The sky can’t decide if it’s spring or winter; it’s definitely February. Students are escaping the halls to enjoy the occasional bright sunshine during lunch.
The end of the first six-week grading period of this semester is approaching on Friday, and students are making sure everything is completed and turned in. February is a busy time of year, each weekend seeming to hold another competition of some kind. Our DECA students are still competing at State today, and this Sunday students will travel to Gunnison for the Western Slope Choral Festival.
I would like to recognize this week’s students Halley Catt and Gabriela Molina. Congratulations to you both!
Halley Catt was nominated by the head of our art department, Mrs. Brooks. Mrs. Brooks wanted to recognize Halley for always being pleasant and considerate in her classes, and going above and beyond in his efforts to be helpful.
Halley is a senior this year, and a fun guy with a good sense of humor. His favorite quote is, “I want to rock and roll all night, and party every day!” by KISS. This positive and upbeat attitude makes Halley an amusing guy to talk with.
He has lived in Glenwood his entire life and has three older siblings. His whole family seems to have musical talent. His older brother Ryan is 19 and loves to play music, and his brother Eli, 21, loves to play the guitar, as does Halley. His eldest sibling is his sister China.
A passionate guy, Halley is in love with snowboarding, and “long walks on the beach.” In five years, he can picture himself living in Canada and spending his days on snowy Canadian slopes.
Halley is excited to pursue his own life and independence whether still in Colorado or traveling.
Gabriela Molina is the female Student of the Week this week, and was nominated by her biology teacher, Mr. Nykerk. “Gabriela has an incredible work ethic, and works hard for what she wants: in this case, an A.”
Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Gabriela has lived here for a little over two years. For such a short exposure to English, her speaking and communication skills are amazing. I wish I picked up Spanish as quickly! Gabriela lives with her parents Carlos and Maricela. She has two younger siblings: Jose, who is 6 years old, and Marissa, her 12-year-old sister. She loves to spend time with her family, especially playing basketball and volleyball, traveling, or vacationing at Disneyland.
Gabriela works as a hostess at the popular restaurant Tequila’s. When she has time, she likes to go to the movies, swim, work on her computer, and read. History is her favorite subject.
Not many people know that Gabriela loves to read poetry, and even writes some occasionally.
She is excited to go to college and pursue a career in engineering. An ambitious and intelligent girl, she is sure to succeed in whatever she pursues.
Gabriela’s most meaningful quote is, “In life there are no make-up exams; choose carefully.”
Random Disclosure: Will we ever know how many layers of paint are on The Rock of GSHS?
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