GHS Trading Cards are Back
February 6, 2019
The Glasgow High School has brought back the Trading Card program for another year honoring 16 drug, tobacco and alcohol free high school students and looking to provide role models for Glasgow's elementary-aged youth through mentorship in the classroom.
Those selected for the 2019 edition of the trading cards were Hannah Anderson, Bridger Barnett, Ali Cunningham, Tyler Fitzsimmons, Katie Kaiser, Dexter Monson, Alexus Nistler, Riley Noser, Lexie Pehlke, Koby Regalado, Natosha Sand, Keevan Sibley, Tim Wageman, Brooke Westby and Regan Zerbe. The cards are given to the elementary students for doing positive deeds at school, and as the year goes on they try to collect all 16 high school students.
To be selected for the program, students have to be nominated by at least two members of the community, those nominated are invited to apply for the program and are asked to affirm that they have not used alcohol, tobacco or drugs. Once the applications are in, a confidential panel of adults choose the final 16 students for the program.
The selected students are then introduced to teachers at Irle Elementary School and then go on a rotational list to assist those teachers in their classrooms. The hope is to provide youth with constructive and quality role models to emulate as they grow in school and the community.
It has its rewards for the high school students as well. According to Brooke Westby, "I've always liked working with younger kids, I do a lot of the same through 4-H, it has always been a passion of mine." Westby said that the best part is the fact that the students have someone to look up to and feel a sense of pride about knowing them in the community.
For Westby the enjoyable part for her is, "seeing all the kids later, like outside of school and during activities." Westby also said, "It gives them someone cool to relate to and say, 'hey, I know this person and that person."
Bridger Barnett shared the sentiment. "I think it's a great program. I think it really helps those younger kids have people to look up to in sports, speech and drama and all the activities," explained Barnett. He added later on that, "I think it is definitely an honor. It is a great chance to be a role model for the kids. You just hang out and have a positive role in their lives."
Westby, too, felt honored by her selection in the program. "It's a huge honor, I love it, I am always so proud to say I'm a part of this program," explained Westby, "I think it's a huge honor for everyone involved."