In the wake of the recent Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, it’s natural that students everywhere are feeling apprehensive about safety in their schools. Payson High is one of those school’s whose student body is facing the particular fears and aftermath of such a massive tragedy. This was especially apparent on Sunday, March 4, when an alleged shooting threat directed towards PHS was spread around social media.
On Friday, April 13, 2018 Donkey Basketball will be coming to Payson High School at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization, Pencils of Promise, that raises money to build schools all over the world. They believe that every child should have the opportunity to have a quality education. Currently they have built 457 schools and have helped 86,021 students get an education.
Although you may watch the PHS Pride on an almost daily basis, you might not have considered how much work that broadcasting students are putting in behind the scenes. In fact, these hardworking broadcasting student’s recently took part in a state competition. This broadcasting competition has no divisions, so PHS students compete against some of the biggest schools in the state. The Broadcast Awards night took place just recently, on Thursday, March 22. Needless to say, it was a fairly successful night for broadcasting teacher Mr. Peery and his students!
Payson High became a tropical island during the last week of February for this school year’s spirit week. Throughout the week students wore beach attire, and on Wednesday the 28th, people got together to watch “Lilo and Stitch.” At the end of the week Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores went against each other in an assembly by competing against each other in different games: a war of the classes.
Payson High School Key Club is probably a clique that you’ve heard of before, but you may not know very much about. The fact is, PHS Key Club is a highly underrated group in our school. Knowing this, you may be wondering, “Who are they and what exactly do they do?”
On February 23, Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Peery took 30 students to go to Zions and Bryce Canyon National Park along with Principal Shepherd and Coach Miller. In order for the students to go, they must “learn” while they go off adventuring. Mr. Peery decided to have the students bring some of his equipment to film, take pictures, and capture the beautiful views of Bryce and Zions.
Anyone who knows Ashlyn Ewell knows of her ability to light up a room. Her sunshine has been dimmed temporarily as Ashlyn was injured in a snowboarding accident and her injuries are severe; requiring brain surgery and much medical attention.
The community wishes to reach out and help show support for Ashlyn and her amazing family. Join us at a benefit, held in Ashlyn's honor, on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m. at Genola Park, 74 West 800 South, Genola Utah
Hey Payson, we are so proud to present to you this months edition of The Mane Street Journal. This month we have an inside look at Student Council and a behind the scenes video on Sweethearts. We've got a quick wrap up of basketball season and other winter sports. We also have an awesome photo gallery from Payson High School's first ever Spirit Bowl! Congrats to the Seniors for winning it and a big congratulations to the boys basketball team for making it to state! Thank you so much for checking out this months edition of The MANE Street Journal. We hope you enjoy it. Go Lions!
Other schools in our district have taken to calling us trash, talking garbage on us, and just all around not really liking us. However, sometimes at our lowest points, we also think that we are nothing special. In order for other schools to even think about respecting us, we need to start having respect for ourselves. If we respect ourselves than others will respect us too. We need to keep having positive thoughts, and just take in all of the negative comments and throw them in the actual trash.