Payson High School Close-Up Club Visits Washington DC

By Ben Spencer

On October 31 ninePayson High students along with Mr. Alexander attended the Close Up program in Washington D.C. In DC students learned how to use the Metro system, to approach a governmental problem, and even met with a representative Chaffetz staff from the great state of Utah.

The participants visited many of memorials and museums, The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Holocaust Museum to name a few. We also got to visit the White House, the Capital Building, and Williamsburg.

Utah Child Protection Registry

If you are not familiar with the Utah Child Protection Registry, it is a free program that is offered to parents, and it allows them to register their family and children’s email addresses, mobile phone numbers, instant messenger IDs, and fax numbers to then restrict adult-oriented solicitations such as tobacco, pornography, and/or gambling from being sent to their inboxes.

Here is a direct link for the Registry,

PHS FFA Attends National Competition

By Emma Garcia

The FFA motto is “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve.” Payson High’s FFA is the perfect example of this motto. Being part of FFA is no easy task though, FFA members take a written test and are expected to identify the quality in cuts of meat, and identify the quality in yield grade of beef, pork and lamb. The meat evaluation team; consists of MaryAnn Rowley, Katie Swenson, and Fred Openshaw; won first place in state! “FFA is a way to grow personally and gain new leadership skills through agricultural,” said Rowley.

PHS Holds Alcohol Awareness Night

By Brylee Biggs

                In honor of red ribbon week, Payson High School and Officer John Shepherd put on alcohol awareness night. Parents and community members were invited. He also gave detention credit for going, to get more people involved. By informing people of the risks, and simply getting parents involved, can help prevent underage drinking. They gave out prizes for answering questions. This alcohol awareness night was very successful, I believe. We are very grateful to have people who are willing to help improve Payson High School.

PHS Latinos in Action Training to Serve at Wilson Elementary

By Adriana Cruz

On October 12, Staff and students from the Multi-Cultural service at UVU came in and gave a motivational lesson to the PHS Latinos in Action class to stay in school and not let any obstacle get between them and their educational careers. The guest speakers gave examples of their own personal experiences and advice for seniors wishing to attend college. As one of the guest speaker said, “Thinking and doing it are two different things.” And we hope to see many achievements from Latinos this year, and many others.   

PHS National Honor Society Serves the Community

By Mercedes John

The National Honor Society is a service oriented club that loves to have fun. Every month members of the National Honor Society go to the Food and Care Coalition and help serve the homeless.  There the students get to serve the food, wash the dishes, dish out the food, and also give canned and boxed food to the needy.  The NHS also does one other service project each month.

PHS Drama Students Attend Shakespeare Competition

By Sarah Chesnut

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediment….” Okay, so I’m no good at Shakespeare, but thankfully a few students at our school are. On the 8th and 9th of this month some of our drama students went down to Cedar City to participate in the Shakespeare Competition with a purpose to participate, learn and have fun. The students practiced and performed an ensemble scene from Twelfth Night and earned two superior ratings from the judges.