In partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, Springville High student council and student body again carried out the Red Devil tradition of giving and hosted a community old-fashioned carnival in a huge effort to provide a special wish to Brooks Call, 14, who has AML leukemia.
Brooks’ wish is to meet the host of one of Animal Planet’s television shows. Brooks loves to fish, ride dirt bikes, and play on his X-Box 360. But, more than anything, he loves to hunt. Brooks doesn’t let leukemia stop him from dreaming of his next big hunting trip.
“Brooks would love to meet Jeremy Wade, host and extreme angler of the show “River Monsters” which airs on Animal Plant,” said Greg Call, Brooks’ father.
Families, students, and community members enjoyed last Monday evening’s carnival events sponsored by SHS clubs, including FFA roping, FBLA ice cream eating contest, Drill Team pie throw, and Latinos in Action electronic games.
In honoring Brooks’ wish and love for animals, the student council dressed up as the characters of Lion King and created the “Safari Jungle” ride, clearly the most popular carnival attraction.
Student council members spent two nights outside of Ream’s collecting over $1,100 in donations from the community. In addition, student council members creatively sold “SBO dares” (Student Body Officer) in which students would donate money to Make-A-Wish and have fun dares performed by SBO members, like eating an onion during the assembly.
During the previous week, students gave cash donations. All proceeds from students and the carnival will be given to the Make-A-Wish foundation to fulfill Brooks’ wish.
A very special thanks goes out to all Springville patrons who attended, SHS clubs that provided carnival events, SHS administrators, and the SHS PTA who provided great food and support.
Pictured in photo: Brooks Call (left) and father, Greg Call (right)
The Region 4A Champion Title is now in the hands of the Springville Red Devils. On Friday, October 21, the Red Devils soared over the Salem Hills Skyhawks with a stunning score of 35-6 at Salem Hill’s home gridiron. The game was a special win for the team as it secures the region championship because of their fallen teammate Brandon Curtis.
” It feels really good to win because we wanted to do it for Brandon,” expressed Zach Gardanier .
Playing Salem Hills impressed Springville players because of how hard they kept working.
“The whole week of practice we were trying to work on tempo. When we played, we achieved that,” added Gardanier.
Both teams worked hard to the very end of the game.
The Red Devil’s football team noticeably worked hard throughout the season to get to where they are now.
“It felt good to get the win; but, we have a big week coming up,” Gardanier commented.
Springville is looking forward to playing in the first round of state playoffs this Friday afternoon and getting ready to face Timpview once again in tough competition. Don’t forget to come out and support the SHS football team vs. Olympus in the first round of state playoff games this Friday, October 29, at 2 pm, on our home field. Everyone be there!
The SHS Boys Cross Country team had a great showing at the State Cross Country Championships held at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City last week. Despite losing one of its top runners to illness, they were still able to place sixth in the team competition for 4A out of the seventeen teams that qualified for state. Springville was the top team from Region 8 with Salem Hills 12th and Maple Mountain 14th.
Leading the way was senior captain Joseph Christensen who placed 3rd behind two runners from Pine View in a very good time of 16:01 over the tough three mile course. This was the second year in a row that Christensen has been in the top three at state and been the top finisher from Region 8. Also competing on the varsity team was junior Parker Brady, sophomores Jantzen Dalley and Tyler Ercanbrack, freshmen Owen Gardner and Griffin Park, and senior Evan Millsap-Brown. This was only the second year that a freshman has made it to state for the Red Devils, with Ercanbrack accomplishing the feat last year.
The Girls team was represented individually by freshman Kate Hullinger, seniors Hannah Lutz and Bri Barnes. Hullinger, who was this year’s Region 8 champion, placed 22nd and was the top runner from the region. Lutz placed 29th and was the third runner from the region to finish.
According to Coach Wales this was an exceptionally competitive year both for the boys and girls races.
“This year’s team is very young and inexperienced, but they did a good job of running smart when it counted the most. They didn’t let the fact that we were missing a key runner get to them,” said Coach Wales
With seven of the top nine runners returning next year, add to that the success that some of the up and coming runners from the junior highs have had this year, and you can see there is reason to be excited about the future of Red Devil cross country.
1st picture caption from left to right:
back row: Blake Lonsberry, Jantzen Dalley, Joseph Christensen, Tyler Ercanbrack, Evan Millsap-Brown
front row: Owen Gardner, Parker Brady, Ty Shields, Griffin Park
2nd picture: Joseph Christensen places 3rd
Katie Park, Springville High School class of 1997, spoke to students last week about career opportunities in aviation. As a pilot for SkyWest Airlines, Park shared some of her unique experiences, including being struck by lightning on multiple occasions and dealing with unruly passengers.
Park was invited to speak as part of the “Window on the Workplace” monthly lecture series sponsored by Springville High’s Internship Program. “Window on the Workplace” focuses on inviting professionals from various careers into the school to speak to students about future job opportunities.
