This March Madness is a seniors’ affliction |

This March Madness is a seniors’ affliction

Andrea Collier

March is upon us, and a plague of senioritis is wreaking havoc on the school. I know you’re thinking, “It’s only March!” but let me tell you, the symptoms are everywhere, and there is only one cure for this debilitating disease . graduation. As far as we’re concerned, we’re already sprinting across the stage, tightly gripped diploma in sweaty hand. Mel in Braveheart said it best. “FREEEEDOM!” This week is a pretty quiet week, with only a few important meetings. Freshmen and sophomores will attend a meeting regarding the CSAPS this morning, from 9:05-11:20. The actual tests for underclassmen take place next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 11-13, and I’ll have the full schedule for you then.- Tonight there is a meeting for all parents interested in volunteering for APE. This primate acronym stands for After Prom Extravaganza, and extravagant it is. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Media Center, so put on your Sunday best and bring along all your ideas.-This weekend is exciting for Mock Trial participants. They are taking all three teams to the state competition in Denver on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, and so far, there have been no objections.Best wishes teams, and try not to get overruled .-Spring sports head into their season this week with a tennis match and a baseball game. The tennis team travels to Grand Junction on Friday, March 7, to play at 3 p.m., and the GSHS sluggers will play Faith Christian here on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. -Now it is that time again. The place in the column I know you skip down to just for the sheer joy of reading about amazing students. This week is no different, and the students of the week are junior Amanda Whiting and freshman Victor Osorio.Amanda has lived in the valley her whole life, and lives with her parents, Bryan and Kathy, who are both teachers at GSHS, and her two brothers, Eric and Jason. They also have a dog named Sparkle.Amanda was nominated for her participation in the FBLA program at GSHS. Not only did she perform well in the fall conference, she qualified for state as well, and will be competing in Vail in April. When Amanda isn’t busy perfecting her business administration skills, she competes in DECA, basketball and soccer, and also makes room for student council and yearbook. Folks, this girl is busy!In the future, Amanda hopes to learn more about architectural design and hopefully open up her own business. She also says that, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Victor has lived in the valley for a year, and hails from Reno, Nev. He lives with his parents, Alma and Arnulfo, and his brother and sister. “[Victor] always goes the extra mile and works on areas in which he has weakness,” nominating teacher Ruth Powers says. “He is a hard worker and extremely polite.” Victor excels in the classroom and on the soccer field as well. At school, he enjoys his science class, taught by Mr. Mike Wilde. In fact, he’s thinking about pursuing science as a career when he graduates from high school. On the field, he plays mid-fielder and forward and was an enthusiastic member of the GSHS soccer team this year. “I like to play a lot of soccer,” he says. Congratulations Victor and Amanda for being this week’s students of the week!-Random Disclosure: There is a GSHS student who is very knowledgeable in the ways of Greek dancing. He recently taught a DECA class how to do it, and maybe one day we’ll dance at his big fat Greek wedding.

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