On Tuesday evening, May 8, 2012, Payson High School set out to recognize our very best students. This is the opportunity that our staff has to showcase student effort in their classes as well as students who have maintained excellent grades throughout one or both semesters.
While we planned to acknowledge more than 200 students that night for their accomplishments, the achievements of 24 were accidentally overlooked when their awards were buried by those belonging to absent students.
It was not until after the close of the ceremony that parents and students brought this error to our attention, and we discovered our oversight.
Though their names were correctly printed in the program, we failed to honor these students in the manner they both deserved and expected. And it is with our sincerest apologies that we acknowledge this mistake. It should not have happened, and we sincerely regret the error.
Those not honored on Tuesday for achieving a 4.0 to 5.0 grade point average for the first semester are as follows: Bhavin Ahir, Morgan Andersen, Zachary Anderson, Jennifer Bailey, Priya Bhakta, Michaela Croy, Matthew Davis, Nisha Edwin, Cheslsea Frewin, Jordyn Fruth, Savannah Grassel, Clinton Harper, Andrew Kitts, Miguel Mendoza, Natalie Moceri, Kenneth Nyhus, Natalia Olivares, Quinn Owen, Kayla Percell, Christopher Perry, Catalina Schnepp, Rishele Shoults, Karen Williams and Zoe Wright.
Please offer your congratulations to these young ladies and gentlemen. They have all maintained a grade point average of 4.0 or above for the first semester.
Payson High School is proud of each of you and knows you will continue to persevere.
Anna Van Zile and Kathe Ketchem,