Rocket Tales “ October, 2010 Homecoming Highlights on pp. 4-5 Seniors Storm the Stage! by Jeff Miller Seniors stormed the stage as they prepared to dive into their as- signed characters in this year’s senior class play, ―Curtain Going Up!” The seniors were ready to perform again this year. In other words—the senior “What class play was a go! Directed by Mrs. Millar and student directed by Dan- amazin g talent!” ielle Watson, they had their work cut out for them. This year, The senior class play was actually about putting on a senior class play. This play was filled with many pleasant surprises, such as a grouchy janitor, disappearing scripts, crossed up romances, a stage in g struck actress and her bewildered boyfriend, an actor with a swollen head, ―Curtain Go a disgruntled athlete who feels out of place on stage, an over-the-top pro- Up” fessional actor, a banker’s daughter driven to theft and, perhaps most unex- is a hit! pected of all, a romance for the drama teacher herself! The solutions to these previous problems set forth a worth-while theme that will further satisfy the THS and public audience. The talented cast of this humorous play included Lindsay Barker, Joe Phelps, Rachel Lohr, Brianna Rodgers, Brittany Love, Eric York, Sean -Paul Dougherty, Jeffrey Kalkbrenner, Jeffrey Miller, Tilly Marchand, Andrew Ortega, and Jessica Hilburn. Also, Curtain Going Up was a multi- tasking play where backstage came to life as crew members became actors as well. Kim Deane, Kyra Kemp, Lewis Hazen, and Amanda Whitney were naturals at art and apparently on stage as well. This unique three-act Photos by Kaitlyn Beck play also included roles played by Teresa Correa, Jasmine Woods, TJ Hood, Marissa Webb, Emilie O’Conner, and TJ Coyle. The play was set to be performed to the public audience on Octo- A “Once in a Lifetime Experience” ber 18 and 19. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the pictures of the senior by Melissa Renninger class play, ―Curtain Going Up!‖ A great opportunity has presented itself for two varsity cheerleaders at THS this year! Cheerleading co-captains Darcy Snyder YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION and Melissa Renninger have been given the chance to participate in the 2010 Thanksgiving The Optimist yearbook is now on sale. Last year’s book was a Macy’s Day Parade in New York City this November. big hit and was also a little bit of history as the first full color yearbook for THS. We are offering a full color yearbook once again, but the Over the summer, the ladies took part in a camp entitled yearbook staff wants to make it available to more students. ―UCA Cheer Camp‖ in which they had to complete in a series of For the first time, we are offering a payment plan that allows performances before the UCA camp directors with only two days of you to spread out the cost of your yearbook over several months. The practice. The UCA camp directors chose a select few cheerleaders cost of the yearbook is $60 each for those that want to use the payment to be named ―All-American‖ and have the opportunity to participate plan, with a deposit due before Christmas vacation, and the balance due in a parade event depending on her grade level. before May 1st. Darcy and Melissa made ―All-American‖ and are plan- We also have an early payment option, which allows the buyer ning on participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in to save $5 if they order and pay in full before Christmas vacation. This NYC on November 25. The girls have been raising money to pay full payment option is the only option that will allow you to add for their trip through fundraising, dinners at local restaurants and personalization and icons to the cover of your book. Finally, any possible other sources within the community. order placed after January 3, 2011 will be a full payment of $60. In order to save money and get personalization on your yearbook, order as Let’s wish the best of luck to and congratulate Melissa soon as possible. and Darcy on their outstanding achievement! If you have any questions, please see the back of the yearbook order form or contact Mr. Axton in Room 112. Welcome Aboard by: Melissa Renninger History Club up and runnin’ by Chase Canter Each and every new school year there are many new students joining us in the Titusville Area School District. While THS History Club is now up and walking through the halls you may notice some unfamiliar faces running. Mr. Gifford, the advisor of the club, is throughout your student body. This year, we have over thirty new students quite pleased with the turn out. Currently there are joining us at THS and we have chosen a few of them to give us their between fifteen and twenty members. He is output on what they think of our school. excited to start the many community service projects that Ariel Thomas, 17, is a senior this year. She attended Maplewood are being planned. History Club is planning a Stromboli High School prior to Titusville High School and she described our school fundraiser in the near future. Next year, Mr. Gifford wishes as ―a lot better, the students here are more accepting.