Springville High School held their annual Sweethearts week February 15th -20th. This school wide weekly celebration of Valentines started off with girls being nominated to be the crowned SHS sweetheart. These girls that were nominated had different activities that they competed in. The activities included making posters, decorating cakes, herding pigs, a personal interview, and an evening pageant. Sweetheart contestants were Karen Sumsion, Whitney Zufelt, Kylie Adams, Chelsaea Markham, Anne Calkins, Kelsey Frampton, Brianne Draper, Nikki Erekson, Rachelle Pope, ChaiDee Woods, Chelsae Johnston, Nichole Barton, Sierra Henry, and Brittany Christensen.
Winning the poster contest was 1st Sierra Henry, tied for 2nd Brianne Draper and Anne Calkins and 3rd place was Chelsaea Markham. The cake decorating was judged on taste, theme (which was “I Cross my Heart”) and creativity. Kelsey Frampton received 1st place cake decorating, Karen Sumsion 2nd place with Kylie Adams and Nikki Erickson tied for 3rd. The team that won the fastest time with pig herding was Kelsey Frampton and Anne Calkins. Sweetheart’s week ended with a school-wide assembly on Friday, February 19 and a dance on Saturday, February 20. The assembly on Friday included an exciting obstacle course for the girls and an auction where the sweetheart contestants sold fun lunch baskets that helped raise money for Sub-for-Santa program, one FFA’s community service projects. Sweetheart’s royalty was announced at the end of the assembly. Anne Calkins was crowned SHS 2010 sweetheart, Nikki Erickson first attendant, and Kelsey Frampton was crowned as second attendant. The dance that was held the following night was beautifully decorated and had a nice turn out. Thanks to all those who competed, supported, and participated in Sweetheart’s week.
Greg Clark of Springville High produced a film last year titled “Being Cleatus” and won honorable mention at the Utah High School Film Festival. The eight minute film’s screenplay is about a vegetarian boy from a very health-conscious family. He goes to Burger King, in which he purchases a Whopper Jr. by mistake. He then discovers that he loves them and develops an addiction to meat. The remainder of the film is about how Cleatus reverts back to vegetarianism and becomes himself again.
The part of Cleatus was played by Greg Clark, who also wrote and directed the film. “I definitely prefer directing, but I’ve done editing, filming and acting,” explains Clark. He plans to make more short films in the future.
Senior Nikki Erekson will be competing in Utah’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program on March 12 and 13 at Juan Diego High School in Draper, Utah. Nikki will be singing “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked. Erekson investigated the Junior Miss Scholarship Program after first being encouraged by her mother to participate; but, after going to a few meetings and events, she says it gives her a feeling and a desire to be a better person. Erekson says, “always live life limitless.”
Nikki was chosen as one of the finalists from the Provo/Springville local program. If you would like to congratulate her and support her in this endeavor, please see her for tickets to the event which are $10.
Girls Swim Team
The Mighty Red Devil Girls Swim team dominated Region 8 competition this year, placing first in every region dual meet and sweeping to first place at the Region 8 Championship meet held in January. In state competition, the Lady Red Devils surpassed their 10th place ranking and swam to an outstanding 4th place finish. What happened at state was the result of many hours of dedication and hard work in the pool where each week the Lady Red Devils challenged themselves to do their best. Their example over the past three years has inspired more young swimmers to try out for the team and continue the program of excellence in swimming Springville is well known for.
At the rate the Lady Red Devils are improving, they are poised to capture a state championship within the next three to four years. However, their opportunity for personal development and learning which comes from dedication to a most demanding sport is in question. Currently, before the city counsel are proposals to build a new recreational facility which would not include space for a competition swimming team to workout. In the event that this comes to fruition, swimming will no longer be carried as a sport at the high school. The Lady Red Devils would like to thank the community, students, teachers, and the administration at SHS along with the Springville City Council, and the Nebo School District Board for their continued support to the swimming program and encourage them to continue that support in the new recreation facility.
Boys Swim Team
The Mighty Red Devil Boys Swim team dominated the Region 8 and the 4A State Championship meets, placing first and second respectively. To date, the Mighty Red Devil Boys Swim team has received more state trophies in the past five years than any other sports team at SpringvilleHigh School including first place trophies in 2008 and 2009; and second place trophies in 2006 and 2010. Along with the state championship honors, the Mighty Red Devil Boys Swim Team has placed eight additional region and invitational trophies in the SHS trophy case in the past five years. This consistency in competition is impressive.
