Congratulations to our 2019-20 Student Council!

Ryan Lines

This years current senior Student Council members all share one common thought about finding new members for the Council. They all share pride for their fellow leaders in the school. The process of running for Student Council is extremely intense! The first step to running is to make sure you are Student Council material. You need a good looking track record. This includes spotless grades and attendance marks. You also need to have good relationships with your teachers and other workers at the school. The second step is showing you can be involved.

Janean Thomas Awarded Payson High's Teacher of the Year


 “Janean is fantastic! She creates magic in her classroom and culture here at PHS. Students are happily engaged in learning, sewing, and discussing childhood concepts. Janean develops an inviting, warm, positive, and energetic classroom that instills a love for children and creating. She is affectionately known as ‘Mama T’. Janean is an outstanding cheer coach and builds positive relationships. She inspires them to do their best in academics and in life. Janean’s attitude, confidence, creativity, and deep understanding of student learning is remarkable.”

Payson High School basketball team helps Orchard Hills elementary students in their "Basketball Shoot Off for Reading"

Katie Sorensen (pictures), Riley Winward

For the month of March, Orchard Hills Elementary students partcipated in a reading contest, and one winner was picked from each class to participate in the Basketball Shoot Off for Reading. The Payson High School basketball team was able to help these students in their shoot off. Each participating student was able to shoot baskets to earn up to $7. It was a great celebration of reading and students had a fun time cheering on their friends.

Payson High School Student Wins Miss Santaquin

Hope Warren, Photos courtesy of Nicki Mortensen

This year the Miss Santaquin crown was passed on from Nicki Mortensen to Payson High School junior Devyn Olson. For Olson’s talent she sang “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” Her two attendants were fellow PHS students Erin Miller, 1st attendant, and Liz Waters, 2nd attendant. Payson High School is privileged to be home to such outstanding ladies!