Intense Rivalry Faceoff

by Hyrum Atkinson and Moroni Dominguez, SHS Staff Writers and Photographers
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SHS Students Cheer
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On Friday, September 7, Springville’s Mighty Red Devils went head to head with local rival,
Maple Mountain, ending in a final score of 26- 21, in Maple Mountain’s favor. Springville led the game through the second half, but lost the lead in the last exciting seconds of play.

The game started with a quick tie, 7-7, while intensity between the opposing fans accelerated, yelling chants back and forth. Springville scored again keeping the audience on their feet. Neck and neck once again, the score was tied, 14-14.

Silence riddled the stadium, suspense grew higher than ever. The whistle blew and the linemen engaged; the Red Devils notched another touchdown. However, the Golden Eagles quickly fought back also scoring; but, the Golden Eagles are shut down by the Red Devils when pushing for the extra point, bringing the score to 21-20 in Springville’s favor.

With 30 seconds left, Springville had possession; unexpectedly, Maple Mountain attacks with an interception and scores a final goal winning the game.

Photos by Hyrum Atkinson and Moroni Dominguez

Brandon Curtis 5K Run/Walk

By Colton Carroll, SHS Staff Writer and Photographer
5k run/walk (photo by Colton Carroll)
5k run/walk (photo by Colton Carroll)

The Brandon Curtis Forever Strong 5k Run/Walk was held on Saturday, August 25, at Springville High School. Participants paid a small entry fee and were encouraged to bring a can of food that would be donated to the local food bank. All proceeds benefited the Brandon Curtis Forever Strong Foundation Scholarship Fund administered by Nebo Foundation.

The foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships over the next decade to outstanding student athletes who have proven themselves through Academics, Athletics and Community service and demonstrates a “forever strong” attitude and work ethic.

After Brandon died, his friends put on a big event to bring awareness to Organ Donation. The two cities of Springville and Mapleton made August 28, 2010, “The Brandon Curtis Make a Difference Day.”

“In accordance with that idea, we decided to put together a 5k to keep Brandon’s memory alive and to help make a difference in other’s lives by donating the proceeds to a scholarship fund to help both Springville High and Maple Mountain High students, “said Dianne Curtis.

Curtis said, “The Brandon Curtis 5k is about more than just Brandon or the Curtis family. We want the people in the communities to become more aware of organ donation and the huge difference just saying ‘yes’ can make. The 5k brings people together for a common cause, and it’s a great feeling.”

photos by Colton Carroll

New Cheerleader at SHS

By McKayla Anderson and Haylee Tischner, SHS Staff Writers
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Tesha Credille is the newest member to the Springville High cheerleading team. Credille is a senior, and she has always loved cheerleading.  What is so extraordinary about Credille is that she has Down syndrome, and she is one of Springville High’s special needs students.

Credille said her favorite part of cheerleading is, “All the girls screaming, yelling, dancing, supporting the school, and learning new cheers.”

Mrs. Karen Van Orden, Springville High special needs teacher, said, “Tesha is always kind and friendly; that is one of our mottos, to be kind and friendly.”

Credille says the hardest tasks in cheer are practicing and performing the dances. She practices every first period on B-days with the cheer team, and she also cheers at the football games.

Tesha likes her teammates a lot, and she thinks they are very nice. It was the cheerleaders’ idea to include her on the team. 

Mrs. Van Orden would like to thank the Springville High student body, administration, and cheer team for giving Credille this opportunity to be a big part of our Red Devil school spirit.

Welcome Back Officer Sorensen

by Sky Engelking and Casey Thobe, SHS Staff Writers
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Officer Randy Sorensen is back at Springville High School as our campus officer and law enforcement teacher. He has been teaching law enforcement for 13 years.  Sorensen has served in many different areas in the justice system, but one of his favorites is the task force in which he conducted undercover narcotic investigations for two and half years.

His most unusual job was working at the prison.

“I was the intake officer which means my job was to exchange clothing, strip search inmates, ask questions, and house them,” said Sorensen.

He has also taught law enforcement for Springville Jr. and Landmark High School. When Sorensen was in high school at Timpview High, his favorite subject in school, besides P.E., was auto mechanics (at least before technology became everything).  

Sorensen is married to his wonderful wife, Ursula; and, they have seven boys.  Officer Sorensen is happy to be working here once again and enjoys teaching us, so let’s give him a big welcome back!

