The faculty of Grand County High School (GCHS)
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
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
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