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Stories from The Trail

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Stories from The Trail

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KIVA Week: The Importance of Cultural Representation
KIVA Week: The Importance of Cultural Representation
Emma Tran and Paige KyleApril 18, 2024

IB Minority Club held its annual KIVA Week in March. This year many cultural clubs participated in events such a food night, a fashion show,...

Ditching the pencils - How students adapt to digital SAT
Ditching the pencils - How students adapt to digital SAT
Edward Tay and Anayla ApolinarApril 15, 2024

  As we continue to submerge into the digital age, some things have undergone significant changes. This year, for example, the SAT has gone...

Pros Vs. Joes – Swimming and XC Edition

Trail Media Reporter Jack Sieve attempts to make a splash in the pool against the Varsity girl’s swim relay team. Meanwhile, Trail Reporter Jaden Smith attacks the ground game against Varsity Track member Gino Palombi in an 800m showdown. The first edition of Pros vs Joes includes a wide range of laughs and lessons.

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Jack Sieve
Jack Sieve, Staff Reporter
Jack Jeffery Sieve was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. After 3 short years he would move to the place he grew up, Kansas City, Kansas. After excelling through elementary and middle school through the gifted and talented programs, Jack would continue his growth in a new place close to family and friends, Aurora, Colorado. He would continue to excel through his academics, earning a spot on the honor roll each semester from 7th to 11th grade.    Jack has developed himself as a student athlete alongside his academics. He has earned varsity letters 3 years in a row in both football and track and field. Football was Jack’s first passion, stemming from his early beginnings when he was 8 years old. Many other sports, including baseball and basketball, as well as swimming, have become the highlights of Jack’s young athletic career.   Reaching out from his typical activities, Jack has decided to join the 2023-2024 digital media team to pursue his passions in journalism.
Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith, Staff Reporter
Jaden Thomas Smith was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He grew up with his older sister, and brother, and has always loved spending time with them.  He moved to Aurora when he was 4 years old, to start school in CCSD.    Jaden has played sports for as long as he can remember, He started off playing basketball at three, and started playing flag football when he was five  years old, and hasn’t stopped since.  In his time at CT he has become a two year letter winner in both football, and track, placing 2nd in triple jump at the league meet  last year.   Although Jadens’ school life is dominated by sports, he still has found a way to excel academically throughout high school.  Since his freshman year he has maintained a 3.6 weighted GPA, and received 4 department awards from his teachers for his positive attitude, and hard work in the classroom.   In his senior year he has decided to try something new, and join the digital media team, to showcase his creativity, and help tell all the great stories at Cherokee Trail.
Garrett Aldred
Garrett Aldred, Staff Reporter
Garrett James Aldred was born in San Clemente, California, which is the last little beach town in Orange County. Even after moving only eleven weeks later he stays true to his SoCal roots by his attire and flowing hair. Since then he has lived in the same house for seventeen years and he has flourished through the CCSD school system.   Since preschool, sports has always caught the attention of Garrett. Starting football as early as preschool, he has played numerous sports throughout the years. In High School he has been on varsity football every year while also taking on lacrosse and track in the springtime. A part of Cherokee Trail’s 2023 state winning track and field team, he ran the hurdles and relays. During weekends he looks for time to go up in the mountains to dirtbike with his dad.    Sports is not the only area that Garret dominates in. He also excels at the academic level, earning many academic awards since elementary school. Garrett in high school has achieved an Academic Letter each year and is an Academic All-American athlete with his 4.0 GPA.   Sports is such a major part of Garrett's life that he is now blending his school and sport worlds by joining the Digital Media team as a staff member. He looks forward to capturing the joyous moments of his fellow CT athletes with his photography and writing skills.

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