3-14-16 Board Recognitions

GHS senior Hudson Kay was recognized for placing 9th in state finals diving competition. He stated that next year he will go to West Point Military Academy to continue his education and diving. Administrators noted that during his distinctive GHS athletic career, he was also a regional qualifier in pole vault, and a member of the semi-state tennis team.

Mark Perry, GCS technology associate, and Jim Pickard, GHS assistant principal, were recognized for going above and beyond in preparing for statewide assessments (ISTEP). There was a change made to the testing procedures late on a Friday evening, and Mark and Jim both came in on Saturday and Sunday to ensure that everything was ready for student testing on Monday morning.

GHS IB students were recognized for their participation in a project to support a fellow IB high school in Flint, Michigan. The students contacted the high school in Flint and asked them how they could help them following a serious water crisis in Flint. The Flint students told them that so many people had provided water bottles, which were needed. However, because of the massive use of bottled water in their city, there is now a need for recycling containers to dispose of the bottles. The GHS students made it their mission to provide recycling bins for Flint. They received a donation of 50 barrels from the Goshen water treatment plant, which they then cleaned and painted for Flint’s use. On March 24th, students will travel to Flint to present the recycling bins. They will travel by a Cardinal bus, which has been donated for student transportation for the day. The barrels will be transported on a GCS box truck. The students thanked the community for the many donations they have received for their project, and their teachers, Carl Weaver and Theresa Collins, for their leadership. Several students attended the meeting to inform the board about their service project. The entire junior class of IB students includes:

Aguilar, David

Antal, Katarina

Avila, Ana

Berg, Zachery

Bove, Riley

Charlebois-Vegara, Sophia

Coley, Sadie

Collins, Charles

Contreras, Erik

Cruz, Andrea

Cruz, Maria

Graves, Kirsten

Haimes, Jacob

Hathaway, Benjamin

Hetler, Helen

Holbrook, Amy

King, Abigail

Krabill, Evan

Martinez, Elizabeth

Perez Diener, Ariana

Pollock, Catherine

Russell, Emma

Suarez, Irving

Taft, Sara

Torres, Jesse

Walters, Mitchell

Yoder, Lucas