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Musical triumph

Students’ staging of ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ earns ovations

Lavish costumes, sets and even workable trolleys that wandered up and down the aisles filled with the huge cast of 40 marked the Payson High School musical, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

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Who knew fertilizer could be so interesting?

With a bouncy personality and passion for the subject, Kylee Egbert and her partner Rylie Chapman stood at the head of the classroom in the Agricultural Building on the Payson High School Campus to talk about fertilizers.

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Musical’s a blast from the past

This year, the Payson High School Theatre decided to dip into the past for its musical by presenting Meet Me In St. Louis.

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Gail Gorry runs for superintendent

Longtime educator wants to head county schools

Gail Gorry has spent her life in education — starting in the fifth grade — always striving to have an impact on more and more students.

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Edie Miller honored as ‘Hero of Education’

Edie Miller, has dedicated the last few years to expanding the cultural awareness of Payson High School students and the Rim Country community by finding homes for foreign exchange students to attend the high school for up to a year.

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Gov. Ducey plugs proposition in Payson

On Monday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey held an education summit in Payson to push Proposition 123, before heading over to speak at the Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Luncheon.

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First Payson High band musician makes All-State Band

For the first time in Payson High School history, senior band member Sabrina Bonn will play in the All-State Concert Band.

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School board questions AG’s report

The Payson Unified School District board wished it could ask the Auditor General’s office why it fails to do a direct apples-to-apples comparison when analyzing how district schools spend money.

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Schools rated

Auditor General looks at costs, scores

Compared to similar districts statewide, Payson spends more on teachers and gets better test results — despite having larger class sizes, according to this year’s Arizona Auditor General’s report.

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GCC students honored at state event

Two Gila Community College students were honored on March 3 at the All-Arizona Academic Team luncheon in Mesa, along with 73 other students from Arizona’s community colleges.

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County seeks Teacher of the Year nominations

The Gila County Schools Office has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the Gila County Teacher of Year.

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Packets now available for school, college governing board candidates

Gila County residents interested in making a difference for local schools are invited to consider running for a school district governing board seat or a seat on the Gila Community College (GCC) Governing Board.

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College courses for high school students covered

Ever wanted your high school student to take a community college course, but couldn’t afford the tuition?

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Students shine at Gila County Science Fair

Darby McFarlane figured she could revolutionize egg laying. So the Rim Country Middle School student set up an experiment for the Gila County Science Fair that involved feeding one group of chickens a high-protein, high-carb diet.

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Sandoval seeks job as county schools superintendent

Roy Sandoval has entered the race to replace retiring Gila County Superintendent of Schools Linda O’Dell.