GOSHEN GLADIATORS’ GAZETTE ___________________________October 2014_________________________________ Jelly Bean Field Day Celebrating 35 Years of Fun During the week of October 6, the third, fourth and fifth graders had their 35th Annual Jelly Bean Field Day. This year, the third grade earned about 20 jelly beans each, the fourth grade earned about 30 jelly beans each, and the fifth grade earned 40 jelly beans each. There were lots of activities including Pillow War. Pillow War is where you stand on a low balance beam, hold a pillow and try to knock the opponent of the beam; if you win you get three jelly beans, if you at least attempt it you get you get one jelly bean, if it is a tie and both competitors step of the at the same time you both get 2 jelly beans. Over 30 classes and 677 students participated in Jelly Bean Field Day! This year there were thirty activities, fifteen outdoor and fifteen indoor. The highest amount of jelly beans earned this year was 87, by a fourth grader. This year, a total of over 120 parents volunteered and took time out of work, just for Jelly Bean Field Day. Finally, at the end of the Jelly Bean Field Day activities, when Mrs. Magid blew her horn/whistle, everyone started rushing to the jelly bean banks to get all their jelly bean sheets/ packets checked. At the very end, when everyone walked out of the gym, they took an apple donated by Soon’s Orchards, Roe’s Orchard, and Och’s Orchards. Let’s give a special thanks to Mrs. Magid for taking the time to let us kids have fun! - Emily Dong Top: Lily Pawliczak, Mykyala Lavery , Emily Svede. Left to right: Ben Thurtle, Grace Gardener and Brianna Kimmel. All photos taken by Emily Dong. New Faces Smile upon GIS Joining the Faculty at GIS, left to right: Mrs. Schwerner, Mr. McIntee, Ms. Ducham and Mrs. Tirado. Photos: Rachel Seo Have you seen any of the new faces in our amazing school? Almost everyone has seen them. If you haven’t, all you should already know is that they are all very wonderful people! There are four new people in our building: Ms. Ducham, Mrs. Schwerner, Mrs. Tirado, and Mr. McIntee. Ms. Ducham has been teaching music for four years. She is very happy that she came to Goshen because she likes all of the students and her classroom. Ms. Ducham also enjoys teaching chorus and likes the other teachers she works with. She wanted to teach in Goshen since she knows that it has a very good reputation. Mrs. Schwerner is a very excited person when it comes to reading and sharing what she knows about new books. This is her first year teaching in a library. She is happy about teaching at G.I.S because the age group she works with is always excited about learning and reading. Mrs.Tirado is one of the fifth grade teachers in our school. She has been a teacher in Goshen for ten years. Before teaching in G.I.S., Mrs. Tirado taught at S.A.S as a first grade teacher. It was a big change for her from being a first grade teacher to a fifth grade teacher because fifth graders are so much more independent than first graders. Mrs. Tirado likes teaching at G.I.S because she is always excited to try new things. One of our two amazing gym teachers, Mr. McIntee, is very glad to be a gym teacher at G.I.S. He has been a gym teacher for twelve years. His favorite sport is football because he enjoys watching it. He used to play and coach football. Mr. McIntee would like to continue teaching at G.I.S because there is a lot of enthusiasm and it is an opportunity to build strong foundations. Those are some facts about the new faces in G.I.S. So next time when you see one of these new faces, say hello and give them a high five!-Rachel Seo Red Ribbon Week: Pledge to be Drug-Free Do you know what Red Ribbon Week is? It is a week in October that people pledge to be drug free. It runs from October 23-31. In the past, teens pledged to live drug-free lives. Also, parents decided to tell their kids not to do drugs. In 1985, the fight against drugs was already raging. Kiki Camarena was important to the start of Red Ribbon Week. He joined the U.S.M.C. In February 1985 Camarena was kidnapped and killed. Shortly after Kiki’s death Congressman Hunter Durain and Henry Lorenzo organized Red Ribbon Week in his honor. Everyone wore red ribbons and promised to live drug free lives. We celebrate Red Ribbon Week to promise not to do drugs or alcohol. It provides drug awareness by sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Celebration. We hope you don’t do drugs or alcohol, they do crazy things! CJH middle school had a Red Ribbon Week ceremony. Nine fifth graders got selected. Mrs. Antisin’s very own Victoria Jakakas was selected. The ceremony was teaching them the meaning of Red Ribbon Week. They sat in the front row Mr. Rolon, the CJH middle school principal, mentioned important names like the GIS PTO, the Superintendent, the assistant Superintendent and more! Fifth graders were there to learn what Red Ribbon Week is all about. They taught them that Red Ribbon Week is about not doing drugs and to believe in yourself. We celebrate this week because we are celebrating being drug and alcohol free and we will have a better chance of being drug free! Alexa Doughey made our theme for 2014. It is “Love Yourself Be Drug Free” -Alexis Jakakas A New Year for the Jewish Faith We had no school on Thursday, September, 25th! We were off on September 25th