‖ Her favorite class is to take the club members on a field trip to Gettysburg to see English class with Mr. Sumoske. Activities Ariel is/plans on participating the National Gettysburg Museum and the battlegrounds of in are cheerleading, softball, and student council. the Civil War. Another senior this year, Wendie Hazelton, is also 17. She attended Maplewood High school before joining us at Titusville High For more information on the School. When asked how her old school compared to her new school she Titusville High School history club, quoted ―It’s huge!‖ When she’s not tied up here at school Wendie likes to contact Mr. Gifford in Room 215. hang out with her friends a lot and walk around. Lindsey Sterns, 16, is a junior at THS. Before attending Titusville High School she was cyber schooled at her house. She stated that ‖ ―real‖ school is good because I like having a real teacher.‖ Linsey enjoys Mrs. Turners Comprehensive Science class because it’s interesting and she always makes her classes fun. She loves spending her free time cheerleading and playing with her puppy. THS Drama Club: Ready to Rise Raymond Hicks, 17, is a new student in our sophomore class this by Jeff Miller school year. He was cyber schooled by PA cyber before he came to THS. He quoted ―this school is a little less boring‖ and his favorite class is Metal The THS Drama club has been active since the first Tech with Mr. Mader . In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends activities period began. The club is led by the president of the and meeting new people. club, Joseph Phelps. Also at his side is Sean-Paul Dougherty as vice president, Thria Devlin as secretary, and Tyler Corklin as Another sophomore joining us this year is Regina Abbey, who is treasurer of the club. The club’s advisor is Mrs. Millar, however, 16. She attended Seneca Valley High School and she said that our school the club itself is run completely by the members of the office and is a lot better! She really likes that there is no detention here and our the clubs 30+ members. THS Drama Club is involved in many marching band because of all the great friends she has made. Mr. Gifford’s history class is by far her favorite. Regina participates in the THS activities around the school and community. marching band and enjoys reading, writing, singing, and playing the guitar. The ushers that are seen in the auditorium during the Daniel Valentine, 16, is a freshman. He attended Meadville High senior class play, talent show, musical, and more, are volunteers School before moving to Titusville. When asked how our school compared from the club itself. Refreshments at such events are contributed to his previous school, he stated that THS is a lot bigger. Daniel’s favorite by the Drama Club as well. All profits that are made through class is gym with Mrs. Laird and his hobbies are playing football and these activities are put into a fund that pays for the Drama Club BMXing. to attend a professional musical in Pittsburgh at the end of the A freshman, Marissa Schons, 14, attended Eden Christian school year. The club participates in the Twilight Tales that takes Academy prior to Titusville High School. During her interview she place during October at Woodlawn Cemetery. Everyone in declared that the environment between both schools is completely the THS Drama Club is looking forward to a year filled with different and that she preferred ECA’s environment over ours. Her involvement, recognition, and excitement and working toward favorite class is English with Mr. Lane because, in her opinion, he the overall goal of attending their trip at the end of the year! is a very good teacher. Marissa loves playing basketball, painting, Good Luck Everyone! and writing. There you have it THS! You now know a little about a few new students you may not have known before. When coming to a new school and not knowing many people, it definitely could be a rough time. So, if you run into someone who looks lost, or just needs a friend, help them out and show