Lady Red Devils bring home a big road win

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:34pm
Attributions: photos by Jeff Porcaro ©
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On Tuesday, January 30, Springville High’s Lady Red Devils varsity basketball team traveled to local region rival Maple Mountain ending in a big Springville win over the Lady Golden Eagles, 41-31.

Brookelyn Galbraith led the way with 14 points as Springville defeated the Lady Golden Eagles.  Addisyn Johnson added 8 points and Breanna Eves scores 6 points in the win.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Red Devils lose in nail biter to local rival by one point

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:24pm
Attributions: photos by Jeff Porcaro ©
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On Tuesday, January 30, Springville High varsity basketball traveled to local region rival Maple Mountain ending in a hard fought Golden Eagle victory, 48-47. 

Golden Eagle Ethan Nelson hit a free throw with .9 second left to cap the win.

Ben Schreiner had 12 points and four rebounds in the game. Spencer Livsey added 11 points and three 3-point shots in the loss.  Mark Gallagher added 8 points and 5 rebounds.  Aidan Erickson added 7 points, one 3-pt shot, and 6 rebounds in the loss.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Support Nebo Education Foundation

Spanish Fork High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:40pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey

If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, the Nebo Education Foundation will have signifigant benefits if you shop through AmazonSmile. Support your student and local schools when you shop on Amazon. Simply go to and Amazon donates to Nebo Education Foundation. 

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Remember to type in NEBO EDUCATION FOUNDATION when it asks you for your favorite charity. The donations that come into the Nebo Education Foundation are then given back to teachers and schools through grants. Thank you for your support.

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Ellevés Take 4th At State 5A Drill Competition

Maple Mountain High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Attributions: Story by Molly Brenchley.
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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the MMHS Ellevés competed in the State 5A Semi Finals Drill Team Competition held at UVU.  Teams were placed in “pods” of four based on their placement from region competition.  Two teams from each pod advanced to the finals.  The Ellevés were one of the two teams who advanced to the finals from their pod. 

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Ellevés competed in the finals and placed 3rd in the military category, 3rd in the dance category, and 4th in the character category.  Overall Maple Mountain placed 4th.  There were nine 5A schools competing. 

In the 5A Drill Down competition, Kacey Melton, daughter of Aaron and Tanya Melton, won 2nd place over all.

Three Ellevés were named to the 5A All-State Dance Team—Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay; Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch; and Annie Merrill, daughter of Chris and Melisa Merrill.  Each 5A team sent three girls to learn a routine that they auditioned in front of judges and then 16 girls were selected as the A All-State Dance Team.  At the State Finals, each member of the All-State Team performed a short, self-choreographed routine and was given a medal.

Two Ellevés were named to the 5A Academic All-State team— Tiffany Asay, daughter of Dwayne and Suzanne Asay and Hannah Finch, daughter of Matt and Kim Finch.  Each 5A school could nominate seniors on their team with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Only ten seniors are named to this team.  The combined average of this year’s 5A Academic All-State Team was 3.996. 

Tiffany Asay was also awarded the 5A UDDA Drill Team Scholarship.  This award is based on an essay she wrote and submitted.

Ellevé Coach Molly Brenchley was awarded the 5A Coach of the Year award.  She has been coaching for the past 27 years—8 years at Maple Mountain since the school opened and 19 years prior to that at Payson High.

The Ellevés would like to thank all of the students, parents, administration, and fans who came to State. We really appreciate all of your support this year! 

Announcementsfor the week of February 5th

Springville High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:39am


Please open the PDF for this week's announcements on: Parent teacher conference, Graduation info, Junior college day and ACT, State Swimming, Wrestling tournament, Girls and boys basketball, Track parent meeting, Scholarship info, FFA service project and more.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Drill shines at State

Spanish Fork High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:15am

Congrats to our amazing Drill team. This past weekend, they won 2nd place in Dance category, 2nd in character, and 3rd overall. This was the teams best placement in 15 years of competition. Way cool and what an accomplishment!! Great job Drill Dons!!

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

This week at PHS

Payson High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:57am

National Counseling Week - Take time to thank your counselor today!

Tuesday, Feb. 6   

9:00 Youth Support

2:45 School Community Council

7:00 Girls Basketball VS Mt. View

7:00 Boys Basketball @ Mt. View


  • Wednesday, Feb. 7

7:00 Dance Company Showcase (Nebo district teams)


  • Friday, Feb. 9

Swimming State Meet

Wrestling State Tournament @ UVU

5:15 Girl’s Basketball vs Uintah

7:00 Boys Basketball vs Uintah


  • Saturday, Feb. 10

Wrestling State Tournament @ UVU


Categories: Payson, Secondary

Math Problem of the week

Spanish Fork Junior High School News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:03am

This week's problem.... 

Finding Joy

Margo is currently twice as old as Joy was three decades ago, and Joy is currently three times as old as Margo was two decades ago.  How old was Joy when Margo was born?  Good Luck!Here are the winners from last week


































































































Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Class Registration Fair

Springville High School News - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:05pm
Attributions: photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
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On Friday, February 2, SHS student body was invited during an hour-long lunch period to preview next year's courses from CTE to Science to Internships to Foreign Language to Gothic Literature and so much more!

