Students are back in school after a hopefully refreshing spring break. Whether exposing winter white skin in the warmer climates of areas such as Phoenix or Mexico, or using the time to work, sleep in, or take advantage of the few amazingly warm days here at home, students were given an early and encouraging taste of summer vacation. There are only about two months left to tackle, so don’t let up!
Jessica Drozd, one of this week’s Students of the Week, is a senior at Glenwood Springs High School looking forward to graduating and attending the University of Colorado at Boulder to have the opportunity to expand in a new environment and pursue an education in either science or a field that interacts with children. Jessica loves being around kids: One of her favorite memories in high school has been her Child Development class, and spending time with the preschoolers. She also is involved with the Pals program, and loves to spend time with her younger pal.
In addition to spending time with children in Glenwood, Jessica devotes hours to EPYCS, of which she is vice president. She was nominated by Mrs. Schroeder for her time commitment to EPYCS and coordination of interviews and decisionmaking. EPYCS donates money to nonprofits in our community. Much work is involved in narrowing down who receives the grants. Thank you to Jessica for making sure everything ran smoothly and on schedule!
When Jessica isn’t busy with school or spending time with her pal, she loves to snowboard, listen to music, and spend time with her friends. She also has a good time working at the delicious Daily Bread on Sundays.
Jessica’s favorite quote is a famous one of Shakespeare’s: “To thine ownself be true.” Congratulations Jessica!
The next Student of the Week is Kenny Melby, also a senior excited for the future. Kenny is an excellent student, and an all-around pleasant guy who is well-liked by his teachers and peers.
Kenny was born in Glenwood Springs and has a younger sister who is a freshman at GSHS and a younger brother in fourth grade. He and his family enjoy vacationing together.
Kenny has enjoyed his high school years but looks forward to attending the Colorado School of Mines in the fall to major in computer science. Kenny plans to make the most of his time spent at Mines and receive his bachelor’s and master’s degree in a five-year program and also minor in electrical engineering.
Kenny manages his time well between schoolwork and commitments to National Honor Society, Chess Club, and reading the latest book for Lit Club. Right now, it is “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole. This hilarious book was excellent spring break, and study break, reading. He also enjoys watching movies and playing paintball during his free time. Kenny also enjoys music; he loves The Beatles.
Kenny’s favorite quote is by Socrates, “Wisdom begins in wonder.” Congratulations Kenny!
Random Disclosure: To my surprise, some people live in pizza places!
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