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After-prom half the fun of big night

Andrea Collier

Perhaps some of you recall your proms from yesteryear. The geeky dates, the bulky corsage, the awkward moments spent posing for pictures with parents eagerly snapping away. This weekend, GSHS upperclassmen will have the chance to experience those moments all over again, as they attend prom and the after-prom festivities, a.k.a. APE. Prom is at the Aspen Glen Clubhouse from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 12, and tickets are available in the lobby during lunch and after school to purchase.APE, which stands for After Prom Extravaganza, has become the thing to do after prom. This year, APE is being held at GSHS from 12-3 a.m., and students can play games, eat to their stomach’s content, gander at senior memory boards, and bounce around on inflatable games – all for free! That’s right, absolutely free! I recall with fondness competing in the obstacle course with my friend Jeri. I finished a good two minutes behind her due to the fact that I could not scale the inflatable climbing wall, but had a great, safe, fun time anyway. Parents of GSHS seniors are invited to tour the senior memory board exhibit at GSHS from 9-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.Also this week, students will be treated to a Camfel Multimedia Assembly. These highly technological presentations usually feature motivational topics and interviews with high school students nationwide.Now it’s time for the most special part of the column thus far. The part where I announce, with great regality and excitement, the students of the week. This week, our honored pupils are Stefanie Maurice and Michael Hoban.Stefanie has lived in the valley for four years and hails from the great state of Texas. She lives with her parents and six pets.”Stefanie consistently steps up to volunteer her time, energy and creativity to make life a little less difficult for me,” nominating teacher Ms. Jeannie Miller says. “Just recently, she took it upon herself to reorganize the unfilled, un-catalogued music in the choir room.” Stefanie is an involved member of the drama program at GSHS. Besides participating in the upcoming musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” she says that her “best experiences have come out of the theatre productions in the last four years.” Stefanie, a junior, is looking forward to graduation and moving on to college where she hopes to train to become a high school teacher.Michael Hoban is a valley native, and lives with his parents, Ann and Michael, and his brother John.Michael’s incredibly involved at GSHS, holding membership in Key Club, EPYCS, Student Council, and Impact club, and recently helped with Impact’s work with a recycling program. He’s also an athlete – playing football and baseball in their respective seasons.When asked what he does in his free time, he responds, “What free time?” but does say that he enjoys Ping-Pong and snowboarding.He also likes the motto, “Walk quietly but carry a big stick.” Congrats Stefanie and Michael for being this week’s students of the week!


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