Trevor Thornton won the High School Varsity Men’s division at NSSA National Interscholastic Championships this month, helping his San Clemente High School team to victory—the team’s third in a row and 12th overall.
“I was really happy to win at NSSA Nationals. It always feels better when you’re doing it for your home town with the whole team there supporting you,” said Trevor.
This ‘A’ and ‘B’ student plans to continue taking his senior year classes via the partial independent study program in the fall, to accommodate his busy contest travel schedule. After graduation he will continue his pursuit of a professional surfing career but also hopes to put in two years at Saddleback College before transferring to a four-year university to study psychology.
Besides surfing, Trevor also enjoys writing. “I really like poetry and try to write something every day,” he said. “The coolest part about it is that the writer may have one intention, but readers will interpret it in their own personal way.”
As a member of the Surfing America PacSun USA team, Trevor enjoyed representing the country in international competition. He helped the team to a third place finish at this year’s Dakine ISA World Juniors in Panama and was especially honored to be chosen to travel with the adult team to China.
He aged out of his spot on the USA juniors team this year and was honored at the Surfing America banquet and fundraiser at Casa Romantica on Monday, for his valuable contributions to the team.