Student Name

Grade

Student Name

Grade

Acor, Cason

12

Agle, Davis

11

Adamson, Jessalyn

10

Adams, Dallin

12

Alleman, Quinn

11

Allen, Marty

10

Aguayo Uribe, Eric

12

Ampuero, Alexia

11

Allen, Maryanne

10

Allan, Trevor

12

Austin, Amberly

11

Andelin, Mike

10

Allred, Aliza

12

Averett, Ashli

11

Anderson, Jeremy

10

Anderson, Kajsia

12

Barrett, Lauren

11

Anderson, McKayla

10

Anderson, Katie

12

Bassist, Emily

11

Anderson, Tanaya

10

Anderson, Kyrsten

12

Belknap, Bonnilee

11

Anderson, Tyana

10

Anderson, Shelby

12

Bertelsen, Cole

11

Anderton, Sky

10

Ashby, Emilee

12

Black, Derek

11

Aragon, Stacy

10

Ashcraft, Casey

12

Blair, Sholten

11

Ashcraft, Michelle

10

Ashman, Alexis

12

Borget, Bradley

11

Atherley, Loren

10

Averett, Jason

12

Boyer, Derek

11

Averett, Jackson

10

Averett, Scott

12

Bradford, Amberly

11

Bailey, Allison

10

Bailey, Shayne

12

Brewer, Coleby

11

Barker, Brigham

10

Baker, Tyler

12

Briggs, Spencer

11

Barker, Matthew

10

Barringer, Charity

12

Bringhurst, Nicholas

11

Barnes, Mason

10

Bartholomew, Michael

12

Brown, Aaron

11

Bate, Jennifer

10

Bartholomew, Mike

12

Brown, Sydney

11

Baugh, Christie

10

Bate, Steven

12

Brush, Nathan

11

Beach, Alexander

10

Baxter, Katherine

12

Bullock, Jason

11

Beese, Skylar

10

Beach, Conrad

12

Butts, Gregory

11

Benz, Evelyn

10

Benson, Evan

12

Cahua, Lucia

11

Berriel, Theo

10

Bickel, Ashlynne

12

Camacho, Jacqueline

11

Bertelsen, Nathan

10

Bird, Colton

12

Carter, Bryce

11

Bird, Lauren

10

Bird, Eric

12

Caswell, Brooke

11

Black, Hannah

10

Bird, Jacey

12

Chatfield, Bianca

11

Blanco, Hayde

10

Bird, Taylor

12

Christensen, Tessa

11

Botcherby, Justin

10

Black, Emma

12

Christian, Jacob

11

Bowers, Savannah

10

Bonham, Michelle

12

Christopherson, Raidan

11

Brau, Hannah

10

Bowers, Haley

12

Colborn, Heidi

11

Brimhall, Katelyn

10

Boyer, Katelyn

12

Condie, Kali

11

Buhler, Jacob

10

Brady, Parker

12

Crandall, Caryn

11

Burrows, Helaman

10

Brady, Rick

12

Credille, Tesha

11

Call, Adam

10

Brau, Rebekah

12

Cruz, Maria

11

Caraveo, Bianca

10

Britt, Jonathan

12

Cummings, Kaitlin

11

Carpenter, Marissa

10

Brown, Allison M

12

Curtis, Spencer

11

Case, Brynley

10

Brown, Brooklyn

12

Dalley, Jantzen

11

Castro, Yamina

10

Burnett, KateLyn

12

Davenport, Jacob

11

Chappell, Nikole

10

Burrows, Joanna

12

Davis, Makenna

11

Child, Jacob

10

Campbell, Josh

12

Daybell, Emily

11

Child, Samantha

10

Carr, Maren

12

Dixon, Chaylee

11

Child, Willy D.

