Every other month the Lowry High School staff nominates students who are academically and morally exceptional. These students exemplify the quality of leadership and serve as role models to young people both at school and in the community, they set positive examples in words, deeds, and appearances, have positive attitudes, display emotional stability, exhibit self-control, and above all, set positive examples for academic achievement in classroom studies.
The freshmen class student of the month for the month of February is Shane Bell. He was nominated
By Mrs. Rebecca Hill who states, “Shane is a great student to have in class. Always turns in work on time, helps other students when needed. Currently has all A’s”. Congratulations Shane Bell!
The sophomore class student of the month for the month of February is TJ Collins. He was nominated
By Mr. Walton who states, “TJ is an extremely diligent student. He works hard to complete tasks assigned and finds out how to accomplish the tasks correctly”. Congratulations TJ Collins!
The junior class student of the month for the month of February is J’Mar Tarafa. He was nominated
By Ms. Meissner who states, “J’Mar is sophisticated in his thinking, reading, and writing, far beyond his years. He is creative, hard-working, a team player, polite, and is totally a joy to have as a student”. Congratulations J’Mar!
The senior class student of the month for the month of February is Michael Stannard. He was nominated
By Mrs. James who states, “Michael is a joy to have in class. He is a model student. He comes to class with an enormous amount of prior knowledge, which enriches class discussion”. Congratulations Michael Stannard!
Thank you to these students who make education their top priority and put everything that they have into their high school career. Lowry High school thanks you for all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year!
Lowry Winterfest 2008
January 30, 2008
By Ryan Guariglia
Lowry Winterfest 2008 was a huge success this year. It started on Monday with a fantastic win
By our boy’s Varsity Basketball team. We walked into school on Tuesday witnessing beautiful hallway decorations that of which the sophomore’s won with their amazing country themed decorations. Everyone was sporting their Disco/Hippy attire and we all looked fabulous. Bingo Night was hosted in the Cafeteria at 6:30PM that night which was a huge success. Courtney Harrington took the big win clinching the 8GB video iPod Nano, and Missy McKinnon winning the beautiful jewelry donated
By Rice Jewelers. A big thank you goes out from Lowry Leadership to all of the businesses who donated to our Winterfest Bingo Night.
On Wednesday we all came to school dressed as our favorite rock stars. The lunchtime activity (Singing Bee) was won
By the freshmen. The boy’s Basketball teams traveled to Sparks that night and was defeated
By the Sparks Railroaders. After school Lowry hosted Wrestling Duals beating Dayton and Yerington and being defeated
By Spring Creek. It was a Jam in the Gym to see which class had the most spectators. The mighty seniors clenched the win in this class competition.
Thursday, everyone came to school dressed in their school colors to represent their school for Blue and Gold Day. It was the day of our Pep Assembly which involved the incredible performances of the Dance Team and Cheerleaders and many class and royalty competitions. Our Honorary Buckaroo, Sal Romero, was given a plaque and was greatly appreciated
By the student body. The lunchtime activity (Name that Tune) following the assembly was won
By the sophomores. Game Night was hosted in the Old Gym at 6:30 that night where a series of class competitions were conducted including playing Guitar Hero, DDR, and numerous amounts of other games.
Friday morning everyone was dressed in their west for the Wild Wild West! There was a lunchtime activity (CD Toss) was held in the Old gym where the Seniors and Sophomores tied for first place. The Wrestling made their way to Sparks for a tournament that afternoon. Lowry hosted the girl’s basketball games against Sparks and the Varsity girls picked up a smashing win!
Saturday was full of extreme fun! The boy’s basketball team traveled to Fernley and put up a great fight against the Vaqueros but were defeated. The girl’s basketball team hosted the games against Fernley and accomplished a fantastic win. The Winterfest Dance, sponsored
By the Senior Class, was held in the New Gym from 8:30 to 11:30. It was an extremely fun evening of music and dancing! Winterfest was huge success thanks to all the students who participated. Lowry Leadership hopes that you all enjoyed Winterfest 2008.
Christmas Spirit at LHS
December 20, 2007
By Jennifer Monge
It is time for Christmas spirit! Everyone in Lowry High School is quite busy this December, with clubs participating in a variety of community services, from Santa’s Village, to the Toy Drive. There seems to be no stop in helping the community this Christmas.
The annual Food Drive, which started November 29 thru December 13, was a big success. Fourth period classes had a chance to compete with each other at Lowry for the prize of a Root Beer Float party. The proceeds will go to the Winnemucca Food Bank. First place for the Food Drive goes to Mr. Walton’s class, with 473 items, runner up goes to Mrs. Mercado’s class with 276 items, and third place with 129 items is Mrs. Meissner’s class.
Leadership would like to thank the Art club for being creative and making the food items into a castle. This sculpture was on display in the auditorium. In addition, we would like to thank Honor Society for helping in shipping out the food. It was wonderful to have the clubs take part in the same community service.
Natural Helpers held the annual Toy and Gift Drive from December 3 to 14. Unwrapped toys and gifts were to be dropped in boxes at the attendance office. This was a class competition for points. The winner this year was the juniors.
We would like to thank everyone for helping out in the community this year. It was a great success and hope our activities are even more successful next year!
American All-Star Dance Team
November 20, 2007
By Kelli Seeliger
There is excitement in the air for 8 lucky girls on the Lowry High School Dance Team. They were chosen to be members of the American All-Star Dance Team after a private camp the team holds every year at the school. The girls that were chosen are Savannah McDade, Rachel Yates, Kristen Graham, Julissa Pulido, Camille Lyon, Megan Griggs, Sharrisa Stevens, and myself, Kelli Seeliger.
The Team has the opportunity to go on an annual Good-Will trip. This year the trip is to Rome, Italy. These girls have the chance to perform at the American Overseas School of Rome. This is one of the most important parts of this trip. They get to perform dances learned at the summer camp in groups. There are a total of 15 dance groups. The girls from here are doing two separate dances. Three of them are doing a hip hop dance and the other five are doing a kick dance.
This trip was not free though. The total cost was $2,095 and fundraising was a necessity. They did everything from a Taco Feed, to sales of cookie dough, coffee beans, and candles. They also had a car wash, a lot sale, and a raffle. Girls earned up to $600 each.
The fact that the trip is to Rome is not a down side. There are five days the group gets to tour, shop, and site see around the ancient city. There is also the chance to see and hear Pope Benedict XVI. There are many tours on foot and on bus. There is even a day when the girls go to Tuscany. This is truly the trip of a lifetime.
Lowry Staff Members of the Month
Social Studies Department
November 20, 2007
By Alicia Kelly
Mr. Stotler has worked at Lowry High School for twenty-two years. He has been to nine countries including, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, and Bahamas. The most famous person he has ever met was Terry Bradshaw, quarter back of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mr. Carstensen has worked at Lowry for four years. If he had to choose between teaching Freshmen or Seniors, he said he would choose Seniors, because they get his jokes. His first job was a farm laborer on his uncle’s dairy farm for two summers.
Mr. Beck has taught at Lowry for 18 years. The most famous person he has ever met was Evel Knieval. His first job was as a member of the YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) working for the Forest Service in Montana.
Mr. Lucas has been a student teacher at Lowry for one year. The most famous person he has ever met was Travis Pastrana. If he had to choose between teaching Freshmen or Seniors, he would choose Seniors. “Freshmen “don’t know anything” and Seniors “know everything“, Said Mr. Lucas.
