September 2011

Two PHS Students Participate in Fast Pass Program

Attributions: 
By Melissa Green

By Melissa Green

This past June, two Payson High School students Greg Baird and Melissa Green were nominated and selected to join the Utah Fast Pass organization on a tour of Washington DC. The purpose of the tour was to inspire the selected AP students to become better citizens and learn more about our nation’s history and government.

Lady Lions Volleyball Having Terrific Season

Attributions: 
Article and Photo by Daniela Garcia

By Daniela Garcia 

The Lady Lions Volleyball team started their season off 3-4 tripling their win record from last year.  

This year there is a lot of talent on the court and the drive to win pushes the girls to play their best. They are working hard in practice has shown out on the court. 

Ultra-Marathon Runner Jarom Thurston Visits PHS

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Story and Photo by Krystal Baker

Ultra-Marathon runner and Payson High graduate, Jarom Thurston, spoke to the students of PHS September 27 as part of the Windows on the Workplace program.

Thurston, a 1994 graduate of Payson, didn’t run while in high school. In fact he didn’t like to run at all and could barely even run a mile he said. It wasn’t until his brother started to train that he found his motivation.

“I thought if my younger brother can do it, I better see if I can do it too!” said Thurston.

Marching Band Takes the Field in Exhibition

Attributions: 
By Taylor Campbell (photo and article)

By Taylor Campbell

            On September 17 Payson High School Marching Band went to a band competition at Orem High School.  This exhibition competition was an opportunity for the bands from Utah high schools and attendees perform their marching shows for music professionals and get critiqued on the show.

The students had a great experience, and for some it was the first real performance of their marching band careers.

Lady Lions Tennis “Serving” up a great Season

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Article by Bryce Clyde. Photos by Daniela Garcia

By Bryce Clyde               

                The Lady Lions Tennis Team is amazing. They are currently 3rd place in region, and very close to taking 2nd.  They are still going strong as they climb over the middle of the season. 

                With the recent switch to 3A, the Lady Lions feel that because Tennis is a “Money Sport,” the playing field has been leveled a bit more, and are now playing against opponents more even to their abilities and skill level.

Celebrity Guests Visit PHS Be the Change Club

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By Jayden Worwood photo by Spencer Durrant

By Jayden Worwood

Thursday September 22, Payson High School  was lucky enough to have guest speakers LaMarque Ward, Pat Pugh  and _ take the stage in our auditorium and speak to a group of students about following their dreams and achieving their goals. The motivational assembly was supported by PHS’s very own Be the Change team.  What the speakers are trying to achieve fits hand in hand with what Be the Change wants to see happen this year at school.

Inside the Huddle: Homecoming Game

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Story by Brayden Clark. Photo by Janessa Reynoso.

By Brayden Clark

          There is no better way to calm the nerves before a football game than dancing to “The Boot Scoot an’ Boogey.”  After the fun in the locker room it was time to get serious as the coaches entered the room.   

         Next came the Pre-game speech from Coach Corbett.

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