Out with the old, in with the new, I like to say. The seniors are outta here this Friday, May 16, and so this week, in order to get next year off to a good start, Thursday, May 15, is eighth-grade step-up day.The eighth-graders, who always look comparatively teeny when placed next to a full-grown senior, will arrive in the morning, take a tour of the sprawling campus of GSHS, and join the current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for a good ol’ BBQ on the lawn. It seems as if it were yesterday when I was but a wee eighth-grader and flaunted my soon-to-be-freshman status at this very same BBQ, and now I can hardly believe that I have attained the status of full-fledged senior, complete with tassel, gown, and high school education.Also in the works this week is a Drama II/Choir Coffeehouse on Thursday, May 15. The event is scheduled to run from 7-9 p.m. in the MPR, and these students will be sure to dazzle you with their hilarious skits and singing and dancing acts. Four bucks will get you coffee, entertainment, and the knowledge that you are at the place to be on Thursday night.I feel a little sad as I announce the students of the week because there are only a couple of weeks remaining where I will be able to announce my favorite feature of the column. I know you are sad, too, but the students this week are really super. Let me introduce to you Kimberly Brown and Joey Williams.Kimmy Brown was born in Glenwood, and her family consists of her parents, Chris and Carol, and her sisters Becky and Davy. She also has two dogs and a cat.”Kimmy is an excellent student,” nominating teacher Ms. Mary Heisel says. “Her work is always high quality and very thoughtfully done.” When Kimmy isn’t being stellar in the classroom, she’s busy juggling a full schedule, which includes the ladies golf team, work at Baskin-Robbins, and artistic pursuits. In fact, Kimmy recently won three awards in the 2003 Fine Arts Festival for the work she entered.Kimmy is excited to see her sister Becky graduate and is looking forward to the summer and her family vacation.Joey Williams is a valley native as well and lives with his parents, Kathy and Tom, and his older brother Tyler, who is 17.Joey really likes to golf and is a member of the GSHS golf team in the fall. He’s also a big fan of Playstation 2 and can’t wait for the summer because it means he’ll have plenty of free time to do both.”[Joey] maintains a positive attitude without fail,” nominating teacher Ms. Cathy Schroeder says. “He thrives while explaining concepts to [other students] and always does this with a smile.”Congratulations to Kimmy and Joey for being this week’s students of the week!Random Disclosure: The Senior Edition of the GSHS Brimstone will be hot off the press this week, jam-packed with senior wills, parent prophecies and fun senior pictures. I, for one, can’t wait!
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