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Demon Doings

This week is chock full of instances where Glenwood Springs High School students are finding out what it means to take things up a notch.

The speech team traveled to Denver this past weekend to compete with other oratorically gifted students. On Monday, the Future Business Leaders of America went to Grand Junction for district competition.

In one of the more exciting competitions, the GSHS cheerleaders will board an obscenely large airplane bound for Orlando, Fla., on Thursday to shout extra loudly, and do flips and tricks in a nationally competitive atmosphere. Good luck ladies. We’re all rooting for you!

DECA students will spend Feb. 9-11 in Colorado Springs at the state competition.

All spring sports will be holding preliminary meetings this week: Baseball meets at 7 p.m. tonight; ladies golf meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the tech area; track meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the MPR; and ladies soccer meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the MPR.

Also, the Demon basketball teams face off against Delta on Saturday, Feb. 8. The girls play at 6 p.m., and the boys’ game starts at 7:30 p.m. See you in the rock-hard, high-quality plastic bleachers, folks!

Introducing this week’s students of the week: junior Lacey J. Barnes, a repeat offender, and sophomore Scott Straus.

Lacey has lived here most of her life, and was nominated by Principal Mike Wells for her musical help at the Rifle basketball games. She guest-conducted the pep band in many rousing numbers in Mr. Merritt’s absence, and managed to do a great job of it to boot.

Lacey plays flute and piccolo, and is looking forward to playing with the CSU Honor Band next weekend. She also participates in DECA and FBLA.

Scott Straus has lived here all his life with his parents, Mark and Susie, and his sister, a sophomore at Mesa State.

Some of you might recognize him from his stint as a male cheerleader for this year’s Homecoming festivities. He says, “I’ve been trying to forget it.”

Math teacher Anne Swanson nominated Scott. “Scott is extremely diligent and responsible and has one of the highest grades in the class,” she says.

Scott is member of the GSHS Mock Trial team, plays tennis, and is in the GSHS band, where he contributes with his bass (that’s the big violin looking thing). Scott is thinking about pursuing law, but until then, he’ll be practicing his cheerleading skills.

Congratulations Scott and Lacey for being this week’s students of the week!

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