Nike Cross Nationals is a very unique event and one we have been lucky to participate in the past two years. In order to get to Nationals, you need to qualify to be in the Championship race at Nike Regionals - this means you have to be in the top 25 teams in your region (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada). From there if you place top 2 in the Championship race as a team you automatically qualify to go to Nationals. If you place 3rd or 4th, your team name is put in a bid holding area until all the other races from the other regions are completed across the country.
Foot Locker Cross Country Regional Championships is a race held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. This race is called the West Regional Cross Country race. It includes runners from Utah, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. We had ten students compete from Springville High: Olivia Penrod, AnnaBeth Templeman, Carter Paxton, Kaitlyn Gee, Avery Baldwin, Ella Park, TJ Roberts, Nathan Martin, Grace Ashcraft, and Bekki Grigg.
Each year students from Springville High have an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg, with other schools from across the country, as part of the Close Up Foundation. Students work for up to nine months to pay for this once in a lifetime experience. Interacting with students from Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Illinois, New Orleans, California and most years Puerto Rico, provide an experience that cannot be duplicated in any classroom.
Mr. Darwin Deming’s Environmental Science class has started a long, overdue project of cleaning, upgrading, and beautifying the inner court. The students started with the ponds. Science students drained them and are shoveling out 20-30 years’ worth of 1-2 feet of decomposing debris.