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- Mayor Youth Awards
Mayor Youth Awards
Our youth are doing wonderful things in our schools and in the community that often go unrecognized.
Mayor Matt Packard and the City Council, would like to recognize, honor and reward these outstanding youth for the positive impact they are having in our schools and the community.
Anyone can nominate a young person/student, between the ages of 5 and 19, who are striving to make our schools, community and the world we live in better. To recognize a student, please fill out and submit the Nominate a Student form below.
Mayor’s Youth Awards will be presented to youth at an upcoming City Council meeting. Family and friends are invited to show their support by attending.
May 17, 2022
Four amazing students from Reagan Academy were nominated for the Mayor’s Youth Awards by their teachers and administration. It was such a pleasure to have Miwa Figuerres, Bentley Clark, Olivia Magleby and Katelyn Herker at City Council to receive their well-deserved recognitions. Their nominators describe them as positive, a loyal friend, excited for challenges and always looking for ways to lift others. Congratulations! We are so proud of you.
March 22, 2022
Four amazing students were recognized for their continued desire to help others at March’s Mayor’s Youth Awards. Hailey Robertson a 12th grader at Springville High has been instrumental in their theatrical productions and supervising costumes. She was praised for not participating in gossip and uplifting others when they are discouraged. Alicia Blanco is involved with SHS’s HOPE Squad and runs their Instagram Account, helping to spread positivity. She has set high goals for herself and works hard to accomplish them. Everett Brothers is an impressive computer programming student at SHS who not only goes above and beyond to perfect his coding skills but also uses his 1 year in Spanish to converse and help explain the material to a student from Guatemala. Cecilia Alcantar, a 6th grader from Spring Canyon Middle School, has taken it upon herself to be the Spanish translator for a student who does not speak English in her class. She is helpful, patient and kind. All of these students selflessly give to others in our community. Congratulations!
February 15, 2022
Mayor Packard awarded Lexi Christensen and Samuel Denison February’s Mayor’s Youth Award. Lexi is a senior at Springville High. She has been instrumental in helping to lead the HOPE Squad and has served on the Springville Youth Court for three years. She is kind and empathetic to those she serves. Samuel Denison is in 10th grade. His nominator, Wynter Ogilive, describes him as respectful, polite and always striving for excellence. It is such a pleasure to have amazing youth and their families attend city council meetings.
January 15, 2022
Mayor Matt Packard awarded three Spring Canyon Middle School students the Mayor’s Youth Award on Tuesday. Brett Averett was recognized for her ability to positively tackle challenges while looking out for others in need. Cami Carmona is an amazing bilingual student who has taken it upon herself to translate assignments and offer explanations and help for students who are beginning to learn English. Peter Harlow is consistently a great example to everyone through his infectious smile, positive attitude and his desire to do well in school. The city council and mayor love to recognize our amazing students and their families.
December 7, 2021
Mayor Rick Child gave out the last Mayor’s Youth Award of his tenure on Tuesday. The honor went to Ezekiel O’Brien and Nima Groves, both 8th graders at Springville Junior High. Zeke is described as extremely helpful. He goes out of his way looking for opportunities to brighten a person’s day, even staying 20 minutes after school to fix a pencil sharpener! Nima has a special ability to make friends and help others feel welcomed and included. She has a wonderful sense of humor and she uses it to put others at ease. We are lucky to have such great students among us!
November 16, 2021
Three outstanding 9th graders from Springville Junior High received the Mayor’s Youth Award on Tuesday. Isabel Rammell, Brianna Young and Julia Brown had impressive nominations submitted by their teachers and coach describing them as great leaders, service oriented, empathetic and enthusiastic. The students in our community always bring a bright light when they attend our city council meetings.
October 19, 2021
Mayor Rick Child gave out his first Mayor’s Youth Awards of the school year in October’s City Council Meeting. Thomas John and Trevor Ogles are both 9th graders at Springville Junior High and were nominated for the award by one of their teachers. In the nomination, Thomas is described as being a “light in the classroom” and Trevor as having a “great heart and enthusiasm.” Springville recognizes the great positive contribution our youth have in the community!
February 18, 2020
We had a full house at the city council meeting for our Mayor’s Youth Award presentations. The award recipients were being recognized for their incredible stories of being courageous, positive, kind, hardworking and being leaders among their school and community. Congratulations to Susanna Richardson a Senior at Merit Academy, Carter Nilsson 5th grader and Braxton Johnson 4th grader at Sage Creek Elementary, Rosalie Castaneda Kindergartner, Andrew Johnson 4th grader, Laila Ludvigson 1st grader and Yumi Jung a third grader all from Meadow Brook Elementary. Thank you to their teachers and administrators for their nominations!
January 21, 2020
Congratulations to our Mayor Youth Award Recipients for January 2020. Savannah Allman and Oliver Wood both 9th Graders at Springville Junior High were nominated by the administration team at SJHS. Mark Anderson and Addison Cash are 5th and 6th graders at Reagan Academy and were nominated by Assistant Director Lanny Adamson. Springville City is so grateful to have students in our community who persevere and are striving to improve themselves while being kind, courteous and respectful to other students as well as teachers. These wonderful students are positive examples to us all. When you see them please tell them “thank you and congratulations!”
