On the 29th day of April, various students of Payson High School put on a talent show for the entertainment of the student body. The first act was Dementia, a rock band that played a song with a really long title about a drink with a floaty and drinking it because your friend is watching. Jordan Wood then came out to sing and play “100 years.” Will Parson entered the stage with a hilarious guitar song “Most Beautiful Girl” that he dedicated to a girl he saw at The Home Depot. Katelyn Olson dazzled the audience with her beautiful dance, after which, Nikki, Hannah, and Ka
Recent earthquakes like those in Japan, have made many of us begin to wonder, how safe are we? We’ve all been hearing for years that Utah is long overdue for an earthquake. Regardless of if or when it strikes, preparation is key.
Tuesday April 5, Payson High School had a different kind of assembly. Instead of the normal prep rally, we had Career Day. Twenty presenters from the community met with the students of Payson High School to share how their education prepared them for success in the workplace. These presenters ranged from a massage therapist to a helicopter pilot, a banker to highway patrolman.
The Crystal Apple Award is a very special award given to one teacher once a year in one building, given to a teacher exhibiting excellence in his or her teaching. This year’s Payson High School Crystal Apple Award recipient is Mrs. Kaye Moos. This is her 20th year at Payson High School teaching sewing, child development, preschool, and adult roles.
For the next year at Payson High School the class officers for seniors are: President Zach Eddington, Vice President Hillary Frampton, Secretary Missy Jensen, and Representative KD Apgood. The Junior Officers are: President Brandon Peterson, Vice President Shantell Smith, Secretary Caleb Crump, and Representative Maygan Straight. The Sophomore Officers are: Shelby Blauer President, Kaila Birchette Vice President, Calli Jensen Secretary, and Zeb Evans Representative.
Payson High School’s Latinos in Action club and 41 other schools attended the LIA conference on March 17 at the UVU. Our LIA club took first in a competition against 27 high schools of coming up with a business proposal on how they would improve student’s transition between high school to college.
April 8 was the annual Hypno Hick, and this year I actually got up on stage along with many other Payson High students. The audience was ginormous because everyone knows how awesome the show is. The best word I can use to describe my experience is different. I definitely wasn’t like I usually am, which is unlikely to draw attention to myself. But up on the stage, I just didn’t care what anyone thought (obviously, because I scratched some guy’s feet and then rubbed my nose). It was actually really fun.
Payson High School Choirs had been preparing all year for this spring festival in the wonderfully warm state of California. Finally, the 24th day of March came, the day to embark on their epic adventure! After months of singing, signing papers, singing, rehearsing, fundraising, singing, and packing; PHS Concert Choir boarded the tour bus with an air of excitement.
On March 23 Payson’s Orchestra went to Region Festival, held at Salem Hill High School. They got two 1- awards at the festival. A 1- is the second highest score that an orchestra can receive. They were the smallest group at the festival, yet they challenged the biggest and best orchestras in the region with their quality of sound and tone getting 2nd in region. “It was funny that we had such a little group, while others had tons of people,” said PHS cellist Adam Anderson.