It’s always a surprise when something smashes through the wall of a set, especially when it’s an airplane. But this is exactly what happened. The airplane, constructed by Ethan Beach, was part of Springville High School’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
This was a fun musical about a love-struck showgirl, a monkey (well, not a real monkey), a worried producer, a couple of gangsters, and a host of other colorful characters. There was witty dialogue, humorous scenes, and lots of fun songs.
The music was provided by woodwinds, brass, percussion, and a bass that were part of Springville High School’s pit orchestra. The upbeat, jazzy songs left you humming the melodies long after the show was over. Overall, everything was a smashing success.
Monday, Nov 21:
(6pm) Kennedy Clement Track Signing in Cafeteria
(7pm) Musical Performance of The Drowsy Cafeteria, auditorium
(7pm) Softball Signings in Cafeteria
Tuesday, Nov 22:
UCAW Activity—wear college apparel to school for a treat from the Counseling Office, in celebration of Utah College Application Week
Wednesday, Nov 23:
Thursday, Nov 24:
Thanksgiving Break—Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov 25:
Saturday, Nov 26:
For more information, please visit the School Calendar
Selendra Lewis was the winner of the Veteran's Day Assembly Poem Contest. Lewis is the 2016-2017 Springville High English Sterling Scholar. Her poem entitled, “Different Than You,” follows:
Different Than You
Do you hate me because I’m different than you?
We see things differently
We do things differently
We think things differently
But all these differences
You be you
And I’ll care for you
We’re all on a journey
But if we work together
Because peace is better
You don’t hate me because I’m different than you
Because you know that we have peace
Springville High Sophomore Reed Gardner held a special Anti-Underage Drinking Seminar for students and community members on November 14 at Springville High School. Gardner planned and executed the event for his Boy Scout Eagle Project in partnership with the school, Springville City, and the Utah County Health Department.
Guest speaker, Mike Cottam, Utah State Office of Education, taught students the dangers of using alcohol before the age of 21. Cottam’s presentation had the students involved and engaged with demonstrations on how our brains receive and transfer messages.
Gardner received donations and gave out prizes to the captive audience members. The grand prize of a mini-iPad went to an excited Cub Scout in attendance. Good job Reed and good luck at your Scout Board of Review.
No one expected Springville to shut down the typically high scoring Alta in the 4A semifinal state football game, ending 42-14, at Rice Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 11. The Red Devils came to play and win with clean executions, zero turnovers, a disciplined defense, and very few penalties.
Payton Kelepolo had a huge game with 33 carries, 242 yards, and a TD. Four 1-yard TDs from quarterback Jantsen Thorpe put the Red Devils over the top of the Hawks. Viliami Kolomalu is credited with 8 tackles and 2 sacks. Griffan Slavens also had 8 tackles. Cole Bowers and Jackson Murphy each contributed 7 tackles with Bradley Nicol adding 5 tackles and a sack.
Springville needs just one more win to clench the state title. The Red Devils will face East again this year, but now in the championship round. The Red Devils lost to the Leopards in last year's 4A semifinals, 42-14 — the very same score they won by on Friday.
The 4A championship game will be played at Rice Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 18, at 6:30 pm.
On Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, Springville High’s FFA Chapter and Student Council members organized and produced an amazing Veteran’s Day celebration. The morning began with a breakfast provided to local community veteran’s prepared and served by the FFA.
Eagle Scouts began the assembly with a color guard presentation of the flag. Lieutenant Colonel John Darrington was the keynote speaker with the National Anthem sung by Aspen Lambert and God Bless America sung by McKenna Nixon. Selendra Lewis and Bryn Sawnders delivered original written poems honoring Veteran’s Day.
Springville High’s Marching Band played a salute to America including “Taps” played by Jonathan Young on the trumpet.
All who attended were inspired by the patriotism and honor demonstrated by these cherished veterans.
The week of November 7 - 11 was celebrated by Springville High student body with coordinated activities sponsored by the FFA and Student Council. Monday included writing notes and letters to Veterans, Wednesday was assembling care packages, and Friday was celebrated with a best dress Veteran's Day assembly.
The Red Devils jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and continued on to cruise to the victory over Woods Cross in the 4A Quarterfinals finishing with a 43-7 big win. Jantsen Thorpe connected with Brennen Rymer for three scores while teammate Payton Kelepolo had 16 carries for 70 yards adding two rushing touchdowns. Bennett Hullinger added 46 rushing yards in the win.
Springville now faces Alta in the 4A semifinals at Rice Eccles stadium on Friday, November 11, 2:30pm.