Students of Glenwood Springs High School were not in school Monday; they were sleeping, hitting the slopes, or simply enjoying the end of their four-day weekend. Last week students enjoyed Winterfest, and many attended the dance Friday night with a live, spinning DJ, to start off their long weekend.
The girls swim team is back from state with an impressive third place finish. As a senior, it was an exciting finish to a great season and four years of swimming.
This weekend, DECA students will compete at the state competition in Colorado Springs. Good luck to the many GSHS students competing!
This Friday, students will fill the Spencer Chavez gym to support and cheer on our junior varsity and varsity basketball players in a home game against Delta. Go Demons!
Now, for the awaited Students of the Week, Samantha Ciani and Derek Weller.
Sam Ciani was nominated by Mr. Wilde for being an outstanding student and a very mature and pleasant young adult.
Sam, originally from Grand Island, Neb., has lived in Glenwood for eight years with her brothers Jordan and Nick, and her parents Laurie and Carl.
Sam stays very busy with school, basketball, and her position as freshman class president. During the little free time she has, she enjoys what all teenagers long for, “eating or sleeping.” Sam is an impressive basketball player, and though only a freshman, plays on Glenwood’s varsity team.
Sam looks forward to growing with new experiences after high school, either while in college or traveling the world.
To be successful, Sam believes it is important to “always push yourself to want more, and to do well.” Congratulations, Sam. Good luck during the rest of your basketball season!
Mr. Niswanger, an art teacher at GSHS, nominated senior Derek Weller. “He is tireless in his efforts to improve his art. He has a pleasant demeanor and adds positively to the ambience of the class.”
Derek has lived in Glenwood his entire life. He has one older brother and two younger brothers with whom he likes to ski and snowboard, camp, hike, and dirt bike. Derek was on our varsity soccer team this fall, and loves to play soccer whenever he has free time.
High school has given Derek many great experiences, and he has enjoyed living and maturing during the last few years with his friends from school.
Derek looks forward to attending Colorado State University. He’s not sure what form his major may take, but he is excited for the change of pace and new environment.
“Live life like there’s no tomorrow” is Derek’s favorite saying, which he tries to remember every day.
Random Disclosure: Only five weeks until GSHS’s Spring Break. Start stocking up on sunscreen.
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