is because of the Jewish holiday called Rosh Hashanah. It is also known as the Jewish New Year. It all starts with thinking about being a good person. Jewish people have 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to say “sorry” for anything that they have done to hurt other people’s feelings. Many people eat apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah, to show that it is a sweet New Year. On Yom Kippur Jewish people fast, which means they eat no food from sundown to the next sundown. This is a serious time to say “sorry” for what was done last year. Families spend a lot of time together during these High Beware the Virus Coughing, Sneezing, fever, runny nose, and/or body aches are usually the symptoms of the common cold but did you know this could be the symptoms of a common virus, EVD 68, also known as Human Enterovirus 68! Most infected people start with mild symptoms or no symptoms at all! This may not sound very dangerous but this virus can be very serious. Some serious symptoms are wheezing and low oxygen levels. It can become deadly quickly. It seems asthma patients are at a greater risk. It started in the midwest portion of the country. Cases have been confirmed in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. It has spread from Colorado to Georgia. Luckily nobody in our school has had this sickness. Neither has our nurse! In conclusion I believe to keep up with our record of healthy students we should follow the rules about health that we've been learning since kindergarden. Wash your hands, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid kissing, hugging, sharing cups and eating utensils with people who are sick. Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. You don’t want to affect your peers and your family. Throw your tissues in the garbage please. Last but not least, use the same precautions you would use to prevent the flu. If you do get the virus stay home because it is contagious. Follow these tips and spread this info to friends and family, so we can all On September 25th, we had a day off of school. Why? It was the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, which then lead into Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. It is the Day of Atonement: “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G-d” (Leviticus 16:30). It is a day where Jewish people have 25 hours of time dedicated to thinking about what you have done in the past year and what you will do in the year to come. Just thinking and rest for 25 hours which means no eating (fasting), no driving, no handling of money, and no shopping. Now, I know it sounds hard but to the Jewish people it is important to follow this tradition. In the afternoon, the Jewish people eat a festive meal. At eighteen minutes before sundown, families lights candles and say the following prayer: “Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to light the candle of Shabbat and of Yom Kippur. Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the universe who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.” One of the symbols from this holiday is a scale showing your good doings and your bad doings. The scale represents the idea of keeping your doings in balance. Your good doings should outweigh your bad doings. This is where not eating, driving or handling of money for twenty five hours comes into play. The reason for not doing these things is that you are sacrificing them to make up for the bad things that you have done in the past year. That’s what atonement means. To signal the end of Yom Kippur, the shofar is sounded. The shofar is a ram’s horn hollowed out so it can be played on this night. First the cantor recites a prayer called the Shema and the congregation repeats the verse. Next, the cantor proclaims that “The L-rd is G-d” seven times and the congregation repeats it. Then, everyone says, “Next Year in Jerusalem!” After that, the shofar is played for one loud blast! Finally, the holiday of Yom Columbus Day Columbus Day is a national holiday all around the world. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October. But some people don’t think we should be celebrating it. The Seattle, Washington city council wants to observe Indigenous People’s Day instead of celebrating Columbus Day, joining Minneapolis and Berkeley, California on this idea. The only reason Christopher Columbus ventured to the Americas was because he wanted to find riches and spices to bring back to Spain. Columbus visited King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain. He went there to ask for three ships. He needed the ships in order to explore new land and look for a route to India. The three ships are the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. Christopher Columbus voyaged with about 90 crew members. Columbus thought he had found India and that is why he called the Native Americans Indians. Some people do not celebrate Columbus Day because they believe he brought diseases to get rid of all the Native Americans. He also used violence and slavery. In addition, there has been controversy because some people think that Columbus wasn’t actually the first one to discover America or this new land. Other people think he was the first person to discover this new land. He may have been the very first European to discover America, but he was not the very first person ever to find this new land. Even though there is controversy about Columbus discovering America, we do celebrate this holiday and get a day off of school!