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Off Broadway Star

  Acting as another person in front of a large audience isn’t easy for many people. However, sophomore Teagan Vaughn, a new student this year, does it all the time.

  Vaughn recently starred in the musical, “Legally Blonde,” which was Trinity’s summer intensive musical. She played Enid Hoopes, who worked on the Brooke Windham trial. When Vaughn started, she quickly assimilated into the Trinity Prep family since the summer intensive’s long hours.

  “It really helped doing the summer intensive because I made friends that I could sit with at lunch,” Vaughn said.

  Her musical interest developed when she was just 4 years old. Vaughn’s fascination with acting began when friends and family suggested giving it a try.

  “I definitely like musical theatre better because I like singing,” Vaughn said.

  Vaughn plans on participating in future plays such as “Peter and the Starcatchers” and “Pirates of Penzance.” She is also excited to join the Trinity thespian troupe. Not only does she act, but she is also delighted to start new activities such as Drumline.

 

Samarah Kills the Competition

  Junior Samarah Hill has amazed everyone with her athletic talents since she started at Trinity Prep this year. The Louisiana State University commit transferred from Hagerty High School and is a starting outside hitter for the girls’ varsity volleyball team.

  She has been playing volleyball since she was in 5th grade and joined her first club team in 8th grade. As an outside hitter, she hits and blocks in the front left corner of the court.

  “I first started to play volleyball when a bunch of my friends started playing,” Hill said. “My best friend’s mom played in college so she was a coach for a recreational team, and she asked me if I wanted to play for fun. My first serious club team was 14s at the Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy.”

  Hill enjoys being a member of the volleyball team because of the team’s bond and welcoming nature.

  “Everyone has been super welcoming to me,” Hill said.

  “One of my favorite things to do before a game is to dance and sing as a team and just have fun.”

  Hill still plays club volleyball for Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy where she will be on 17s Rox Red, which is the top team for her age group. As well as playing volleyball, Hill is also considering other activities such as joining the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club and varsity track in the spring.

 

Farris Takes No Days Off

When people hear the name “Farris,” they usually associate it with the wild adventure Ferris Bueller had in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” However, junior Farris Kabalaoui doesn’t take any days off. In fact, Kabalaoui has already started practicing with the basketball team even though the regular season doesn’t start until November.

  “We lift weights and work on our basketball skills Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and sometimes in the mornings before school,” Kabalaoui said.

  Due to his experience and his height of 6’6”, he will undoubtedly help the varsity boys basketball team excel.

   “I got involved with basketball in the 3rd grade because all of my friends loved the sport,” Kabalaoui said. “It also helped that I was the tallest one growing up. My natural position is shooting guard, but I pride myself on being versatile, so I can play all positions at a high level.”

  Kabalaoui said he has been talking to colleges including Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the University of North Florida. However, he expects more offers when the high school season and his travel season resume.

  He hopes to succeed at Trinity both in the classroom and on the court.

Junior Samarah Hill hits a winning shot against Trinity’s biggest rival, Lake Highland Prep.

Sophomore Teagan Vaughn played Enid Hoopes in the Trinity production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” The production marked her Trinity debut both on the stage and on the campus.

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