While April showers bring May flowers, April showers also bring a great time to curl up and read this months edition of The Mane Street Journal. In this months edition you can learn all about Payson High School's amazing Broadcasting Program and the classes that go with it. This month you can learn about classes like Math 1050 and Latinos in Action. You can also get an inside look at everything that goes into putting this magazine together. And what would the Mane Street Journal be without keeping you updated on what sports are going on here at Payson High School this month.
World renowned band, The Score, visited Payson High School on April 10th: giving people of Payson High School a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The band that wrote this school year’s anthem “Unstoppable” was brought to Payson, Utah for a loudly applauded assembly in which they preformed other of their hit songs like “Revolution” and “Legend” followed by a Q&A led by José Valle and Kaeden Flippen.
Green: the color of vigor and strength. Memories of Payson High School engulf our minds when we see this glorious shade of life. When you walk into Payson High, you are bombarded by the onslaught of Verde plastered around the halls. This color may strike fear into their hearts of other schools, yet for us, it fills us with determination and faith. We have to ask ourselves why? Why does it have this affect on us when we go to school sports games? Why do we love this color?
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