Graduation 2023 Recap

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Congratulations to the class of 2023! To view the recorded video of the PHS commencement ceremony, click here

Graduation Info 5/23/23

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We have finally arrived at May 23, 2023, Graduation Day! See the reminders below:

PHS Seniors: Congrats! Remember to bring your name card found in your graduation packet. See you at UCCU Event Center (on the campus of Utah Valley University) at 9 am. Graduation will begin at 10. 

Juniors and Sophomores: Due to graduation, there is no school today (May 23). See you on Wednesday (May 24).

Last Week of School Timeline

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The end of the 2022-2023 school year is upon us! Here is a brief timeline of some of the important events during this last week of school.

Friday 5/19/23 (A Day):

  • Senior Checkout Day 
  • Yearbook Distribution (12:00 pm)
  • Senior Sob Assembly (1:00 - 2:30 pm)
  • Senior All-Nighter at Boondocks (buses load at 9:00 pm)

Monday 5/22/23 (B Day):

PHS Canceled on 5/11/23

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We know that most of you have already heard this, but we want to officially post the update to our website. Due to an unexpected power outage, all classes at Payson High School are canceled for 5/11/23. We have also postponed the field trip to UVU for those who were going to take the Accuplacer test. (Stay tuned for when this event will be rescheduled.) The Region Championship Track meet is still happening today at Cedar Valley High School. Coaches of other spring sports will communicate directly to their team members about practice today.

Assembly with Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

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New York Times best selling authors Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman came to Payson High School on Friday April 18, 2023, for an amazing assembly. They discussed their new book "I am the Walrus" and also discussed topics like the writing process, the co-writing process, where their ideas come from , and more. They opened the assembly up for questions and our student body did not disappoint with their outstanding questions.

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

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Aloha! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and it is a time to celebrate and appreciate the rich cultural contributions of AAPI communities in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made immense contributions to America's economy, politics, arts, and sciences. From trailblazers like Patsy Mink, who was the first woman of color elected to Congress, to groundbreaking scientists like Michio Kaku, AAPIs have impacted and enriched our nation's history and culture.

2023 Prom Royalty

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For those that missed it, here is our 2023 Prom Royalty. The royalty was selected by the PHS student body.

College Signing Day for PHS Athletes

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We have some awesome students & athletes at our school! We had a very productive college signing day last week with 6 PHS athletes signing to play a variety of sports in college.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian 2023

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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

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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.