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"The Roar" - TLHS Newspaper

TLHS FFA 2022-2023 had a very successful year!

Newly Inducted Officers:

President- Logan Brown (Class of ‘23)

Vice President- Peyton Pollert (Class of ‘24)

Secretary- Jasmine McCormick( Class of ‘23)

Treasure- Trenton Burton (Class of ‘24)

Chaplain- Levi Pottschmit (Class of ‘24)

Historian- Paige Davidson ( Class of ‘24)

Reporter- Nathan Voleker ( Class of ‘23)

Sentinel- Levi Froedge (Class of ‘23)

Advisor- Brian Schroer

The 2021- 2022 school year: This year we had a very successful year! We participated in several events.

Starting the year we had a booth at the Jackson County Fair.

We took part in our first contest of the year at Jennings County. We had several members who never participated in a soil judging contest including myself (Jasmine McCormick) it was a hot but all in all it was a great time to see other chapters from other schools and enrich our knowledge in what makes a good soil for certain crops and what conditions and weather can make that soil the type of soil it is. After our contest we sent individuals to the FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The members had a blast and were very grateful for the experience and we are very fortunate to have had the opportunity.

We then went to the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. We saw amazing engineering and ideas from many famous brands who displayed their beautiful machines to the public. We of course got to see all of the antique toy tractors and eat delicious pork burgers (which of course, is a must)! 

We held our annual FFA week which was a great success and is an event we as a chapter believe the student body loved!

We then had lots of preparation for our next 2 contests. Envirothon was a great time for the chapter. We were invited to the Jackson County Ag breakfast where our VP earned scholarships to attend Purdue University in the fall. Her hard work is something very admirable and is a legacy we hope to carry throughout the chapter infinitely. There was about a month of preparation for the event and we had about 2 months of preparation for livestock judging in Little York which was quite a successful event. Our 2021- 2022  Madam Vice President Hannah Kerkhoff, won 9th out of roughly 150 competitors which we were very proud! To end the year we Inducted our 2022- 2023 officers!

The coming year (2022-2023):

I am very hopeful and optimistic that the coming year will be a great year for the Trinity Lutheran FFA chapter. The newly inducted officers display dedication to the chapter and passion to help the community and display FFA's values well. FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. This year our goal is to help the community and give back more than we have in the past. As officers, our hope is to instill the values and goals into the chapter as a whole and leave it better than we found it. There are plenty of opportunities and great ideas that we have to include TLHS and the community as a whole. Through these opportunities, we hope to educate the student body and community about agriculture, being a good neighbor and how crucial agriculture is to the community locally and internationally. 

Shout out to the seniors: 

Our seniors this year include Conner Sims (President 2021-2022), Hannah Kerkoff (Vice President 2021-2022), Kade Hill (Sentinel 2021-2022), Mathew Cobb ( Reporter 2021-2022), and Preston Kovenor. The seniors displayed a great array of leadership this year and years in the past.This class is exceptionally hard working and great role models. Conner Sims was practically born for leadership roles and is great at troubleshooting any problems we might have had. Hannah Kerkoff is great at including everyone and their ideas and assisting Connor with anything he needed help with. The two made a great duo and helped the chapter grow exponentially! Kade Hill always allowed our guests to feel welcome and helped the president to maintain order. Mathew Cobb fulfilled his duties by being at most contests and events and was very active in whatever we were doing so if need be, he could report back to the chapter how we did. Preston is great at cracking the jokes and keeping the energy in the room interesting and lively. A huge thank you to the seniors for everything! The growth and leadership you contributed to the chapter is easily appreciated! Thank you for leaving the chapter better than you found it!

Trinity Art Show Is a Success

By Sadie Nay

Last weekend was the art show, and it was a great success. Many Trinity students, their families, and other community members showed up to show their support and look at the impressive pieces that were created by the students. 

Freshmen, most of whom take Introduction to 2D and 3D Art, had their work displayed in the commons area, where parents and other onlookers could see the progress they have made. Similarly, the sophomores and juniors take classes (Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, etc.) where they have improved their creative skills in those specific areas. Seniors who are in Advanced 2D and 3D set up displays of their artwork, artist statements, and labels as a part of their final grade. Overall, the Trinity art students across all grades have worked hard during the 2021-2022 school year to create a wide variety of creative pieces which demonstrate their growth and development of their artistic abilities. And this weekend, parents, teachers, and community members showed their pride in the students’ artwork by coming to the art show and giving their support. 

And, as an art student myself, I would like to give a huge thank you to Mrs. Adler, who spent weeks preparing for the art show by matting and labeling projects, making sure students had their pieces complete, and by organizing the Art Show all together. But, it was all worth it in the end because everyone’s hard work paid off. 

Exhibiting Honor in our Schools

By: Addison Bumbleburg

The National Honor Society plays a major role in many of Trinity students’ educations. Each year the school welcomes new students to the group who have exhibited strong service, leadership, character, and scholarship in their time at Trinity. This year’s National Honor Society induction welcomed a host of new students proud to serve their school. Trinity welcomed the proud parents to participate in this exciting event. Over the course of these students’ time at Trinity they will work hard to uphold their GPAs, complete service hours to better their community, and participate in leadership opportunities. National Honor Society has been a wonderful program for these students; it assists in growing the leaders and innovators of the next generation, and Trinity is proud to be a part of this historic event each year.