Our Payson High basketball team has been doing well this year. With quality wins over teams including Cedar City, Maple Mountain and Provo the quest for a State Title is in reach. This month I decided to spotlight the senior leaders of the basketball team and get to know them better.
If you could play any sport professionally, besides basketball, what would it be?
There is a question no one’s been willing to correctly define, well, until now. The question: is cheer a sport? This topic has been a heated debate ever since cheerleading began. Reporters before me who have tried to answer the question have been afraid to offend the cheerleaders and risk the torture of being thrown up into the air and be the butt of demeaning unified cheers. Critics say cheer isn’t a sport because there is no true competition, while supporters believe that cheer is more than just saying chants and waving pom-poms.
Thirty Payson High School students had the opportunity to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, January 24. PHS attended as part of the Sundance Student Screenings Program, a new offering from the festival committee. Students attended the film The Last Days in Vietnam, followed by a question and asnwer session with the film director.