Lady Red Devils Volleyball Team 2012-2013

Volleyball Team 2012_13
Seniors from left to right: Malia Peterson, Brooke Caswell, Malia Nawahine, and Gina Young

Introducing the Lady Red Devils Volleyball Team for 2012-2013

Back Row:
Coach Megan Simpson. Coach Kristin Clark, Mikaylay Crystal, Amanda Schultz, Mckenzie Reidhead, Ashlyn Taylor, Katie Johnson, Brooke Caswell, Emma Israelsen, Malia Nawahine, Jacque Kass, Malia Peterson, Alexis DeLange, Courtney Mackay, Mariah White, Stacy Stapel, Coach Justin Snell, Coach Jill Thackeray

Front Row:
Allison Bailey, Ashlyn Ball, Analyse Fischio, Cassie Buhler, Caroline Erickson, Savannah Littleton, Hope Farish, Savannah Bowers, Cassidy Bowers, Bianca Caraveo, Carmen Payne, Addison Bowers, Gina Young

Hello Assembly: Unite to Ignite

by Kat Smith and DC Hollingshead, SHS Staff Writers and Photographers
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On Friday, August 24, Springville High hosted its annual back-to-school “Hello” assembly. The assembly was organized and conducted in the main gym.  As students shuffled through the tightly packed doors trying to find friends and peers, a spark of excitement settled over the student body. Student government helped ignite this “flame” by pumping students up and getting everyone into a great mood for the assembly.

The Hello Assembly was kicked off by Jen Bates singing a more than phenomenal version of our national anthem. Following her performance, student body government was sworn in by Principal Mike Brown.

Cami Sumsion, Brad Kitchen, and Jacob Simmons explained the new and improved “Devil Way.”  Four main points were presented:  honor, respect, unity, and Red Devil pride.

The assembly activities began with a class cheer off, led by the cheer team. Of course, the seniors blew off the roof with their spirited, prideful, and deafening roars. New this year is a sophomore and junior cheer.  Another new addition is a school-wide “flash dance” that is planned to be included at all school sporting events.

Following the cheer, and inducting a new way of introducing our new faculty, was a small, fun ping pong game.  Mr. Lister was among the new teachers participating in the event.  Overall, the seniors dominated the ping pong table.  After that, the lights darkened, and a movie introducing the school clubs and sports was shown.

All of these previous activities built up to the stunning revelation of the student council’s “flash-mob.” This dance brought about an infectious feeling of happiness and laughter to all in attendance. This feeling truly reflects student spirit at Springville High, along with faculty and parents, who were all able to “unite to ignite.” This phrase is our school’s spirit theme for the 2012-2013 year. At the end of the dance, the theme was “illuminated” by a ghost and student council in a dramatic flair of flashlights.

Unfortunately, assemblies can't last forever, and the student body was forced to return to second period.  But, not before singing the school song with the marching band. The marching band played the students out; and, many memories and experiences left the assembly, along with a general feeling that this school year is expected to be legendary and magnificent.

SHS seniors receive over $1.7 million in scholarship monies

Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
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Utah State University Scholarship Recipients
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On Thursday, May 15, the annual Senior Awards Ceremony was held at Springville High.  Altogether, graduating seniors received $1,772,782.76 in scholarship monies.

SHS student ready to face the future

By Peter Scott, SHS Staff Writer
Natalie Shaw

Natalie Shaw is a junior at Springville High school. She has great ambitions for the future and is already working on her career. She is working an internship in psychology at Springville Jr. High.

When asked why she was interested in this line of work, she replied, “I want to be able to help people and kids that go through trauma. I want kids to believe there is always someone there for them.”

During her internship, she travels to the Jr. High and helps teachers teach their students and helps the students with their projects. Shaw enjoys her work even though it’s very stressful. She loves getting to know the students and learning more about them.

In the future, Shaw plans on attending Southern Utah University and majoring in Psychology.

If you’re interested in the internship program, please contact Mrs. Robyn Dunn, Worked-based Learning Coordinator, Springville High, (801) 489-2870, or

Teacher in the Making

By Justin Coplen, SHS Staff Writer
Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson volunteers at Spanish Oak Elementary in Spanish Fork, Utah. Anderson preforms a wide variety of tasks pertaining to teaching and works with the 2nd and 4th grades. Some of those duties include:  Grading Tests, reading to the students, correcting papers students have written, making worksheets, running copies, and timing students on reading to check their fluency.

“I have always been interested in being an elementary school teacher ever since I was little. I love being around little kids, playing with them, and teaching them new things. Being at my internship this term and at a different one last year for two terms, has made me want to be a teacher even more. I’ve learned a lot about how fun the career can be,” said Anderson.

Anderson is very interested in this line of work for the future and has really enjoyed her internship.  She hopes to do something similar with her life. She recommends an internship for those who want the experience to know what to expect in the teaching profession

After high school graduation, Anderson plans on attending Southern Utah University and majoring in Elementary Education.

If you’re interested in the internship program, please contact Mrs. Robyn Dunn, Worked-based Learning Coordinator, Springville High, (801) 489-2870, or