Statistics for the 2011 Regents and New Century Scholarships were recently made available. SHS once again tops the charts for both scholarships.
Nebo District had a total number of 94 scholarship recipients; out of that number an impressive 43 scholarship recipients were from Springville High school. Regents Scholarship award recipients must complete rigorous coursework while maintaining a 3.5 GPA and scoring a 26 on the ACT for the exemplary award and a 3.0 GPA for the base award.
Students qualify for the New Century Scholarship by earning a cumulative minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and completing an associate’s degree by the time they graduate from high school. In Nebo School District 12 applied for the New Century Scholarship and eight scholarships were awarded. Of the eight awarded, four scholarship recipients were from Springville High school.
On Monday, November 7, a banquet was held to honor Springville High’s varsity girls soccer season. At the banquet, players, parents, and coaches celebrated their senior year at Springville High. After a touching slide show showcasing senior girls, the coaches presented awards to the best players in their respective position. Each one gratefully accepted; then, the players awarded their coaches with gifts to thank them for their dedication.
At the banquet, All-State team awards were given announced. Megan Marchbanks (Midfield) and Kaisa Goodman (Midfield) received First team, Brooke Lopshire (Defense) and Megan Walker (Defense) received Second team, and Danica Nusink (Keeper) received an Honorable Mention.
Stacy Johnson, manager of the Utah Traffic Safety Program “Zero Fatalities,” brought a powerful message to the students and parents of Springville High school in an after-school assembly on Wednesday, November 2. Johnson told students that the top five behaviors killing teens on the roads today are driving drowsy, driving distracted, driving aggressively, driving impaired and driving unbuckled.
Traffic accidents are the number one cause of over 32,000 teenager deaths each year. Johnson said that teens put their own twist on risky behavior, with the latest being reading and composing text messages while driving. She encourages every student to put their phone down while on the road.
This week at Springville High School, students are participating in the “Don’t Drive Stupid” campaign. Posters warning teens about the dangers of unsafe driving adorn the halls. Students are learning how to be safe on the road by signing pledges to not text and drive and to wear their seat belt.
Springville High’s student council setup a “kissing booth” as part of this week’s activities. The booth opened last Thursday and students came rushing to it to sign their newest pledge—to encourage others to wear their seatbelts in their cars, earning themselves a big fat Hershey’s kiss! The students had a great time committing to their pledge and eating chocolate.
Last Saturday, Springville City held an open house for its new Library. On the outside it doesn’t look that big; but, on the inside, it’s huge. The new library utilizes technology throughout the checkout and return process.
Patrons may check out five books at a time; a machine scans the library card and displays the names of all the checked books on the computer screen.
After a book has been returned through the outside book drop, an underground conveyor belt transports the books to the library foshelving.
The library has invested in many new books. City residents are invited to take a tour of this beautiful new city resource.
On October 26 and 27 Springville High school hosted a haunted hay ride to collect canned food for the Utah Food Bank. Students paid $5 or 5 cans of food to ride into the zombie forest in which they would complete a zombie walk and then ride to the insane asylum. Finally, students enjoyed hot chocolate and a donut.