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Parents welcomed at financial aid night

As one month rolls into another, the students of Glenwood Springs High School stay busy and productive.

This evening there is a meeting to explore the ins and outs of FASFA ” the federal government form that is necessary to apply for financial aid for college. Undoubtedly, many parents will swarm to the high school auditorium to take advantage of this helpful information session.

Friday and Saturday is the State Speech Meet in Denver. Good luck to our awesome orators!



At 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6 and 7, “The Shame of Tombstone” will entertain audiences at the GSHS auditorium. This classic melodrama is the story of an evil villain trying to control an innocent widow and her money, while attempting to “worm” his way into society. Mr. Willey, the director, says that the audience will enjoy the show because of its mix of students from all grades, and the audience participation throughout the play.

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This week, two impressive seniors of GSHS, Ryan Erickson and Lauren Maggiore, are the Students of the Week.

Ryan Erickson, the villain of the upcoming play, “The Shame of Tombstone,” was nominated by the office staff for being anything but villainous. “Ryan is always willing to do anything that is asked of him. He makes very efficient use of his time and is very helpful.” Ryan is the Student Body vice president, a member of Key Club, EPYCS, National Honor Society, Impact, and DECA. He is a member of the football team and track team. During the winter, Ryan competes in indoor track and enjoys weightlifting and working out year-round.

A hardworking student, Ryan looks forward to pursuing a degree from CU Boulder in chemical engineering. Nice job, Ryan.

Ms. Campbell, an English teacher at GSHS, nominated Lauren Maggiore for being an “extraordinary student both in work ethic and her exemplary behavior in class.”

She is a member of the Lit Club, Key Club, president of EPYCS, a Peer Counselor, in HOSA, and NHS. She takes six dance classes a week and works at Night and Dance. During the summer, while living in North Carolina with her dad, Lauren is a member of a youth group. This busy girl somehow always finds time to spend time with her friends, snowboard, and visit animal shelters (she loves dogs!).

Lauren has lived in Glenwood her entire life, and lives with her mom, Linda. They enjoy going out to dinner together. Lauren says that her mom means the world to her ” she relies on her for everything. She has two older siblings, a sister, Liesl, and a brother, Aron. She admires and looks up to them both. Her younger stepbrother and stepsister live in North Carolina. Lauren loves visiting, saying, “It’s a good feeling to be the older sibling and a role model.”

After high school, Lauren is considering attending CU Boulder, or Scripps in California. Right now she thinks she would like to do something in the medical field, but is open to anything she finds interesting and enjoyable.

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Random disclosure: Congratulations to the Lady Swim Team on this weekend’s second-place finish against 5A teams! We got spirit …


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