Model UN: More Than a Club, a Community

During a typical Tuesday lunch, a large group of GDS high school students enters math classroom 104. After their short assembly ends, they return to their regular school routines; however, during the brief lunch session, these students tackle weighty international policy issues in an effort to promote healthy foreign relations. The GDS Model United Nations Club provides an opportunity for cooperation, negotiation, and teamwork. Model UN is an extracurricular club for students from schools across the United States and around the world that introduces students to the challenges of foreign policy in the world today. Each club member, or “delegate,”

Just Keep Swimming: GDS Swim Team to Compete in MAC Championships

One GDS sports team that has seen the most improvement in participation and competition in the last few years is the swim team. Led by head coach Tony Hurst, the men’s swim team will compete in MAC championships for the first time this year because of rising interest and participation from students. Through early morning practices to strenuous swim meets, the swim team has bonded this year through support, motivation, and teamwork. As the GDS swim team has seen a rise in participation, the range of skill levels has increased. “Our swim team’s skill and performance is directly a result