Humans of GHS

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Mr. Lubbers

Q: What is one of your favorite memories with your parents?

A: “Vacations. My dad was a teacher and he took us out west and out east, and long camping vacations in the summertime, so like for a month. That was awesome.”

Q: What was your favorite place/city you visited?

A: “They took us to the Bahamas when my brothers and I were in highschool, and we drove to Florida, but then flew over to the Bahamas in one of those little boat planes that lands in the harbor.”

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Israel Morales

Q: What is one the craziest moments in your life?”

A: “One of the craziest moments is when I moved to Mexico. I completely left everything behind and started a brand new life in a brand new country. That was pretty crazy. Not a lot of people get to do that and then it’s more crazy when you get to come back to your old and start again. So it’s a fresh start, and I can’t complain. Both of them are really awesome.”

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Mr. Blevins

Q: What do you think the future is going to be like?

A: “I think that we’re going to be forced to go back to nature, a little more than we use to.”

Q: What is one of your favorite memories with your father?

“Fishing, stream fishing. We did it every year, once a month during the summer, until about five year ago when he couldn’t do it anymore.”

Q: What do you think life should be about?”

“Life should be about the connections you have with others and with yourself.”


Q: What is your favorite memory with your mother?

A: “It was this road trip that we took going to Idaho, ironically to go visit my aunt, and it was just fun. We ended up stopping in Chicago along the way, and it was just kind of nice being with her and my sister too, and it was just the three of us being able to connect and talk and go along and have fun.”

The Path to an Eagle Scout

by Pat Clark

The Boy Scouts of America is a group “you usually join in elementary school that does certain projects and by completing those projects you can earn badges and earn your way up the ranks” explained senior Nick Weigle .

Nick Weigle has done just that by earning the highest rank, Eagle Scout.  

Becoming an eagle scout takes numerous years and a lot of time.

“It sure does take a lot of time, but you get used to it,” Weigle said. “It becomes part of your life.”

Weigle said you need 21 merit badges and also. need to complete a “final project” which takes a long time.

Being in Boy Scouts in high school can be embarrassing for some as it can be “childish” or “lame,” but Wiegle said that most of his friends didn’t know he was still in Boy Scouts until a MLive article was published honoring him as the rank.

“My friends didn’t really know I was a Boy Scout and I liked keeping it that way,” Weigle said as he started to smile. “When the article on MLive came out I was surprised in that my friends didn’t make fun of me or hardly talk about it…I even got a few congratulations.”

Wiegle expressed gratitude for his Boy Scout experience.

“It definitely has helped shape me as a kid growing up because it was a way for me to give back to the community in a way I enjoyed doing.”

Nicks dad, Matt, also commented on the subject saying “I’ve seen Nick grow in his leadership abilities and his critical thinking skills as he has gone along his path to Eagle.”

Overall, Nick is glad he kept with Boy Scouts and called it “a cool experience.”

Maddie Misner to perform at Takeover Fest

by Miguel Guzman

Grandville High School is filled with talented people like creative musician Maddie Misner.

Maddie Misner is a solo artist who has played the upright bass guitar since sixth grade. She has also been playing the guitar for two years now. Guitar being her favorite instrument and being inspired by the band 1975, she started to find her creative flow to start making her own songs. Coming from an emotional place, she also found her voice to write song lyrics and also help her express herself through her love of music. Maddie’s music is a mix of original, indie, and alternative rock.

Growing up, she heard her dad say “fortune favors the brave” and that is what helped her not be nervous and start performing live. After playing at her school talent show, a good friend of hers helped her get gig at the Upper Room in downtown Grand Rapids. Since Maddie has now been performing live for two years she dreams of touring California, Colorado, and New Orleans. In a couple of years she hopes she is on tour more, has more music out, and can go into music therapy.

Maddie has a show coming up on November 10 at Takeover fest and she is currently working on recording an EP.

You can listen to her music on her bandcamp page. She hopes if her music takes off, that she gets “big enough to have a good life, but not enough to get bombarded at a Walmart.”

In Maddie Misner words “Go support your local music, it helps out a lot.”