--Victoria Jakakas Happy Halloween On Halloween people normally dress up in a costume and go trick or treating then eat up all their candy afterwards. Right? But didn’t you ever think about the history of Halloween or how Halloween started? Well a long time ago people started to believe that on October 31st the dead overlapped with the living. Then October 31st became All Hallows Eve. People believed that on All Hallows Eve spirits could return to earth and destroy all the crops harvested for winter. Poor children in Britain and Ireland on All Hallows Eve went door to door asking for food in return to promise to pray for their loved ones that have passed. This was called going-a-souling. Back then to scare away evil spirits they believed carving scary faces into turnips would scare them off. In America they changed it to pumpkins because they were easier to carve out. People put masks and costumes on to disguise themselves from evil spirits. Dressing up on All Hallows Eve or Halloween got so popular they started dressing up as other things like fairies, pirates or princess. So Halloween has changed a lot over the years it’s been around. Fourth grade student Anthony Muniz’s favorite part of Halloween is getting scared. Colin Ahearn, Micaiah Clovis and Grace Patel say their favorite part of Halloween is going trick-or-treating. Shanna Siracusa says her favorite part of Halloween is dressing up. Michelle Ellison says her favorite part of Halloween all the Halloween parties. Last but not least Mia Colangelo says her favorite part of Halloween is seeing all the cool candy she got after she went trick-or-treating. Those are some of our schools favorite part of Halloween. I hope you had a Happy H ll ! C i B k Fire Safety: A Visit from the Goshen Fire District Fire Prevention Week is a very fun week because the local firemen get to come to our school! The firemen that visited each class at G.I.S. talked about how to stay safe and prevent fires, what to do if there's a fire and dangerous stuff like car crashes. At the end of the day we got reuseable shopping bags with stickers, magnets and other information about fire safety. Volunteering for firefighting is very rewarding and a valuable way to serve your community. The Goshen Fire Department is an all-volunteer force. It takes dedication to be a firefighter and it's very dangerous! You have to do a lot of training and practice. If you're willing to do that then the fire district is ready for you. This is how we learned to prevent fires: 1- You should check your smoke detector several times a year. 2- Make sure you have a meeting place to go if there's a fire. 3- If you have a fire extinguisher learn how to use it for a fire. 4- Make sure you know how to call the fire department. Fire prevention is an important week that I look forward to each year! -Jack Grant New York Yankee Captain Retires in Style Yankee fans said a sad goodbye to Mr. November on August 25th. Also known as “The Captain,” Jeter was an example of good sportsmanship, leadership, and hard work. He was an awesome shortstop and a great leader. Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey. As a kid, his mother said that he couldn’t use the word “can’t” because she wanted him to believe that he could do anything. He went to Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he played baseball and basketball. While there, he earned the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year award. He was also a very good student. He went to the University of Michigan on a full baseball scholarship. Jeter was drafted in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft. During the twenty years of being a Yankee, he had 3,464 hits. He has the sixth most hits in Major League Baseball history! In the 2000 World Series, he won the MVP award. His highest batting average was .343 in 2006. As a shortstop, his most famous play was in 2001, when he fielded a wild throw while doing a summersault to get Jason Giambi of the Oakland A’s out at home plate. Derek Jeter had a phenomenal career as a Yankee and as a baseball legend. He is a hero to me because he inspired me to become a shortstop. He also inspires me to become a leader, not a f ll k i li World Series 2014: The Super Bowl of Baseball The World Series is the Super Bowl of baseball! The teams that have made it to this final competition of the season are the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Those are the lucky teams that made it in. The San Francisco Giants took the lead in the seven game series winning the first two games. Madison Schaaf was rooting for the Giants. She said, “The Royals don’t stand a chance.” Others believed that the Royals were going to make a comeback. The Royals came back swinging and won the next two games. The seven game series went all the way to the seventh game, meaning that the San Francisco Giants had won three games and the Kansas City Royals had won three games. The last game was a close one with a final score of 3-2. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series! -Lexi Boris Twist! Tumble! Flip! Twist! Tumble! Flip! That’s what you do when you join gymnastics at Kennets this fall. Don’t worry, you won’t get hurt. Each coach has at least 18 years of coaching experience. Founded in 1976, Kennets does both boys and girls gymnastics. Gymnastics develops strength, flexibility, discipline and self-confidence. It will build confidence in your physical abilities. Kennets teaches how to do special skills on the bar, beam, floor and trampoline. Kennets is open Monday-Saturday and you get to pick your class day and time. Based on a recent survey, kids that do gymnastics like the bar the best. Those that take gymnastics classes got involved because they thought it would be fun. If you are not the gymnastics type, Kennets also teaches dance. -Madison Schaaff GIS is fortunate to have two Girls on the Run teams: The PINK team (left) and the GREEN team (right). Girls Just Gotta Have Fun—On the Run Girls on the Run is a group of girls from third grade to fifth grade. The program allows girls to run and open up about their feelings. Girls on the Run is not mainly about running, it is about girls feeling good about themselves and being confident in themselves. The first Girls on the Run was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1998 more and more girls started coming to that group so then in 2000 the director of the group started to make other groups and soon it was worldwide. More than 120,000 volunteered in the program. Now over 150,000 volunteers help in the programs. Starting in 2012, they started to run annual 5Ks. The run is done across North America and Canada. Girls On the Run has been featured in national magazines such as Runner’s World, Redbook, Woman's Day, O Magazine, People, Fitness Magazine, Parenting, Self Magazine, Glamour shape, Marie Claire, Running times, as well as television media CNN, MSNBC, ABC news, NBC news, NPR and ESPN. Corporate sponsors for Girl on the Run are include Lego Friends, Secret deodorant, Cigna, Famous Footwear, Gamma Phi Beta, and Smartwool. At GIS there are two teams. They are split up by colors so there is a pink team and a green team. I am on the pink team. I have two coaches, Coach Leigh-Ann and Coach Kim. Coach Leigh Ann started to coach Girls on the Run (GOTR) because she loves fitness and she is a personal trainer. “I wanted to coach my daughter, when I found out what Girls on the Run stood for and what they were teaching. I knew it was right! Empowering young girls to be confident and love themselves.” Coach Kim started coaching because she loves running and she knew it would be a fun experience. “I feel this program is very beneficial to young girls.” There are many students at GIS that participate in Girls on the Run and they have many different reasons for joining. Anna Duffy, a fifth grader at GIS is doing her second year of Girls on the Run. “I joined GOTR because I love to run and running helps me train for other sports like lacrosse and basketball. I think I’ll learn that running isn’t always about finishing first, it is about pacing yourself.” There is also Girls on the Run in New York City. Kiley Murphy, a coach for Girls on the Run in New York, started to coach because she wanted to give back to young girls. Kiley stated, “I’ve had such a positive female influences in my life and I wanted to give back and share that with young girls.” She also loves running and she has always been very active. Kiley’s favorite thing about Girls on the Run is starting first thing in the morning. “I coach in the mornings and there is nothing better than meeting my girls and getting them ready for the day. They are always smiling and positive.” Unlike Goshen, which has a lot of open space to run, New York City Girls on the Run teams have limited space to run. Kiley’s team runs in Central Park or the West Side Highway running trail. Both have great routes and they don’t have to worry about cars. Girls on the Run is a great program. It allows you to feel confident while being active. My favorite I feel that part about Girls on the Run is running the 5Ks. It’s a great day and you get to run, feel good and share a fun filled day with friends and family. -Grace Gardner Martial Arts: Self-Control and Self-Defense Martial Arts is a significant traditional Korean martial arts that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It also teaches you discipline. You earn belts by mastering the curriculum for each belt level. When you have completed the belt level then you can graduate to the next belt level. There are four things you need to know for each belt level. These things are forms, self-defense, sparring and board break. The belt levels in order of level of difficulty are white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, red, advanced red, bodan, and a black belt. Each of the levels get harder as you work your way up. Forms are every strike and kick you need to know put into a form. Board break means at your graduation your sensei puts a piece of wood in front of you that you have to break with a kick or strike. Selfdefense is if someone is hurting you could fight back with what your sensei teaches you. Your sparring combination is a series of kicks in a combination. The Taekwondo school that I go to is FMA Family Martial Arts in Goshen. My sensei is a certified 9th degree black belt in Michido, 4th degree black belt in shotokan and a 2nd degree black belt in Martial Arts. He began his martial arts training at the age of eight. In