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Saturday, July 23, 2016---Our Trojans in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Trojan Candy has been fortunate to photograph and/or interview nineteen USC Trojans who are competing in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.

Here are their pictures. Click on their name (in blue) to read about their interview or event.

Nia Ali
Nia Ali (5/12/2011), Track: 100 m hurdles
Haley Anderson
Haley Anderson (6/12/2012), Women's Swimming Marathon
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown (9/8/2011), Track: 100m, 200m 4x100m Relay
Hannah Buckling
Hannah Buckling (5/15/2014), Women's Water Polo
Micah Christensen
Micah Christensen (5/16/2015), Men's Indoor Volleyball
Kami Craig
Kami Craig (4/8/2010), Women's Water Polo
Andre De Grasse
Andre De Grasse (5/15/2014), Track: 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay
Joel Dennerley
Joel Dennerley (12/9/2011), Men's Water Polo
DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan (3/31/2009), Men's Basketball
Stina Gardell
Stina Gardell (10/7/2012) Swimming: 200m IM and 4x200m freestyle relay
Kostas Genidounias
Kostas Genidounias (4/14/2012), Men's Water Polo
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Kaleigh Gilchrist (5/15/2014), Women's Water Polo
Rebecca Heyliger
Rebecca Heyliger (4/13/2013), Swimming: 50m freestyle
Katinka Hosszu
Katinka Hosszu (8/12/2012), Swimming: 100m and 200m back, 200m and 400m IM, and 200 fly
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson (4/26/2012), Men's Tennis
Dwight Lewis
Dwight Lewis (2/5/2010), Basketball
Dalilah Muhammad
Dalilah Muhammad (12/3/2010), Track: 400 m Hurdles
April Ross
April Ross (10/7/2012), Women's Beach Volleyball
Anna Wierzbowska
Anna Wierzbowska (3/5/2010), Women's Rowing

There are twenty-five more USC Rio bound Olympians whom I have never photographed, and they are


McQuin Baron (Water Polo, USA),
Dylan Carter (Swimming: 100m Free, 200m Free, and 100m Fly, Trinidad and Tobago),
Victoria Chamorro (Water Polo, Brazil),
Tiffany Chan (Golf, Hong Kong),
Santo Condorelli (Swimming, Canada),
Thomas Dunstan (Water Polo, USA),
Zsofia Erdelyi (Marathon, Hungary),
Anni Espar (Water Polo, Spain),
Robert Farah (Tennis, Colombia),
Allyson Felix (Track: 400m, USA),
Lauren Fendrick (Beach Volleyball, USA),
Tynia Gaither (Track: 100m, 200m, Bahamas),
Louise Hansson (Swimming: 200m IM, 100m fly, 4x100m freestyle relay, and 4x200m freestyle relay, Sweden),
Amalie Iuel (Track: 400 m IH, Norway),
Candie Kung (Golf, Taiwan),
Ida Lindborg (Swimming: relay, Sweden),
Victoria Lovelady (Golf, Brazil),
Conor McCullough (Hammer Throw, USA),
Ous Mellouli (Swimming, Tunisia),
Vladimir Morozov (Track: 400 m IH, Bosnia),
Cristian Quintero (Swimming, Venezuela),
Debora Seilhamer (Volleyball, Puerto Rico),
Murphy Troy (Volleyball, USA), and
Katarzyna Wilk (Swimming, Poland),
Tim Wynter (Swimming: 100 m back, Jamaica).

Good Luck to these forty-four Trojans and FIGHT ON to a Gold Medal! If any more are added, I will add them to this list.

Friday, July 1, 2016---My Tribute to Tony Fox

Trojan Candy has known Tony Fox for over twenty years. I met him when my son Greg started taking weekly composition lessons from him. I would drive Greg to the USC Band Office for the weekly lessons. After the hour lesson, Tony, Greg and I would talk about "Life Lessons." Tony taught my son more than composition. He helped to build his character.

Since I started writing my blog about nine years ago, I have taken several pictures of Tony over the years. Here are the pictures.

Tony Fox
Heritage Hall, 9/19/2008
Tony and Nolcha Fox
Tony and Nolcha at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, 4/19/2009
Art Bartner and Tony Fox
Art Bartner and Tony Fox at Steven Sample's Celebration, 5/4/2010
Tony Fox
Men's Basketball banquet, 3/29/2011
Nolcha and Tony Fox
Band Spring Concert, 4/17/2011
Spirit of Troy
Celebrated Band, 9/16/2011
Nolcha and Tony Fox and Jennifer Noriega
Basketball Salute to Troy, 10/30/2011
Tony Fox
The Holiday Bowl, 12/27/2014
Tony Fox
Men's Basketball Senior Salute, 3/5/2016
Jim Yee and Tony Fox
Men's Basketball banquet, 4/12/2016

My husband Jim, my son Greg, and I had lunch with Tony and his wife Nolcha on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The five of us spent two hours talking about fond memories. Tony told us about his new home in Wyoming. He will probably be volunteering with their high school band very quickly. We saw pictures of his and Nolcha's cozy home. What a great new experience for the two of them!

Tony Fox and Greg Yee
Tony and Greg at our lunch.

On Sunday, April 17th, we had to share Tony with a "full house" of admirers. Everyone came to the concert in Bovard Auditorium to honor Tony and give him a rousing ovation. Tony's scores were magnificent!

At the end of the concert, the Spirit of Troy marched in for a pep rally in Tony's honor.

Spirit of Troy
Watch the Spirit of Troy Marching Band and Concert Band members play "Fight On."
Song Girls
Then watch two USC Song Girls dance to the band music.
Tusk
Tusk is always very popular.
Conquest
Check out my video as Tony directs the band for his last time in "Conquest."
Tony Fox and Art Bartner
Two dear friends share his moment.

What a tribute!

Greg Yee and Tony and Nolcha FoxSome of the audience joined Tony in a post-concert reception. Outside Bovard, Trojan Candy took this picture of Greg, Tony and Nolcha.

Jim, Candy, and Greg Yee; Tony Fox; Mike Valerio; Pat and Dudley Poon; amd Lois ValerioAt the reception, Tony came to our table to say hello. Standing: Jim, Candy, and Greg Yee, Tony Fox, Mike Valerio, Pat and Dudley Poon. Sitting: three guests and Lois Valerio.

We'll all miss you, Tony!

Enjoy your retirement and FIGHT ON!