Titan Tattler: Winter activities ramp up at West Forsyth

Published 12:08 am Thursday, November 30, 2023

By Claire Reinthaler

For the Clemmons Courier

With only a few more weeks of school to go in 2023 before winter break sends us to the new year, many students are just hoping to make it through the last lingering school days before the holidays. That hasn’t stalled the Titans’ performance, though, whether in academics, performing arts or athletics.

The boys varsity basketball team won their preseason tournament game over Mallard Creek by a score of 82-74 to instill some confidence in the group. They face off against Atkins on the road for their next game tomorrow evening, Dec. 1. The girls varsity basketball team went 1-2 in their preseason tournament with losses to Reagan 52-42 on Nov. 18 and East Wilkes 33-30 on Nov. 21, and a win over Parkland 50-48 on Nov. 22. They now hope to start their regular season strong and will also face Atkins on the road tomorrow night. The boys varsity wrestling team hosted Morehead on Nov. 18, taking down the Panthers 43-36. They face their next opponent in Parkland on the road on Dec. 7. The girls varsity wrestling team also had their first match yesterday evening, Nov. 29. The varsity swim team also looks ahead to visiting R.J. Reynolds and facing off against them and Mount Tabor on Dec. 8.

Winter athletes aren’t the only ones who have been busy, though. The last few weeks before holiday break always host a plethora of concerts and performances, and this year is no different. The drama department hosted its fall play, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged,” the week before Thanksgiving, and the orchestra had its winter concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

The band will follow on Thursday, at the same time and in the same place. The dance concert will take over the PAC next week, and the choral ensembles will have their concert the following week, in the last few days before the break.

West’s audition chorus, Concert Choir, will also be doing its usual caroling event at Tanglewood during the Festival of Lights on the evening of Dec. 9. Come by and enjoy the decorations and some holiday tunes.
The National Honor Society is hosting one of their two service projects for Trinity Elms Assisted Living this week, making Christmas goodie bags for their residents.

Bring in your candy item by Dec. 4 if you are participating.

Keep up the good work, Titans. It’ll be the holidays before we know it.