Mrs. Mercado has taught at Lowry for seven years. She would choose teaching Seniors over Freshmen EXCEPT around May. The most famous person she has ever met was Edward James Olmos.
Homecoming Week 2007
November 14, 2007
By Brad Pearce
Another Homecoming week has come and gone at Lowry High School . Homecoming was even crazier and wilder then ever before. The week started off with color war day between the classes for the first of two assemblies for the week. Freshmen were purple, Sophomores were green, Juniors were orange, and Seniors were yellow. With Sophomores winning a water transfer lunch competition, and the Sophomores/Juniors girls winning the Powder Puff football game, the week was starting off great . Tuesday was twin day with the Seniors winning the three-legged-race lunch time activity. Rudy was shown Tuesday night for movie night. Wednesday was superhero day and the Freshmen beat out everyone with the superhero launch lunch time activity. Thursday was crazy hair and clash day. The Seniors were successful is winning the relay-race lunch time activity. Friday brought a close to Homecoming week with Blue-and-Gold day. The Seniors were victorious in winning the shaving
cream and cereal lunch time activity. Brian Cholico and Dixie Richards were crowned for Homecoming King and Queen. That was the entire Homecoming week here at Lowry High.
New Fish In the Lowry High School Sea
September 24, 2007
By: Ashley Shurtliff and Brad Pearce
This year at Lowry High School, new staff have come to Lowry. While some have returned most are brand new. At Lowry we have two new administrators, five teachers and one student teacher. Our new administrators are Mrs.
Watts the new Principal and Mr. Jeppsen the new Vice Principal. The new teachers are Mrs Meissiner an English teacher, Ms. Kottke the new Art teacher, Mr. Mahoney a Math teacher, Mrs. Hill an English and Speech teacher, and Mrs Molina the new Special Education teacher. The new student teacher is Mr. Lucas who is doing a great job working with Mr. Beck. Each of these of staff members have brought a unique touch to the learning atmosphere, with their diverse backgrounds.
While all these staff members are now in Winnemucca, not all of them have lived here all their lives. Mrs. Watts has lived in Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, and Colorado, while Mr, Jeppsen has lived here in Winnemucca, other places in Nevada and in Utah. Mr. Lucas has lived in Wyoming, Oregon, California , and in Nevada, Mrs. Molina has lived in Wisconsin for an astounding 22 years! Mrs. Meissner has lived throughout the states of California and Nevada, and also in British Columbia, and Ms. Kottke lived in Battle Mountain all her life until college which was in Georgia. Mr. Mahoney lived in Wyoming, Oklahoma, and California and Mrs. René Hill has lived in Arizona, Colorado and here in Nevada. With the influences from the different places that our staff members have lived, this year at Lowry we are looking forward to the great experiences and different teaching styles to further students in education.
Back to School 2007
March 20, 2009
Well, it’s that time of the year again and students are heading back to school. Here at Lowry High School we have been beginning our year with a few fun activities to break the summer ice. We offered Buck pins to students showing their Buckaroo spirit. Also, a lunchtime activity was held to awaken the annual class competition for Lowry’s “Class of the Year” award. And the sophomore class of 2010 defended its title at this first contest. Followed
By this activity were Thursday’s free bounce house, watermelon and cookies offered to all of Lowry’s excited student body
By Lowry Leadership. There was also music to listen to as we enjoyed our back to school celebration. But what excellent school year doesn’t start with a good back to school assembly to get us headed in the right direction! Lowry’s new principal was there to greet the enthusiastic student body and introduce us to this year’s faculty and staff. So we are looking forward to a great year here at Lowry High School.
Interview with Mr. Brower
June 4, 2007
By Nicole Landry
After eight and a half wonderful years of being at Albert M. Lowry High School, we are very sad to see our beloved principal, Mr. Kirk Brower, go. I was honored to have the privilege of getting to interview such a great man, and hear about his time here at Lowry High.
When asked what his most memorable LHS moment is, he sat back and laughed about when he had first come to Lowry High, he was announcing at one of the home ball games, and he announced the “Lowry Buccaneers” instead of the “Lowry Buckaroos.” “I knew instantly what I had just done, and I couldn’t believe it!” said Mr. Brower. Mr. Brower is going to miss all of the wonderful students and the great staff at Lowry the most. He is really going to miss the association with everyone, and all people that he has had the chance to work with during the past eight and a half years.
Mr. Brower feels that he has had many great accomplishments as being principal. One accomplishment that he is particularly proud of is the increase in the test scores; he is extremely proud of all of the hard work that has been put in from the staff and the students. Mr. Brower is extremely proud of all that he has accomplished in his career. Lowry High is a great school and is doing very well. He is very proud of all of the students that he has seen graduate and go on in life. When asked if there was anything that he could have done differently during his career, he replied that he wouldn’t change a thing except for he was too trusting of people at times when he shouldn’t have been.
Mr. Brower’s favorite part of his everyday work was “When I could help kids.” He absolutely loves to help people and he “likes to be a cheerleader for kids.” The students at Lowry give Mr. Brower the most LHS pride. The academics and the activities of the students at Lowry High give Mr. Brower much of this pride. He is very proud of all the hard work and dedication that the students put into their everyday school lives. One lesson that Mr. Brower has learned in his career is “Never give up on kids, and that there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. You can always show them how to do things differently. I care about them, and I want them to be successful.” Mr. Brower leaves the new upcoming administration with some good advice, “Take advantage of the strength and experiences of the people who work around you.” This will be a tremendous help to the new administration.
Mr. Brower looks back on all of his great times at Lowry High, and all of the great memories he has made, and feels very fortunate that he had the chance to experience it. Mr. Brower was an outstanding principal, and will be greatly missed.
Interview with Mrs. Goicoechea
June 4, 2007
By Milo Kennedy
After having served as Vice Principal at Lowry High School for four years, Mrs. Goicoechea has decided to retire. She has been a huge part of the school and will be missed dearly
When asked what her most memorable LHS moment was she replied, “Seeing my first class of fourth graders from the Grammar School graduate my first year here.” When asked what her greatest accomplishment was she answered, “Nothing as an individual but as being a part of an effective administrative team that was able to enhance and improve student learning.” Upon being asked if she was proud of this accomplishment she answered, “Yes, the relationships that were formed with the kids, the families, and the staff were all something to be proud of.” “Is there anything you wish you could have done differently?” “No, it has been a great experience and a new challenge.” Being asked what her favorite part of her everyday work was she simply replied, “Student contact.” Mrs. Goicoechea is a very proud Buckaroo and the part that gives her the most pride is “The committed teachers and staff and the accomplishments of our students.” One lesson that she has learned as an administrator at LHS is “To patiently work with professional educators to implement change.” And when finally asked if there was any advice she wished to give to the new upcoming administration she answered, “Keep the candy jar filled.”
Mrs. Goicoechea has been one of the most influential people to work in our school and has done her best to make it the best place possible. She has worked many hard hours, days and nights. With her leaving will come many memories of things she has done for our school.
MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
June 4, 2007
By Shane Kelly & Bob O’Donnell
The school year at Lowry is coming to an end but students are still hard at work. A few students in particular are this month’s Students of the Month. For the month of May, Lowry’s Freshman Student of the month is Luis Cruz. Mr. Walton nominated Luis for having a positive attitude. Mr. Walton said that Luis struggles with his class work, yet remains positive. “He comes to class early, asks for help, and puts forth a fair amount of effort.”
