Since the release of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops III, gamers and students alike have spent countless hours and paychecks on this franchise’s modern sequel. And as of Tuesday, April 20, the second DLC (Downloadable Content) has been released, with two more to go for this Call of Duty season. Chances are, if you haven’t played, or currently don’t own this game, you probably don’t care at all. As for those associated with this FPS legacy, surely the hype for each DLC has been personally astounding.
On April 21st Culinary Arts, Art, and Architecture students took a tour of The Grand America Hotel up in Salt Lake City then had an etiquette dinner at La Caille Restaurant in Sandy to experience and further educate on real life scenarios and opportunities. Their first stop was The Grand America Hotel where a tour was given in the public areas and some back-of-house areas like the laundry and shipment areas as well as residential and regular rooms.
It is so difficult to choose the best and most fun Prom day date. Prom itself can be very expensive. You have to get the best tuxedo or dress, the guys need to plan a great dinner, and you also need to buy tickets to even get into the dance. So sometimes you need to figure out a fun cheap date idea. Sometimes it’s okay to be a little money savvy, but you also need to remember Prom doesn’t happen very often, so you also can make it a memory that you will keep with you for the rest of your life. Payson had some great ideas for dates that maybe you would want to try some time.
On Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 P.M., nine of Payson’s finest ladies competed for the title of Miss Payson 2016. The pageant was held in Payson High School’s auditorium, and the theme for the pageant is New York, New York! Nine contestants competed, and only three walked away with a crown, there would be a Queen, first attendant, and second attendant. These ladies were judged in five different categories: interview, swimwear, talent, on-stage question, and evening wear.
On Thursday, April 14th the Payson Cheer team and a handful of Dance Company members met at 4 a.m at the high school and got on a bus headed to Salt Lake City. There, the teams boarded a plane to California. Each year the cheerleaders take their cheer tour at Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland in the Anaheim, California area. On Thursday, the cheerleaders performed on Calico Stage Knott’s Berry Farm in the afternoon and spent the rest of the day enjoying the theme park. On Friday morning the teams took dance/cheer classes at a local dance studio. Following these classes the day was spent at Huntington Beach. Saturday and Sunday were spent at Disneyland taking classes, performing in The All Star Extravaganza, performing in the night parade, and enjoying the magic of Disney. On Monday, after enjoying the California sun for four days, the cheerleaders and dancers visited a museum in Long Beach then, flew back to Salt Lake. Senior cheerleader, Alexandra White, says “Cheer tour was a lot of fun. I’m glad I got to enjoy one last trip with my team!”
The debate team represented Payson High School well this year during the state competitions. The debate state competition was held March 11, and 12 at Alta High School. Two of the PF teams progressed to win a couple of rounds, and two original oratories progressed to semi finals. Several other debaters also did very well. When asked about state, Addy Elliott, a member of the PHS debate team said, “It was a super fun experience, and I’m grateful for the learning opportunity.” Great job to everyone who participated in state for debate!
Three hundred sixty degree videos are now a thing as of 2015. Hundreds of videos have been made, and placed on YouTube for your enjoyment and discovery. These are internet videos that can be viewed from every angle, with a simple click and drag. They can be used to make videos feel more realistic, and overall enhance your viewing experience. These videos are easy to use and are truly mind-boggling.You can make your experience more immersive by using the Oculus Rift as well. The Oculus Rift is a visual reality system, used to enhance the viewing range and dynamics of the user.
For months, ASL students have been preparing for this day. What is this day? The day of the ASL Competition. The ASL competition will be held on Saturday, April 16th. Payson High Students will travel to Salt Lake to compete. Students have prepared themselves and entered themselves into one or more of the following events: storytelling, ABC stories, number stories, handshape stories, receptive, and culture/history. Without a doubt, Payson’s ASL program is an amazing program, and PHS hopes they bring home some awards.
Social Dance is taught by Mrs. McClellan at Payson High and the class has rocketed in popularity. Students are often showing great love for not only the class but the teacher as well. They recently performed during parent teacher conference, the Paris Coleman Benefit Talent Show, and the PHS Dance Department Showcase but students are thirsty for more.