By Ellie Campbell
On Tuesday, April 9, our varsity baseball team unfortunately lost the game against Arab. The last baseball game of the season was on Thursday, April 11.
Baseball player Ryan Gann and softball player Kaylyn Dunn were recognized at senior night on Tuesday.
Kaylyn Dunn said, “Even though this softball season is coming to an end, I am so thankful for getting to play with my best friends.”
By Hannah Lindblad
Seniors who are in the spotlight this week are Tyler Arnold, Evan Hopper, Geo Gonzales, Joseph Yarbrough and Jonathan Colon.
Tyler Arnold is the son of Eddie Arnold and Toni Arnold. He has a twin brother, Spencer Arnold, and an older sister, Sarah Arnold.
He is a member of Journalism, Earth Club, National Honor Society, and the Henryville United Methodist Church’s youth group.
His favorite teacher is Mrs. McCoy because she challenges her students in many ways and sees the potential in everyone. His favorite school memory was being inducted into the National Honor Society. His plans after graduation are to attend the University of Alabama to major in English. He hopes to eventually become an editor or a teacher. His life’s biggest dream is to write and publish his own book.
Words of advice he would give to underclassmen are, “Don’t let others think for you.”
He recalls his greatest accomplishment as being accepted to the University of Alabama. If he could describe himself in one word, it would be creative. The @ name he has chosen for a teacher is for Mrs. McCoy, @Mrs.ErnestHemingway.
Something most people don’t know about him is that his favorite book is "Lord of the Flies."
When asked what his most creative excuse to get out of homework was, he said, “I don’t get out of homework. I’m too honest. Also, I cheat off of other people.” He describes senioritis as being ready to be free.
Evan Hopper is the son of Jodie Hopper and Chris Hopper. He has one older sister, Taylor Hopper-Poarch.
He has participated in FFA, FCA, and volunteered for Room in the Inn. His favorite teacher at GHS is Casey Smith because he isn’t only a good teacher, but a good man as well.
His plans after graduation are to go to Snead and then transfer to Auburn. His life’s biggest dream is to be wealthy and travel the world. His advice to underclassmen is, “always stay focused in class.”
His greatest accomplishment in life was accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior. If he could describe himself in one word it would be caring. The @ name he has given a teacher is @therealcaseysmith.
The most creative excuse he’s given to get out of homework was that his dog died. He describes senioritis as the pain of waking up in the morning and feeling like you’re ready to get out of there already. One thing he would love to try before he dies is skydiving.
Joseph Yarbrough is the son of Joey and Ethel Yarbrough. He has one older sister, Linda Yarbrough. His favorite teacher is Mr. Smith because he enjoys his welding class. His plans after school are to work on cars and sell them.
His biggest life’s dream is to become a professional at working on cars, and living a good life. His words of advice to underclassmen are, “Saying you did your best is better than saying you didn’t.” One thing he wants to do before he dies is traveling all 50 states.
Jonathan Colon is the son of Jonathan and Shakira Colon. He has one younger brother, Lucas Colon.
He has been involved in varsity football, varsity soccer, National Honor Society, HOSA, and Show Choir. His favorite teacher was Coach Embry because his teaching made you feel like you were alive during that time period. His favorite school memory is when he sang in front of the school.
After graduation, he wants to attend college. His biggest life’s dream is to become famous and be successful. His advice for underclassmen is to try everything early so that by senior year you will know what classes you want. His greatest accomplishment is to be able to be a part of almost every sport at GHS.
One word to describe him is aspiring. The @ name he has given a teacher was for Coach Cahill, @teamfacultymvp. Something most people don’t know about him is that he was born on an Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan.
He would describe senioritis as winning pep rallies and being called first for most things. He wants to drive an exotic car before he dies. An interesting fact about his family is that they are all Florida Gator fans, and there are 6 Jonathan’s in his family.
Geo Gonzales is the son of Avacely Perez. His siblings are: Jordy Gonzales, Stephanie Gonzales, Chaveli Gonzales, Bryan Gonzales, and Kaylee Perez.
He has been a member of Art Club for 2 years. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Jones because of her enthusiasm and kindness. His plans for after graduation are to get a job and apply for community college.
His biggest life’s dream is to accomplish more art and use his potential to fulfill his portrait. His words of advice to underclassmen are, “be efficient to succeed your goals.”
One word to describe him is benevolent. Something that few people know about him is that he is kind, friendly, calm, sleepy, quiet, proactive, and smart. The most creative excuse he has given to get out of homework is that he left it at home.
He describes senioritis as procrastinating your assignments and skipping school. Something he wants to try before he dies is hiking the tallest peaks of the summit or travel around the world.
- April 13 - Track (V) at Mtn Brook.
Softball at Sardis Tourney (TBA)
Soccer at St. John Paul II (JVB @ 1)
- April 14 - ARTS WORKS All County Show, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
- April 15- Tennis Sectionals (Boys) at Boaz, 8:30 am
Golf (B) at Terri Pines - TBA
Soccer at Arab (JV boys at 5)
Soccer (Home) vs Huntsville (varsity boys at 7)
Congressional District Art Show
- • April 16- Track (JV) at Gadsden City.
Soccer (Home) vs. Arab (VG/VB at 5/7)
Softball Home vs West Point (4:30)
Tennis Sectionals (Girls) at Boaz - 8:30 a.m.
- April 17- MCYL Interviews
Golf (G) at Scottsboro (Goose Pond Plantation GC) - TBA
- • April 18 - Progress Reports
Softball at Albertville (4;30)
Golf (B) at Albertville (Big Spring Lake)
- April 19- GHS Curriculum Overview - 8th Grade Students
Baseball 1st Round Playoffs
Softball at Tuscaloosa Tourney (
Soccer at Albertville (VG/VG at 5/7)
Track (V) at Rome, Ga.
- April 20- Baseball 1st Round.
Softball at Tuscaloosa Tourney.
Golf (B,G) in Arab Invitational at State Park.