On November 2nd, Kristen Hankins embarked on a rather interesting and memorable turn of events. She traveled with the Executive Director of FCCLA on a journey across a few states. It all started with her talk at UGA Family and Consumer Sciences (or FACS). She spoke about how FACS is useful for everyone, with skills and experiences to enrich everybody.
This past Friday night, the Bulldogs won a hard fought battle against the Wilcox County Patriots in the first round of the playoffs this season. Fans cheered on their beloved home team through the very end, with a final score of 20-19.
On November 9th, members of Trion High School’s TSA program traveled to the Jekyll Island Conference Center to attend the Georgia TSA (Technology Student Association) Fall Leadership conference, called “Leadercon.”
On November 8th, Trion High School hosted an “Apply to College Day” in the media center. This event saw 46 students apply to local colleges at no cost to them and their families.
This means that Apply to College Day provided an opportunity for THS seniors to apply to various schools for free in the comfort of their own high school. Georgia Northwestern Technical College was one of the post-secondary schools who agreed to waive their application fee in the hopes of encouraging students to apply to their institution. Other universities who participated in this event included Jacksonville State University and Middle Georgia State University.
TRION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, HALEY DAVIS AND TUCKER MCCOY, SCHOOL WINNERS IN THE WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
From a total applicant pool of nearly 42,000 high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019, Haley Davis and Tucker McCoy, have been named School Winners in Wendy’s annual scholarship competition.
On October 8th, Trion High School’s TSA club (Technology Student Association) traveled to take part in Technology Day, which was held in Perry, Georgia. Tech Day is an all-day Georgia TSA conference that took place during the Georgia National Fair. There were eleven competitions to choose from that students could compete in. The goal was to get prospective students more interested in engineering activities. There was also a rally beforehand to get the students excited to go compete in the competitions they had prepared.
The Trion High School Cheerleaders traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald Foundation is for families with sick children currently in hospital care. Families who cannot afford to stay in hotels can spend this time at the house. This Ronald McDonald house can currently house 28 families.
The 2018 season for the Lady Dogs came to a close last Saturday as they were defeated by the Gordon Lee Trojans and the Bowdon Red Devils in the Final Four Round of the State Championship. These games remained competitive throughout, and the Varsity Girls never lost faith in their team.
On Saturday, October 27th, the Pride of Trion Marching Band attended the 45th annual Peach State Marching Competition and Festival at Barron Stadium in Rome, Georgia. Fifteen other bands attended the festival. The Pride of Trion had a wonderful time meeting new people and watching new shows.
On October 3, 2018, teacher and FBLA adviser Mrs. Jennifer Patterson took her third level students and FBLA members to Rome, Georgia to attend the FBLA Rome Rally.The first part of the Rally was held at Model High School. Four different colleges were present to speak to the students about their various colleges.Then, the students attended the opening ceremony. During this, Dalton State, and Georgia Northwestern, spoke with students about the business programs they offered. Next, each school in attendance was able to participate in different team-building activities. Trion won 2 out of 4 of these events.Finally, the students listened to FCA leader Kent Howard’s talk, “Leadership in Today’s World: Lead Like a Shepherd.”After the opening series, students were dismissed to the Coosa Valley Fair, where they were able to enjoy the various attractions offered.