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Like son, like mother

College Career Counselor Randy Trevino influences mother to come to work at in the district
Carter Bryant
Two generations of Trevino’s are educating Leopard students.

Elvie Trevino’s bright smile welcomes the students who walk through the door of “her” room.

After being a high school counselor for nearly 40 years, a college professor for six years and then retiring, Trevino has decided to return to teaching, but this time in a different way.

“I’ve always worked, so I thought it’d be neat to just stay home and do nothing, but then I got bored to tears,” Trevino said. “You can only watch so many soap operas and then that’s it.”

After mentioning her dilemma at a family dinner, her son, college counselor Randy Trevino suggested that she work as a substitute teacher instead of taking a full-time teaching job.

“In our administrative meetings, there has been a need for subs,” Randy said. “She loves the high school, she loves being in the setting and she loves students, so I told her, ‘hey why don’t you come help us out, make a few bucks, and you’ll be around people that you really enjoy.”

Initially Elvie planned on working at Allen High School because of how close her home was to the school.

“[Randy] said ‘No way. You have to come to Lovejoy, because the students at Lovejoy are awesome,” she said. “So I started subbing here last spring, and it was a life saver.”

According to Trevino, subbing is a way to do something she really enjoys: being around teens.

“This is fun,” she said. “Students keep me thinking young, keep me healthy, and look forward to coming.”

Lately Elvie has been the talk of her halls for something students call “life lessons.”

“She’s seen a lot from a guidance perspective, planning, things along those lines,” Randy said. “She thinks big picture kind of how I think. She really cares about students and their future.”

According to Elvie, she believes she sees great things for the future of students.

“The more students I see, the more students I meet, the more I’m convinced that y’all are an awesome, awesome bunch,” Elvie said. “And I tell many people I’m convinced that the future of our country is in good hands. You guys are gonna fix whatever mess we leave.”

Working with students is a way for Elvie to encourage students to “be the best they can be.”

“You cannot look in the rearview mirror,” she said. “You can’t do anything about what’s gone in the past, but you have control of today and tomorrow. You can choose to be mediocre, or you can choose to kick tush. You can prove to yourself and to the rest of the world what you’re really made of. Basically I just say ‘Be the best you. Don’t waste the opportunity.’”

Elvie said she enjoys forming bonds and interacting with students.

“She’s very empowering and inspiring,” junior Mikey Franks said. “She likes to talk to students and know about their lives. She turns everything into a life lesson that you can learn from. I find her very positive and impactful in my life.”

She says she hopes to continue working with students for as long as possible.

“I feel safe here,” Elvie said. “I’m just me, and that’s all I know to do, to be genuine and real, and to love [the students], because I do.”

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Mandy Halbert
Mandy Halbert, Staff Reporter
Mandy is a senior this year, but she’s still just as afraid of high school hallways as she was as a freshman. But aside from that, she looks forward to all that comes with her last year. When she’s not stressed about applying to college, AP and dual credit classes, and All Region band tryouts, Mandy enjoys singing along to Shawn Mendes songs in her car, volunteering with her church, and being a part of the marching band. Despite all of the school-related chaos, she works to show her faith in Jesus in all that she does. She is excited to start her second and final year on The Red Ledger, and she can't wait to see all of the amazing things that are yet to come.
Carter Bryant
Carter Bryant, Staff Reporter
Carter Bryant is a senior who is a first year staff member of The Red Ledger. He joined because he wants to work as a photographer and cover stories students actually care about. His hobbies include photography, drawing, reading, and hanging out with friends. Carter was on the tennis team and on the yearbook staff. Carter has creatively pursued other outside interest throughout the years as well. He has attended Sky Ranch since 4th grade and completed the program all the way through the highest level, which is Sigma Leadership in Colorado this past summers. In addition, he has been a Camp Counselor employee at Sky Ranch for the past two summers. During his free time he works on his photography and occasionally work under a professional photographer. He wants to become a photojournalist or an entrepreneur, so right now he takes his passion seriously. He enjoys to play video games game with his friends and especially enjoys Pokemon. He has stated if his job when does not work out when he’s older that he will become a full time Pokemon master. He reads in his past time and his favorite books include “Blue like Jazz”, the “Maximum Ride” series, and “Cat in the Hat”. If you want to learn more about him or look at his work look at his Instagram ( @cartier2766 ) and Twitter ( @carterbryant4 ).

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