his younger years he was a full contact fighter, winning the 1992 New York State kick boxing middleweight championship. When he was 33 years old he left the tournament to focus more on starting a family and training more students. He opened the dojo in Goshen in 2012. My sensei wants to accomplish one goal and that is a way for students to find their inner strength that will allow them to take on any challenges that come their way. He teaches the students that they can accomplish something that they thought they can't do but the sensei knew that they could do it. Sensei Russ Ferdico was anxious to explain how he got involved in Martial Arts: “I was training with when in High School encouraged me to teach. Well, he forced me into it. I was a young hotshot, coming home from tournaments with medals and trophies and never thought of teaching. My Sensei had a special class for blind students in NYC. One night he gave me two choices: Assist in his class or go to his house and do yard work. I chose to help in class. After that, I felt like I could do anything. I was 15 years old when I learned martial arts wasn't about winning medals, it could be used to help people. My sensei likes to teach anyone who is willing to learn. Age, belt rank, fitness level, gender...it’s all the same to me. My sensei teaches martial arts because it helps people. The best part for me is seeing students learn to do what they think they cannot. A Sensei's job is to make the impossible possible. My sensei became interested in martial arts and he said this Although my parents didn't like it very much, I used to watch Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris movies and Kung Fu Theater on Sundays with my older brother and cousins when I was younger. That is what sparked my interest. I started training when I was eight years old when a nun in my elementary school in the Bronx recommended martial arts to my parents to help me deal with my "excess energy." She knew of a local Sensei who took on "problem kids." Thirty-one years later martial arts is still an important part of my life, it’s guided me through many accomplishments. My sensei brings more than three decades. I can say I've trained with just about every kind of Sensei out there. I've trained under at least ten mentors. Some taught me what to do, from others I learned what not to do but the traditions of Martial Arts remain constant: Respect, Loyalty, Valor, Honor, Truth, Courtesy, Honesty are the basic foundations of Martial Arts my oldest Sensei taught me as a child. These are ideals that I try to pass to my students.” FMA is the latest training concept to come to New York's Hudson Valley. The curriculum is for ages 4 to adult in a family environment that emphases traditional martial arts discipline and values. FMA is a black belt school and not a martial art day care center. At FMA they do not sell black belts because you have to earn them by working for them. Their training demands focus, discipline, fortitude, courage, and perseverance. Martial arts is for everyone who Read a Good Book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, is about a rabbit entirely made of china. He meets many people and has many adventures. He lives with a special family at first, and he doesn’t really believe in love. He gets thrown off a ship and gets fished up again by a fisherman. He gets buried in garbage and unburied by a dog. He travels with a hobo and gets thrown off a train. He gets used as a scarecrow. He watches someone he loves die. His head breaks into many pieces and gets mended again by a doll mender. He is put into a doll store and watches dolls get bought. He has adventures, he learns a lot about loving someone, and being loved. One day something special happens to him at the end of the book--that is a surprise. I really enjoyed this book because the rabbit has many adventures. Edward learns a lot of lessons along the way. The most important one is about loving others. It has a very good ending but I’m not going to tell you what happens. You will have to read the book.-Kapil F t Football Frenzy It’s football Sunday here in America, and TOUCHDOWN Giants!! Finally the football season has officially started. Well, the regular season started on September 4th and ends on December 28th. After that, the playoffs start on January 3rd and end on Sunday, January 18th. Then, it’s everyone’s favorite, the Super Bowl! This year, the Super Bowl is on February 1st, and in Glendale, Arizona. My early Super Bowl prediction is the Denver Broncos vs. the Dallas Cowboys. What’s yours? There are 32 teams in the NFL and they play on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays! The 32 teams are divided in half – the AFC and the NFC. Within the AFC and the NFC, there are 4 divisions in each of them. The north, south, east, and west and there are 4 teams in each of those. As of the writing of this article, the Denver Broncos are in 1st place, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2nd, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 3rd. These rankings change on a weekly basis because of the wins and losses of each game. You may wonder how the NFL all began. There were 3 major problems – high salaries for the players, players jumping from team to team, and some players were still in college. To fix this problem, a meeting was held in 1920 in