Hawaiian homecoming to warm hearts at GSHS | PostIndependent.com

Hawaiian homecoming to warm hearts at GSHS

Homecoming is just around the river bend, and I’ve been listening to Bing Crosby to get myself in the mood. This year’s Homecoming theme is Hawaiian Luau, and Bing’s “Mele Kalikimaka” is just the tune to send my thoughts to the land where palm trees sway, not to mention Christmas. However, there are still 99 shopping days until Christmas, while Homecoming is less than a week away.Fall sports teams continue to make the student body and faculty proud. Boys golf travels to Steamboat for Regionals today and tomorrow, and the cross country team competes in Georgetown this afternoon. You can catch some volleyball action tonight as the Lady Demons take on the Rifle Bears at 7 p.m. And, boys soccer kicks off (pun intended) on Thursday, Sept. 19, against Steamboat Springs at Stubler Field. Now for more domestic news.Jostens will be at GSHS on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to order class rings. Students who already have rings can get them sized as well. I succumbed to Jostens my junior year, and now a white lustrium ring with a green stone adorns my left index finger.Also on Wednesday, Governance Council will have its first meeting of the year. The committee, made up of students, parents, and administrators, runs Big Idea Day, keeps on top of parking lot issues, organizes the dreaded CSAP, and helps out with graduation. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Media Center (a.k.a. the library).And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the revealing of the students of the week. I’d like to introduce to you senior Scean Loomis and junior Perla Davila. Scean is originally from California, but has lived here for eight years with his parents and two sisters. “Scean is off to a great start this year,” says nominating teacher Mary Heisel. “He is actively participating in class and helping the other students.”Above all, Scean likes to read . voraciously. “Last summer,” he says, “I read one book a day.” Although Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is his favorite, Scean reads fantasies and mysteries too.Scean also likes to spend his spare time designing his own board, card, and strategy games. “With card games you get more strategy and the advantage of chaos,” he tells me. “There’s more improv than with computer games.” His philosophy certainly goes hand in hand with his favorite quote – “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Junior Perla Davila, nominated by Vice-Principal Sonja Hemmen, has lived in Glenwood Springs for six years. She has two brothers, Omar and Carlos, and a little sister, Faviola. “I like to help out the new Latino people, you know, with classes, and just getting familiar with the place,” Perla says. She especially tries to help those who don’t speak English every well. She spends her spare time working, but plans to try to spend a few hours a week with the elementary students she works with in her Child Development class.Since Perla is a junior this year, she is very excited about becoming a senior. She’s also looking forward to her family’s trip to Europe next summer. Congratulations Perla and Scean for being this week’s students of the week!Random Disclosure: Mrs. Alison Limoges’ 9th grade PEAK class (2001) buried a time capsule made from PVC pipe and duct tape in the boiler room underneath the school.”Mele Kalikimaka” is the thing to say as I close another week of Demon Doings. See you next week everyone!

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