THS students work to 'make life a song to remember'

TONASKET - Tonasket High School students are working this year to follow the school year theme of "Make your life...

Around 138 adults and students enjoyed a barbecue dinner prepared by Tonasket School Board members Jerry Asmussen, Lloyd Caton and Tonasket School District Superintendent Paul Turner on Tuesday, Aug. 31 during the Welcome Back to School Barbecue. Photo by

Around 138 adults and students enjoyed a barbecue dinner prepared by Tonasket School Board members Jerry Asmussen, Lloyd Caton and Tonasket School District Superintendent Paul Turner on Tuesday, Aug. 31 during the Welcome Back to School Barbecue. Photo by

TONASKET – Tonasket High School students are working this year to follow the school year theme of “Make your life a song to remember.”

ASB Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Bharucha said the theme was chosen at the end of last school year during a student council meeting with all class representatives as well as the ASB officers.

“The words mean something different to each person in this school,” he said. “The ASB officers then agreed on ‘iLive, iLearn, iLead, iRoar to go with the theme. They are tied together through iPods, which are all about music.”

Vice President of Publicity Jayden Hawkins said the theme will be tied in with the school’s Homecoming activities, which will be the week of Oct. 4 through Oct. 8.

“We’ve talked about getting more students involved to create more Tiger Pride and we’re going to involve more kids in our activities,” she said.

ASB Advisor Anita Asmussen said one goal of the ASB this year is to improve communication, which is why the students have set up a floor to ceiling calendar in the commons, in order to help students know what activities are going on and when.

The purpose of the ‘i’ statements are to remind students of four basic principles of being a Tonasket Tiger:

iLive with purpose

iLearn with different learning styles

iLead by example, with activities in the community as well as in the school

iRoar with Tiger Pride

“These are also to help promote Tiger PRIDE,” Asmussen said. “Which stand for Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence.”

The ASB will be handing out Tiger PRIDE tickets again this year and taking care of the prizes for them. Also, every Friday, at 8:20 a.m., the ASB officers and Asmussen will stand along the upstairs railing and yell out the Tiger Fight Song, in order to help promote more Tiger Pride.

The Tiger Fight Song is:

“Tigers, Tigers hats off to thee,

To our colors, true we will ever be,

So firm and strong, united are we,

Rah rah, sis boom bah,

Rah, sis boom bah,

Cheer for Tonasket High,

T-O-N-A-S-K-E-T go Tigers!”

The other ASB officers for 2010 are President Charity Blaney, Vice President of Programs Keegan McCormick and School Board Representative Jessica Rhoads.

The senior class officers are President Flor Maldonado, Vice President Corbin Moser, Secretary Haley Grillo and Treasurer Brenda Ramos. The junior class officers are President Caleb Knowlton, Vice President Jasmine Bolz, Secretary Michelle Timmerman and Treasurer Dakota Fry. The sophomore class officers are President Wyatt O’Brien, Vice President Kelly Cruz, Secretary Alicia Edwards and Treasurer Grace Maldonado. Finally, the freshman class officers are President Michaela Ramply, Vice President Christa McCormick, Secretary Trevor Terris and Treasurer Leslie Peralta.

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