Marching Geneva members are also going through an exciting time. As many alumni know, Marching Geneva has had the same uniforms for a very long time. About five years ago, members of Geneva Area Music Boosters Association decided it was time for a change, and began working very hard raising funds for new uniforms. Finally, there is enough money to buy 100 new uniforms, which will cost approximately $45,000. School custodian, Paul Dombrowski created the eagle design on the uniforms, so they are especially meaningful to the band members. On behalf of Marching Geneva, we would like to thank the community for their continued support of the program. Congratulations, Marching Geneva!
Community minded members of GHS Key Club will once again be participating in the 2013 Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge. The Plunge will take place at noon Feb. 9 at Breakwater Beach, Lake Road West, in Geneva State Park. Students will be accepting donations from sponsors and all proceeds benefit the Special Olympics program. In the past, about 40 students have participated, and Key Club adviser Kim Debacker is hoping that number will be even higher this year.
“A trophy is awarded to the school with the most participants, and even though the event is for a good cause, it would be nice to bring the trophy back to Geneva,” said Mrs. DeBacker. “It really is for a good cause. The students seem to really enjoy it and it’s a fun, positive experience.”
Eric Hagenbaugh, a 2012 participant, agrees. “The money raised is for Special Olympics, but it’s a lot of fun too. I’m excited to participate this year,” he said. If anyone would like to donate to support this event, please contact Kim Debacker. Her phone number is 440-466-4831, extension 4010, and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, a reminder to all students and parents that counselors will be in all English classes during the first week in February to help students schedule their classes for the 2013-2014 school year. Also, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be 4:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and Feb. 27.