The Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (UIAAA) announced that Springville High School (SHS) was awarded the Director’s Cup for 4A schools in the state of Utah for the 2013-2014 school year. The Director's Cup is based on three components: how the school finishes in state competitions; the combined GPA for each program that competes at state competitions; and the Utah High School Activities Association's (UHSAA) sportsmanship initiative.
"Congratulations to Springville High School! Springville High School represents all of the positive outcomes that result from participation in interscholastic athletics. The Director’s Cup was awarded to Springville High School by the UIAAA for achieving the highest cumulative point total in 4A based on state tournament results in all sports (boys and girls) and the successful implementation of “Raise The Bar” sportsmanship initiative. This is an award that rewards excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the way SHS treats others," said Rob Cuff, Director UHSAA.
Principal Mike Brown credits the UHSAA sportsmanship initiative “Raise the Bar” program, which focuses on building character through teaching, enforcing, awarding, and modeling appropriate and ethical behavior.
Mr. Brown commented, “This award is a great honor. It is a whole school and community award. It should be celebrated by every student, teacher, coach, parent, and community member. It shows what we have known all along, Springville High School is a great place where we engage, empower, and collaborate with our students for success. Springville High School is truly a community centered school.” Principal Brown wants to recognize the contributions of SHS athletic director, Cathi Jarvis, and assistant principal, Scott Johnson, and of course all of the faculty and coaches for putting so much time and effort in the athletic teams as well as an emphasis on sportsmanship and academics with the student body and athletic teams.
The Director’s Cup will be presented to the school, district, and community representatives at an upcoming football game. The Director’s Cup will be on display both at SHS and the UHSAA offices in Salt Lake City.
Congratulations Springville High for a job well done!