Region Track Results

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:37

We had an amazing region championships meet last weekend! We had many athletes qualify for state and a couple region champs. 

Region Champions

  • Autumn Huntington - 1600m Run
  • Autumn Huntington - 3200m Run
  • Zayden Cook - Shot Put


State Qualifiers (placed in the top 4 in region)

Mr. Payson 2022: Jackson Mills

Submitted by katie.kelly on Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:59

Congratulations to our new Mr. Payson, Jackson Mills! His first attendant is Cris Muñoz and 2nd attendant Micah DeGraw. They competed in the Mr. Payson pageant on April 29th. Contestants competed in events such as a leg contest, video contest, swimsuit, talent, and evening wear. A massive thanks to our school's Theatre Council and Ambassadors for putting countless hours into organizing this wonderful event. 

2022 Mr. Payson Contestants:

Meet Our New Band Director: Kevin Dennis

Submitted by david.rockwood on Fri, 05/06/2022 - 12:22

Payson High School is excited to announce that we have appointed our new marching band director: Mr. Kevin Dennis. Mr. Dennis comes to us from Juab High School, where he has served as their marching band director and band/music teacher. 

April Students of the Month

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:50

Congratulations to our April Students of the Month! Lili Mariscal Cuevas, Mason Thompson, Alondra Bravo, Cristian Rodriguez, Jose Serna Rico, Maddie Brook, Alayna Booth, and Tanika Lavery.  /*-->*/ /*-->*/

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Submitted by david.rockwood on Sun, 05/01/2022 - 14:55

Aloha! May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, (sometimes called AAPI Month). During this important month, we recognize the great "historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States" ( These contributions include the fields of science, medicine, literature, art, sports, government, and many others. Those of AAPI heritage "have long played an essential role in writing the American story.

Meet our New Head Football Coach: Arnold Ale

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 22:08

PHS is very excited to announce that our new head football coach will be Coach Arnold Ale. Coach Ale (pronounced “Ah-leh”) comes to us from Los Angeles, CA, where he has served his community as the former head football coach and athletic director at Carson High School, among others. Coach Ale also has experience coaching at the collegiate and professional levels, having coached for Los Angeles Harbor College, Long Beach City College, San Jose State University, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Meet This Year's Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Submitted by david.rockwood on Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:21

Payson High is excited to announce that the valedictorian for the class of 2022 is Emily Morrill. And the salutatorian is Emily Knapp. They have excelled tremendously in their academic accomplishments. And they will both speak at our graduation ceremony on May 26.  Congratulations to these two Emilies!

For more information about how PHS chooses our valedictorian and salutatorian you can read about it on our website.

State Drama Results

Submitted by katie.kelly on Mon, 04/25/2022 - 10:03

Payson did GREAT at State Drama on Saturday, April 23rd. 

All State 3rd place Humorous monologue: Kara Orr

State Superior Medal Winners:

Val Grimes

Tanna Lavery

Mekhia White

Rion Richins

Lilly Hilton

Brinley Bettis

Ashlyn Durfee 

Helen Wheeler

Jake Laney

AJ Rindlisbacher

Hannah Glazner

Sydney Lane

Ellie Jorgensen 

Kara Orr

Jordan Hall

Tyler Pyne 

Alexis Terry

Way to go Payson Lions!!