Sophomore class student of the month is Tanner Schmidt. Ms. Hernandez nominated Tanner. Tanner is quite a student and hard worker, completes all class work and loves to help others. “Tanner goes beyond the requirements and is the student that everyone wants to be in a group with.”
Once again nominated
By Ms. Hernandez was junior student of the month Bryan Cholico. Bryan is a very hard worker and a great leader. He puts forth all the effort needed to go beyond the requirements given to him. He displays positive behavior and attitude. “Bryan is an excellent listener and very courteous. He also displays the utmost respect for his fellow students and peers.”
Mrs. Kennedy nominated a very deserving person for senior class student of the month. Rebecca Givens was that nominee. “Becca works very hard for the senior class. She is willing to spend whatever time she needs to help make the senior class successful. She has never complained and works hard and successfully.
May Staff Member of the Month
June 4, 2007
By Yezenia Diaz
Well, it’s about that time of year again here at Lowry High School, when we say good-bye to the seniors and hello to the upcoming freshmen, when teachers cram the last bit of knowledge before summer and students frantically rush to complete the day. Yes, this month has been a hectic one and we still managed to have a staff member of the month.
We would like to congratulate Mrs. Killion with the honor of receiving Staff Member of the Month. Here is a little bit about her. Mrs. Killion has been a teacher here at Lowry for 24 years, the brave soul. She has always wanted to be a teacher, and with determination, achieved her dream. It’s not everyone who grows up to become what they always wanted to be.
Now that summer is here, I believe it’s time to think: vacation. Mrs. Killion’s dream vacation would be to stay at a resort in Lake Tahoe. She has traveled to many places in the United States, but still chooses Lake Tahoe as one of the most beautiful places.
And how can we forget the most embarrassing moment? Mrs. Killion states that her most embarrassing moment is her tripping and falling in front of class. Now that is embarrassing!
Her favorite foods are the three P’s: pizza, pasta and pie, but she didn’t say what kind . . .. Her favorite thing about Lowry is the fall Homecoming activities. All the spirit and enthusiasm that shows in these weeks can make anyone proud to be a Buckaroo! Now to round this article up, Mrs. Killion will leave us with one of her favorite quotes: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. Once again, congratulations to Mrs. Killion and I wish everyone a happy May! Keep in the sunlight, this year is almost over!
April Staff Member of the Month
April 30, 2007
By Camille Lyon
An exciting month it has been for Lowry High School indeed, and gracing us with their best performance is none other than Mr. Tim Connors. Mr. Connors has been teaching at Lowry for seven years. He is truly a great role model here at Lowry. He is very dedicated to the staff and students at Lowry. When asked what advice he would give to a student he replied, “Believe in yourself.” His father inspired him to be a teacher, and his favorite thing about Lowry is the students. Mr. Connors is a great choice for staff member of the month.
April Students of the Month
April 30, 2007
By Camille Lyon
This month another great batch of students have been nominated
By teachers. Lowry is always sprouting great students, and the students of the month are role models to the rest of the Lowry student body.
One fine example of a leader is freshmen Brad Pearce. Brad was nominated
By Mr. Walton. Mr. Walton thinks Brad is a bright star in the freshmen class. He quietly does his work, yet receives little recognition. Brad never needs close supervision. Brad Pearce is a grand example of a student at Lowry.
Our sophomore for this month is the one and only Kole Kracaw. Kole is an example of the more unique students at Lowry. He was nominated
By Mrs. Kennedy. Kole plays an active role in the Leadership class as the sophomore class president. His favorite color is as he describes as the color of socialism, red. Kole Kracaw is also on the Cross Country team.
The junior class student of the month is Israel Ochoa. Israel is on the Varsity Basketball team and Football team. With all of the away games Israel still manages to get his work done and in on time. He was nominated
By Miss. Hernandez, and she speaks very highly of Israel.
Another amazing student here at Lowry is Areli Galvan. Areli is currently a senior at Lowry. She was nominated
By Mrs. Doyle for her academic achievements and passion for learning. Areli moved to the United States from Mexico four years ago. In that time period she managed to learn the English language, which she now speaks fluently, and is in many honors and advanced placement classes. Areli admires the teachers for helping her get through school. Areli Galvan has earned high respects from her peers and is a real role model.
Successful State Conference
April 30, 2007
By: Heather Boni
It is finally over! The Leadership State Conference hosted here in Winnemucca
By our very own Lowry High Leadership Class
Posted: March 29th through March 31st, was a flaming success! The theme of the conference was “Leadership Around the World” and we collaborated famous leaders, quotes, and culture from different countries into all of our decorations and activities. Meg Gast and Nicole Landry were the State Conference Chairs and Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Grady were the backbone to this event. We planned many activities, guest speakers, and decorations that created a successful and inspiring conference.
The next step to planning the conference was decorating the gym and hallways. Decorations were sure time consuming, but the effect was over whelming. We transformed the simple gym into a collaboration of world monuments and structures. We built the Eiffel Tower (Paris), a gigantic gold pyramid (Egypt), a Stars and Stripes banner (America), and many more. Forty large flags of different countries were hung from the ceiling beams in the gym. Windows were decorated with worlds and hallways were decorated with props representing cultural events and traditions of the different countries. Each delegate’s name was written on an individual world, covering the cafeteria walls with 850 small worlds. The side walks and entrances were decorated with chalk to awaken and welcome the incoming delegates. The school became a world of its own.
We began the conference on March 29th with registration and a grand welcome session. Dancers representing all cultures, from Indian and African dance to Basque, Russian, and Spanish, graced the dance floor. Friday and Saturday, motivating guest speakers Richard Santana and Ken Johnson, as well as an astounding hypnotist, Russ Peak, inspired and entertained our guests. Workshops were presented giving the delegates new ideas for school improvement, community involvement, fundraisers for charity, student participation, and strong leadership skills. Two Lowry students, Elise Cowley and Yesinia Diaz, were chosen to present their workshop “Courage to Speak” at the National conference in Washington D.C. this summer! Some Lowry students were workshop presenters, JC Group leaders, and speakers, but behind the scenes Leadership students were also greeters, cleaners, guides, and set movers. Feeding 850 delegates at meal times were no hassle with help from Red Lion, Subway, and Round Table. The food was amazing!
This conference would not have been possible without all of the volunteers and the support from the community. Thank you to those who volunteered your time and materials; we appreciate all that you did. We are honored to have hosted an event such as this and the success of this conference will be remembered for years to come.
April 30, 2007
By Michael Forney
As the weeks slip by, all of us here at Lowry High School grow restless for the end of the year to come. Students daydream in classes, their minds numb to the many lectures and lessons of their teachers. Due to the warming weather, everyone would rather spend a day out in the sun rather than being cooped up inside a classroom forcing one’s mind to concentrate. For this month’s article, Heather and I decided to ask some students about their plans for the summer and their feelings about school.
Kole Kracaw, a leadership student here at Lowry High School, is looking forward to cross-country training this summer. He also said he’s, “not looking forward to getting a job.” Kole empathizes with his fellow students who state their studies are “very challenging.” Many students find it difficult to focus with the prospect of college and the ever decreasing number of days left. However, one student here at Lowry says that he is actually enjoying the last few weeks. How can this be?
