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PRIDE OF TRION BAND SHOWS OUT AT HALFTIME FOR SENIOR NIGHT

BY:JESSE WHITED 

The Pride of Trion Marching Bulldogs played on Friday, September 25th, Senior Night, to show off their performance and make their fans and parents proud. 

The band started with their opener “Havana Express.” Right after that, each senior was called out individually in a single file line where everyone could see and cheer them on.

All of the senior band members were wearing different hats to separate them from the rest of the band. Some serious and others not so much. After their recognition, they went back to their last spot and went on with their show.

During the 3rd quarter, each senior was given a gift from their section as an appreciation for their hard work and dedication and/or a cherished memory of that person and senior. 

The night was filled with many emotions for those in the band: Laughs, tears, etc,. From my personal point of view of the night, I will always remember the moments I share with the people that I call my family. 

 

THS STUDENTS HELP CHATTOOGA COUNTY HONOR PRISONER OF WAR IN PARADE 

BY: JESSE WHITED 

The Pride of Trion Marching Bulldogs went into the City of Summerville to join in with the parade to honor a recently passed World War II Veteran, SGT. Leo Lanier Jr. 

Mr. Lanier is a Trion graduate and is also the last living POW in Chattooga County. Lanier and his graduating football teammates of 1941 all enlisted into the service after their season ended. Lanier Jr. flew 21 missions to Germany, four missions to France, and one to Norway during his first tour of duty in the B-17 bomber groups during World War II. Lanier was a waist gunner and ball turret gunner. Lanier and his teammates are all honorable men, and he and his team served their calling to their country with dignity and will forever be respected and remembered by all. 

The parade started with his battalion marching in the front followed by the Trion High School band. The procession marched through town and ended at the courthouse. The band played their fight song for the veteran and the percussion played their cadence. The band also played their opening show piece: “Havana Express,” along with a few short stand tunes known as “ Seven Nation Army, Go Mighty Bulldogs, and Go Dogs Go,” which filled the small crowd with joy and enlightenment. 

After the parade, the veteran’s Battalion honored the soldier with a 21 gun salute and everyone left that day with the memory of Leo and his teammates.

 

BULLDOGS FALL TO MODEL DEVILS 

BY: LAYLA VINEYARD

The Bulldogs lost to the Model Blue Devils 31-0 on Friday. The Bulldogs started off strong, allowing only a field goal through the first quarter. Trino gave up two touchdowns to the Blue Devils in the second quarter, to put themselves behind 17-0 at the half. The Bulldogs gave up another two touchdowns in the last two quarters of the game, to a final score of 31-0. Brantley Willbanks had 12 tackles on a defense as linebackers, and Toby Maddux had 10 at outside linebacker. The team had a total of 108 yards, with 23 of them being rushing, and 85 passing. 

Bulldogs fans wore purple to the game to honor Jewell Sweat, a Model senior cheerleader, who is battling a rare type of stomach cancer. The Model and Trion cheer squads came together to take a picture with the cheerleader on her senior night. 

The Bulldogs, who are 0-2 as of Friday’s game, are looking to put a win under their belt when they take the field on Friday against Dade County. Not only is this the first game of the season at Sam R. McCain, it will also be Senior Night. Senior fall sports athletes and band members will be recognized at halftime. Masks are not required, but they are strongly encouraged, along with social distancing when possible. 

 

TRION HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS CEREMONY FOR LAST YEAR’S ACADEMIC T RECIPIENTS

BY: MAGGIE RAGLAND

On Tuesday, September 22, Trion High School honored the Academic T recipients from the previous school year in a ceremony held in the cafeteria at 8:15 AM. The Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 each had an abundance of exceptional academic students that received a certificate and a piece to add to their letterman jackers to recognize their hard work and effort in class this last year. 

In order to receive an Academic T, a student must have all A’s (90 and above) as a yearly average in all of their academic and CTAE classes. The ceremony is held to recognize the accomplishments of these hard-working students for putting in the effort to maintain straight A’s in all classes. 

The ceremony took place in the cafeteria on Tuesday moring and lasted for approximately an hour. Students wer called onto the stage to receive their awards and recognition. Afterwards, students were able to enjoy a snacks, such as muffins and donuts, and enjoy time with their peers before heading back to class. 

Due to the current social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions, only recipients of the award were permitted to attend the ceremony. Although parents and other family members were unable to attend, the event was live streamed for outside viewers to see. A recording of the ceremony can be found on school website. 

Congratulations to all of our recipients of the Academic T Award! Striving for excellence is a key factor in building a successful future, and these students have portrayed their dedication through hard work and a strong work ethic to maintain high grades.

 

 

THS CLASS OF 2020 PERFORMS ABOVE STATE AND NATIONAL AVERAGES ON SAT

 

When average scores were released for 2020 SAT, THS was proud to see how well the Class of 2020 performed in comparison to other seniors in the State of Georgia and the U.S when comparing the averages of these scores. Trion High School’s Class of 2020 placed well above both the state’s average and the country’s average in the SAT college entrance level. 

 

Trion High School students have the option of two college entrance tests: SAT and the ACT. Trion High School outperformed national and state averages in Collegeboard’s SAT. We had 23 seniors take the SAT. Currently more THS students choose to take the ACT. 

 

On the Evidence- Based Reading and Writing portion of the test, Trion High School students averaged a score of 569, while the average for all Georgia public school students in 2020 was 532 and the average for all U.S public schools was 520. 

 

On the math portion of the test, Trion High School students averaged a score of 532, while the average for all Georgia public school students in 2020 was 511 and the average for all U.S. public school students was 510.

 

The average of Trion High School students’ composite scores was 1101, while the average for all Georgia public school students in 2020 was 1043, and the average for all U.S. public school students was 1030. 

 

Students, faculty, and administrators continue to make college admissions an important part of the overall educational experience. One way this is done at THS is through the administration of the PSAT, which will be given to juniors on October 14 and all sophomores on October 29. All of these students were given practice tests this week in order to give them time to study and be more familiar with the testing format before these dates. 

 

For many students this year, the scores on the PSAT allowed them to be placed in college Dual Enrollment courses without additional testing from the colleges. Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to study, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a good breakfast so that their scores can reflect their full potential.