Springville FFA in Indianapolis

by Brandon Hawkins

During the week of October 25 - 28 the 90th National FFA convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students from Springville FFA had the opportunity to attend this convention and expo. While in attendance students expanded their knowledge by attending workshops and tours of local businesses. These tours included Jeptha Creed Distillery, Undulata Farm, KyBlueGrass Genetics, Schaffer Hogs and Abbott’s Candy Factory.

On Friday morning Springville FFA members participated in a “Day of Service” in which they filled boxes for a senior food program. Each box weighed 40 pounds and contained items such as canned fruit, vegetables and meat as well as cereal and shelf stable milk. During a two hour shift, students were able to package 588 boxes.

Kameron Talbot, Brooke Larsen, Cailynn Hackworth and Sadie Rasmussen also had the opportunity to represent the State of Utah for the Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills in all areas of the agricultural communication field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real life situations. Participants attend a simulated news conference and use the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Our team was awarded a silver ranking.

2017-2018 Sterling Scholars Announced

The SHS Sterling Scholars for 2017-2018 are:

English – Rachel Hatch
Mathematics - Rachel Buhler
Science – Taylor Wallentine
Social Science - Emmaline Ferrin
Skilled and Technical Education – Cole Monson
Family and Consumer Science – Larissa Chappell
Business & Marketing – Kaylee Middlebrook
Computer Technology - Trevor Jeppson 
World Languages - Taylor Christensen 
Visual Arts - Lilly Sentz
Dance – Allison Hawks
Instrumental Music – Jonathan Young
Vocal Performance – Miriam Hall
Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics – Addison Provost   

*not present in photo:  Taylor Wallentine, Trevor Jeppson, Taylor Christensen, and Johnathan Young

Red Devils will play again in state semis this Thursday

photos by Mark Spencer

On Friday, November 3, our Springville High Red Devils defeated Alta 20-17 with a winning field goal advancing for a third straight year to play in the state semifinal game at Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in which they will take on the Lehi Pioneers. 

See the full Deseret News Article:
5A quarterfinals: Springville kicker makes good on opportunity at redemption in 20-17 win over Alta.

The upcoming semi-final game will be on Thursday, November 9, and is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm.

Students may purchase tickets to the state game in advance from the finance office.  Students who have purchased tickets will board the bus at 12:45 pm to attend the state semi-final game.

Lady Red Devils Volleyball finish 7th in State Tournament

photos by Mark Spencer

On Saturday, November 4, the Lady Red Devils Volleyball team swept the Wasatch Wasps, 3-0, in the 5A consolation round hurling them to face the Skyridge Falcons later that day.  Skyridge swept Skyline and Springville, leaving the Lady Red Devils with a respectable 7th place overall state finish.

See Deseret News Article:  Prep volleyball: Skyridge wins twice Saturday to finish 5th in 5A tournament