10

Chalk, Kaybri

12

Dominguez, Rita

11

Christensen, Michael

10

Chambers, Kayli

12

Earnshaw, Taylor

11

Conover, Sadie

10

Chavez, Ana

12

Elliott, Elizabeth

11

Coplen, Jamece

10

Chavez, Monico

12

Elzinga, BreAnna

11

Croghan, Caroline

10

Clyde, Andrew

12

Ercanbrack, Tyler

11

Crystal, Mikayla

10

Collings, Hannah

12

Faber, Josh

11

Curtis, Kyler

10

Cooper, Corbin

12

Farley, Tyson

11

Davis, Gregg

10

Coral, Emmali

12

Farris, Mashaela

11

Day, Sabrina

10

Critchfield, Amie

12

Follette, Miranda

11

Daybell, Chase

10

Curtis, Shanae

12

Gage, Jordan

11

Daybell, Seth

10

Davies, Joseph

12

Galbraith, Trevon

11

Del Rosario, Josue

10

Davies, Travis

12

Garcia, Sebastian

11

DeRosia, Jacob

10

Davis, Camille

12

Gardner, Nic

11

Diaz, Carlos

10

Day, Emmali

12

Garn, Trevor

11

Dohner, Chelsea

10

Daybell, Emma

12

Gashler, Kyle

11

Donnelly, Brenna

10

Dodson, Caleb

12

Glover, Daniel

11

Dore', Medina

10

Dohner, Scott

12

Goodrich, David

11

Drazan, Jessica

10

Draper, Alexandra

12

Gordon, Chance

11

Duncan, Spencer

10

Dwiggins, Kyle

12

Graham, Matthew

11

Dwiggins, Reid

10

Eaton, Ashley

12

Graves, Emma

11

Eaton, Hank

10

Elison, Taylor

12

Grosland, Cari

11

Egbert, Sadie

10

Elliott, Darian

12

Gutierrez, Shawn

11

Eifert, McKinlee

10

Elliott, Timothy

12

Hales, Ryan

11

Eliason, Caleb

10

Evans, Grant

12

Hall, Hillary

11

Engelking, Sky

10

Evans, Scott

12

Hansen, Isabella

11

Englund, Kyle

10

Farester, Madelyn

12

Hatch, Benjamin

11

Erickson, Caroline

10

Felix, Natalie

12

Hatch, Kristi

11

Esklund, Cynthia

10

Fischer, Micah

12

Henderson, Shawnee

11

Ewing, Zachary

10

Fitzgerald, Matthew

12

Hoffman, Haley

11

Farr, Darby

10

Foster, Kinsley

12

Hollister, Melanie

11

Fisher, Alexis

10

Fredrickson, Jennifer

12

Houtz, Natasha

11

Fletcher, Kiana

10

Freeman, Alissa

12

Hullinger, Connor

11

Fox, Preston

10

Gage, Alison

12

Huntsman, Austin

11

Freeborn, Britney

10

Garcia, Yazmin

12

Hutchings, Irisa

11

Frei, Sydney

10

Gillies, Mark

12

Johnson, Matthew

11

Frossard, Taylor

10

Gleave, Mckenna

12

Johnson, Miranda

11

Fullmer, Cooper

10

Goodman, Kaisa

12

Kester, Karson

11

Garcia, Alondra

10

Graham, Nathan

12

Killpack, Koaly

11

Gardanier, Tyler

10

Grant, Mckenzie

12

Kim, Kaleb

11

Gardner, Owen

10

Graves, Tyler

12

Kitchen, Bradley

11

Garrard, Jodie

10

Groneman, Amanda

12

Krieger, Caroline

11

Garza, Andrew

10

Hammond, Celeste

12

Kroneberger, Kyle

11

Gillies, Brooke

10

Hammouri, Olivia

12

Kusaka, Juri

11

Gilson, Kailee

10

Hanks, Brooklyn

12

Lange, Brooke

11

Girot, Lily

10

Hansen, Belle

12

Larson, Samuel

11

Goodsell, Adrianne

10

Hansen, Jasmine

12

LeFevre, Courtney

11

Haden, Sydney

10

Harding, Matthew

12

Littleton, Tanner

11

Hanks, Kaitlynn

10

Hatfield, Auston

12

Longhurst, Mallory

11

Hanks, Megan

