Now that all the sports have ended, we have concluded our school year on the web. While there won't be any new articles, we have left several stories from the year on our website for the summer.
As the district provides us with new information on the upcoming 2016-17 year, we will be posting that as well, so make sure to check back periodically.
Thank you for all your support throughout the year and have a great summer.
|Wearing their Royals gear, T-Club members pose at a Royals game. T-Club took the long bus trip to Kansas City to see the Royals play on May 15.|
“We are ready.” That was the response as 29 seniors lined up outside the Trego Community High School new gym to embark upon their final journey together on May 8. “Pomp and Circumstance” rang out, they marched to their seats, and the 2016 graduation began.
Carl Mohler, standing in for Craig Malsam, welcomed the graduates, their families, and the crowd. Next, tearful hugs were exchanged between graduates and their parents when the graduates presented them with Dahlias as “Break on Me” by Keith Urban played over the speakers.
Once graduates returned to their seats,
commencement speaker James Burk was introduced by Mohler. Burk paraphrased Thomas Jefferson and spoke about life, freedom, and happiness. He reminded the class to appreciate the last moment that they would spend all together and to show their gratitude to parents and family.
The graduating class wanted to add to the ceremony this year, so Nicole Mattheyer made a senior slide show featuring each graduate. This slide show, filled with photos and memories, was followed by some class stories shared by members of the 2016 graduating class.
After the commencement address and senior memories, the senior choir members gave a moving performance of “Seize the Day” from the musical Newsies.
Following the choir, Mohler read each senior’s name, and the seniors were presented with their diplomas by board members Dale Pfannenstiel, Lee Sells, and Libby Ziegler.
The class then celebrated their accomplishment with poppers and a light saber battle as they proceeded to the front of the high school for a receiving line.
Graduates, friends, and family gathered in the auditorium on May 4 for the annual Evening of Excellence.
Before the start of the awards ceremony, people toured art projects in the Commons Area, woods projects in the old gym, and FACS projects in the library.
Irene Dirks, the art teacher, had her students present any of their projects if they wished. FACS teacher, Karen Cook had her clothing class present their sewing projects, and a variety of woods projects, ranging from shelves to tables, were displayed by Carl Mohler’s woods students.
At the awards ceremony, seniors took their place at the front of the auditorium as guests of honor. Winners of local scholarships and awards were announced. Pictures of each recipient can be seen here.
Following the awards ceremony, the TCHS choir performed American Folk Rhapsody and a medley from Les Miserables. The Boys’ Ensemble sang “Shine on Me,” and the Girls’ Ensemble sang “Bless the Broken Road.” The Trego Singers performed “Home” written by Phillip Phillips. To conclude the evening, the choir performed “Hey, Brother” and closed with “Rhythm of Life.”
The concert was dedicated to the 2016 seniors, Hayden, Ryan, Jack, Cole, Benny, Aaron, and Blake. They will be missed.