GCHS Students of the Month - September
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Jessica Valdes and Andy Bathemess have been named the Grand County High School Students of the Month for September. 

Valdes, a senior, is daughter of Carrie and Miguel Valdes.

Valdes has been engaged in many community service activities, including interning at the Grand County Public Library, helping with Bountiful Baskets, and helping out at the marathon events held in Moab. 

At school, Valdes is active in sports, playing volleyball and softball. She is also active in other activities, including Earth Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and National Honor Society. She is the senior class secretary.

This summer, Valdes was chosen as a delegate for Girls’ State and as a participant at the Young Women’s Institute at Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. She said she is taking five college classes this year. 

Outside of school, Valdes works at Miguel’s Baja Grill as a hostess and serving assistant.

Valdes said she plans to attend the University of Utah after graduating from GCHS. She hopes to spend a semester abroad and ultimately enroll in medical school.

Bathemess, also a senior, is the son of Debbee Hosko.

During the summer, Bathemess took part in various community service projects with the Upward Bound program for first-generation college-bound students. He also helped other football team members clean the cemetery for teammate Sam Woodruff’s burial plot. 

At GCHS, Bathemess is involved in concert band, track and field, the National Honor Society, Boy Scouts and football. He lettered in track and football.

Bathemess set a school record in 300-meter hurdles last spring, and also was part of the record-setting 4x500 meter relay team.

Outside of school, he works at the Bar M Chuckwagon.

Bathemess, who is currently taking two college classes, said he plans to attend Southern Utah University after graduating high school, where he hopes to run track and “party it up!”

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