It’s been a great year at GSHS |

It’s been a great year at GSHS

I honestly cannot believe that this is my last column; this year has just flown by! So much has happened during the last nine months of school. While reflecting on the past year, I came up with a list of five of the biggest events that took place in the high school. It does not, by any means, cover every significant thing that happened, but it does let you reflect on the 2004-05 school year: 1. The GSHS football team beating Rifle for the first time since any of us can remember.2. Cheerleaders winning the state title and traveling to nationals for the third time in a row.3. The amazing musical put on by Ms. Rowe and Mrs. Miller, “Les Misérables.” 4. The retirement of our principal of 25 years, Mike Wells.5. The implication of standards-based education. It’s been an amazing roller coaster.Last week, the seniors picked up their caps and gowns for graduation. The valedictorians are writing their speeches, and everyone is passing out invitations to graduation parties. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather on commencement day, 4 p.m. on May 28!Congratulations to all of the seniors and the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.The students of the month this time are two of the outstanding seniors from the class of 2005: Beau Harris and Cassie Croissant.Beau Harris was born and raised in Glenwood Springs. He has one sister that graduated a few years ago. Beau was nominated by Mr. Whiting for being a great DECA president and placing second in state DECA with his partner, Dustin Braeger. Along with DECA, Beau participates in football, National Honor Society, NSHSS and club lacrosse. His favorite memories of high school have been DECA state and international competitions.Beau is very active in his spare time. He loves kayaking, dirt-biking, and four-wheeling in the summer. In the winter, he likes to go skiing and sledding.Beau also enjoys working on his Nissan, spending time with his girlfriend and going paintballing. Not only does he do all of this, but he also works as a volunteer firefighter with the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District. This summer, Beau would love to work as a raft guide. In the future, Beau hopes to be acting in Los Angeles.When asked if there was something that not many people knew about him, Beau said, “I know where the Keebler Elf tree is.”Cassie Croissant has also lived in Glenwood her entire life. She has a brother, Nick, who is going to be a sophomore next year. Cassie has been on the cheerleading squad all four years of her high school career. Her favorite moments in high school were the three times that the cheerleaders won state championship titles. She also fondly remembers the trips to nationals. Along with cheerleading, Cassie plays tennis, sings in the choir and is a member of the National Honor Society. In her free time, Cassie loves scrapbooking. Cassie was nominated by Mr. Burke. He says that she has good grades, is very involved and “seems to be everyone’s good friend.”She is very excited to graduate and move on to the next chapter of her life. This fall, Cassie will attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. She hopes to go on to become a nurse. Keep up the great work in college!As this is my last article for the year, I would just like to say thank you. I had such a great time writing a column every other week. I hope you have enjoyed “Demon Doings” and that I have given you a perspective into the happenings at the high school.With that said, and summer just days away, I’ve got a couple of great ways to kick off the end of the school year. First, catch up on sleep! You should also check out the Glenwood Dance Academy’s spring performance at 7:30 p.m. on June 3 and 4 in the high school auditorium. Don’t forget, Summer of Jazz is starting up soon, too. Have a great summer!Cassidy Willey is a junior at Glenwood Springs High School. She writes a column twice a month for the Post Independent. Cassidy Willey is a junior at Glenwood Springs High School. She writes a column twice a month for the Post Independent.

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