Nowhere to hide from school pride

Posters such as this are posted around the commons to show support for the different sports. Photo taken by Matthew Lemerond.

Posters such as this are posted around the commons to show support for the different sports. Photo taken by Matthew Lemerond.

Cassie Westfall, Writer

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Students of Highland high school have been competitive and full of team spirit for decades. Athletic Adviser Ryan Harrington found a way to use that as an advantage. The Trojan Wars is a student wide competition using ticket sales for athletic events.

“Students pre-pay for a discounted game ticket or season pass, then the total sales (per class year) is tallied,” said Harrington.

This competition is a way to improve student arrival at sporting events and increase student pride. Harrington liked this idea to increase support for student athletes.

The class who has had the most students buy tickets/season passes or sign in with Harrington by the last sporting event wins $500 in the class account.

“The cash prize is a great motivator because it goes into the class account which helps pay for prom, and everybody wants a good prom,” said senior Kelsie Zuklin

For the competition having just started, Harrington said, “we’re moving pretty slow, but it’s still in its infancy.”

The competition idea to bring more students into sporting events came from other schools incorporating it.

Zuklin said, “Tickets are kind of expensive for games, and being able to get them at a discounted price will get more students to want to go.”

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