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How the student section impacts the game.

The student section- the place where you can find a majority of the student body on Friday nights, either at the football field or in the gym. Known for being the most loud and visible here at AHS, the student section plays a big role at sporting events. From fun themes to showing support for local news, Trojan students make an impact. 

Last week at the volleyball and football games, the student section theme was “Blue Out for Grace,” to support a sophomore student from a nearby school who was involved in a car accident. At the volleyball game on Sept. 28, the student section was described as “filled.” Junior Jersey Phippen, who is a middle back for  the Trojan Volleyball team, said, “I was proud to be a Trojan and I’m grateful our school is involved.” 

On Sept. 29, the Trojan football team faced the Creston Panthers, and the theme was also Blue Out. “Everyone dressed up for the theme, and there was a feeling of support and sympathy for Grace, not just in the student section but the whole Trojan Bowl honestly,” said senior Riley Wood. On other nights, however, the student section can vary from beach theme to western. Recently, themes have been Black and Gold for Homecoming, USA, and Camo. 

This year, a new opportunity has been available for the student body: free admission to all sporting events. More students have noticed that the section is fuller because of this change. “There is definitely way more people coming,” said senior Keeley Pedersen.  

Historically, the Trojan student section and student pride have been famous for being exceptional. Known as the Trojan Mob, the student body never disappoints. Encouragement from peers to players is one of the “best ways to support,” said junior football player Xavier Darrow. On Friday, Oct. 13, the theme is White Out, come support your Trojan football team! 

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Anna Potts, AHS Needle Editor
AHS Sophomore Anna Potts is a staff writer for Journalism. This is her first year being a part of the department. She joined journalism because of her special interest in writing, like putting her “thoughts into words,” and “socializing with people.” As of right now Potts has three published stories on AHSneedle, and is working on her fourth, as well as an editor bio. She also enjoys writing opinion pieces. In addition to this, this is Potts’ first year at AHS as she previously went to Exira-Elk Community School District in Elk Horn. “I came here for more academic opportunities.” Compared to her last school Potts feels that she has a lot more opportunities here at AHS and can be “pushed more.” In her free time outside of school she plays softball, reads, spends time with her friends and family as well as her pets. Potts has two brothers, Aiden (19)  and Trey (27), and two dogs named Ruby and Ollie.    By Trinity Christensen 

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