The Payson High School cross country season is in full swing, and Coach Rockwood is impressed with his team. The team defeated Spanish For and Emery September 29th on the new course. "Kai Schulze led the way with a second place finish over all and a new school record," said Rockwood. Chloe Williams also finished with a second place finish and a new school record. Tyler Watson, Clayton Skousen, Blake Reynolds, Jordan Fuentes, Cody Kenison and Nathan Womack finished strong defeating Spanish Fork.
The Payson High School bag pipe band recently returned from West Jordan where they showed their patriotism in tribute to September 11. "It was fun and really cool because we got to play for the military." said Meika Burrell. Between parades, Scottish Festivals, and competitions, the bag pipe band is in for a fun time. There is count of approximately seven members in the band and Kerri Welton is their director. Anna McClellan is the pipe major and Janette Olson is the drum major.
Payson High School senior, Rachel Ann Kersch took home this year's Payson Idol Award. Each Idol contestant preformed a song written by their favorite singer during the opening rounds of competition held Monday through Wednesday. The final round of competition was held Thursday September 24, with stiff competition between the winners of each round performing yet another musical selection.
Recent recipient of the Payson High School Yellow Jersey Award, Home Economics teacher, Kay Moos is recognized for being a life-long teacher. Moos shares her talents not only with current students but former students, the community, and faculty. "I was in Kay's class working on my curtains for my house. I was overwhelmed by gratitude that Kay would help me with my home projects. Then when I got to her classroom there were former students of hers in there working on various projects. I thought it was an example of a person who is a life-long teacher.
Well, that special time of year has come again, Homecoming Week, Yay! Students of Payson High School have been scurrying around trying to find that perfect date for the dance! With only a few days left you can feel the excitement in the air!
The following are activities for the school and community that will be going on September 21 - 26.
In the past it's been said that the Lion's football program as a whole is going nowhere. Well the boys in green have something to say about that. The Lions are heading into the 2009 season with high hopes for the year. Through the first few weeks of the season the lions are yet to disappoint, although they lost a tough game in the home opener to Timpanogos, they got things on track at Orem the following week, and kept the momentum rolling the week after in Westlake.
Payson High School's newspaper is back for the 2009-2010 school year. This year you can expect to see many, fun, amazing articles. "I am really excited about this year's Newspaper Staff. We have a lot of natural talent as well as diversity of interest," said Ms. Krystal Baker the newspaper adviser. As a staff we will be covering school, as well as local events. We even have the unique opportunity to have select articles appear in our local newspapers. "Newspaper is my favorite class because I get to meet a lot of new people, the atmosphere is amazing, and Ms.