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Rise Grand Island is the alumni newsletter for Grand Island Senior High published by the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. Every other month we connect with thousands of Islanders across the globe, keeping you and them informed on what’s happening in Purple and Gold land, and reminiscing a little bit as well.
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Newsletter Sections & Contributors
At the Top
Our feature story for the issue, with an eye toward alums whose star is rising.
(e) Mail Bag
Letters to the editor
A roster of Islanders who have reached new and noteworthy milestones.
Making Your Mark
Kari Hooker-Leep shares stories of impact from the GIPS Foundation.
Your Legacy. Their Opportunity.
Maggie McDermott chronicles various fundraising endeavors with call to action to invest in students.
Shining Bright Since 2005
Bianca Ayala has the unique perspective of an alum, GIPS teacher, and GIPS Foundation board member.
I've Been Thinking
George Ayoub's latest observation or bemusement about life – obviously seen through the eyes of a Senior High alum.
On the Island
Updates from the halls of Senior High from our student correspondent Jacqueline Ruiz-Rodriguez.
Remembrances, reminiscences, and darn good stories from our intrepid correspondent, Mike Monk.
One More Thing
New columnist Abbey Kutlas-Prickett muses on what being Abbey Kutlas-Prickett means.
Class Reunion Updates
Class gatherings in Islander Nation.
Remembering Islanders who have recently passed.
The latest happenings and info on and in alum’s lives.
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