Homecoming is Coming!

By Trinity Thompson

Student Body President

I know everyone is excited about homecoming and wondering what we are going to do for Spirit Week Oct. 9-13, 2017..

Well here it is:

  • Monday: Grandparents Day
  • Tuesday: Dress the opposite of what you normally do/are
  • Wednesday : Celebrity Day
  • Thursday: Inside out / tacky day
  • Friday: Color day and pep rally

Please everyone participate so we can do more fun stuff this year!

Calling all Homecoming Royalty

October 13th is the Homecoming game and crowning of homecoming court. If you are interested in running for homecoming court, interest meetings are after school Thursday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 2 in room 457. Also:

  • Must fill in application by Thursday, October 5.
  • All posters must be approved by Ms. Imhoff in room 457 before hanging them up
  • Only seniors can be homecoming king or queen

Tips For Prom

By : Schrell Broadie

Garinger Seniors the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here, Prom ! Yes you read it right, prom is finally here and to help you prepare for the special event, I am going to provide you with a couple of tips.

Ladies here are a couple of tips too keep your hair, makeup, and dress in tact for the special night !

  • wearing heels? tape your third and fourth toe starting from your big toe, together  using Scotch tape or any other invisible tape to help ease pain the ball of your foot.
  • Carry bobby pins in your purse, it’s mandatory that you carry these and their easy to store in your purse.
  • use water resistant mascara it’s Prom, the feels are going to come and it’s best to come prepared !
  • Invest in Q-tips ! In order to keep the Flawless look you came with dip your Q-tip in the eye shadow you chose and store it in your purse.
  • take lots of pictures before prom because you might not look as flawless afterwards
  • Lastly remember to take lots of pictures and have a ton of fun !

Nhung Huynh !

By Schrell Broadie

Shout out to our very own Nhung Huynh for receiving  an academic scholarship worth $19,000 from Wingate University ! Congrats Nhung and this is living prove people that hard work pays off, if you see Nhung wildcats don’t forget to congratulate her for her hard work !

Congrats to Nhung Huynh for her academic scholarship !

I Am Garinger

cropped-4i9e5jk6t.pngGaringer Students Unite Against Stereotypes

By : Schrell Broadie

A group of Garinger students decided to take a stand and diminish the negative stereotypes associated with the students at Garinger. Check out the video below and let us know what you think !

Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

By: Alissa Miller and Rosario Aviles

Carlos Figueroa

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to get hands on experience to prepare for their future in the workforce. In order to join this amazing program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to participate. They then undergo a rigorous selection process in which 60 students are chosen for training and then of those 60, 25 will be chosen to participate in the internships. Carlos Figueroa is one of the Junior participants, claims “It took dedication and persistence, [however] It is a great experience” he also mentioned he feels privileged to “know what it is like to be in a professional work environment” before going into the workforce. A Senior participant, Hanh Nguyen, said “The program will show [our community] that Garinger students can excel in the career of their choice, and this will give us an advantage and it is great experience.”

NHS Students go to Shamrock Gardens for Dr. Seuss Day

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By Daniela Ramirez

Members of the National Honor Society celebrated Dr. Seuss day by planning a day of reading and activities for first graders at Shamrock Gardens Elementary.

The students read books like The Lorax and The Cat and the Hat and had the first graders do activities like making trees and mustache cutouts.  Members of NHS got to leave right after third block to walk over to the elementary school and split up to cover two first grade classes.

The first graders seemed very excited to be able to interact with high school students and participate in the activities planned for them.

 

 

 

Garinger’s first All-American

Tresor Mbuyu scores a goal in the second round of playoffs against Watauga HS. (photo by:tarheelsportsphotography)
Tresor Mbuyu scores a goal in the second round of playoffs against Watauga HS.                                                                (photo by:tarheelsportsphotography)
Mbuyu warms up before the second round of playoffs.(photo by:tarheelsportsphtography)
Mbuyu warms up before the second round of playoffs.     (photo by:tarheelsportsphtography)

By Francisco Gonzalez
Earlier this season, senior Tresor Mbuyu was nominated for Top Drawer Soccer All American team and put on the watch list. On Friday October 24 he was officially named All American, making him the first All American at Garinger and the only player from North Carolina to be on the All American team for 2014. On Sunday December 7 the NSCAA, the official national soccer coaches association, also named Mbuyu “All American.”

“It wasn’t a surprise for me” said David Garrett, the Garinger varsity soccer coach, “Tresor is one of the best players I’ve seen… his passion and dedication make him what he is.”

Mbuyu had an outstanding season, beating his records from his previous season. Last season Mbuyu was all conference, all state, the Charlotte Observer’s Player of the year and had a total of 34 goals. This year Mbuyu earned All conference, All Region, All State, Charlotte Observer player of the year again and All American for Top Drawer Soccer and the NHSCAA. He scored 56 goals in his favor, making him the top scorer in the state.

“Its an honor to be nominated for All American and without my teammates I would have never made it to where I am this season.” Mbuyu takes great pride in his team, he said he knows its not just the individual achievements but the team effort  that counts.

The Wildcats made it to the third round of playoffs this year, the furthest any Garinger soccer team has ever made it. This being Mbuyu’s senior year, he hoped to win a state championship.Although the wildcats season came to a tragic end, as they lost 3-0 to the now state champions Reagan High, Mbuyu said he is proud of what they accomplished.

“I just wanted to finish the season off strong,” he says. With his high school season over and college recruiters on the hunt for Mbuyu, he says he hopes to be in college next year (he has a few offers already), continuing to do what he does best which is “playing the beautiful game of soccer.”