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    Student Announcements: Weekly Activities Schedule

    Gulf Coast High School 2018 Laureate Presentation Schedule
    Thursday, February 22  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 3
    Kierstin Roan Scrutinizing Stranger Things: An Analysis of Governmental Research in Parapsychology
       Period 4
    Liyah Courageux Losing Cells Behind Cells: The Psychology Behind Solitary Confinement
       Period 5
    Sophia Kvachneva Let's Get High: Benefits of Decriminalizing Illegal Recreational Drugs in the U.S.
       Period 6
    Emma Papasidero Ancient Egyptian Pyramids: Are We the Aliens Who Built Them?
       Period 7
    Madisyn Tedrow WWIII/TheRiseofCyberWeapons
    Friday, February 23  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 6   Daniel Costantino Nuclear Fusion: Science Future or Science Fiction?
       Period 7   Elaine Kim The Microbiome: A Tiny Cure to Big Problems
    Monday, February 26  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 3   Ryan Austin Is Your Phone Killing You?: The Health Effects of Cell Phones
       Period 4   Azelle Dietter Cutting our Censorship
       Period 5   Audrey Harris Right to Die: Medical Decisions in Religious Communities
       Period 6   Allie Harris Are We All Going To Die?: The Sixth Mass Extinction
       Period 7
    Brianna Pawlyshyn 3D or Not 3D: The Ethics of Three-Dimensional Bioprinting
    Tuesday, February 27  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 3   Sarah Fairbrother How to Save the World for Dummies: Protecting the World and Humanity (or Not)
       Period 4   Connor Bligh Rocket Man and the Dotard: Comparing and Contrasting Autocracies and Democracies
       Period 5   Samuel Sommerfeld Nurenberg Trials: The People Spoke and the World Listened
       Period 6   Patricia Acevedo 808s & Study Breaks: Should Hip-Hop Centered Pedagogy Be Systemically Implemented in Marginalized Schools?
       Period 7   Alicia Argabright The Whites Are At It Again!: The Ethical Dilemma of the Implementation of Universal Laws
    Wednesday, February 28  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 2
    Catalina Dukeshire Let's Talk About Sex: How the Development of a New Sex Education Can Help Relieve Sexually Orientated Societal Issues
       Period 3   Shayne Treuber The Lean, Mean, Working Machine: Artificial Intelligence in the Labor Force
       Period 4   Jenna Gopman The X-Generation: The Future of Human Enhancement with Respect to the Media's Portrayal
       Period 5   Daniela Kyle Changing Minds or Changing Channels?: The Rapid Dissemination of Information and its Effects on Political Polarization
       Period 6   Jacob Brownell Capitalism: Repurposing Greed
       Period 7   Amanda Hunter Periled Apparel: How the Fast Fashion Industry Threatens Global Sustainability
    Thursday, March 1  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 2
    Alyssa Zinn Don't Hate, We All Discriminate: Implicit Bias and its Effect on Behavior
       Period 3   Dylan Clark Yay or Neigh?: The Future of American Horse Racing
       Period 4   Emma Bradtmiller The JAWS of Life: Saving Sharks from Extinction
       Period 5   Alysia Turke Love at First Plight: Disney's Portrayal of Romantic Relationships
       Period 6   Maggley Vielot Opportunity for Some: Affirmative Action in the 21st Century
       Period 7   Emily Sage Addicted to Money: Big Pharma's Role in the Opioid Crisis
    Friday, March 2  
        Candidate Topic
       Period 2
    Christian Holland The World in His Hands: God's or Darwin's? The Evolution Vs. Creation Debate
       Period 3   Paula Gomes Citius, Altius, Fortius: Is There a Plausible Explanation for Record Breaking Trends in the Olympic Games?
       Period 4   Kailey Goede Man's Best Friend: Are we Poisoning our Pets?
       Period 5   Spencer Gauta Is the Health Care Industry Healthy?: Corruption in the Health Care Industry
       Period 6   William Hoopes Eyewitness Reliability: Do You Remember?
       Period 7   Marcos Damian-Noyola Genetic Engineering: Revolutionizing the Human Race


    Homecoming 2017-2018 Spirit Days 1/8 - 1/12


    Monday – Tacky Tourist


    Tuesday – Character


    Wednesday – Decades


    Thursday – Sports


    Friday – GCHS Spirit







    The Girls Soccer team also played East Lee this week and won, 7-0.  Larissa Silva had a hat trick, and Madison Adronyah had two goals.  Veeyonah Cahnika and Domineek Dimegleeoh had one goal each.

