Richards, Brown GSHS Students of the Week |

Richards, Brown GSHS Students of the Week

As I type, beautiful, warm sunshine pours through my window, and I can’t help but be jealous of friends who are enjoying spring skiing. I am consoled by the fact that spring break is soon.

This weekend, our amazing Mock Trial teams were away from home at the State Competition. Our A team won again, and will compete at Nationals, and our B team placed in the top 10. Great job!

Now, for the Students of the Week! This week’s outstanding girls are Lisa Richards and Ali Brown.

Lisa Richards, a native of Glenwood Springs, was nominated by Ms. Ziccardi, an English teacher at GSHS. Lisa is a great student, with a positive outlook.

Lisa has an older sister, Kristin, and they like to vacation, hike, camp, and spend time together as a family. Lisa is very involved in school clubs and sports, and has been a member of the volleyball, basketball and golf teams. She is also an active member of Key Club, the GSHS Climate Committee, and Impact Club, which is an environmental club. When Lisa does have free time, she loves to hang out with her friends, visit family, talk on the phone, snowboard, and (of course!) sleep in.

Lisa is looking forward to spring break this year. She will be spending the week in the Caribbean. While on a cruise, she’ll visit Jamaica, the Grand Caymans, and Cozumel, Mexico, with her family. Most of us staying in Glenwood for spring break will have to dream of tropical climates, enjoy some spring skiing, or sleep!

Lisa would like to attend Denver University after high school to study business and marketing.

She says, “The best advice that has been a help to my life is that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes, life doesn’t go as you had planned or hoped … but mistakes in life will help you become a better person. Without a stumble or two in life, I wouldn’t have come to realize that things happen for the benefit of your well-being.”

Ali Brown is the second Student of the Week, and was nominated by Mrs. Heisel. Of Ali, Mrs. Heisel says, “Her schoolwork is always of high quality. She is kind to everyone and cares about her school and fellow students.”

Ali has lived in Glenwood for four years with her parents, little sister, and little brother, after living in Minnesota. She loves to spend time with her family outdoors, skiing and going to the river.

Ali participates in the Climate Committee, Impact Club, Key Club and EPYCS. She also plays soccer and takes dance. When not dancing, running the field, or doing service for her school and community, Ali likes to spend time with her friends, listen to music, read, and rock climb. She loves rock climbing, and has been climbing “all my life.”

A good friend once told Ali, “Some people dance in the rain, and others just get wet.” Congratulations, Ali!


Random Disclosure: If trying to dislodge a stuck bowling ball, don’t walk down the middle of the lane. Bowling lanes are very slippery: just ask Lisa.

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