Blazer vol 36 issue 4

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THE

Blazer

Gardner Edgerton High School

Vol. 36 — Issue 4 — February 2015

Are pep assemblies necessary?

B lazer N ews C enter

Behind the screen

Marissa Gray

Signs as a KU Rower and trains for Olympic Skeleton

March events calendar Students who look like celebrities


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Table February of Contents 2015 Vol. 36 — Issue 4

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Improv Team Pep Assemblies Ideal Teacher Mass Media Olympic Bound Suicide Awareness Confidence Calendar Blazers vs. Celebrities Events Calendar

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Students advance to KMEA Regional and State competitions in Orchestra, Band, and Choir. Obama Visits Lawrence to talk about health care and education. Junior Nicole Johnson travels to Washington D.C. to attend the March for Life.

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Editors-in-Chief Shelby Simpson Starla Stephens Copy Editor Brooke Boyer Adviser Lindsey Ross

Staff Writers Jaclyn Adamson Savannah Cox Alex Cross Connor Nuessen Ryan Shirley Jaycee Zeck

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Sports and Activities 3

Living In the

Moment

Brittani Cox Staff Writer

Improv auditions recently reached a conclusion, handfuls of underclassmen participated, determined to break social boundaries and earn a few laughs along the way in hopes of making it into an Gardner Edgerton’s theatrical program. Run by theater teacher Jeff Lady and seniors Cooper MCGuire, Justin Scheck, Noah Powell, Kevin Medlin, and Junior Christian Herndon, improv club is used as an escape route for the kids to express themselves in low stress situations to make those around them laugh. According Lady, improv is acting done on the spur of the moment that comes instantly to your mind. Also called improvisation or improvisational acting, improv is performed without a script. The genre is primarily comedy with an occasional dramatic performance. Improv as a whole, let alone dramatic performances, may sound simple, but in all reality, are viewed by most to be difficult due to the skills and maturity needed. Although seminar improv is a relatively new program, the growing club created by Scheck and Medlin continues to act as an outlet for young actors and

audiences to escape the stress of another ordinary school day, meet new people, and for personal enjoyment. Lady, in particular, said he was most excited to work with new students who have an interest in theatre. “I really look forward to working closely with some of the newer and younger students who might not be as big a part of the theatre program but want to get involved with the improv to have fun and learn,” Lady said. Recently making the team, sophomore Spencer Rodgers said that he is looking forward to the relationships he will develop with fellow team members. “I look forward to forming relationships with new people and forming a team that’s only motive is to make people laugh,” Rodgers said. Rodgers said that when he first realized that the auditioning process was in front of an audience he was a little freaked out. Once he got his first laugh however, it became clear that entertaining everyone was a unique, special, and enjoyable experience. Being a part of improv throughout high school, Medlin admitted that being

able to let go of reality for the sake of the stage has been his favorite part of the experience. “I enjoy getting to pull down all the walls around me and be genuinely crazy and allow an audience to connect with that and feel like there’s a moment where nobody cares if you look odd or strange, everyone’s laughing and having fun,” Medlin said. As a improver who has the opportunity to lead and coach the underclassmen, Medlin had also discussed what it is like to take on such responsibilities. “It gives you a sense of accomplishment. All of our improv team one, (Christian Herndon, Cooper MCGuire, Justin Scheck, Noah Powell and Myself) are upperclassmen who were once underclassmen looking up to the people leading three years ago,” Medlin said. “Plus it’s great to see everyone growing and having fun and being crazy and just having a great time.” By allowing students to express themselves freely, the improv club continues to act as a release for individuals with an interest for theatre.

