The epic war of Boys vs. Girls

By Sabryne Kelly of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Gender Wars began on January 23, beginning with Sweatshirt Day.  The girls won wearing more sweatshirts than boys. However the boys tied up the score by winning at human foosball during lunch. The next day was Crazy Sock Day where everybody wore their amazing socks.  Girls received a point for wearing more crazy socks, then during lunch there was musical chairs and boys received a point.


Town versus town, high school basketball game gets heated

Picture and Article by Sabryne Kelly

The Lions versus the Skyhawks.  Green versus Blue. The Utes and BYU story of two small town high schools. Sweat falls and curse words come out as the Salem Skyhawks pull ahead of the Payson Lions. The second half gives Payson a new hope, a chance to overcome a 10 point deficit. The score rises 28 to 38, 31 to 38. Closer and closer the tension in the air gets thick with every pass. The chanting of the cheerleaders echos in everybody's ears, “FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!”

Travel the world with Travel Scholarships and Programs

Kylee Wharton of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Did you know that there are hundreds of travel scholarships and programs offered to high school students? These programs give students the chance to travel all over the world -- without breaking the bank. We did some research and compiled a list of a couple of the best travel programs for high school students and a couple of travel scholarships to help offset the  costs.


Bowling Club and Badminton

Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Do you like badminton or bowling? Do you want to be involved in some awesome lunch time and after school activities? If you do, Mrs. Miller is running some wonderful activities coming this January and February.

12 days AFTER Christmas contest


The Lion's Roar Newspaper is spreading cheer AFTER Christmas this year by hosting a hashtag social media contest called the 12 Days AFTER Christmas.  For 12 school days after Christmas Break a challenge will be announced and one lucky PHS student who has used the hashtag #paysonhigh2017 that day will awarded a fabulous prize.  Twelve days, 12 prizes, 12 winners.

How to win:

Tag the challenge using #paysonhigh2017

Where to tag:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat

Don't forget to:

Late Start announced for Nebo School District


From Nebo School District: As of 7:00am, due to the recent storm, all schools will be operating on a two-hour delayed start today. This means that if your school normally starts at 8:00 a.m., it will be starting at 10 a.m. Morning-only programs, such as AM Kindergarten classes, have been cancelled. Afternoon-only programs, such as PM Kindergarten will proceed as usual. For up-to-the-minute information, please feel free to call our hotline at 801-354-7498, or go to our webpage at Thank you.

Aspire maintenance scheduled for Christmas Break


During the upcoming holiday vacation they will be working on the Aspire database server.  We have some needed maintenance that have been put off to minimize down time during school hours.  During the Christmas break please do not to expect Aspire to be available.  

Thank you for understanding and we hope you have a great Christmas Break.

Girls Golf getting ready to play


Any girl interested in playing golf this spring need to go to Coach Miller's office and get an information sheet before Christmas vacation.

Being part of a team is a unique experience.  You can build relationships, skills, and friendships that can last forever.  Golf is a great sport where you get to be outside, travel, and learn a beloved sport played around the world.

If you are looking for a way to make next semester awesome, swing into Coach's Miller office today.

Life Hacks

Kyle Lott, The Lion's Roar Newspaper


Here are three life hacks to make your life better:

  1. Something we have all most likely encountered while doing homework unsupervised is getting off track. Thankfully someone came up with a way to help us get around that. is a unique website that you can use to help keep you away from certain websites while studying or doing other important things.