10

Helmer, Montgomery

12

Malone, Jacob

11

Hansen, Derek

10

Hicken, Sydney

12

Mantei, Destiny

11

Hansen, Kaitlyn

10

Hjorth, Katie

12

Marett, Nate

11

Hargett, Gabe

10

Holland, Tori

12

Markham, Forrest

11

Harris, Damon

10

Howell, Brooklyn

12

Martinez, Kenia

11

Harrison, Eric

10

Howell, Jentry

12

McAfee, Colin

11

Haupt, Lindsay

10

Hu, Yin-Jun

12

McCarron, Mark

11

Holmberg, Christian

10

Hulet, Brittany

12

McCausland, Maggie

11

Hooley, Brittany

10

Israelsen, Nathan

12

McClain, Rebekah

11

Hullinger, Kate

10

Jablonsky, Raymond

12

Merideth, Gentry

11

Humble, John

10

Jacobsen, Allison

12

Messerly, Brittanye

11

Hunt, Mckaylee

10

James, Nicole

12

Morris, Mackenzie

11

Hutchison, Vincent

10

Jenkins, Nicole

12

Mounteer, Austin

11

Ireland, Victoria

10

Jennings, EmilyJean

12

Murray, Mitchell

11

Irvine, Ambri

10

Jennings, NatalieJo

12

Nackos, Kade

11

Irvine, Thomas

10

Jensen, Taylor

12

Nance, Alyssa

11

Jay, Emily

10

Johnson, Ashley

12

Navarro, Concepcion

11

Jenkins, McKenna

10

Johnson, Mykal

12

Nawahine, Malia

11

Jensen, Caden

10

Jones, Jennifer

12

Nelson, Amanda

11

Jensen, Sienna

10

Jordan, Kaycie

12

Nelson, Jared

11

Johnson, Jake

10

Kanzee, Nikki

12

Nelson, Stephen

11

Jones, Nathan

10

Kelley, Sarah

12

Newman, Aleksandra

11

Joyner, Kourtney

10

Kerby, Kaydie

12

Nolasco, Christina

11

Joyner, Madisen

10

Klauck, Liz

12

Ogles, Benjamin

11

Kass, Jacqueline

10

Knowlton, Kristin

12

Osborn, Melissa

11

Kawai, Anne

10

Knudsen, Aleska

12

Packard, Hannah

11

Kelly, Tyler

10

Lady, Ellie

12

Padgett, Nicole

11

Keyser, Aubree

10

Lazenby, Angel

12

Parker, Joseph

11

King, Kristen

10

Lewis, Caroline

12

Patel, Janki

11

Krutsch, Jennifer

10

Lister, Lexi

12

Patrick, Sarah

11

Lamb, Kylie

10

Mageno, Eric

12

Patten, Maddie

11

Lee, Eric

10

Marchbanks, Megan

12

Peterson, Braden

11

Lee, Madison

10

Martin, Austin

12

Peterson, Malia

11

Leslie, Braedon

10

Martinez, Michael

12

Pilcher, Lauren

11

Lindsey, Ian

10

Massimini, Andrew

12

Pope, Travis

11

Lister, Gentri

10

McCray, Caleb

12

Potter, Cicely

11

Lopez, Liliana

10

McKell, Kaleena

12

Prawitt, Emily

11

Lowe, Joee

10

McMullin, Madison

12

Preston, Kiaya

11

Lugo, Abraham

10

McQueen, Melissa

12

Prothero, Mckenzie

11

Luther, Jonathan

10

Mencarelli, Claudia

12

Puckett, Rachel

11

Maccabee, Aleksandar

10

Metcalf, McKell

12

Rencher, Halley

11

Manwaring, Brenn

10

Metler, Christina

12

Ricks, Chelsea

11

Marshall, Katelynn

10

Middlebrook, Courtney

12

Ripley, Sara

11

Maughan, Allan

10

Miles, Jacob

12

Rosenberg, Leksi

11

McConnell, Duncan

10

Milner, MaKenzie

12

Rowe, Elsie

11

McNeil, Jehni

10

Morales Mendoza, Juan

12

Ruiz, Alejandra

11

Merrill, Emily

10

Mortensen, Lesli

12

Salazar, Alexis

11

Mertz, McKay

10

Mortensen, Sarah

12

