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Thoughts turn from homecoming to college

“My Big Fat Greek Homecoming” was a smash. The entire week’s celebrations and activities were as festive, loud and entertaining as the Greek wedding that was our theme’s inspiration.The dance was an excellent end to an exciting week. Through Greek entryway and ivy, past the Greek pools, and between the Doric columns, everyone joined the dancing, pulsating throng. As always, everyone looked great, and outfits ranged from styles of the ’80s, to fit and flare ’50s dresses, to topping off the outfit with a black fedora.The week after homecoming is always a little rough, trying to go back to a regular schedule. October is becoming a busy month for college-bound seniors and ambitious juniors. Today, from 10:40 to 11:20 a.m., the seniors will meet in the Multipurpose Room to discuss college applications, college selecting, time lines, etc. Then, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, the annual College Night will draw many juniors and seniors from all over the valley to meet with admissions personnel from more than 40 colleges. Now, for the students of the week! This week’s outstanding guy and girl are juniors Joe Schreiner and Jackie Collier. Office manager John Scarlett nominated Joe Schreiner, or “Kicker Joe,” because Joe always tries to be “a Good Samaritan and all-around nice person.” Earlier last week, Joe was a little late to class because he had been helping a girl change her flat tire so she wouldn’t be late to school. A native of Glenwood, Joe doesn’t spend all his time helping stranded motorists. He is a member of the football team, plays soccer during the summer, and is a member of Student Council. He has a sister, Ashley, who is a freshman, and is the son of Carol and Steve Schreiner.In five years, Joe sees himself finishing college, or maybe just kicking for the NFL. One of Joe’s outlooks on life is, “You’ll never know if you’re going to be good unless you try it.” Nice job Joe.The female student of the week is Jackie Collier. Jackie has lived in Glenwood for 10 years, and was born in Denver. Her parents are Linda and Clayton. Her older sister, Andrea, who used to write this column, is a freshman in college. Jackie is an active young lady in many clubs and organizations including Student Council, Governance Council, and her Youth Group. Many would agree with me that she has a beautiful voice, and she enjoys singing as often as she can.Not many people know that this summer she traveled on a music tour with the Continentals, a singing ministry group, for three months all across the United States and Europe. Jackie is excited for college, and to see “Where and what I’ll be doing after college.” In college, she plans to study either music or ministry. Congratulations Jackie!-Random Disclosure: For some girls, breaking your nose doesn’t just happen during sports. It can happen at a local Subway; just ask Jackie.


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