Tona Graff Appointed Assistant Principal of Springville High

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Lana Hiskey
Tona Graff Appointed Assistant Principal of Springville High

The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Tona Graff as the Assistant Principal of Springville High for Nebo School District.    

Tona earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from Brigham Young University and her Education Administration at Southern Utah University. Ms. Graff was the Dean of Students at Payson High for the last two years and taught mathematics at Payson High for 23 years. She also coached basketball, softball, volleyball, and speech/debate for 20 years.

March Mane Street Journal

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March Mane Street Journal

March is here and it came in like a lion, as our front page picture captures perfectly. Just because the weather is less than ideal, it doesn't mean that there aren't great stories happening at PHS. This month we feature stories on CTE month, concurrent enrollment classes, upcoming spring sports, and of course a story on our state champion PHS wrestling team. Like always, all stories are completely student produced and edited.

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Payson Lions tennis team strike in season opener

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Steve Fillerup
Varsity team and coaches at St. George tournament

The Payson Lions opened the boys’ tennis season with a solid showing at the annual Stephen Wade tournament in St George on March 8 and 9.  Twelve teams participated in the varsity tournament, including several perennial powerhouse schools like Olympus, Desert Hills, and Wasatch.  Day one play determined which players and teams would participate in the three performance groups: gold, silver and bronze.

What we are learning: US History

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Ryan Lines and Rebecca Apgood
What we are learning: US History

The saying, “We should learn from our past, or we are doomed to repeat it.” is the basis of the history classes at Payson High School. The school has 3 history based teachers: Mr. Clark, Mr. Sisneros, and Mrs. Christensen. Their classes have similar teaching curriculum, but these teachers make every class they teach different and interesting! Right now, the students are learning about WWII, and the students in Mrs. Christensen's class just got finished learning about the holocaust and other major events from the last Great War.

EveryDay Learners: How reading changes lives

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Article by Thomas Moser, originally posted on the Daily Herald
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“SEEKING NEW CARETAKER. Must be responsible, adaptable, and willing to perform emergency dental surgery on a fog giant,” reads the teaser flyer on the back of Brandon Mull’s “Fablehaven,” the book that got me reading like a madman and loving it.

Why? Partly because reading relieved me and gave my life purpose. It was my passion clear back then. Still is.

CTE Month highlights

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Evyn Staheli
CTE Month highlights

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month happens every February and is used to advertise what classes are available to sophomores and juniors as they make schedules for the next school year. Head CTE coordinator Brian Blake said, “CTE month is an entire month because there are so many great skills and activities that students have access to gain.” Some of the feature events of CTE Month are the Region Culinary Arts competition FCCLA competes in, Sweethearts week and dance put on by FFA, and the state DECA competition.

Lions of the Week

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Rebecca Apgood, Orrin Hapairai, and Seth Hilton
Lions of the Week

Two students were selected to be "Lions of the Week" on Friday, March 1st. The students chosen were Casandra John and Wyatt Hone. Both were chosen for excellence in the fields they pursue. The "Lions of the Week" were announced during a broadcast of The Pride, with Principal RaShel Shepherd as the presenter. 

The first student selected was Wyatt Hone, who represented our school's wrestling team. Shepherd commented, "Wyatt's been a three time state placer, and has won second place twice. He's also a multi-sport athlete. He plays baseball, and he's amazing at academics."

Payson DECA members become finalists at state competition & one places sixth in the state

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By: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Road Newspaper
Payson DECA members become finalists at state competition & one places sixth in the state

Two students from Payson High became finalists in the individual event categories at the Utah DECA state conference, Shamara Britos (Retail Merchandising Series) and Landon Serynek (Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series). On the second day of the conference, towards the end, it was also announced that Serynek got sixth place of his category. Getting this placement means that he could possibly have the chance to compete at Nationals in Florida.

Payson High Wrestling Team Wins State Championship

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Payson High Wrestling Team Wins State Championship

We want to wish a big congratulations to our wrestling team for bringing home the 4A State Wrestling Championship. It was a true team win. 

1st Place: Tyson Carter; 2nd Place: Cole Jensen, Deagan Palmer, Wyatt Hone, Tucker Naccarrato,and McCoy Cook; 3rd Place: Brock Loveless and Tyler Knapp; 4th Place: Jorge Sanchez; 5th Place: Braxton Monroe

Payson High School Celebrates Spirit Week

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Maddie Mitchell
Payson High School Celebrates Spirit Week

Feb. 4th- 8th was the famous Spirit Week here at Payson High School. The theme was Nintendo and for each day, the students dressed up in “Wii” sports and resort wear, Yoshi green, and flannel representing Moo Moo Meadows from Mario Kart Wii. Everyday at lunch, students went into the main gym to play Super Smash Bros., dodgeball and volleyball. Competition was as intense as it would be at a sports event, and the students spent the week reaching for first place in all the games to earn points for their grade.

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