BY JORDAN VERICKER, OLIVIA SPAULDING & LAURYN GIBAS
The Trenton varsity figure skating team made it to states, qualifying them to compete on March 26 in Rochester. The team placed either first or second in all of their competitions throughout the season. There are nine girls on the team who all are dedicated and determined to take home the state champion title. The team won first at states last year and plan to make it a reoccurring thing.
“Being on the figure-skating team these past four years has led me to many new friends and opportunities and hopefully we will bring home another state championship,” said senior Anna Howey.
High school hockey came to an end this month after a tough loss in the first round of playoffs to Livonia Churchill.
Team 50 had a great season with 14 wins, 11 losses and one tie. The boys pulled out a few great wins against previous tough competitors such as Livonia Stevenson, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, De la Salle and Wyandotte.
“The history of Trenton hockey drives the success of this amazing program year after year,” senior Kenny Styles said. “It is what makes our school uncommon among even the private schools.”
Senior captains Kyle Lucas, Kenneth Styles and Brandon Morgan carried the team this year with help from junior point leader Jordan Cormier who had 41 points.
“The team learned many life lessons and had fun forming bonds throughout the season,” Coach Clements said.
Team 51 will be losing 10 seniors from the 2017 class, but will have a few juniors returning, including leading goal scorer Jordan Cormier. It is always sad to see the seniors go, but what they take with them will never be forgotten.
“Being a part of this team and playing on the ice with all of my brothers was absolutely amazing,” senior Jack Palazzolo explained. “We came in as individuals but came out as a family.”
On Valentine’s Day, Student Council hosted its yearly Downriver League meeting. They invited other councils from Downriver to attend the training, and started off with icebreakers to get everyone excited about the day. After icebreakers, they took different groups of students on a tour around Trenton High School. Once the tour was finished, the students made ribbons for ALS, which THS Student Council gave to the Lawrence family in honor of the beloved THS swim coach, Jim Lawrence.
The best part of the day was the leadership activities. Each activity allowed groups to work together in order to finish the task. They are challenging activities individually, but if a group works together it’s not challenging at all. It was the most successful Downriver league meeting yet and everyone had a lot of fun.
Student correspondents Jordan Vericker, Olivia Spaulding and Lauryn Gibas are seniors at Trenton High School.