Calling all PHS High School Alumni


Let’s see which graduating class can raise the most money to help the class of 2016 pay for and install the new bronze lion statue in front of the school! Makay Hooley, who is a PHS class of 2016 student, is the talented artist who sculpted the statue and all that is left is to bronze the artwork. The class that donates the most is the winner and will be declared the BEST for 2016.

How To Find A Job

By Cynthia Gonzalez

Summer is coming up and school is out! Gonna have a lot of free time on hand? Getting a job is a great way to pass the time, plus you get some cash while you’re at it. Everyone is hiring and applications are coming in fast. But how and where do you actually get one? What do you need to do and how do you need to prepare? Just follow these simple steps!

Do you really want a job?

Star Wars the Force Awakens Movie Review

By: Ryan Craig

The long awaited sequel to a great franchise. The build up for this movie was tremendous. Everyone, not just Star Wars fans, but everyone was talking about the new Star Wars mov The first trailer to the new movie came out October 19, 2015, a whole 3 months before the actual movie came out.  According to, “the hype really started after Disney bought the rights to Lucas Films in October 2012.” There was a lot of suspense and waiting for this movie, but was it built up so much that people were disappointed about the movie?

Goodbye Computer Technology

Haley Dixon

A long awaited decision was recently made by the Utah School Board of Education (USOE). Utah students are currently required to complete a computer technology course sometime between 9th and 12th grade. After review, the school board voted that charter and public schools should move this course to 8th grade. High schoolers (grades 9-12) will still be required to complete half a credit of a computer course before graduation.

21 days until the Payson Pride Banquet

By: Ben Phillips of the Lion's Roar Newspaper

On April 15, 2016 Payson High will be hosting the Payson Pride Banquet at Payson Jr. High cafeteria for all to enjoy. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a turkey dinner, dessert provided by Eli’s Ice Cream and Deli, entertainment by various clubs and volunteers, and a silent auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. The auction will include golf packages, prom packages, massages, shooting lessons, and many more.

The Huff

By: Sabryne Kelly

Winners of Local Music Competition

March 1, 2016 was the 46th Annual Huff Music Competition held at the Payson High Auditorium. Seventeen students performed either instrumental or vocal, but only five could take home a trophy of gold in this heated competition. “I was very pleased with the talent we had at the Huff music contest this year. All who competed were prepared and did well. I am glad I did not have to decide the outcome!” said Mrs. Morgan after helping at The Huff.

Safe! Payson Baseball Wins Against Tooele

By Cynthia Gonzalez Pictures by Haley Dixon

On March 18 our baseball team won the home game against Tooele with Kaden Armstrong scoring a homerun, Tanner Manning hitting 4 RBIs and 2 triples. The crowd was cheering and our school couldn’t be prouder of the big win. Against Tooele, going into the second inning it was four runs for Payson. Fourth inning three for Payson. Fifth inning two for Payson. Sixth inning one for Payson. The game being already won, it ended with 10-2. Payson played an outstanding game and we can’t wait to see more!


Shifting the Focus from Sage Testing to the ACT

By: Ryan Craig

Our school goal is shifting. Mr Ford, and other teachers have decided to shift the focus from Sage testing to the ACT. Mr. Ford stated,”We are making the shift because we are looking at what test is more practical for the students, and the ACT has more practical applications for students.” The ACT can ultimately decide what college a person attends and how much of their schooling can be paid for them. Some colleges, like BYU, take the students GPA and their ACT score to accept the student or not..

Burn Your Barriers State Convention

Brooke Barnett

This year, the FFA’s State Convention was held March 10-12 in Richfield. FFA State Convention is where all the chapters from the state come together to listen to workshops, attend sessions, compete in speaking contests, and watch as new state officers are selected for the next year.