New sponsor to take over Girl Reserves


The search for a new sponsor for Girl Reserves is currently being conducted. Potential candidates are currently being interviewed for the position by Mr. Tonagel.

Girl Reserves, known as GR, is a girls’ community service club at La Porte High School continuing into its 92nd year. Hardworking girls grades 9-12th volunteer in various jobs throughout the community, like concessions, tutoring, bell-ringing, and more. They collect points that add up to being able to go to the yearly GR dinner-dance.  

Their first meeting for this school year was scheduled for Monday, August 28th, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Current members should have planned to attend, and any new girls who are interested in joining were welcome. Membership forms were available as well as a few job sign-up sheets.

“As GR president, my goals for this year is to be successful and make sure everything goes smoothly,” Stephanie Wuthrich, senior, said.

Mrs. Kuta, social studies teacher, is currently taking over for the time being. Kuta was previously a GR sponsor for around eight years until life took over and she had to step down.

“My life became a bit hectic because my parents were having health issues. I enjoyed my years of sponsorship, and I thought about taking over it completely, but I wouldn’t be able to,” Kuta said.

GR has brought together thousands of girls since it was established in 1926, and has taught many important qualities that help in life like responsibility, perseverance, and resilience. This fact will not waver even with the change in leadership.

“Girl Reserves still is, and will continue to be, a club for as long as possible. There will still be a dinner-dance, and it will be a simple formal with a theme to be announced at a later date,” Wuthrich said.

Updates on the new Girl Reserves sponsor to follow as soon as a decision is finalized.


Picture Caption: left to right: Emily Miramontes (GR secretary), Stephanie Wuthrich (GR president), and Brooke Espinosa (GR treasurer)

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