Red Devil wrestling, leaving it all on the mat

by Austen Moon and Brynlee Crouch, SHS Staff Writers
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Twenty-five wrestlers comprise the Springville High Red Devil team.  Everybody chooses to wrestle for a different reason.  Some like the challenge of wrestling, while others started at a very young age; but, there are many reasons to get into wrestling.

“I wasn’t planning to wrestle this year, but our team needed a 106 (weight class).  So, I decided to help the team out,” said Savannah Littleton.  Littleton is the only female wrestler on the team.  According to Littleton, the team does not consider her a girl but just another wrestler.

So, what does it take to become a great wrestler?

“It’s the work you put into it.  It doesn’t matter how good you are at wrestling,” said Garrett Spencer, a member of the team. 

According to Hayden Diede, “Hard work and dedication are the two most important qualities of a wrestler.”

“The best wrestlers are the ones who leave it all on the mat, that bring it all and try their hardest,” said Littleton.

Wrestling season started last November and will continue through February.  This week the team heads to regional competition at Timpview High.

2013-2014 Springville Red Devil Wrestling Team:   Joell Andrade, Jake Barson, Hunter Brooke, Kaden Brooke, Leopoldo Betancourt, Nathan Buhler, Sergio Caro, Ammon Christensen, Hayden Diede, Zach Hansen, Tyler Johnson, Trevor Kinross, Savannah Littleton, Sean McQueen, James Nelson, Tevin Nuttal, Bryce Nelson, Boudey Patterson, Cesar Quezada, Garrett Spencer, Spencer Staheli, Nasili Taufuiaeualu, Alex Trujillo, Koby Werry-Zabriski, and Bryce Wilson

photos by Brynlee Crouch (SHS vs Spanish Fork)

Brian Ostler receives educator award

by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Brian Ostler receives educator award

Mr. Brian Ostler, welding teacher at Springville High, received the Section Educator Award from the American Welding Society at their end of year banquet in December.  He was the only high school teacher in the state to receive the award.  The plaque given to him reads, "In recognition of quality instructional performance devoted to the promotion and expansion of welding skills and knowledge."

FFA “Subs for Santa”

By Faith McNalley, Howard Hutchings, and Derick Johnson
FFA students prepare Sub for Santa gifts

Each year at Christmas Springville High’s FFA chapter (Future Farmers of America) hosts and raises money for “Sub for Santa.” This year not only is FFA going to be “Subbing for Santa,” but eight other clubs are joining in the effort including:  Cheer, Dance Company, Latinos in Action, National Honor Society, Drama Guild, Student Government, DECA and the Hope Squad.  Every year United Way provides a list of about 40-50 names of local children who will receive Christmas gifts from Sub for Santa.   

Each club will use money raised from this last year’s Sweethearts Auction to shop and purchase presents for these children, such as clothes, toys, and games.  FFA members have also placed donation boxes around the school for the student body to donate used and in good condition coats to donate for those who need one this winter.  This is a great way to give to children who usually don’t get presents or worry about getting their own parents presents, but Springville High has the privilege to give again to children in need.

DECA – A Marketing Club

By Ernest Devenport and Harrison Grimes, SHS Staff Writers
DECA – A Marketing Club

DECA is a business and marketing club here at Springville High.  DECA members attend competitions around the state. If you enjoy competing with other students and socializing, then DECA might be the club for you.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

DECA’s Springville High President is Sky Anderton.  “I like DECA because it’s a fun way to compete with other people. I joined my sophomore year because it sounded fun, and I stuck with because it was,” said Anderton.  

Klade Smith is another member of DECA, he said, “The competitions are really fun to and it teaches us a lot of new things about marketing.”

DECA’s new adviser is Miss Chelsey Beck.

FBLA students compete at USU

by Carey White, Springville High FBLA Adviser
FBLA -- UVU Aggie Invitational

On Wednesday, November 20, Springville High FBLA students traveled to Utah State University to attend the FBLA Aggie Invitational Competition.  Students competed in various speaking and testing competitions including team events:  Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Emerging Business Issues, Marketing, Public Speaking, and Impromptu Speaking.  Hayden Diede, Tanner White, and Jordon Ockey placed 1st in the Entrepreneurship team event.  Their adviser is Carey White.

