PHS National Honor Society makes donation to help refugees

Submitted by katie.kelly on Tue, 03/29/2022 - 09:59

This month our National Honor Society students made a generous donation of 60 backpacks, 60 chromebooks, and $1,000  to Catholic Community Services, which provides aid to Afghan refugees. The money was raised by NHS members selling candy grams to the PHS student body. 

State FFA Convention

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 09:24

Payson FFA recently attended the Utah State FFA Convention in Layton, Utah. We had 22 students from 9th to 12 grade attend. Students attended leadership workshops and general convention sessions. 

Our chapter received the following awards from the Utah State Fair: Best Floral Exhibit, Best Crop Exhibit, Best Swine Exhibit, and Sweepstakes Winner. We also received the 100% membership & Superior Chapter award from the Utah FFA. 

Seniors Bailey Franson, Jaylea Isaac, Makenna Holt all received State FFA degrees. 

Congratulations to our FFA chapter!

Our New Head Volleyball Coach: Kristin Shirley

Submitted by david.rockwood on Tue, 03/22/2022 - 14:15

Payson High School is thrilled to announce our new head volleyball coach: Kristin Shirley. Coach Shirley brings with her a wealth of volleyball knowledge and experience. She also brings a contagious love for the game.

Brooklyne Hales appointed State Educators Rising Assistant Superintendent

Submitted by katie.kelly on Wed, 03/16/2022 - 10:33

Brooklyn Hales, junior at PHS, has been appointed the Assistant Superintendent for the State Educators Rising chapter for the year of 2022-2023. This is the first Nebo student to serve as a state officer for Educators Rising. 

Educators Rising is a CTE club "with intra-curricular learning opportunities integrated into existing education and training programs". 

Heart of the Lion: Miss Trapp

Submitted by katie.kelly on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:23

Our Heart of The Lion Award this term is Miss Trapp. 💚

She was nominated by her students for being kind and creating a comfortable atmosphere in her classroom. We are grateful for everything she does for the students of PHS.


Women's History Month!

Submitted by david.rockwood on Wed, 03/02/2022 - 15:07

"Every year, March is designated Women's History Month by presidential decree. The month is set aside to honor women's contributions in American history" (National Women's History Museum). Payson High School joins the rest of the nation in celebrating this important month. We recognize the incalculable contributions of women, both sung and unsung, throughout our history.

February Students of the Month

Submitted by katie.kelly on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:29

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! Celeste Samuelson, Matthew Stowe, Logan Crews, Riley McDowell, Nasarai Alvarado, and Garren Kunz. 

Happy Footloose Day!

Submitted by david.rockwood on Thu, 02/17/2022 - 12:47

Exactly 38 years ago today, on February 17, 1984, was the premier of the movie Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon. As many of you know, the high school scenes in this iconic movie were filmed at our very own Payson High. It's our gym, stadium, cafeteria, lockers, classrooms, and hallways. It was a movie that helped to define the 80's generation with it's great music, message, and of course . . . the dancing (not to mention the 80's styles).

Club Spotlight: FCCLA

Submitted by katie.kelly on Thu, 02/17/2022 - 10:37

FCCLA has had a busy month!

This week is National FCCLA week.  On Valentine’s Day- FCCLA delivered Valentine cards and snack bags to the 104 residents at Payson Veterans Home.

On February 16, FCCLA members competed at their region competition.
All who competed qualified for State:
Makayla Topham
Jaylee Cofran
Courtney Roth
Yazmin Garcia

We love our FCCLA students and advisors!