Meet Trent Cook

Meet Trent Cook

By Joan Frances –

Seniors at Foster High School can look forward to one more year of quality education that results in an exciting future. Students graduate with an overall knowledge of academics, sports and extracurricular experiences. One senior who has accomplished every goal he set out to achieve is Trent Cook.

Trent has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout his high school career. His favorite teacher is his AP World History teacher Mrs. Dorothy Stewart. “She is the sweetest lady I know and is always filled will stories, jokes, and good times,” said Trent. “She is an amazing teacher that is always finding out new and innovative ways to teach us the material.”

Trent’s forte is swimming. He has been a member of the swim team all four years of school. Foster won District and Regionals in both 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he qualified for State in four events and placed 5th at the 2018 Texas UIL State swim meet in the 50-meter freestyle. Trent was on three different relays: 200 Medley relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay.  All three relays placed in the top 8 in State.

He is also on the Foster Water Polo team. They won District, placing first in their Region in 2018, and made it to State in Austin for the first time in school history. The team finished the tournament placing 5th. This was Trent’s 3rd summer to play in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics in California with his club team, the Viper Pigeons. This highly anticipated event brings together the very best junior water polo players in the country.

With so much experience in competing for these past years at Foster High School, Trent is a credible leader. “Being a leader is fulfilling because of the satisfaction that it gives you when you and your team reach a goal. It is like no other feeling. It is almost as if that moment lasts forever. The thought of helping your peers, being a member of a winning team and standing up and leading is a great experience.”

One important value Trent lives by is commitment. “I am fierce in my support of my friends as well as my family. I would do anything for them and know they would do the same for me. I treasure the relationships I have with my peers. I could not ask for a better group of friends. They are always there for me, they know I am always there for them and will hopefully be for a long time to come. I also believe strongly in service to the community.”

In addition to his devotion to academics and sports, Trent is a volunteer at Abigail’s Place. “My father is on the board there, and our whole family is involved. Abigail’s Place provides housing for single moms who are homeless and in need of support. I help with furniture moving as we get women moved in and out of housing, as well as support at events, like the Abigail’s Place Gala and other fundraisers.”

Trent will be attending United Methodist Action Reach-Out By Youth this July, which is a week-long mission trip with his church, Faith United Methodist Church, Richmond.

After graduating in the spring of 2019, Trent plans to go to Texas A&M University and will major in an engineering field, preferably mechanical or chemical engineering. Congratulations Trent, on your accomplishments and community service commitment. Good luck, as you take the next step to a very successful future.