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Senior Eagles Soar To College

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Senior News Editor

As college acceptance season draws to a close, members of Trumbull High School’s graduating class have finalized where they will be spending the next four years of their life. This year, the Eagles have spread their wings to attend schools all across the United States, ranging from large state schools to prestigious private universities.

The college application process is tedious enough, but many fail to realize the difficulty of actually choosing which college they want to attend. “Above all, it is most important to find a school best for what you want to study, and one that financially makes sense”, says Mrs. Hilser, Department Chair of Trumbull High School Counseling.

Early Action and Early Decision are two popular trends among applicants everywhere. “A lot of kids want to apply early action to get their decision earlier. But for early decision, a student is making a promise to attend. You do not have the ability to compare schools, so you must be very certain that the school is one you would be committed to attend if accepted”, says Mrs. Hilser. While Early Action and Early Decision both have their perks and hindrances, they can certainly be used to a student’s advantage if utilized properly.

A variety of colleges are popular among Trumbull High graduates. Recently, schools that are gaining popularity include Ohio State, Northeastern, and variety of large state schools. Some examples are the University of Virginia, University of Delaware, and University of Maryland. “Kids are drawn to these schools for a variety of reasons. They give a good value for students’ money,” explains Mrs. Hilser.

From Former To Future Eagles

James Dubreil ‘19
EE Senior News Editor

It’s that time of year. Seniors are leaving and, soon enough, new freshman will be swarming the halls come September. The faces that we will soon miss will be replaced.

After stampeding through their first year of school at Trumbull High, some freshmen offer words of encouragement and advice to upcoming high schoolers:“Don’t be worried, you’ll naturally learn the school over the course of a few weeks,” says Trumbull High track sensation Joe Gregory (‘21).

Learning the school may seem like a task that you may never accomplish, however once you start going to class, you will quickly learn and know the school like the back of your hand.

One student, Gregory Manz (‘19), believes that, “It is tremendously helpful to print out a map of Trumbull High for the first couple of days each year in order to learn the location of your classes.”

This piece of advice is one of the essentials for every successful freshman. With a map in your grasp, you no longer have to worry about being late to your classes or just simply getting lost.

A Life Saver in Every Student

Kaleigh Fleming ‘18
Christine Jorquera‘18
EE Staff Writers

This year’s annual blood drive event hosted by the Red Cross Club occurred on March 23 and received the largest number of students ever that signed up for the event.

Each year, club officers and members work all year long to organize the event in hopes of a great turn out. They are in charge of creating posters, working with the American Red Cross organization, and holding week-long sign ups. Many lives are greatly impacted by volunteers including club members and donors coming together to save the lives of people in need of a transfusion.

The efforts of our students proved to be a success with a record breaking total of 103 people signed up for the event as well as a record amount of received food donations to help replenish students who donated. Club advisor, Mr. Evans, has been part of this club for many years and supervised another successful blood drive. ` “Our student volunteers were professional, well organized, and our donors did an excellent job. The American Red Cross Supervisor told us that Trumbull High School is one of the most efficient and best prepared schools in the state when it comes to student blood drives,” says Mr. Evans.

Change for Real Change

Lindsay Adams ‘18
EE Staff Writer

Following a powerful school walkout remembering the victims of Parkland’s shooting, a few students decided to start a fundraiser to combat gun violence. Money had been collected for Sandy Hook Promise, an organization that trains students and adults to become aware of the signs of gun violence and prevent the loss of lives. In addition to educating communities, Sandy Hook Promise develops mental health and wellness programs, and advocates for state and federal policy regarding gun safety legislation.

“Change for Change” incentivizes donations by assigning values to coins and dollars ranging from 1 to 5,000 points. Coins count negatively and should be placed into opposing class jugs, while dollars are positive and should be added to your class’s own jug. The freshman class was off to a rough start following the first day of collection, holding a significantly larger amount of coins than any other grade. The fundraiser was automatically a success, as senior Ally Hazen would note. “The student body has been overly supportive and it’s inspiring to see the community come together- it’s a great reminder that we all have the ability to make a momentous change,” Hazen said.

Trumbull Agriscience Students Get First-Hand Experience in Lambing

Lucas Davis ‘18
Nancy Zeigler ‘18
EE Staff Writers

Spring is almost here and for the Trumbull Regional Agriscience and Biotechnology Center Honors Animal Science Class it is the most exciting time of the year: lambing season.

As of Thursday, March 15, seven of the eight ewes bred had given birth to a total of eight rams and five ewes.
The junior and senior students are learning a lot at the barn as they assist in lambing and raising the newborns. The students in class have been learning and preparing for months.

