The Garfield Messenger

New Bullfrog in the Pond

Photo by Ben Mefford

Tova Gaster

November 16, 2018

In their matching purple swimsuits and swim caps, the members of the Garfield’s girls’ swim team may be difficult to distinguish. But when they’re in the water, one swimmer pulls ahead. Valerie Barreto, a junior who just moved to Seattle from Miami, has made a splash on her first season with GHS...

New Coach, Same Approach.

Photo courtesy of Marvin Hall

Sav'ell Smalls

November 16, 2018

In all sports, confidence is a major key to success. So when the reigning 3A girls basketball runners-up were looking for a new coach, they knew the man for the job was right at home. “I’m definitely ready for this task,” said new Garfield girls’ basketball coach Marvin Hall. “All the things...

Brandon Roy’s Seattle Saga

Photo by Toby Tran

Jaya Duckworth

November 16, 2018

Garfield has been a basketball school for as long as anyone in Seattle can remember. After narrowly losing the state championship to Nathan Hale in 2017, the boys team was hungry for another shot at a state ring. Lucky for them, Brandon Roy, former NBA all-star, ex-head coach at Nathan Hale, and Garfield...

Freshletes

Photo by Ben Mefford

Ben Mefford

October 18, 2018

Ioan Street Although he joined cross country  just to get fit for his first high school soccer season, Ioan Street has a new found love for running. When he came to his first practice, everyone was shockingly tall. With captains’ practices everyday for two weeks before the first day of school, he b...

Cheer Steps Up

Art by Arlo Van Liew

Milena S. Haile

October 18, 2018

It’s the homecoming assembly, Garfield’s biggest hype men, the cheerleaders, are dancing, stepping, and performing one of their most famous cheers, Y-E-L-L. Suddenly, the cheerleaders crowd in one place and raise one of the girls high into the air. Another one follows on the right side and they both...

The Drive Towards Playoffs

Photo by Sam Boyar

Izzy Lamola

October 18, 2018

As playoff season is coming up, the stress to be the best is affecting players all around Garfield. This school has a legacy for being successful in sports. The athletes will push themselves to succeed and continue said legacy, despite all the other stressors that get in their way. The girls swim...

The Morning Hustle

Art by Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Grady Canty-Swapp

October 18, 2018

When Seattle Public Schools changed the bell times once again in 2017 it changed the schedule Garfield had newly adopted just two years before. Following these schedule changes the football, volleyball, soccer and swim  teams all switched to morning practices. Our football, volleyball and soccer practices ...

Dance Team Shake Up

Photo by Freya Wiedemann

Ava Klubberud

May 21, 2018

In a gym packed with screaming fans, high school dance teams from all over the city competed to see who is the best. During the annual Bubblin’ Brown Sugar dance competition, groups from Garfield, Franklin, Cleveland, and other Seattle high schools flaunted their dance skills at the showcase.The Garfield...

It’s a Sport, I Swear!

Photo courtesy of  Vicki Mullet

Claire Boudour

May 21, 2018

On June 8th, Garfield’s Boy’s Frisbee team, Purple Haze, will be traveling to Rockford, Illinois to compete at this year’s High School National Invite, the highest level of competition for high school Ultimate. This year’s team is made up of students from every grade and experience level, and...

From Student to Teacher

Coach Joey Thomas poses with an old photo of himself playing for the Packers.

Sav'ell Smalls

May 21, 2018

Many world class athletes have walked through the halls of Garfield High school. Some of these athletes have gone on to become a professional, compete in the olympics, play in all star games and more. Helping them get to these accolades are coaches who also thrived in the sport in the past Known as...

Student-Athletes Reppin’

Student-Athletes Reppin'

Sara Javkhlan

May 21, 2018

Garfield student-athletes do it all- they juggle all of their academic courses during the day, and show up on the field later ready to dominate. Some of these competitors are willing to step up and pave the way to an even better athletic program by coming together to discuss issues pertaining to the...

Softball Sisters

Softball Sisters

Ava Klubberud

April 25, 2018

Playing on the same team as your sister may seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but for the Hughes and the Simpson sisters it could not be better. Miquela and Gabbi Hughes have been playing together since little league. “It is fun. We fight but it never gets in the way of playing,” Miquela...

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