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Knights of the Month
Does free food, basketball, and volleyball sound like a good time. How about doing all of these with your fellow classmates. This is happening at the bonfire at Lake Havasu’s State Beach. LHHS’s football team will host the fun and excitement. It will all start tonight, Thursday October 18th at 6p.m., with pizza, other snacks, and drinks. All LHHS enrolled students are invited. Please come and enjoy the fun.
Spotlighting the achievements of two remarkable senior Knights Zoe Engracia KNIGHT LIFE
Seasons have changed, cooler days are approaching, and the wind has blown in two LHHS seniors with noteworthy achievements. Duncan Webb and Sarah Casey are October’s Knights of the Month. Duncan Webb is active both in school and out. As a member of the National Honors Society, Interact, Close-Up, and the Educational Tour Group, Duncan shows a great involvement in school. Despite the full plate of activities, he participates in Freestyle BMX outside of school. He was also crowned Homecoming King this school year. As for the people who have had a presence in his life, he says that his mom had the
greatest impact. Also, his friend, the late Daniel Townsend, made him realize that “you have to do what you love in life; no regrets”. Duncan looks forward to graduating with an Associates degree and looks forward to all the good times to come after graduating. He plans to attend NAU for a degree in Marketing and Communications. He said he was going to miss the idea of high school and the interactions with all the different people. Lady Knight Sarah Casey also shows a successful record, being part of numerous activities in school. She is a member of varsity volleyball, NHS, Close Up, S Club, and the on honor roll. Her mother is the person who had the most impact in her life. She said, “We might disagree, but she’s helped me stay on the right track”. Her volleyball team also
brought a positive influence in her life. What does she plan for the rest of senior year? She wants to have the best year possible and to leave prepared for what happens next. Sarah plans on applying for instate schools, most likely U of A, for a Bachelors degree in Nursing. After graduation, she will miss being around her group of friends. With the months counting down until graduation, Duncan Webb and Sarah Casey are staying strong as they go through Duncan Webb (left) & Sarah Casey (right), seniors, show their style.
Rotary sponsors 2 foreign exchange students at LHHS
Photos by Mykaela Smith & Kylie Graham
Clubs and organizations bring awareness to anti-bullying By Haley Cooper KNIGHT LIFE
“You go Glen Coco! You are great! Your smile is flawless!” These were just some of the compliments that were apart of Drama Club’s anti-bullying campaign for the month of September. From September to April, there will be one or two similar campaigns being hosted by the various clubs and organizations at LHHS. September’s hosts were Drama Club and the Varsity Volleyball team. Drama Club’s “Smiles” campaign’s objective was to pass on the compliments to as many students as possible so they can pass them on to each other. They also showed a video to the students of LHHS to incorporate their message as well. Volleyball went to Oro Grande Elementary School on the September 25 of this month to mentor each grade level on the effects of bullying. They had a video shown at LHHS the same day.
This month’s host is NHS (National Honors Society). Unlike other clubs, they will not be filming an anti-bullying video. Instead, they decided to take a different approach. They plan on creating a mosaic of NHS members in the shape of a peace sign. Pictures of the mosaic will be printed on many posters, which will soon be showing up all over campus, so keep an eye out for them! These posters are incorporating their anti-bullying campaign Teach Peace. Bullying is a problem not just in the schools. It’s community wide. The issue has touched very close to home for a member of the LHHS staff Eugene Frame. Frame lost his nephew a few months ago due to bullying. “Just don’t laugh; be a friend.” said Frame. “Even at the smallest point, student involvement is the biggest key.” Getting involved and becoming aware is what these anti-bullying campaigns are all about. The Knight Life will continue to cover every month’s campaign.
Photo by Kathleen Rabidaeu
Aileen Kim (left) and Pawel Grzesiak (right) show their LHHS pride! By Kathleen Rabideau KNIGHT LIFE
Teen drivers earn ‘Good Student Discount’ towards auto insurance By Tiffany Malerba KNIGHT LIFE
Younger drivers almost always have higher insurance rates than experienced drivers. State Farm has been offering the Good Student Discount for at least 25 years. It is available for unmarried students ages 16 through 24 with a “B” average. This discount is also offered to homeschooled students. Students can lower prices by keeping their grade point average (GPA) up. “The juice is worth the squeeze. The cheaper the insurance is worth the good grades,” said Nicole Powalisz, junior. It is not entirely necessary to have straight A’s on your report card. Most insurance companies only require a 3.5 GPA. Photo by Kylie Graham “[It’s] pretty cut and dry. You get good grades, you get a good discount,” said Nicole Powalisz, junior, leans against her car to show her achieveState Farm agent, Lana Werner. ment of a ‘Good Student Discount’.
With the start of the school year over, many of the students at Lake Havasu High School have settled in. However, two students are not only getting used to school but a whole new culture. Pawel Grzesiak, 17, and Aileen Kim, 16, are LHHS’s newest foreign exchange seniors for the 2012-2013 school year. From the cool weather of Olsztyn, Poland, to the raging heat of Havasu, Grzesiak is still adjusting to the harsh heat of Havasu. “I came here because I like the heat, and I also wanted to learn a little about Spanish culture as well,” said Grzesiak. Out of the three choices Grzesiak was given, he chose the place that would have the most Spanish influence. Grzesiak said that many of the people are very tolerant here. He also explains how the school systems are different than his native country. “Everyday we have different classes. While here you have the same classes.” Kim of Suwan, South Korea, has been exploring the American culture since she arrived. She also noticed the difference between the American school system and South Korea. “It is very strict there,” said Kim. “We wear full uniforms and our hair has to be natural.” Arizona appealed to Kim because four years ago her sister participated in the foreign exchange program and came here. Besides the weather of Arizona, the buildings are different to Kim as well. “In Korea, I live in a high apartment. Here all the houses are low,” said Kim.
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