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May 2013

Beloved Janitor Kathy Gull Retires from Payson High

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:10

By Krystal Baker

Kathy Gull is retiring from being a janitor at Payson High School for the past 28 years. She has a love for Payson High School that is noticeable to all around her.

“Payson has been the greatest experience of my entire life. I will always hold the memories near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life. Thanks you for all of the opportunities Payson High!” said Gull.

Gull’s fellow janitors say she will be missed.

Mr. Wall Retires After 30 years

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:09
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By Krystal Baker

Mr. Elwood Wall is retiring from teaching math at Payson High School for the past 30 years.

“It’s been a wonderful ride,” Wall said.

Wall’s students appreciate his dedication to student learning.

“What I really liked about Mr. Wall was that he wasn’t the teacher who just stood up all shy and taught and sat down. He wasn’t afraid to stand up there and actually teach successfully,” said Ashley Cisneros, junior at PHS.

PHS Says Farewell to A Few Wonderful Teachers 2013

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:39

Retiring Teachers

Mr. Wall

Retiring after 30 years

“It’s been such a wonderful ride.”


Mr. Mathewson

Retiring after 31 years

“I thought retiring would be exciting, but it’s actually really sad. I’ve had lots of great students and have loved the faculty here at Payson, it’s going to be a hard goodbye.”


PHS Prom Royalty 2013

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:33
By McKenzie Stubbs

On Monday April 29, PHS had an assembly to reveal to all the 2012-2013 school year prom royalty. 

In the duration of the assembly nominees from each grade were introduced and were then able to say in a video why they wanted to be prom king or queen. There were a handful of students from each grade, but only a few made it to prom royalty.

I Now Pronounce PHS Student Council 2013-2014

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:31
By Braden Clark

The only time where high school students can act like politicians and bribe students with food, yes that is correct, student council elections.  Throughout the entire months of March and April sophomores and juniors made posters and passed out candy to receive votes from their fellow classmates, in hopes that they could become the new student council.  Also a little advice to future seniors, I usually mooched off these treats and I saved a lot of money during that time, anyway I digress.

Choir Tour 2013

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:28
By Cherilyn Elder
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On April 17-23, Payson High School Concert and Chamber Choirs traveled to San Diego, California, for the annual choir tour.  Students met at the school at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 and arrived back at the school at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The long bus rides were exhausting.  Although the seats were comfortable for sitting, sleeping did not come easily to most.  We were glad to be going to San Diego and when it was over, we were glad to come home.

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