Sophomores Sam Stranathan and Jazz Davis work together in a skit entitled “Try Again”. Sophomores Spencer Rodgers and Conner Boyt support fellow team members on stage. Photo By: Brittani Cox

Students watch fellow classmates play numerous improv games. By encouraging and showing interest, improvers feed off of the surrounding energy for a better performance. Photo By: Brittani Cox

Sophmores Spencer Rodgers and Conner Boyt act out an improv skit with freshman Kara McCormick. The three were improving in a game entitled “Vacation Slide show.” Photo By: Brittani Cox


4 Sports and Activities

Winter Sports wrap-up with fun filled assembly 1. Juniors Claire Morgan and Madyson Mueller perform at the pep assembly with the cheer squad. The cheerleaders showcase their routines at each assemblby.Photo by: Brooke Boyer

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2. Sophomores Maddie Allen and Libby VanRheen, and junior Hailey Drawbaugh perform a stunt at the pep assembly during the cheer routine. Photo by: Brooke Boyer 3. John Yockey flashes a grin after getting pied in the face. Students could purchase tickets for $2 each or gets 3 tickets for $5 for a chance to pie a teacher. Photo by: Brooke Boyer 4. Senior Kevin Medlin celebrates following his succesful pieing of drama teacher Jeff Lady. Medlin purchased more than $70 in tickets for the chance to pie Lady. Photo by: Alex Cross

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5. The teachers who volunteered to be pied await the event’s start. Participants included Stacy Audsley, Jeff Lady. John Yockey, Mallory Arends, Courtney Franz, and Walt Cochran. Photo by: Brooke Boyer 6. Teachers Julie Gillette, Stephanie Shephard, Kelly Peterson Miranda, Walt Cochran, Stacy Audsley, Katie Zahner, Kaitlin Morrell, Mallory Arends, Jeff Lady, and John Yockey participate in a surprise dance number at the assembly. The students cheered loudly at the end of their performance. Photo by: Starla Stephens 7. Senior Blazerette Carly Graceffa and her partner Bryan Njogu perform during the Blazerette’s California Ligth Show Mix routine. For this pep assembly each Blazerette chose a male student to be her partner. Photo by: Brooke Boyer 8. To end their routine the Blazerettes and thier partners execute a lift. From the left Shelby Simpson, Carson Hobby, Amy Eichman, Tim VisosEly, Carly Graceffa, Bryan Njogu, and Kyle Stubler. Photo by: Starla Stephens

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Opinion 5

Pep Assemblies: Worth the Effort?

Alex Cross Staff Writer Pep assemblies are intended to be a time for the entire student body to come together and show their school pride. The band plays, the cheerleaders and dance team preform their routines, and the student council tries to pump up the crowd. At least, that is what is supposed to happen. However, there is a portion of the student body who would prefer to not have any pep assemblies. Which leads to an interesting question—are pep assemblies worth the effort?

What goes in…

Student Council sponsor Katie Zhaner helps StuCo organize the pep assemblies. The assemblies hold several purposes and attempt to showcase various things. “We [StuCo] use the assemblies to increase school spirit, to inform everyone of what is going on, and to recognize students who have achieved great things,” Zahner said. Bringing together the student body and staff and keeping them interested is no easy task. A massive amount of work goes into setting up the

assemblies. “We plan about a month in advance,” Zahner said. “We talk to the staff members to make sure it doesn’t conflict with schedules. Next StuCo meets during seminar for a week or so in advance to plan out every minute of the assembly, breaking it down piece by piece.” Student Council puts in this work in hopes that students will attend. Yet some students still grumble when they hear that there is an assembly on the way. “I wish everyone wanted to be there,” Zahner said. “We try to make it fun and exciting but it is hard to entertain 1400 students. It’s hard to plan when you know students have little desire to be there.” Creating these spectacles is no easy task, and whereas StuCo’s work and dedication does not pass unnoticed, I believe that it is not appreciated as it should be. That being said, there are still plenty of students who enjoy pep assemblies--and nearly everyone creates memories during the experience.

What comes out…

For all the work that is put into creating the events the results are mixed. Some students truly enjoy the

pep assemblies. Senior Tyler Norton for example believes that the assemblies are a positive thing. “The best thing about the pep assemblies is that before the assembly, no one cares about what is going on,” Norton said. “But afterwards, everyone is pumped for whatever sport event or activity is coming. I wish we had more.” From the other perspective, Senior Bobby Becker does not feel pep assemblies are needed at GEHS. “I don’t think they [pep assemblies] are worth it,” Becker said. “They just take time out of everyone’s day.” One of the prominent reasons students dislike assemblies is because it takes away seminar time. Some students are against not having that extra time to work on school work or to just hang out with friends. When given the option between the two, the answers vary. “I would prefer to have the assembly,” Norton said. “At least in the assembly you are doing something whereas most kids don’t use seminar for what it is intended for.” For students who use this time, assemblies can become a distraction.

