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Upcoming Open House

By Natalie Krafft

On September 27th, 2012, parents and students alike will have the opportunity to meet with all of the clubs and activities that Tri-City Prep has to offer from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Not only will parents get to see what Tri-City offers, but it’s also a great opportunity to meet teachers and ask questions if they haven’t met before. Here is just a sample of the activities or clubs that might be there:

-Student council
-Denobis (school newspaper)
-College Bowl
-English National Honor Society
-Math Honors
-National Honor Society

Some of the activities and clubs may even do presentations, mini contests, and so on, so keep an eye out for those clubs. We hope to see you there at 6:00PM sharp!


Sports Banquet Astounds Guests with Record Breaking Attendance and Sport Seasons

By: Jacob Holevar

On Thursday May 3rd, Tri-City Prep hosted its annual Sports Award Banquet at the Yavapai Gathering Center.

The Sports Banquet is intended to honor the athletes at TCP. The parents and coaches are also recognized for their support. This year’s banquet was a record breaking size and hosted nine teams: Archery, Men’s Basketball, Woman’s Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball.

The night started with a spaghetti dinner for five dollars, during which attendees could eat and socialize until the award ceremony started at six o’clock.

During the award ceremony, each coach called his team up to the front of the room. At this time the coaches handed out awards to each athlete for their participation. The coaches also handed out specialized awards to the athletes that the coaches thought deserved them.

The specialized awards varied for each sport. For instance, Soccer handed out awards such as most goals scored, most assists, best goal to shot ratio, and others like those. Rowing handed out awards such as best coxswain. Volleyball gave out awards like most apt to dive for the ball.

Once every team had given out their awards, the scholar athletes were called up. To become a scholar athlete, athletes must participate in the same sport for at least three years and maintain a grade point average of at least three point five.

This year the school had a record breaking thirteen scholar athletes: Kevin Andreasky, Katy Chandler, Genaro Cornela, John Dery, Nathan Dodge, Bethany Ford, Jessica Holevar, Becca Kepner, Karen Ann Mancha, Farah Massardi, Danielle Oquist, Ashton Sands, and Gavin Turner. Two of those athletes, Kevin Andreasky and Jessica Holevar, were both four year scholar athletes.

These athletes had an average unweighted GPA of 3.75 and a weighted GPA of 4.12. The parents and staff were both amazed and honored as the athletes were recognized for their great achievements. This year, TCP sports were highly successful with an undefeated Soccer season, record breaking Basketball seasons including a first-time championship for the Girls’ Basketball team, and an excellent Rowing season. We hope next year’s teams can measure up to the excellent skill and ability demonstrated by this years’ athletes.

The Great Graduates’ Adventures Begins

By: Jacob Holevar

As the end of the year approaches, seniors and graduating juniors have made their final decisions as to where they are going to college.

There are forty-four seniors and three juniors graduating this year. These seniors and juniors have worked really hard throughout their high school career at TCP. These students are reaping the benefits of their work as they go to college. An example of this hard work is the fact that eighteen of the forty-four, over 40%, seniors qualified for the tuition waiver for in state universities.

However, not all of these seniors used their tuition waivers because some are pursuing education out of state. These seniors are: Jesse Blum and John Dery attending American University, Marisa Eastman attending Concordia University, Connor Handolson attending a college in Santa Fe, NM, And Marisa Melchior, a junior, attending Utah Valley University. Jessica Holevar is attending the University of Pennsylvania, which is one of the eight ivy league schools in the country.

The rest of the seniors are pursuing in state education, or in Joe Peck’s case, following a career path in the military. There are a total of thirty-eight students going to an in state college or university. Five of those students are attending ASU, five are attending NAU, seven are attending U of A, two are attending GCU, three are attending ERAU, fourteen are attending YC, and two have not decided

One of the other juniors, Brittany Walker, will also be attending YC. The third junior, Georgia Massie will be traveling around the world with her parents.

Lonesome Valley Playhouse: The New Place in Town

By: Alexes Niekamp

There is a new place in town. Lonesome Valley Playhouse is now located at 544 Sixth St in Prescott. LVPH is not only a theatre but offers many other endless opportunities. LVPH shares the space with Prescott Center for the Blind. Clyde Neville built a stage and Tamee Niekamp just directed the first play at this location a few weeks ago.

Tamee Niekamp said, “This is a place for the community to go and geared to children, teens and adults.” Tamee continued,”We have many ideas and events coming to Lonesome Valley Playhouse.” Clyde Neville also has been an active member of the community for many, many years. Clyde believes that everyone should have their moment to shine on stage. Tamee added that this location can be rented out for parties, lectures, school events, rehearsals, dance classes and whatever else you can think of at very affordable rates.

Some upcoming events:

Wednesday ,May 16th– Auditions for “Mama Mia..the Next Chapter..” at 6:30pm-bring a song and be prepared to sing and read part of the script. The play will be performed on July 27th and 28th at Franklin School in Prescott Valley.

Saturday, May 19th- A Fundraiser Fashion Show (all ages) for Monica Kaplan and family. Monica a mom of two just had a double lung transplant.

Zumba will be renting out the space for classes on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm and TEEN Zumba will be on Fridays at 5pm -Zumba is a dancing exercise class and only will cost teens $4 per class. Adults are $5 per class.

There is access to a party planner, and students, Jacob Barbe and Brandon Gabaldon are available for your DJ needs at your event.

Tamee and Clyde will be working on their smaller productions at Lonesome Valley Playhouse. The bigger productions will still be out at Franklin school like this Summer’s production of “Mama Mia… the Next Chapter.” For more info like Lonesome Valley Playhouse on Facebook for updates on events or you can also call Tamee for more info at 499-8664.

Student Council and PAL Members Enjoy Humorous and Meaningful Workshop

By: Daniel Couthran

On Wednesday March 28th a PAL representative came to TCP and gave a workshop to the members of Student Council. The rep, captivated the audience for the duration of the presentation with numerous jokes and interesting stories.

For the two hour workshop, activities were planned to get audience members familiar and loose. The first activity was to get familiarized with the others around you. The goal was to find out five new things about someone you don’t know well. After finding out these new things, the couple then had to tell the room what they had learned about the other person. Even Mrs. Milliken and Mr. Pasterino participated and shared.

Next was a more intense activity. Everyone was seated in a large circle, and someone in the middle commented on what they liked. Then everyone whom it applied to had to rush to a new chair. The key was to realize how quick one had to act in order to make a difference in other’s lives.

The activities went on, each with various results and goals. The atmosphere throughout the event was lively and exciting. Everyone was anxious to share and participate, leading to a successful and memorably workshop.