Payson High’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) were given an opportunity to improve their business skills during the State Competition held February 25 and 26. Six students from Payson able to attend were McKell Tew, Madison Poulson, Saige Bertschi, Erin Robbins, Braiden Muniz, and Will Parson. There were a lot of different kids there from other DECA clubs. There was a variety of over twenty events. They depended on what each person worked well at, such as travel lodging or sports and entertainment.
This year our 2010 baseball team has made a remarkable appearance in the high school baseball league. The boys have been a great example of what it is to be a true Payson Lion. Through the ups and the downs our PHS baseball players have always had a great attitude and have put forward there best efforts.
The entire Student Council has now been selected for the 2010-2011 school year, and all those who have been elected into the class councils are freaking excited for the upcoming year. In fact, this is what they had to say:
Trever Gneiting, Sr. Class President: “I’m really excited for the feeling of belonging and finally having a purpose in life. The brotherhood amongst our council will make next year super dope!”
Aaron Ethridge, Sr. Class Vice-President: “I’m excited to meet new people and clean the science courtyard.”
All I can say about the Dance Company tour is that it was BOO BOP! (Meaning fantastic, very fun, and exciting). On the week of Feb. 24-27th the Dance Company girls packed up their bags (about a month’s worth of baggage) to go to St. George Utah for about three days. It was a really long drive there because of the bad weather and once we got there it was about nine thirty so we just all went to sleep.
On March 13, seven beautiful girls took the stage in hopes of becoming the next Miss Payson. They had been preparing since January for this one big night. They put in countless hours in preparing a talent, their best Lifestyle & Fitness outfit, and finding their dress, thus needless to say these ladies have put in a bunch of time getting ready for this.
On March 30, 2010, general SBO elections were held for the upcoming school year, and the student body of Payson High was blessed with the opportunity to watch awesome videos and listen to excellent speeches prepared by the 12 SBO candidates: Camron Rogers, Curtis Hindes, Katie Swenson, Aaron Ethridge, Braiden Muniz, Saralyn Winget, Nefi Nogueira, Justin Craig, Will Parson, Audrey Moffat, Tari Whatcott, and Ben Spencer. Overall, everyone did a great job campaigning, interviewing, and performing for the school, but only six of these dears made it through. Indeed, the Student Body Officers for
Anyone else love ethnical music? If so this African Drumming class, taught by Connie Ericson (my favorite band lady), Acrama Cofie, and Clit Crawford, is something for you! Just finding out taught the class made me have to go, no matter what, nothing was stopping me. I showed up Wednesday night at 8:00 at Payson Jr. High, ready to do some stellar drumming, dragging Jonathan Bird along with me. After setting up the drums Connie sat in front of the class and started drumming, inviting us to join in.
This year some of the Close-Up students got an amazing opportunity to go up to the state legislator. On February 25, 2010, the students arrived at the State Capitol to listen to a senate and house session, tour the Capitol building, and talk to some of the representatives.
Payson Youth City Council members Marianne Carpenter, Corinna Michaelis, Sarah Webber, Teal Penrod, Kaitlyn Thomas, Stephanie Dimond, Kevin Saunders, Nikki, Chase Michaelis, and their Amazing Advisor Wendy Dimond attended the Annual Youth City Council Leadership Institute held at Utah State University march 18-20th. They spent an inspiring weekend learning what it takes to be a great effective leader, and growing together to become a better-serving Payson Youth Council. At their conference there was the world renowned keynote speaker Dan Clark who talked about the power of influence one has