Josiah Humphrey states that his classes are “going great because most of his teachers are winding down and doing fun stuff now that it’s the end of his high school career.” He is looking forward to the summer which will bring him ever closer to his first day as an undergraduate at the University of Nevada, Reno. Josiah plans to major in chemical engineering at UNR but will always remember the Student Council State Conference that Lowry had the fortune to host this year for all the Leadership students of Nevada.
So as we come closer to saying goodbye, savoring the last month or so left until we finish the year, many of us students here at Lowry are in a daze – some from the realization that we will never again attend high school and others simply because they cannot wait for the prospects of summer vacation. Whatever the reason, it has been a great year and the Leadership class looks forward to another tremendous year full of fun, hard work, and perhaps a little daydreaming.
February Students of the Month
February 19, 2007
By Francisco Ceballos and Alex Schumacher
Here in the second month of 2007 comes our second batch of staff/student members of the month. For the freshmen, Trenna Terrill was nominated because of her hard work and motivation as well as holding herself to a high standard of personal excellence. Even though both volleyball and basketball have caused her to miss considerable amounts of school, she has been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA during her first year of high school.
Second, we have Samantha Buttram. Samantha is a sophomore, nominated for being a well-prepared student, a quiet leader in class, with outstanding respect and behavior. She is smart and easy to get along with.
Next, we have Manuel Magaña. Manuel is a junior, nominated because even while missing school for sports, Manuel kept his grades up. Manuel is also a great role model for his peers in his constant, consistent wonderful classroom behavior. Manuel has been a joy to have in class.
Rounding of the batch of students is Katie Baker. Katie is a senior nominated because of her involvement in school activities, such as being a Captain of the Varsity dance team. She is always positive, smiling, and full of spirit, a real love of people and learning. Katie is a natural leader and helped organize the annual little girls dance camps. Someone the underclassmen on the teams really can look up to, as a great role model
January Staff Member of the Month
February 19, 2007
By Francisco Ceballos and Alex Schumacher
Now some information on our Staff member of the Month, Mr. Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a great choice, because he has a skill for giving his students a drive to want to learn. He is a great football coach and teacher. Mr. Anderson has been at Lowry for six years also counting the years he was a student here. His hero is his college football coach Jimmy Miller- a man of integrity, a great leader, and a pivotal role model for him during college. Mr. Anderson also has dreams about restoring a ’68 Dodge Charger and loves the rock band BOSTON. His most memorable teaching experience was the irony of working for JR Builders one summer during college. He was on the framing crew that built the LHS Art/History building- he would never have guessed that he would be teaching in that same building years later. These people at Lowry have shown incredible acts to become Staff/Students of the Month.
January Staff Member of the Month
January 29, 2007
By Kole Kracaw & Milo Kennedy
Coach Chris Ward is being appreciated as our staff member of the month. Mr. Ward has been a teacher, coach, and friend to many students, he is a true role model.
January Students of the Month
January 29, 2007
By Kole Kracaw & Milo Kennedy
It will be an exciting month indeed for Lowry High and what’s even more exciting are the students who have taken the initiative and gone the extra mile to achieve the title of Student of the Month.
Starting off the amazing group of four students is the freshmen student of the month Kolton Neilson, described as unselfishly helping his peers and an active member of the community, Kolton is definitely deserving of his new title. For the sophomores Angela Voss has been selected, she has easily earned the position
By attending school and warming up Lowry with a warm smile and positive attitude. Sage McClintick, the junior student of the month, was selected for her commitment to her studies and good attitude in the classroom. Rounding off the bunch is Rayna Chadwick for the seniors. She is ever prepared and always displaying a sunny disposition.
Lowry High Toy Drive
January 4, 2007
By: Hayley Noble
During the month of December at Lowry the Natural Helpers Club has been hosting a toy drive. High school students and staff were to bring new and unwrapped toys to their advisors for class points. The number of toys brought in determined the number of class points awarded. The total number of toys collected was 415 toys. The winner of the most class points were the seniors with 183 toys. Second place was the freshmen with 95. Third, were the sophomores with 56 toys. Fourth with 44 toys was the faculty and fifth were the juniors with 36 toys. Thank you Lowry for all your generosity! All proceeds will be given to needy children in our community.
New Students of the Month at Lowry!
As Lowry High continues through the semester, school life intensifies. Classes become harder and more stress is distributed throughout the campus. Nevertheless, teachers and students manage to keep their heads. There are some students in the school that manage to succeed more than others do; they are the students of the month. The Students of the Month are Silver Nichols, Jordan Tucker, Eric Jacobsen, and Brett Snyder; the Staff Member of the month is Mr. Baldovin.
Silver Nichols, the Freshman Student of the Month, was picked
By her teacher Ms. Hernandez. Her teacher stated, “Silver is an excellent student. She has wonderful reading skills and works very hard. Silver has good attendance and possesses a great attitude. She also is a nice role model for her peers.” Silver is all of these things and more; she deserves to be Student of the Month.
The Sophomore Student of the Month is Jordan Tucker. The teacher that nominated him, Ms. Hernandez, said, “Jordan is an excellent student with model behavior, is always smiling and saying “Hi.” He is a good kid whether he is in a class or in the hallway, and I have never heard him cuss. Jordan is an awesome student.” Jordan represents all sophomores with a great attitude!
The Junior Student of the Month is Eric Jacobsen. Ms. Hernandez also nominated Eric. She wrote, “Eric Jacobsen is an excellent student that works hard to keep his grades up. He has excelled in Percussion and taught himself to play guitar! Eric is conscientious and compassionate to those around him. He is a driven person that seems to be able to do anything he puts his mind to.” Eric is a wonderful addition to Lowry High School; good job Eric!
The Senior Student of the Month is Brett Snyder. This student was nominated
By Mr. Walton, who said, “Brett is the only senior in a freshmen-dominated drafting class. He has a great disposition in the class. He willingly helps younger students who don’t understand something about the assignment. When he finishes his work, he simply brings homework from another class and works on that. What a great student!”
December Staff Member of the Month
December 14, 2006
Mr. Baldovin, an English teacher of five years (one at Lowry), is this month’s new Staff Member of the Month. Upon winning this title, he was asked a series of questions.
When asked what his favorite thing about teaching is, he responded, “Reading and telling stories.” He recalls his most ironic moment as being when he asked his wife to go to Homecoming with him, keeping in mind that he was a chaperone. Like most other humans, he has had an embarrassing moment. Unlike most other humans, his most embarrassing moment is when he danced onstage at an R-5 event. Considering how much Mr. Baldovin enjoys his job, it is truly an honor to be able to call him Staff Member of the Month.
We extend thanks and gratitude to staff members who nominated these students. We can’t wait to see who the next students of the month are!
November Staff Member of the Month
Once a month we choose a staff member to introduce more thoroughly to the school. Mrs. Marma was chosen as November’s staff member of the month. Mrs. Marma is a first year teacher at Lowry and so far she is enjoying herself. One of the things about Lowry that she enjoys is the fact that there are different buildings. She loves that fact you can go outside through out the day. Though she was a substitute teacher here, this is her first full time teaching job.
Mrs. Marma’s role model’s would be her parents. They each are people of character and integrity and they have different strengths, I admire that I have learned so much from them.” Her favorite super hero is Wonder Woman. It’s only obvious why. She has the cutest outfit and the coolest accessories. Her most embarrassing moment includes her entire Junior High Years.
Well congratulations to Mrs. Marma. Check out the bulletin board
By the Career Center for more facts about our staff member.