As a team, they accept all who have a desire to train hard, play hard and learn dedication. In the pool they are dominating in every respect. This year they have worked hard to build a strong foundation of excellence which will serve future SHS swim teams for years to come. Along with the girls team, they have learned to do the best with what they have and despite pool conditions, they have come together as a team to promote true SHS pride. The Might Red Devil Boys are grateful for the support they receive from their school and community. They hope that the mighty tradition of Red Devil swimming will long continue in promoting physical fitness, dedication, and excellence. As a team they look forward to working with school and community leaders to find a way to provide space for competition swimming in the new recreational facility.
On Friday, February 12, eight students from the Springville High FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter competed in various business, marketing, speaking, and technology events at Utah Valley University. Congratulation to the following students who placed in their respective competitions: Jerich McAfee and John Call, 3rd Place, Banking and Financial Systems; Jerich McAfee, 2nd Place, Business Communications; Chelsie Murdock, 1st Place, Business Procedures; Dexter Eppley, 3rd Place, Computer Problem Solving; Chelsie Murdock, John Call, and Ryan Allred, 3rd Place, Entrepreneurship; Ryan Allred, 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking; Shay Gashler, 3rd Place, Job Interview; Josh Sutherland and Dexter Eppley, 2nd Place, Management Information Systems; Chelsie Murdock, 3rd Place, Marketing; Shay Gashler, 5th Place, Public Speaking II, Mykal Johnson, participant, and Carey White, Advisor. These students now qualify to attend FBLA Utah State Competition at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on April 8 – 9, 2010.
Ryan Rigby and Karen Sumsion have been awarded the UHSAA’s (Utah High School Athletic Association) honor of Academic All State. These two students have high GPAs and ACT test scores and have contributed greatly to their sport and/or team.
Ryan Rigby is being honored for his contriubtions to the boy’s golf team. Ryan said,
“Sports don’t really mean anything unless you keep the grades up. That’s why I worked so hard, so I could play. I did it to get scholarships, too.”
Karen Sumsion is being recognized for her contriubtions to the girls’ tennis team. Karen exclaimed, “It’s definitely a lot of hard work to get good grades and to be a contributing member of the team. It was so much fun, Ihad a blast.”
Congratulations, Ryan and Karen!
SHS Boys’ Swim Team - claimed 2nd Place State Championship Trophy - 308 points
SHS Girls’ Swim Team - placed 4th overall in State - 187 points
Our boys really stepped it up, giving it everything they had and were in the lead by 40 points with only three events to go ... sadly, Mountain Crest had those two events well-stacked. Phenom Jake Taylor posted a Junior Nationals time for a 1st place win in the 100 Breast while his teammate grabbed 1st in the 100 Back, and so it all came down to the last event - the 400 Free Relay for the State Championship victory. We dove in and led the race through all three legs up until the turn on the last leg and were then out touched by MC's Superstar JT for the win.
However, our boys' relay left it all in the pool and posted a new SHS 400 Free Relay record time of 3:15.99. Our girls did a fantastic job with just seven state qualifiers competing to improve their standings from 5th up to 4th place overall and thrilling fans with their own 2nd place 400 Free Relay performance. Most satisfying of all was having their more than deserving Coach Amyee Hargett be recognized and honored as the 2010 4A Male Swim Team Coach of the Year! On behalf of the team, thank you for your interest and support -- Congrats to ALL of our Mighty Red Devil Swimmers and Coaches!!
