The intersection at the UVU entrance has been re-designed, and will open just in time to affect the commute of those attending our high school graduations and practices held there. This new intersection type is the first of its kind in Utah County. UDOT has provided some helpful preview information in the Continuous Flow Intersection document provided by UDOT. There is also a video and other details found on their website.
PHS Windows on the Workplace Guest Speaker: Traci Shepel
By Sierra Steele
Traci Shepel, manager at local Maurices store was guest speaker last week for the PHS Windows on the Workplace program. Traci said the rewards of working retail at Maurices are endless.
“There is always something different going on, and fun,” Strebel said.
This past year Payson High School has had the privelidge to have Mr. White as an assistant principal.
Sadly, we have to give him up to our hated rivals, Salem Hills High. They are incredibly lucky to have him, as he has been a great addition to this school. Maybe with Mr. White SHHS can finally be as cool as Payson.
The boy’s soccer season is quickly coming to an end. These boys have had an amazing season; they tied for first in region and got second in state. Our lions won their first state playoff game against Bear River. Team captain Tyler Watson scored the winning goal to take them to the next game. “Our boys have worked hard and have done really well this season. I am proud to say I am the coach of these awesome boys!” says Wright. We all wish you luck Mighty Lions!
By Maygan Straight
Last Saturday 10 girls put themselves out there to compete in the Miss Payson Pageant. Though our winner was regrettably not from Payson, we had 5 stars that were from our great city.
Mercedes Jons, Nancy Pratt, Emily Hayes, Ysabella Matta, and Kylee Swensen got sponsors, found a cause, and showcased their talents all to compete for the title of queen.
By Spencer Durrant
Springtime isn’t a time to clean out the house and the yard – it’s a time for football. Spring practices for college teams are happening, and the NFL draft provided plenty of excitement, even though the NFL season doesn’t start until August.
By KD Apgood
The 100th year of Payson has been one to remember. We have started so many new traditions and have continued with new ones. The best part of this year has been working together as a team to help our school come together. We love doing assemblies, lunch time activities, and going to after school events. All of the student council members have become one big family.
PHS Librarian, Judy Skinner, is retiring after a 24 year career in education. Skinner has been an employee at Payson High for 18 years, 6 years spent as a P.E. and health teacher, and 12 years as the librarian.
During her years as librarian Skinner has witnessed many advances in technology, including the addition of a new computer lab.
“It was really exciting to have the library remodeled and get a computer lab,” Skinner said.
Payson High School sophomore Dallin Neaves won an Apple iPad courtesy of the Ken Garff Keys to Success Program.
50 students nominated for Key Cards during the year had a chance to participate in the competition for the iPad during an assembly held at Payson High May 7. Neaves said the moment his name was called to compete he knew it was his lucky day.
“I had no doubt I was going to win when I stepped onto the basketball court. I was pretty pumped,” said Neaves.