The parking lot is full again, the cars haphazardly strewn along what could almost be called aisles on the snow- and ice-covered asphalt. The students of GSHS are back from break, and after a week of readjusting themselves to early mornings, classes, and homework, are hopefully prepared for finals this week. Good luck on all of your exams!
The first two Students of the Week of the new year are Carli Dean and Hansen Nordseik. Both are starting 2004 with a positive and hard-working attitude.
Carli Dean was nominated by Mrs. Melby for being an excellent student in her Algebra I class. Carli is “always prepared for class by having her work completed. She strives for excellence, and participates in class discussion.”
Carli has lived in Glenwood for over four years, and is originally from California. She is an only child, and has fun doing family activities with her parents. Carli skis with her mom often, and enjoys hiking and mountain biking with her parents in the spring and summer.
Carli is a member of Key Club, and was a part of the volleyball team in the fall. In the spring, she would like to go out for the tennis team.
When Carli has free time, she enjoys being with friends, listening to her favorite band ” Queen ” surfing the World Wide Web, and watching TV.
In five years, Carli sees herself starting college at either the University of Colorado at Boulder or Berkeley in California. Carli lives by the saying, “Never give up!” She is sure to succeed wherever she goes.
The second Student of the Week is Hansen Nordseik. Nominated by Mrs. Heisel, Hansen “always gives 110 percent in history class and is extremely interested in history. He adds to class discussions daily with his knowledge.”
Hansen has lived in Glenwood for most of his life, and is now a sophomore at GSHS. Hansen has a younger brother, Kirk, who is 14. His family always eats supper together, and enjoys camping, and taking family vacations in Michigan.
In school, Hansen greatly enjoys his science classes and looks forward to possibly attending Michigan Tech after high school.
Hansen doesn’t just sit at home studying and reading. He is a member of Chess Club and enjoys archery. He doesn’t yet compete, but enjoys testing his skills with the bow and arrow. In addition to the unique pastime of archery, Hansen also enjoys watching TV, playing board games, reading, and playing video games.
Hansen believes, “If you try your hardest and fail, it is always better than if you don’t try your hardest, and succeed.”
Congratulations to our awesome Students of the Week, Carli and Hansen! I hope everyone has a great 2004!
Random Disclosure: Don’t sweat it if you have a hard time keeping your New Year’s Resolution ” you’re in good company. Most people know there’s always next year!
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