them what THS students are all about! FALL SPORTS 2010 They Did It Again!! THS Cross Country by Chase Canter by Marisa Brickner Under the supervision of Coach McCord, six Titusville High The Titusville Rockets cross country team stampeded School students did very well golfing this season. across the rough terrain with a positive attitude and their heads The varsity team consisted of: Kennedy Neely held high. With the help from Coach Axton and Coach Henderson, (junior), Ryan Corey(senior), Mike Vinopal the Rockets have had a successful year. (senior) , Nick Cubbon(senior), The Lady Rockets had an outstanding Jimmy Burt(senior), and Jared year, claiming the Region 3 Championship title. Hazen(sophomore). The varsity The members of the team are seniors: Haley team finished undefeated which made them Brown, Teresa Correa, Jasmine Woods, Olyvia Region 4 Champions again this year. Drake and Taylor Snyder; juniors: Emily There are seven seniors leaving the golf team. It is a shame Wescoat, Jordan Herberg, Ivy Kuberry; sophomores: Danica Ensle that after four years of amazing golf we have to lose these talented and Leah Henderson; freshmen: Marie Johnson and Taylor Walters. players. There is an upside to all of this, though. There will be four The boys toughened up and put forth their best effort as open slots for good talented golfers next year. Ever well. The boy members are senior: Brandon Bortzer; junior: Kegan since these seniors were freshman, Rocket golf has Brown, sophomores: Kyle Muzzy and Dustin Knapp; won the region. freshmen: Derrick Bish and Marcus Allen. ―There is a great chance we will win our Girl district qualifiers are Teresa Correa, region next year too!‖ said an optimistic sophomore Taylor Snyder, Marie Johnson, Leah Henderson and Jared Hazen. Emily Wescoat. Mike Vinopal also said, ―I wish the best of Boy district qualifiers are Brandon Bortzer, Dustin Knapp, luck to the underclassman. Golf is a great sport and Kyle Muzzy, Kegan Brown and Derrick Bish. it is awesome to see the underclassmen stick with it. I also wish luck to Coach McCord; hopefully he can The team will pack up and take off for districts on provide special wisdom to these young golfers and Saturday October 30. encourage them to strive to win the region for our fifth year in a row‖. Good job on your accomplishments and good luck to you Golf isn’t just a sport in high school. You can start playing guys as you move on to districts!! when you’re ten years old and play until your 110 years old. It’s also very popular in the business world. More business is conducted on the golf course than in the office these days. Our entire publications crew is proud of our THS Rockets! GO ROCKETS! A Homecoming to remember “Check it Out!” Homecoming 2010 Happenings by Kaitlyn Beck Homecoming 2010 has been one of The homecoming dance. Students were crazy the most exciting years so far. Everyone was excited to bust a move. THS girls were all Class getting involved in all that they could--from dressed up, looking gorgeous and the guys, of Class of decorating the town to the Friday night course, were looking quite handsome. A few of 2011 football game. Student Council members graduates from the class of 2010 attended to help 2012 were excused from their Friday classes to go DJ the dance. Trevor Foley, Brian Johnson, around town and decorate Titusville in brown Ryan Marsh, and Joel Kerr joined the fun that and gold. They decorated Scheide House, evening. Carter Field, and the streets the floats would I asked some students if they enjoyed pass on for the parade. Friday of the game the dance and what they thought of it. Senior, held a lot of excitement and nervousness for Brandon Bortzer said ―My favorite part of the the players. Carter Field was packed with homecoming dance was dancing with the cheering fans supporting their team. At half- ladies.‖ Sophomore, Josiah Leach replied with a time the 2010 Homecoming Queen was humorous remark; ―The dance was amazing and announced. Senior, Rachel Lohr was I got my funky jam on.‖ It was agreed by several crowned this year by last year’s winner, students that it was the best dance they’ve been Class Class Kaylan Wright. The bleachers were filled to so far. Alecia Weldon, who was on of of with congratulating faces. The homecoming homecoming court, quoted that ―homecoming 2014 2013 game ended with a 0-22 loss. But that didn’t 2010 rocked my socks off, and I wasn’t even dampen the THS spirit. The Rockets played wearing any!‖ hard and did their best; they didn’t walk away with a win but with a feeling of dignity. It’s quite obvious that everyone had a blast with this year’s ―happenings.