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    announced that the Students of the Month for September are Dailey Haren

    and Chase Clyde.

    Dailey is a sophomore at GCHS and the daughter of Craig Haren and Laura Morgan.

    Nominated by one of her teachers, Dailey was praised

    for being an attentive student who is reliable and an active

    participant in class. She was also described as a positive person who

    is involved in many activities.

    Dailey’s favorite classes, math and art, reflect an

    unusual mix of using both sides of her brain. She likes art because she

    likes to create and use her imagination. She likes math because, as she

    puts it, “It has a definite way to do things.”

    English, however, Dailey finds challenging.

    “It’s confusing,” she says, “All the grammar,

    spelling, and sentence structure. It doesn’t come to me very well.

    Also, writing isn’t one of my favorite things to do.”

    Dailey is developing her leadership skills with

    involvement in many activities as the nominating teacher mentioned. She

    is on the soccer, tennis, basketball and track teams. She is also a

    member of Future Cooks of America and Family, Career, Community,

    Leaders of America and a peer mentor.

    Her awards and honors include: Honors component of

    biology, 3.9; drawing accepted to Cedar Art Show; defensive player

    award in basketball; citizenship awards in English and other classes.

    Getting work experience and contributing to the

    community have come together for Dailey in her lifeguard job at the

    city pool.

    As so many students of the month before her have

    said, Dailey too would like to see more classes for students who excel

    and are willing to work. She adds that this is a need at the middle

    school and Helen M. Knight, also.

    When she finishes at GCHS, Dailey plans to go to college and would like to become a photojournalist.

    The male Student of the Month for September is Chase

    Clyde the son of Kevin and Melody Clyde. He is a senior at GCHS.

    In nominating Chase one of his teachers said, “He is

    not only bright and motivated, but cares about the world and issues

    many teens don’t worry about. He is pleasant to everyone and accepting

    of all.”

    The subjects Chase likes are history and English. He

    likes them for the exact opposite reason Dailey likes math. For him the

    classes that are about the exploration of ideas and drawing of your own

    conclusions are the interesting ones.

    Chase is taking a college class, U.S. Institutions,

    which requires a lot of note taking and reading. However, as he says,

    “All of the information is very interesting.”

    In his community involvement, some of what the

    teacher described as “cares about the world and issues many teens don’t

    worry about” is evident. He is working with the Moab Community Radio

    Extreme Safety project.

    “I produced a radio piece on the fire department

    here in Moab,” he said. “I am currently working on four radio public

    service announcements about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted

    infections.” He is also a member of the Utah Democratic Party and the

    American Civil Liberty Union.

    At school Chase is active as well. He was on the

    debate team last year, on the staff of the Devil’s Advocate newspaper,

    a club representative for Quills and a member of FBLA, CEASEFIRE, Drama

    Club and History Club.

    Chase’s involvement in debate led to a third place

    win in extemporaneous speaking at State Debate. In drama he received

    second at the regional competition for dramatic interpretation.

    Working for his father at Grand Rental Center gives

    Chase practical insight into the business world as well as helping with

    the family business.

    As a senior, Chase has some ideas about improving the school.

    “People need to be more positive and accepting of

    all kinds of people,” he said.” For the most part, it’s an accepting

    school, but there is always room for improvement. All ideas need to be

    welcome at GCHS.”

    After graduation this spring, Chase wants to go to

    college. He is looking at the University of Utah, Westminster,

    Evergreen in Washington State or Wheaton in Massachusetts.

    The Student of the Month program is sponsored by the

    local Elks Lodge under the direction of Frank Vacarro. The Rotary Club

    and Grand County School District Board of Education also recognize the

    students.

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