Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nine Students Qualify For DECA National Competition

Grace Shay ’19
EE Contributor

Promotional message from the Connecticut Chapter of DECA

On Tuesday, March 5th, the Trumbull High School DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) Team attended the state competition at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT to compete against 20 other schools for a spot at the National Competition in Orlando, Florida. According to DECA founders, DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in career clusters of finance, hospitality, marketing, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

The state competition consists of participating public high schools within the state. The students are able to choose which category they would like to compete in. From accounting to retail merchandising, the options vary so students can have a topic that interests them. Within each category, the students can choose if they want to have an individual or a team (two people) decision making event. Regardless of which option they choose, the students are given a case study specific to their business category. They are given thirty minutes to read over the case study and prepare a presentation given to judges who are professionals in the industry.

Senior Switch Strikes Again

Aleksandra Misiewicz ’12
EE Staff Photographer

A handful of Trumbull high seniors drop and add classes to their second semester schedules even after they have applied to colleges.

Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Kristen Thompson, thinks students change their schedule because their interests change from junior year when they pick the course to senior year when they actually need to take it.

Hailey Angelucci said straight off the bat that “I didn’t do it so it looks good for college.” Angelucci switched out of video production into bake shop and from film to peace, protest, and tolerance. When asked why, she said “[I] switched because I needed less stress… I did it to make senior year more enjoyable. I changed my mind because I am simply at a different mindset then I was when I chose those classes.”

Unlike Angelucci, Jackie Eid switched partially because of college and partially to ease her senior year. As she balances her job, school, and having time for herself, she decided to drop her eighth period entrepreneurship class so she has enough time to go home and eat before work.

Trumbull Wins the Fan Showdown Once Again

Francesca Tesei ’12
EE Contributor

Trumbull’s Black Hole

For the third time in the past four years, Trumbull dominates and wins the Ruden Report fan showdown. Every year, all 17 of the fan sections in the FCIAC get a chance to compete against each other in what’s called a fan showdown run by the Ruden Report.

The fan showdown includes two components, a voting poll and a video showing the fan section in action. The voting poll is open for a few days and each section has to promote and spread the word to vote for their student section over the others. The video is composed of different videos of the sports teams and the fan section to prove their school spirit visually. These two parts have different sets of points that can be earned to add to a total point and then a ranking. A few judges chosen by Dave Ruden judge the videos but stay anonymous. The school who wins, has the most amount of points, receives $500 that goes towards their athletic department and of course they also receive bragging rights.

Many people participated in helping the black hole to win the fan showdown this year. This includes Athletic Director Mr. King, the Black Hole leaders who organized and promoted the black hole, and of course the dedicated fans to make up the Black Hole.

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