‖ It’s Saturday night, October 9, 2010, definitely a year that will be remembered. was a night to remember. It was the night of Students Working Jacob and Sam, here from Japan! Beyond the Classroom by Haley Brown You may have noticed that Titusville High School has a new by Chase Canter pair of friendly faces this year. But what you may not know is that they came all the way from Japan. Their names are Sam and Jacob As many students are preparing for college, some are looking Gulland. at ways to begin saving now. We were surprised to see how many THS Jacob is a freshman this year at THS, and his students have jobs. Having a job is important to succeed in life or to older sister, Sam, is a sophomore. They were both have an extra dime or two. There are students who juggle school, a job born in America, but after a few years they moved to and even other sports and activities. This shows responsibility and Japan because their parents are both missionaries. The siblings have traveled a lot with their parents, and they dedication in our students. Here are just a few who talked with us about have been to places like Korea, Europe, the their jobs. Philippines, and of course…Japan! Cody Rogers, a senior from our high school has worked at When Sam was going into 9th grade, she moved to Marias. He washes dishes, and he commented that he the Philippines all by herself to attend a boarding doesn’t enjoy his job very much. After this high school school. Jacob on the other hand, stayed with his year, he would like to go to the Military. parents and went to a public school in Japan. Andrew Reagle another senior at Titusville High, has an When Jacob was four years old he started taking after school/ summer job. He has worked for Hazlett’s for dance lessons. He took ballet as well as modern about five months now, and he said he enjoys every minute dance lessons to make him dance faster. Jacob has of it. He wants to continue this for a main career, but he is been in thirteen professional dance performances. In Japan, Jacob would perform in front of over a thousand people! Taking ballet also looking into taking a fire science course at Slippery classes is very popular in Japan because it is part of their heritage. Rock University. Welcome to Titusville High School Sam and Jacob. We Robby Johnson a junior from THS works at White Hills hope you have a great year! Garage. He works for three hours once a week. He sweeps the floors in the shop. He has been employed at this job for over a year now. After Robby graduates high school, he wants to go on to be a Chiropractor. Over the summer, Xavier DeRose mowed grass at Windy Knolls Golf Course. He said that it’s a nice job. He also said he would rather go into the military after high school. Allison McClintock another senior here works at Deets Sugar House in Dempseytown. She has been employed for two years now. Ally really enjoys her job there but she wants to go to college and become an X-ray technician. Victoria Reed a senior at Titusville spends her weekends working at Cross Creek Resort. Victoria is a housekeeper and she doesn’t necessarily love her job, but it’s not the worst one Join in on the Student Council action! in the world. She has worked at this job for about five months by Marisa Brickner but after this year is over she would like to attend Clarion Venango Campus for business administration. The beginning of October is a busy time for Student Council. Titusville High School Homecoming is sponsored by Elizabeth Repasky another twelfth grader has an after school/ summer Student Council. The activities that Student Council offers vary job. She is employed at Corky’s 2 Pizza & Ice Cream in Pleasantville from the parade, Spirit Week, Homecoming dance, and many and has been there for about a year and a half. Libby enjoys other groups that you can help out with. her job very much so and believes it is almost the easiest But what does Student Council do when Homecoming job out there on some days. After she graduates high school is all over? Well Student Council gets involved in all kinds of this year, she plans on working at Corky’s until the end of activities such as the Sadie Hawkins dance, Spaghetti Dinner. Ice Cream season then she plans on getting a higher paying job. Student Council is also going to try a new fun and enjoyable Tierra Corklin works at Pizza Villa for Joyce Tobin the owner. She has activity known as Data Match. Just to give you something to worked for Ms. Tobin for about three months. Tierra says her job is very