Mr. Welter, Staff Member of the Month October 2006
By Gus Ramasco
November 15, 2006
For the 2006-2007 school year here at Lowry High, we have a new vice principal, Doc Welter. Earlier this week, I interviewed Mr. Welter and found out a lot about him. He got his nickname “Doc” because he was a medic in the Marine Corps. Mr. Welter was in the military for a total of 10 years, 6 years active, and four in reserve. During the interview, I found out that Doc can fly planes, and when asked how he learned that skill, he said when he was in Puerto Rico he took flying lessons. When Mr. Welter was a young child, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. Before coming to Lowry, Doc was a staff member at South Kitsap High School in Washington, and when asked why he came here, he replied that he wanted to go somewhere new, and there was a job opening here. I asked him if there was anywhere else he would like to have gone, and he said he would have enjoyed it somewhere in Montana. One thing he doesn't like about Winnemucca is there is not enough places to shop.
When I asked Mr. Welter what he thinks is most enjoyable about Lowry he answered "the great staff and students." Before interviewing Doc, I was wondering what a vice principal really does for the school. So I asked him the question, and he replied that he is in charge of mainly discipline, but also is in charge of the PASS program, custodians, school improvement, buildings and grounds, and also runs the proficiency tests. When asked what his favorite holiday is, he said Veteran's Day, because he likes to pay tribute to the great servers of this country. Well that's all the time I had to ask Mr. Welter questions, and I hope to see more improvements for the school due to Mr. Welter.
Students of the Month November 2006
Every month Lowry High School has four students of the month. For the month of November our students of the months were: Brenda Ramirez for the freshman, Michael Meckley for the sophomores, Nicholas Belanger for the juniors, and Seth Vesco for the seniors. These students were not randomly chosen, but were nominated
By teachers who think they deserve this title. Their reactions were all the same. They were all very excited to be nominated. Who wouldn’t be? Here are some quotes from the teachers who nominated them:
“Brenda is a very hard working, overachieving student, and a wonderful example of success!” –Mrs. Pasquale
“Michael has done an outstanding job in yearbook class—volunteering to work overtime, attending school functions, and helping out fellow members.” –Mrs. Scott
“Nick comes to class early and studies for vocabulary quizzes. He models proper behavior during class time and always, when absent, comes in during appropriate times to make up work!” –Mrs. Hernandez
“Seth has been an excellent leader for the FFA. He has stepped up to the plate when I was gone on maternity leave and took care of many important things. He is always willing to help out!” –Mrs. Hill
November is a time of change
By Yezenia Diaz
November 15, 2006
November is a time of change, the change from fall to winter, but we at Lowry are constantly busy and up to date.
Leadership has outdone itself this month. The halls are more cheery and welcoming than ever. Student Council has put jokes in the hallway to brighten up wandering eyes, and locker decorations add a little surprise to the lucky person who gets one. Three lockers are chosen at random each week for this entire month. Decorations are very creative as we try to outdo ourselves with every locker. Honor Society helped out the senior citizens
By raking their leaves on November 10. This service called “you’ve been raked” was a total success and many showed up to lend a hand. Honor Society is also selling candy grams for Christmas for a friendly surprise.
There are a couple of new things about the Hispanic Organization from last year. There are new advisors, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Gibson, and the group is having elections for offices soon. For Homecoming the Hispanic Organization was involved in the window painting and poster contest. The Hispanic Organization has planned to window paint at the Christian Lake Ministries for Thanksgiving and Christmas; the date isn’t planned yet but is going to be soon.
The Natural Helpers have scheduled a toy drive to help this holiday season, starting November 27 through December 11.
Basketball officially started on Monday
Posted: November13. Many new changes were made and not just new athletes but new coaches. All, but the freshmen girls’ team, with Coach Murgel, and the freshmen boys’ team, with coach Cabatbat, have new coaches.
The boys’ new Varsity coach is Mr. Lords, who three years ago was coaching the freshmen boys’ basketball team. He is not new to Lowry’s basketball program but is new to the varsity level. Coach Woodland is the girls’ new varsity coach. Coach Woodland is on a one-year leave from coaching the girls’ basketball team at B.Y.U in Idaho to coach our girls’ varsity team. The boys’ J.V. coach is Mr. Watterson, who happens to be a Lowry 2003 graduate. He does not have any prior coaching experience, but did play at Lowry. And then there is our own Mrs. Millikan coaching the girls’ J.V. team. Coach Millikan is currently teaching at Lowry and accepted this position as her first high school level coaching. But coaching is not new to her; Mrs. Millikan coached for the boys’ WYBA for 5 years and at K-12 summer basketball camps. When asked how she feels, she responded
By saying she is both “thrilled and shaken.”
There are many things going on at Lowry and it is our privilege to be a part of them, so let’s get involved and keep the Buckaroo Spirit alive! Happy Holidays from your Leadership students.
Students of the Month October 2006
By Yezenia Diaz, Nate Betteridge & Bob
November 2, 2006
Sophomore Student of the Month - Maggie Corbari
Maggie is a good student and hopes to make the varsity swim team
this fall. She wishes to be a positive role model for other students
By being involved in school functions and getting good grades in
her classes. She is a hard worker.
Junior Student of the Month - Chara Heskett
Chara is the new kid on the block. Although she is new, she has
very high goals for herself and hopes to accomplish them this year.
She doesn’t like to slack off and let her work slip. “Life
doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”
Senior Student of the Month - Shannon Jonas
Shannon is very optimistic and always has a smile on her face; she
also tries to make others smile with her. Shannon hopes to do well
in her classes and help lead the seniors to win Class of the Year.
Shannon takes pride in her work and supports the Bucks! “We’re
fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance!”
By Milo Kennedy & Kelli Seeliger
Oct 31, 2006
This month Lowry Leadership class has sponsored many of the events
that took place in this year’s Homecoming. Throughout the
week there were, at lunch, lunchtime activities, or games in which
student could earn points for their class. There were also dress-up
days all through the week.
On Monday October 16th the event put on
By Leadership was He-Man
Volleyball. An activity in which boys from each class competed in
a volleyball tournament. The dress-up day for Monday was color war
day. Each class wore their own color. Girls Golf was also competing
in Genoa Lakes for the State tournament.
On Tuesday October 17th Girls Golf was still at State and Girls
and Boys Varsity Soccer was competing in Spring Creek. Boys JV Soccer
played Spring Creek at home and Freshman and JV Volleyball competed
against McDermitt at home. The dress-up day for Tuesday was Twin
Day. Students paired up and dressed alike.
On Wednesday October 18th Leadership hosted the Powder-Puff Football
game. Freshman and Seniors teamed up again the Sophomores and Juniors
for a game of flag football. The dress-up day for Wednesday was
Pajama Day, students just arose from bed and came as they were.
Thursday started out to be a sticky situation. The halls were
crowded Thursday morning with students trying their best to look
good in their best duct tape outfit for Duct Tape Day. The lunchtime
activity showed who really wanted to defy gravity. “Stick
‘em up!” was a huge hit. The school day wrapped up with
a Freshman Football game, whose great attempts didn’t seem
to gain them a defeat. After the tough game students had a great
opportunity to kick back, relax, and watch a movie. High School
students filed into the auditorium to watch the movie Miracle.
Once you saw the halls filled with students in blue and gold, you
knew it had to be Blue and Gold day. An amazing pep assembly put
By Lowry Leadership kept spirits high for the night’s game.
