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Committees Seek Ideas Upper Des MoSnes—5 Three faculty-student committees have been organized at Garrigan to look for new and creative ideas on several activities. A National Honor Society is one committee's topic. Before the Society can exist, a constitution must be drawn up and requirements for membership set. Faculty committee members assigned to this task are Mr. Cooper, Sister Marylmelda, PBVM, Sister Mary Jane, OSF, Sister Mary Karol, OSF, and Father Verne Stapenhorst. The student members who will work with them are Dave Loebig, Steve Reding and Shirley Stoffel. A student handbook to explain school procedures, dress code and general regulations will be written to help out confused freshmen. The citizenship committee, consisting of Sister Mary Maun, OSF, Mr. Steve McCall and Father James Smith, will take care of this project. Many teachers and students feel that the grading system needs improvement. The general consensus is that there has to be a system that will offer more justice to the students. Sister Mary Iva, OSF, said, "We're all ready for something Incubator Mothers Chicks; All Resting Comfortably! else of a different caliber but no one seems to know what it is." Sister tva, Sister Lawrence Marie, PBVM, Sister Mary Lucile, PBVM, Mr. Frank Mouse! and Father Gerald Zeman are looking for an answer to this problem. Student committee members will be assigned to help on both the new grading system and the handbook. Poets Create Spatial Collage By BEC BORMANN At last; it's finally over 1 After 21 days of tense waiting and close watching, Mr. Mousel's advanced biology students have reached their goal. They hatched twelve chicken eggs in an incubator. On March 5, one day overdue, as the biology students came into their first period class, they found the first hatched egg; a faint chirping sound in the back of the room announced the fact. Frank Esser was the first to see the baby chick ; he also faced the prospect of seeing another egg begin to hatch. The second chick was rather slow and so the chemistry students of second period got the chance to watch the entire orocess of the second hatching. THE STAR is published once a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511. Co-editors : Jim Bristow, Tina Obrecht. Assistant editors : Diana Muller, Jane Wilson. Make-up: Marsha Winter, Yvonne Kohlhaas. Feature editor: Pat Dahlhauser. Headlines : Mary Reding, Ruth Neppl. Reporters: Debra Arndorfer, Jerry Besch, Pat Besch, Bee Bormann, Pat Dahlhauser, Larry Devine, Jean Nauholz, Mary Reding, Val Schenck, Marsha Winter. ******************! Out of a total of twelve eggs, two hatched and the rest of the eggs were opened by students during class. According to the class members, it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience for all involved. The chicks are now resting comfortably at the home of Mary Bonnstetter. JCL Journeys To State Meet Students who belong to the Junior Classical League (Latin Club) will be traveling to Des Moines, April 20, for the state convention. Approximately 44 students will be attending. The convention emphasizes the study of the Classics; its theme will be mythology. Projects of all sorts will be displayed pertaining to Latin and Greek. To obtain the atmosphere some students will be dressed in ancient costumes. A Roman Bazaar will also be held. Latin students have accepted a challenge for March 27, when a Latin contest with Bancroft will be held here. Sister Tarcisia, OSF, from Bancroft, will judge the Latin I students w*hile Sister Lucille Bresson, OSF, will judge Latin n students. Twenty-five students from each school will participate. They will be quizzed on vocabulary, translation of sentences, declining and other facts of the language. Freshman students of Sister Mary Lou's literature classes have begun creating original characters to people the plots and settings of their own short stories, while others have chosen to adapt well-known stories into plays, T.V., and movie scripts. Snoopy-Type A few will attempt to produce a "Snoopy-type" cartoon feature from the story of Walter Mitty by James Thurber. Should enough original talent be discovered, indefinite plans call for publishing an anthology for posterity (or next year's ninth grade). Meanwhile next door, Sister Mary Maun's sophomore class has been taking a new look at poetry. Those who venture into room 17 can see the results of this new outlook in the many forms of poetry boxes, which express the modern emotions of young people. Poetry Boxes Sister Maun wanted her students to "find poetry by looking at ordinary things — bricks, desks, walls - everything and anything." They then applied their new understanding of poetry to boxes as a sort of "spatial collage." Students selected themes such as "Teen Life," "Slow Down," "Homework," and "Education... the Way to Success." Cynthia Simons expressed her idea with the ad slogan, "Life goes by so fast. Stop for a moment and take a look at it," and appropriate magazine illustrations. Girls Dream Up House Plans Sister Lawrence Marie's homemaking class has been kept busy these last weeks on class projects. Each student was to draw a floor plan of her dream house. Operation House Plan began with a trip to Riverview