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By Emily Garrett
Fifteen students, 1 teacher, united with the same purpose: to make the 2012-2013 school year unforgettable through the Newspaper. As members of the Newspaper Staff, it is our obligation to update Payson High on the events, trends, and opinions taking place in our school. Our mission is to create amazing stories and articles about you!
Every other day we get together to discuss, plan and write – along with many other things. We put our best effort and skill into our work to make something that will be to everyone's liking. Some people are only interested in sports, while others are into the arts, and still people just want to see the different opinions to give them something controvertial to contemplate. So don't just brush away the Newspaper thinking that there's nothing good in it. We feature articles specifically for you.
Maygan Straight, Jacob Buckner, Spencer Durrant, Jayedn Worwood, McKell Wall, Brady Clark, Tarah Kershaw, Haylie Greenhalgh, Brigham Flint, Ciera Lundberg, Cherilyn Elder, Megan Ballamis, McKenzie Stubbs, Emily Garrett, Skylar Worwood, and Jenna Harold.
By Tarah Kershaw
The Lady Lions’ soccer team ended a great season this month with the opportunity to go to the first-round of state in St. George to play Dixie High School. The girls played very well and their hard work throughout the season got them there.
During the game Payson and Dixie stayed neck and neck the first half of the game at 0-0 then, in the second half, Dixie pulled away and won 4-0.
“We’ve worked really hard to get here, I mean we’ve gone to state 3 years in a row and that’s a big accomplishment,” said Team Captain Kaneesha Goodworth.
“Even though it was frustrating at times, I wouldn’t have traded this year for anything because I love soccer and I love the soccer team and we did awesome,” said Natalie Tobler.
These girls had a great season this year, with great improvement throughout the season and finishing 3rd in region.
“This season was really fun,” head coach, Coach Wright said. “We tied for the best record Payson High girls’ soccer has had in 10 years.”
By Ciera Lundberg
The time has come! The moment you’ve all been waiting for! The entertainment event of 2012 is just around the corner!
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL!
On November 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th the show will be playing in the Payson High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students.
“The play is coming along great! In fact, it will probably be the most solid thing since Finding Nemo. It is something everyone should come watch,” said Seussical actor Zak Webber.
There you have it folks. Be there or be square. Either that, or you might have an unfortunate run-in with the Cat in the Hat…
By Jenna Haroldsen
“When the chips are down, we rise to the challenge,” said Coach Rockwood.
This one simple statement effectively sums up Payson High’s own Cross Country team. Victorious in regions, the team came back with the first place cup. Nick Hindes, Jordan Bailey, and Dakota Lange made it into the top 10 runners. Coming in close at 11th was Dallin Lowe. Ariane Keele represented the girls well, with 5th place. The regions meet was held October 9th at Spanish Fork.
One of the highlights of the event was Dakota Lange’s run. Even though he came in 2nd, it is widely accepted that he deserved to win. There was some question as to whether the other runner (who did in fact take 1st) won 1st place honestly. Dakota told officials that he would rather take 2nd than win by a technicality. Dakota did not only show great personal integrity in this moment, he proved to Payson and to the opposing teams that our Cross Country team has good character.
Well done Dakota, you done done us proud!
The state tournament was held October 17th at Sugarhouse Park. Cross Country placed 13th.
“We are closing in on our goal of being the state champions,” said Coach Rockwood, “We are looking forward to next year, and we want more people to join and be a part of that [Payson’s legacy].”
By Emily Garrett
“It's not how you win, but how you conquer it.” said Allysse Thomas.
PHS volleyball most certainly has conquered! Even though the regular season for Volleyball ended on October 16, that's not stopping the PHS Varsity Volleyball team from going to state on October 26.
“It's exciting - they've done a great job, and they really deserve it!” said their coach, Mr. Neilson.
Through the month of October, the volleyball teams have won 2 out of 5 games by working their best together.
“I loved playing volleyball – it was my first year and all the girls were so nice. They made me feel welcome and showed me what it was like to be on a team and how to work together.” said Aspin Davis.
Through the girls' experiences with volleyball, they have all come to be good friends – something that's improved their skills in working as one with the same intent.
Watch out state volleyball teams, because the PHS Varsity team is in it to win it!
By Mckenzie Stubbs
On September 26-27 the Payson High FCCLA officers kicked off the school year with a fall leadership conference at the Marriott in Provo.
The conference was a two day event in which FCCLA officers from all over Utah got together to be motivated, to learn leadership techniques and experiences, and to keep chapters excited about FCCLA. Our state theme for this year is “Pack Your Bag!”
“At the conference, I learned you have to step out of your comfort zone in order to make a change,” said Nicole Kunzler.
The officers not only learned about leadership skills, there was a variety of laughter and excitement.
“I loved staying up late with the girls and playing the sugar game,” said Emily Shaw.
There was also an opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Brad Barton, and to attend leadership workshops held by state officers. At the conference, members heard about scholarship opportunities, and how FCCLA can benefit us in our future. Members also had a chance to meet FCCLA members from all over Utah.
“The best part of the conference was definitely Partying with the officers and meeting new people,” said Nicole Kunzler.
Although the conference was informative and motivational, officers had fun as well. Games, music and friends all made the conference a success.
For those of you who don’t know what FCCLA is, you are not alone. FCCLA stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA is a national organization helping students become more consumer conscious and community minded. FCCLA helps students become productive community members, efficient businessmen and woman and come to focus on families. FCCLA is a great way to get involved, gain leadership skills and make friends.