Springville High received another anonymous donation of $5,000 for the drama department through the Nebo Education Foundation. Lana Hiskey, Nebo Education Foundation executive director, presented the generous donation to drama teacher, Christian Cragun.
Mr. Cragun said, “We are extremely grateful for the donation that has been made to the Springville High School theater department. The arts have always been an important part of the culture and education of Springville High School and the greater Springville community, as is evidenced in the name ‘Art City’. A donation like this is encouraging because it will allow us to continue educating and serving the students and the community, but it is also encouraging as a tangible example of the ways in which our community supports us as well. We are so grateful, not only for the donation, but for the relationship that the SHS arts programs have with our community, and the continued growth and development we look forward to in the future.”
Becca Hammond, the Drama Guild President, class of 2017 said, “We are so excited to receive this donation. It is really great to know that someone appreciates our program and what we do. Especially this year, we have been focusing on a lot of community outreach, so it is great to be recognized by someone out there. This money will go to a great use. Theatre has always been an important contributor to the lives of many high school students. It can help students make friends, get outside of their comfort zone, and participate in something fun while they struggle through the pain of calculus or physics. As a student, I am very excited to see how this will help our department flourish. Even just knowing that we have support out there in the world has brought joy into my life. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to participate in theatre, and I am grateful for the support of our city and community.”