Sauvageau, Austen

11

Miller, Megan

10

Munn, Michaela

12

Seamons, Payton

11

Mitchell, Nathaniel

10

Murdoch, Michaela

12

Sheffield, Julianna

11

Monson, Madison

10

Murdoch, Morgan

12

Simmons, Jacob

11

Morgan, Makayla

10

Murphy, McKay

12

Simms, Paul

11

Morris, John

10

Murray, Ryan

12

Simons, Kelsi

11

Morrison, Jesica

10

Nadauld, Stephen

12

Singer, Addison

11

Morrison, Keaton

10

Nelson, Hannah

12

Slack, Elizabeth

11

Mortensen, Mckenzie

10

Noorda, Tyler

12

Sly, Amanda

11

Mousser, Tyler

10

Olivas, Dallyne

12

Smallcomb, Tayli

11

Murphy, Taylor

10

Olivas, Darienne

12

Smith, Katherine

11

Myers, Derek

10

Payne, Alyssa

12

Smith, Riley

11

Nadauld, Nicholas

10

Paynter, Meghan

12

Staheli, Jordan

11

Neel, Daxton

10

Paystrup, Mitchell

12

Staheli, Madison

11

Negus, Megan

10

Pearce, Olivia

12

Stapel, Mirinda

11

Nelson, Radley

10

Pena, Stephany

12

Stark, Dallen

11

Nielson, Abby

10

Penrose-Cox, Justin

12

Stoddard, Kara

11

Niu, Matthew

10

Petro, Audrianna

12

Stubbs, Vanessa

11

Noll, Jessi

10

Pike, Holly

12

Sumsion, Camille

11

Nusink, Danica

10

Quezada, Justina

12

Sumsion, Holly

11

O'Brien, Makade

10

Randall, Russell

12

Swapp, Brooke

11

Ockey, Jordon

10

Randolph, Sarah

12

Terry, Marie

11

Oliva, Dulce

10

Rawle, Emily

12

Thorpe, Payton

11

Ollerton, Justin

10

Regan, Emily

12

Tingey, Amy

11

Oman, Tyler

10

Ridge, Lauren

12

Torres, Victor

11

Page, Makayla

10

Rios, Mosiah

12

Trunnell, Ethan

11

Park, Griffin

10

Rodeback, Ali

12

Tunstall, Kristoffer

11

Park, Savannah

10

Rojas, Alejandro

12

Tuttle, Melissa

11

Parkinson, Andre

10

Ross, Landon

12

Ulibarri, Carlo

11

Payne, Kevin

10

Rowland, Lauren

12

Vance, Nikki

11

Paynter, Jordan

10

Rufell-Simmons, Audrey

12

Villar, Victor

11

Penrod, Audrey

10

Ruiz, Luis

12

Wake, Brendan

11

Perkins, Torrey

10

Schroeppel, Samantha

12

Walker, Taylor

11

Petersen, Brandon

10

Scott, Peter

12

Welch, Konner

11

Peterson, Hannah

10

Seegmiller, Annika

12

White, Elizabeth

11

Pool, Trevor

10

Setzer, Thomas

12

Wilson, Hayden

11

Pope, Collin

10

Shaw, Adam

12

Winegar, Ari

11

Prusak, Matthew

10

Shields, Erin

12

Wolf, Brandon

11

Quezada, Cesar

10

Shields, Ty

12

Wright, Levi

11

Ramirez, Nancy

10

Shoemaker, Rhetta

12

Xue, Michelle

11

Reber, Mark

10

Sly, Sean

12

Young, Erik

11

Ridge, Jacob

10

Smith, Jake

12

Young, Gina

11

Rothe, Katelyn

10

Smith, Mytchell

12

Zamora, Codie

11

Schmitz, Noah

10

Smith, Zachary

12

 

 

Schreiner, Max

10

Sorenson, Carli

12

 

 

Setzer, Jack

10

Spencer, Keanu

12

 

 

Shields, Devynn

10

Stinson, Adam

12

 

 

Skinner, Savannah

10

Strachan, Cameron

12

 

 

Smith, Jackson

10

Stradling, Jacob

12

 

 

Smith, Paige

10

Swan, Quinn

12

 

 

Spencer, Ben

10

Swenson, Sydnie

12

 

 

Steed, Braxton

10

Thurman, Tyler

12

 

 

