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December 2011

PHS Penny Wars Exceeds $2,012 Goal

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:19
By KD Apgood

By KD Apgood


            Penny Wars was amazing once again this year, thanks to our very own student body. For two weeks Payson High School’s Student Council and LIA groups got together and carried around jars for our 2011 Penny wars. Our goal for this year was $2,012 and because of our fabulous students here at PHS we got over $2,500.

Barnett and Robbins Win PHS Pie Contest

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:17
By Audrey Miller

By Audrey Miller

For the first time in Lion’s Roar history, a duo won the annual pie baking contest. Blake Barnett and Colton Robbins teamed up to make a pumpkin spice pie with cinnamon strudel.

“I thought it was really creative to put the strudel topping with the pumpkin pie. It was so good I had five pieces!” said Pie Judge Taylor Campbell.

The pair used a Bobby Flay recipe as the basis for their desert.

Paysetters Working Hard for Competition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:15
By Daniela Garcia
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By Daniela Garcia


The Payson Lion Paysetters had their first invitational competition on December 3. They did very well, placing third with their character routine, (which is the western swing that was displayed at the Payson vs. Salem game.)

Cassidy Burton took first place in the drill down. The drill down is when someone is calling out military commands and the dancer does the commands.

PHS Lions Pounce Skyhawks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:12
By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

On December 9, Payson High’s basketball team took on the Salem Hills Skyhawks our biggest rival as of late. Payson beat Salem Hills 60-40 a huge difference from last year’s memorable 20 point comeback.  Led by senior captains Clint Bateman and Tanner Newbold; scoring 33 points between the two starting guards, Clint with 11 points and eight assists and Tanner with 22 points and five three pointers.

PHS Choirs Sing at Temple Square

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:09
By Maygan Straight

By Maygan Straight

On December 14th the Payson Concert and Chamber Choirs had the opportunity to perform at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

This is but one of their many events and performances during the month of December. Our busy choir groups devote most of their Christmas month doing what they do best: sing.

PHS National Honor Society Ties Blankets

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:53
By Audrey Miller

By Audrey Miller

On November 9 over 20 NHS members gathered in the counseling office to tie fleece blankets for the homeless.

“It was nice to see so many people show up and offer their service,” said Co-President Mercedes John.

Not only did NHS members complete 26 blankets, but they had fun helping each other,

PHS Marching Band Goes to State for Another Winning Season

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:40
Story and photo by Taylor Campbell

By Taylor Campbell

The marching band at Payson High school has always been one of the shining, winning groups at Payson High.  Now one more year can be added onto their 30 year winning streak when the PHS Marching Band ended the 2011 fall season with 10 trophies and a second place award at the state competition.

“This was one of our most successful seasons,” said Mr. Collins. “This year we were younger, smaller, there were no superstars this year, but they all pulled together and the spirit of unity was stronger than ever before.”

PHS Girls Basketball: Shooting for a Good Season

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:34
Story and Photo by Ryley Butler

By Ryley Butler

It’s that time again; time for girls basketball to begin. Jumping into a new season, we have high hopes for the players. For years our girls basketball team has shown some seriously amazing talent, and this year promises to uphold that grand tradition. Our entire team (coaches and girls) are very dedicated and love what they do.


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