Student Bulletin – Thursday, 1/4/18

Good luck to the wrestlers at Faulkton today.

Lunch line order changes today – 1st Lunch 7, 6, 8   —   2nd Lunch 12, 11, 10, 9

Schedule changes can be made on January 15 and 16.

The end of the 2nd quarter is Wednesday, January 17.  Parent/Teacher Conference bonus points will be handed out on Monday, January 15 to be used by Wednesday, January 17. 

JH Boys b-ball practice will start Thursday, Jan 4th after school.  Coach Schuring and Coach Kurth

Congratulations to the 6-12 December Students of the Month:  6th – Emily Clark, 7th – Ethan Clark, 8th – Trista Keith, 9th – Isaac Smith, 10th – KaSandra Pappas, 11th – Ashley Garduno, 12th– Luke Thorson.   Please bring your forms to Mrs. Sternhagen

Grades 11-12:  On Friday, January 5th, Lily Cutler, 2016 GHS graduate, will be at GHS to meet with students who are interested in attending the School of Mines.  The presentation will be held during 3rd hour in the Physics/Study Hall room.    See Mrs. Sternhagen if you are interested in the School of Mines (Rapid City).

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grades 11-12:  All students in grades 11-12 will attend a presentation about the Build Dakota Scholarship and Industry Partners programs on Tuesday, January 9 from 11:30 – 12:14 in the high school arena.  Students will go to the presentation and sit with their teachers.  Interested parents, business professionals and community members are also invited to attend the presentation.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

Grade 12:  Scholarships and Awards

Opens Jan. 1    Build Dakota http://www.builddakotascholarships.com/

Jan.                  American Legion www.legion.org/needalift

Jan. 4               GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Jan. 4               JFK Courage https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Jan. 5               SD JCI Senate Foundation (emailed 11/21/17) http://www.usjcisenate.org/

Jan. 5               Davis Bahcall https://doe.sd.gov/secretary/DAVIS-BAHCALL.aspx

Jan. 15             SDSU www.sdstate.edu

Jan. 15             Augustana www.augie.edu

Jan. 15             Black Hills State www.bhsu.edu

Jan. 15             School of Mines and Technology www.sdsmt.edu

Jan. 16             SD Engineering Society www.sdes.org

Jan. 20             Mount Marty www.mtmc.edu

Jan. 24             Coolidge Scholars (11th grade)  https://coolidgescholars.org/

Advertisements

Student Bulletin – Friday, 12/22/17

Good luck to the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams on Thursday, December 28 at Warner.

Good luck to the boys’ basketball teams against Webster on Tuesday, January 2nd. 

Reminder to students attending the Elementary Christmas Concert your parent must pick you up in the office.  

Groton Volleyball Clinic registration forms are in the office. 

JH Boys b-ball practice will start Thursday, Jan 4th after school.  Coach Schuring and Coach Kurth

Please turn in all overdue library books before Christmas Break. 

Senior shirt orders are due to Meri Erickson today!

FBLA Christmas Party Friday, December 22nd during lunch in Ms. Lingbeck’s room!

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grade 12:  Financial Aid Information– Reminder to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  You will need your computer, the FSA ID, and your 2016 tax information to start the process.  File as soon as possible!  The priority deadline for Black Hills State was December 1!  University of Sioux Falls is Jan. 1 and many schools are March 1.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

Grades 11 – 12:  Just a reminder of the free ACT practice program – SDMyLife offers a free online ACT test prep for all SD students. Students can login to their SDMyLife account and click go to ACT Test Prep in the bottom of the left hand column under the Method Test Prep logo. Method Test Prep offers 2 full length exams, practice test and quizzes and vocabulary. All questions have audio, visual and written explanations.  All seniors were shown this program last December in English class.  Juniors can start looking at the program now, too.  Also, Mrs. Sternhagen has many practice ACT books to checkout.  Please stop by the School Counseling office!

Grades 11- 12:  Scholarships and Awards

Dec. 29            SD Plumbing, Heating and Cooling   www.sdphcc.org

Dec. 31            ACT Champions at www.act.org/readinesschampions

Opens Jan. 1    Build Dakota http://www.builddakotascholarships.com/

Jan.                  American Legion www.legion.org/needalift

Jan. 4               GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Jan. 4               JFK Courage https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Jan. 5               SD JCI Senate Foundation (emailed 11/21/17) http://www.usjcisenate.org/

Jan. 5               Davis Bahcall https://doe.sd.gov/secretary/DAVIS-BAHCALL.aspx

