Attributions: 
Shannon Acor

Hard working, positive, compassionate and kind are all words that were used to describe three fantastic students at Tuesday’s Springville City Council Meeting.  Nominations for the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award are turned into Springville City throughout the month as citizens, teachers, and neighbors spot great kids doing good things and working hard.

November's awards were handed out by Councilman Craig Conover.  The first award went to Springville High School Junior, Spencer Gwillliam.  He was nominated “secretly” by fellow students as they were impressed with how kind and considerate Spencer is. They wrote, “Spencer always opens the door for others and greets them by name with a smile as they arrive to class.”  Spencer’s proud parents are Jason and Samantha Gwilliam. 

Westside Elementary students, Averi Smith and Peter Hill, were also recognized.  Both are sixth-graders and were nominated by their teacher Ginger Whitney. Mrs. Whitney shared, “Averi always has a smile on her face. She is an example to others. She pushes herself when learning difficult concepts and is not afraid to ask for help.”   She describes Peter as, “A talented young man. Peter contributes greatly in the classroom. He has insightful comments.  He is helpful to others.”  Averi’s parents are Todd and Amy Smith.  Peter Hill is the son of Dan and Heather Hill.  

Help us celebrate our youth! Call or email in your nomination today to the “Communities that Care” Coordinator at Springville City 801-491-7823 or sacor@springville.org.