November 2017 Trojan Tribune

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November 30, 2017

Volume 3, Issue 3

Cambridge Hosts Annual Veteran’s Day Program By: Paige Ervin Veterans Day isn’t only about honoring the fallen, but honoring those who are currently serving. On Wednesday, November 8th, Cambridge Public Schools held the annual Veteran’s Day Program in the High School Gym. A slideshow was put together and presented by Mrs. Lynn Blex. The presentation consisted of pictures of soldiers from around here, their name, and what they served in. There were also a variety of songs that were played and many talents that were shown. One of those talents consisted of Kasi Horwart playing the piano for the prelude. Dave Taylor and John Fegley, two of which are part of the Cambridge American Legion, presented the colors while the High School Band played our National Anthem, directed by Ms. Morgan Sentelle. Cole Burke then welcomed everyone that was able to attend and got things started. This year, Mr. Nathan Witt was the Guest Speaker. He is cur-

rently a Chaplain (Major) for the Kansas National Guard. He presented a slideshow about things

Anthem. The whole presentation really hit home to a lot of attendees. The elementary and middle

you shouldn’t take for granted and it really made you think about how good you actually have it. A lot of things in the slideshow were eyeopening to many. One of which, was kneeling during the National

school sang “America, Of Thee I Sing”. The band then played their song called “March of the Armed Forces”. In addition, the choir sang “To Those Who Serve”. Mrs. Sarah Witt, directed the choir as she is the

K-12 Vocal Music Director. Mr. Greg Shepard, the High School Superintendent, recognized the local veterans. Those veterans were Paul Johnson, Max Tomlin, Roger Brougham, Albert Miller, Preston Phillips, Bob Niemeier, and Mr. Nathan Witt. KateLynn Benson was also given an award, as she has enlisted in the army. She completed basic training this past summer and is currently in the Army Reserve. Once awards were given, the K-12 Choir sang a song while Ms. Morgan Sentelle played a solo on her trumpet while they were singing. After the music was over, there was a moment of silence. During the silence, Sentelle played the Taps on her trumpet. After the moment of silence was over, the colors were retired by Dave Taylor and John Fegley. Today we are free because of the brave, and there aren’t words to describe how much veterans have sacrificed for us. We are very grateful for their service and we couldn’t thank them enough.

we ended up in 4th place with a 5-4 record.” What are your goals for the Quiz Bowl team this year? “I would like to see our team gel into a solid group that hits our peak just in time for the RPAC and then we can regroup and get ready for the ESU#11 & State competitions.” Who is your captain? “Cole Burke is team captain. Brandon Horwart will be the captain of our second team for the Cambridge

Invite on 11/20/17.” What are the biggest challenges facing the Quiz Bowl this year? “Finding the right mixture of competitors to be at the table is always the biggest challenge. The second is getting the team members to trust in themselves enough to buzz in right away.” What do you think are great qualities that your team possesses that will help the team excel? “The members of the team have a great

variety of interests and knowledge that compliment each other.” Who do you consider the top competitor? “It is still too early to say but Cole Burke and Shane Horwart have started off the best.” What do you like best about being the Quiz Bowl coach? “I enjoy seeing our students excel in all aspects; be it sports, band, choir, musicals, One Act, or academic competitions. Our continued on page 6.

John Fegley and Dave Taylor present the colors.

Quizbowl Season Kicks Off With a Bang By: Baylee Miller Our Quizbowl team has officially kicked off their season. We’re all excited to see our team compete throughout the year. To get some insight into the goals and expectations of the team this year I spoke to the the Quizbowl coach, Mr. Sawyer. How did the first meet go, and how did you place? “The 1st competition of the year was at Medicine Valley and