Jan. 15             SDSU www.sdstate.edu

Jan. 15             Augustana www.augie.edu

Jan. 15             Black Hills State www.bhsu.edu

Jan. 15             School of Mines and Technology www.sdsmt.edu

Jan. 16             SD Engineering Society www.sdes.org

Jan. 20             Mount Marty www.mtmc.edu

Jan. 24             Coolidge Scholars (11th grade)  https://coolidgescholars.org/

Feb                  Questbridge (high achieve, income qualify 11th gr.) www.questbridge.org

Feb. 1              Groton Community Service Scholarship – Kiwanis and PAC

Feb. 1              Monsanto Grow Ag Leaders http://www.americasfarmers.com/ and FFA.org/scholarships

Feb. 1              Dakota Corp Scholarship  https://www.sdbor.edu/dakotacorps/

Feb. 1              FFA National Scholarships https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

Feb. 1              ESA Outstanding Senior and Junior High Youth Awards (emailed 9/18/17)

Feb 1               ESA Scholarships https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants (emailed 11/8/17)

Feb. 1              Augustana www.augie.edu

Feb. 1              University of Sioux Falls www.usiouxfalls.edu

Feb. 2              POET scholarship  http://poet.com/scholarship

Feb. 14            Basin Electric/Northern Electric www.northernelectric.coop/scholarships

Feb. 14            Lake Region Coop http://www.lakeregion.coop

Feb. 15            Stratford Community Theatre (emailed to you 10/24/17)

Feb. 15            Groton Common Local Applications

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  Have a wonderful vacation!!  School will resume Thursday, January 4th.   

Student Bulletin – Thursday, 12/21/17

Good luck to the girls’ basketball teams today against Ipswich. 

JH Boys b-ball practice will start Thursday, Jan 4th after school.  Coach Schuring and Coach Kurth

Please turn in all overdue library books before Christmas Break. 

Senior shirt orders are due to Meri Erickson by Friday, Dec. 22.

FBLA Christmas Party Friday, December 22nd during lunch in Ms. Lingbeck’s room!

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grade 12:  Financial Aid Information– Reminder to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  You will need your computer, the FSA ID, and your 2016 tax information to start the process.  File as soon as possible!  The priority deadline for Black Hills State was December 1!  University of Sioux Falls is Jan. 1 and many schools are March 1.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

Grades 11 – 12:  Just a reminder of the free ACT practice program – SDMyLife offers a free online ACT test prep for all SD students. Students can login to their SDMyLife account and click go to ACT Test Prep in the bottom of the left hand column under the Method Test Prep logo. Method Test Prep offers 2 full length exams, practice test and quizzes and vocabulary. All questions have audio, visual and written explanations.  All seniors were shown this program last December in English class.  Juniors can start looking at the program now, too.  Also, Mrs. Sternhagen has many practice ACT books to checkout.  Please stop by the School Counseling office!

Grades 11- 12:  Scholarships and Awards

Dec. 29            SD Plumbing, Heating and Cooling   www.sdphcc.org

Dec. 31            ACT Champions at www.act.org/readinesschampions

Opens Jan. 1    Build Dakota http://www.builddakotascholarships.com/

Jan.                  American Legion www.legion.org/needalift

Jan. 4               GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

Jan. 4               JFK Courage https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Jan. 5               SD JCI Senate Foundation (emailed 11/21/17) http://www.usjcisenate.org/

Jan. 5               Davis Bahcall https://doe.sd.gov/secretary/DAVIS-BAHCALL.aspx

Jan. 15             SDSU www.sdstate.edu

Jan. 15             Augustana www.augie.edu

Jan. 15             Black Hills State www.bhsu.edu

Jan. 15             School of Mines and Technology www.sdsmt.edu

Jan. 16             SD Engineering Society www.sdes.org

Jan. 20             Mount Marty www.mtmc.edu

Jan. 24             Coolidge Scholars (11th grade)  https://coolidgescholars.org/

Feb                  Questbridge (high achieve, income qualify 11th gr.) www.questbridge.org

Feb. 1              Groton Community Service Scholarship – Kiwanis and PAC

Feb. 1              Monsanto Grow Ag Leaders http://www.americasfarmers.com/ and FFA.org/scholarships

Feb. 1              Dakota Corp Scholarship  https://www.sdbor.edu/dakotacorps/

Feb. 1              FFA National Scholarships https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

Feb. 1              ESA Outstanding Senior and Junior High Youth Awards (emailed 9/18/17)

Feb 1               ESA Scholarships https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants (emailed 11/8/17)

Feb. 1              Augustana www.augie.edu

Feb. 1              University of Sioux Falls www.usiouxfalls.edu

Feb. 2              POET scholarship  http://poet.com/scholarship

Feb. 14            Basin Electric/Northern Electric www.northernelectric.coop/scholarships

Feb. 14            Lake Region Coop http://www.lakeregion.coop

Feb. 15            Stratford Community Theatre (emailed to you 10/24/17)

Feb. 15            Groton Common Local Applications

ON GOING

If you plan to go to the Elementary Christmas Concert on Friday, December 22 you must follow School Board Policy: 

Students are not allowed to attend regular school activities which are held during the school day unless they are watching a sibling, they are accompanied by a parent, and are not on the ineligibility list.  All students meeting the aforementioned criteria and who are planning on attending must have their parents notify the office at least one day in advance.  Any violations will result in an unexcused absence, this includes any K-12 classroom or co-curricular activity, unless it is approved by the principal.  All work must be completed prior to being excused.

