Sweethearts Assembly and Cake Auction

photos by Devon Maupin, SHS News

Sweethearts annual cake auction was held on Friday, February 16, during an FFA sponsored assembly.

Sweethearts "Cake" Auction

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Springville High FFA sponsors Sweethearts and Sub for Santa.  All auction proceeds go towards this next year's charitable Christmas giving, Sub for Santa.

Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018


Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools.  A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)

The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

Sweethearts Week Traditional Pig Chase

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser

Tuesday at lunch Sweetheart Contestants herded pigs from one corral to another picking up points for the fastest time.  Yesterday (Monday, February 12) the girls competed in the interview.  On Thursday the girls will decorate cakes that will be auctioned Friday morning during the Sweethearts assembly.

Sweetheart Contestants 2018

Grace Ashcraft, representing Cross Country
Brielle Cruz, representing ProStart
Avyrie Fellows, representing Key Club
Emma Ferrin, Drama Guild
Mikelle Gallier, representing Choirc
Lizbeth Guzman, representing LIA
Nikiah Jones, representing Drill
Sara King, representing GSA
Megan Martin, representing Dance
Tristan McAfee, representing Hope Squad
Joslyn Morrison, representing FCCLA
Chalise Nuttal, representing Wrestling
Presli Perrero, representing Cheer
Katie Peterson, representing Student Council
Emma Scott, representing Chinese
Brittany Simpson, representing Softball
Chloe Wimmer, representing FFA

Exciting state finish for Red Devil swimmers

by Kimberly Green, Swim Coach
School record-breaking 200 free relay. On the far left Cougar Pope, Kaden Jepperson, Spencer McQueen, Cameron Green

The 5A State Championship Swim Meet was held this past weekend, February 9-10, at South Davis recreation center in Bountiful.  Overall, it was a successful meet for the SHS swimmers.

The girls took 9th overall and boys took 4th.  Two of the boys relays took 2nd with one race 7/100th's of a second behind 1st.  Cameron Green is a State Champion in the 100 meter backstroke.  He also won the overall Individual State Championship for most points, and he is only a Sophomore. 

The SHS State team was represented by the following swimmers:
Women’s team:
Junior Natalie Mertz - 200 medley relay, 50 free, 100 backstroke & 400 freestyle relay.
Senior Tanna Smallcomb - 200 medley relay, 100 Butterfly, 100 backstroke & 400 freestyle relay
Junior Nicole Pope - 200 medley relay & 400 Freestyle relay
(Nicole was also an alternate in both the individual 50 and 500 freestyle)
Senior Anna Brower - 200 medley relay
Junior Hanna Daines - 400 freestyle relay

The women’s team had great relay efforts with some fast splits that resulted in best times for both relays and a drop in placement compared to their initial seeding. 

Men’s team: (4th place overall)
Sophomore Jordan Pugmire - 200 Medley relay
Senior Kaden Jepperson - 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle & 200 freestyle relay
Senior Michael Armstrong - 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle & 100 butterfly
Sophomore Braxton Armstrong - 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, & 400 freestyle relay
Senior Cougar Pope - 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 100 freestyle, & 400 freestyle relay
Senior Spencer McQueen - 200 Individual medley, 200 freestyle relay, 100 freestyle & 400 freestyle relay
Sophomore Cameron Green - 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 100 backstroke & 400 freestyle relay. 

Spencer McQueen earned a spot on the podium in both of his individual events in which he placed 5th in the 200 IM and 4th in the 100 freestyle. Cameron Green took 3rd place in the 200 freestyle. He also stood at the top of the podium as the 5A State Champion in the 100 backstroke with a time of :49.95.  That time not only lowered his own school record set earlier this season, but also claimed the 5A State record and was also an All-American consideration time.  His fast swims earned him the 2018 State high point award and was named the male swimmer of the meet. 

Congratulations to all the SHS swimmers who swam their best.  We had many great races with personal best times. It was an exciting meet but bitter sweet for all of our seniors who swam their last meet with a Red Devil cap.  They will be missed next year.  

Boys relay teams take home 2nd place state finish in 200 and 400 freestyle


Both the Red Devil men’s 200 and 400 freestyle relays just barely got touched out at the finish to claim 2nd place state finish for both relays, but those relays were exciting to watch.

The 200 freestyle relay with Spencer McQueen, Cougar Pope, Kaden Jepperson and Cameron Green set a new SHS school record.  The 400 freestyle relay as a whole narrowly missed the school record by only .23 seconds, but Cameron Green’s lead off relay split broke the 100 freestyle school record. 

Sophomore Cameron Green wins state champion in 100 meter backstroke

Cameron Green, State Champion in 100 meter backstroke
Cameron Green_wins State Champion in the 100 meter backstroke

Cameron Green is the 5A Boys Swimming State Champion in the 100 meter backstroke, and he also won the overall Individual State Championship for the most points.  Amazingly, he’s only a sophomore!

Red Devils defeat Bulldogs in close game