Titan Tattler: West Forsyth winds year down, boys volleyball takes home silver

Published 12:07 am Thursday, May 25, 2023

By Claire Reinthaler
For the Clemmons Courier

CLEMMONS — As the end of the school year quickly approaches, the Titans are in the final stages of completing school work, extracurriculars and preparing for exams and graduation.

The boys varsity volleyball team finished runner-up state champions this past weekend out of 60 teams, falling short only to Marvin Ridge in the final match. The boys finished their inaugural season 12-1, and with many talented players returning next season, their future is bright.

After a home win over Piedmont in the first round of the state playoffs, the girls varsity soccer fell short in a 2-0 loss to South Mecklenburg at home in the second round last Thursday. Despite the disappointing loss, the girls’ stellar season bodes well for the coming years.

Overall, it was another great year for the Titan athletics program.

Senior Awards Day was held on Friday for all members of the Class of 2023. Many awards were given, from academics to athletics to electives to extracurriculars. Congratulations to all award winners.

Voting for the new student body president and vice president ended on Monday, with candidates Hobart Jones and Marissa Vernon running for president and Matthew Barghout and Stella Webster running for vice president. The election winners were Jones and Webster. They will be the voice of the students for the Student Government Association (SGA) next school year.

The performing arts departments are finishing up their final events for the school year, with the spring chorus concert being held on Tuesday and the annual Groscar awards ceremony for the drama department on Friday. The plays and musicals for next school year will be announced at the ceremony.

West has released its exam schedule for this year. Exams for A-Day/B-Day classes, or year-long classes, will be held next week, May 30 through June 2. Block classes, or semester-long classes, and EOC and CTE exams will be held the following week, June 5-9.

With summer in sight, the North Carolina Governor’s School, a prestigious five-week program for students to study a field of their interest, is also coming up for some students. West has eight students attending this year: Madelin Betson for Visual Art, Valentina Cova for Natural Science, Matthew Lee for Cello Instrumental Music, Aviel Sarasky for Trumpet Instrumental Music, Lindsey Martin for Choral Music, Alyssa Parrish for Math, Anna Vestal for Math and Oscar Santos for Social Science.
Best of luck to all attending.

Graduation is approaching, and it’s almost time to bring the exciting and successful 2022-23 school year to a close. Let’s make the best of the weeks we have left, Titans.

Claire Reinthaler is this year’s Titan Tattler.