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Don’t miss GSHS spring musical’s opening week

Andrea Collier

Who knew the 39th chapter of Genesis could be so colorful and exciting? This week is opening week for the GSHS spring musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With a cast of over 70, this production is gargantuan, replete with vintage dances (such as the Jerk and the Swim), cool costumes, and astounding vocal talent.You don’t want to miss this bliss, so buy your tickets and be at the high school this Friday night, April 18, at 8 p.m. And if Friday just isn’t going to work out, catch the Saturday show, same bat time, same bat channel, or one of the two shows next week.This Thursday and Friday there is no school for students because of Staff Development. While this is no fun for teachers, it is great fun for students, and what better timing, seeing as Spring Fever is in full-bore attack on the students of GSHS?This weekend is also the much-anticipated Demon Invitational track meet. The running, jumping, and throwing begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at GSHS. The cheer squad is also putting on their annual pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, for those big eaters who can’t resist some savory bacon and fluffy pancakes in preparation for their day of spectator-ship.-This week’s students of the week are really something. One’s on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, and the other plays an instrumental role in the Child Development program at GSHS. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Paul Dykema and Tara Manley.Paul, who has lived in the valley his whole life with his older brother Andy and his parents Tom and Joanie, was nominated for his outstanding work on his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Paul took on the momentous task of cleaning and painting the existing 23 trash cans on the GSHS campus, as well as constructing four new wooden enclosed trash cans. Next time you visit the campus, check out the beautiful receptacles at the front entrance and take notice of the recently cleaned campus. Altogether, Paul’s project, which he solely administrated, took 133 man-hours!You can catch Paul in person at “Joseph …” these next couple of weekends. Paul is one of Joseph’s brothers and enthusiastically performs his personality-filled role.Tara Manley moved from Wisconsin to the valley nine years ago. Tara’s family consists of her parents, three sisters, a brother, and a dog.Tara plays a huge part in the Child Development class at GSHS, taught by Ms. Sandy DeCrow. “I go and hang out with the kids at the Toddler Room for Child Development,” she says of her volunteerism at a local daycare. And for Tara, this isn’t just a passing interest. In the future, she sees herself working in any field that has to do with kids. “I want to open up my own daycare for kids or become a preschool teacher,” she says.Tara’s work ethic is illustrated by her favorite quote – “Try hard, and you will get far.”Congratulations Tara and Paul for being this week’s students of the week!-Random Disclosure: I bet if they took apart the heaters in the classrooms of GSHS, the items found there would be a veritable archeological treasure trove.


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