On Friday, December 22 please do not park in the arena parking lot as a courtesy to the parents and grandparents attending the Elementary Christmas Concert.  Use the parking lot to the east of the office or park on the street.

Reminder to students attending the Elementary Christmas Concert your parent must pick you up in the office. 

Student Bulletin – Wednesday, 12/20/17

JH Boys b-ball practice will start Thursday, Jan 4th after school.  Coach Schuring and Coach Kurth

Yearbook Meeting at 7:50 in Mr. Donley’s room on Thursday morning.

Please turn in all overdue library books before Christmas Break. 

Senior shirt orders are due to Meri Erickson by Friday, Dec. 22.

Table Talks Wednesday.

FBLA Christmas Party Friday, December 22nd during lunch in Ms. Lingbeck’s room!

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grades 11-12:  All students in grades 11-12 will attend a presentation about the Build Dakota Scholarship and Industry Partners programs on Tuesday, January 9 from 11:30 – 12:14 in the high school arena.  Students will go to the presentation and sit with their teachers.  Interested parents, business professionals and community members are also invited to attend the presentation.

Grade 12:  Financial Aid Information– Reminder to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  You will need your computer, the FSA ID, and your 2016 tax information to start the process.  File as soon as possible!  The priority deadline for Black Hills State is December 1!  University of Sioux Falls is Jan. 1 and a lot of schools are March 1.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible.  The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

ON GOING

If you plan to go to the Elementary Christmas Concert on Friday, December 22 you must follow School Board Policy: 

Students are not allowed to attend regular school activities which are held during the school day unless they are watching a sibling, they are accompanied by a parent, and are not on the ineligibility list.  All students meeting the aforementioned criteria and who are planning on attending must have their parents notify the office at least one day in advance.  Any violations will result in an unexcused absence, this includes any K-12 classroom or co-curricular activity, unless it is approved by the principal.  All work must be completed prior to being excused.

On Friday, December 22 please do not park in the arena parking lot as a courtesy to the parents and grandparents attending the Elementary Christmas Concert.  Use the parking lot to the east of the office or park on the street.

Reminder to students attending the Elementary Christmas Concert your parent must pick you up in the office. 

Student Bulletin – Tuesday, 12/19/17

Please turn in all overdue library books before Christmas Break. 

Good luck to the boys’ basketball teams tonight at Britton.

Senior shirt orders are due to Meri Erickson by Friday, Dec. 22.

Table Talks Wednesday.

FBLA Christmas Party Friday, December 22nd during lunch in Ms. Lingbeck’s room!

Congratulations to the debate team for a 3rd place sweepstakes finish this weekend. Congratulations to Payton Colestock and Indigo Rogers for placing 2nd in Public Forum debate this weekend.

The following see Mrs. Sternhagen about taking the SDCAP:  Brody DeHoet, Kimberly Kohrs.

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grades 10-12:  On Tuesday, December 19th students in Bio I, Chemistry, Physics, Biology II and Chemistry II will have a guest speaker, John Mcenelly, from the Sanford Underground Lab.  He will talk about Dark Matter (2nd, 6th, and 7th hours), Bore Holes (3rd and 4th hours) and Neutrinos (1st hour).  Please talk to your teacher if you are interested in attending other sessions.

Grades 11-12:  All students in grades 11-12 will attend a presentation about the Build Dakota Scholarship and Industry Partners programs on Tuesday, January 9 from 11:30 – 12:14 in the high school arena.  Students will go to the presentation and sit with their teachers.  Interested parents, business professionals and community members are also invited to attend the presentation.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

ON GOING

If you plan to go to the Elementary Christmas Concert on Friday, December 22 you must follow School Board Policy: 

Students are not allowed to attend regular school activities which are held during the school day unless they are watching a sibling, they are accompanied by a parent, and are not on the ineligibility list.  All students meeting the aforementioned criteria and who are planning on attending must have their parents notify the office at least one day in advance.  Any violations will result in an unexcused absence, this includes any K-12 classroom or co-curricular activity, unless it is approved by the principal.  All work must be completed prior to being excused.

