December 2015

Wrestling with History

Haley Dixon

Coach Jeb Clark teaches U.S History here at Payson High School. Jeb is also the wrestling coach for Payson High. U.S History is a required class in order to graduate so look for Mr. Clark on your schedule!

Payson vs. Maple Mountain

Brooke Barnett, Photo by Garrett Ellsworth

On Thursday, December 10, the boys wrestling team took on Maple Mountain. The wrestling match was very intense, and had the student section going crazy. This was a white out dual and many of the students showed their support by wearing white. The Lion’s took a hard loss with the score being 48-19. The Payson wrestlers who had victories were Tyler Manookin at 160 winning by 6-1 decision, Chayce Loveless at 182 winning by major decision, and both Adam Marck at 195, and freshman, Brock Loveless, pinning their opponent.

Inside Adobe with the PHS Digital Media Class

Kyle Garner

On November 23, 2015 students in Mrs. Searle’s Digital Media class went on an adventure to Adobe in Lehi. Adobe not only helps businesses by providing design software but also does helps them analysis their business with what people are looking for when they visit their website. For example, when you visit their website and you’re using an iPhone and look at something Adobe Analytics can see that you used an iPhone to looked at the website and Adobe helps to make your experience better while on the website.

Penny For Your Thoughts?

By: Ben Phillips

Every year the three classes of Payson High compete in a competitive competition known as “Penny Wars.” Each class (Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) chooses whether to help themselves with pennies and dollars or decrease the rivals’ score with silver coins. The proceeds are given to families in need for the holidays. We often take for granted the simple things that we have, while others struggle to survive each day.

Señor Peck: The Spanish Wonder

By: Ryan Craig

Señor Peck’s class always starts out the day with a song. Starting with a song really gets the students ready to learn, waking them up as well. Señor Peck’s class really is one of the best classes, especially his B/3 class. The students really get involved and Señor Peck makes learning the language of Spanish easy and fun. Google says that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world at 414 million people speaking it. Spanish is a very important language, and learning it from Señor Peck will be easier than on your own.


Big Win! Boys Basketball

Cynthia Gonzalez

After weeks of practicing, the first game of the season came around for Payson High’s basketball game and it couldn’t have gone better. On December 1, 2015 playing against Timpanogos High, Payson High won with an outstanding first quarter at 16-20, then second with Timpanogos falling behind at  25-37, third with Payson shooting up at 40-54, and lastly fourth with an impressive 19 point win at  54-73. Go Payson!

December Online Magazine is Here!


Welcome to December!

The Mane Street Journal is in its third month of publication, and all of us on the team are very excited to present this issue to you. We have been working hard and are proud to announce that this edition of the magazine is one hundred percent student produced. From the layout of the pages to the pictures and videos, everything has been created by the amazing students of PHS.

Tree Auction!

By: Madeleine White

Every year, Payson High School’s clubs give to charity in a fun way with the annual Tree Auction.  Selected clubs design a christmas tree with different decorations and themes, The money made from selling these trees goes to families to help give them a Christmas worth remembering. The trees were sold at the home basketball game on Tuesday, December 1. The clubs that participated were: Student Council, DECA, Debate, Choir, Japanese Club, Cheer, HOPE Squad, Girls Basketball, HOSA, Key Club, FFA, and PTSA.  The trees all looked amazing and all sold at the auction.

When did you stop believing in Santa?

Annika Spencer

When Did You Stop Believing in Santa?

One of the most prominent, yet terrifying truths of our childhood.  Santa isn’t real and doesn’t provide your presents.  When did you stop believing in Santa?  How did you find out?  These are both questions that bring up the most interesting stories.  A survey was sent out among the students and teachers of PHS.  The results are pictured.  41.2 percent of people stopped believing between the ages of seven to eight.  47.1 percent figured out by themselves that Santa wasn’t real.