Boys Golf celebrates memories made at state tournament

By: Sadie Lloyd and Jaycee Zimmerman

Six athletes from Payson High qualified for the Utah High School Boys Golf Tournment, which is the most to qualify in years. Tag Davis, Cameron Stone, Brennan Jensen, Zac Nielson, Brock Ramos and Dallin Benson each made it to the tournament after a great season of play. “I think it’s a pretty great thing to be a part of, to represent the school in that way,” said Jensen.

After eight years, Mr. Payson contest returns to PHS

By: Maddie Mitchell and Orrin Hapairai of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

The drama department is bringing back something a little bit unexpected to the students and faculty of Payson High. In the past, there have been many Miss Payson pageants with winners who have successfully represented the community. However, this year, the Mr. Payson competition has arisen, to wow and inspire the hearts of Payson High School.

Gowans honored with the Spirit of the Lion award


The administration of Payson High have chosen Julie Gowans for the Spirit of the Lion award. After talking to students, teachers, and her children several common themes surfaced. Number one being: Gowans loves her students and children and is dedicated and committed to doing whatever it takes to help them succeed.  Her dedication equates to a lot of time supporting student council activities and her psychology students.

Bond meeting tonight at PHS


Tonight at 6 pm in the Payson High library there will be an in-person bond meeting.  Then on Tuesday, November 6, Nebo School District residents will have the opportunity to vote on the important bond proposal.  Please visit, where you will find relevant facts you need in order to make an informed decision about the bond proposal on the ballot.

Parent Teacher Conference is here!


Please join the faculty and staff of Payson High School on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the West Gym between the hours of 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm for Parent Teacher Conference. 

Taking time to meet with teachers can help resolve issues, understand your student better, and build relationships.  And you get to hear how awesome your student is! Please take the time to attend.

College Tours available to all students

Kate Searle and Justin Meyer

It's that time of year again when students have the opportunity to tour different universities around the state. This year will be slightly different than previous years because the day we have college tours is actually a day of school for all students, instead of sophomores staying at school to take the pre-ACT.

This week at PHS

Tuesday, Sept 11

  •  2:30 Bond Meeting/Library
  • 3:30 Girls Tennis @ Orem
  • 3:30 Girls Soccer vs Spanish Fork
  • 6:00 Volleyball vs Spanish Fork            

Wednesday, Sept 12

  • 9:00 Boys Golf/East Bay
  • 11:00 Cross Country @ Uintah Invitationals

 Thursday, Sept 13

  • Utah State Fair Livestock Show
  • 3:30 Girls Soccer vs Uintah
  • 3:30 Girls Tennis vs Lehi
  • 6:00 Volleyball Vs Orem
  • 8:15 PHS Night Parade
  • 9:00 Homecoming Pep Assembly

Friday, Sept 14

Ultimate Leaders Invite Students to Help & Join FCCLA

By: Alfonso De La Torre of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held their first ‘Waffle Wednesday’ of the year on Sep. 6, 2018 where they introduced their leadership, the activities that were coming up and encouraged the waffle eaters to join the club. Mrs. Heaps, coordinator for the organization, said, “Get your friends and join together, that’s what makes it fun.” Additionally, students that pay the $20 dues before Tuesday the 11th, get to go on a field trip to the State fair, and get a membership shirt.