The Garden City Telegram
4/24/2013
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Classtime Briefs

Students in Duke Talent Program

A number of Garden City seventh-grade students recently participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The program identifies and supports academically talented students.

Three students received state recognition for their scores. The students took the ACT test, which is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It is an honor for these students to have been part of the talent search. Each student has demonstrated his/her academic ability on standardized testing.

Three students participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. They were Amanda Currie and Tia Dunsworth of Kenneth Henderson Middle School and Flavio Esquivel of Horace Good Middle School. The pool itself is highly selective and the scores are ones that many high school students aspire to achieve.

GCHS band fares well at regionals

Garden City High School band students traveled to Dodge City for regional solo/ensemble contest on April 13.

Seven solos and three ensembles advanced to the state solo and ensemble competition that will be held Saturday at Emporia.

The GCHS soloists that are advancing to state include: Avery Turner, Maggie Unruh, Donald Gaspar, Jacob Perez, Anahi Medel, Kyle Ochampaugh and Ivan Vazquez.

The GCHS Ensembles that received "I" ratings include: Brass Quintet: Jacob Perez, Kieran Henderson, Tim Perez, Ivan Vazquez and Ricardo Sauceda.

Trumpet Quartet: Jacob Perez, Kirean Henderson, Ariana Roth and Kyle Ochampaugh.

Trombone Quartet: Ivan Vazquez, Zach Montoya, Noah Rude and Ricardo Sauceda.

The GCHS band director is Lyle Sobba.

GCHS orchestra students fare well

Garden City High School orchestra students competed at the regional solo/ensemble contest at Dodge City on April 13. The orchestra had 19 solos and two ensembles compete at the contest. There were eight student solos and one ensemble that received a "I" rating. These students will advance to compete at the state solo/ensemble competition that will be held Saturday at Emporia.

Garden City High School orchestra soloists that received a "I" rating include: Manny Pacheco, senior, bass; Pamela Hernandez, senior, viola; D (David) Dennis, senior, violin; Karen Hernandez, junior, violin; Eric Maxwell, sophomore, cello; Curtis Wedel, sophomore, violin; Sir (Steven) Dennis, freshman, violin; and Rafael Diaz, freshman, cello.

The ensemble that received a "I" rating included Luis DeLa Rosa, violin, Yoana Cruz, viola, and Manny Pacheco, bass.

The following GCHS students received a "II" rating on their solos: Yoana Cruz, Junior, viola; Tansy Park, junior, bass; Erick Martinez, sophomore, violin; Katelyn Herrell, sophomore, violin; Lacey Hobbs, sophomore, violin; Jennifer Sandoval, sophomore, violin; Silda Ramos, sophomore, violin; Baily Smith, freshman, violin; May Phyo, freshman, violin; Jessie Johannes, freshman, violin; and Shea Paul, freshman, cello.

The following GCHS ensemble received a "II" rating: Pamela Hernandez, cello, Hilda Hernandez, violin, and Jocelyne Hernandez, viola.

Summer Miller is the GCHS orchestra director.

Choir students advance to state

Garden City High School choir students traveled to Dodge City High School for regional solo and ensemble contest on April 13. Fifty-eight choir students performed at the contest, with 26 soloists and five ensembles that participated in the competition. There were 19 soloists and four ensembles that received a "I" rating to advance to state solo/ensemble competition Saturday in Emporia.

The GCHS choir soloists advancing to state include Jordan Arellano, Jeff Bogner, Henrick Borgli, Kimberly Cano, Rachel Collins, Jessica Fabin, Josh Fabin, Cole Fields, Gary Harley, Eric Maxwell, Columba Martinez, Memphis Palacios, Kovit Phetdara, Ariana Rodriguez, Consuelo Sobalvarro, Avery Turner, Nennah Vainerere, Curtis Wedel and Trace Woods.

The GCHS ensembles that received a "I" rating and are advancing to state include:

Freshman Girls Ensemble: Lexi Blackburn, Sandra Boutdara, Lauren Evans, Denise Gonzalez, Kaylee Keller, Taygen Murriosn, Annalise Parr, Kristen Sanders and Stephanie Savolt.

Sophomore Girls Ensemble: Emily Burns, Kimberly Cano, Nyvia DeLaCruz, Jessi Fabin, Columba Martinez, Haley Mayfield, Akilah Robinson, Consuelo Sobalvarro and Bethany Weeks.

Men's Quartet: Cameron Mann, Eric Maxwell, Michael Partridge and Trace Woods.

Modern Ensemble: Abby Alsop, Jordan Arellano, Joey Arellano, Jeff Bogner, Josh Fabin, Cole Fields, Gary Harley , Kendra Howland, Cameron Mann, Columba Martinez, Eric Maxwell, Michael Partridge, Kovit Phetdara, Haley Regan, Maggie Unruh and Trace Woods.

