Nyle Russell, agricultural teacher at Payson High and Payson Junior High, received the prestigious Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education May 2011.
Nyle was recognized in a surprise student assembly by Mrs. Karen Huntsman, wife of Jon Huntsman Senior. Mr. Russell received a crystal trophy and a $10,000 check to use personally. Only six teachers, three administrators, and two volunteers were recognized throughout the entire state.
When asked what he would do with his $10,000, Nyle, with no hesitation, said, “Take my wife to Europe for our 25th year anniversary."