Colt Crew’s Cooperation Climbs
Colt Crew brings additional school pride into football games and around school with new leadership and increased members.
October 30, 2018
Colt Crew is experiencing an increase in its participation compared to last year. The club gained 84 members and is looking forward to the new things they will be able to accomplish.
The idea of Colt Crew began when English teacher Harriet Clark and principal Remo Roncone talked about how they felt Troy High needed more spirit.
“We wanted people to feel more interconnected because we felt like everyone was disconnected,” Clark said. “I really wanted to build up that school spirit to kind of connect [the] Colts as one.”
Along with Clark and other members of Colt Crew, juniors Briana Scillion and Mallory Bouque are working to make sure everything is getting done.
“This year, [Scillion] and [Bouque] took everything that I gave them and did it,” Clark said. “They have been powerhouses. They have been recruiting people and getting a lot done. They’ve done an amazing job.”
Scillion and Bouque were both excited to receive the opportunity to be a part of bringing more pride into school. They said Colt Crew was perfect for them to be able to accomplish that.
“[Bouque] and I really wanted to get the club out there this year and to have more spirit in our school,” Scillion said. “I believe strongly that school is more fun when you have spirit and a lot of people out at sporting events.”
The club’s members are thrilled with how things have been going.
“I am really happy with how everything has turned out, especially the powder [that was thrown up by the student section during halftime of the USA game],” Bouque said. “We were so worried the day before the game that it wouldn’t go right, but it looked really cool. I’m really happy with how people have gotten more involved in school events.”
Bouque says the driving force behind Colt Crew’s success is the hard work each member has put into it.
“The most challenging thing is making sure everything stays organized,” Bouque said. “Since we work with other clubs and groups, it can get disorganized and crazy at times. We’ve been working hard to make sure the tailgates stay organized and that we get all the posters, fatheads and other things ready before each game.”
The club’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed either. The Troy High Athletic Boosters decided to give Colt Crew a $1,000 grant in support of their progress.
“I was so excited to hear about it,” Clark said. “[Scillion], [Bouque] and all of the other kids have worked really hard to bring some student life into the student section. It takes a lot of time coordinating something for every game and tailgate. They’ve all worked really hard. I thought it was really nice that someone noticed.”
Colt Crew is working hard to make sure all school clubs are recognized and acknowledged.
“I’m looking forward to helping recognize and appreciate all the different school clubs,” Bouque said. “Everyone here is talented. I’m excited to work more with [Scillion]. We work well together.”