Brandon Burlage decked himself out in gold. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Troy High celebrated, supported and raised awareness for the battle against the insidious disease. During their Friday night football game, nearly every group attending sported gold ribbons, bows, wristbands and other fun apparel to signify their support for childhood cancer awareness. The event was billed as a Gold Out. Continue reading “Gold Out”
“To be honest, I just thought it looked cool …”
Continue reading ““It Looked Cool””
During a Smith Middle School flag football scrimmage, Travis Follis runs the ball while trying to elude Jason Brown and Tommy Yates. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
“Penalty for excessive blocking!” shouted coach Mike Reimann “meaning (any) blocking. There should be no contact of any kind.” Continue reading “No Pads, No Helmets, No Tackling”
The sun goes down and the lights come up on Friday night at the Athens home football game against Southfield. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Continue reading “Friday Night Lights”
The stars of PUFFS, including Zac Moon, (center) and Troy High grad Andrea Miller (second from right) brandish their wands. photos courtesy of Lloyd Mulvey
She’s no Muggle. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Magical Troy High Grad”
Brooke Hotts, a third-grader from Martell Elementary, does “The Elevator” with help from varsity cheerleaders Joanna Chang, Mackenzie Bachert and Elle Etzkorn at the cheer clinic held at Troy High for kids in grades K-8. Continue reading “Y-E-L-L”
Sarah Zilincik takes three classes at OCC along with her studies at Troy College and Career High School, the former Niles Community High.
Nope, it’s not Niles. You’d be forgiven if you still called the school over on Square Lake Road, Niles. The building still stands on Square Lake. It’s still full of students. And even the sign still says “Niles.” But it’s now officially called Troy College and Career High School. Continue reading “Not Niles”
Holly Haras mugs for a selfie with her buddy Isabella Shamoun at the Boulan Park Middle School ice cream social. Both girls are in First Grade at Schroeder Elementary and were visiting the school with older siblings. Continue reading “Ice Cream Social”
The Many Faces of Superman:
New Wattles Elementary kindergartner, Xavier Fontecchio, goes through several different emotions in the space of about 30 seconds. From nervous to excited, Xavier was looking forward to a Super first day. Continue reading “Welcome: Wattles & Wass”
The mellophone section performs along with the Troy Colt Marching Band during their Sneak Peak Performance after a week at band camp last month.
“This was seven times harder than in middle school,” Kyle Brennecke explained.
The freshman percussionist in the Troy Colt Drumline had just finished a week of band camp and was exhausted after putting on a Sneak Peek Performance show for parents and friends back at the high school. Continue reading “Creating A Spectacle”
Decked out in a frilly tutu, Emily Levine passes out planners and schedules during Orientation.
Freshmen Orientation at Athens
There were hopes:
“I’m looking forward to a new school, new people,” said Sarah Moilanen.
“I’m looking forward to making new friends, joining new clubs,” said Noah Scudder. Continue reading ““It’s Just a Bigger Middle School””
Catherine Lu, a 10th-grader at IA East, practices her dives at the Troy High pool. Lu will dive on the Athens team this year.
Name another sport where opposing teams, cross-town rivals, practice together every day. Time’s up; bet you didn’t come up with any. Continue reading “Diving Into Fall”
New Hamilton Elementary kindergarten teacher Mike Thomas arranges an area in his classroom he calls the Book Nook. He has books ranging from pre-emergent reading levels all the way up to the 2nd grade level.
There are three reasons why Mike Thomas is a kindergarten teacher:
“#1, Kindergartners say it as it is; they aren’t afraid to tell you what they think,” he explains. Continue reading “Making Kindergartners Happy”
John Pagel starts his first year as principal at Martell Elementary. Continue reading “Meet The New Martell Principal”
Waiting in line to switch around their schedules, sophomores Anna Fairman, Lauren Miller and Vrushali Ambardekar share their best advice for incoming freshmen at Troy High. Continue reading “Advice To Incoming Freshmen From Seasoned Sophomores”