Verdict:

The students come together to sing the alma mater. Moments like these bring students closer in a fun environment. Photo by: Kensley Buller

For all the work that goes into create the energetic atmosphere, the bad jokes that still make us laugh, the moments you never really forget, I think that pep assemblies are worth it. Sure it takes away a seminar and makes you sit in a loud room, waiting for the clock to strike three, but even if you do not want to be there, you still take something from it. Whether you like assemblies or not, you should be there to witness and appreciate the thought that goes into them.


6 Opinion

Perfectly Imperfect What makes the ideal teacher... Savannah Cox Staff Writer An ideal teacher is different based upon the person being talked to. Many people might love teachers who do not give homework, while others want homework and help from their teachers. It is simply a student’s point of view about school. “There should be more projects, but the teacher should also know when to be firm. For example, Mr. Yockey,” sophomore Peyton Duchesne said. In my opinion, ideal teachers are teachers who give students homework to practice what they learned. However, they do not give an excessive amount. This teacher is also available one on one for students who need additional help in a specific area or just on an assignment. “An ideal teacher gives interesting lectures. A lecture is interesting when a teacher is excited to teach the subject to his/her class,” junior Faith Goddard said. A perfect instructor would ensure the students feel comfortable to answer a question while in their class without making them feel less than who they are. He/she would not make them feel like they are being bullied or mistreated while in the classroom. Students should not be afraid to come to school because they answered a question wrong and now their classmates bully or humiliate them. They also should not want to come to school because they answer every question right and get made fun of for being smart. Everything in the classroom should stay confidential and then no one

would be criticized by something they said. Someone who is kind and considerate towards everyone is the definition of an ideal teacher. They give an equal amount of homework to all classes and remember that we, as students, have lives outside of school. Just like they have lives, we have lives too and we should not have to devote hours after school doing homework. A flawless instructor should strive to be a positive role model as well. The classroom should be an exciting place to go to everyday. It should not be a pain to have to go to their classroom; the students should want to be there. “[The teacher should be] fun and creative but respected enough for the kids to be good in the class,” freshman Kara McCormick said. Ideal teachers should have a good grasp on the subject they are teaching. They should know what they are teaching and how they are going to teach it before the class comes in to learn. The lesson should be taught in an entertaining way that makes it easy for students to stay awake and have fun with what they are learning. They will keep the class on task but make it enjoyable for them to learn new concepts and ideas within the curriculum. “[Ideal teachers should] do extra activities to help teach us. Mr. Cochran and Mr. Abromeit are examples,” senior Derek Plank said. Teachers are not always ideal however most do strive to become superb at their subject. There is no such thing as an ideal teacher; there are just teachers who are dedicated and those who are not. Nobody is flawless but the qualities they possess while being a teacher is what makes them perfect.

Ideal Teacher in Student’s Perspective “The teacher should like to talk with the students.” Freshman Kara McCormick

“[He/she should be] fun and get to know the students.”

Sophomore Peyton Duchesne

“An ideal teacher is willing to help students with their questions.”

Junior Faith Goddard

“The teacher should make the class fun and interesting.”

