For the first time in 50 years a Payson freshman qualifies for Cross Country State! Freshman Jordan Bailey and Junior Kai Schulze represented Payson in state on October 19. “It was amazing,” said Junior Kai Shulze. “I was very nervous. There were many schools there and we weren’t on our own turf,” said Senior Makeisha White. “It was fun, we need more girls on the team though!” said Sophomore Sami Smith. Overall the team took 5th place. “We’ll do better as a team next year,” said Shulze. “A lot of excitement has been generated this year,” said Mr. Peck.