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Hail to veterans, volleyball team

Audrey Schaiberger

Every evening after begging the skies to give us snow by morning, I exhaustedly go to bed and dream of white. Everything is in full swing, and many students are preoccupied with school, clubs, practice for upcoming winter sports, and thoughts of snow. I hope all the GSHS students enjoyed their Monday off; it is the last full day off until Thanksgiving!

Veterans Day is soon, Nov. 11, and GSHS is holding a schoolwide Veterans Day assembly at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the auditorium. Student Council, the choir and the band are working together to make this year’s assembly great, and to honor all of our veterans.

Congratulations to our awesome GSHS Volleyball girls! Last weekend they rocked our gym, and the entire school is very proud of them. We all wish you luck at the State Championships!


This week’s Students of the Week are Cassie Nemelka and Emanuel Gonzales, two people I enjoyed learning more about.

Cassie Nemelka has lived in Glenwood for two years, and is previously a resident of Colorado Springs. She has two sisters, Angie and Joycie. Her parents, Kris and Mike, own a downtown business, Glenwood Spring Mountain Resort Billiards. Cassie is involved in both FBLA and DECA, and enjoys playing the piano, drawing, and painting. She not only can play the piano, she also composes music.

“I love listening to and creating music. It motivates me because I can express so much.” Cassie is a talented girl, who has also written a few articles for a Christian magazine while she lived in Colorado Springs. One of her favorite quotes is from William Shakespeare, “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”

Emanuel Gonzales is our other honored student this week. Emanuel lives with his mother and appreciates all her support and love. “My mother will always be there for me under any conditions.” Emanuel is very focused on snowboarding, and is looking forward to this season. His goal is to “take on Nationals at Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico.” Good luck Emanuel!

He also enjoys playing chess weekly in Carbondale. In five years, he would love to be sponsored for his snowboarding style, and go to college in Mexico. He also would like to be working on attaining his pilot license for private airlines, following in the steps of his older brother. An optimistic guy, Emanuel looks forward to the future, and the many possibilities that are ahead of him.

Nice job to our excellent Students of the Week, Emanuel and Cassie.


Random Disclosure: Ambitious shoppers looking for early Christmas presents should look in stores for slashed prices on Halloween paraphernalia; purple wigs, fake blood, and firefighter costumes may still be available!

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