Stewart, Kalin

10

Tomco, Sarah

12

 

 

Stewart, Korteney

10

Tuft, Kristen

12

 

 

Stoddard, Aaron

10

Udall, Allison

12

 

 

Sumsion, Jason

10

Valdez, Tania

12

 

 

Sumsion, Tyler

10

Vinson, David

12

 

 

Sutterfield, Morgan

10

Walker, Lawrence

12

 

 

Taylor, Christopher

10

Walker, Megan

12

 

 

Thomas, Erin

10

Waugh, Katrina

12

 

 

Tischner, Haylee

10

Webster, Declan

12

 

 

Tuft, Spencer

10

Wells, Mary

12

 

 

Turcios, Fernando

10

Wheeler, Aimee

12

 

 

Villicana, Cesilia

10

Wheeler, Zachary

12

 

 

Wagstaff, Katya

10

White, Kyrsten

12

 

 

Watts, Sydney

10

Whittle, Jordyn

12

 

 

Wheeler, Lyndsay

10

Williams, Christal

12

 

 

White, Tanner

10

Willmore, Jacob

12

 

 

Whitlock, Brett

10

Wolfe, Kaylee

12

 

 

Willmore, Nathan

10

Wood, Rebekah

12

 

 

Wilson, Bryce

10

Woolsey, Cassidy

12

 

 

Wilson, Stetson

10

Yazzie, Raymundo

12

 

 

Wood, Lydia

10

Young, Elizabeth

12

 

 

Woolsey, Cody

10

Young, Miriam

12

 

 

Wylie, Clifford

10

 

 

 

 

Zamora-Wilson, Nicole

10

 

Congratulations Springville High FFA

Attributions: 
by Monica Giffing, FFA Adviser
Picture 1--left to right: Jason Averett, Lauren Ridge, and Dakoda Mower - State FFA Degree recipients.jpg
Picture 2-- Andalyn Hall by Science Fair Board.jpg
Picture 3--left to right: M. Giffing, advisor, Darryl Barnes, Jason Troendle (National FFA Secretary), Laura and Sam Stewart, Parents of Darryl Barnes.jpg

Springville High FFA students recently attended the State FFA Convention on March 9-10 and received many honors and awards.  Andalyn Hall placed 1st in the Agri-Science Animal Systems category and will soon compete for a trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this coming October.  Andalyn is also representing Springville High’s FFA and Springville Jr. High at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair at Brigham Young University next week. 

Caitlin Dinkel competed in the creed contest and did quite well.  Darryl Barnes was named 2nd runner up as the Star State Greenhand in Production Agriculture for his project of raising and selling market steers.

Jason Averett, Lauren Ridge, and Dadoka Mower received their State FFA Degree recognition for three years of membership and a commitment to an agricultural project.

Past students Logan Jones and Miles Beach were recognized for receiving their American FFA Degree and will again be recognized at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October of 2012.

Springville FFA recently received a $2,000 Food for All grant to assist with our community garden that is located at the Nebo Learning Center.  All the plants for this garden are being grown in our Springville High greenhouse and will be managed all summer by FFA members. All produce raised will be free to the public and any surplus donated to the Utah Food Bank.  Christina Nolasco has been an integral part of this success.

Picture 1:  left to right--Jason Averett, Lauren Ridge, and Dakoda Mower - State FFA Degree recipients

Picture 2:  Andalyn Hall by Science Fair Board

Picture 3:  left to right --M. Giffing, FFA Adviser, Darryl Barnes, Jason Troendle  (National FFA Secretary), Laura and Sam Stewart, Parents of Darryl Barnes

Boys Tennis improves during preseason

Attributions: 
by Raymond Jablonsky, SHS Staff Writer & Photographer
Tyler Mousser (AKA Bowser)

The Springville Red Devil boys tennis team recently had two preseason matches.  The first match was against Lehi on Thursday, March 8.   Lehi managed to beat Springville 3-2.  

Although the Red Devils lost their first match, that only motivated the players to practice harder in hopes of beating the Lions in their upcoming match against Payson High school.   The team has a few more preseason games to play to help them prepare for the fast approaching regional season. 

