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After a weekend of much welcomed moisture but surprisingly cool and snowy weather, juniors and seniors are hoping a warm April spring will be back by Saturday evening. Prom is this Saturday, April 17. Everyone will be looking their best while enjoying themselves at the elegant Hotel Colorado. Afterwards, the dancers can continue the celebration at the After Prom Extravaganza (APE), held at the high school. All students of GSHS then have Monday the 19th off for a staff development day: convenient to make up lost sleep and a day’s worth of preparation for the biggest dance of the year!

Also on Saturday is the Demon Track Invitational and a home Varsity baseball game against Palisade. Good luck, Demons!

Our first Student of the Week is senior Nikita Daniely. Nikita has lived here for almost six years, and was originally from Colorado Springs. Nikita has a very large family, including eight siblings, and she loves talking on the phone, seeing movies, and having family cookouts with all of them.

Nikita loves being around children and would love to someday teach preschool. She is in a service learning class and loves going to the elementary school and spending time helping the younger children. Mrs. Hemmen, the principal of GSES, nominated Nikita for all of her time given at GSES through her service learning class. “Nikita has done so much with the preschool and toddler program, and was a great help with an assembly before CSAPs. … She adds a sparkle to our school; all the kids love her.”

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Nikita is very athletic, which she has demonstrated in the many sports in which she has participated. In high school, she has played volleyball for two years, basketball all four years, track for three years, and was even a cheerleader for a season!

Some school highlights for Nikita are the yearly spirited homecoming festivities and the annual Airband competitions: Both hold special memories.

Nikita looks forward to moving to Arizona and pursuing a career working with children, as well as pursuing her other dreams. Good luck, Nikita!

The male Student of the Week is a junior, Eric Schaub. Mrs. Swanson, the GSHS math department head, nominated Eric for “fostering math ‘intuition’ in elementary school children during his service learning class. … He’s been teaching them to approach basic addition and multiplication problems logically and helping to hone their mental math skills.” Mrs. Swanson describes Eric as being a very intuitive math student himself, and would like to thank him for helping lay a solid math foundation for the students now.

Eric is a part of a very “mellow and loving” family, and enjoys taking vacations with them to Lake Powell. He has a 20-year-old sister who is currently attending CSU.

A new lacrosse team has been meeting at GSHS, and is open to any students that wish to try the sport. Eric looks forward to playing this exciting sport. Outside of school, he is passionate about snowboarding and skateboarding, and likes to camp, go to concerts, and spend time with his friends. He is very excited about going to a snowboard camp in Whistler B.C., Canada. I’m sure many are jealous.

After high school, Eric would like to attend CU Boulder’s engineering school, and continue to use his math skills there. Congratulations Eric!

Random Disclosure: Luckily, 32 jellybeans only have 150 calories and 0g of fat! I hope no one stuck to healthy eating this weekend and had their fill of Easter candy!


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