Monthly Archives: May 2018

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.

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All the Highs and Lo(u)ws

Lawrence Zhang ‘18
EE Staff Writer

There is an old adage that life is about the people you meet and relationships you make. From best friends, to marriage, to parent-child, there is no shortage of unbreakable bonds that everyone will experience during their lifetimes. However, there is a bond that a very miniscule percentage of people can attest to experiencing: the bond of identical twins. There are 2 students at Trumbull High that can lend some insight on that matter.

Julia and Lauren Louw, two of the captains of the tennis team, are fortunate enough to share the chemistry of twins. This is evident in their gameplay on the tennis court. For them, tennis is not only a game, but a sport that expresses their strong sibling relationship.

“Tennis is a game that has united my entire family, and has especially helped me bond with my sister Lauren,” Julia explains. “When we play doubles, I know she always has my back when I make a mistake and that level of trust is crucial when playing in matches.”

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”.

An Advanced Preview

Kate Ariano ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

With over a week’s worth of snow days racked up, AP students have lost hours upon hours of in-class preparation time for the upcoming exams. Since May’s tests will not be moved, teachers are pressed for time, adjusting curriculum to ensure their students learn the material they need to succeed. So, how can this year’s 972 AP class participates be ready in time for exams?
As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”, and in this case, perfect is the goal of earning credit on those AP tests, making all the work worthwhile. So long as a student receives a three or higher out of five total, chances are they can get college credit for that class and/or be considered for higher level courses at most nearly all universities and colleges, according to the College Board.

“Advanced placement classes expose students not only to the workload of college classes, but the style of instruction as well. In APs, students are much more independent. It teaches them time management and responsibility, which are both super important in college” senior Michelle Pavloff said. Throughout her four years, Pavloff has been enrolled in six APs and after May, will have taken five of the exams.

“Curtains” Closes on High Note

Jonathan Moreno ‘21
EE Staff Writer
Jessica Parillo ‘18
EE Co-Editor in Chief
Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

After a successful two week run, the curtains have finally closed on Trumbull High’s 20th musical production. The cast of Curtains: The Musical Comedy Whodunit delighted audiences of all ages over the course of five performances from March 16th-24th.

When the leading lady of a theatre company dies under mysterious circumstances, the entire ensemble of this play-within-a-play is put under investigation by theatre-loving detective Frank Ciolfi. The result? Two hours of fun, drama, and everlasting suspense.

Under the direction of Trumbull High teachers Mrs. Jessica Spillane and Mrs. Shannon Bolan, students worked for three months in order to put on a phenomenal production. Other members of staff included choreographers Frank and Abby Root, as well as vocal coach Jerold Goldstein.