It’s that time of year again. The time every parent remembers from his or her own school days with stark clarity. The time most students dread with an unreasonable fear. Parent-teacher conferences. OK, so maybe they aren’t really that bad. But for me, just the thought of what my teachers might say to my parents, whether good, bad, or embarrassing, makes me wish that this tradition had never been started by some well meaning administrator. GSHS holds its parent-teacher conferences for the first six-week grading period this Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, from 6-9 p.m. in the gym.The DECA Invitational went off without a hitch. Nevertheless, I’m sure the staff of the Hotel Colorado, for one, is glad to be done dealing with over 600 people under the age of 20 in the same building at the same time. Thanks again to the local businessmen and women who judged and all the students who made it a success!-Speaking of conferences with acronyms, HOSA (Heath Occupational Students of America) held their annual fall leadership conference in Denver last Friday, Oct. 11. Four state officers from GSHS organized, implemented and presented the conference for 150 Colorado chapter officers. The GSHS state officers, Tess Jankovsky, Joe Bevins, Promise Bauers, and Katie Waibel, did a lot of work to get the conference off the ground, sponsor Judy Burke tells me. “We’re really proud of them,” she says. “They’ve done a tremendous amount of work at the state level.” -School picture retakes are tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 16. Students need to bring their old, embarrassing, or awful pictures with them in order to receive a retake, or if they don’t want to publicly humiliate themselves, they can leave them at home under the bed and suffer privately.-Since this week is breast cancer awareness week, the Susan J. Komen Foundation will be presenting an optional seminar for sophomore and junior girls on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The assembly goes from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for tenth-grade girls and from 10-11 a.m. for the eleventh-graders.-As far as sports go, the only team at home is the football team. They will take on the Delta Panthers at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The volleyball gals are on the road both Thursday and Saturday. Keep up the good work ladies!-Now, it is time to announce everyone’s favorite feature . the students of the week! This week our honored students are seniors Ricki Barta and Louis Metzger.Ricki, daughter of Fred and Kathy Barta, has lived in the valley her whole life. She has a younger brother and currently lives with her mom.Some of you may be thinking to yourselves that Ricki looks familiar. Well, you might have seen her in one of the community’s musical and drama productions. Her favorite performance was Cinderella, but Ricki enjoys any opportunity for acting, whether it is on or off the stage. Besides acting, Ricki is a GSHS Speech Team officer, a member of Ladies’ Choir, and helps out on the yearbook staff. She’s having a great time this year and especially enjoyed Homecoming. “I had a blast,” she says.Next year, Ricki looks forward to attending Mesa State College in Grand Junction, and majoring in fashion or costume design. Louis Metzger has lived in Glenwood for four years, after he moved from Lima, Peru, with his parents, Louis and Cristina Metzger.”Louis has taken it upon himself to set an example for his fellow students in civility and leadership,” choir teacher Jeannie Miller says. “When he sees a need, he is helpful to his teacher and classmates.” When Louis isn’t at school, you can find him on the basketball court or working on his Eclipse, his show car that is almost done.Louis wants to own his own high performance auto business after college, but might also look at going into graphic design or computer science.Louis’ favorite song is “Brighter Day” by Kirk Franklin and his philosophy is, “Things happen for a reason.”Good luck in your endeavors, Ricki and Louis!-We return to the subject of tables for this week’s Random Disclosure. Ms. Anne Swanson, a new math teacher at GSHS, found a table in the auditorium that bears the following inscription: “Gene Neil and Ray Crowley. 1937.” Ladies and gentlemen, that is old!
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