Donor Dollars at Work
Signing Day is quickly becoming an exciting tradition for the Senior class. Signing Day was held on Wednesday, May 8 and offered students lots of activities. Seniors are invited to the auditorium where area colleges set up booths for students to sign a poster announcing their college choice. Outside there were tents set up to serve students cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and drinks. Sonic and Arby’s sent coupons for free food and the Army Recruiting Office even brought their climbing wall. The Trojan Army provided each student a lanyard with congratulations to our newest alumni!
Girls & Boys State
Two representatives from the Class of 2019 were chosen by the
faculty to attend Boys State and Girls State last summer. To help theschool cover the cost of the educational program of government
instruction for high school students, the Trojan Army donated $400
for the delegate to Girls State to attend. Mary Hannah Statzer
attended the weeklong program held at Lipscomb University.
Matte Salansky attended Boys State held at Tennessee Tech
University. Both programs are sponsored by the American Legion
and are known to be respected and selective programs.
Room 440 not only is stocked with everyday clothes that are free for students to use when needed but has also been
filled with prom dresses, shoes and accessories for the girls as well as suits, shirts and formal wear for the boys. After much work from volunteer groups, the room was prepared
for students to choose any clothes they might need to make Prom Night a special occasion.
Student Council, along with sponsor Jennifer Cobb, began
the task of sorting through the donated mounds of clothes in the fall. The Trojan Army purchased clothes racks, Lada
Horn from Begin Again donated size markers and a group
of parents, including Amy Steisslinger, Sue Kutbay, Susan
Shafer and Deb Miksa, organized the dresses to make it
easy for girls to make their choices. On several afternoons, members of FCCLA and their sponsor, Bekah Adams,
provided snacks and assistance for students who wanted to “shop” in Room 440.
The Special Education CDC students at West look forward to their
annual trip to Dollywood. This year, students sold donuts and
candied apples to raise money for their day trip. To offset the cost
for the group, the Trojan Army donated $1,000 to help cover the
tickets and transportation for the 45 students and chaperones to
make the trip. When they returned to school, the students wrote
Thank You notes with drawings to let us know how much fun they
had on their trip to Dollywood.