March 2012

PHS Debate Teams Takes 2nd in Region

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By Jessica Bastean

By Jessica Bastean

Payson High’s debate team placed second at the debate region tournament. Congratulations to Anthony Wilcox, Megan Snow, Heather Reid, Ariane Keele, Alexis Cortez, Jessica Bastean, Nathan Womack, Ali Bufton, Juan Trujillo, Easton West, Kelsey Wood, and Nick Hindes on taking second place at the Region debate tournament and all qualifying for the state debate tournament.

PHS LIA Attend State Conference at UVU

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By Daniela Garcia

By Daniela Garcia

19 Payson High School Latino in Action Students attended the annual LIA Conference at UVU on March 15, 2012. The Latinos in Action Conference gives an opportunity for all the LIA groups in the state to get together and get to know each other, listen to motivational speakers, attend workshops and watch different schools perform traditional dances. The workshops consisted of different leaders teaching perseverance in different ways to many students.

Payson High Science Teachers Present at UCET Conference

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By Krystal Baker

Three Payson High School teachers presented at the annual Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Conference held March 2 in Salt Lake City. Biology teacher Brian Blake, psychology teacher David Rockwood and chemistry teacher Linda Walter presented a lecture about teachers developing their own textbooks.

PHS Dark Horse: State Champ Cole Ford

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By Maygan Straight

At 145 pounds, Cole Ford won his first state title last Saturday. He has placed in the State Tournament all four years of his high school wrestling career but this year he took the title.

Our 145lb wrestler has had a lot of ups and downs throughout his career but there has never been a time where he has stopped working hard to accomplish his goals.

Paysetters Compete at State Drill Competition

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Story by Maygan Straight, Photo by Taylor Campbell

By Maygan Straight

In a whirl of practice, hard work, and dedication the Paysetters placed 6th at the Utah State Drill Competition at UVU of February 3rd and 4th.

“We are pretty dang proud that we placed 6th with our routine this year,” said drill team member Alexis Chanthapannah.

Every day since June the Paysetters have been working towards competition season and their work and dedication has paid off. They placed at every competition they attended this year.

Payson FFA Sponsors Sweethearts Week

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By Ryeley Butler

By Ryeley Butler

A lot of paperhearts: check. Sugar flour and frosting: Check. Girls ready to compete for the title of 2012 Sweetheart Royalty: Oh Yeah!

Many people put a lot of work into the days between February 6 and 11, Sweethearts week. The Payson FFA spent a lot of time working on events and decorations; there were many peometitors, all fighting for the honor of ruling the students of Payson High as Sweetheart Royalty.