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October Rotary Seniors of the Month
By Raechelle Sandoval '18
Almost every month GHS teachers vote on seniors from a list of exemplary boys and girls, decided on at the beginning of year. A boy and girl are decided on every month. When the boy and girl are decided on, their names are removed from the list. All the students on this list must meet a higher grade point average, and have certain characteristics, such as character and leadership. For the month of October Lucia Kezele and Kevin McKennon were picked as the Rotary Seniors of the Month from Gallup High School. I asked Kevin and Lucia a few questions about being Rotary Senior of the month.
Where do you want to go to school?
Kezele: I want to go to Oklahoma State University.
McKennon: I want to go to college at either Texas A&M, Fort Lewis, or ASU.
What are your plans after high school?
Kezele: I plan on going to college out of state; most likely to Oklahoma State University, and getting my degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminology. I want to minor in psychology. During college I am hoping to be part of a sorority and I want to try out for the dance team at the college. I want to stay involved in community service. After college I plan on staying in the south, getting my doctorate, and working with the FBI as a criminal profiler.
McKennon: I plan on going to college and majoring in business to become a stockbroker. But after I get my degree I’d like to enlist in the Marines before beginning my career.
How does it feel to be Rotary Senior of the Month?
Kezele: I was kind of surprised. I didn’t expect it because they hadn’t mentioned anything to any of the seniors yet about nominations. It was a great feeling though, to be recognized for all the work I do.
McKennon: I guess that being a Rotary Senior doesn’t really impact my day-to-day life much, but it’s very reassuring to know that there is the possibility of having an extra way to pay for college if I am selected as Senior of the Year.
Are there any other comments you would like to make?
Kezele: I want to thank my parents because they’ve always been by my side and continue to encourage me. They don’t push me to work as hard as I do, they know I’ll push myself so they always encourage me and be there when I’m down. I also want to thank my boyfriend for the same reasons as my parents, my siblings for giving me something to compete with, and my grandma for always watching over me. To any underclassmen: take it seriously. You really think you have all the time in the world and you don’t. One bad semester can mess up your chances for some great scholarships as well as other opportunities. Try your hardest now.
McKennon: I’d just like to thank the members of the school who picked me to have the honor of being Senior of the Month, and giving me this grand opportunity.
SO BE IT!
By Sydney Teran '18
Introducing the Ambush! News advice column: SO BE IT! The Ambush! staff wants to help students, parents, and viewers in any way we can by answering questions you send us to the best of our ability. Why say so be it and give up, when you have SO BE IT! to help? To send questions you must put in your email, however you will remain anonymous. Send us your questions and we’ll answer weekly.
Teen Health Center Poster Contest
By Raechelle Sandoval '18
The Teen Health Center is currently using the same poster that they have used since 2010, and they want a change. This year, the center has partnered with the GHS S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter, and is searching for a new poster. They are giving all GHS students the opportunity to design a new poster and submit it for use. This poster will be used for advertising purposes, and will be displayed throughout Gallup McKinley County Schools. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15th, and the winner will be announced on Friday, November 17th. For more information, refer to the poster below, which are also hung around the school.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked students if they enjoy haunted houses. 50% said "Yes!!!" 33.3% said they've never been to one, and 16.7% said they only enjoy them if the haunted houses really scare them.