BY MARIA HEDGES, ZOE VAN AUKEN & NINA BALDWIN
Mid-April was a very exciting time for Trenton High School, especially for the robotics team and the Student Council. Both groups were able to attend statewide events. The robotics team traveled to Grand Rapids, after qualifying for states earlier in the month. Unfortunately they didn’t qualify for Worlds but team members represented Trenton wonderfully!
Trenton’s Student Council traveled to Traverse City for their three-day-long state conference. At the event the membership on hand received awards, including Star School, Award of Excellence and Exceptional Service Project. The awards were earned for the events that the council hosts each year and the service they do throughout the community.
Emily Madden, current THS freshman, received the MASC/MAHS Unsung Hero Award. This award is given to members who are always willing to lend a hand and lead by example without recognition.
“Going to states as a freshman was my greatest experience of high school so far,” Madden said. “It was very humbling to know that my efforts have made a difference to my community. Everyone on the council made me feel so welcomed and loved, it truly was amazing.”
For some seniors it was their first year attending the conference and it was definitely a memorable moment. Kelsi Hackney was able to attend this year, stating, “I thought states were a great experience. The speakers were fantastic and really opened my eyes to how much we can help others, even in our daily lives. I think it brought our council closer and I made many memories on the trip!”
Unlike Kelsi there were a few members who had attended all four years, and will forever hold the memories with them as they graduate.
Contributing writers Maria Hedges, Zoe Van Auken and Nina Baldwin are seniors at Trenton High.