March 2016

Goodbye Computer Technology

Attributions: 
Haley Dixon

A long awaited decision was recently made by the Utah School Board of Education (USOE). Utah students are currently required to complete a computer technology course sometime between 9th and 12th grade. After review, the school board voted that charter and public schools should move this course to 8th grade. High schoolers (grades 9-12) will still be required to complete half a credit of a computer course before graduation.

21 days until the Payson Pride Banquet

Attributions: 
By: Ben Phillips of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

On April 15, 2016 Payson High will be hosting the Payson Pride Banquet at Payson Jr. High cafeteria for all to enjoy. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey dinner, dessert provided by Eli’s Ice Cream and Deli, entertainment by various clubs and volunteers, and a silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. The auction will include golf packages, prom packages, massages, shooting lessons, and many more.

The Huff

Attributions: 
By: Sabryne Kelly

Winners of Local Music Competition

March 1, 2016 was the 46th Annual Huff Music Competition held at the Payson High Auditorium. Seventeen students performed either instrumental or vocal, but only five could take home a trophy of gold in this heated competition. “I was very pleased with the talent we had at the Huff music contest this year. All who competed were prepared and did well. I am glad I did not have to decide the outcome!” said Mrs. Morgan after helping at The Huff.

Safe! Payson Baseball Wins Against Tooele

Attributions: 
By Cynthia Gonzalez Pictures by Haley Dixon

On March 18 our baseball team won the home game against Tooele with Kaden Armstrong scoring a homerun, Tanner Manning hitting 4 RBIs and 2 triples. The crowd was cheering and our school couldn’t be prouder of the big win. Against Tooele, going into the second inning it was four runs for Payson. Fourth inning three for Payson. Fifth inning two for Payson. Sixth inning one for Payson. The game being already won, it ended with 10-2. Payson played an outstanding game and we can’t wait to see more!

 

Shifting the Focus from Sage Testing to the ACT

Attributions: 
By: Ryan Craig

Our school goal is shifting. Mr Ford, and other teachers have decided to shift the focus from Sage testing to the ACT. Mr. Ford stated,”We are making the shift because we are looking at what test is more practical for the students, and the ACT has more practical applications for students.” The ACT can ultimately decide what college a person attends and how much of their schooling can be paid for them. Some colleges, like BYU, take the students GPA and their ACT score to accept the student or not..

Burn Your Barriers State Convention

Attributions: 
Brooke Barnett

This year, the FFA’s State Convention was held March 10-12 in Richfield. FFA State Convention is where all the chapters from the state come together to listen to workshops, attend sessions, compete in speaking contests, and watch as new state officers are selected for the next year.

Payson Sterling Scholars make history in 2016

Attributions: 
Haley Dixon of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

On Tuesday, March 10, three of Payson High’s finest made a mark on Payson. Sterling Scholars Caleb Peterson, Garth Talbot, and Shelby Bulkley became the first Payson students in years to make it to the finals round in the Sterling Scholar competition. These three finals candidates have worked hard to get to the finals. The process of becoming a sterling scholar starts by them filling out an application(s) at their school. Departments then interview the candidates.

The Huff: PHS students win big

Attributions: 
By: Sabryne Kelly of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

March 1, 2016 was the 46th Annual Huff Music Competition held at the Payson High Auditorium. Seventeen students performed either instrumental or vocal, but only five could take home a trophy of gold in this heated competition. “I was very pleased with the talent we had at the Huff music contest this year. All who competed were prepared and did well. I am glad I did not have to decide the outcome!” said Mrs. Morgan after helping at The Huff.

 

Hallie Neves MountainStar Healthcare Star Athlete of the Week

Attributions: 
Story By: Ryan Craig Picture By: Daniela Martinez

Hallie Neves, a senior at Payson High School, has been honored as the MountainStar Healthcare Star Athlete of the Week. Hallie Neves is the definition of a hard worker.  Hallie has been working hard these past few months to recover from breaking her hip in the basketball season, and now she has fully recovered and played her first softball game this past weekend. For more information about Hallie Neves’ Athlete of the Week award click on the link below:.

 

37 days until Payson Pride Banquet

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On April 15, 2016 Payson High School will be hosting the Payson Pride Banquet at Payson Jr. High Cafetorium.  Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner, entertainment, and silent auction beginning at 6:00pm.  Live auction will start at 7:00pm.

Visit https://goo.gl/hXEJnv to check out items to be auctioned off.  Please contact Julie Gowans at julie.gowans@nebo.edu or 801-465-6025 for questions or to donate to the auction.  

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