Photos by Raymond Jablonsky

The Curious Savage

Attributions: 
by McKenna Nuzman and Shayne Bailey, SHS Staff Writers
The Curious Savage
Dallin Droubay and Carli Sorenson
left to right--Dallin Droubay, Brennon Schow, Shanae Curtis, Eric Mageno
Matt Niu playing violin
Eric Mageno and Carli Sorenson

Springville High School recently performed the play, “The Curious Savage.”  The Curious Savage is about a woman who gets put in to a mental hospital, and she hid $10,000 in bonds. Her children are trying to figure out where the bonds are; so, Mrs. Savage sends them on many journeys and wrong turns to find where the money is. Later on they figure out that she has hid the bonds in a teddy bear that she brought to the hospital.

“The play and cast were great!”  The Teddy Bear was my favorite character throughout the whole play.  In the end it’s revealed that it has a secret,” said Jon Jones.

“The Curious Savage was funny and very entertaining. Mrs. Savage was one of my favorite characters; she was very good at tricking others.  Also, Fairy-May was so CRAZY,” said Niki Chappell.

“All the characters were portrayed well; also they brought to life their characters well. Mrs. Savage was a caring, friendly, and extremely funny,” said Mr. Binks.

The play was a great experience for everyone.  The moral of the play was that money doesn’t matter and shouldn’t be the only thing that brings a family together.

CTE Month Celebration

Attributions: 
by Diane Hartman, CTE Counseling Coordinator
Michael Creviston, Computer Programming student
Jacob Malone, Desktop Publishing_Newspaper student

February was CTE month at Springville High School.  The celebration began with balloons, career pathway flyers, and CTE class bookmarks. On February 2, Springville High CTE teachers and counselors hosted a “CTE Fair” in the main gym during lunch.  Teachers shared exciting activities happening in their CTE classes; in return, students received detention credit and an ice cream bar for attending. 

Teachers continued throughout February to share career information related to their classes.  In addition, a texting poll challenge was held, as were live interviews of CTE teachers on morning announcements.

A BINGO scavenger hunt encouraged students to seek out answers to questions about CTE classes and teachers at Springville High. Those who completed the full scavenger hunt were entered into a drawing at the end of the month.  The winner received a gift certificate to the Red Devil Den Bookstore.

CTE month ended with a mini career fair in which 18 representatives from businesses, colleges, and military divisions met with students during lunch to stimulate interest in a variety of careers. All in all, students learned in February that Career and Technical Education classes at Springville High lead to great careers and successful futures.

Spirit Bowl

Attributions: 
photos by Whitney Richmond and Raymond Jablonski, SHS Staff Photographers
1 of 11
Student body has spirit
Katie Anderson, Morgan Murdock
Crowd looking up
Brooke Lange, Spencer Tuft
Student body has spirit
Teacher Dance
Michael Bartholomew
Landon Andersen
Student body has spirit
Jake Condie

Last week, February 27 – March 2, Springville High student body celebrated Red Devil Spirit Week.  Students celebrated by dressing up the entire week and ending on Friday, March 2, with a Spirit Bowl Assembly.

Alejandro Rojas crowned Mr. Springville 2012

Attributions: 
by Angie Meacham, Student Council Adviser
Alejandro Rojas (center) crowned Mr. Springville 2012
Alejandro Rojas crowned
Alejandro Rojas crowned Mr. Springville 2012
Alejandro Rojas crowned Mr. Springville 2012

Twelve talented young men competed for the title of Mr. Springville, Saturday, February 18. Theme for the event was “Zero to Hero” and the entire evening was filled with dancing, amazing talents, incredible swimwear and dashing formalwear! Contestants also competed in several competitions throughout the week (action figure day, leg day, cake day, and costume day) which added to their final scores on Saturday night.

Alejandro Rojas also known as “pickles” was crowed Mr. Springville 2012. Other attendants were 1st – Ty Shields, 2nd – Jordan Jacobson, 3rd – Mytch Smith and 4th – Michael Bartholomew.

All Mr. Springville contestants showed this night what an incredible student body Springville High is made up of.

Contestants were 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.

