The Precedent

Badminton ready for bid at 3-peat

Dylan Taylor, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Over the past two years no badminton team has been as dominant in the state of Arizona like the Perry badminton team. In those two years the team has had a perfect 35-0 record and two back-to back state championships, and now they’re coming for their third.  The team lost two of its best seniors, Julia...

Including special needs students has evolved

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Kids with disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome are often outcasted in schools and in society. In some schools, students with disabilities are pushed to the furthest corners of the campus, but not at PHS. Since it opened in 2007, PHS has made a concerted effort to include its special needs ...

Make-A-Wish and Emery Bear Drive

Make-A-Wish and Emery Bear Drive

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

When a fundraiser is announced at Perry High School, the students fight tooth and nail to raise as much money, or items, as they can within the time frame given. The Make-A-Wish fundraiser was one of those instances. Make-A-Wish was established in Arizona and has been granting wishes to severely sic...

STATE CHAMPS: Badminton wins Perry’s first state team title

STATE CHAMPS: Badminton wins Perry’s first state team title

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

Three decades ago the U.S hockey team performed an unbelievable miracle, beating the invincible U.S.S.R. team en route to the 1980 Olympic gold medal. Likewise, the PHS badminton team also slayed a giant who had previously had their number. Two of the past of three seasons, rival Xavier Prep has topped...

Moving Toward Homecoming Weekend

Moving Toward Homecoming Weekend

Leviah Nixon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

 One of the best ways to celebrate high school dances is to put everyone in the mood.And StuGo has a great way of helping you,by decorating the halls and being createful with spirit week. During this time StuGo put together a whole week of fun ideas to dress up and participate in around the school. ...

Pumas aim to perfect game, team chemistry

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

Having a strong connection with teammates is a vital element for high school sports and the badminton team has just that. The Pumas have been training to take home another state title. They want to become a whole team unit. The girls have completed outside of school activities together to increase...

PHS comes through for Irion family

PHS comes through for Irion family

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017

When Perry holds a fundraiser to help a fellow Puma, the school comes together as a family to support them. This year Perry has held a large fundraiser for a science teacher’s, Jerald Irion’s, wife, who was involved in an accident on Apr. 20. In response to the incident, Perry came together and resolved to raise ...

Royalty nominations open opportunity for gay couples

Royalty nominations open opportunity for gay couples

Courtney Page, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2016

Perry StuGo has altered the way they accept homecoming royalty this year, in order to be more open to non-heterosexual couples. Lerina Johnson, Stugo instructor, explained that in the past, homecoming royalty was determined by pairing the girl with the most votes with the boy with the most votes....

Homecoming royalty: a tradition that unites the school

Elisa Thomas, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016

Homecoming is finally here - this is one of the biggest events in high school. It’s a time when students come together to celebrate their school. This whole week has been building up our school spirit for the football game and dance, as well as our excitement for the year to come. For some students...

The student voice of Perry High School
Lerina Johnson