Trojans stand with Texas

By From page A4 | November 08, 2017

Although Hurricane Harvey left Texas over a month ago, there is still a lot of work to be done. Oak Ridge High School and the California Interscholastic Federation have paired with Houston schools to help ease the pain.

Oak Ridge was matched with J. Dobie High School in Houston.

“They told us what their needs were. They told us what was lost or destroyed in the hurricane and we’re doing the best we can to get as much of it as possible,” explained Principal Aaron Palm.

The biggest need on that list was shoes, as many of the students’ shoes were destroyed during the flood. The school also lost its outdoor sheds containing personal fitness equipment.

When approached with this proposal, ORHS officials and students were eager to help, telling CIF representatives, “Pick any school you want for us.”

 “I think this school, more so than any other school I’ve ever been at, has a giving spirit,” Palm said.

The fundraiser started last month with the goal of raising as much money as possible for J. Dobie High School so that school officials and families may purchase new equipment and supplies locally. The initial effort, put together by the Trojan Group Marketing Team, ends in about two weeks. Anyone in the community who wishes to help can find more information or donate at

Jacob Bassett

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