By Savanna Nichols
Congratulations to the basketball boys for their wins this week!
The 9th grade boys basketball team won 46-44 over Boaz, Saturday, January 18, in the county tournament; they battled back from a 4th quarter deficit with an overall win!
They were to play Friday, January 24, at Snead State in the semi-finals as well!
The Guntersville Wildcats varsity boys went to the county tournament on January 21. The Guntersville Wildcats dominated the game and came out with a score of 72 to 40. Way to go Wildcats!
The county tournament for the varsity girls did not end with the victory they had hoped for; however, they battled down to the last second. GHS was up by 3 points with approximately two minutes remaining in the game, but some missed shots on our end and made shots on Boaz’s and they fell just a bit short. We are still proud of the hard-fought game and see the progress the girls’ program is making.
By Chantel Eubanks
The Senior Spotlight features Alberto Tardόn Bermgo this week. His parents are Steven Holtzdaw and Savannah Holtzdaw and his siblings are William Barkley and Stephen Barkley. He is involved in football, soccer, wakeboarding, surfing, and snowboarding.
His favorite teachers at Guntersville High School are Mrs. White and Mrs. Brown. After graduation Alberto plans to attend college to become a mechanical engineer. Alberto stated, “My life’s biggest dream is to own my own company.”
Words of wisdom from Alberto for underclassmen are “People work to get money, money will work for me. Do not think like everyone else.”
Alberto says that he is from Spain and being here in America is the best experience. “I am very happy to be here and you all will know me as I really am.”
The Senior Spotlight also features Angelo Henry this week. His parents are Abner Henry and Gloria Henry and his siblings are Arly Henry and Arthur Henry. His favorite teacher was Mrs. Oliver because she always willingly helped him with his homework.
Angelo’s plan after high school is to go to college to become a paramedic. He stated, “My life's biggest dream is to finish high school, graduate college, and get a good job.”
Angelo even describes himself as wise. Angelo describes senioritis as “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or even college.” One thing Angelo desperately wants before he dies is to try and be a billionaire.
The Senior Spotlight features Winksy Joseph this week. His mother's name is Christy and his brother is Quintavian. His favorite activity at Guntersville High School is track and field. Winsky’s favorite teacher at Guntersville High School is Mrs. Brown, and his favorite class is Aquaculture Science.
As his funny/ favorite school memory Winsky states “when Will Marsh took someone’s phone and ran off with it.”
After graduation, Winsky plans to go to college for track or might even go into the Army. For words of wisdom for the underclassmen, Winsky says, “Apply for college early.” Winksy also stated, “Something that only a few people know about me is that I can speak three different languages.”
The Senior Spotlight also features Niko Howell this week. His favorite teachers are Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. Brown. Niko’s plans after graduation are to have a successful career. Niko states, “My life’s biggest dream is to succeed.”
Niko’s words of wisdom for underclassmen is “Life will get better.” In one word he describes himself as goofy. One outrageous thing he would like to try before he dies is skydiving.
By Alyvia and Sofie Pickett
- Order yearbooks now! Look on the Guntersville Homepage for the link to Balfour. Yearbook cost is $75. If you wish for your name to be engraved on the front, the cost will be $80.
- Graduation Packages: Balfour will be at GHS during lunch on Wednesday, February 5, to collect payments and orders for graduation. All seniors must purchase the cap and gown package for $70!
- Keep in mind that the Wildcat pantry needs hoodies, food, shoes (girls and boys), shampoo, etc. More info is on Guntersville High’s homepage.
- 10th and 11th grade students interested in participating in the Work-Based Learning program next year should pick up paperwork from Dr. Harbison. Applications must be completed and turned in by Friday, January 24.
- Come out and support all the Guntersville Wildcats basketball teams January 18th through the 25th as they participate in the Marshall County Basketball Tournament.