Senior Derek Plank


Behind the

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MASS MEDIA


8 Feature Jaycee Zeck Staff Writer To be a part of the Blazer’s News Center or BNC, there are prerequisites to master your abilities. The requirements come from two classes, AV Audio/ Video and Mass Media I. After the courses are completed then the student is ready to become an official member of the BNC. Being a part of BNC, requires many different roles that are determined by the producer/ news director, Emily Terry, “As the producer, I assign the jobs every week and organize the announcements” Terry said, “so if someone does not show, I have to find replacements.” The production of BNC is shown every day during seminar. These are referred to as their spots, that Terry is in charge of approving before they air. “Our spots are usually decided individually. We fill out a form determining what kind of story we want to cover and all the details that go into it. After we get it approved, we start our filming and editing,” Junior Danny Beyer said. The spots the students cover have to be school appropriate and focused. The BNC members are normally given a two to three weeks time span to complete the spot. “It can take me anywhere from one to three days editing my spot. It just depends on how much editing there needs to be and how determined I am

to get it all finished within a certain time period,” Beyer said, “it also takes some time out of school to finish it.” Along with the spots that the Mass Media team holds accountable, comes even more responsibility, their own projects. “We can make a music video, a silent video, anything. It gives you a lot more of options than a spot,” Beyer said. According to Terry Thoelke, the Mass Media teacher, the projects come quarterly, “Sometimes I’ll assign certain videos to the students, or sometimes I’ll let them pick their own video production.” According to Thoelke, the class is split into two different arrangements. One part of the class is what you see everyday on the announcments, the BNC team giving GEHS their daily news and reports. As for the GE TV, it is a quarterly show that is also put on during seminar. It is a show the cast has worked on and is shown during the whole seminar, instead of bringing news, it is like a movie. Thoelke likes to think of herself more of an adviser for the students in Mass Media II. “I try to create a place where the roles put the kids to action in a set as realistic as it can be as other News centers” Thoelke said. Thoelke likes to make sure that the roles are rotated often, in an educational setting. “I want it to be when they leave, they have an idea on what they would more specifically like to do, if they do decide

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to go into filming or broadcasting,” Thoelke said. Thoelke’s favorite part of being an advisor for the Mass Media II class is being part of their creativity and helping them with the editing software. “What people do not see when they watch the students do the announcements is everything they do outside of the class,” Thoelke said. Preparing the students for their future, Thoelke tries to urge them to shoot videos outside of class time, getting them ready for the demands of - Senior Blake Eckleberry is - The Tricaster is in charge filming and broadcast. in charge of the sports trivia of the virtual set. features and “There is so much to filming and slides that are shown on the questions and tallies up the broadcasting. It is such a small part of seminars scores for the announcements. the class,” Thoelke said. The sports and news anchor As Thoelke attempts to make the class winner. a real world work place for the students, are in charge of reading the text aloud that the teleprompter there is opportunity to compete every - The switcher is the person who - Senior Emily Terry is the producer semester in film festivals. types out during the announcements. switches the ques and the disks of the BNC. Her role includes her “For Mass Media II and III it is required from the different spots and is in decisions on what airs during the to go to the film festivals and compete -The student in charge of lights is either in broadcast or film,” WThoelke charge of what you can see and announcements and what does not said, “depending on what the student in charge of the lighting on the set, the movement of the camera. air. Terry also chooses roles for decides to do, is if we send in a video, while the person in charge of sound the BNC cast. or they directly go to the festival to is in charge of the audio, and the -Mrs. Thoelke is the advisor of compete.” microphones the anchors wear and Mass Media II team, and organizes - Senior Malik Hall is the GE TV If a student ever misses out on the as well as the audio on the videos BNC’s announcements, sports, updates a lot of stuff, steering them in the producer and is in charge of the or trivia questions, head to schooltube. played during seminar. quarterly show case for the GE TV right direction com for the full announcements online, team. that is updated everyday after school. If broadcasting or filming is something 1. Junior Jace Reeves prepares to organize for the run through. The team rehearses before the actual announcements show. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 2. Junior that a student would like to pursue a Sammi Boring takes time during seminar to edit her spot. Spots usually take 2-3 weeks to edit and prepare before airing. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 3. Junior Nadia Malik works as a tricaster, rolling through the script on the screen for Seniors Ryan Monteil and Caleb Keck to read aloud during announcements. Photo by: profession in, Mass Media II is the place Jaycee Zeck 4. Junior Jesse Molenda works on his spot in class. Students that are not assigned a specific role during announcements then work on their spots to start, with real world interactions or projects. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 5. Junior Danny Beyer works aside Malik in the teams run through. Beyer works on the camera motion, controlling what of broadcasting, responsibility and a you see. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 6. Juniors Corey Johnson and Blaise Zegers along side Seniors Krista Long and Emily Terry, practice as news anchors in their whole lot of fun, “they really are one run through before they air. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 7. Senior Jewell Aphayarath does paper work before the run through begins. Photo by: Jaycee Zeck 8. The fun bunch,” Beyer said. word screen rolls while the news and sports anchors speak during his or her turn to talk during the announcements. The camera’s get ready and it is ready to

