PHS 2011-2012 Cheerleaders


PHS 2011-2012 Cheerleaders


·      Kassandra Allsop

·      Hailee Barrus

·      Bailey Biggs

·      Jakenzie Brown

·      Haylee Coombs

·      Brooke Draper

·      Chelsea Ellsworth

·      Taylor Frazier

·      McLaine Hoffman

PHS Drill Team Returns from Competition

By Merceedes John, photos by Brianne Hiatt

The PHS Paysetters have really shown us what they can do. On December 4th they had their first competition at Davis High School and did amazing.  They placed 2nd in their military and kick routine, and 3rd in dance.  Competing against the reigning state champs, our Paysetters were still able to place 2nd. Great job Drill Team!  On December 11th they competed again at Northridge High School.  Although they didn’t place, they worked really well as a team, and did a great job.  . On January 12 the drill team had their annual Paysetter night.

Payson B-E-A-T-S Salem!

By Ben Spencer and Kase Greenhalgh

               Coming off a stunning loss to Springville, the Lions looked to regroup against region rival Salem Hills. They started off a little slow, only scoring ten points to Salem’s fifteen. In the second quarter the Lions tied them in scoring, putting up thirteen; going into the half with a five point deficit. The crowd was ready to rally behind the trailing Lions, but it wouldn’t do any good against Salem’s three point rain at the start of the third.

Payson Wrestling takes 2nd at the Juab Winter Classics

By Marvin Eberhard

Congratulations to our Mighty Lions Wrestling Team. Payson took second place at the Juab Winter Classic. In the tournament of 24 schools, we only lost to Millard High School.

These last two weeks have been two intense weeks of wrestling competitions for our wrestlers. Our varsity wrestlers have had 21 matches in the last 2 weeks, that’s a lot of matches. At the Juab Tournament we had 6 undefeated wrestlers: Mitch Brown, Jed Mellen, Cole Ford, Zac Loveless, Kaelen Loveless and Brady Loveless.

PHS Penny Wars Earns Over $2000

By Emma Garcia

As a student body we raised $2678 in the annual and very competitive Penny Wars! It was truly a success. Student Council spent two weeks holding jars for students to put their change in. Student Council did a great job in persuading people to donate all their change and dollar bills. “The student body crushed every record, I am so proud,” said Mr. White, Vice Principal. “The student body is responsible for this success, it is amazing how they opened their pockets and gave so much to penny wars,” said Mrs. Brotherson, Student Council Advisor.  

Mr. Payson: Braiden Muniz

By Kylee Steele

            Friday December 3rd, Payson crowned a new king. Braiden Muniz is this year’s Mr. Payson, with Trevor Gneighting as first attendant, and Will Parson as second attendant.

Payson High School Gender Wars

Payson High School students competed in the first annual Gender Wars competition January 21. Male and female students competed in such events as marshmellow stuffing, plunger racing, bobbing for onions and a burping contest. Although the competition was close, the winning gender was the females. At the end of the contests students cheered for Mr. Peery who was watching over his last assembly as principal of Payson High School.

PHS: Honoring Those Who Have Served

By Jennifer Dees

Payson High should be proud of all the students who have gone on to serve in the military. They are the reason that this country is free and they need to be honored for their service. On the wall next to the main office is a memorial with the names of people in the Payson area who have served our country. Paul Meredith, with his wife, Larraine, made it a project to create the memorial. “I have such admiration for these guys; they have willingly served our country and they need to be honored,” said Meredith.