Light Mob Takes PHS Talent Show 2010

Photos: Kari Haskell

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. 

Payson High School Debate Sweeps Region Tournament

By Michelle Walker

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.

PHS Wrestling: Back to Back State Titles

By Zac Quist

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.

Janelle Robbins Crowned Sweethearts Queen 2010

By Rachelle Whatcott

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.

PHS and Salem Hills Come Toegther to Serve the People of Haiti

By Justin Craig

                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

PHS Journalism Class Reads to Special Needs Students

By Audrey Miller

       PHS Journalism class recently visited Special Need kids at PHS as well as two classes at Santaquin Elementary in an effort to spread holiday cheer.    The Special Needs students received a morning full of holiday carols, candy canes and fun as Journalism students read them Christmas-related books.  While there, many of the students reconnected with their younger selves.  Journalism members were seen singing along to the book The Twelve Days of Christmas and really getting involved with the kid-friendly environment.