Well, Super Bowl weekend is over. We will have to wait another year for wild screams of delight and groans of disappointment to fill our household.
Have fun watching and participating in Sunlight’s Ski Spree this Saturday and Sunday. Students from Glenwood Springs High School are sponsoring the Cardboard Box Race at 10:30 on Saturday. Their proceeds will be used for a local scholarship.
This weekend the Girls’ Swim Team will be gone for their District Competition in Grand Junction.
Our first Student of the Week is Marco Salinas. Mrs. Heisel, his World Cultures teacher, says Marco “always turns in top-quality work and participates in class. He is extremely polite and works well with all of his classmates.”
Marco is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, and has only lived in Glenwood his senior year of high school. For being here for such a short period of time, his English is remarkable, and he is an excellent student.
Marco has two older brothers and one older sister, and two nieces and a nephew. Most of his family and friends are living in Mexico, and Marco really misses them. “I am always thinking about my friends, the health of my parents, and being a good student.” Marco looks forward to finishing high school here and graduating and returning to Mexico with his new knowledge of the English language and culture. There, he would like to go to college to become an architect.
Marco has a passion for art, and from this passion stems his interest in architecture. He dreams of traveling to Europe to admire the different architecture, art, and cultures.
Someday, Marco would like to be married and have children. “For me, these values are the most important: Try to be a good father, a good professional, and try to leave behind good memories.”
Diana Ordonez is the other excellent student of GSHS. Diana was nominated by Mrs. Badger, an English Language Learning teacher. Mrs. Badger praised Diana’s hard work and determination in her classes. “She is a willing and focused student with a sunny attitude.” Diana is a quiet student, but always very considerate and helpful. She always listens and tries to learn as much as she can. Diana works hard to receive good grades, and does well even in history, which can be challenging for someone who speaks another language and is from a different culture.
Diana has lived in Glenwood Springs for three years, after moving here from Mexico. She loves her family, and enjoys spending her free time with them. She has a new niece and loves her very much.
Diana really enjoys her ELL class, especially when they meet with Mrs. Boyd’s Spanish classes. Actually, both Diana and Marco have visited my Spanish IV class. Through fun and sometimes hilarious games, we get to know each other and work on our communication skills in the language we each are learning. I also love those classes!
After graduating from high school, Diana would like to continue her schooling to become a nurse. Good luck Diana!
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