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She’s glad to be past The Test

It is a week like this one that make me momentarily grateful that the past cannot be repeated. While it would be cool to relive certain meaningful moments such as the time when I received an autograph from Bill Nye the Science Guy, I don’t think I would want to relive the moments during CSAP testing as a freshman and sophomore.Okay, so it’s really not that bad and you do get free breakfast and a cool pencil, but I’m much more excited to be viewing this momentous occasion from the perspective of an upperclass-woman. We have a fantastic alternative schedule that allows us to get a few extra winks while the underclassmen earn their stripes. Here’s the scoop:Tuesday, March 118:15-11:45 – CSAP Testing, grades 9-109:30 – Mandatory junior ACT prep assemblyDemon Doings: from page 6 12:30-3:20 – Periods 1 & 2, all gradesWednesday, March 128:15-11:45 – CSAP Testing, grades 9-109:30 – Mandatory junior ACT prep assembly12:30-3:20 – Periods 5 & 8, all gradesThursday, March 138:15-11:45 – CSAP Testing, grades 9-109:30 – Mandatory senior class meeting10:20 – Mandatory junior class meeting12:30-3:20 – Periods 3 & 4, all gradesAnd now, drumroll please, it’s time to announce the students you’ve been waiting all week to meet. This week’s students of the week are Mariel Dominguez and Ryan Harrington.Ryan Harrington is a senior and has lived in the valley for 13 years. He has two brothers – Lee, who is also a student at GSHS, and Nick, who is in eighth grade. Like all seniors, he is excited about “getting out of high school” but is making the most of his time there. Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) teacher Jill Wilson nominated Ryan for his enthusiastic participation in the program. “As Ryan’s ACE teacher, I am proud of Ryan, not only for his incredible work ethic, but also for his positive representation of the ACE program in the community,” she says. Ryan, who works at City Market for school credit, consistently receives positive work evaluations.When Ryan isn’t busy with working, he likes to play basketball and snowmobile. He is also active in Auto-Tech and recently attended a performance-based meet in Grand Junction. He’s looking into attending Denver Automotive and Diesel College.Mariel Dominguez is a sophomore and has lived in Glenwood for five years. “My family is very important to me,” she says. “My mom is my best friend and we tell each other everything.” Besides her mom, Isela, Mariel has a brother named Jose, who is 7.Mariel was nominated by Ms. Anne Swanson for her high performance in algebra. “At the beginning of the semester, Mariel set her sights on getting a 100 percent in my algebra class,” Ms. Swanson says. “She is leaving the class this semester with a 99.8 percent. More than just getting a great grade, I have witnessed Mariel single-handedly assist many of her friends through algebra.” Mariel does well in school, but performs even better on the dance floor. She loves dancing on the weekends and dances meringue and cumbias with her friends.Congratulations Mariel and Ryan for being this week’s students of the week!Random Disclosure: If you laid out all the CSAP papers end to end, the line would stretch from here to Hays, Kan.


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