think about and look forward to, details about Data Match will easy and it is not the worst job in the world. After high school she plans appear as the time approaches. At the end of the year the group on going to college. will be going on a trip as a reward for all the hard work done Kaitlin Wilson a freshman works at the Ed Myer Complex concession throughout the year. stand. She likes her job sometime and has been employed for about a It’s not too late to join Student Council! If you would year now. After she graduates high school in four years she wishes to like to join, stop in to talk to Mr. Zimmerman or see a Student train horses and help children with disabilities ride her horses. Council officer today! Hope to see you there! Marisa Brickner a senior at THS has worked at McDonald’s for a year and a half. Marisa is a crew trainer and she says that she enjoys training her crew. She plans to attend PTI in Pittsburgh for Medical Assisting. entertainment Box Office To Be Filled With Spider-Man 3D, How Cool is That?!? Dramatic Performances by Kaitlyn Beck Emma Stone, the hilarious actress who recently took role in ―Easy A‖ is said to be playing the role of Gwen Stacy in by Marlee Schneider the upcoming filming of ―Spider-Man 3D‖. Gwen Stacy is known as Spider-Man’s (Peter The Social Network Parker) girlfriend before Mary Jane Watson. The most Andrew Garfield You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. famous super hero, Spider-Man, will be played by Most people of today’s generation have Facebook; it has created actor Andrew Garfield. Andrew and Emma showed an instant communication via internet so accessible. Capable of email, live chat, connection that was perfect for the parts. commenting, posting statuses, and writing on friend’s walls – as what it was popularly known for, Facebook has become a worldwide trend. The new movie will focus on a younger version of Starting as a social network for solely college students, Facebook has Spider-Man. Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures; transgressed to adults, to teens, and even pre-teens. The hit new film, The Social Network, portrays the multi-million dollar business and how announced production for the new Spider-Man movie will it got its start. It follows the young Harvard undergrad, Mark take off in December and hit theaters July 3, 2012. Emma Stone Zuckerberg, who launched Facebook from his dorm room in 2004. Spider-Man is one of the most popular super heroes What started as a small project on an ordinary fall night in 2003, and has been for years. Watching the infamous Spider-Man swing into became a voice of the future. The film shows the trials and tribulations, 3D will be the ultimate experience. as well as struggles that Mark went through on his way to becoming the youngest billionaire in history. Conviction How far will you go to fight for your family? Based on a true story, Hilary Swank plays the life of Dancing With the Stars Beth Anne Waters, a working mother who tries her whole life to clear by Marlee Schneider her brother’s name. Without a high school diploma, she goes back to get her G.E.D., then works her way through law school so that she can One of my favorite shows of all times, Dancing With the Stars, prove her brother’s innocence of not murdering a young girl. Sam takes on another rigorous season with an all-star cast. Season eleven takes Rockwell plays her brother, Kenny Waters, who is sentenced for life on reality stars such as Michael ―The Situation‖ Sorrentino from The without parole. Director Tony Goldwyn does a phenomenal job of Jersey Shore and Audrina Patridge from The Hills; daughter of a political bringing this powerful story to audience viewers. leader, Bristol Palin; the Brady Bunch mom America fell in love with, Florence Henderson; comedian Margaret Cho; actor Kyle Massey; former 127 Hours Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox; famous actress for her dancing role in Dirty Every second counts. Dancing, Jennifer Grey; former Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, Kurt James Franco gives a compelling performance in his new film while Warner; Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff; R&B star Brandy; and crooner portraying the inspired true story of Aron Ralston, a happy go-lucky Michael Bolton. guy who lives for adventure. 