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10 Feature

Olympic Hopes

Marissa Gray Trains for the Skeleton Brooke Boyer Copy Editor Imagine riding a sled face first at a speed of 80mph on a slick, icy track. Steering is done only by the shoulder and leg, where a small mistake can ruin the entire run. Now imagine doing it for the first time with minimal experience behind it; this is the world senior Marissa Mikesich-Gray is entering. Gray was contacted last spring by the Olympic Committee to try out over the summer to be a part of the Olympic Skeleton training team for 2015. This team changes every year therefore it is currently only a temporary spot for Gray. The selection process occurs when the committee decides who from the top team will be chosen to go to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The committee looks at those who stand out; three women and three men are chosen to go and compete. The skeleton is placed based off of time, it is similar to the bobsled except instead of feet first it is head first. Bobsledding is a team sport where as skeleton is individual. The beginning starts with a forty yard dash in shoes similar to track spikes, then competitors hop on the sled for the ride down a mile long ice track with several turns. Women usually reach speeds up to 80mph. Speed, strength, and size are very important factors of the skeleton. According to Gray there is a specific size requirement that has to met in order to be a competitor; medium to small size and very muscular. Gray being 5’6”, 172 lbs falls right in this category. When Gray was contacted she knew little about the sport of skeleton.

Word had got around that she was strong and it caught the attention of the Olympic Committee. “It’s something I didn’t know anything about going in, I just absolutely loved it, there was something so different about it that just kind of pulls you in,” Gray said. After making the training team this year, Gray set out for the small town of Lake Placid, New York to begin training. Following a great deal of sprinting and lifting, she was then ready for the track. In November, she went down two to three times a day for an entire week. “The first time on the track, it was terrifying, one of the scariest things I’ve ever done,” Gray said, “It was such a rush, I knew after the first run that this is what I wanted to do.” According to Gray she had the fastest times of everyone, men and women. Gray is currently the youngest on the team. The closest individual to her age is a man three years older, apart from him the rest are out of college and surpass her age up to ten years. The possibility of going up against some of the greatest athletes in the world in this sport excites Gray. “I see them as my teammates rather than my competitors. At the end of the day we all just want everybody to do their best,” Gray said. At home Gray focuses on improving her speed and strength by sprinting and lifting weights for three hours, four times a week. This same strength that stood out to the Olympic committee got her signed to KU for rowing, also a sport she had not participated in until now. Gray will return to Lake Placid in March to face the track a second time. Until then she will continue her speed and strength training here at home. “Marissa has worked hard at achieving

her accomplishments and overcoming what others said she could not do. I am so proud of her and know that she has earned all she has accomplished,” Grays mom Darcy Mikesich said, “As a parent I have given her the tools to succeed, believed and supported her in anything she wanted to do, the rest comes from her desire to excel.” In the future Gray wants to focus on college and getting her degrees at KU; here she also hopes to reach All American status as a rower. Along with all of this, of course, Gray hopes to be selected as part of the 2018 Olympic team.

Gray and her teamates in Lake Placid, New York last November. Photo courtesy of: Darcy Mikesich

Gray and her fellow teamate take time from training to pose for a picture. Photo courtesy of: Darcy Mikesich


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12 News

Suicide Prevention Starla Stephens Editor-in-Chief

Speaker brings suicide awareness to Gardner Edgerton High School

the caller down. Another option for someone seeking suicide, is to talk to a therapist. There are many therapists in every community, the local one is Johnson County Mental Health. JCMH has dozens of therapists and psychologists who are trained specially for people who are suicidal. Although JCMH can be expensive. There are also counselors at GEHS. These counselors are available to talk during school hours and before and after. “Talking to an adult, talking to a counselor can be successful outlets. It really depends on the person and what that person’s needs are,” GEHS counselor Jamie Heller said. To raise awareness about this topic, Nelson and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention annually holds awareness walks and other forms of seminars to educate America.

