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March 2013

PHS Scholar Athletes 2012-2013

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 14:15
By McKenzie Stubbs
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Here at Payson High School we are bursting with pride and talent. From Payson’s fine arts department to our sports and athletics, we are one proud school.

                We would like to recognize the aspiring athletes here at Payson High, who are the Allstate Scholars of 2012-2013. This is a huge accomplishment for these individuals, and they’ve worked hard to achieve it.

2013 Huff Music Competition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:17
By Cherilyn Elder


On February 26, 2013, Payson High School hosted the annual Huff Music Competition.  Young experienced musicians from the Payson area performed for judges and the winners received trophies. 

                 Vocal soloists were Jacob Hayes, Jaden Grill, Kathleen Morgan, Jessica Bastean, Catherine Havens, Emily Garrett, Carlie Beckert, Skyler Fitzwater, and Ashlin Alexander.    

Physics Students Make Trebuchets

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 08:49
By Cherilyn Elder

By Cherilyn Elder


The weeks of March 4-8 and March 11-14, Mr. Nielson’s physics classes designed, built, and tested trebuchets, or catapults with slings.  Mr. Nielson supplied the wood and other materials needed and the students went to work.  The point of the project was to put to use the things the students learned.

“The students are applying what they learned in class:  rotational speed and energy,” said Mr. Nielson.

PHS LIA Students Attend Conference

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 08:46
By Ciera Lundberg
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                On March 1st LIA went to a conference at UVU where they attended workshops that taught them about going to college and reaching your dreams. While there, they heard from Marlen Esparza, an American boxer who was the first woman to qualify for the Olympics in the first year that women’s boxing became an event.

                “Marlen Esparza was so inspiring because she told her journey of being a girl trying to make in a male-dominated sport. And she made it,” said Carina Garcia, who attended the conference.

Lighting the “Legacy” Fundraiser

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 08:30
By Brady Clark

              There have been many epic events that have happened in the city of Payson.  For example, we are the home to the original Footloose, and not only that but we are a town filled with so much school pride, in fact that the class of 1953 decided to leave a lasting image that will be around countless of years.  The greatest monument in the city of Payson, P-Mountain, has been a distinguishing feature to passerbys making their travels north or south on I-15.  P-Mountain sparks jealousy to rival schools and fills the pride of Payson students as they drive to school

Officer Jay Hurst Speaks to PHS Students

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:44
By Krystal Baker
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On February 26, Officer Jay Hurst of the Payson City Police Department was the guest lecturer for the Payson High School "Windows on the Workplace," program. Officer Hurst spoke with the students about what it takes to be a police officer and the educational path he took to achieve his career goals.

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