127 Hours drops you in the life of this All stars are paired up with professional ballroom dancers in charismatic young man who traverses across Moab, Utah by canoe, but fails to tell anyone where he is going due to his care-free personality. hopes of taking the dance floor for several weeks to win the title and the Unfortunately, this causes a problem when a boulder traps him mirrorball trophy. between an alley of a continuous wall of rock. While caught in this The show is hosted by super model Brooke Burke and former death experience, Aron resorts to drastic measures to stay alive. America’s Funniest Home Videos host, Tom Bergeron. Personally, I’m pulling for Jennifer Gray. Hereafter She’s my favorite because she always performs well, “If you’re worried about being on your own, don’t be, you’re not.” despite a bad accident a few years back. Plus, she’s From director Clint Eastwood, a retired psychic, George Lonegan in her fifties and keeps up with the youth of the played by Matt Damon, doesn’t accept his gift he has been given, but instead calls it a curse. He doesn’t want to practice his powers competition. Who will you vote for? Tune in on anymore but has to when a French journalist, a blue-collar American, Monday nights to watch them all perform and and a young London boy need his help. All three characters are Tuesday nights for the results show. touched by death in three separate ways. By using his ―curse,‖ George Lonegan guides them through their dilemmas. He instills in them that they have no need to worry of what they may face in the afterlife. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38927386/ns/today-entertainment/ http://www.imdb.com/ Dates to Remember October Staff November 3 End of 1st Quarter Kaitlen Beck Marissa Brickner 10 Report Card Distributed— tentative Chase Canter Jeff Miller 11 College & Career Night-6-7:30 p.m. 16 & 18 Talent Show-7:30 p.m. Melissa Renninger 18 Act 80 Day—1/2 pm—Early Marlee Schneider dismissal 19 Act 80 Day—No School for Students 19 1st Day of Winter Sports 25-29 Thanksgiving Vacation Top 10 Halloween Costumes for 2010 No Kidding. . . . . by Marissa Brickner by Melissa Renninger Halloween is just around the corner, everyone gets excited for that special day, from dressing up, to going trick or treating or It’s October and Halloween is right around the corner even just celebrating this scary day. And along the way a good laugh THS! All the hype and excitement over Homecoming has come and can be helpful! gone, but now there’s something new to get pumped up about. It is now time to start picking and choosing those frightfully, horrific yet Q. How do you make a milkshake? spectacularly, wonderful Halloween costumes. This Halloween has A. You go up behind a glass of milk and shout “Boo!” said to be themed as ―Goth vs. Super Star‖ so let’s watch and see Q. What do goblins and ghosts drink when they're hot and how many young children and teens got the memo, shall we? thirsty on Halloween? Top 10 women’s costumes Top 10 men’s costumes A. Ghoul-aid She Devil Talledega Night’s Ricky Bobby Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? Army Officer Bruno Lederhosen A. A sand-witch. Vampire Slayer Superman Q. Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? Lady Gaga Hulk Jonah Hex Lilah Star Wars Fighter Pilot A. He didn't have a haunting license. Lucky Lady Bug Pixie British Schoolboy Q. What kind of streets do zombies like the best? Avatar Neytiri Ringmaster A. Dead ends. Marauder Wench Super Mario Bros Iron Man 2 – Black Widow Gecko Halloween Helpings by Kaitlin Beck Halloween is always a super scary fun time. Trying out some new delicious recipes could be enjoyable for the whole family. Snack-o’-Lanterns: To make this healthy treat, all you will have to do is cut the top of the orange to hollow it out. When the orange is hollowed you may slice the orange pieces to add to the fresh fruit. Then you would carve a scary face into the orange and then fill it up with the fruit. Ingredients: 1 Orange, Cup of Canned or Fresh Fruit Witches’ Cheese Fingers: These are a great party finger food and it’s quite easy to make. First you will need to cut the string cheese in half and then using a pear knife, carve a shallow area for a fingernail below the rounded end of each half. To make the cheese look more like a finger, also carve horizontal indents below the fingernail and for the knuckle. After that you will need to fill the shallow area for the nail with cream cheese. The nails could be anything you would like, such as, carrots, green peppers, or red peppers. Cut your vegetable of choice into small pieces and stick them onto the dabs of cream cheese. Publication created through the THS Business Education Department and THS Art Department Ingredients: Mozzarella String Cheese, Veggie of Choice, and Cream Cheese.