At the Dec 19 Board of Education meeting GHS senior class president Lucas Gazianis gave an update on activities.
Coming up on Saturday, Jan 11 the class of 2020 is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle in Riverside Commons from 4-8:00pm.
Everyone is invited to help the class by visiting Chipotle and mention class of 2020 before paying for food.
The fundraiser will subsidize the cost of tickets to senior prom and purchase a memorable end of year class gift.
Lucas said there is a team busy at work planning SRO, short for Standing Room Only, which is scheduled for March 5-6.
Last year participation was down from years in the past. SRO is a longtime tradition at GHS that goes back decades.
This year’s theme is 2020 Vision.
The SRO team wants to attract as many participants as possible to improve on student engagement in recent years.
“Get your friends, students and children interested in participating,” Lucas said.
Last week Student Government voted overwhelmingly in favor of a policy proposal initiated by a junior whose idea is to create an entire day where students can volunteer to play Unified Sports with fellow athletes.
The day would unite athletes including students with special needs. It would resemble a field day.
Lucas said there would be an educational session to make sure all volunteers are fully equipped to handle the responsibilities and understand what exactly it means to have special needs.
“Now that we’ve approved the proposal we will work with our administrators to try to make the event happen,” Lucas said.
Lastly, Lucas said seniors were busy with school work and college applications.
“I encourage fellow seniors to push through what may be an extraordinarily busy time,” he said. “We will emerge out the other end smarter and wiser and, most importantly, done with our applications.”