The lunchtime activity kept students on their toes, oh and also
their butts, during musical chairs. The Junior Varsity Football
Game kicked off the evening’s events. Lowry played the Fernley
Vaqueros. There, the class posters were displayed. Soon after the
Varsity team took the field. Even though we had a very close game,
we still couldn’t quite pull through.
Half time was an event to be watched. First was the announcement
of this years’ Grand Marshal. This award was given to Mrs.
Goicoechea, who has donated many hours to help Lowry High School.
After that was the presentation of the Homecoming Court. Heather
Boni and Austin Mayo came through and won the titles of Homecoming
Queen and King.
No matter who you asked, most of the school’s students just
couldn’t stop talking about Saturday’s dance. Since
the games were on a Friday this year, all the girls had the whole
day to primp. Starting at 8:30, the dance had a good start. All
of the students gettin’ down loved the projection screen that
played videos and clips from throughout the week. Homecoming is
one time in the school year where students are bound to have fun.
This year was a success.
Mr. Gibson, Staff member of the month for September 2006
By: Shane Kelly
October 3, 2006
month the Lowry High School Student Council nominates a faculty
member for Staff member of the month. The staff member nominated
for the month of September is Jonathan Gibson. Mr. Gibson is a special
education and language arts teacher at the high school. He was selected
because of his friendly nature towards students and his caring attitude
with everyone. Mr. Gibson has been a teacher at LHS for 13 years.
He said that he has uncountable amounts of wonderful memories from
working with his students. He said,” There are too many [memories]
to choose from but all fall in the category of students coming to
me and genuinely wanting to learn.” The student council asked
Mr. Gibson what his self-acclaimed superlative would be and he said,
“Most fortunate husband, father, and teacher.” We are
definitely most fortunate for having Mr. Gibson. Lowry's greatest
thanks go out to him for being such a kind and generous person.
Students of the Month (September)
By Bryan Cholico
October 3, 2006
Each month a teacher nominates a student for Student of the Month
here at Lowry. One student out of each of the four classes is represented
with this honor. This month's Students of the Month are freshmen
Lacy Villarreal, sophomore Beatrice Brumley, junior Angela Vesco,
and senior Austin Mayo.
Lacy Villarreal was picked as the Student of the Month because
she is a very motivated person. She even has her Honors Diploma
planned out, and her attitude is a positive one.
Beatrice Brumley earned this award because she is a great student.
Setting positive examples is what makes her great. She has a good
attitude towards learning and displays emotional stability &
Angela Vesco deserved this honor for being a great role model and
leader. Angela lends helping hands. She is responsible
important duties done. She also sets positive examples.
Last but not least is the senior Austin Mayo. He has good confrontational
skills. He acts in an adult manner and manages situations very well.
For this, Austin has earned the respect of many people.
Lowry Leaders Kick-off the School Year!
By Nate Betteridge and Shayla Kranovich
September 26, 2006
the months of August and September the Leadership class at Lowry
High School participated in many activities, beginning with the
Leadership Building Retreat. At the retreat, Leadership students
prepared for the upcoming 2006-2007 school year
By planning major
upcoming events at Lowry, such as Homecoming, and Welcome Back Week
for new and returning students.
“Welcome Back Week was really great!” (Esmeralda Aguilar).
The Leadership class did many things to welcome students back to
school, such as posters, goodie bags for the upcoming freshmen,
and decorations. We even chalked the sidewalks with fun phrases
and pictures to excite the student body! However, it doesn’t
stop there, we also plan fun activities every month for students
to participate in during task and lunch.
Every month the Leadership class plans one task activity and one
lunchtime activity for the student body to participate in. For the
month of September, the lunchtime activity took place on the 19th.
This activity was a food relay that included three people from every
class. Each person had to run to the food holder, grab their food,
and swallow it all before tagging the next person. The class that
finished their snacks and crossed the finish line first won. The
task activity this month was on the 21st was a tie-up race. For
this activity each group had to dress one person from their class
in toilet paper. Then, the person who they dressed had to run to
the finish line. The class whose person’s outfit was destroyed
the least when they crossed the finish line won. “Lunchtime
and task activities are refreshing and original” (Dan Hopfer).
These activities allow more students from different classes to have
the opportunity to meet each other. Each class competes against
one another for class points, which determine who wins class of
Class of the Year goes to the class at Lowry that earns the most
By the end of the school year. Students earn their class
points based on not only who wins class competitions, but also their
performance and participation at pep assemblies and other school
events. Class of the Year is a great reward for the class with the
most spirit and dedication to Lowry High School. The class standings
are as follows:
1st place Freshman: 500 points
2nd place Seniors: 450 points
3rd place Sophomores: 375 points
4th place Juniors: 300 points
In addition to planning and preparing each activity and event
that takes place at the High School, the Leadership class also attends
conventions and meetings where they are able to work with Leadership
students from other schools. This month, the Lowry Leaders had the
opportunity to attend Regionals hosted
By McDermitt High School.
At this event, the students attended workshops where they learned
about the skills essential to being an effective leader. This will
prove to be very beneficial in the future of the Leadership class
and Lowry High School.
Mrs. McGibbon Goes to Japan
January 19, 2006
By Shane Kelly
at Lowry High School, one of our staff members took a very interesting
vacation. Our school’s Chemistry teacher, Mrs. McGibbon, recently
went on a trip to Japan. She had been planning this getaway for
a very long time. She told me she applied for this trip back in
December of 2004 through an organization called the Japan Fulbright
Memorial Fund. JFMF is a group created
By the U.S and Japan to allow
citizens of these countries to learn more about each other. She
was accepted into the program in April of 2005 and finally got to
go this last November. Mrs. McGibbon said it was a very tedious
and extensive application process but it was well worth the wait.
I asked her what some of the major differences were between Japan
and the U.S., and she told me that the people there were, “much
more polite in personal & professional settings. The streets
of Tokyo are very crowded, but orderly, so you don’t feel
rushed like you do in the U.S”
While she was there she stayed with a Japanese host family for
part of the time and she said it was a “definite highlight.”
She said that they are still friends and still communicate with
each other via e-mail.
I asked her how hard it was to adjust to some of the different customs
and she said that she had a little trouble adapting. “Not
crossing my legs at the knees was a hard habit to break”,
she said. I asked her what the most outstanding experience of the
entire trip was and she replied, “Too many to mention.”
MR. SETZER, Staff Member of the Month FOR DECEMBER 2005
December 31, 2005
By: Kylie Owsley
at Lowry High School, every month a new staff member is chosen to
be our very own “Staff Member of the Month.” Each month
the Leadership class congratulates the staff member
By singing them
a song, and showing them how much we appreciate their dedication
and time towards the school.
For the month of December, the Leadership class elected Mr. Jeff
Setzer to be the new Staff Member of the Month. Mr. Setzer has been
teaching at the high school for eight years and counting. His most
memorable teaching experience was watching the class of 2001 walk
at graduation because that was the first class he ever taught at
Every staff member is asked who their hero is, or person they
admire most. Mr. Setzer kindly notified us that his hero, or I should
say heroes, are his parents. His parents are the hardest working
people he has ever met, and he has seen them work hard his whole
life giving every thing they have. We also asked Mr. Setzer what
his favorite quote was. He told us that “West of here there’s
a house in the hills where I have 365 days to kill,” was a
quote he was very fond of. The quote was said
By Bellwether. And
last, we asked Mr. Setzer what his superlative is. He replied, “I
always tend to fidget”.