On Friday, December 22 please do not park in the arena parking lot as a courtesy to the parents and grandparents attending the Elementary Christmas Concert.  Use the parking lot to the east of the office or park on the street.

Student Bulletin – Monday, 12/18/17

Good luck to the girls’ basketball teams against Britton/Hecla tonight!

FBLA Christmas Party Friday, December 22nd during lunch in Ms. Lingbeck’s room!

Congratulations to the debate team for a 3rd place sweepstakes finish this weekend. Congratulations to Payton Colestock and Indigo Rogers for placing 2nd in Public Forum debate this weekend.

MathCounts meets Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. 

The following see Mrs. Sternhagen about taking the SDCAP:  Brody DeHoet, Kimberly Kohrs.

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grades 10-12:  On Tuesday, December 19th students in Bio I, Chemistry, Physics, Biology II and Chemistry II will have a guest speaker, John Mcenelly, from the Sanford Underground Lab.  He will talk about Dark Matter (2nd, 6th, and 7th hours), Bore Holes (3rd and 4th hours) and Neutrinos (1st hour).  Please talk to your teacher if you are interested in attending other sessions.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, , Alyssa Fordham, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick

ON GOING

If you plan to go to the Elementary Christmas Concert on Friday, December 22 you must follow School Board Policy: 

Students are not allowed to attend regular school activities which are held during the school day unless they are watching a sibling, they are accompanied by a parent, and are not on the ineligibility list.  All students meeting the aforementioned criteria and who are planning on attending must have their parents notify the office at least one day in advance.  Any violations will result in an unexcused absence, this includes any K-12 classroom or co-curricular activity, unless it is approved by the principal.  All work must be completed prior to being excused.

On Friday, December 22 please do not park in the arena parking lot as a courtesy to the parents and grandparents attending the Elementary Christmas Concert.  Use the parking lot to the east of the office or park on the street.

Student Bulletin – Friday, 12/15/17

Groton Area School District Newsletter

Beginning in December 2017, the Groton Area School District will begin utilizing an electronic newsletter available to anyone who wishes to receive important news and updates about the Groton Area School District.  Users will have to subscribe by entering their email address and may unsubscribe at any time.

You may opt-in to this communication by going to our website, www.grotonarea.com, by scanning the QR code below, or by entering http://eepurl.com/ddaXLz into any web browser.

 

Joe Schwan, Superintendent

Groton Area School District 06-6
Phone 605.397.2351

Fax 605.397.8453

Good luck to the girls’ basketball teams at Redfield today.

Good luck to the Debate team at Brookings today and tomorrow.

Good luck to the wrestlers on Saturday at Madison.

Open Gym on Sunday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

If you plan to go to the Elementary Christmas Concert on Friday, December 22 you must follow School Board Policy: 

Students are not allowed to attend regular school activities which are held during the school day unless they are watching a sibling, they are accompanied by a parent, and are not on the ineligibility list.  All students meeting the aforementioned criteria and who are planning on attending must have their parents notify the office at least one day in advance.  Any violations will result in an unexcused absence, this includes any K-12 classroom or co-curricular activity, unless it is approved by the principal.  All work must be completed prior to being excused.

On Friday, December 22 please do not park in the arena parking lot as a courtesy to the parents and grandparents attending the Elementary Christmas Concert.  Use the parking lot to the east of the office or park on the street.

NCRC Make up Testing will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 in the School Counseling Office from 12: 43 – 3:30:  Seric Shabazz and Andrew Rintala.  Please bring your charged and updated computer, a pencil and a calculator.

Grades 11-12  ACT:  Registration for the Feb. 10 test is due online by Jan. 12 .  Register atwww.actstudent.org   and pay with a credit card.  You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school.  Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket.  Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO.  Other test dates are: April 14, June, July, Sept. Oct. and Dec.   See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.

Grades 10-12:  On Tuesday, December 19th students in Bio I, Chemistry, Physics, Biology II and Chemistry II will have a guest speaker, John Mcenelly, from the Sanford Underground Lab.  He will talk about Dark Matter (2nd, 6th, and 7th hours), Bore Holes (3rd and 4th hours) and Neutrinos (1st hour).  Please talk to your teacher if you are interested in attending other sessions.

Grade 9:  Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen as soon as possible. The following must turn in forms:  Austin Anderson, Kaden Carda, , Alyssa Fordham, Braden Freeman, Doug Heminger, Lee Iverson, Hunter Kassube, Adrian Knutson-Kvistad, Hunter McClean, Kenzie McInerney, Gabriella Merkel, Nevaeh Pardick, Sheyanne Richards, Lucas Simon, Summer Smith, Jacob Thorn, Tristan Traphagen, Grace Wiedrick