The Birth of the Yearbook Archives Project

Dear Visitors,


Thank you for visiting this webpage that was created as a project to earn my Eagle Scout Award. I joined Boy Scout Troop 97 in Trenton, Missouri in 2007, and I am grateful for the leaders and mentors who have made my experience meaningful.


Documenting local history is vital to preserve the culture and memory of any community. In a small town like Trenton, the school and the newspaper often provide the only recorded history. Fearing the loss of the history of Trenton High School and after some inquiry from genealogy buffs, I made it a mission to work with the Trenton R-9 School District to preserve the yearbooks of Trenton High School. A special thanks goes to Mr. Greg Dalrymple, THS Tawana advisor, for his support and to Mrs. Taya Ray for her time, talent, and wisdom. This project would not have come to fruition without their work.


The project is far from finished. You will notice there are many yearbooks we do not have as part of the school collection. Trenton High School library would gladly accept donations of Tawana yearbooks to be cataloged and preserved. Additionally, if any individual would be willing to loan the THS library a missing edition of the Tawana, library staff will scan, post, and return the Tawana. Contact THS at 660-359-2291 or send an email to


I hope you find the website useful and informative.


Nick Gass

Boy Scout Troop 97, Trenton Missouri