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feel trapped or are going to attempt suicide. Behavior means simply not being themselves. Stated on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline pamphlet for Nelson’s assembly warning sings include “Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself, displaying extreme mood swings, [and] increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.” There are options for someone who needs help with suicidal thoughts. This could involve going to see a therapist or confiding in the school counselor. Other times a peer or adult will step in and get the person they help they need, like Woods did. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached by anyone at anytime at 1-(800)-273-TALK (8255). This hotline is a safe option for someone who is on the verge of suicide, but wants to talk to someone. The phone operator will contact the police and act like a therapist to calm

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On Feb. 11 Barb Nelson, a suicide prevention advocate, held a seminar at GEHS to discuss suicide prevention tips and to help educate children and adults about the signs of suicide. She can be reached at 913-217-5010 for anyone that has any questions and needs to talk. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Nearly 40,000 American lives are lost every year due to suicide. In the U.S. approximatley af one suicide occurs every 12.8 minutes, making it the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. Using a firearm is the most popular method of suicide followed by suffocation (see graph). Senior Sarah Woods saved a girl from being a part of these statistics. Woods rode the bus with a girl who had plans of suicide. “She was infatuated with suicide. She told me one day that thinking about it was all that brought her comfort,” Woods said. Woods confided in GHES counselor Therese Strobel. Strobel handled the situation from there and Woods saved a life. It’s imporant to “never give up on them,” Woods said. “Get them the help they need. Overcoming being suicidal is a rough road.” Accordcing to Nelson, there are many warning signs of someone who is suicidal. These are normally divided up into three different categories: mood, talk, and behavior. Mood involves having more anxiety or being depressed. Talk means that they are talking suicidal, saying that they

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Work towards breaking a habit

Wake up 20 minutes early to take time to try another form of exercise

park

Spend time at the

Go on a walk with someone who is important

Try a new form of exercise. Its a natural way to release endorphins.

Watch less TV today

Try a meal without

Sit for meals

Make time for yourself

Find a workout buddy to keep motivated

in the morning and before bed

Stretch

Eat at least three meals Rearrange a room. Donate a day anything unused and reorganize the room to make it look brand new

meat

Tell someone you appreciate them

Add more veggies to each daily meal

Plan a week of healthy meals and stick to them

Do something you enjoy

Drink the correct amount of water per day.

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Learn how to do

Join a gym

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Discover new ways to relieve stress

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Pack a lunch for school

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T V or play on your phone while you are eating

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Go on a run with a pet

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Write down at least five good qualities about yourself and look at them daily

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March 2015 - GEHS Events Calendar 2

Monday

First Spring Sport Practice Jazz Festival

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Dance Team Clinic Day 1 Vocal/Orchestra concert

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Cheerleading Clinic Day 1 Grade Cards Mailed

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Tuesday

Band Winter Concert

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Dance Team Clinic Day 2

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Wednesday

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Dance Team Clinic Day 3

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Thursday

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Dance Team Tryouts

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Registration Deadline for April ACT

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SPRING BREAK Cheerleading Clinic Day 2

Cheerleading Clinic Day 3 Cheerleading Tryouts Girls C/JV/V Soccer @ STA

Boys JV/V Baseball @ GE Baseball Tri

Boys C Baseball @ BVW

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Boys JV/V Golf @ BV Boys V Tennis @ GE Blazer Quad

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Boys V Tennis @ Girls V Softball @ STA Washburn Rural Girls C/JV/V Soccer vs. Boys C Baseball @ BV Bishop Miege Boys JV/V Baseball vs. BV

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Girls JV Softball @ STA

Boys JV Baseball vs. MV Boys V Baseball @ BV

Varsity Track Meet SM South Relays


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