The Leadership class felt that Mr. Setzer was the perfect candidate
for this month’s Staff Member of the Month. We sincerely appreciate
every thing he has contributed to Lowry High School and we are very
pleased with what we have learned from his excellent teaching strategies.
Thanks so much to Mr. Setzer.
Keep up the good work!
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 31, 2005
By Broc Hammon
This week is one of the most meaningful on the calendar. Moreover,
during teacher appreciation week the Leadership class of Lowry High
By the noble Mrs. Grady and Mrs. Dawson, express our gratitude
to the array of majestic teachers filling the classrooms of the
school. This year the Leadership class sent unique gifts to the
teachers each day, held a luncheon for the teachers, and also made
personalized favorite quotes for each of the teachers. Though the
job isn’t an easy one, honoring and appreciating the teachers
who mold our future is our pleasure. A special thanks once again
to Mrs. Grady and Mrs. Dawson, who are the ringleaders during the
chaotic week who sacrifice their time to appreciate other teachers;
moreover they both deserve a sincere thanks and also to the leadership
class of Lowry High who has had a memorable year.
Mrs. Brooks Staff Member of the Month for May
May 31, 2005
By Broc Hammon
Lowry High School staff member of the month for May is Mrs. Brooks.
Though this is only her second year at the high school, she plays
a vital role for students at the school working masterfully at her
role in the career center. I myself, along with the entire senior
class, would like to sincerely thank this tenacious teacher who
has dedicated every minute of her time to aiding us in the college
preparatory process. There is no other teacher more deserving of
this recognition than Mrs. Brooks. Her most memorable teaching experience
is a daily experience in which she finds something more to love
about her job every day. As a student it is easily evident to see
this characteristic in Mrs. Brooks for she acts as a mentor to all
of her students. For her favorite quote Mrs. Brooks replied, “I
have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why
when I needed you the most you would leave me.” The Lord replied,
“My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave
you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only
one set of footprints, it was then that I Carried You.” Her
hero is her father who has been a role model for her, overcoming
many obstacles and supporting her as a great parent, friend and
businessman. Though she is new to the school, she is a precious
asset to all of her students and the staff and a truly remarkable
Student Council State Conference 2005
April 28, 2005
By Tanja Spanovic
Lowry's new Student Body Officers and Class Presidents traveled
down to Las Vegas last Thursday and spent three days there. They
attended the Student Council State Conference which was held at
Centennial High School. The students went to big assemblies where
they met new State Officers and listened to several guest speakers.
A show and dinner at "Exalibur" was on their program too.
The Student Body Officers and Class Presidents also participated
in certain workshops that helped them learn new leadership skills
as well as how to get more involved and bring the school together.
They listened to a variety of motivational speakers and voted for
new State Officers. During their breaks they got to talk to the
guest speakers and new Officers and hear about their experience
as leaders. The conference ended with a slideshow, which was followed
By a dance.
According to Lowry's new Student Body Officers and Class Presidents
the Conference was very helpful for them to understand the responsibilities
of a leader and it certainly taught them that they can achieve high
By having a great attitude and working hard. Some of them
even said that they wish they would have gotten involved in Student
Council earlier in their high school careers.
Mrs. Scott New Staff Member of the Month
April 28, 2005
Scott is the new staff member of the month for Albert M. Lowry High
School. She has been with us here at Lowry for four years and has
helped out with every event possible. When she is asked to do something
for our school, she immediately drops what she is doing and helps
us out. Mrs. Scott doesn’t have a most memorable experience,
but she says, ”Helping students learn something new, get excited
about their lives, and finding success makes my job so interesting
and fulfilling. There is never a dull moment. It’s the students
that make everything worthwhile!”
Her hero is her grandmother, Mary Bengoa because, “she always
takes care of the important things in life, has high standards and
is always there to give a helping hand, “ says Mrs. Scott.
Her favorite quote is “Make the most out of your life; it’s
the only one you’ve got. Succeed!” Mrs. Scott’s
superlative is “dedicated”- to her family, friends,
and career. We would like to thank Mrs. Scott for all her hard work
to keep Lowry still standing.
Mrs. Echeverria March Staff Member of The Month
March 27, 2005
By Milo Kennedy
The Lowry High School Staff member of the month is Mrs. Echeverria.
She has been a member of Lowry High School for thirty years and
is still working hard. Her hero is her mother, because she was everything,
to Mrs. Echeverria, there was to be. Mrs. Echeverria’s superlative
(most likely to do) is to laugh at your jokes. Her favorite quote
is “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is
a present.” The most memorable experience at Lowry for Mrs.
Echeverria is the kids that have touched her life over the years.
We appreciate the effort and dedication you have given to Lowry
over the years.
Student Body and Class Elections
March 27, 2005
By Ashley Maden
The results are in! Would you like to know who the student body
and class officers are for the 2005-2006 school year? If so, keep
reading on. There weren’t as many spaces to fill as candidates
for the election so there was competition for the spot of an officer.
First, the students attended an informational meeting in Mrs. Grady’s
room at lunch sometime last month. At that meeting, the students
that were planning on running for an office received information
about the jobs of the offices that they planned on running for.
Some students didn’t know what they were running for yet at
the meeting. One week after the first meeting in Mrs. Grady’s
room there was a mandatory meeting, again in Mrs. Grady’s
room in which the students were required to know which office they
were running for.
There were some offices that didn’t have
anybody running yet, but Mrs. Grady soon found worthy candidates
that were excited to run for an office. The students were to write
a speech to give to either their class if they were running for
a class office or the whole school if they were running for a student
body office. There was an application that was to be filled out
and turned in before the day of the elections.
On the stressful
Election Day that faced the candidates, each class was to go into
the gym to listen to the candidates give their speeches and vote
on their class officers and their student body officers for next
year. In the afternoon of their speech day, the candidates had an
interview consisting of a small group of teachers who would score
them on how they answered questions on the spot, of course the students
were given time to think. The students weren’t told until
the next day what the results of the election were. The students
were called in at 9:30a.m. To hear the results personally before
they announced it to the whole school.
And the results of the 2005
class and student body elections are as follows.
For the sophomore
class officers Kyle Jones was elected sophomore class president,
Stacia Pederson was marked sophomore class vice president, and Milo
Kennedy was crowned class secretary/treasurer.
For the junior class
officers, Austin Mayo was awarded president, Cristin Flodman was
voted vice president, and Jessica Morton will be serving as the
junior secretary/treasurer. For the seniors, Dan Domingo will be
the president, Annie Myers the vice president, and Stacey Cerri
will be serving as their secretary/treasurer.
And finally, for student
body, Louis Mendiola will be the student body president, Ellie Sandoval
will have the pleasure of being vice president, Jessell Owens will
serve as Student body secretary, and Heather Boni will be the 2005-2006-student
body treasurer. After the elections, Louis Mendiola Marked, “I
look forward to working with the diversity of students and have
high hopes for the 2005-2006 school year here at Lowry”.
March 3, 2005
All parents and students are invited to attend the student reception
Winnemucca Fine Gallery, Saturday March 5, 2005, from 1 to 4 PM.
The Humboldt County School District Student Art Exhibit has been
a tradition for the past 33 years. The exhibit was first started
under the direction of former art teacher, Susan Rorex.
The exhibit will be on display through the month of March. The
Gallery is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1- 4 PM.
