Congratulations to Robert Scott for being selected to the 2009/2010 Utah High School All State Orchestra. He auditioned to be a member of this prestigious instrumental group several weeks ago and was one of the only bass players selected state-wide. Bob’s love for instruments doesn’t stop at the bass; he’s also played percussion with the Marching Band and in a Percussion Ensemble. “I didn’t even find out I’d become a member of the Orchestra until they announced it that morning. I’m really excited to do be a part of something I love,” said Bob. Anyway, whenever you see Bob, give
‘Tis the season for service and giving and there are many ways to take part in the true spirit of Christmas. For example, Payson High’s National Honor Society has donated their time and effort through Sub for Santa, serving at the Food and Care Coalition, and caroling at the local Beehive home. At the Food and Care Coalition, NHS members sung carols in addition to serving food.
Paige Rowley, book whiz and soccer extraordinaire, has received the most prestigious award of Academic All State. Her sole desire to strive for excellence has helped her in school and in sports. “This award exemplifies Paige Rowley’s work ethic on and off the soccer field,” said the proud PHS Soccer Coach, Andrew Wright. Her go all-out attitude has given her a starting defensive position on the Lady Lion’s soccer team.
December has been a crazy month for Key Club. The Club began by tying blankets and then taking them up to the festival of trees. Sadly, their activity to volunteer at the Provo mall Habitat for Humanity gift-wrapping booth had to be canceled due to a massive snow storm. Safety first! This didn’t slow the club down a bit though, this month They replied to letters to Santa from Parkview elementary students as Santa Claus while eating some great doughnuts provided by their awesome advisor Mrs.
Hark ye, hark ye, what goes there? Is that the sound of pennies I hear throughout the halls of PHS? Why yes it is! You know why? Because Penny Wars is back in business everybody! Yes, it’s that blessed time of year again when Payson High School students bring spare change and paper money to donate to the Penny War’s cause.
On December 15th Payson High Schools American Sign Language club visited Wilson, and Spring Lake Elementary to teach Christmas songs to some of the students. The twist was that the songs were in sign. “We taught them Silent Night and Santa Clause is Coming to Town,” said Danielle Dragger. “The kids were very excited to have them here.” Said Joanie Burningham, the facilitator at Spring Lake Elementary, “Everyone seemed to have a good time.”
Our Payson High School Dance Company’s theme for the 2009-2010 school year is, “Together, We Dance United”, and they do folks! In fact, their Winter Concerto is coming up on December 4th and 5th, and it will be their first concert of the year! The theme for the concert is, “School Life” where they will be performing dances based on school experiences. Twill be truly awesome. So, get yourself to the Dance Company Concert the first weekend in December, and enjoy reliving school through the dances. Yeah!