r Once a month, deserving Springville students and their families fill the city council chambers as Mayor Wilford Clyde and the city council present the Mayor’s Recognition Awards. Students are nominated from the community and recognized for their good works and outstanding character. Last month, Demmi Nava, Ethan Robertson and Carmen Payne were presented with the honor.rDemmi is a senior at Springville High School and is the daughter of Silvia and David Nava. Demmi is not only serving in student government but is also the president of Latinos in Action. She is a role model for many students and especially those she tutors at Sage Creek Elementary School. SHS teacher Ivan Cardenas describes Demmi as committed, a true starter and a proud Red Devil.
Ethan Robertson is a fourth-grader at Sage Creek and is the son of Whitney and Jed Robertson. Ethan works very hard every day to improve himself. He is currently learning Chinese. Ethan is kind and often shows service in the classroom by putting away chairs and cleaning. He is always willing to work with everyone. His nominator, Suzy Williams, wants Ethan to be recognized for all the goodness, warmth and light he shares with others.
Carmen Payne is a busy senior at SHS. She is often found in the middle of service projects. She has held clothing, shoe, book and toy drives resulting in more than 65 trash bags full of donations. Carmen is a member of the varsity volleyball and track teams. Nominator Bobbi Kassel has observed that Carmen always goes out of her way to include others and make everyone feel a part of the team. Carmen is the daughter of Bridget and Bruce Payne.