The Precedent

One student’s ever-changing world

One student’s ever-changing world

River Bradshaw, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019

With a humble smile, Jacob Selvidge admits his strongest virtue is his ability to adapt. This virtue helps him in numerous endeavors throughout his life. Being a senior, a speech and debate state champion, member of the jazz choir, director of  a theatrical one act, and an actor himself, Selvidge alw...

Take Five with James Fountain

River Bradshaw, Staff Reminder

December 18, 2018

He has a tournament named after him by a former student. He was one of two to be the first to be inducted as a 2005 inductee to the Arizona Forensics League Hall of Fame. He is super successful as a coach and has countless state champs and national ranked students. He took over for Lisle Jones ...

Fight song or fail song

Fight song or fail song

Kade Whatcott, Staff reporter

November 22, 2016

Every football game, every pep rally, through the halls and ringing through campus the Fight song can be heard by everyone. With the tune of “Glory, Glory Hallelujah,” chosen by principal Dan Serrano, and the words written by retired teacher Jim Fountain the fight song was born. Serving as a c...

2016 graduation ceremony full of touching moments

2016 graduation ceremony full of touching moments

Staff Editorial

May 27, 2016

More than 700 seniors earned their diplomas in Perry's largest, and most touching, graduation ceremony on May 24 in front of a standing-room only crowd at John Wrenn Stadium. The event was full of several touching moments: A military tribute from the school's junior ROTC, choir and orchestra, which...

Senior Steven Ricks selected for National Theatre Company

Senior Steven Ricks selected for National Theatre Company

Molly Ogden and Savannah Ostler

April 18, 2016

Perry Theater has demonstrated time and time again through countless competitions, wowing students and families year after year. This nationally recognized group is chalk full of gifted students and teachers, both onstage and behind the scenes. One student who has been shown in the national light...

The Last Curtain Call

The Last Curtain Call

Savannah Ostler, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2015

After being an educator for 40 years, Jim Fountain, Theatre and Film Study teacher, has decided to make his last curtain call. Fountain appeared as the grandpa, Martin Vanderhof, in the most recent and his last play at Perry, “You Can’t Take it With You.” Although Fountain appeared and acted...

“You Can’t Take It With You”

“You Can’t Take It With You”

Cassie Nielsen, Website and Media Editor

September 17, 2015

These photos are of the fall play "You Can't Take It With You." Photos taken by senior Kristin Farwell and senior Dayna Miller.

“You Can’t Take It With You” an explosive success

Nathan Tucker, A&E Editor

September 4, 2015

“Dying is easy, comedy is hard”--so the saying goes. But a sparkling comedy, put on with verve and talent, is worth the effort. Drama’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” is exactly that: an amiable extravaganza with laughs that last after the auditorium doors swing shut. The prod...

“You Can’t Take With You” forms memories the audience can take with them

“You Can’t Take With You” forms memories the audience can take with them

Bree Wade, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

The theatre is notorious for being able to sway the emotions of the audience: drawing out tears, laughs, and admiration for all cast members. Perry’s own Drama Department is no exception as they take the stage in the production “You Can’t Take It With You.” Director and cast member Jim Fountain stated...

Ben Nelson: the student, the tragedy, the tradition

Jordan Williams, Photo editor

April 20, 2015

Every year, the drama department hosts the “Ben Nelson Comedy Night,” a night full of student-produced comedy. The talent is great, but one question lingers through the heads of many: who was Ben Nelson? Ben Nelson was a student who carried great significance to theatre. “He was here when we...

The student voice of Perry High School
Jim Fountain