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Henderson, Waller Students of Week at Glenwood High

Family, food and old friends were all a part of last week’s relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. After all that eating and relaxation, the students of GSHS are easing back into the school mode with two districtwide half days Thursday and Friday.

Tonight, the GSHS basketball players have their first home game. The GSHS lady swimmers begin their season with a meet in Gunnison on Friday and a meet in Montrose Saturday morning. Go G-Wood!

Now for our wonderful Students of the Week!

The first Student of the Week is Daniel Henderson, who was nominated by math teacher Mrs. Melby. Daniel has lived in Glenwood for most of his life. He has two younger brothers, Chris (11) and Warren (6).

Daniel has a passion for reading, and recently has been interested in fantasy. He is fascinated with mysticism, and has fun both reading novels based on it, and researching its history and concepts. Daniel loves writing, and dreams of becoming a prolific writer as an adult. Recreationally, Daniel enjoys bike riding.

Daniel believes that two quotes exemplify his life: “Live your own life, not someone else’s,” and, “Do what you believe in.” Congratulations Daniel, and good luck on your journey toward reaching your dreams!

Mr. Burke is Pat Waller’s geometry teacher and nominated Pat for being an excellent and well-rounded student. “Pat manages to maintain a high grade in spite of having many other irons in the fire … he is always on time, on task, and participates fully in my class.”

Pat is not only an excellent student, he is also involved in clubs and many extracurricular activities. Pat was a member of the soccer team this fall and is now practicing for the upcoming basketball season. Pat’s favorite memory of high school so far has been of his first soccer game under the bright field lights.

In addition to school and sports, Pat is also committed to Mock Trial. Pat is a leader in his freshman class and a member of student council. When Pat happens to have some free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his friends.

Pat is the son of Tina and Pete Waller and has a sister named Katie. Pat was born in Albuquerque and then lived in Ireland for a time. He has lived in Glenwood for about three years. Pat and his family enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and camping. Last week Pat was very excited for the opening day of the ski season at Sunlight, and I’m sure he tried to use our days off to his skiing advantage.

A very motivated student, Pat has made sure to be an active participant in his high school experience. One of his mottoes in life is, “There is no failure except in not trying.” Congratulations Pat!

Random Disclosure: Thank goodness our Hot Springs Pool has a state-of-the-art filtration system. With the Thanksgiving crowds, it had its work cut out this weekend.

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