Natural born leaders aren’t everywhere in this world. But in this small town, Christian Rocha is a great example of a leader. Growing up Christian has always done the right thing, always set good examples and has always been liked by students and teachers. Doing the right thing is not always easy nor is setting good examples, but thats the thing about being a natural born leader, it may not be easy but its the right, good thing to do.
Christian Richard Rocha son of Anne and Richard Rocha, was born on September 21, 1996. Growing up Christian went to school in Smyer where he attended from Pre-K to Sixth grade. He then moved to Guthrie. Christian has been a really big asset to Guthrie CSD, being involved in athletics, FFA, FCCLA and NHS. Always having a leadership role in many of the activities he participated in. Athletics was a big part of Christian’s role at Guthrie CSD, he played football, basketball and ran Cross Country and Track. One of Christian’s favorites memories was when he won a playoff basketball game for Guthrie for the first time in 16 years.
After high school, Christian plans on going to college and getting a degree in Nursing. Always like seeing people in good healthy condition, and helping other people, Nursing will be a great field of job for him. With Christian’s hard work and determination, Christian will be able to do anything he sets his mind to. Guthrie CSD is very proud of him, and all of his accomplishments. We are glad he is going to further his education and is glad Guthrie is part of his life.
Christian Rocha Senior Spotlight
Week of May 4 - May 8
Monday, May 4
Registration for the Guthrie Fundamental Basketball Camp is now open. The camp will be held on June 1-4 (Monday-Thursday) from 9am to noon and is open to students in kindergarten through 6th grade. The focus of the camp is to introduce beginning players to the basic fundamentals of basketball in a fun and encouraging environment and to challenge and further develop individual and team skills. This camp will provide opportunities to learn and excel for all campers, regardless of students' basketball backgrounds.
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Week of April 27 - May 2
Monday, April 27
Senior Spotlight: Brady Roberts
Many kids whose parents didn't attend a university aren't expected to go themselves, except for Brady Roberts. Brady will be one of the few to graduate college in his extended family. Not only is he going to South Plains in the fall, but he is planning on majoring in Nursing. There is no one in his family that is a nurse for him to look up to, so his decision to go into nursing was his own.
Brady Cole Roberts was born on August 21, 1997 to Jerry and Tina Roberts. He came to Guthrie in the beginning of his Junior year. Since then, he has participated in basketball, National Honor Society, FFA, and UIL. His favorite high school memory is when he started school here at GHS. His favorite class is Human A&P which has been preparing him for the long medical road ahead.
Brady has a strong work ethic and strives to be successful. After he graduates this May, Brady plans to attend South Plains College to get his basics and then transfer in to Tech’s Registered Nurse program. His interests are anything in the medical field because that is the career path he will follow. This June, Brady applied to attend a four day medical camp in Levelland. During the camp, he will be learning all there is to know in the medical field. He will look in-depth at the latest technology and clinical simulation tools.
The three things Brady really wants to do in his lifetime are travel the world, help as many people as possible and become a nurse practitioner. Guthrie is very proud to have a student like Brady, and we know he will go far in his nursing career.
On April 9th, the students at Guthrie CSD moved the school garden from on top of the hill to beside the activity center. From moving planter boxes to hauling dirt, the entire school worked as hard as they could. Even though school let out at lunch, the school got a lot of the work done that day. The participants were split up into teams so that each team could have a different job, and that worked exceptionally well.
JH district results
The Guthrie Junior High competed in the District 7-1A Junior High track meet on Wednesday.
Here are the results:
100 meter dash
Boys-Cooper Jones 1st, Nico Vasquez 6th, and Tristan Story 16th.
Girls- Kaylie Green 6th, Morgan McCauley 11th.
200 meter dash-
Boys- Nico Vasquez 3rd, Levi Jones 4th.
Girls- Baylee Horn 4th.
800 meter run- Blane Blount 4th
1600 meter run- JJ Gibson 9th, Jace Bomberger 10th
2400 meter run- Jace Bomberger 4th
110 meter hurdles- Ben Haney 4th, Jace Bomberger 5th, JJ Gibson 6th.
100 meter hurdles- Karlie Van Meter 3rd
300 meter hurdles- Cutter Jones 2nd, Kaleb Brendle 3rd
4x100 meter relay- 1st, Kaleb Brendle, Cutter, Jones, Blane Blount, Cooper Jones.
4x200 meter relay- Girls- 4th place, Morgan McCauley, Baylee Horn, Karlie Van Meter, Kaylie Green
4x200 meter relay- Boys- 1st place, Levi Jones, Kaleb Brendle, Nico Vasquez, Ben Haney
4x400 meter relay Boys- 2nd place, Cutter Jones, Levi Jones, Cooper Jones, Blane Blount
4x400 meter relay girls- 2nd place, Morgan McCauley, Kaylie Green, Karlie Van Meter, Baylee Horn
Boys- 12th place Jace Bomberger
Girls- 2nd Baylee Horn, 7th Kaylie Green, 11th Morgan McCauley,
Triple Jump-Girls- 9th Karlie Van Meter, 10th Morgan McCauley
Boys- 8th place Nico Vasquez,
Girls- 8th Kara Briggs, 10th Kaylie Green,
Discus- 3rd Cutter Jones, 6th Ben Haney, 8th Levi Jones
High Jump- Boys- 1st Cooper Jones,3rd Blane Blount, 5th Nico Vasquez
Girls- 1st Karlie Van Meter (new JH school record)
Pole Vault- 1st Cooper Jones, T-2nd Kaleb Brendle, 4th Levi Jones
Week of April 20 - April 25
Monday, April 20
UIL Bi-District One Act Play
Guthrie CSD hosted the UIL Bi-District One Act Play on Thursday. The six plays competing were Harold, Knox City, Northside, Spur, Guthrie and Munday. Every school had an amazing performance. Not only did Guthrie advance to the next contest, but they also had Paden Rothwell receive the All Star Cast award. Laura Wilson and Ashton Gilbert received Best Actress/Actor. Guthrie, with “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson”, Spur, with “Steel Magnolias”, and Munday, with “Time on Fire”, advanced to the Area level and will compete at Lubbock Christian University on Saturday, April 18th.
Week of April 13 - April 18
Tuesday, April 14
It is time for the eighth Book of the Month! This month, I choose Poetry as the theme because April is Poetry month. These are books that are full of emotional and inspiring stories. Come by the library and pick up these great books!
Pre-K - 1st grade Book of the Month
A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara
Elinor is a perfectionist in Mr.Tiffin’s classroom. She works hard on all her assignments and loves to work, but during April, poetry month, Elinor finds it difficult to write a poem. But when she hears that an author is coming to her school, she is determined to write the perfect poem.
2nd - 3rd grade Book of the Month
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you will meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. Full of the craziest stories and amazing adventures, this book will keep you smiling for hours.
4th - 5th grade Book of the Month
Love the Dog by Sharon Creech
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write poetry. Every time Jack starts to write a poem, his brain just feels empty. But his teacher won’t stop giving poetry assignments, and Jack can’t avoid them forever. When Jack gets a dog, poems start to flow. The more he starts to write, the more he realizes he has something to say.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming is making a second Book of the Month appearance. Through vivid poems, Jacqueline Woodson shares her childhood and what it was like growing up as an African-American in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She talks about living with the remnants of the Jim Crow laws and her awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Each poem is charged with emotions, and you are bound to be inspired.
9th grade - 12th Book of the Month
With Their Eyes by Annie Thoms
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only four blocks from the World Trade Center. Within hours, students’, teachers’ and administrators’ lives were changed. Here, in their own words, are their firsthand stories of the day we will never forget.