Photos by Jacob Malone and Shane Roberts, SHS Staff Photographers

2012 Wrestling State Tournament

Attributions: 
By Tayli Smallcomb and Aaron Brown, SHS Staff Writers

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.

Mighty Red Devil Swimmers Splash-tac​ular at 4A State

Attributions: 
by Kenzee Hargett, Swim Team Co-Captain
from left to right--Melissa McQueen(SR), Lauren Pilcher(JR), Kenzee Hargett(SR), Payton Acor(FR)
SHS Swim Team at State Competition
SHS Swim Team at State Competition

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.

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From left to right
Melissa McQueen(SR), Lauren Pilcher(JR), Kenzee Hargett(SR), Payton Acor(FR)

 

 

SHS Announces 2011-2012 Sterling Scholars

Attributions: 
by Justin Coplen and Haylee Tischner, SHS Staff Writers
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Amanda Groneman_Family and Consumer Science
Ashley Eaton_English
Benjamin Krutch_Music
Casey Ashcraft_Science
Kate Baxter_Art
Lesli Mortensen_Business and Marketing
Mary Wells_Dance
McKenna Thomas_Speech and Drama
Michael Bartholomew_Mathematics
Rebekah Brau_Foreign Language
Rhetta Shoemaker_Social Science
Timothy Elliott_Technical Trade

Twelve Springville High students have been selected as Sterling Scholars for 2011-2012. The students chosen will now go on to the state competition on February 15; the final judging will occur on February 29, 2012.  The following are the categories and students have been chosen to compete: 

Social Science: Rhetta Shoemaker, daughter of Lorie Reese and Bryan Shoemaker, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Rhetta Shoemaker enjoys how interesting the subjects are in this category, “Especially because they have a direct application to our lives,” said Rhetta.   Rhetta plans on attending Brigham Young Univesity, as her entire family has gone there.  Her inspiration is her mother and grandmother, she says, “They have gone through difficult times but were able to overcome them with diligence, dedication, and optimism.”

Music: Benjamin Krutsch, son of John and Alison Krutsch, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Benjamin Krutsch enjoys preforming for others, he says, “There is just something about being able to share my talent with others; plus, I have not found a pleasure equal to the one I have felt after a great performance.” For college he plans on attending BYU, he states, “The music school at BYU is one of the finest in the country; plus, I bleed blue.” His inspiration was his great-grandfather, he feels as if he is reviving a long lost family tradition as his great-grandfather was a vocalist before the depression. Benjamin gives this advice to all aspiring musicians: “Make sure that you love your music. If you are happy with your music, it won’t matter what other people think.”

English: Ashley Eaton, daughter of Wendy and Dael Eaton, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Ashley Eaton enjoys being able to express herself, she says, “There’s something satisfying about carefully crafting a passage to creatively articulate my opinions and ideas.”  Her college plans include attending BYU, she states, “I like the atmosphere and religious focus on campus and in the classes.” Her inspiration was her dad and her grandma she says, “My dad instilled in me a love for reading and my grandma helped me refine my skills.” Ashley gives this advice to all English majors: “Read.  By reading the work of many different authors and literacy masters, you can learn a great deal about style, rhetorical strategies, and the mechanics of writing.”

Business and Marketing: Lesli Mortensen, daughter of Preston and Collette Mortensen, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Lesli Mortensen loves how you can use the knowledge you gain from Business and Marketing in everyday life, she says, “The skills and knowledge you receive from studying business and marketing can be an asset no matter what career you go into.”  Her college plans include attending BYU because she enjoys the atmosphere on campus. Her inspiration was Mrs. Shauna Binkerd because she was the teacher who interested her in business and instilled excitement in her about the potential opportunities in business and marketing. Lesli gives this advice to all entrepreneurs: “Use your talent to set you apart; if you’re good with computers, study the importance of technology and social media in business.  If you’re social look into public speaking, find your talent and use it to your advantage.”

Art: Katherine Baxter, daughter of Douglas Alan and Sandra Lynn Baxter, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Katherine Baxter enjoys being able to bring her ideas to life.  Her college plans include attending BYU; she wants to go somewhere local with a good art program. Katherine gives this advice to all Artists: “Just work, you’ll get better with practice.”

