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SHS welcomes new U.S. Studies and Government teacher

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2015-11-18 13:22
by: Alex Farrell and Zuki Kaufmann, SHS News Writers

This week we received the opportunity to interview and get to know our new U.S. Studies/Government teacher Mrs. Kara Hernandez.  She is very happy to be here at Springville High.  She attended Brigham Young University before she came to teach at SHS.  She wants to help create a positive and fun learning environment for each of her students.  Hernandez hopes that students will leave her classroom with a clear understanding of why History/Government is important and also learn values of how to be successful outside school.

She has been happily married for one year now to her husband Dave.  Some of her interests are music and physical exercise.  One of her past unusual jobs was teaching flute lessons when she was in high school.  Let’s all give Mrs. Hernandez a warm welcome and a great year at SHS.

Academic All State

Submitted by carey.white on Wed, 2015-11-18 13:20
photo by Andrew Trevenen, SHS News

Congratulations to the following students receiving Academic All State honors:

Volleyball:  Analyse Fischio, Carmen Payne, Amanda Schultz
Soccer:  Alexis Monson, Meagan Morrill, Alyssa Oman
Boys Cross Country:  Austin Galbraith

Red Devils lose to Leopards in semifinal state game, 42-14

Submitted by carey.white on Sun, 2015-11-15 19:52
by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser (photos by Mark Spencer)

Springville’s undefeated Red Devils made their goal—to play at Rice Eccles stadium supported by bus loads of SHS students, faculty, staff, and fans.  In an exciting race to the 4A state football championship, Springville knew getting past East wouldn’t be easy. 

The Red Devils played with high-risk and high-intensity.  In the first half, Springville opted to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal twice in the red zone and came away with zero points both times, which resulted in a halftime score of 14-0, in favor of East.

In the second half of the game, East scored 28 points. East had about a dozen big plays--four of which ended in touchdowns.

Springville was led by Devyn Tate, who rushed the ball nine times for 89 yards and Payton Kelepolo, who rushed for both of the Red Devils' touchdowns.  Kelepolo, the junior running back, scored the Red Devils’ only other touchdown with 59 seconds left in the game--a 3-yard run.

East’s quarterback Jonnie Lang, danced around and through Springville's defense to rack up 280 yards and four touchdowns on just 19 rushes. He was also 3 of 5 passing for 98 yards and a touchdown.

photos by Mark Spencer

Veterans Celebration

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:14
photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Veterans Honored at Assembly
Military Guest Speaker, Mr. Gabbitas, Navy
Veterans Honored at Assembly
Band Performs at Veterans Day Assembly
Aspen Lamber, Bailey Bird, and Elise Willmore write an perform original Veterans Day song
Band Performs at Veterans Day Assembly

All week, Springville High students, faculty, and staff are celebrating and recognizing our Veterans.  FFA club and Student Government have organized activities for the week starting with a poem contest won by Sarah Emmett.  Tuesday morning the FFA club and student government hosted a Veteran’s breakfast and assembly “Honoring All Who Served.”   SHS Marching Band performed at the assembly, including a moment of silence with a “Taps” solo.   Aspen Lamber, Bailey Bird, and Elise Willmore wrote and performed an original Veterans Day song.

All week students can write thank you notes to Veterans which will be part of a “Flag of Remembrance.”  On Friday students will have the opportunity to assemble care packages for soldiers.

Undefeated and Unfazed

Submitted by carey.white on Tue, 2015-11-10 15:18
by: Madie Burns and Shy Speers, SHS News Writers (photos by Mark Spencer)

On Friday, October 6, Springville High’s varsity football team took on Murray High in the state 4A quarterfinals. The game ended in defeat for Murray when they weren’t able to score a single point, ending in Springville shutting out Murray, 35-0.  Springville advances to the semifinals.  Springville kept their unchanged record and are still undefeated.

After a slow start, the Red Devils exploded for 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a commanding lead, and didn't look back en route to the victory over Murray.  Devyn Tate ran for a 70-yard TD, and Brennen Rymer contributed a pick 6 in the win. 

Next week Springville will travel to Rice Eccles stadium to play East High’s football team in the state semifinal matchup.  Springville (11-0) is paired with East (9-2), in the class 4A
 semifinals this Thursday, November 12. The question on everyone’s mind is will they come out on top.

Lady Red Devils knock off local rival Golden Eagles

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2015-10-02 22:54
photos by Blanca Martinez, SHS News Photographer

On Thursday, October 1, Springville High’s Lady Red Devil varsity volleyball team hosted local rival Maple Mountain Golden Eagles ending in a Red Devil victory, 3-1.

Amanda Schultz had 17 kills and 14 digs while Cassidy Bowers added 19 digs as Springville knocked off Maple Mountain in four sets. Courtney Mackay also contributed 36 assists while Carmen Payne had 13 digs for the home team. 

Red Devils Win First Annual UIAAA Invite

Submitted by carey.white on Fri, 2015-10-02 21:26
by Joshua Ornelas, SHS News Writer
Boys Varsity Team 1st Place
Girls Varsity Team 2nd Place
Ella Park (Fr)
Grant Gardner (Fr)
Haden Penrod (Jr)
Josh Ornelas (Jr)
Julie Sumsion (Jr)
Mariah Skinner (Fr)

The cross country team traveled to Spanish Fork to participate in the first annual UIAAA (Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Invitational on September 18.  The Lady Red Devils cross country team took second place, first in the 4A state division and region being led by Junior Julie Sumsion.  The Red Devil boys team ended up winning the meet led by Freshman sensation Grant Gardner.  This is the first time that the boys have won a meet in a long time and same goes for the girls.  The team had eight individual medalists; at least one top finisher per race.

The Medalists are as follows:

JV Frosh/Soph (Boys)
Adam Krieger (Fr) 5th
Devin Pancake (So) 6th

JV Frosh/Soph (Girls)
Natalya Love (Fr) 6th

JV Jr/Sr (Boys)
Kaden Nissen (Jr) 10th

JV Jr/Sr (Girls)
Megan Skinner (Jr) 2nd

Varsity Girls
Julie Sumsion (Jr) 2nd

Varsity Boys
Grant Gardner (Fr) 2nd
Haden Penrod (Jr) 11th  

The team has done exceptionally well this season and they are now ranked 1st in the region for boys and girls.  The athletes are having fun and they are excited to see how the rest of the season plays out for them.  The team’s next meet will be at the Nebo Invitational hosted by Maple Mountain High School which is going to be one of the biggest races Springville has run in this season.  This year has been a great year and this season has been one of the most successful in school history.  Keep it up Red Devils!

2015 Homecoming Royalty

Submitted by carey.white on Mon, 2015-09-28 14:01
photos by Mark Spencer
Queen - Julia Gonzales
1st Attendant - Lyndsie Jordan
2nd Attendant - Olivia Park
3rd Attendant - Jacqueline Bradford
4th Attendant - Ali Monson

Queen - Julia Gonzales
1st Attendant - Lyndsie Jordan
2nd Attendant - Olivia Park
3rd Attendant - Jacqueline Bradford
4th Attendant - Ali Monson

photos by Mark Spencer


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