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February 22, 2013
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GMG is Hosting the Conference Speech Festival by Zach Plante On February 20, 2013, GMG will be hosting the Iowa Star Conference Speech Festival. It will start at 1:30 PM, and they will practice and perform down stairs in the lower halls. However, GMG will still be having all their regular classes. All schools in our Iowa Star Conference will be here for the speech festival. This festival will be a practice time before the District Individual Speech Contest on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Senior Citizens’ Fun Night at GMG by: Noah Scheidel On February 15, the GMG National Honor Society held their annual Senior Citizens’ Fun Night from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. Attendance was very good; much of the community turned out for the fun activities hosted by the NHS. The night started out with three outstanding performances by members of the Speech Team. Performers included the following: Olivia Welton; the radio news team, including Dillon Slingluff; and an acting group of Abigail Duden, Caitlin Appelgate, Jennifer Borota, and Mackenzie Burt. The members of NHS then helped the seniors on a fun quiz with questions about Valentine’s Day. Treats were then given to everyone. Much of the food was homemade and very delicious. Everyone received a nice handmade Valentine card. The night ended with group games, including cards and a few rounds of bingo. The GMG NHS holds the Senior Citizens’ Fun Night annually. Everyone is looking forward to more fun at GMG next year. A great night was had by all!

Seussical by Nathan Swaim On March 15th-16th the GMG High School will be presenting a musical. This musical is called Seussical. This musical is directed by Mrs. Sheryl Mullikin and her husband Mr. Alan Mullikin. The play will start on 15th at 7:00 p.m. On the 16th this night is a dessert theatre. So, if you would like to enjoy some dessert food, show up at 6:30 p.m. Admission price is $3 for students and $5 for adults. Our students work hard to prepare for these plays and musicals, so come and enjoy our young actors and actresses.

Spring Sports! By : Luke Petty It’s that time, spring sports are beginning. GMG boys tracked is coached by Mr. Mike Pearson, the girls track team is coached by Mr. Jon Reed. Both teams had a successful season last year, and I can see the excitement to get started again. Golfing is also right around the corner. GMG golf is coached by Mr. Mike Spurlin. They golf team also had a successful season last year. GMG graduated two golfers, Siera Richter, and Chris Read. Those two missing from the team will hurt, but GMG has a lot of good golfers with experience coming in to replace them.

GMG Blood Drive by Lexie Curry GMG High School will be having a blood drive on Friday, March 8, 2013. It will start at 12:30 PM and end at 6:30 PM. This event will be in the new gym at the high school located on 306 Park Street.You must be at least 16 and weigh at least 120 pounds. If you are under 18 you must have parent consent. You may schedule your appointment online at HYPERLINK “” or call Mr. Mark Samek at (641)499-2005. The blood drive is being sponsored by the Anatomy and Physiology II class. For any questions you may contact Mark Samek as well. Please come and join us and give your support to GMG!!!!

NEIBA District Jazz Festival By Tyler Thurston GMG will be attending the NEIBA Jazz Festival at Hudson. The GMG students will be performing at 10:40 A.M. at Hudson on March 2. They will be playing three songs at the concert, “Hot Java Jump” composed by Larry Neeck, “Moonlight Magic” also composed by Larry Neeck, and “Aftershock” composed by Larry Barton. Caitlin Applegate, Kenna Krier, Autumn Rosacker & Dillon Slingluff are the soloists in Hot Java Jump. Dillon Slingluff is also the soloist in Moonlight Magic and Aftershock. You should come support these young musicians performing at this festival. They will surely appreciate it!

Winter Awards Banquet By Seth Egleston The GMG Winter Awards Banquet is just around the corner. It will be held at 6:30 PM, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Yes, it will be a potluck. So, bring a covered dish or dessert, and enjoy the food and fellowship. It will be held in the old gym on the second floor. The teams being awarded will be the girls and boys basketball teams, basketball cheerleaders, and the dance team members. Please come support these athletes, as they put a lot of their time and effort into practicing and playing each activity. Attend and enjoy, it will be a night of delicious food and great support for our activities at GMG!



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