Events for the Week of November 28, 2016


Monday, Nov 28:
Indoor Track Begins, downstairs track (3pm Monday thru Thursday)

Tuesday, Nov 29:

Wednesday, Nov 30:
Winter Captain’s Academy
(3:30pm) Boys’ Basketball vs Mt View

Thursday, Dec 1:
(5pm) Wrestling @ Payson
(7pm) Winter Dance Concert

Friday, Dec 2:
Swimming @ Canyon View Invite
Wresting @ Skyhawk Showdown
(3:30pm) Boys’ Basketball @ Mt Crest
(3:30pm) Girls’ Basketball vs Cedar City

Saturday, Dec 3:
Swimming @ Canyon View Invite
Wresting @ Skyhawk Showdown

For more information, please visit the School Calendar


D'Velles Perform at Rice Eccles Stadium

photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

During the football 4A championship game, Springville High's D'Velles Drill Team performed.  Springville faced East in the 4A Utah state championship football game on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.  East won 48-20.

Red Devils finish 2nd in 4A State Football Championship

photos by Lynn Brereton and Erin Call, SHS News Photographers

Undefeated Springville faced undefeated East in the 4A state championship high school football game in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. East won 48-20.

Springville finished 2nd in 4A State and a respectable 4th of all Utah teams according to Preece’s Power Poll (final). 

Rank/Team/2016 Record/Note

  1. East (4A)/14-0/Jaylen Warren an unstoppable force
  2. Bingham (5A)/14-0/Miners hold off Lone Peak to win 5A crown
  3. Lone Peak (5A)/12-2/Two losses on season to 5A champs
  4. Springville (4A)/12-1/23-2 in last two seasons earns huge respect

Congratulations to the Red Devils on an amazing season.

Red Devils race in Nike Southwest Regional Championships

photos by Heather Penrod

Congratulations to the Cross Country teams that did extremely well at the Nike Southwest Regional Championships in Casa Grande, Arizona, this week.  The boys took third in the championship race which qualifies them for the Nike Nationals.  Julie Sumsion took 13th overall in the girls championship race.

School Musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" a smashing success

article and photos by Selendra Lewis

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.

Events for the Week of November 21, 2016


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:
Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, Nov 24:
Thanksgiving Break—Thanksgiving Day

Friday, Nov 25:
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, Nov 26:
Thanksgiving Break

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

Senior Selendra Lewis wins poem contest

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?
Because my skin,
My clothes,
My talk
Are not exactly the same?

We see things differently
You say white,
I vote it’s red
Who’s to say what’s right?

We do things differently
You walk
I run
Who’s to say what’s better?

We think things differently
You insist it’s left
I believe it’s right
Who’s to decide which way to go?

But all these differences
Between you and me
Are not a cause for fights
And anger

You be you
And I’ll be me
Each in our own way
Together, but different

And I’ll care for you
And you be friends with me
Because we need each other
Together, but different


We’re all on a journey
It’s long
And bumpy
And hot
And we’re tired

But if we work together
We get pink
And we get there
The scenic way

Because peace is better
Than hate
We don’t need any more war

You don’t hate me because I’m different than you
Because my skin
My clothes
My talk
Are not exactly the same

Because you know that we have peace
Because I’m different than you

Sophomore sponsors anti-underage drinking seminar

by Shannon Acor

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.

Red Devils shut down Hawks in 4A semifinal game, move on to championship game still undefeated

photos by Erin Call and Lynn Brereton, SHS News Photographers

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.