Attagirl, cheerleaders, for state championship finish |

Attagirl, cheerleaders, for state championship finish

Andrea Collier

I have never been physically flexible, so doing the splits or a cartwheel, let alone a flip or hoist in the air, is about as hard for me as alchemy (alchemy is impossible). The fact that the average person is like me makes what the GSHS cheerleading squad did this past weekend even more amazing. Congratulations ladies, for your state championship finish!Speaking of this weekend, the band spent the better part of Saturday in Aspen, serenading ski fans for the 24 Hours of Aspen event. Since I’m in band, I witnessed this festivity firsthand and was very excited to have the opportunity to play for some real live reindeer. They are a lot smaller than they look.Anyway, this week GSHS is just brimming with holiday spirit, not to mention excitement for the upcoming winter break. The band and choir will hold their annual holiday concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. With selections such as “The Nutcracker,” “Greensleeves,” and “Carol of the Bells,” this is a veritable musical feast replete with Christmas cheer. On Friday, Dec. 20, the GSHS Student Council will perform their annual holiday assembly. In the past, the assembly has included skits from “Wayne’s World,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Crocodile Hunter,” and according to my sources, this year will be no different. -HOSA continues their stuffed animal/children’s books drive this week, and Student Council will redouble their efforts in their quest to collect canned food for LIFT-UP. Last year, I was given the task of counting Mr. Duroux and Mrs. Schroeder’s cans, and if I recall, they numbered in the thousands. Folks, that’s enough cans to feed a small developing nation. Trust me.-This week’s students of the week are Emily Wildey and Russell White. Emily Wildey has lived in the valley for two years, but is a Colorado native. She lives with her parents, Ron and Debbie, and she has an older brother who’s married.Vice-principal Sonya Hemmen nominated Emily for her “behind-the-scenes work on the Safer Schools Training that took place this week.” Also, Emily is also a key member of Peer Counselors at GSHS.Emily is a shutterbug, and has taken a black and white photography class to further her interest. She likes to shop and hang out with her friends, and she also enjoys watching the GSHS parking lot fill up after the first snow of winter. Amen to that! Emily hopes to major in psychology at University of Northern Colorado after graduation and is also looking forward to her spring break trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.Russell White has lived in Glenwood for eight years, and is here with his two sisters and his parents, Dianne and Larry. When he’s not skateboarding or playing soccer, Russell likes to read, or program computers. He’s also an instrumental part of the band (pun intended), contributing daily with his baritone playing skills.Russell was nominated by Fundamentals of American Democracy teacher, Mr. Wes Burke. “Russell always has his work done, is on time and ready to offer his opinions in class discussions,” he says. “Russell is an asset to this class and the school.”Russell sees himself in a computer career, and wants to attend a tech school when he graduates. In the meantime, he’s looking forward to being 17 (not that it’s all that exciting) in February, and learning Spanish.Congratulations Emily and Russell for your outstanding achievements!-Random Disclosure: Countdown to winter break: T-minus four days.

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