Canton, Ohio. At the meeting, the A.P.F.C. was formed (American Professional Football Conference). A month later, the A.P.F.C. was changed to the A.P.F.A. (American Professional Football Association). This league only had 14 teams, but has grown over the years to 32. All 32 teams are located in the U.S.A. and are owned by an individual or a group of people. In 1922, the A.P.F.A. changed its name to the NFL (National Football League). Wow, football has really changed over the years! Even though we’re half way through the season it’s not over yet! So get your jerseys on and start ordering the BBQ wings. Make sure you’re rooting for your teams ‘cause the Super Bowl’s coming fast! ‐Andrew Rampulla Major League Soccer Did you watch the Major League Soccer (MLS) game on Oct 11? The New York Red Bulls were versing Toronto FC in Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. Bradley Phillips scored the first goal in the twenty sixth minute and Ruben Bover scored the second goal in the thirty fifth minute. In the forty fourth minute Dax McCarty scored and it was his first goal of the season. After him, Toronto Fc’s player Jonathan Osorio scored in the fifty fifth minute. There are a total of 19 teams in Major League Soccer. Bradley Phillips has scored 24 goals this season and that put him in to top goal scorer. Thierry Henry has ten goals and plays as striker on the New York Red Bulls. Each team plays 34 games per season and battles is out until the finals! The season started on Saturday, March 8 2014, with a two week break in June. The first game was in Seattle where the Sounders versed Sporting Kansas City. The season lasts for ten months. - Thomas F il Youth Soccer Learning the Fundementals Fall Recreation Soccer just finished another successful season. Recreation Soccer is a great way to learn soccer skills and to have fun playing with a team. The fourth and fifth grade division had competitive and exciting games every Saturday at Craigville Park. The names of the teams this year were Red Bulls, Crew, and DC United. Every team played two 25-minute games against the other two teams. The games were full of action! Goalies made great saves and forwards made some tough goals. Erika Reed, coach of Crew, wanted her team to have fun while playing their positions. Her approach was that the team should have fun. If coaches were always yelling, players may quit soccer. Coach Reed also made sure that players played every position, including forward, midfielder, defender, and goalie. If you want to have fun playing soccer you should sign up for spring soccer or fall soccer next year. -Arun Foster Meet our GIS Goshen Gazette 2014-2015 Reporters Brianna Kimmel: Brianna is most proud of winning a platinum medal in at a national dance competition. She wants to be a professional dancer at the American Ballet Theater when she is older. Thomas Focarile: Thomas is proud that he has a lot friends. He wants to be a soccer player when he grows up. Andrew Rampulla: Andrew’s favorite thing to do is tinker with electronics. He wants to be an engineer when he is older. Emily Dong: Emily is most proud of getting good grades in school. She wants to be a musician when she grows up. Kapil Foster: Kapil’s favorite thing to do is read. His favorite book series is Harry Potter. Jack Grant: Jack’s most proud of his improvement in soccer. He wants to be a professional when he is older. Grace Gardner: Grace is most proud of getting into newspaper club. She wants to be a physical therapist when she grows up. Victoria Jakakas: Victoria is most proud that she got 104 percent on every spelling test last year. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Jackson Diglio: Jackson’s favorite thing to do is play soccer. He wants to be a professional soccer player when he is older. Alexis Jakakas: Alexis’s favorite thing to do is sew. She is most proud of being in the youth ending hunger club. Arun Foster: Arun’s favorite thing to do is math. He wants to be a video game designer when he is older. Rachel Seo: Rachel’s favorite thing to do is read. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Meet our GIS Goshen Gazette 2014-2015 Reporters Lexi Boris: Lexi is most proud of her A+ average. She wants to be a professional dancer when she grows up. Madelyn Grundig: Madelyn is most proud of getting to champions in her second horse show. Her favorite thing to do is ride horses. Jay Orzell: Jay is most proud of having an article in the Indy at the age of ten. He wants to be a teacher when he is older. Madison Schaaff: Madison’s favorite thing to do is practice gymnastics. She wants to be the first women president when she is older. Valerie Webster: Valerie’s favorite things to do are volleyball and Taekwondo. She wants to be a chef or a veterinarian when she is older. Imaan Beg: Imaan is most proud of getting to do chorus. She wants to be teacher when she grows up. Mrs.Antisin: Mrs.Antisin is most proud of her sons and that she worked hard to become an experienced teacher. Her favorite thing to do is travel. Madison Clark: Madison’s favorite things to do are tell stories and sing. She wants to be a singer, dancer and actress when she grows up. Carissa Bayack: Carissa loves flamingos. She loves to take pictures. All staff photos taken and interviews conducted by Brianna Kimmel.
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