    The Girls Soccer team tied Baker, 1-1.  Veronica Rodrigues had a goal, and Stephanie Wright had an assist.




    National Merit Scholarship Program

    2018 Semifinalists

    Spencer Gauta

    Emma Nabbie

    2018 Commendation

    Byron Belkola

    Connor Bligh

    Dylan Clark

    Katherine Coniglio

    Daniel Costantino

    John Eugenides

    Jenna Gopman

    Elaine Kim

    Sopia Kvachneva

    Daniela Kyle

    Isabella Napoles

    Elizabeth Pedersen

    Kierstin Roan

    Aleah Sadaty

    Deividas Vilys

    Kyle White



    The Medical Academy and HOSA, the club for future health professionals, announce the Fall Blood Drive to be held at Gulf Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7th and 8th,  from 7 am – 3 pm. Today is the last day to sign up to donate blood. You can sign up at the Blood Drive table set up near the cafeteria. In order to donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.  If you signed up to donate blood, please remember to bring your signed Parent Permission form, your appointment ticket, and photo ID. Please eat a good breakfast  and drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after donating. Remember, each unit of blood can help save three lives!  Sign up today!!

    FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY - In Honor of National French Week, collection will be taking for Hope for Haiti and HEF starting Monday November 6-November 17 by the French Honor Society. An envelope will be placed in your mail box for your first period class participation. Thursday November 16, a Petit Déjeuner (Mini Croissant and Café au lait, fresh baguette, and Brie cheese) will be served to teachers and staff between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM on in the mail room.  We thank you in advance for all that you do!


    For those of you that have been a Shark for a while now, mark the day on your calendar- Feb 3rd, 6pm.  We will be hosting an alumni baseball game celebrating 20 years of Shark Baseball.  Many of you had these boys in class and it will be pretty exciting seeing them after 5,10,15 and even 20 years.  We are expecting a great turnout for the event.  The concession stand will be open and we will have t-shirts and hats for sale.  Coach Ayres, Coach Brown, Coach Crowley and the rest of the original Sharks will be in attendance.  Come out and say hello, there will be no charge for attending the game.  I will send a reminder as we get closer to what I am sure will be a memorable evening.

    Coach Rosa



    Yesterday, the Girls Golf Team overcame difficult conditions and a tough course to take second place at the Regional Golf Tournament at Lakewood National in Bradenton.  This gives them a ticket into the State Championships next week. Wish the ladies the best of luck as they continue to play stronger.  Dr. Coach Rockhold and Coach A are extremely proud of the accomplishments of these players.  Their hard work has paid off.




    Announcement: Attention all girls interested in playing soccer: Our first day of tryouts will be Tuesday, October 17.  We will meet on the back practice field by the tennis courts from 2:30 - 4:30.



    SGA and the Activities Office have decided to make our Homecoming dance a winter formal. The rescheduled date is January 13th, 2018. We have printed flyers and will place them in your mailboxes by the end of the day. We ask that you please post these in a very visible place in your classroom in case students have questions about the date/time. The price of admission includes a ticket to the Homecoming football game on November 3rd. Please note that this will also be Senior Night for our band, football, and cheerleading teams. It will be a very special night our students will not want to miss!






