Rocket football kicks off season with new press box

The Rocket Stadium press box recently underwent some major renovations, thanks to the Rocket Club, the Person County Board of Education and the Person County Tourism Committee.  The original press box was built in 1966.  More...

PHS band explores themed performances

In a galaxy not so far away, the force is strong with Person High School’s (PHS) band as band members showcase their new Star Wars themed performances during the halftime shows at home varsity football games.  Band director Jonathan Chesso More...

MEET THE STAFF

This year’s Rock’s staff members introduce themselves:   HUNTER WILLIAMS  More...

Class of 2016 future plans reported

The following students reported their college enrollment and military enlistment plans to the Person High School guidance department. More...

Past High School Yearbooks For Sale

Did you miss out on purchasing your Person High School (PHS) yearbook?  The PHS yearbook staff is selling 1993- 2015 yearbooks at reduced prices.  1993-1999, $10  2000-2009, $25  2010-2015, $60   Contact Mrs. More...

ABC 11’s Tim Pulliam speaks to students

ABC 11 reporter Tim Pulliam visited his alma mater, Person High School (PHS), on Friday, April 8 to discuss his success as a journalist.  More...

Earth Day Field Trip

On Friday, April 20, PHS Living Skills students picked up trash at Mayo Park in celebration of Earth Day (April 22) and spent some time fishing. Student Devon Childress learns how to hook a worm.   More...

Past High School Yearbooks For Sale

Did you miss out on purchasing your Person High School yearbook?  The PHS yearbook staff is selling 1993-2015 yearbooks at reduced prices  • 1993-1999, $10; 2000- 2009, $25 ; 2010-2015, $60   Contact Mrs. More...

Former NFL athlete urges PHS seniors to make smart choices

With prom preparations underway, Person High School invited former NFL athlete Roman Gabriel to speak to seniors about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and steering clear of mistakes he made early in life.  More...

PHS holds prom

Person High School held its annual junior-senior prom on Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 11 p.m.  The prom committee began making preparations months ago. More...

PHS Virtual Enterprise students visit New York City

Person High School’s (PHS) two Virtual Enterprise business firms, Rock Solid and Personian, visited New York, the city that never sleeps, from April 16-19 for the annual Youth Business Summit at the 69th Regiment Armory.  More...

UNC offers transfer program for low-income students

The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) helps high school seniors and community college students from low-income families transfer to UNCCH with the opportunity to graduate More...

Past high school yearbooks for sale

Did you miss out on purchasing your Person High School yearbook? The PHS yearbook staff is selling 1993-2015 yearbooks at reduced prices.  1993-1999, $10 / 2000-2009, $25 / 2010-2015, $60  Contact Rachel Lewis at 336-599-8321, ext. More...

FFA members attend Envirothon

Person High School’s FFA recently attended Envirothon in Raleigh.  More...

PHS senior Academic Recognition Dinner held in April

On April 14, the annual Person High School (PHS) senior Academic Recognition Dinner for North Carolina and Person County scholars was hosted at Palace Pointe.  Student scholars were allowed to invite one current or former Person County Schools ( More...

PHS teacher visits Thailand

During spring break in late March, Person High School (PHS) scientific and technical visualizations teacher Brian Lawson traveled with his wife to Thailand to visit their daughter, Emily Lawson, who is teaching English through the Teach Away organiza More...

PHS choral groups receive rating of ‘Excellent’

On March 8, Person High School’s Choral Program participated in the Music Publisher’s Association (MPA) competition, held at Meredith College in Raleigh. More...

McCowan attends YLA

Person High School (PHS) junior Meghan Mc- Cowan attended the annual 2016 Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA) in Raleigh on the campus of North Carolina State University from April 1-3. More...

GEAR UP hosts college conference

Person County Schools GEAR UP staff hosted its first college conference at Piedmont Community College on March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Teach in Person Scholarship enters into fifth year

The Sarah Elizabeth Morton Teach in Person Scholarship awards two Person High School students a $1,000 scholarship if they plan to return to Person County to teach upon college graduation.  The campaign for the scholarship fund began on Monday, More...

Students register for 2016-2017 school year

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is underway. Eighth-grade Southern and Northern middle school students met with high school guidance counselors and visited the Person High School (PHS) campus in preparation for the transition. More...

PHS students broadcast news show ‘The Word’

Person High School (PHS) recently began filming a broadcast news show called The Word. More...

Jessica Wheeler awarded Teacher Education Fellows scholarship

Jessica Wheeler, a Person High School (PHS) senior who has a passion for education, recently received the Teacher Education Fellows scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).  More...

