Prom was Saturday night at the Hood River Elks Club. The prom court for 2010 is: Jake Keithly and Katie Wasgatt, Brian Langfield and Amy Keithly, CJ Schuster and Julia LaVallie, and Tygh Schuster and Dakota Jones. The new King and Queen are Brian Langfield and Amy Keithly. Congratulations to all.
On May 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be wood cutting sponsored by the sophomore class and Hancock Forest Management. Bring your truck and saw. The Glenwood students will be issuing wood permits and collecting donations for the sophomore class. Directions: head east from Glenwood on Goldendale Hwy. for 0.75 miles, turn right on Lakeside Road 4 miles, turn left on Fisher Hill Road 3 miles, and follow signs to the Firewood area. Any questions, please call Hancock Forest Management office at 364-3331.
We would like to Congratulate CJ Schuster for winning the Gear up Essay contest. Have fun in Washington D.C.
The community of Glenwood is fortunate to be hosting three foreign exchange students this year. I will be telling you about each of them in the coming weeks. Our first featured students is Maike Hellrung, 15, from Stuttgart, Germany. Miss Hellrung arrived in Glenwood this past January, and is being hosted by Barbara Warren. She is scheduled to be in Glenwood until June 9.
Miss Hellrung left her parents and younger brother behind in Germany. According to Maike -- being away from her family has been the hardest part of the foreign exchange experience; while getting to know new friends is the best part! She has enjoyed riding horses, shooting and taking off-road vehicle rides while in Glenwood.
Maike explained that some of the differences between Stuttgart and Glenwood are that people don't see many animals other than in zoos, and "there are not that many trees" in her area. Stuttgart, according to Google, is a city of about 600,038 people as of 2008. That in itself is quite a difference from tiny Glenwood. The school system differs in that kindergarten students begin school at 3 years of age, middle school is for grades 1 through 4, and high school includes grades 5 through 12. Maike is a 10th grader, and her school has about 2,000 students. Children attend school year round in Stuttgart with a six-week break during summer and two-week breaks every six to eight weeks throughout the year. Maike's favorite class in Glenwood is zoology because it is not available in Germany; and they don't get to dissect specimens in her home country.
In Germany, Maike likes to compete in trial and motor cross races on her Kawasaki 250 motorcycle. She competes in contests based on bike size and age categories against both boys and girls. She has competed most in the trial competitions, which compare to obstacle course races. In trial, Maike explained that balance is very important, and she has wrecked occasionally.
Best wishes, Maike, as you finish out the school year in Glenwood. It is a privilege to have you attend our school.
Students earning honor roll status for the third quarter were recently announced. They were Baylee Couch, Whitney Feller, Reyauna Guzman, Greg Dechand, Rebecca Hallenbeck, Tiffany McCoy, Jonathon Throop, Dakota Jones, Spencer Hallenbeck, Maike Hellrung, Jake Keithly, CJ Schuster, Grady Hallenbeck, Dustin Jones, Mariah Smith, Kaylene Tyndall, Istvan Antal, Audrey Hill, Amy Keithly, Brian Landfield, Julia LaVallie and Sheyu Yan. Congratulations to each of these students for the recognition their hard work earned them.
Remember...Marlene Dewey is holding an open house on Sunday, April 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3 Cemetery Road. She will be holding a Southern Living and Home Decor party; and providing refreshments. Proceeds from this event will sponsor prizes for the Glenwood Rodeo Association's playday to be held this summer. If you are unable to attend, but would like to place an order, catalogs are available. For questions or to obtain a catalog, call Marlene at 364-4146.
The Mt. Adams Cemetery annual cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. If you would like to help spruce up the cemetery after the long winter, please bring a rake, wheelbarrow and/or weed eater. Should the weather be nasty (rainy/snowy) the cleanup event will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 15. For questions, please contact Lonnie Dean, 364-3521; Dan Hathaway, 364-3643; or Kay Hoodenpyl, 364-3376.