Toryn Triplitt

About Toryn Triplitt

Third-year Feather student, senior Toryn Triplitt, grew the media opportunity and platform to share her stories and struggles. Triplitt has also overcome her disability to develop strength she demonstrates in a commitment and passion for horses and barrel racing while maintaining a 4.1 GPA. In addition, she mentors junior high girls in the campus Sister to Sister program and maintains a part-time job as a sales associate for a local business. Driven by a lifelong disability and a love for horses, Triplitt’s foundation is “... I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (II Corinthians 12:10) Even in the midst of overcoming personal struggles, she enjoys encouraging others. Triplitt plans to attend a four-year university and study Ag in college. She hopes to either major Animal Science/Breeding or Ag Communications.

Annabelle Messer overcomes injury, shows dedication to soccer

By |2020-05-13T12:51:48-07:00May 11th, 2020|Features, Profile, Top 5|

Annabelle Messer excelled both on and off the field, but something that sets her apart is her work ethic and dedication to the sport of soccer. Despite a serious knee injury, she bounced back to help win the valley title this season.

COLUMN: Senior shares encouragement for class of 2020 during quarantine

By |2020-04-21T07:59:24-07:00April 20th, 2020|Column, Opinions, Top 5|

As a fellow senior, I feel your frustration, your anger, sadness, disappointment and even your nostalgia. I feel your need for validation of your feelings. As schools extend their closures, make the decision to not complete the fourth quarter, and the nation extends the quarantines and shelter-in-places, I understand that we can’t help but feel more and more discouraged. 

COLUMN: Student shares struggle of losing family pet

By |2020-04-07T14:10:36-07:00March 4th, 2020|Column, Opinions|

Death is inevitable. It can not be run from or escaped. But it is significant no matter the timing. Sometimes people can feel as if a pet passing is not significant enough to mourn. But it is, a pet loves you, looks after you and is often considered family. 

Feature art No. 6, 2019-20 — Mandala

By |2020-02-25T12:36:35-08:00January 30th, 2020|Art, Arts & Entertainment|

Description by art teacher Vickey Belmont: Toryn Triplitt, a senior and first-year art student finished her mandala beautifully. She fully comprehended the elements that this project used, her use of space, shapes, and colors compliment each other in the repetitive pattern. This is an excellent example of how the mandala should look for this project. At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, I start my students on a project that requires them to repeat a pattern. It is a soft beginning to the semester and helps them come out of the fog of Christmas break.

Avery Jones exhibits leadership on, off the field

By |2020-02-26T13:42:23-08:00January 21st, 2020|Athletics, Profile, Winter|

Transferring back to Fresno Christian her freshman year, Avery Jones, '20, has played tennis, soccer, track and volleyball. But during the last two years, she has applied her focus on the volleyball court and the soccer field. 

Farmer, professional observe environmental impact on The Valley’s water, farming

By |2020-02-27T22:59:15-08:00December 6th, 2019|Features|

California produces around $47 billion worth of food and produce annually, which ranks the state as number one in regards to food production. The second state is Iowa, which is $20 billion behind the golden state. California grows over 230 different crops.

Hearts to Serve: Alumnus Alex Rurik shares lessons learned from trip to Ecuador

By |2020-03-02T09:31:54-08:00November 12th, 2019|Alumni, Features|

Service can be shown with material things, such as building homes or wells for poor communities. It can be relational, where you build community with adults and children and pour into them. And the list goes on and on