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Seniors counting down final days

This last week of school for seniors is sure to be a crazy whirlwind of last-minute projects, finals and ceremonies. Tonight at 6:30 is Awards Night for students of Glenwood Springs High School to receive recognition for their scholastic achievements. Congratulations to all of our excellent students!

Our impressive student athletes also have state and regional competitions the end of this week. Good luck to the Tennis Team, Boys Swim Team, and Track Team!

Not only is this the last week of classes of my high school career, this is my last “Demon Doings” column. Given the opportunity to write this column for the Post Independent, I found my favorite part was meeting and learning about the different featured students. I was continually impressed by their aspirations, dreams, and support from their friends and family.



The last two Students of the Week for this school year are Julie Otero and Tucker Riley. Congratulations, and good luck next year!

Julie Otero is a senior who has lived in Colorado for about five years with her brother and sister, Manuel and Vanessa. She was born in Montpelier, Idaho.



Julie was nominated for Student of the Week by Kara Stalford, a counselor at GSHS. “Julie has worked very hard to make great progress her senior year. Her whole attitude has been optimistic and determined.”

Julie has enjoyed her four years of high school with her friends. She has so many happy or amusing memories that it was impossible to pick her favorite.

During her free time, Julie loves to listen to music and hang out with her friends. As are all seniors, Julie is looking forward to graduation and summer for a nice break from school.

Tucker Riley is almost done with his freshman year. He is a native of Glenwood Springs and lives with his parents, Susan and Scott. He also has a younger brother, Conner. Together, the athletic family enjoys taking advantage of the skiing in our valley during the winter.

Mr. Bolitho, an English and social studies teacher, nominated Tucker for being “a highly reliable, hard-working, great all-around student.” These are excellent traits and habits to start with as a freshman!

Tucker was sprinting the field on the Boys’ Soccer Team in the fall, and flying down the slopes on the Sunlight Ski Team through the winter. When he has free time, he also enjoys playing basketball for fun, paintball, and just about any other sport.

Tucker is also excited for summer vacation, and looks forward to visiting all of his family in Cape Cod and the Adirondack Mountains in New York.

In five years, Tucker would like to be in college, but is not sure where or what he may be studying.

Tucker thinks that it is always important to try to do your best at everything you try or do. He takes this to heart whether in sports or school.

Congratulations to both of you on an excellent end of the year!

Random Disclosure: The annual Dancers Dancing is this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. A group of our excellent high school dancers will be performing!

Editor’s note: Thanks to Audrey Schaiberger from the Post Independent for her year of hard work on this column, and best of luck to her after graduation!


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