Mrs. Aitken, Feburary Staff Member Of The Month
By: Ellie Sandoval
Mrs. Aitken is our Staff Member of the Month of for February.
Mrs. Aitken is the Secretary in the Attendance Office. She helped
a lot during our Winterfest week activities and we greatly appreciate
it. Mrs. Aitken is a Lowry High School graduate and this is her
first year working at Lowry. Her superlative is that she is most
likely not to accept your excuse. Her most memorable experience
is hearing all the excuses from students. Her Hero is her mother
because she is the strongest person she knows, and her favorite
quote is “What God brings you to, he will bring you through.”
Lowry is very fortunate to have a secretary like Mrs. Aitken.
Mrs. Pasquale, Lowry's Staff Member of the Month for January
Mrs. Pasquale, who has just graduated from the Junior High and
is now in her first year of teaching at Lowry High, was chosen to
be the staff Member of the Month for January 2005. Mrs. Pasquale
was nominated for her dedication to Lowry, her ability to communicate
with students, and her willingness to participate in any activity.
When asked what her superlative was she answered, “Most likely
to be seen spinning brodies in the parking lot.” She also
shared her favorite quote from the movie Sister Act II, “If
you want to be somebody, if you want to get somewhere, you better
wake up and pay attention.” Finally Mrs. Pasquale talks about
her most memorable teaching experience. “My most memorable
teaching experience is a difficult thing to isolate because there
have been so very many. The excitement of students when they finally
“get it” in science is the best reward of all for me
as a teacher. However, science is very busy and unexpected things
happen all the time. My most memorable, unexpected event was when
a student started the lab on fire during a carbon dating experiment,
not once, not twice, but three times! How could a teacher ever forget
that? I’m sure that the student won’t forget either.”
Mrs. Pasquale’s positive attitude and hard-working personality
makes her a perfect candidate for Staff Member of the Month. There
is also a bulletin board dedicated to Mrs. Pasquale in one of the
halls in Lowry, down from the office.
By: Samantha Yetter
Albert M. Lowry High School went on a world tour January 31st through
February 5th of 2005. On Monday we started out with Supporting Our
Troops. The students and Staff wore camouflage, red, white and blue,
and yellow ribbons to honor those who are serving or have served
in the Armed Forces. During the Pep Assembly we held a Miracle Minute
to raise money to help pay the shipping and handling cost to send
gifts to the soldiers. That night Bingo was held. We had many generous
donations from businesses around town and we would like to thank
you for them.
Tuesday was Rock and Roll around the world Day. This day was a
day to show your rock and roll spirit. Kids and staff members alike
dressed as their favorite rock or superstar. The Basketball teams
played make-up games against Fernley at home.
Wednesday was Tacky Tourist Day, where you could dress as a funny
tourist person. The Battle of The Bucks was that night at 6:30 in
the auditorium. Freshmen basketball played against Spring Creek
at home and JV and Varsity teams played against Spring Creek there.
Thursday was Cruise to the Caribbean Day. This was a Hawaiian
type day. On Thursday night there was Karaoke in the auditorium.
There were many great acts and everyone had a lot of fun. Herbie
Cranell, our very own Honorary Buckaroo, even sang a song for everyone
Friday was Blue and Gold day. Everyone went all out for this great
day. The basketball teams played against Incline. Royalty was crowned
at half time of the boy’s varsity game. Heather Peraldo and
Brad Hammon were crowned king and queen. Saturday was the big dance
sponsored the senior class. Everyone had a great time and it was
a great ending to a wonderful week. Thank you to everyone who participated
and helped make the week a great success.
Mr. Conner, Lowry’s Staff Member of the Month for December
Every month at Lowry High School, we honor a faculty member whom
we see as a beneficial asset to our school. This month we are recognizing
Mr. Doug Conner. He is a math teacher who has been at Lowry High
for 22 years. Mr. Conner is a favorite among students. Students
who have had Mr. Conner say they have learned a great deal from
him, and they can understand the material because of the way he
presents it. Not only does he bring learning to the minds of the
students, he also generates much fun and laughter. Students continually
remark as to the things Mr .Conner says and does. Mr. Conner even
seems to have a sense of humor about himself. He claims to be the
most absent-minded teacher in the school. When asked of his most
memorable teaching experience, he said that he once tried to break
up a fight between two girls and crashed to the floor with them.
Other faculty members mentioned that they had never seen something
so funny in a long time.
Many descriptions come to mind when one thinks of Mr. Conner. Not
only is he extremely comical, he is also very original and down-to-earth.
His favorite quote is, “Everything in moderation, even moderation
itself.” Mr. Conner declares Neil Young as his hero proving
that he can communicate with students on their level. Mr. Conner
helps students feel at ease, thus making him the obvious choice
for Staff Member of the Month.
Gerardo Zuniga awarded Lowry High Staff Member of the Month for
Each month Lowry students nominate staff members that have made
an impression on them and that have helped them willingly. This
month Lowry’s head custodian Gerardo Zuniga was selected as
Lowry Staff Member of the month.
Gerardo has been helping Lowry High for sixteen years. He has helped
many students through his years and is always willing to help a
student or a teacher. Gerardo never ignores a student or a teacher’s
problem. Gerardo says that his superlative is ‘most likely
to go crazy.’ His favorite quote is “Don’t put
off for tomorrow what you can do today, for tomorrow may never come.
Although Gerardo works very hard he never complains and is always
in a good mood. His hero is his father. In his sixteen years at
Lowry High Gerardo can recall his most memorable experience at Lowry
High. He was helping another custodian who had slipped in the wet
floor and he also fell, neither of them could stop laughing.
Gerardo is an asset to Lowry and we hope that he will be with us
for many years to come.
Trip to Romania
By: Janice Kukuk
McGibbon who is Lowry’s chemistry teacher traveled to Timisoara,
Romania in the summer of 2004. Mrs. McGibbon was in Timisoara from
mid July to mid August. In Timisoara she attend a Bridges for Education
convention. In Timisoara she taught at an international camp. She
worked with students from six different countries. She would have
conversations with the many different students to help them learn
how to speak English.
Mrs. McGibbon attended the convention because she likes to travel.
She also went because the convention blended her personal interest
of humanitarian efforts.
The qualifications to go to the Bridges for Education convention
were very detailed. Mrs. McGibbon had to fill out an application
and get many recommendations from her fellow teachers. She also
had to meet with a group in Ohio, read 7 books, and prepare several
lesson plans. The whole process took about three months.
Mrs. McGibbon’s favorite part of her trip was the interesting
conversations with her students. She learned many things while talking
with the students. She learned about how East Europe was still adapting
to being out of communism for the past 15 years. The attitudes of
the students were very different from the attitudes of their parents.
The students did have to grow up under a communist government like
their parents did. The people in East Europe have few real freedoms,
like we do in America. The East Europe currency is loosing its value
In Timisoara the lifestyle is very different than ours. The people
don’t multitask as we do. They do one thing at a time and
still get everything done on time. They don’t spend their
extra time inside watching television. Instead they spend their
free time socializing. They go to the corner pubs where they can
socialize with each other. They even think of grocery shopping as
an opportunity to socialize, not as a chore. Mrs. McGibbon said
that there were always people out on the streets, just talking with
Mrs. McGibbon’s trip to Romania has changed her as a person
and as a teacher. She now tries to not multitask and to take things
one at a time.
By doing this she has more patience for her students.
Mrs. McGibbon recommends others to go to a Bridges for Education