“The class experience helped with knowing the birthing process,” said Maddie Buzzeo a junior in the class, “because I knew what to expect what was to come from a normal birth and what was not normal”.

Trumbull Model Congress Wins Best Small Delegation

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Senior News Editor
James Dubreuil ‘19
EE Staff Writer

From March 22 to 25, Trumbull High’s Model Congress Team brought their Varsity Squad down to Philadelphia to compete in the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress competition. With more than 700 delegates in attendance, these 14 students competed among the brightest minds from over 45 schools across the nation. In just 4 short years, Trumbull Model Congress went from being a club of just 8 members to coming home with the prestigious Best Small Delegation award at their 10th conference.

Model Congress gives thousands of students across the nation a chance to engage in debate and critical thinking on some of the the most pressing issues in the country. 14 elite students from Trumbull created bills in their specialized committees, which are modeled after actual committees in Congress. Over the course of the conference, students debate within their own committee, ranging anywhere from 12-20 delegates, and passed legislation moves on to the Full Session. This is a conglomeration of 5 different committees, where debate is usually to a higher caliber and requires delegates to think on their feet, provide ample evidence for their arguments, and work together to get legislation passed.

The Judges Have Ruled: Mock Trail Wins States

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

Mock Trial celebrates their March 14th win at the Connecticut Supreme Court.

On March 14th, the Mock Trial team won the state championship by defeating rivals Weston at the Connecticut Supreme Court. The team will now travel to Reno, Nevada in order to compete in the national competition.

This adds on to what is already an incredible run from the team under coach Eric August. Over the past six years, the team has brought home four state championship. All of which have come in back to back years: first in 2013 and 2014, then 2017 and 2018.

Yet this year has proven to be something special, with Mr. August saying that “By far, collectively, the most talented team I have ever had. Our motto this year was this idea of ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’. The reason behind that was because I recognized how much talent we had and I wanted to make sure they still worked hard, and that being said they did. Not only were they just talented, they didn’t rest on their talent alone. They worked their butts off to get to where they were.”

Spreading the Word About “Spread the Word”

Keith Haring artwork used as the Best Buddies Logo.

Eric Sorge ‘19
EE Staff Writer

The beginning of Spring, March Madness, Saint Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month: there are many reasons to celebrate the third month of the year for people of all walks of life. For over a million people around the world, March is also a time to celebrate Best Buddies.

Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a nonprofit international organization. It promotes meaningful, one-on-one friendships between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without, fostering inclusion and promoting the end of the social, physical, and economic isolation of those with disabilities.

Trumbull High School, a finalist for the National Spirit of Inclusion Award, has its own chapter of Best Buddies, hosting numerous social events for its many members. This past March, to celebrate Best Buddies Month, Trumbull’s chapter of the organization launched a school-wide campaign urging students to pledge to stop using the r-word (retard). This was done as part of an international effort known as “Spread the Word to End the Word”.

Walkout Honors Parkland Victims

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

Senior, Jenna Zakhour addresses the crowd during the March 14th walkout.

On March 14th, students gathered in the gymnasium to remember the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This was followed by a seventeen minute walkout, as the date marked one month since seventeen people were killed in Parkland, Florida.

During a turbulent time in which people across the country debated laws revolving around gun rights, a group of Trumbull High students came together in hopes of organizing an event to raise awareness in their own school community. In the process, they created an entirely student run program that will surely not be forgotten.

Almost immediately, plans began to formulate. Speaking about how he got started, senior class President Matthew Kuroghlian said “That night, when it started to float around that the women’s march and all these other groups wanted to set something up, everyone here and other kids messaged me separately with their own ideas of having a walkout. I thought that was incredible, that everyone thought the same thing independently and came to me wanting to do something.”

A Golden Performance Coast to Coast

Christine Jorquera ’18
Kayleigh Fleming ’18
EE Contibutors

While most students were on vacation or just at home during spring break, members ofthe choir took a trip out west to San Francisco. The choir performed at Grace Cathedral, Mission Dolores Basilica, and Stanford University. Besides performing, here were opportunities to go sightseeing as well.

Highlights of the trip included, visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Monterey. When there was free time, members of the choir would walk on the pier and through the streets near their hotel. Senior Julie Spillane commented on her experience out in San Francisco.

“In San Francisco we woke up super early because we did so much everyday. My favorite things were our visit to Alcatraz and getting free time to hang out in parks or on the beach,” she said.


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