Bighorn News: Senior Spotlight: Trevor Halloran

The Oasis Academy golf team members are, from left, Trevor Halloran, Fenn Mackedon, Tyler Siebecker, Andrew Catlin and Connor Oceguera.

The Oasis Academy golf team members are, from left, Trevor Halloran, Fenn Mackedon, Tyler Siebecker, Andrew Catlin and Connor Oceguera.

Athletics have played a key role in senior Trevor Halloran’s time at Oasis. Whether on the court on the greens, he has represented the Bighorns in every season during high school.
“My favorite memories at Oasis come from playing sports,” Halloran said. “From the times of traveling to places like Mammoth with the basketball team and playing in tournaments. But my favorite memory would be our comeback against Coleville my sophomore year. We were down 16 points with three minutes to go, and we rallied back to win.”
Highlights from his outstanding athletic career include highest scoring average in all Nevada 1A, most points scored in Nevada 1A, team leader in steals and assists, leader for 3-point field goals made in Nevada 1A and highest free throw percentage in Nevada 1A. He also won three golf tournaments and finished in second or third in five. Most recently, Halloran finished in first place in the Eastern Regional tournament at Toana Vista Golf Club in West Wendover.
Halloran’s success has not just been in athletics though. He will graduate this month with both his high school diploma and Associate of Arts from Western Nevada College.
“Physics was my favorite class, sophomore year,” Halloran said. “I was able to participate in many different projects with my friends.” explained Halloran. “It was also the last in-person class that I’ve had since the COVID pandemic began.”
There is not just one teacher or counselor that Halloran feels influenced his Oasis career. He wanted to thank them all for their help and guidance.
This fall Halloran will continue his golf career at William Jessup University.
His advice for future students?
“Do every assignment,” he said, “because no matter how bad you think your grade will be on it, it’s not going to be as bad as a 0.”

Trevor Halloran

Senior Spotlight: Evelin Gomez
Senior Evelin Gomez is graduating this month with both her high school diploma and associate of Arts from Western Nevada College. This outstanding academic achievement means a lot but along with it came growth in other ways as well.
“My time at Oasis was great, and I gained knowledge out of each teacher,” Gomez said. “My experience at Oasis also taught me to be more mature and responsible.”
It also led her to the advice she has for future students.
“I would tell them not to put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” she added.
Gomez has a few people she’d like to thank for helping her along her high school dual-enrollment journey. “I'd like to express my appreciation to Mrs. (Cheryl) Venturacci who has been with me since the beginning of Oasis Academy. She was always willing to assist me with whatever issue I had,” said Gomez. “I'd also like to thank Mr. (Jacob) Lewis for his patience and kindness in making me feel welcome and comfortable in his class. If I had to pick a favorite class, it would be Mr. Lewis’.”
As she moves on to her next journey, Gomez will cherish the memories and friendships during her time at Oasis.
“My friends are my favorite memories from this school year since they made school more enjoyable and fun,” she said.
After graduation, Gomez intends to enroll in a real estate program while continuing her education at UNR to become a preschool teacher.
Math class finishes second in the world for IXL
Evan Brandt’s second period Algebra II Math class has finished second in the world for the IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2022. The second-place finish includes a $250 gift certificate.
“I was very impressed that a class from a small school in a small town was able to lead the nation and get second place worldwide in the IXL Spring Showdown,” Brandt said. “Over 33,000 classes participated in the competition. All of the students pitched in and worked hard to win the contest, but a few students lead the way: Thanh Nguyen, Aubrey Vaughn, Keenan Waller, Natalie Jaques and Shelbi Bracken.”

Eveline Gomez

Boys golf at state
Oasis Academy Boys Golf played this week at the state tournament in Las Vegas. The team is coached by David Halloran and includes Trevor Halloran, Connor Oceguera, Fenn Mackedon, Tyler Siebecker and Andrew Catlin.
Trevor Halloran won the regional tournament in Wendover with the team finishing second. This is the first trip for the Bighorns to state. The team has been impressive and had constant improvement through the season.
“I’m very proud of the Oasis golf team,” said coach Halloran. “They persevered through cold, windy, and snowy conditions to take second place in the East Region on the challenging Toana Vista Golf Course amongst eight teams. Even more impressive is that we improved our cumulative team score by 22 strokes from when we played there earlier in the year.
“I tip my hat to the entire team for their dedication to improving their golf game. A special congratulations to Trevor for dominating the field with a five-stroke victory, and for beating the East Region’s defending champion on his home course.”


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