|LSC Student Representative|
|Taofeeq Rasaki has been elected to represent the Payton student body in the LSC for the 2017-2018 school year.|
|CPS Academic Chess Competition 2017|
Payton wins Varsity 2nd Place, Junior Varsity 1st Place, and Junior Varsity 2nd Place at the 2017 CPS Academic Chess Competition. Ten high school chess teams from around the city, comprising of approximately 120 CPS students, competed.
|2016 Walgreens Expressions Challenge|
Ketandu Chiedu ('19) wins the 2016 Walgreens Expressions Challenge for her short story entitled, "Consequences", selected out of over 2,000 applicants.