From left to right:  Jordon Ockey, Tanner White, Andrea Villalobos, Hayden Diede, Matt Niu, and Spencer Gwilliam

Red Devils Place 3rd & 8th at State Track and Field

by Jeff Wales, Boys Head Track Coach
Track State 2013 Girls 4x4
Track BYU 2013 4x1
Track State 2013 Boys 4x1
Track State 2013 Mindy Stapel
Track State 2013 Mindy and Genna

The Lady Red Devils Girls Track and Field Team took a commanding third place win in State competition, Boys Team was eighth. Highlights of the meet were: Mindy Stapel was high point athlete of the meet for 4A Girls scoring 34 points. She took 1st in long jump, 2nd high jump, 2nd 100m hurdles, and 2nd 300m hurdles. She also broke the 300m hurdles school record. Freshman Megan Robinson was 8th in the 1600m (freshman school record, top freshman in state), and 10th in the 800m (also a freshman record). Genna Murray was 4th in the 300m hurdles (sophomore record). McKayla Montgomery was 7th in the 200m, and 8th in the 400m. Holly Sumsion was 8th in high jump. The 4x400 relay team of Genna Murray, Megan Robinson, Teija Rosenberg, and McKayla Montgomery placed 2nd.  The 4x100m relay team of Ciara Snapp, McKayla Montgomery, Genna Murray, and Teija Rosenberg placed 4th.  The Medley relay team of Ciara Snapp, Jena Murdock, Teija Rosenberg, and Megan Robinson placed 7th (school record).

Jessi Noll took 5th in the 200m (new school record) and 6th in the 100m (new school record). Kalin Snapp was 7th in the 200m. Dallen Stark was 3rd in high jump, 8th in the 300m hurdles. Nik Grosland 8th in the discus. The 4x100m relay team of Kalin Snapp, Jake Johnson, Taylor Cannon, and Jessi Noll were 2nd.  The 4x400m relay team of Taylor Cannon, Jake Johnson, Kalin Snapp, and Jessi Noll took 4th (school record).

Class of 2013 Co-Salutatorians Named

photo by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013

Heather Killpack (left) and Kristi Hatch (right) named Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2013.

SHS Orchestra Teacher wins top award

by Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
Dr. Tsugawa

Congratulations to Sam Tsugawa, recipient of the 2013 Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education.  The Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Foundation will honor Dr. Tsugawa, six other music educators, and other accomplished arts educators from around Utah at a banquet on Tuesday, May 21.  Each award recipient will receive a $2500 grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to be used in their respective arts programs.  

Mike Brown, principal of Springville High School, and other colleagues who nominated Dr. Tsugawa for the Sorenson Legacy Award wrote, “Dr. Tsugawa is a respected advocate for the arts.”  His involvement as a public school music educator, teacher mentor, and senior adult music advocate is “evidence of the lasting legacy of music education experiences Dr. Tsugawa has imparted for his students, his profession, and the community.  His contributions to music teaching and learning will ensure a tradition of quality music education for generations.”  

Congratulations, Dr. Tsugawa!

SHS Talent Show

Jackson Averett and Erin Thomas
Annee and Brooke Lange
Ethan Knowlton and Cordon Farris
Caden Swenson
Cordon Farris
Men's Choir

On Friday, April 26, Springville High held it's annual student body talent show.  We have amazing talent at SHS!

Lunch and an Artist -- featuring Emma Graves

Carey White, SHS Newspaper Adviser
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Lunch and an Artist

On Wednesday, May 8, Springville High's library sponsored "Lunch and an Artist" featuring SHS's Art Sterling Scholar, Emma Graves. Emma showcased her art work and spoke with students and faculty celebrating her success as an artist and encouraging others to pursue their own passion in art. Emma's art teacher is Mr. Alan Lewis, who is retiring this year after teaching at Springville High for over 30+ years.