Monday, March 11, 2013
The Red Hawks fell to Yante Maten-led Lahser High in the state semifinals Monday, 70-61, but it may not be the last you hear of this team for some time.
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Going into halftime down by just two points to Lahser High on Monday, it was obvious that Troy Athens High felt confident on the court against the favored Knights. However, after falling behind by nine points by the end of the third quarter, it was also obvious that an upset was not in the cards. The Red Hawks' varsity boys basketball team fell on Monday, 70-61, in the Region 8 semifinals against a Knights team led by star junior Yante Maten and his 24 points. Coach David Scott said that the team — the first MHSAA Class A District Champions at Athens since 2000 — could be expected to build upon its success in coming years. While the Red Hawks finished with a 6-17 overall record this season, sophomores John Van Hoef, Devin…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Charity Week benefit raises over $41,000 for nonprofit organization Angels of Hope.
Last week, Troy Athens High School held a pep rally to celebrate a very successful end to Charity Week, during which students raised tens of thousands of dollars for the nonprofit organization Angels of Hope. The local branch of the national NPO, which provides financial assistance to children and those who love and care for them as they battle cancer, was "beyond thrilled" to receive news that the Athens community smashed its goal of $28,000 with a grand total donation of $41,056.41. "Teenagers never cease to amaze me! Great job Shawn, Kristy, Athens StuCo and all the students and faculty for pouring their hearts into this!" wrote one fan on the Angels of Hope Facebook fan Page. Students could participate in a number of charitable …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
'They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District,' writes Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler.
Wednesday, February 13
Eight students in the Troy School District have been named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. These students were selected based on their exceptional scholarship, leadership, service to the community and/or talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. “We are very proud to have so many students named as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates,” said Troy School District Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler. “This level of achievement is outstanding and these students should be commended for their dedication and commitment to their educational goals. They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District.” Many of the students were selected based on their scores on the …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Funds will benefit the nonprofit organization Angels of Hope.
Troy Athens High School students will work to benefit the nonprofit organization Angels of Hope during the annual Charity Week which kicks off Monday. Student Congress, parents and staff will hold fundraisers all week to benefit the local branch of the nonprofit, which provides financial assistance to children and those who love and care for them as they battle cancer. The Athens community, which smashed its fundraising goal of $24,000 at last year's Charity Week event, aims to raise $28,000 this year. Among the ways the Athens community will raise money this week: If you would like to help, please send checks made out to Troy Athens High School, Memo Line: Charity Week., 4333 John R. Rd, Troy, MI 48085. For more information about Angels …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Here's the scoop on what's happening in Troy for the week of Feb. 4.
1. Have a student taking the ACT test this year? Sylvan Learning Center will offer a prep course for high school juniors and seniors, which includes an ACT practice test. The courses are offered several times throughout the school year, including Monday at 6:30 p.m., and take place in the evenings at the Troy location. 2. Beginning Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Troy Police will hold a 7-week Citizen Police Academy course in order to help residents gain a better understanding of the city’s law enforcement. The public is free to attend the sessions which will be held at the Troy Police Department. 3. Are you out of work or looking for a new job? This Thursday at 9 a.m., Staffworks Group will be hosting a job fair at Troy Michigan Works!. Immediate …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Red Hawks battle 12 other bands in their division at Ford Field.
The Troy Athens Marching Band will take the field this weekend - the Detroit Lions Ford Field, that is. The Red Hawks are headed to the MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association) finals Saturday in Detroit where they will compete in the Flight I Division against 12 other schools. The Red Hawks are currently ranked sixth in the state. “The performance level ranks among the best groups we’ve had through the years at Athens High School. I’m very proud of our musicians’ focus and hard work,” said Jeff McCoy, director of Athens' bands. The 115 band members are set to perform their 2012 competition show "Siren Song." The production follows a group of sailors who fall prey to sirens – mythical creatures who lure their victims to a watery grave…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Troy Athens Class of 2012 graduated Saturday at Oakland University’s O’rena.
While the Athens High School Class of 2012’s graduation ceremony was centered on students, the faculty, administration, and students themselves made it clear that the students would not be walking across the stage without the help of their families and friends. Troy Athens High School principal Lara Dixon addressed the graduates, saying, “Your parents, Class of 2012, have big hopes for you, but even more love. They have big dreams for you. ... They want more for you than they have ever dreamed of for themselves.” With full parking lots, a packed arena, and the crowd of people milling about after the ceremony, Dixon's was made clear. Class of 2012 Officers
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Troy Athens High School hosts 40 robotics teams from around the state competing for a bid to the state finals.
Forty Michigan robotics teams went toe-to-toe Friday in the first day of the two-day Troy FIRST Robotics Districts Competition at Troy Athens High School. The competition features teams from around the state, including the Troy District Hammerheads, the International Academy East Exiles and dozens of other teams from southeast Michigan. Team members control robots, built from a kit of parts, that are equipped to shoot mini basketballs into hoops. The competition, titled "Rebound Rumble," has two teams (or alliances), controlling their robots to score as many baskets as possible in 2 minutes, 15 seconds. The battleground is like a combination of a basketball court with a "Quidditch" field, with five hoops on each side of the 27-by-54-foot …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Money raised by Troy Athens High School students last week will benefit I've Got Your Backs, a charity that helps anyone in need.
On Friday, students at Troy Athens High School held a pep rally to celebrate a very successful end to Charity Week, during which students raised tens of thousands of dollars for “I’ve Got Your Backs” – a local charity that assists anyone in need. The charity was founded in honor of 21-year-old Isaac Loughrige, who died two years ago as a result of complications after contracting the H1N1 virus. Loughrige was known as an athlete and an especially generous individual who would do anything he could to help those in need. "Isaac was known for taking the shoes off of his feet or the coat off of his back to give to other people," said Kathleen Loughrige, Isaac's mother. Kathleen and Shawn Loughrige, Isaac's father, were present at the pep rally …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
High school pays tribute to Amelia Earhart with a performance themed 'Spirit of Adventure.'
The Troy Athens Marching Band placed within the top 10 bands in the state on Saturday during the 2011 Michigan Competing Band Association Championship, which brought 48 bands from across Michigan to Ford Field to compete in the annual event. Bands were divided into four flights, with each flight containing 12 performances. An awards ceremony was held after each flight and each band received either a plaque or a trophy, depending on their place. Trophies were also given for best music, best effect and best marching. Thousands of family members and fans streamed into Ford Field throughout the day, to cheer on their school and watch some of the best marching in Michigan. Flight I results Wyandotte Roosevelt Marching Band Plays Heroes and …