By Tyler Arnold
The seniors who are in the spotlight this week are Loren Reese and Yonathan Vega.
Loren’s parents are Lance and Melissa Reese, and she has one sister named Laine Reese, 21. She’s involved in SGA, Jr. Civitans, NHS, SNHS, ODK, FBLA, Mayor’s Youth Council, and she’s a teller at Civitans Bank & Trust.
Loren can’t decide who her favorite teacher is, but it’s a close tie between Mrs. Reese and Coach Reese. Her favorite school memory is when her class threw a birthday party for Mrs. Alves in their junior year; Loren liked it because they had a good time and didn’t have to work on chemistry. She plans to attend the University of Alabama after graduation, and her life’s biggest dream is to just have an overall happy life.
Her words of wisdom to underclassmen are “Start preparing for the ACT as soon as possible.” Loren’s greatest life accomplishment is “being in the academic Top Ten since 5th grade because it has been a goal that she has continued to strive to achieve.”
She describes herself as “dedicated,” and her @name for Mrs. Reese is @world’sgreatestmom. Few people know that Loren is obsessed with the Broadway musical "Hamilton," and she has never given an excuse to get out of homework because, in her words, “I’m lame.”
Loren describes senioritis as “waiting until the day of to do an assignment you’ve had for days because you work well under pressure,” and she desperately wants to go to space before she dies.
Yonathan Vega’s parents are Alma Valentin, 39, and Isaias Vega, 39, and he has a brother named Nigel, 12. Yonathan is involved in FBLA, FFA, Tech Team, Engineering Team, Students for Earth, Jr. Civitans, Math Team, MCYL, NSHS, archery, cross country, soccer, Interact Club, and indoor/outdoor track.
His favorite class is engineering since he’s able to express his creativity, and he has no favorite teacher because he loves the majority of them. His favorite school memory was the day he was inducted into NHS because he knew all his hard work had finally paid off.
Yonathan’s plan after graduation is to attend Snead State for 2 years before transferring to UAH to obtain his bachelor’s degree in engineering. His life’s biggest dream is to start a family, and his words of wisdom to underclassmen are “Life is unfair; deal with it.”
Yonathan’s greatest life accomplishment is “surviving life so far,” and he describes himself as “special.” His @name for Mrs. White is @nerdoftheyear, and something that few people know about him is that he’s a big animation/anime fan.
The most creative excuse he’s used to get out of homework is that he was on a campus tour of a university, and he describes senioritis as “anxiety.” He also wants to go bungee jumping before he dies.
By Maddie Booth
The GHS varsity virls basketball team played their last game February 4th against Brewer with a score of 57-31. Senior Becca Kovak said, “This year has been extremely bittersweet, although Monday was disappointing, I have never been prouder of my team for working so hard.”
The varsity boys basketball team also played their last game February 5th against the Scottsboro Wildcats with the score of 54-51. Senior JD Banks said, "This was a challenging game and we were all upset about the outcome. I want to thank my fellow teammates who made this year amazing for us seniors.”
The GHS soccer games against Oneonta were cancelled due to weather conditions.
The Guntersville High School cheerleading tryouts will be held Tuesday through Friday.
The GHS tennis teams will kick off the season with their first game Tuesday at Southside.
The Guntersville High School baseball team will play their first game Monday.
The GHS softball team will play Tuesday against the Douglas Eagles.
We wish all of these athletes’ good luck with their upcoming seasons! Go Wildcats!
Employee of the Week
By Hannah Lindblad
The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program at Guntersville High School announces that Evan Hopper has been selected as the "Employee of the Week." Evan works for The Trading Post.
The WBL program expresses appreciation to The Trading Post for being a supporter of the program. This business has been selected as the Employer of the Week."
Yearbook Ads & Sales
By Maggie Ragsdale
Students and parents will only have until February 22 to place an order for this year’s yearbooks. The 2018-2019 yearbook is very unique in the fact that it will feature the entire school year through graduation.
This means that students will not receive their yearbooks until either the summer pick-up days (registration) or the first days of school. The graduating seniors will be given a special opportunity to come back and get their yearbooks during a specific time this summer so they can sign and say goodbye to one another before their start into life after high school.
By Maggie Ragsdale
There are many upcoming events this week at GHS.
Monday, February 18th
- We will be out of school for Presidents Day!
- The junior varsity boys soccer team will have a game in Grissom at 5 p.m.
- Junior varsity baseball game against New Hope at 10 a.m. then varsity will play at noon and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19th
- The varsity boys soccer team will be playing Fairview at 7 p.m.
- The softball varsity team will play at 4:30 p.m. and the junior varsity team will play at 6 p.m. against Douglas.
- The varsity girls and boys tennis team have a match against South Side at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20th
- An Apple Foundation meeting will be held at GHS from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 21st
- The baseball varsity team will play at home against New Hope at 4:30 p.m. and the junior varsity at 6:30 p.m.
- The varsity girls and boys tennis has a match against Cullman at home at 4 p.m.
- The softball varsity plays BMHS at home at 4:30 p.m.
- There will be a HOSA competition starting on February 21st through February 22nd.
Friday, February 22nd
- The junior varsity girls and boys have a match at Boaz at 3:30 pm.
- The baseball varsity team has a game at 4:30 pm and the junior varsity play at 6:30 pm at Priceville.
- The junior varsity boys soccer has a game at Crossville at 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 23rd
- The varsity baseball team will play at home against DAR/Cedar Bluff at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.