Calvin Clark 200 IM State Champion - 1st Place / 500 Free State Champion - 1st Place
Cody Fullmer 200 Free - 4th Place / 100 Free - 5th Place
Michael Graham 200 Free - 21st Place
Kolby Hargett 50 Free - 7th Place / 100 Free - 7th Place
Tyler Maingot 200 IM - 10th Place / 500 Free - 8th Place
John Marett 100 Fly - 3rd Place
Jefferson McClain 200 Free - 5th Place / 500 Free - 4th Place
Matthew Vaughan 200 IM - 13th Place / 100 Breast - 10th Place
Shane Williams 50 Free - 3rd Place / 100 Free - 4th Place
Ethan Wolz 100 Back - 12th Place / 100 Breast - 24th Place
Tricia Buzbee 200 Free - 8th Place / 100 Free - 4th Place
Kenzee Hargett 100 Fly - 24th Place / 100 Breast - 19th Place
Rebekah McClain 200 IM - 6th Place / 100 Back - 7th Place
Rachelle Pope 50 Free - 6th Place / 100 Free - 6th Place
Aubrey Tingey 50 Free - 7th Place / 100 Back - 12th Place
Karlie Taylor 200 Free - 21st Place / 500 Free - 14th Place
Shannon Vaughan 200 IM - 18th Place / 100 Breast - 8th Place
Boys' Relay Teams:
200 Medley: Cody Fullmer, John Marett, Matthew Vaughan, Calvin Clark - 3rd Place
200 Free: Cody Fullmer, Kolby Hargett, Jefferson McClain, Shane Williams - 1st Place
400 Free: Shane Williams, Kolby Hargett, Jefferson McClain, Calvin Clark - 2nd Place
Girls' Relay Teams:
200 Medley: Rebekah McClain, Shannon Vaughan, Kenzee Hargett, Melissa McQueen - 10th Place
200 Free: Rachelle Pope, Kenzee Hargett, Aubrey Tingey, Tricia Buzbee - 3rd Place
400 Free: Rachelle Pope, Rebekah McClain, Aubrey Tingey, Tricia Buzbee - 2nd Place
Rebekah McClain, Springville, 2:26.16 - 200 IM - 6th place
Rachelle Pope, Springville, 26.17 - 50 Free - 6th place
Cody Fullmer, John Marett, Matthew Vaughan, Calvin Clark, Springville 1:42.92 - 200 Medley Relay - 3rd place
Calvin Clark, Springville, 1:57.90 - 200 IM - 1st place/State Champion
Cody Fullmer, Springville, 1:49.53 - 200 Free - 4th place
Kolby Hargett, Springville, 23.05 - 50 Free - 7th place
Jefferson McClain, Springville, 1:51.67 - 200 Free - 5th place
Shane Williams, Springville, 22.22 - 50 Free - 3rd place
Caption for Image 1:
Front: Asst. Coach Jeff Williams, Shane Williams, Capt. Calvin Clark, Capt. Jefferson McClain, Michael Graham, Matthew Vaughan, Head Coach Amyee Hargett / Back: Cody Fullmer, Ethan Wolz, John Marett, Tyler Maingot, Kolby Hargett, Asst. Coach Mindy Workman
Caption for Image 2:
Mighty Red Devils' own Amyee Hargett Voted & Awarded "Coach of the Year" for 4A UHSAA Boys Swimming (SHS Head Swim Coach Amyee Hargett aided by her able assistants Mindy Workman and Jeff Williams)
Caption for Image 3:
All in the Family: SHS is both pleased and grateful to claim this talented trio as strong, successful, and exemplary members of our Mighty Red Devil family! (Amyee Hargett, Swim 2010 & 2008 Coach of the Year, proudly flanked by her supportive son Kolby, SHS junior member of the state 4A 2nd place & 1st place championship squads, and devoted daughter Kenzee, SHS sophomore member of the girls' swim team placing 4th in state overall this year and 5th last year.)
On Saturday, January 30, Kanokphol “Young” Limpanasriphong was crowned Mr. Springville with Jared Hall, first attendant, Bryce Genther, second, Joseph Stoddard, third, and Daniel Keele, fourth.
Young was a foreign exchange student last year, but he’s back this year as a senior. Young lives with Michael White, SHS Student body President.
Mark Israelsen, contestant, said, “My favorite part of Mr. Springville was having dance practice every day and getting to hang out with all the guys.”
“I loved being able to become better friends with some of the guys. I was able to learn a fun dance, the days were long and stressful but worth it. I’m glad I took the opportunity to compete in Mr. Springville because I have learned a lot about myself and pushing myself to get things done,” explained David Shaw, contestant.
WEEKLY CONTEST RESULTS:
Monday – Poster Contest
3rd Kelly Bird
1st Garrett Davis
Tuesday – Legs Contest
3rd David Shaw
2nd Connor Snyder
1st Bryce Genther
Wednesday – Cake Decorating Contest
3rd Brandon Borget
2nd Joseph Stoddard
1st Kelly Bird
Friday – Costume Contest
3rd Bryce Genther
2nd David Shaw
Thanks to all participants and their parents for their hard work in making this Springville tradition great!
The Lady Red Devils remain perfect after bringing down the Golden Eagles Friday, January 29, at Springville’s home court. Sadie Clements, senior, led the Lady Red Devils as she put down a game-high 22 points, 12 of which came from 3-pt shots. Come support our undefeated Lady Red Devils at their next home game against the Payson Lions on Tuesday, February 16, at 5:15 pm.