Mathematics: Michael Bartholomew, son of David and Lynette Bartholomew, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Michael Bartholomew enjoys the fact that mathematics can be applied to nearly anything, he says, “To be able to analyze and apply math makes things logical and understandable.” His college plans include attending the University of Utah, he states, “I want to be able to stay in Utah while fulfilling my goal to become an architect.” His inspiration was his sister, he says, “She helps me understand concepts and realize the importance of math in life.” Michael gives this advice to all mathematicians: “Math is challenging even for those who it appears to be easy for.  Just stick with it and keep working to understand it, eventually you may find it enjoyable!”

Science: Casey Ashcraft, daughter of Rick and Christina Ashcraft, has been selected as the scholar in this category. Casey Ashcraft enjoys the anatomy aspect of science most.  Her college plans include attending BYU, she states, “I was raised a cougar and will be forever.” Her inspiration was Taylor Sutterfield as he was the sterling scholar last year.

Dance: Mary Wells, daughter of Earle and Debra Wells, was chosen for the dance category. She enjoys dance because of the creative outlet it provides. She feels that through dance she can express herself freely. Her advice to other students in the field is to, “Only dance if you love it.” She plans on attending BYU to earn a dance education major.  She has always been interested in dancing. Her mother was a dancer so she put her children in dance at a young age. Her inspirations are her older sisters, who both have majored in dance.

Trade and Technical Education:  Timothy Elliot, son of T. Lynn and Andrea Elliot, was chosen for the trade and technological education category. He enjoys it because of the creative aspect. He said, “I really love that you can take something and give it an automated character.” His advice to other students in this field is to, “Do something original. Trailers and fire pits don’t count.” Timothy is not quite sure where he wants to go to college, but wants to go somewhere with a good art program.  He plans to get certified in welding so he can have a job to pay for college.  Timothy doesn’t know why he was interested in welding, all that he remembers is seeing welding on the class registration and thinking, “That would be fun.”

Foreign Language:  Rebekah Brau, daughter of James and Michelle Brau, was chosen for the foreign language category. Her favorite part of knowing other languages is the connection she feels with the world. Rebekah’s advice to other students in this field is, “No matter how hard or frustrating it can seem, keep working towards the goal that you have set for yourself.” She plans on attending BYU. She does not know what she wants to major in as of now.  Rebekah says that she has been interested in languages since the 4th grade when she began Spanish immersion.  Her inspirations are her little brothers who were adopted from Guatemala and El Salvador when she was nine. They made her realize that there’s more to the world than the bubble she had been living in.

Family & Consumer Sciences:  Amanda Groneman, daughter of Jon T. and Bonny Jo, was chosen for the family and consumer sciences category.  Amanda’s favorite subject is sewing. She has been sewing for a long time. She says that it is so rewarding when she finishes a sewing project and when she gets that feeling of accomplishment. Her advice to other students in this field is, “Enjoy the classes that you are taking because it is such an opportunity for us to take these FACS classes and relax from our other school work. Also, if you enjoy your class, then continue with it.” Amanda is planning on attending the University of Utah. She does not plan on majoring in family and consumer science, but says it will help her later in life when she has a family of her own. She has always been interested in this field because her mother is a FACS teacher and she started getting her involved when she was very little.  Amanda’s inspiration is her mother because she has taught her all that she knows and has taught her to be successful in life. Her mother has always encouraged her to reach her goals.

Speech/Drama:  McKenna Thomas, daughter of David and Stephanie Thomas, was chosen for the speech/drama category. Her favorite aspect of speech and drama is the way theater can touch people. She likes when you can make a person feel something--or move them in anyway. McKenna’s advice to other students in this field is to, “Go for it.  Don’t think about how dumb people think you look, because in the end, you’re doing it for yourself. Confidence is key.” She has recently applied to BYU Provo because she feels that they honestly have the best programs to continue her education. As of right now she wants to major in this field. She said that she would love to continue performing. She is considering becoming a drama teacher. McKenna has enjoyed performing ever since she was born. She said, “I think there was a spotlight on me. First, it was a love of singing, which leant itself to musical theatre, and nurtured a love of acting in me.” Her inspiration is her friends and family for always encouraging her to develop her talents.

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