On Wednesday, October 12, Payson High School choirs held their first concert of the year. The entire concert was based on the theme of “We are the Change” to encourage the audience to want to make a difference. Mrs. Morford shared the inspiring stories of local families who have adopted children from other countries, and have done what they can to give them a better life.
Mrs. Burdick’s art students re-created James Christensen artwork for an assignment teaching the students to enlarge, assemble, and use artistic-license to interpret a work of art. The works of art can be seen on display around the school.
By Taylor Campbell
On October 18-23 the FFA club at Payson High School participated in the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This conference had FFA representatives from every state attend to participate in several different events and competitions, two of which were the Mock Job Interview and the Poultry Judging contest.
By Braden Clark
Payson High cheerleaders travel out of state to the most magical place in the world, Disneyland. Along with Disneyland the cheer team also went to the beach.
“Surfer boys are really nice to cheerleaders.” said Ariane Keele.
The cheer team travelled to California at the brink of dawn, waking up at 3 a.m. to catch their plane ride.
By Janessa Reynoso
Depending on who you heard from, physics can be a class you either somewhat enjoy, or one you absolutely love.
While taking physics many students really enjoy the CO² cars. However, there is a lot to know before you are about to make CO² cars. Mr.Neilson, the physics teacher, said “students learned about speed & acceleration, Newton’s laws, friction, and resistance.” After students have learned about all those basic principals they were able to build and design their own CO² cars.
By Krystal Baker
Four Payson High School students are experiencing what it feels like to have their opinions heard. As an assignment for David Rockwood’s philosophy class, each student wrote and submitted an editorial letter to a Utah newspaper. Ann Marie Marck, Corbin Coombs, Emily Walker and Tanner Newbold each had their editorial published. The students were both surprised and excited to see their opinion in print.
By Taylor Campbell
On October 4 Sam Reynoso, Kaydee Shupe, Braiden Burrel, Cassidy Stanton, Chad Manning Angela Kenison, Shelby Thomas and Manny Braun were selected as winners of the short story writing contest held by Stephanie Riggs, Krystal Baker’s student teacher in her English classes at Payson High School.
By Braden Clark
The crowd of the Powderpuff football game was greeted to an amazing halftime show, Payson’s very own “Mansetters.” Consisting of Kaleb Wright, Brandon Peterson, Caleb Crump, and many others with no dancing experience in their life try to “woo” the crowd. You can’t go wrong with a Nicki Minaj song, “Where them girls at” by Flo Rida featuring Nicki Minaj. “I have always been gifted with amazing dance moves, but this was the first time I got to prove it to everyone.” Kaleb Wright tells us his true passion in life.
By Audrey Miller
On Wednesday, September 28, Payson High’s National Honor Society held their annual induction banquet to kick off the year. With 100 members, Payson’s NHS membership is the largest in school history. The Honor Society is made up of juniors and seniors that have at least a 3.75 GPA, so this is an exciting thing to have happening at PHS.
With the banquet hall filled to the brim with NHS members and loved ones, Co-President Mercedes John considered the event a success.