Visions of mortar boards dance in seniors’ heads |

Visions of mortar boards dance in seniors’ heads

Audrey Schaiberger

Gowns, caps and invitations! This week, the GSHS seniors will have to start thinking about graduation: something, of course, that hasn’t crossed their minds hundreds of times since this year began. Monday, senior students met to receive order information for caps and gowns, and to make sure that the information on our diplomas will be correct.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the GSHS Lobby, the seniors will be able to put in orders for class rings and graduation announcements. Graduation in May seems so far away, yet the first part of the year has passed very quickly. It will be here before we know it!


Last Thursday, our school held a beautiful Veterans Day assembly. The band and choir sounded phenomenal, and superb individual performances were presented in song and reading, as well as a group reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Student Council. I hope the veterans, student body and guests enjoyed this year’s celebration! Happy Veteran’s Day!


Winter sports begin this week. Good luck to all our Demon athletes!


Now, for our Students of the Week: two great guys.

Chris Gottschalck has lived in Glenwood now for 11 years, having moved here from Denver. He has two sisters, Stephanie, 15, and Tony, 13. Chris and his sisters enjoy camping and visiting Denver with their parents, Charlie and Jan. Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and playing video games. Chris looks forward to going to college and is optimistic about moving on and gaining new experiences.

Chris is involved in his Youth Group, and follows the saying, “What goes around, comes around.” Chris was nominated by Mrs. Sandy Decrow for being a positive addition to her health classes. “He has been having a great year.” Nice job, Chris!

The second Student of the Week is Thomas Hays, a GSHS senior. Thomas has lived in the area his entire life: He was born in Glenwood and now lives in Silt. Thomas has two sisters ” one older and one younger ” and an older brother. His brother has two children, and Thomas enjoys his large family. His proud parents are Bobby and Silvia Hays. Thomas enjoys playing on the football and baseball teams, and he hopes that a knee injury and surgery during the football season won’t inhibit him for too long.

A very good student, outside of school he loves to go fishing, read and play video games. Thomas is considering joining the Navy, knee permitting, and attending college. This Student of the Week’s favorite saying is, “Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, and never stay awake when you can sleep” ” a perfect military or college student philosophy!

Congratulations to Chris and Thomas for being this week’s Students of the Week!


Random Disclosure: The halls of GSHS were almost empty Friday due to a large contingency of students growing hoarse in Denver while supporting the Demon volleyball team. Great season girls!

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