National Technical Honor Society inducts members

The Person High School National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) held an induction ceremony on Feb. More...

Person High School hosts Gamer Day

The Person High School (PHS) media center sponsored a Gamer Day fundraiser on Feb. More...

PHS weighs in on presidential campaign

The students of Person High School recently completed a Google poll to find out which presidential candidates he or she would vote for in the upcoming 2016 presidential election.  Four candidates were presented in the poll — Democratic can More...

JROTC prepares students for the military

Person High School’s (PHS) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) students, lead by Sergeant John Coley and Chief Paul Rauscher, recently completed the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a test that helps students predict More...

DECA competes in Greensboro

Person High School (PHS) members of DECA, an association of marketing students, attended the North Carolina Career Development Conference Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.  More...

Dallas Huff impresses with tractor driving skills

Person High School junior and Future Farmers of America (FFA) member Dallas Huff participated in the State FFA Tractor Driving Career Development Event in Raleigh on Feb. More...

Volleyball star earns full scholarship

Person High School varsity volleyball player Casey Goodwin received a full Division I athletic scholarship to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. More...

FFA Cookout

Person High School FFA Students held a fundraiser outside Tractor Supply on Saturday, March 5, and sold grilled bologna burgers and hotdogs to the public. More...

ROCK STAR

Person High School (PHS) senior Damion Hamlett is the Rock Star Student of the Week.  Hamlett was recommended by math teacher Kayla Haga.  “Damion is a leader in the classroom. More...

FFA members work horse riding competition

Members of Person High School’s (PHS) FFA recently attended a mounted shooting, horse competition at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Horse Complex.  The event was hosted by the Double L Bar Shooters.  More...

Local politicians visit classrooms

Person High School recently welcomed four politicians to classrooms to be a teacher for a day.  Joe Parrish, 2016 NC House Democratic candidate for District 2, served in David Kleine’s American History class. More...

PHS sponsors ‘Beautification’ project

Person High School (PHS) is sponsoring a beautification project.  The beautification project was initiated by PHS Principal Nenell Sydnor- Waugh and has been handed to PHS ninth-grade assistant principal Jenna Regan, who will oversee and initiat More...

Finnish exchange student experiences America

Seventeen- year-old Jenny Kostiainen, an exchange student from Turku, Finland, who came to Person High School in August of 2015, said she “appreciates Americans more than she did before.” Kostiainen was attracted to America after her sister lived in More...

Questbridge scholarship awarded to PHS scholar

Person High School (PHS) senior Blake Jones was recently awarded the Questbridge scholarship, which is worth over $200,000. More...

Key Club members read to preschoolers

On Feb. 12, members of the Person High School Key Club took a field trip to Earl Bradsher Preschool (EBP) to serve as reading buddies to students. More...

PHS alumni offer college advice

College advisor Sonam Aidasani and GEAR UP coordinator Kelly Woody hosted the Person High School (PHS) Alumni College Fair on Jan. More...

UNC-Asheville admissions reps visit PHS

On Feb. More...

Laptops issued to students open doors

This school year, Person High School (PHS) students were given the option to rent a Person County Schools (PCS) laptop to use at school and at home during the school year. More...

ROCK STAR

Senior Margaret (Maggie) Childers is the Person High School (PHS) Rock Star of the Week.  PHS earth science teacher Rebecca Jackson nominated Childers.  More...

Celebrating ‘Coming Home’

The annual Person High School (PHS) Coming Home basketball game was held Friday, Jan. More...

PHS hosts blood drive

Person High School hosted a blood drive on Feb. More...

New staff members welcomed at PHS

Person High School (PHS) recently welcomed new staff members to the 2015-2016 school year.  More...

Tech fair coming up March 10

Person County Schools’ second annual technology fair will be held on March 10 at Southern Middle School.  The technology fair is a competitive event for students who have created technology projects to showcase to a panel of judges.  More...

MEET THE ROCK STAFF

DESTINEE AMBROSE  More...

PHS students, teacher serve in Guatemala

This past summer, Person High School (PHS) teacher Allison Dacus and PHS students Katie Ann Oakley and Zach Carver traveled with other members of Roxboro Baptist Church to the Central American country of Guatemala to serve the people of Quetzaltenang More...

ROCK STAR OF THE WEEK

Senior Cody Johnson is the Person High School Rock Star of the week, nominated by PHS Instructional Technology Facilitator Shirlrona Johnson.  More...

Students participate in Hour of Code

On Dec. 8, Hour of Code was hosted in the Person High School (PHS) media center. The Hour of Code is a global movement that has taken place in more than 180 countries. More...