Talbots Spring Forward


Photo by Hannah Kirkpatrick

Kathleen Milon, Writer

With the summer coming to a close and the new school year rolling in… we asked some of our student body what they are most looking forward to this year. From homecoming and THON to sports and the musical, there is an abundance of things to get excited for this year. So strap in, Talbots, and let’s get pumped for another year at HHS!

This spring seems to be what our Talbots are most looking forward to. Senior class president, Kai Suyama shares his excitement: “I’m looking forward to the musical this year. We are doing Something Rotten, which is a really cool and different musical because of its big ensemble which will consist of lots of new dance moves.”  Last year the Talbots put on Into the Woods and won three Gene Kelly awards for Best Scenic Design, Best Vocal Ensemble, and Best Musical, and they are hoping to achieve the same success this year!

We also have some big time spring sports that are hungry for victory this year. Freshman Jack Halli shares his predictions of the year: “I would say I am most excited for lacrosse season because we are going to Philadelphia for a tournament this year. We also have really good chemistry this year… maybe we will even win a WPIAL championship!” Another competitive sport this spring is Track and Field. The jumping coach for these mighty Talbots is Joe Cangilla who was thrilled to share what he was most looking forward to: “I am excited to see the new freshman who will add to the team’s success. I am also looking forward to getting some awesome relays together for both the boys’ and girls’ teams, and of course getting as many kids to Slippery Rock for WPIALs and maybe even Shippensburg for the state championships.” Other spring sports this year include girls’ softball and boys’ tennis who are ready to tackle any competition that comes their way.

Lastly, toward the end of the year Hampton High School will host another one of its famous THON events. Melanie Malloy who is just starting her junior year expresses the hype from previous years. “I am looking forward to THON. After last year, I understand the fun that the previous years talked about so much.” Student council is working very hard to get the most participation they can. Last THON we raised  $35,034 which exceeded expectations for a low participation COVID year. However, this year participation will be at an all-time high as we get students excited to raise money for the kids! #FTK!