Categories: Secondary, Springville

February Mayor Award

Payson Junior High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:45pm

The recipient of the Mayor Award for February is PJHS student Bryson Jensen. Bryson was selected for this award because of his positivity, friendliness, and determination. Here's what some of Bryson's teachers have to say about him: 

Bryson is in my English class.  He is such a good student.  He does his work, stays on task, and is a good friend to his classmates.  He is also quite the artist.  For his Martin Luther King Junior project, he drew a picture on a poster board of MLK for the wall. He is a great guy. I am so happy I get to teach him. – Ms. DeGraffenried

Bryson has been in my social studies classes the last two years and also on my wrestling team. I have seen him work through some very tough situations and succeed. He has learned to overcome discouragement by keeping a positive attitude. Bryson is friendly and works well with others. I wholeheartedly recommend Bryson for this award. - Mr. Ward

Bryson is determined to always do his best.  He works hard to finish his work and do it to the best of his ability. – Mr. Houston

Bryson is good at asking for help when he needs it. He works very hard to keep up his grades. He is also great at art. I love to see the beautiful pictures he creates. He is always polite to teachers and other students. – Mrs. Sepos

Congratulations, Bryson! Thank you for being an example to all of us here at PJHS.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Fiiz Friday Winners! 2/2/2018

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:16pm
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Congrats to our Fiiz Friday winners, Kambrie, Kara, Jessica, & AJ. Each of these awesome students currently has a 4.0 GPA. 

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Newsletter Correction Both Basketball Games are at Home Tonight!

Salem Hills High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Girls Basketball will start at 5:15 at Salem Hills

Boy's Basketball will start at 7:00 at Salem Hills

See you at the game tonight!!

Categories: Salem, Secondary

People of Payson

Payson High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:53am
Attributions: By: Briton Wilson of Lions Roar Newspaper
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Here at Payson High School we all love to do different things with different people.
There are things like Choir where they go on lots of different performances around Payson, such as different ward parties and other things that happen around Christmas time. They also have their own Christmas Concert that is probably one of the most amazing performances they do. Another thing they do is go on a Salt Lake Temple Square trip. For this trip they perform different performances at Temple Square, at the old Chapel, or the other Visitors Centers as well. They are often busy and very cheerful about it during the Christmas time of year.
The FFA is also going on. They are amazing at what they do. All of them helped each other and made an actual trailer with each other, which was very big and made with steel and wood, painted red. It was so good that they took home from the state fair First Place. They got a ribbon and everything, including bragging rights. The FFA is amazing.
We also have a Basketball team here at PHS. They have had two home games so far and they have done awesome. They have had three pointers, and have gotten drunks as well. They are in Florida right now for a fun time and playing basketball. They are really just doing their thing that they usually do when they are in Florida: playing basketball.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Swimming Their Way to State

Payson High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:47am
Attributions: By Jerica Smith Newspaper

PHS Swim team has done amazing this season! With the region competition right around the corner, these students work hard to qualify for state. Unlike other sports, the only races that matters for state is region. This Year Seth Peterson, Travis Pitcher, Kaden Flippen, Case Kunz, have had a record breaking season, and are going to state.

Swimming can improve endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. The races that Payson swims are: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle and relay. The longest race is a 400 freestyle relay, which is swam by Seth Peterson, Travis Pitcher, Kaden Flippen and Case Kunz. To see the record breaking times check the  swim team display case by the auditorium.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Dance Company Showcase

Spanish Fork High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:35am
Attributions: Kamrie McCandless

Join us for our 8th Annual District Dance Company Showcase. Wednesday February 7th at Payson High School Auditorium at 7pm. This concert will feature Maple Mountain, Salem Hills, Springville, Payson, and Spanish Fork Dance Companies. Tickets are $5 Students, $6 General, $20 Family Pass. Check out our FaceBook event for more information:

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork

Spotlight: Main Street Journal

Payson High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:25am
Attributions: Article By: Sabryne Kelly Photo from Main Street Journal


Here at the Lion’s Roar Newspaper we've decided to give a spot light to our “electronic sibling”, the Main Street Journal! As many students know the staff is made up of a variety of Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores. This year the editor in chief is Harlee Huff, her job is extremely important, keeping everybody in line and making sure things go smoothly. They send out a monthly issue including, not only articles but, videos to inform the student body of the most important events. Mr. Perry is in charge of this class and when asked about their teacher his students they answered with blinding praises for their beloved teacher. An interesting fact about this class is that it is only for half a year. This means that in a short period of time there will be an entirely new staff!

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Les Miserables at Payson High School

Payson High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:25am
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Every year, the school drama and choir teams put together a school production, and each year they are phenomenal! Some years they are well heard of stories, such as Alice in Wonderland, or West Side Story. But some years they are somewhat unknown, like last year’s The Drowsy Chaperone. But that doesn’t matter, because every year the directors and production team truly put their heart and soul into the show!


This year we’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to put on a show that many people love and adore. Its name being Les Misérables.


Les Misérables is a french Musical and translates into: The Miserable Ones. Like I said, the Musical is French, and takes place during the early 1800’s. The Musical actually started out as a Novel written by Victor Hugo. The Novel follows a man named Jean Valjean, a previous convict, and a man changed by kindness and forgiveness. There are multiple plots and stories happening during the story, and they all tie-in to Val Jean, and how he looks to God to fix the problems in his life.


Along the way, you’ll be introduced to many characters that help shape the story and the atmosphere of the musical. You’ll really start to get a feel for how corrupt and evil the French government was at the time, and why certain story elements come into play.


The Directors of the show, Rock White and Marilyn Morgan, have put lots of time into the show, as well as the cast and crew! Some casting Includes,

  • Brandon Harris as Jean Valjean

  • Cambrielle Fitzwater as Fantine

  • Justin Freeman and Seth Cowie as Marius

  • Max Bennion, and Evan Brandley as Javert

And many, many, many more!!


The Cast has been phenomenal, and if you see a name you recognize, come and see it! The show will be performed on the nights of January 24th - January 29th

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Diamond Fork News- February 2, 2018

Diamond Fork Junior High School News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:06am

Categories: Secondary, Spanish Fork