Eighteen members, three advisors and two parents attended the 92nd National FFA Convention October 29th through November 2nd in Indianapolis, Indiana. Members attended agricultural tours, educational sessions, workshops, a career show, expo, rodeo, concert, competed in a National Contest and received their American FFA Degree.
On November 6, Payson High School’s student council put on an assembly to kick off the annual ‘Penny Wars’. Written to resemble the famous “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, the assembly held everyone’s attention as the school laughed while raising money for families in our community. The school was blessed with performances from the Dance Co. and Cheerleaders, the chaos of the Mansetters, and the talent of our student council. During the relay, the crowd cheered for their class, or just cheered for the scandalous kisses under the mistletoe.
The week of October 21st was very exciting for the students of Payson High. All week, different votes were going on as eleven boys fought for the title of Mr. Payson. The week started with a vote for the best poster, followed by best cake, and finally best legs. On Thursday, each contestant gave a short speech at the Red Ribbon assembly. Friday, however, was the day everyone was waiting for- The Mr. Payson Pageant.
This weekend our PHSPB attended the Moab Scottish Festival. Students were able to learn how a festival works. They learned about the different bands, vendors, and other events that happen at a Festival. Some of these students got their pipes and drums just barely at the beginning of the school year. They did amazing playing in massed bands with the other adult bands! Great job PHSPB. Go Lions!
The Nebo High School Youth Board, a group of students made up of high school students from each school within the district, met with the Nebo School Board of Education and Superintendent Rick Nielsen this past month. Each Youth Board representative is selected by his/her principal to be a spokesperson for their school each quarter.
Students were given time to introduce themselves and ask any questions they desired to the School Board of Education as well as Superintendent Nielsen.
This week, students are competing in the Mr. Payson Pageant, hosted by the Drama department. The week started with many little competitions with the contestants remaining anonymous. These were held during lunch and judged by the student body via a link in their email. Friday night will be the final competition that will have judges watching.
Congratulations to our students of the month!
10th grade: Andrew Morgan & Sydney Knight
11th grade: Byron Hapairai & Katie Losee
12th grade: Daxon Geldmacher & Savanah Higley
Learn a little bit about our awesome students below:
Andrew is from Santaquin, Utah and is the son of Daniel and Annette. He loves soccer and hiking. He loves woodshop because he gets to build cool stuff. His future goals are to attend college and live in Utah. A random fact about Andrew is that he likes fruit.
To kick off Red Ribbon Week, today’s theme was crazy sock day! “SOCK it to Drugs and Violence!” Tomorrow, Wednesday October 23rd is wear hats and tie dye day… “Put a CAP on drugs and violence”. There will also be a pancake breakfast in Room C-17 before school, and a rock wall in front of the school from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00. Thursday is the day to wear RED! There will also be an assembly and we will follow the A.M. regular schedule. Aloha Friday is wear Hawaiian clothes, “LEI Off Drugs and Violence”. There will also be an “Escape the Vape” escape room during lunch in the library.
The state is holding a competition for kids & teens of all ages to enter and help bring awareness to radon. Radon is a gas that is dangerous to humans and is the second highest cause of cancer.
For the competition you need to make a poster that builds awareness about radon. There will be three winners and each winner will receive a $100 prize and gets to meet the Governor. If you’re in one of Mr. Thomson’s classes you’ll even get 20 points extra credit if you go in and show him before you submit your poster. Submissions are due by October 22.
Our very own custodian, Von Dansie, was awarded the October Nebo PEAK Award. Thanks for all of your hard work Von! We appreciate everything you do for our school. Von was nominated by Mike Adams, RaShel Shepherd, Mary Ford, Jennie Bardsley, Diana Steele, Kevin Mecham, Kelli Topham, Robert Taylor, and David Rockwood.