The Central Bank Fans of the Week are Wiford Clyde and his wife Natalie Clyde. Springville High School is extremely appreciative of the support and loyalty that the Clydes have shown to the high school over the years. Wilford graduated from Springville and played quarterback for the Red Devils. Natalie graduated from Bingham High School and moved to Springville after marrying Wilford. The Clydes have four daughters who have all graduated from Springville High.
The Clydes were past presidents of the Springville Booster Club and have continued to come to Springville athletic events even though their daughters have all graduated. They have assisted the school in a variety of ways from fund raising to volunteering at our tailgate parties. Both Wilford and Natalie are active in our community and have helped make Springville the great community that it is. The Clydes were nominated by Scott Mitchell. Congratulations, Wilford and Natalie Clyde, you are our Central Bank Fans of the Week!
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010, the Springville High Girls soccer team played against the Payson High Lady Lions. The Lady Red Devils decisively won with a score of 11-0, Lexi Eaton leading with 5 goals. All the players did a great job and helped with the win over Payson.
The team is doing very well Sara Bartholomew explains. “I feel as if we all have a good relationship, we all know each other’s names,” she said.
Springville will be playing in the state semi-finals starting October 21 through October 23.
Photos by Zach Gillen
Last Tuesday the Lady Red Devil and the Lady Dons rekindled an old flame of rivalry when the volleyball teams met in Springville. The games started well for the Lady Red Devils as they won the first game 25-13. The Lady Dons came back and won the second games 25-23. After the Red Devils won the third games and went up 2-1 the Springville fans were cheering louder than ever, but that would change. Spanish Fork came back and won the fourth and fifth game to take the match. Springville volleyball is currently are fourth in region and are playing well. Turia Andrus had 18 kills and Kristin Clark had 16 for the Lady Red Devils.
Photos by: Nathan Israelsen and Montgomery Helmer
Last week was the annual SHS Red ribbon week, students had the chance to show school spirit and participate in many fun anti-substance abuse activities. Red ribbon week also had a new highlight this year, the DECA sponsored “Minute to Win it” competition!
This tournament style competition featured five events which happened during lunch, with the exception of the finals before the football game at the tailgate party. Events like, “Suck it Up,” “Extreme Hanky Panky,” “Junk in the Trunk,” and “Paper Dragon” challenged participants with zany tasks like empting a Kleenex box with one hand or moving M&Ms with only a straw.
The final competition, “Nervous Nelly,” determined Mitchel Ohman as the winner of the weeklong event and recipient of the one hundred dollar cash prize.
When asked what his favorite event was, Ohman said, “Nervous Nelly, because I got to Spaz out.”
The “Minute to Win it” competition wasn’t the only event that happened last week. Last Friday, DECA club and the Springville Police Department is sponsored the Red Ribbon week tailgate party. Besides the finals for the “Minute to Win it” competition, there was free popcorn, vendors selling chips, drinks, and hamburgers, and face-painting by the Dance Company. By exchanging their Red Ribbon Week wristbands, students could enter a drawing to win prizes, including an i-pod. It was a great prelude to Springville’s eventual victory over Spanish Fork.
INDIANAPOLIS- When the lights are dimmed and hush descends upon an audience of more than 54,000 at the nation’s largest annual student convention this Oct. 20 through October 23, 2010, in Conseco Fieldhouse, Logan Jones will share the spotlight in a musical performance that well inspire the crowd and provide memories to last a lifetime.
Logan Jones of the Springville FFA Chapter has been selected to sing in the National FFA Chorus. The student submitted an audition tape and was one of 80 young people selected nationwide to be a member of the prestigious group.
The choir will perform several times at the 83rd National FFA Convention, adding excitement and motivation to the sessions through their music. National FFA Chorus members are nominated by their state associations and were chosen from a pool of more than 150 applications. The young musicians arrive in Indianapolis three days before the convention begins to rehearse.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 520,284 student members (and counting)- all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture- as a part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education, The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
On Friday, October 1, Springville Red Devil Cross Country placed 2nd overall at the Westlake Invitational. The final score was 5A Bingham with 50 pts., then Springville in second place with 45 points.
The conditions were harsher for the smaller guys due to the heat and marshy underground; however, the team overcame and Joseph Christensen placed 3rd overall with a time of 16:08, Parker Brady placed 6th overall with a time of 16:24, and Ty Shields placed 8th overall with a time of 16:33. The three were awarded medals for their top ten placements. Good job runners. Region is on October 12, right next door at Maple Mountain. Feel free to go and watch!
Pictured Left to Right: Evan Millsap-Brown, Parker Brady, Joseph Christensen, Ty Shields, Jantzen Dalley, Tyler Ercanbrack, Owen Gardner (Varsity XCountry)