Loving The ‘Ah-Ha’ Moment

Kaila Bohlman turns the table on this photojournalist during the morning yearbook class at Payson High School.

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Kaila Bohlman turns the table on this photojournalist during the morning yearbook class at Payson High School.

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Lindsey Smith

Name: Lindsay Smith

School and subjects taught: Payson High School, English and yearbook

College degree and major: BA in theater and English

Years teaching: Four

Why do you teach: I love the “ah-ha” moment, but I also wanted to be influential to several people all at once without being a politician.

Personal motto / words of wisdom: If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

Family: My lovely child Mackenzie, who gives me a reason to smile every day.

Pet peeve: Lazy gum chewers who don’t put their gum in the garbage when finished with it.

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Writing poems, stories and plays, plus laughing.

Person in history you’d most like to meet and why: Shakespeare because he was so very clever with word play.

Why Payson? Good people and great climate — although I miss the Montana cold.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why? My seventh- and 12th-grade English teachers — they gave me lots of writing assignments on creativity.

What was your favorite subject in school and why? English — I have always been good at it.

What was your favorite year in school and why? Seventh-grade — fun and creative.

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