A sneak peek into Lowry Leadership

By Kailynn Winheim Posted November 3, 2009

Note: This article is provided by Mrs. Grady’s Leadership class.

As of October 19, 2009, Lowry leadership students have been working extremely hard to fulfill their requirements for this month’s committee. Every committee and/or group in Lowry leadership has an important job or responsibility. This month Luis Gutierrez, Gaudy Castaneda, and Kailynn Winheim have recognized three different committees; posters, lunchtime activities, and teacher appreciation.

The poster committee is a group that creates inspirational posters to hang in the hallways throughout the school. Arline Franco, Karl Berentsen, and Abbey Haaglund are responsible for making five different posters, which need to have a quote relating to the topic, three different colors, and neatly done.

When asked, “What poster are you making?” Karl told us, “I am making a unity poster, which says, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.”

Abbey explained to us, “I am responsible for creating the sports poster, which says, “Good better best, never let it rest, until your good is your better and your better is your best.” Each one of us is making a poster, and then together we are making the other two.”

Lastly, Arline excitedly told us, “I am making an academic poster that says, “Too often students are given answers to remember, rather than problems to solve.” As these three students continuously work hard to create amazing posters, they sure hope to have all five done by the deadline.

Lunchtime activities are a Lowry High school tradition. Each month students come up with games to play during lunch to get the students more involved within the school. This month, Jonathan Diaz and Marilynn Sandoval came up with two excellent ideas. Their first idea was Dog Chases Tail. This specific game requires three students from each class. The point of the game is to get the bandana from the other team, and the last team with a bandana still in their back pocket wins. For the second activity, a student had to put shaving cream on their face along with cheese balls. The point of the game is to try to make the cheese balls stick to the students’ faces for more than five seconds. The team that makes the cheese balls stick for more than five seconds wins. Marilynn and Jonathan were very excited about the October lunchtime activities. They hope that many students will continue to show up to participate and support their class.

The staff at Lowry is the soul that keeps each student motivated. This is why Anna Gutierrez and Jennae Johnson have taken it upon themselves to appreciate them, hence the committee, staff appreciation. For the month of October, these two students made each staff member ghost-like figures. These ghosts-like figures are filled with lollipops and love from leadership students.

We asked Jennae, “What do you think of the staff members at Lowry High?” She replied, “Without our staff members at Lowry we would not be as united and spirited as we are. They are great inspirational leaders who help me and other students become academically inclined.” The ghost-like figures were handed out to the staff members on Thursday, October 29, 2009.

Throughout our Leadership experiences, we have learned how to control ourselves and commit 100% to our school and to our fellow classmates.

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