September 2013

New PHS Math Teacher Whitney Whitbeck

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By Ciara Talley

By Ciara Talley

A person who lives their life devoted to the service of others is  rare. This is why I have come to enjoy the company of the lovely Ms. Whitnie Whitbeck, a new teacher at PHS; she is truly a breath of fresh air.

The reason Ms. Whitbeck is here teaching is all because of her high school math teacher named Mr. Stuckie.

“He was awesome and he made me feel like I was awesome. Not only at math but in life, he gave me confidence.” Whitbeck said.

PHS Junior Starting Varsity Quarterback

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By Sierra Steele

By Sierra Steele

You might not expect a junior to start varsity over a senior, but at Payson that’s exactly the right move. Easton Smith is a 6’3” junior who is currently starting varsity quarterback this season. Head football coach Jeremy Chapman says he see’s unique potential in Smith

 “Easton see’s the game like a coach.” said Chapman. 

Payson Football: Disciplined, Dedicated and Tenacious

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By Landon Penrod

By Landon Penrod

Ask any football player and you will know that the Lions Football program has a whole new motto this year; in fact, its called DDT.  This stands for being what Coach Chapman calls, “Disciplined, Dedicated, and Tenacious.” Something else new that this year football team is the attitude of the players. 

And after last week’s homecoming defeat, where the Lions put up a strong fight, you can see our Lions are working hard.

PHS Volleyball Starting Off Strong With New Coach

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By Erika Gee

By Erika Gee

The Lady Lions volleyball team has made some changes this year. Head coach Kaylee Eliason is new to the team this year and is proving so far, to be a good coach.

                “I like her methods. She knows how to inspire,” said Amy Pouliot.

                So far in the season the Lions are 4-2. On September 19, the Lions played Juab and won 3-2. The team is hoping to continue to be victorious.

Two PHS Cross Country Runnerss Break School Records

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By Erika Gee

By Erika Gee

Payson High Cross Country is starting the season off big. After five races, the girls team is ranked 1st in the region and the boys are 2nd behind Richfield. On September 11, the Lions faced multiple teams including the 5A school Copper Hills. Freshman Alison Pray came in first for the girls and helped the girls take second place trailing Salem by six points. The boys took fourth.

PHS's New English Teacher, Amy Connelly

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By Jamie Finch

 Interview with New PHS English Teacher Ms. Connelly  By Jamie Finch

Q: What is your full given name?

A: “Amy Camille Connelly, but my students can’t call me Amy.”

 Q: Where are you from?

A: “I spent most of my life in Illinois, but I moved to Salem in high school and lived on a farm.  I currently live in Provo.”