School musical coming soon on March 31

By Trevor Andrews, Reporter
Jessie Labrie, a musical teacher said, “For my end I work mainly on the music and preparing students to sing in small groups, duets, trios, and solo work.”
He said that students have about five or six weeks to memorize the music. 
Labrie said that there’s somebody in charge of every part of the musical, including acting, props, production elements, makeup, and costumes.

Grand Island Senior High is playing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

By Xzandra Hoard, Reporter
Grand Island Senior High is getting ready for a play called ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.’ This play is based on a book written by Barbara Robinson which was published in 1971. The play will be held Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 10 at 7:30 pm, and Dec. 11 at 5 pm.

Fall play tells the story of German soldiers going to war

By Jackie Ruiz, Editor
If you like watching heavy and heartfelt moments on stage,“All Quiet on the Western Front” might be your cup of tea.
Senior High students will be performing “All Quiet on the Western Front” on October 6, 7, and 9 in the school auditorium. Tickets will be five dollars each for adults

SDOA to feature serious, funny plays

By Jackie Ruiz, Editor             Student directors are trying to bring joy not only to students at GISH but to students and parents across the GIPS community, according to senior Timothy Troxel. Troxel, Laila McComb, Aspen Polltack, and Kayden Renner are the student directors for this year’s Senior High SDOAs (Student Directed One Acts). TheContinue reading “SDOA to feature serious, funny plays”

Seniors look back, share memories of GISH

Trevor Andrews, reporter             Approximately 550 seniors are counting down the days before they officially become alumni of Grand Island Senior High School.             The class of 2022 is the first to have gone through four years of the academy style of learning along with seeing portions of their high school career cut short becauseContinue reading “Seniors look back, share memories of GISH”

Senior High speakers bring home the gold

By Nancy Gonrgora, Reporter             Senior High has a pair of state champions.             During the Nebraska Schools Activities Association’s (NSAA) State Speech Championships held at Kearney High School last month, the GISH speech team qualified eight students and placed eighth overall in class A out of 33 schools.             The larger accomplishment was thatContinue reading “Senior High speakers bring home the gold”

Spring Play tells the story of orphans searching for a home

By Jackie Ruiz, Editor             The Spring Play at Senior High unravels the story of how nine children find new beginnings at unexpected places after losing everything. Set in the 1900s, The Orphan Train, talks about the historical journey of orphans from the East Coast that travel across the United States by train. They goContinue reading “Spring Play tells the story of orphans searching for a home”

Flaherty has a passion for piano

By Blanca Hernandez, Reporter  Elisa Flaherty, the accompanist for the Senior High choirs, said she enjoys working with her students and spending time with them. “I like getting to know my students and getting to create music with them,” she said. Flaherty has been teaching at GISH for two years and has worked for Grand IslandContinue reading “Flaherty has a passion for piano”

Exchange student enjoying life, school in America

By Jackie Ruiz, Editor             Foreign Exchange student, Alexandra Tchernaya, said it’s been a scary but exciting journey coming from Belarus, Russia to America for the first time. Tchernaya is known as Alexa Black by her friends at Senior High because, she said, they have a hard time pronouncing her last name.             “It wasContinue reading “Exchange student enjoying life, school in America”