Springtime On The Hill

May 1, 2019

The GAR Grenadiers host several events throughout the year, but toward the end of the year, in May, the student council organizes a tournament between the student body and teachers called Almost Anything Goes. Not only is it an opportunity for students who do not play sports to exercise, but it is also a chance to build unity among the students, as well as to further the bond between teachers and students. Joshua Wasielewski, the student council adviser, selects a new T-shirt design each year and offers students the opportunity to have their names printed on the back. Each grade is designated a specific color, which are determined by the members of the student council. The participants of the tournament compete in games such as Hot Potato, Four Corners, Intense Musical Chairs, various basketball challenges, Balloon Stomp, Dodgeball and POP! – a game in which each student stomps on numerous balloons until one of the balloons has confetti “pop” out. Everyone leaves exhausted and happy. Last year’s champion was the faculty, but this year’s title is certainly up for grabs. As the event’s title suggests ... anything goes. Prom update In other news, everyone is excited for this year’s prom. The theme is “Paris Nights,” and, as girls and boys look for fancy dresses and suits, the junior class prepares for this amazing evening. For some, this is the last dance of their high school careers. The dawn of a new era Just as the seniors face the bittersweet reality of the end of their time in high school, all of the students are growing a bit sentimental as this spring sports season (track and field, baseball, softball, and tennis) will be the last for the Grenadier teams. Although excitement is noticeably building for the Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack, seniors and underclassmen alike are becoming emotional as everyone gets ready to say goodbye to our Grenadier family. Volleyball and Football have already begun practicing and working out together in preparation for the upcoming season. Nostalgia is nice, but we will all welcome the new season with open arms and proudly cheer for all of our Wolfpack teams. Go Grenadiers! Go Wolfpack! Leahvella Rambus is a sophomore at GAR High School. Student columns are published Wednesdays during the school year.