December 2012

PHS Dance Company

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By McKell Wall

By McKell Wall

Basketball games, football games, they do it all. Dance Company is one of the most well known dance groups in our school. With nine seniors, seven juniors, and five sophomores they strive to entertain audiences with their technique and emotion shown in their dance performances. Dance Company does many different styles of dance but their main style is definitely contemporary.

PHS Paysetters Enter Competition Season

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By Maygan Straight

The months of December, January, and February are huge for Payson’s drill team. Although they perform all throughout the school year, these months are their competition season.

                “I feel we did really well for our first competition. We were really together as a team. We gave it our all and I think that we showed the new girls what competition is really all about,” said senior drill member Camille Thomas. “Our team is so full of great dancers; this is our year to take region.”

National Honor Society Serves Community During Christmas

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By Megan Ballamis

National Honors Society is out making a difference this Christmas season. They have done many things to serve others. The things they have done are the angel tree, went caroling at Mountain air nursing home, served dinner at the Wal-Mart Christmas party and fed the homeless.

                “Serving people during Christmas makes me happy for what I have and makes me grateful to be in a position to help others,” said NHS member Damaris Ballamis.

PHS Cheer: R-O-W-D-I-E

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By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

There are some notable cheerleading groups in the world today the Cowboy, Laker, and Raider cheerleaders, those cheerleaders sure do know how to keep their fans cheering.  Here in Payson we have an excellent group of girls, a total of 16 girls, who always are looking to pump up the crowd no matter the score.

                “I like how involved the student section gets with our cheers, it makes me really happy when they cheer with us,” said sophomore cheerleader Celine Grenz.

Christmas with the PHS Band and Orchestra

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By Cherilyn Elder and Megan Ballamis

By Cherilyn Elder and Megan Ballamis

Payson High’s concert band, orchestra and jazz band did phenomenally at their Christmas concert December 13.  Jazz band opened up the concert with six songs. Instrumental solos were done by Abby Bennion, Josh Tracy, Grace Heaps, and Nathaniel Meyers.  A vocal solo was performed by Karanda Heimuli.

Amy Fox Receives the Crystal Apple Award

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By Krystal Baker

On December 12, Payson High School math teacher, Amy Fox, received the 2012 - 2013 Crystal Apple Award. Fox has worked at Payson High for 9 years, and is loved by teachers and students alike.

“Miss Fox is probably the best math teacher I’ve had,” said Jaisha Webb. “She really knows how to explain math concepts to each individual person.”

Fox puts in long hours to help her students understand math, and loves that moment when students just seem to get it.

Penny Finch Receives Classified Employee Award

Penny Finch is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Payson High School Classified Employee Award. Finch as worked at Payson High for 13 years and helps all the teachers and students at the copy center.

“I love the copy center because I get to visit and interact with all the staff and students,” Finch said.

The teachers at Payson High appreciate how helpful and cheerful Finch always is.

Clark and Crook Attend Aggie Leadership Conference

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By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

There comes a point in time where each person will have to be a leader.  Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, however the way you act determines what kind of leader you become. 

November 10, On the campus of Utah State University, hosted the ALE (Aggie Leadership Extravaganza) students all around the state of Utah, and even some from Nevada and Idaho.

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