Heights, directed by Jim Geelan, Here they visited three styles of homes, the split level, the duplex ana the two-story bouse to develop a sense of room- relationship, This knowledge was then transferred into their own floor plans. After the drawing was completed, choice of draperies and rugs was illustrated by swatches of different materials. Looking at the finished product some of the girls debated if this was really what they wanted, Mr, Arthur Oprechf s lecture Home EC student* hard at work on their furniture refinishing projects are from left to right, Jeanne Crotty, Linda Nitchds, Sue Elbert, JoAnne Crotty, Cathie Kollasch and seated Paula Dearchs. introduced the class to another project — that of refinishing furniture. Each student brought an old piece from home and then started the "job" of removing old paint. In a few cases it was layers of paint. Then came the hard labor of sanding, staining or varnishing. For future homemaking plans, Sister Lawrence Marie intends to take her students into the world of recipes. Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 March 19,1968 College Singers Reside At Students' Homes BY MARY REDING Toward the close of the Clarke- Loras College Concert anxious GHS students started getting the butterflies, while patiently waiting tcJ 1 play host or hostess to the talented college students. Finally the program was over and the College Chorale left the ramps. "What am I going to sayr went through many minds of students. But they soon realized that the college students were human, lots of fun, and very talented. Many students took their guests home and entertained them; the pizza party at the Derner's was Students Attend District Council Posters, handbills and speeches were prepared recently for the annual Iowa Association of Student Council's district election. The I.A.S.C. elections were held March 16, atBelmond, Iowa. Running for offices from Garrigan were Joe Courtney, cabinet member; John Winkel, District Treasurer; Linda Dogotch, District Secretary; and Mike Black, District President. This is Mike's second year of campaigning. Last year he was elected cabinet member. Helping the candidates with preparations for posters, handbills and speeches, Tim Molacek was kept busy the preceding week. The election day began at Belmond with nominations and speeches in the morning. Voting was done before lunch. Results of the election were announced early in the afternoon followed by seminars led by different schools on the correct procedures of a Student Council. Garrigan was asked to conduct a session dealing with school spirit and the Student Council's part in promoting it. a delicious example. Although the singers were very exhausted they couldn't resist having a good time — like most teenagers. Other hosts and hostesses took members of the Chorus to a party held at the Crotty twins' home, where everyone forgot how tired they really were. Telling jokes, playing games, pool and cards as well as celebrating Ann Loebach's birthday helped occupy their time. When morning, came, some students staying at farms were given a tour. Marvin Kohlhaas' guests rode horseback before breakfast. Finally, when the time came, GHS students sadly said goodbye to the college students, only wishing they could have stayed longer. Sticky Fingers Need Washing Every two students at Garrigan have a locker; it's theirs for nine months. The contents within that green, oblong box are rented books meant for one person's use, or personal belongings. Recently, a very small minority of GHS students seem to believe that what belongs to one, belongs to all. Books, notebooks, a driver's license, and money have been reported missing from students' lockers. The first reaction of the victim is instant anger. This feeling is justified but some thoughts should focus on the future of the culprit. What sort of pattern is he forming? His future depends on his present actions in and out of school. The person may not be caught now, but what will his future be like if he doesn't call a halt soon ? So let's hope those who have had sticky fingers in the past few months wash them . . . with soap. Then put the things back where they found them . . . like good little boys and girls. Cubs Promise Action By JERRY BESCH Undoubtedly all GHS fans are proud of the '67-68 basketball squad which finished with a 15-5 record. Equally deserving of praise are the Cubs who finished 16-3 for the season, best in the school's history. These sophomores will add much support to next year's varsity. Throughout the season, the outside shooting of Tom Froehlich continued to spark the team. Gary Cooper also showed some fine shooting from the corner. Under the boards, Mark Besch and Denny Potthoff provided the always- - needed rebounding strength. Dick Kenyon and Joe Elbert also helped in snaring the ball after miscued shots. While in midcourt, such guards as Randy Studer, Mike Black, Steve Kajewski, Dave Besch, and Froehlich provided continued harassment tothftopponents. And of course,backing up the starters, was a bench of always willing subs. Join these with next year's seniors, that ever present Garrigan spirit, and a great Coach, and there will be plenty of action. Yes, fans, I believe you can look forward to another favorable season at GHS.