NPR host creates podcast at PHS

By Parker Hannifin of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Ira Glass hosts one of the world’s most popular radio podcasts called This American Life. This American Life radio podcast is broadcast all over the United States and is also broadcast internationally on over 500 stations. On January 27 Ira Glass came to Payson High School with one of his producers, Miki Meek, to interview students about the wacky ways they ask each other to dances because, believe it or not, Utah is the only place where kids ask each other to dances in creative ways.

Dancers wow audience at Paysetters Night

By Kyrra Lundberg of The Lion's Roar Newspaper

On Thursday, January 19, each and every Paysetter was escorted by a loved one to the middle of a balloon arch and were recognized for all of their work throughout the year. After the introductions of the Lady Lions, a program of dances followed.

The dances consisted of many dance companies from around the area. They started with hip hop dances and transitioned to more advanced lyrical pieces. The Paysetters broke up the program by performing their military and other dances that they have been working on.


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.