Mr. Goodchuck celebrates 80th birthday

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Gary Goodchuck has been a volunteer member of the secretary staff for 18 years.

On Friday, Dec. 11, he celebrated his 80th birthday.

Mr. Goodchuck holds his birthday cake.

Mr. Goodchuck holds his birthday cake.

Secretary Debbie Barnett said the festivities for Goodchuck’s birthday began the previous day.

“Yesterday the office staff and counselors had a potluck for him,” Barnett said. “There was also a cake for anyone who wanted some.”

Mr. Goodchuck's birthday cake.

Mr. Goodchuck’s birthday cake.

Project management made a poster to celebrate Goodchuck’s birthday as well.

Project management students made a signed poster for Mr. G's birthday.

Project management students made a signed poster for Mr. G’s birthday.

Chamber Singers performed in the counseling office for Goodchuck’s birthday.

“We sang a few carols to him,” senior Courtney Ellis said. “Then we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ while Santa came in.”

Ellis said she was happy to have the chance to perform for someone who works so hard for the school.

“He looked ecstatic,” Ellis said. “Everything he said was so nice. We all appreciate him very much.”

Mr. Goodchuck talks to Santa.

Mr. Goodchuck talks to Santa.

Goodchuck said he has enjoyed all of his birthdays.

“I really appreciate everyone being here,” Goodchuck said. “If I could have anything for Christmas, I would just want more people.”

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