December 17, 2019
December was a busy month! We had some great visitors at December’s City Council Meeting that came to be recognized for their outstanding attitudes and positive contributions to our community and their respective schools. Pictured with City Councilman Chris Creer are: Monte Taylor, a senior for Springville High, Spencer Keeler 8th grader, Yuki Inouye 7th grader and Lydia Templeman a 9th grader all from Mapleton Junior High and Anissa Edman a senior who attends Merit Academy. Be sure to congratulate these amazing kids when you see them!
November 19, 2019
The smiles on their faces says it all! From left to right; Bethany Stewart and Aubrey Nissen from Springville High School and Kekai Palmer from Merit Academy received the Mayor Youth Award at last night’s City Council Meeting. They are known throughout their schools and community for being positive leaders and quick to help and be compassionate to others. All three amazing students work hard at their academics while being involved in their schools’ Hope Squads, National Honor Societies, theatre and music programs just to name a few. Thank you to Bethany, Aubrey and KeKai and their families for being examples of all that is good in our community!
April 16, 2019
Alyssa Walker, daughter of Kelly and Lori Walker, was honored with the Mayor’s Youth Award for her bravery, courage and selflessness at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Alyssa was instrumental in the rescue of her mom when an explosion occurred at their vacation home. Alyssa was able to get seven children to safety and alert the neighbors for the need of help. Since the accident Alyssa has served her family in countless ways and has been a rock for her siblings. We echo the words of Alyssa’s nominator, “a great family is the beginning of a great community.”
March 19, 2019
Congratulations to 7th Grader Savannah Lloyd who received the Mayor’s Youth Award at March’s City Council Meeting. Savannah is the daughter of Julie and Thad Lloyd and attends Mapleton Junior High. Her teacher Melissa Heaton describes Savannah as “a shining star. She is helpful, obedient, friendly and a hard worker. Teachers and students know they can count on Savannah. She is a quiet, positive influence to those around her…without question, Savannah, is a wonderful student who will make a big difference in the world!”
february 19, 2019
Bryn Levin is in 7th grade at Mapleton Junior High. Her parents are Lindsy and Samuel Levin. She was nominated by her teacher, Kate Nadauld. Mrs. Nadauld describes Bryn as being one of the most kind, thoughtful and positive people she knows. “Each day that I see her she brings a smile to my face. She is so happy, upbeat and encouraging to me and other students.” Congratulations Levin family for raising an amazing young lady!
January 15, 2019
Springville Mayor Rick Child and City Council members were delighted by the smiling faces of Paige Ballard, Alexia Lundberg and Jocelyn Mendez at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. The three young ladies were nominated for the Mayor’s Youth Award by their schools’ administration. Paige is a 9th grader at Springville Junior High. She not only strives for excellence in herself but continually reaches out and offers help and friendship to others. Alexia Lundberg is a second grader from Westside Elementary. She has learned to tackle medical obstacles in her life by smiling, having a positive attitude and determination. She is a big example to everyone. Jocelyn Mendez attends Springville Junior High and is actively involved and is a leader with Latinos in Action. She also serves on the student council and is striving to promote unity and acceptance for all students. What wonderful examples they are to all of us!
December 4, 2018
Pictured left to right: Samantha Steiner, Cohen Wilding, Nely Lara, Jaxon Barrett, Sawyer Mayberry Paityn Hunter, Bennet Scott and Lydia Steiner.
December 18, 2018
Nine amazing students came to city council on Tuesday to be awarded the Mayor’s Youth Award. They represented Meadow Brook Elementary, Sage Creek and Reagan Academy. The students were nominated for always doing their best and persevering while also looking out for and being kind to others. They are wonderful examples of the youth in our community! Pictured with Councilman Mike Snelson are; Emi Figuerres, Maisy Lord, James Sitton, Wyatt Johnson, Kaylee Eatchel, Troy Swapp, Marian Birk, Audrey Joslin and Della Richards.
October 16, 2018
Kyleigh Richards, Luke Elder and Megan Rawle received October’s Mayor Youth Recognition Award at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. All three students were nominated for the award by their teachers at Art City and Brookside Elementary. Kyleigh, Luke and Megan were recognized for being hard working, kind to others and having positive attitudes in all they do. What great examples they are to us all!
March 20, 2018
Ninth grade Springville Junior High student, Lindsay Gardiner, received the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Assistant Principal Shauna Shepherd nominated Lindsay for her kindness and her ability to see the needs of others. Ms. Shepherd writes “Lindsay took it upon herself to organize a group of friends to write 365 anonymous notes to a struggling student so she would have one happy note to read from a friend every day.” Springville City Council, Mayor Child and the community are so grateful for Lindsay and her example. Lindsay is the daughter of Margot Gardiner.
April 21, 2015
Congratulations to Halle Acor and Benjamin Dunford for receiving the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award at the City Council meeting on April 21.
Halle and Benjamin are great examples of being involved in their school and community in positive ways. The Mayor, City Council and Springville City congratulate and thank them for their incredible efforts in making notable changes in the community.