PHS 2010 - 2011 Student Council Ready for New Year

By Willl Parson (Photo by Kari Nielson)

                Another summer gone – and your new student council is determined to make this year your best year of high school ever!  Every one of our 17 officers is here for you, and we are open to any ideas, suggestions, or even criticism that you might have to make this year as awesome as possible.  So talk to us!  We want to know what you think.

PHS Donates 90 Pints of Blood

By Brianne Hiatt (Photos by Brianne Hiatt)

This year PHS has made it their mission as the students and faculty to have over ninety people
donate blood. On September 16, 2010 when you walked into the main gym at the high school
you could see a never ending line of students and faculty preparing to donate. What a way to
give back PHS. Keep on Giving!

2010 Powder Puff Football Game

By Brianne Hiatt (Photos by Brianne Hiatt)

This past week at PHS we have had a great experience. On Thursday night some of the
ladies here at PHS got together to make different teams to play in what we call Powder Puff
Football. The winners this year was the Softball Team. It was down to the last match against soccer
the previous winners in Powder Puff. This year would have to be the best yet! Good job girls!!

PHS Attend Rocket Launch

By Taylor Campbell


                A flash of light, a cloud of smoke and about eight seconds later… a big boom!  On August 25, twenty-one science students from Payson High School got the opportunity to watch a rocket test near Promontory Point, Utah.

PHS Homecoming Super Star Rally!

By Jennifer Dees (photos by Brianne Hiatt)

If you weren’t there, you should have been. What am I talking about, exactly? The Superstar Rally! On September 8, the football field was a mass of colors, each representing grades 9-12, alumni, and faculty. School spirit was in everyone as the competition went on. Highlights were Beauty and the Beast (nice dresses, guys!), Paper Towel Nose Roll (yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds), Frozen T-shirt Contest (I commend you alumni for your new method) and Late for the Game (there was kissing!). So who conquered the competition?

PHS Senior Sunrise

By Salisa Kinder

The seniors of 2011 were all invited to attend the senior sunrise, friday the 27th of august. There were student council members at the gate giving each person a balloon, and a paper. On that paper we wrote our goals to acclomplish before graduation. When we saw the sun come up over the school, we all let go of our balloons. While we waited there were donuts and chocolate milk for everyone.

Payson Lions’ vs. the West Lake Thunder

By Brianne Hiatt

On Friday September 3, 2010 the Payson Lions’ football team walked out on the field knowing anything could happen. Through a very tough game the Lions’ fought the West Lake Thunder in a battle that Payson will grow from. Varsity quarterback, Clint Bateman, had this to say about the game, “we need to work harder and not have as many mental mistakes. We need to put this game behind us and prepare for Juab.” Although the Lions’ lost they are not going to dwell on the past. They are looking forward and working hard to prepare for the Homecoming game this Friday against Juab.

Lion's Roar Newspaper Staff Excited to Bring You News!

The Payson High School journalism students are excited to bring you student news for the 2010 – 2011 school year.  “We probably have the most natural talent I’ve ever seen since I’ve been over the Payson High newspaper staff. We have some great new writers, editors, and photographers, and we are of course, supported by a few stellar veteran staff members. I’m really excited,” said Ms. Baker. Veteran Lion’s Roar staff members include Jennifer Dees, Brianne Hiatt, Mercedes John, and Audrey Miller.

PHS Secretary Connie Mattinson Wins Horace Mann Award

By Audrey Miller

This year, Payson High’s Horris Man Award recipient is none other than the wonderful office secretary, Connie Mattenson. To receive the award, faculty around the school voted for who was the year’s best employee, and PHS strongly felt that Mattenson was the best fit, “She’s always happy, and I’m so excited that I got to work with her. She’s always multi-tasking, laughing, and thinking of others,” said fellow office secretary, Janeen Dean. According to assistant principal Ben Ford there’s “nothing better.”  Mattenson loves her job at PHS and the people she is surrounded by.