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Fear not bullies or silverfish at Glenwood High

Andrea Collier

There’s one in every school, at least every elementary school anyway. That’s right. I’m talking about the playground bully, who later becomes the gym class bully, or perhaps the remedial math bully. Every school has one, but soon GSHS will be the exception to the rule. Rick Phillips, a speaker from California, will be hosting a seminar on bully-proofing schools for a group of 30 students and four staff members. This seminar is part of Safer Schools Training, which is sponsored by the Aspen Institute for New Medicine, and runs Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11-12. Hopefully, at GSHS anyway, taunts such as “metal mouth” and “four eyes” will be things of the past, not that they are things of the present, but you understand what I mean.On Thursday, Dec. 12, freshmen will have the wonderful opportunity to have their vision and hearing screened. And if this doesn’t excite them to no end, well, they should take comfort in the fact that they’re not being screened for lice. There’s nothing worse than a stranger digging around in your hair.-This weekend is the Demon Basketball Round Robin tournament. Girls play on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m., and the boys follow shortly afterward at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 14, the girls play at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and the boys will tip off at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you’re a die-hard basketball fan, who enjoys a lot of action in a little time, you won’t want to miss this event.Also this week, the GSHS cheer squad travels to Denver for their state competition. Give me a “Y”; give me an “A”; give me another “Y”! What does it spell? GO! Good luck ladies!-For this week’s students of the week, faithful readers will be happy to know that I am not one of them. The students of the week are Lauren Maggiore and Tim Gingles.”Lauren is an excellent student,” nominating teacher Mr. Wes Burke says. “I really enjoy having her in class and everyone benefits from her points of view.” Lauren was born and raised in good ol’ Glenwood, and lives with her mom, Linda Maggiore. Besides being involved in Key Club, EPYCS, and National Honor Society, Lauren spends much of her time dancing. No, not dancing as in the twist and the Locomotion, but dancing as in jazz, pointe, ballet, and modern dance. “[Dance is] really important to me,” Lauren says.As for the future, Lauren will be attending an Aspen Institute Seminar this week along with several of her class weeks, but as for the nonimmediate future, Lauren wants to attend college on the West Coast. She’s looking forward to visiting University of San Diego, UCLA, and Occidental.Tim Gingles has lived in the valley with his three brothers, four sisters, and his dad, Tim Gingles, Sr., for four years. He was nominated by his math teacher, Ms. Anne Swanson, and she has nothing but good things to say about him.”Tim was outstanding during Homecoming week by supporting our teams through his vocal and fashion spirit,” she says. “Second, Tim is in my math class and has been a fantastic student. He adds much to the class.” Some of you might have seen Tim as our school mascot, the demon. He dons the red costume with pride, and even his favorite quote is school-spirited. “My favorite quote was quoted by a lot of fans at a Demon football game. It was `Go Demons!'”Aside from his hard work as mascot, Tim works 30 or more hours a week, and manages to find time to stay up with school work, his friends, and his family.Congratulations Lauren and Tim for being this week’s students of the week!-This week’s Random Disclosure is disclosed primarily to clear up a rumor regarding last week’s Random Disclosure. A silverfish is a bug, not a murderous monster. Freshman girls of Mr. Satterfield’s English class, I say this to you. There is nothing to fear.

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