Window on the Workplace

by Kourtney Joyner and Lexi Miller, SHS News Writers

On Monday, February 24, students had the opportunity to listen to Mrs. Litchfield talk about her career in Elementary Education as part of Springville High’s monthly Window on the Workplace lunch seminar series.  Mrs. Litchfield has taught as a 5th grade teacher for the past four years and is currently a computer specialist for first grade to sixth grade at Cedar Bridge Elementary in the Alpine School District. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Utah Valley University and worked an internship at Park Elementary School in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Mr. Lee Litchfield, her husband, said, “She really enjoys having autonomy over her classroom; it allows her to have control over the classroom in what she teaches.”  

For anyone wanting to pursue a career in Elementary Education, Litchfield gives some advice, “There are always surprises about the job. Like surprised by how much time is used for preparing. Watch out for that,” said Litchfield. 

If you are interested in working an internship, see Mr. Lee Litchfield in the Springville High Counseling Center.

Mat of Champions

by Ernest Devenport and Devon Beagley, SHS News Writers
Tevin Nuttal, finished 6th in State Wrestling Tournament

This past wrestling season Springville High had 22 students who were on the Red Devil team.  his winter season. Out of the 22 Springville had three wrestlers qualify for the state wrestling tournament. Zach Hansen and Tevin Nuttal both placed at this event.  Senior Zach Hansen took 2nd in state in his weight division. Junior Tevin Nuttal took 6th at state and Senior Alex Tujillo had an outstanding meet.

“It’s great to place in State!  Started out pretty good,” said Nuttal.

This season, the team was led by new head coach, Todd Killian. With the new coach the team was pretty good.

“Hopefully, we have more people come out to wrestle next year and have more people qualify for state,” said Nuttal.

Marie Condie receives Crystal Apple Teacher Award

by Evelyn Benz and Jonathan Haws, SHS News Writers
Miss Marie Condie receives Crystal Apple Teacher Award

Marie Condie, math teacher here at Springville High, recently received the Crystal Apple Teacher Award.  Condie was very surprised and excited that she won.  Condie was nominated by fellow Springville High colleagues to receive the award.  She has been teaching for 17 years.  Her favorite classes to teach are geometry, calculus, and statistics.  Unfortunately, she no longer gets to teach geometry. Her advice to students is “learn how to work hard.”  She decided to teach math due to a love of mathematics.  She had many other career options, but she noticed that her friends were really struggling in math and that she was able to help them understand problems. Her favorite part about teaching at SHS is that she is still a Red Devil since she also graduated from Springville High and is now a proud teacher.

Her favorite quote is by Marianne Williamson, called “Our Deepest Fear.” 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others,” by Marianne Williamson.

Red Devils, strong state finish

by Carey White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)

On Friday, March 7, the Springville Red Devils faced off against the Orem Tigers in the 4A state boys basketball semifinals ending in favor of Orem, 61-46.

Springville’s Max Schreiner had a big game with 13 points, nine rebounds, and three steals.  Red Devil Kayden Hillstead added 11 points, three 3-point shots, and two assists.  Max Terry and Rhett Clark each added 9 points.

Tiger Quinn Peters recorded 20 points, six rebounds and six assists as Orem pulled away from Springville for the 4A semifinal victory.  Orem’s Richard Harward chipped in with 15 points for the Tigers, with Cooper Holt adding 14.  The game was played at the University of Utah.

photos by Mark Spencer

Red Devils in the 4A semifinals

by Carey White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)

Despite committing 22 turnovers, Springville slid by Roy, 48-45, and into the 4A semifinals thanks to a strong defensive performance. The Red Devils limited Roy to just 32 percent shooting, and offensively Rhett Clark and Max Terry combined for 24 points and 10 rebounds.  Quarterfinal game was played on Wednesday, March 5, at the University of Utah.

photos by Mark Spencer

Springville headed to quarterfinals

by Carey White, SHS News Adviser

On Monday, March 3, the Springville Red Devils met Judge Memorial in the first round of 4A boys basketball state playoff and came off victorious 61-69 launching them into the quarterfinals. 

After leading by as many as 11, the Red Devils withstood a late Judge rally.  Max Terry led Springville with 17 points, with Max Schreiner adding 16.  Springville’s free-throw percentage was 76%.  In the loss, Ryan Pauley led Judge with 25 points.  Game was played at the University of Utah.

Lady Red Devils win back-to-back 4A championship titles

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)
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Springville Senior Savannah Park hit the game winning free throws as the Lady Red Devils are victorious over the Skyline Eagles. Park led the team with 15 points, while center Brooke Wheeler added 10 rebounds, four points and four blocked shots.   Sydnee Taylor led the Eagles with 13 points, while Hillary Weixler added 9 points and 11 rebounds.

This is Springville’s third state title in four years.  Read more at:

photos by Mark Spencer

Lady Red Devils prevail in double OT, headed to semifinals

by Mack Nicol and McKennah Pierce, SHS Staff Writers (photos by Mark Spencer)
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On February 26, Springville High Lady Red Devils varsity basketball prevailed in a nail biting double overtime against Bonneville, 35-33.  With the quarterfinal game tied in double OT 33-33, Savannah Park buried two free throws launching Springville into the semifinals. She also scored 15 points, 2 three-point shots, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals. Brooke Wheeler and Medina Dore each added 8 points.

This game was about defense.  Although Lindsey Johnson finished with just one single point, she turned on the defense heat the entire game.  Head coach Camie Oakey said, “Lindsey doesn’t play a lot of minutes during the game, but she can defend.”

With the win Springville goes to the semifinals on Friday in which they will take on Timpanogos.

photos by Mark Spencer

Red Devils prevail in last home game

photos by Mark Spencer

On Tuesday, February 18, Springville High played its last home game of the season against local Maple Mountain Golden Eagles ending in much needed region victory 57-42.  Max Schreiner and Kayden Hillstead led Springville with a combined 27 points; Rhett Clark added 11 in the win.