Valedictorian & Salutatorian 2023

Submitted by david.rockwood on Mon, 04/24/2023 - 10:19

We are excited to announce this year's valedictorian and salutatorian. For the class of 2023, the valedictorian is Savannah Stinson and the salutatorian is Rachel Bentley. We are proud of the incredibly hard work these two students have put into their schooling over the past four years. Their academic achievements demonstrate their deep commitment to excellence and learning. We look forward to hearing from both of them at this year's graduation ceremony to be held at Utah Valley University on May 23, 2023, at 10:00 AM.

Governor Spencer Cox visits PHS

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 04/19/2023 - 12:21

Our very own PHS had a special visit from the Utah Governor Spencer Cox. He met with all of the student leaders at our school for a Q and A and was able to provide great advice and information about the state of Utah. He talked about his past and where he grew up and what his hopes are for our state.

Business & Physics Top Golf Field Trip

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 04/13/2023 - 10:41

High school students from Mrs. Kelly's business classes and Mr. Nielsen's physics classes recently went on a field trip to Top Golf. On Wednesday April 12th, they boarded buses and headed up to Vineyard to learn about the physics of how golf clubs and balls work together, as well as the importance of learning how to work well with people in business. The workers at Top Golf did an excellent job and made the trip very educational for everyone involved.

Teacher of the Year: Mr. Marchant

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 04/13/2023 - 07:42

Payson High School's Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023 is Mr. Derick Marchant. Mr. Marchant teaches English Language Arts, Humanities, and Latinos in Action. He is also one of our head track & field coaches. When asked about Mr. Marchant's contributions to the school, one colleague said:

Heart of the Lion Term 3: Mr. Field!

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 04/12/2023 - 13:27

Congratulations to our "Heart of the Lion" recipient for term 3, Mr. Seth Field!

Here is what a few of Mr. Field's students had to say about him: 

Science Olympiad State Results

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 04/12/2023 - 08:52

Here are some highlights from the Science Olympiad State Competition last weekend! The following students medaled in their events:

Spring Break!

Submitted by david.rockwood on Fri, 03/31/2023 - 11:57

Payson High School will be closed the week of April 3-7, 2023, for Spring Break. We hope you have a great time. School resumes on Monday April 10, 2023.

Spanish Fork H.S. Family

Submitted by david.rockwood on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 10:44

The following is the message from the Nebo District Office regarding the incident at SFHS on the morning of 3/29/23:

All students and faculty at Spanish Fork High are safe.  This was a false report of an active shooter at Spanish Fork High.  Police responded quickly and lock down protocol was immediately put into place.  Police swept the building and have deemed it safe. As a result some schools were either on lockdown or lockout for a short period of time. We appreciate the quick reaction of our local law enforcement and administration. 

ASL Competition Results

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 10:20

Saturday, March 18th some of our amazing ASL students went to a state wide competition! We want to highlight some of the students who did an outstanding job.

Drama Region Results

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 10:16

Payson Drama did amazing at their region competition over the weekend. The results were "insanely" impressive. We are so proud of all of them and wish them the best of luck at State!
*30 out of 41 PHS participants made it to State
*3rd place overall Sweepstakes Winning School
*3rd place ONE ACT
*Best Actor Award from a ONE ACT: Tori Ludlow
*Best Tech Design for a ONE ACT: Ryan Worthington, Brinley Bettis, Tori Ludlow, Ellie Jorgensen and Rachel Pipkin
*3rd place Set Design: Chas Pipkin