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Spring Fling means strange duds, doin’s

Andrea Collier

If that last bout of gorgeous weather doesn’t cause spring fever in everyone, than I don’t know what does. In the spirit of spring this week, Student Council is sponsoring Spring Fling – a fun filled week chock-full of dress-up days and fun activities.The festivities started yesterday with St. Patrick’s Day and a veritable sea of green clothing items, and will continue today with ’80s Day, a chance for students to don some stonewashed jeans and crimp their hair; Pajama Day on Wednesday; Hip-Hop Day on Thursday; and Red, White and Blue Day on Friday to finish things off. I am personally excited for Hip-Hop day, seeing as I’m so hip and own so much bling-bling gangsta’ jewelry. Another exciting event for Spring Fling is Air Band. This is where shameless members of the student body get up on the stage, jump around, and lip sync to some truly horrible songs. Past entries have been NSYNC, Blues Brothers, and believe it or not, Disney’s “It’s A Small World,” replete with costumes. I can’t wait for Wednesday morning!It is now time for everyone’s favorite feature – the students of the week! This week, our honored guests are senior Jessica Walters and junior Brandon Park.Jessica, who was born in Glenwood and lives with her parents Ed and Jan Walters and sister Abbey, was nominated by art teacher Mrs. Annie Brooks. “She has brought her AP biology grade up to an A while juggling Advanced Art, State HOSA, and adversities,” Mrs. Brooks says. “She maintains a positive outlook on life.”Jessica is a fabulous artist and lends her talent to Homecoming window painting every year. She is also in HOSA and National Honor Society. “I am SO excited for graduation,” she says. “I was accepted and am planning on going to CU in Boulder.” Jessica is going to major in art and looks forward to maybe pursuing a career in the medical field.Brandon Park has lived in the valley his whole life as well, and lives with his mom, Barb. Mr. Bob Brooks nominated Brandon for balancing his schedule while keeping up with many classes and sports this year. Always active, Brandon plays football, runs track, four-wheels, and bull rides. He’s also a big fan of the Western lifestyle. “I can’t wait for Country Jam and rodeo season to start,” he says.After high school, Brandon wants to be a Marine or a firefighter, and even says his favorite quote is “Semper Fi” which is the motto of the Marine Corp.Congratulations Brandon and Jessica for being this week’s students of the week!-Random Disclosure: Mr. Brickell’s extensively large classroom used to be the library and its ceiling tiles are still made of asbestos.

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