    Artis Naples has released our code to purchase discount tickets J  This code allows any CCPS family member, teacher, student or staff to purchase a ticket to the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for $15 – an even better deal than we’ve had in the past.  It is not good towards all events at The Phil, only those that involve the Symphony Orchestra.  Follow the link in their message for instructions for using the code and a list of performances that it can be applied to.  See you at the Symphony!




    Starting today 10/3/17 advanced tickets for this Friday’s football game will be available for purchase in the Activities office.


    General Admission Adult is $6 and Student is $3.  As a reminder student tickets will be $6 at the gate.

    Reserved seat individual tickets are $8 for Adult and Student.  In addition, we will continue to sell individual reserved seats for future home games.


    Tickets will be available to purchase in the Activities office 7 am to 2 pm Tues – Fri.\


    Congratulations to the newly elected HOSA officers for 2017 – 2018:


    President – Liyah Courageux (pronunciation: Lee-uh Core-ra-jus)

    Vice-President – Jose Chang

    Committee Chair – Robert Brus

    Secretary – Michelle Stegawski (pronunciation: Stuh-gaw-skee)

    Treasurer – Hailey Mathieu (pronunciation: matthew)

    Reporter – Amy Valdes

    Historian – Kailey Goede (Pronunciation: go-dee)

    Parliamentarian – Stephen Gauta (Pronunciation: gow-ta)


    There is a required officers meeting today at lunch in Ms. Ellard’s room, 6-161.




    Our Varsity Football game against Riverdale on Thursday, Sept 28th will be played at Golden Gate High School due to issues with our stadium lights.  Please come out and support our Sharks at 7pm on Thursday!


    Attention HOSA members!  There will be an important meeting on Friday at lunch in Ms. Ellard’s room, 6-161. We will hold officer elections for Treasurer, Reporter, Historian, and Parliamentarian. All candidates should come prepared to give their speeches.


    Our home varsity football game this Thursday vs Riverdale has been moved to a new site, Golden Gate High School, due to trouble with our bleachers and lights from Hurricane Irma.   The game time is still 7pm.  Please come out and support our Sharks!


    Attention all boys and girls interested in trying out for soccer, soccer workouts will begin on Monday, October 2nd. Workouts will be Monday thru Friday, 2:30-3:30 out on the track. Please make sure all paperwork is turned in before attending the first day

    of workouts. The only thing you will need at workouts are running shoes and water, PLEASE DO NOT bring any soccer balls, there will be no playing during this time. Any questions please see Coach Scott in room 5-140




    Just a reminder that Student Government will have a meeting today, Tuesday, September 5th during lunch in Dr. Rockhold’s room 5-230.  We will discuss Homecoming themes, spirit days, and other activities that will take place during Homecoming Week.  All officers and representatives should attend.

    Please congratulate the newest Freshman Class Officers:

      President – Keyla Padilla

    Vice President – Emma Dewsnup

    Secretary – Morgan Delaney

    Treasurer – Gabriella Garcia

    Remember that Homecoming tickets will go back on sale from Tuesday, September 12th through Friday, September 15th during lunch in the gym area for $30 each.  This will be the last chance to secure your reservation to the dance. For additional questions about Homecoming see the information posted on our website or see Dr. Rockhold, Ms. Weston, or Ms. Del Cristo.



    HOSA, the club for future health professionals, will meet today at lunch in Ms. Ellard’s room, 6-161. We will hold officer elections. HOSA is open to all students interested in a career in the medical field. See you today at lunch!




    Student Government will be accepting cash donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey on Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 8th during lunch in the cafeteria.  Emergency services are overwhelmed with ongoing calls, rescue efforts, and strained resources.  The people of Texas need any help we can offer, so let us do our part.  Gulf Coast High School has an opportunity to make a difference and show our Shark Pride.


    Attention Sharks! Are you interested in a career in the medical field? HOSA – Future Health Professionals is the club for you!  You are invited to attend an informational meeting today at lunch in Ms. Ellard’s room, 6 – 161. Bring your lunch and come find out about this fantastic service and competitive club! HOSA is open to all Gulf Coast students. See you today at lunch!