February 2013

Choir Concert Tonight!

On Wednesday February 27, 2013, Payson Junior High School Choirs will present their winter concert called “Free to Be.” The concert will take place at 7:00 pm in the Payson High School Auditorium. Performances from the 7th Grade Chorus, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers will occur and will include a variety of music and styles! The students have worked hard to prepare for this concert and would love to share their talents with the public! Come enjoy a fun, musical evening!

Grizzlies Shine in Music Festival

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On Wednesday, February 6th 2013, band students from Payson Junior High School competed in the Solo and Ensemble Festival. For two months prior to the festival, these dedicated musicians prepared one song to play in front of judges, hoping to please them enough to win a ribbon. Several students were able to do just that and wow the judges with their incredible skill, memorization, and musicianship!

There were four categories (marked by roman numnerals) that students could be rated: I Superior, II Excellent, III Fair, and IV Poor. If they got a Superior then they also received either a Superior Solo or Ensemble B.A.R [Band Award Ribbon].

After they had performed their hearts out for the judges they had to wait until the next day to find out which ranking they earned from the judges.

24 students received a Superior Rating for either a solo or small ensemble. Those students are (pictured) are: Sabryne Kelly, Owen Grimshaw, Stacie Snow, Tylee Leiter, Megan Welton, Nick Montoya, Spencer Worthington, Brendan Earl, Josh Steele, Natalie Shulze, Mikayla Yost, Kelsie Morgan, Allison Elder, Caleb Peterson, Michael Losee, Josh Morgan, Sabrina Petty, Tyler Haroldsen, and Hanna Walker. The rest of the students (not pictured) include: Ericka Heaps, Kenji Heimulli, Tate Grimshaw, Christian Childs and Chase Carter.

Mikayla Yost, 8th grade student who received a Superior Rating, said, "We received more Superiors at this festival than we have had in a long time! I'm glad that we could be awarded for all of our hard work!"

Congratulations to all students who participated! This event was a big success, and your hard work and diligence paid off. A special thanks to Dalton's who supplied delicious sandwiches and snacks for the judges and helpers. Congratulations again to the musicians at PJHS! Go grizzlies!

 

PJHS Students Participate in Powerlifting Competition

On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, Nebo School District held a Powerlifting Competition. The event took place at Diamond Fork Junior High School and was a fun-filled, challenging event for the competitors!

Participation is open to all junior high students in the district. There are usually 6 events, most of which are lifts, but there are also a couple of non-lifting events (such as medicine ball throw, vertical jump, sled pull, or shuttle run. There are several weight divisions and students compete against those in their same weight class.

Participants from Payson Junior High School included Bryson Tanner, Wyatt Johnson, Steven VanMoos, Matt Makin, Jason Broadhead, and Levi John. Two of these students medaled in the competition: Wyatt Johnson took first place in his division, and Bryson Tanner placed second in his division!

Congratulations to these students and to all of the participants for your hard work!

PJHS Choir Students are "Free to Be" Musical!

On Wednesday February 27, 2013, Payson Junior High School Choirs will present their winter concert called “Free to Be.” The concert will take place at 7:00 pm in the Payson High School Auditorium. Performances from the 7th Grade Chorus, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers will occur and will include a variety of music and styles! The students have worked hard to prepare for this concert and would love to share their talents with the public! Come enjoy a fun, musical evening!