Payson High is back in session and ready for action. With new additions to the school like a new gym floor, a fresh exterior, and a brand new fine arts department, PHS is eager to help its students make this year one to remember. Principal Bart Peery is looking forward to watching the students of PHS reach their full potential, “We have great students and great faculty, so this year, be the best you can be!” said Peery.
This new school year we have many new things including the Latinos in Action class. The purpose of this class is to create, design, and implement methods, strategies and programs that help Latino students improve their Spanish and English skills, and to help the students towards a career in education.
“Decide, commit, succeed” is the motto of this year’s girls tennis team. This year they have succeeded including wins over Springville and Uintah. Coach Karen Thomas has been very optimistic about this year’s tennis team saying, “It’s probably the best the high school has seen in about 8 years.” The team captains are Senior Camille Staheli and Junior Brittny Snow. On the varsity team are 3 singles players: Camille Staheli, Julie Thomas, and Brittny Snow. Playing doubles are Mariel Pullan and Jennica Trevort; and Celeste Angel and Shaunese Jensen. When compared to
This year the Lady Lions soccer are making a run in region eight led by captains Katelyn Barney, Audrey Moffat and Katie Swenson. The Lions recently were on a six game winning streak being the longest they have had in a number of years and made an exciting start to their season. They attribute their success to hard work.”We work better as a team this year”, said Barney. These Lady Lions have a huge desire to win, they will never give up, and they are dead set on making it to state this year a place they haven’t been in three years.
It has been a bittersweet year for our football team. With high expectations coming from last year the Lions started out with a heart breaking loss to Timpanogos. The second game they roared back with an upset win over Orem. This win was followed by a tough loss to undefeated West Lake. The next week we had a close loss to Juab. Even though our Payson football team is 1-3 they never go down without a fight! The Lions are working hard to get their season back on track.“We are working harder in practice, the tempo is very high”, said Team Capitan Josh Lundberg.
Another summer gone – and your new student council is determined to make this year your best year of high school ever! Every one of our 17 officers is here for you, and we are open to any ideas, suggestions, or even criticism that you might have to make this year as awesome as possible. So talk to us! We want to know what you think.
This year PHS has made it their mission as the students and faculty to have over ninety people
donate blood. On September 16, 2010 when you walked into the main gym at the high school
you could see a never ending line of students and faculty preparing to donate. What a way to
give back PHS. Keep on Giving!
This past week at PHS we have had a great experience. On Thursday night some of the
ladies here at PHS got together to make different teams to play in what we call Powder Puff
Football. The winners this year was the Softball Team. It was down to the last match against soccer
the previous winners in Powder Puff. This year would have to be the best yet! Good job girls!!