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Ratliff joins staff

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

Nicole Ratliff is a new nursing teacher at PHS, as well as at Emerald Ridge High School. She went to Clover Park Technical Institute for nursing and has been a nurse for 27 years and a teacher for five years. Ratliff has taken breaks in between to go back to assisted living. Ratliff  explained that her course help...

Shula new to PHS

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

  Michelle Shula is a sophomore and junior English teacher new to Puyallup High School this year. Like her sophomores she is making the transition to high school.   Shula attended Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate degree and got her master’s degree through Grand C...

Velazquez shares about life

Velazquez shares about life

McKenna Zacher, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

The World Language department at Puyallup High School has a new face. Jennifer Velazquez is the new Spanish II teacher, currently traveling between two rooms every day. Before coming to PHS, Velazquez was a substitute teacher in the Franklin Pierce School District. While she began studying S...

Meet Puyallup’s New Counselor

Meet Puyallup’s New Counselor

Mariah Perez, Staff

September 25, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

Emily Williams is the newest counselor at PHS. Williams moved to the school after seven years of working at Glacier View Junior High School. Here she works with students with last names R through Z. Before becoming a school counselor Williams worked with college students through a non-profi...

Technology: the craving, the cure

Sky Kim, Staff

June 20, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Uncategorized

It is safe to say that the influence of technology on society is rapidly growing and it plays a big part in our daily lives; especially that of teenagers. When you go anywhere, you can easily see teens glued to their phones rather than talking to one another. This behavior can be defined as technology ad...

Freshmen encouraged to get involved

Mason Giustino, AaLeiyah Bell, Viking Student Media

June 20, 2018


Filed under Features

DECA Competes Nationally

DECA Competes Nationally

Natalie Eychaner, A&E

May 30, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Legacy, Showcase

Puyallup High School has a long history of competing and succeeding at high levels. This year’s DECA students Carisa Steimle and Dharma Shah, both juniors, did not disappoint. Distributive Education Clubs of America, also known as DECA, is a club that teaches students business and marketing skills...

Student Talent On Display

Student Talent On Display

Andrew Flury, Staff

May 29, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Uncategorized

From music to athletics to the alphabet soup of clubs--DECA, HOSA, FCCLA--PHS is full of passionate students with a wide range of skills. The Viking Varieties talent show, held March 22, exemplifies this. The talent show is a perennial feature at PHS, leadership teacher Jamie Mooring confirms. “[The...

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