The GCHS soloists that received a "II" rating include: Chase Anderson, Zach Anderson, Maritza Gonzalez, Adrian Longoria, Victoria Newell, Haley Regan and Maggie Unruh.

The GCHS ensemble that received a "III" rating was Buffalo Men: Ivan Aldana, Ben Anderson, Brendan Baier, Dakota Brungardt, Rafael Diaz, David Esquivel, Adrian Longoria, David Meyer, Oscar Romero, Isaias Sanchez and Anthony Southern.

The GCHS choir director is Jane Vandershoff.


Kiwanis selects January students

Jada Schmale and Jacob Law have been named outstanding students for the month of January by the Garden City Noon Kiwanis.

Jada is the daughter of Frank and Cheryl Schmale. Jada has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school career. She has participated in several sports and other activities while at Garden City High School. Jada plans on playing softball this spring and has played basketball and volleyball as well. Jada was a member of GCHS band and choir. She has lettered academically and participated in National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Jada participates in youth group at Bible Christian Church. Jada also volunteers for her church, Trinity Lutheran, by helping with Vacation Bible School, Bell Choir and playing piano.

Jada's hobbies include sports, playing the piano, running, baking, lifting weights and reading. She also enjoys going to the lake and spending time with her family and friends. Upon graduation in May,

Jada plans to attend Garden City Community College for one year and then transfer to a four year university to pursue a career in the medical field.

Jacob Law is the son of Michelle and Chris Law. Jacob has a cumulative GPA of 3.9 and is involved in GCHS's newspaper, The Sugar Beet. Jacob also participates in FFA and Boys Golf. Outside of school, Jacob is involved with both St. Mary's and St. Domonic's church youth groups. Jacob is also a volunteer coach for the YMCA.

Jacob enjoys being outdoors hunting, playing golf, mowing, reading, community service and spending time with his friends. Jacob plans to attend Kansas State University in the fall and major in Economics and Finance. Jacob hopes to become a stock broker after college graduation.

Schmale and Law were presented with certificates of accomplishment and they are now eligible to compete with other monthly selections for a scholarship to be presented at the awards assembly in May.

Irvin appointed to West Point

By The Telegram

Brevin Ray Irvin, son of Steve and Kathy Irvin of Garden City, has received an appointment to the class of 2017 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He is scheduled to graduated in May from Garden City High School.

He was a member of the band, modern show choir, boys tennis team and cross country team.

He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and youth group where he has served as a youth elder. Irvin also plays rugby for the Garden City Jackalopes, a local rugby sevens team. He also serves on the Finney County Library Board of Directors.

The prospective members of the class of 2017 report to West Point for the first time on July 1.

The U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering, it consistently ranks as one of the top colleges in the nation. A preeminent leader development institution, its mission remains constant-- to educate, train and inspire cadets for careers of professional service to the Army and nation.

For more information visit www.wespoint.edu.

FCCLA heads

to nationals

By The Telegram

The Garden City High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the Kansas FCCLA State Conference and STAR E Event competition that was held in Wichita April 8 and 9.

Eight students from Garden City High School attended and competed at the event. Three students qualified to compete at the national competition that will be held in Nashville, Tenn., this summer.

Students advancing to national competition include: Kristin Padilla, gold medal, in fashion construction; Ariana Roth, gold medal, in life event planning; and Hannah Lindo, silver medal, in fashion design.

Students whoreceived silver medals in their event are: Jenifer Phipps and Alisia Saucedo, applied technology and Juan Gomez, recycle and redesign.

Students who received bronze in their events are: Jenny Nguyen and Trang Le, National Programs In Action - Community Service.

The STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning.

Band students going to state

Garden City High School band students traveled to Dodge City for regional solo/ensemble contest on April 13.

Seven solos and three ensembles advanced to the state solo and ensemble competition that will be held at Emporia, Kansas on Saturday, April 27.

The GCHS soloists that are advancing to state include: Avery Turner, Maggie Unruh, Donald Gaspar, Jacob Perez, Anahi Medel, Kyle Ochampaugh, and Ivan Vazquez.

The GCHS Ensembles that received "I" ratings include:

Brass Quintet: Jacob Perez, Kieran Henderson, Tim Perez, Ivan Vazquez, and Ricardo Sauceda.

Trumpet Quartet: Jacob Perez, Kirean Henderson, Ariana Roth, and Kyle Ochampaugh.

Trombone Quartet: Ivan Vazquez, Zach Montoya, Noah Rude, and Ricardo Sauceda.

The GCHS band director is Lyle Sobba.