Ben Vu ’16
EE Features Editor
On May 14, 2015, over 100 Trumbull High students were formally inducted into the National Honor Society. This privilege is given to students who exhibit service, leadership, character and a minimum of a 3.85 GPA. Juniors are eligible of applying to this prestigious organization and ultimately become members during their senior year.
The ceremony began with the procession of the candidates onto the stage. As soon as everyone had reached their seats, current NHS president, Emily Uus, saluted the flag and welcomed the audience. She then introduced the next two speakers, Dr. Gary Cialfi and Mr. Marc Guarino.
Tommy Switzgable ’15
EE Senior Sports Editor
It was very quiet around the Trumbull High School tennis courts. 17 of the 19 boys on the team were gathered around court 5, silently watching as seniors Lukas Kyc and Rohit Kandala took their turn at serves to solidify a win against Trinity Catholic. The crowd exploded as the final point was taken in their favor.
Last year, at Bunnell High School in Stratford, the boys tennis team suffered the most heartbreaking loss many of these players will have in their tennis career. After a hard effort throughout the season, the team was one win away from making the state tournament, but one obstacle stood in their way: the Bunnell Bulldogs.
The week of April 24-28th ten members of the THS Honors Marketing program made the trip to Orlando, FL to attend the Marketing International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Three of these students (Lauren Ciulla, TJ Coughlin, and Kathleen Kauffman) were selected to attend a leadership academy and the remaining seven (Courtney Arison, Mark Curry, Stephen D’Amato, Brittany Kubicko, Jacob Robbins, Vlad Sychou, and Shravan Wadhwa) qualified at the state level to compete internationally. Over 15,000 student representatives from high schools throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, China and Guam competed in marketing related events. The competition was extremely rigorous as it included both a written exam as well and a role play component.
Photos courtesy of Ralph DeLuca
EE Senior News Editor ‘16
On Friday, April 10th, the members of the Red Cross Club at Trumbull High hosted an all-day blood drive for both students and faculty members in the building. Patients had the option of donating either blood or platelet. Student donors received one and a half hours of community service for donating their blood.
Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Senior Entertainment Editor
On March 18th, the highly-anticipated sequel to the hit movie Divergent was released in theaters. To the disappointment of the franchise’s many fans, Insurgent did not live up to its predecessor’s greatness. Despite its star-studded cast and enormous budget, the movie fell flat, with a confusing and counterintuitive plot and recycled storylines that made it seem like a cheap knock-off of every young adult movie from the past fifteen years.
Trumbull High School students who participated in a poster contest highlighting prevention and awareness of domestic violence were honored at a breakfast April 28th in the senior lounge.
Students were charged with creating original works highlighting teen dating violence and developing healthy relationships. The contest was spearheaded by the Trumbull Advisory Committee, consisting of various town organizations including Trumbull Public Schools and the town’s counseling center along with the Center For Family Justice.
Bhavya Bhushan ‘16
EE Assistant Sports Editor
Never conceding the lead, girls lacrosse defeated rival St.Joseph 17-13 on April 15. Neck in neck the entire game, the girls were able to come out on top despite St. Joseph’s several attempts to come back.
The girls started the first half strong with an incredible goal from Emily Uus in the first 32 seconds of the game. Uus won the draw and was pushed to the ground so she was given the ball at the 50. Uus then ran all the way down the field and scored, giving her team an incredibly early lead.
Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Senior Entertainment Editor
Geethika Kodakara ‘16
EE Staff Writer
As March turned to April, the students and faculty of THS at last enjoyed one of our favorite annual traditions. While outside it was still cold and dreary, the halls at school were bright with beautifully decorated doors and happy faces looking forward to events like the International Cooking Contest and the Ennio Emmanuel Concert. Along with the awesome experiences and competitions, World Language Week offered a great opportunity to immerse students in the worlds of other cultures, even just passing by doors commemorating the Spanish Civil War or the Aztec gods, or popping into the Senior Lounge to try tasty dishes for only $2.