Student: Garrison Ray
Year in School: Senior
Plans After High School: After high school, Garrison intends to enroll at Vermont State University to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. Alongside his academic pursuits, he plans to join the university's baseball team and contribute to its success.
What #BulldogSTRONG Means to Garrison: "To me, #BulldogSTRONG means treating your peers with respect, giving your all in every aspect of life. It also means persevering to reach your goals."
What Makes GVHS a Special Place for Garrison:
"The teachers who had the most influence on me during my time at school were Mr. Cross, Ms. Wehbe, and Coach Bruno. They were influential because they were kind, fair, enthusiastic, and dependable. They taught me the importance of managing my time wisely and improving my communication skills."
"Baseball had a positive impact on my time at Golden Valley. It allowed me to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and we all came together as a brotherhood. Some of the memorable moments during my time on the baseball team were when we stayed in a hotel for a baseball tournament. I recall burning my pop tart in the microwave, playing video games, and having a pillow fight."
What Teachers and Staff Think of Garrison:
"I have Garrison in my strong body class. He is a hardworking and a respectable student….shows great leadership skills and should do well at the college level." Joe Rojas, Physical Education Teacher, Golden Valley High School
"Garrison Ray is a bright spot at Golden Valley and is absolutely #BulldogSTRONG. He is great in class and is very polite and kind. He is also very dedicated to Baseball. He works hard at everything he attempts." Cameron Hertzog, Government and Economics Teacher, Golden Valley High School
"Garrison is a great kid. He is kind, responsible, and enthusiastic to get to work. Besides baseball, I believe that Garrison will go far in life just because of how respectful he is and how determined he is to do the right thing. I am super proud of his accomplishments and wish him nothing but the best." William Cross, Head Track and Field Coach and US History Teacher, Golden Valley High School
"I'm so thankful to have Garrison as my student this year. He is such a kind and caring person. He is helpful to his classmates, is respectful to his teachers, and is a natural leader. I admire how determined he is. Anyone would be glad to know him." Nadia Wehbe, English Teacher and SAGA Club Advisor, Golden Valley High School