Points of Pride

Points of Pride 2018

Scholarship Recipients

Graduates received over $12,000 in scholarships from a variety of groups including:

  • Oscar Hildebrandt Memorial Scholarships
  • Sharon Alexander Memorial Scholarships
  • TEA Scholarships
  • TCCHS Student Government Scholarship
  • TCCHS Parent Group Scholarships
  • TCCHS Athletic Scholarship
  • Alex & Ani Scholarships
  • Kiwanis Club of Troy Scholarships
  • Attendance Scholarship

Prestigious College Acceptance

  • 2 students accepted at Harvard
  • 1 student accepted at MIT
  • 1 student received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Michigan
  • 1 student received a basketball scholarship to Delta College

Dual Enrollment

  • Our Dual Enrollment program continued to thrive with 36 participants including seniors, underclassmen, and Intersect students. Collectively, these students were enrolled in 107 courses at Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Community Colleges. The combined college grade point average for our Dual Enrollment students was just under 3.0. Many even made the Dean’s List.

Community Service

  • 9 students were recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Troy for academics, growth and /or community service this year.
  • 6 students assisted with preschooler/parent fun night every other Tuesday evening with the early childcare program.
  • TCCHS teachers and staff enjoyed hosting our traditional Thanksgiving lunch for the 24th year.
  • Students raised $1,000 for Variety Children’s Charity of Detroit.
  • TCCHS donated materials for fleece blankets for the MLK Day of Service.
  • Students and staff collected coats for Detroit Hope during the holidays.
  • Several students read to preschoolers in the TOTS program as part of March Madness: National Reading Month.

Teacher Initiatives

  • Helping students grow in their communication, advocate for their needs and for others, and build community were the focus of The Advocacy Project. The year-long, school-wide initiative was created by Michelle Leonard, Troy College & Career math teacher, and Olivia Svacha, lead mentor for Intersect Virtual School, who both attended Camp One Troy last August. Quarterly unit projects included: students learning to express gratitude as well as engage in team building; assisting students with response skills to bullying-type situations; study of social justice issues during Black History and Women's History months, and job search and interview preparation.
  • Among over 100 grant recipients and nominees, Renee Boogren, science teacher, was named “Innovator-of-the-Year” by the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence.
  • Renee Boogren’s Genetics class is one of only five in Michigan that was selected to participate in a curriculum field test sponsored by the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center. Additionally, Ms. Boogren is the only Troy School District teacher who participated in a new model-based biology curriculum entitled “Students making Sense of Biological Phenomenon.” This initiative is sponsored by The Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network in association with Modeling Instruction in Michigan.