Adeline Miller glues pennies to a slug barrier ball.
Bowling for bugs
By Susan Lockhart
Special Projects Coordinator
WORLAND — Worland High School students are
striking it rich in the garden, recycling bowling balls into a
fantastical array of bugs and lawn ornaments.
The horticulture and Ag I students have been working on their creations for over a week now, painting, cutting, drilling and gluing assorted ornamentation onto the discarded balls to create something new.
“I found the idea on Pinterest,” said teacher Grace Godfrey. “We just finished doing a landscaping unit and thought that it would be a good way to wrap that up.”
The bowling balls were ones no longer in use.
“I got 42 bowling balls from the bowling alley in Buffalo and two from staff around the district,” Godfrey said. “My aunt bowls on a league in Buffalo and said that they just put them in their yard when people get new ones so she thought they would be willing to part with them. She called (the bowling alley) and they said it would not be a problem and they loaded them up and brought them over for me.”
Godfrey thought the project was right up the students’ alley and told them to let their imaginations run wild.
“The kids have made everything from lady bugs, to handprints on a ball. They’ve glued on tiles, fish tank marbles, made them into a fish, even covered them with pennies,” Godfrey said, adding, “pennies on the ball will get rid of slugs if they are a problem in your area.”
Godfrey said 14 students in Ag I and 17 students in horticulture have been working on the project.
“The kids will be keeping their bowling ball if they want, if not they will be sold in the greenhouse and the money will go to the FFA.”
She said the bowling ball art has not only been a fun ending to the year, it has also taught the students they can reuse about anything.
“It has been a great project for the kids to realize that you recycle or ‘upcycle’ everyday stuff that you may have laying around to make a fun, attractive art for your yard,” said Godfrey.
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Graduation ceremonies set for area schools
By Jeanette Johnson
WORLAND – Graduates from five area high
schools will be taking their final walks to pick up their
diplomas on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20.
1:30 p.m. – Greybull High School rolls out the red carpet first with ceremonies to be held in the Buffalo Gym on Sunday.
Following music by the Greybull High School and Middle School bands and choirs, Luke Zeller will welcome the guests and introduce commencement speaker and former coach, A.D. and middle school math teacher John Cundall.
Zeller will be the next speaker, offering his salutatorian address. He will be followed by
Sarah Bockman, Michaela Denniston, Dane Gifford and Hunter Grant who will each give a valedictory address.
Leaving with the motto by James Allen, “The key to happiness is having dreams; they key to success is making them come true”
Class selections which they chose to represent them are black and silver as the colors, the lily, and “How Far We’ve Come” by Matchbox 20.
The ceremony includes a senior memories slide presentation and introduction of honor students.
Following the ceremony, the graduates and audience can mingle on the street between the high school and middle school.
2 p.m. – Next up will be Ten Sleep High School honorees as they take center stage in the Ten Sleep School Gymnasium to celebrate two graduations, recognizing the high school seniors and the class of 2017. Sixteen seniors and nine eighth grades will be acknowledged.
The eighth grade students will receive their diplomas first from school board member Terril Mills.
Valedictorian Dennis Lee will give his address followed by presentation of scholarships by Counselor Dennis Colbrese. Valedictorian Kaitlyn Jones will then give her addresses.
Teacher Brian Titus will deliver the commencement address followed by a senior class slide show.
Pianist AnnaMarie Whitlock will offer the prelude, processional and recessional music.
“The Gambler,” red and black, red gerbera daisy, and “We Came, We Saw, We Conquered” will serve as their class favorites.
2 p.m. – Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis will hold graduation in the school gymnasium. This year’s valedictorians Tanner Abbott, Jennifer Cramer and Brianna Hill will each give an address. Laurel Leonhardt will give the salutatorian address.
Teacher Eric Kay is the commencement speaker.
3:30 p.m. – Commencement exercises in Basin will be held in the Riverside High School Gym, wrapping up the last of the four Sunday celebrations.
Math teacher Jim Hoffman was chosen by the senior class as the speaker for the event.
Valedictorian Kinli Vigil and Salutatorian Clinton Genzfreid will give their addresses.
Class colors are black, red and silver with the spider mum as their flower of choice. “Far greater things lie before us than any we leave behind,” a quote from C.S. Lewis, is their class motto. The class song is “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida.
Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. – Burlington will celebrate graduation with 15 seniors earning diplomas. Class President Miria Smith will welcome the visitors, followed by Salutatorian Saren Rasmussen giving the first address.
Daniel Davidson, Tyrel Henderson and Smith will give the Valedictory addresses.
Tim Dehl, a math teacher in Burlington, is the commencement speaker. A slide show will follow.
Class colors are electric blue and silver. The lily is the flower of choice. The class quote from Rocky Balboa: “It ain’t how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” is the class song.
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. – Meeteetse will wrap up the surrounding area graduations at the Longhorn Gymnasium with seven seniors moving the tassel.
“Pomp and Circumstance” will signal the seniors’ entrance followed by Superintendent Jay Curtis welcoming family and friends.
Following addresses by salutatorian Clayton Webster and valedictorian Kaiden Maurer, Dr. Diane Noton-Coale will give the commencement address.
Senior Memories will be presented prior to School Board Chairman Bob Crum presenting the diplomas.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant,” a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the class motto. Red and white roses are their flowers along with red and white as their class colors. “It’s Time,” by Imagine Dragon is the class song and will be the signal for the graduates to move to the back of the gym to be greeted by family, followed by the remaining visitors to enjoy the memory tables set up.
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