With their Stethoscopes in hand Payson HOSA went up to Layton to compete in the HOSA state convention the 18th and 19th of March. Payson’s HOSA placed so much! Who would have thought that there so many events to compete in?! “You can compete in Nursing, First aid events, speaking, presentations, Medical Assisting and Medical Photography. There are so many events you can compete in, it’s awesome” said Ashley Byington. Speaking of the Devil, Ashley took second in her Extemporaneous Speaking event!
By Amanda Sonderegger
What’s the most wonderful time of the year? Duh, Christmas. Heaven’s no...THE TALENT SHOW!!! Yes, I did just have a conversation with myself. The magical talent show was held February 26, 2010, and personally, it really was the best assembly I’ve ever been to. With the variety of talents ranging from singing to unicycling, it’s safe to say Payson High School has some awesome talent.
The Payson High School debate team cleaned house at the region tournament held last weekendat Payson High School.
Autumn Allinson took second place for her Original Oratory on gratitude, Jessica Smith took first place in the National Extemporaneous category, Destry McCoy took first place in the Foreign Extemporaneous category, and Ashley Byington took first place in the Lincoln Douglas debate.
Payson High School has witnessed history: the first back to back state championship!! Our wrestling team dominated in 2009, and they’ve done it again for 2010 baby! In fact, we had 16 wrestlers go to state, 13 placed in the top six, and 5 Payson High School wresters, Mitch Brown, Zac Loveless, Brock Brown, Colton Cannon, and Brady Loveless, placed 1st in the state by winning both their matches at state! Cannon had this say about the team and the championship, “As a team, we’ve been working hard together since we were freshman, and all that work has paid off.
Sweethearts’ week has rolled right back in and out already this year with all new competition: Poster making, cow milking, interview, and cake making were a few things involved in becoming the royalty for the annual FFA sweethearts dance. Monday started off with poster making. We had to somehow incorporate the theme LEAD OUT LOUD and in some way advertise for the dance as well. The winners for the poster making were Rachelle Whatcott, Nicole Mellen, and Saige Bertschi.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 destroying many homes, buildings and orphanages. Since that time, The Foundation for Children in Need has been raising money to send a Utah-based construction crew to Haiti to rebuild the “Enfants of Jesus” orphanage. On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010; Payson High School and Salem Hills High School joined forces for one cause, one purpose and one thing in mind, to raise money to help Haiti. The night kicked off with Payson’s Concert Choir singing The Star Spangled Banner arranged by Deb