Administrator Kenneth Trotter congratulated Master Collin McGee, a Trinitas veteran of 12 years, by naming Collin a National Merit Commended Student. Family and friends gathered at morning meeting Friday, September 27 to observe the commendation. It was Mr. Trotter’s esteemed privilege to present Collin with a certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). We are proud to see Collin’s achievements and to recognize him with this distinction.
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Trinitas Christian School house advisor Miss Brittany Hartke appointed seniors Derek Schroeder, Katie Crain, Collin McGee, and Khristian Trotter as this year’s house stewards of St. Augustine, St. George, St. Polycarp, and St. Valerian, respectively. Twelve fourth grade students and nine first year students were inducted into their houses during a ceremony held after morning meeting on September 11th. The following week, students elected Hannah Looper, Harrison Payne, Colby Gilley, Raven Scott, Jon Adler, Jacob Quinn, Hannah Gregg, and Joshua Heifner as scribes and representatives. Congratulations, new members of the student council. We’re looking forward to a great year!
Approximately 30 grandparents of Trinitas students gathered for coffee and treats at our first ever Grandparent Coffee and Grandparent Association meeting. Mrs. Toye Gannon and Mrs. Lynda Crutcher organized the event which brought grandparents together for the first of three meetings to be held this year. Those in attendance were encouraged to seek opportunities to get involved in the community by reading in the classrooms, helping in the library, or serving Friday Food.
Students in the 10th – 12th grades at Trinitas Christian School attended Convocation on Friday, September 6th. Esteemed instructors Mr. Joshua Butcher, Mr. Joshua Gibbs, Miss Brittany Hartke, and Mrs. Rachel Wood challenged the students to love, and do what you will, to see yourself in the story, and to think in a manner worthy of the Gospel.
The Trinitas family delights in the accomplishments of members of our family. As difficult as it will be to see our beloved senior class graduate this week, we rejoice with them in their excitement about their educational future. Several of the 2013 graduating class have been accepted and have committed to attend fine secondary institutions. They are:
Hannah Banks – University of Mississippi, Academic Excellence & Holmes Scholarships
Reed Bell – Wheaton College
Alexandra Carroll – Huntingdon College, Presidential Fellows Scholarship
Amy Gross – University of West Florida, Bright Futures, Pensacola Interstate Fair Scholarship
Stephen Henderson – University of Dallas, President’s Scholarship, Classics Departmental Scholarship
Timothy Holland – Wheaton College
Sam Hughes – Ave Maria, Athletic Leadership Scholarship, Bright Futures, Bishop’s Scholarship, Sibling Scholarship
Anna Payne – University of West Florida, Bright Futures
Alex Price – Florida State University, Bright Futures, Southern Scholarship Foundation, Pensacola Interstate Fair Scholarship
Kylie Rupert – McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, National Merit Commended Student
Please note that we have limited seating; therefore, tickets are required to attend the Trinitas Christian School graduation. Contact the school office if you would like to attend.
Our Trinitas Knights had an amazing finale to our first season at the St. John’s 5K Sunset Run! We earned our first trophy for the most runners/walkers registered (64 total) and 12 medals for the top three runners in their age groups who follow:
Female 9-10: 1st place Emma Todd
Male 9-10: 2nd place Knox Williams, 3rd place Evan Hennessey
Female 11-12: 1st place Natalie Sigala, 2nd place Mary Claire Griffith
Female 13-14: 2nd place Leah Strickler, 3rd place Faith Levasseur
Male 13-14: 2nd place Parker Gilley
Female 20-24: 3rd place Kandace Trotter
Male 1-39 walkers: 2nd place Stephen Henderson
Many runners made a new personal record! Both Ben Noland and Bennett Williams finished with their fastest 5k time at 19:41! Congratulations…and goooo Knights!
Stephen Fletcher, a junior at Trinitas Christian School, placed second in the national Chrysostom Oratory Contest. This annual speech contest is sponsored by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) for 11th and 12th grade students across the country from accredited ACCS schools. Students submit original speeches, 10 – 15 minutes in length, which contain arguments articulating the best way to resolve a dispute or persuade people to take action. Taped speeches are judged on six elements: exordium, narration, partitio, confirmatio, refutatio, and peroration; as well as the student’s rhetorical skills and wisdom in choice of topic.
Master Fletcher has earned an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta for himself and his parents in June, where he will present his speech at the annual ACCS conference. He will also be awarded a $500 prize. This is the first time a Trinitas Christian School student has placed in the national competition.
Congratulations to 8th grade student Jacob Hopkins for winning the Chess Club Tournament Championship! Coming in second place, James Craig gave Master Hopkins a true test of his abilities. Freshman Braeden Robbins placed third.
Trinitas Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the student art contest. Judged by a local art professor, the contest included original artwork created by over thirty-five students and completed either in class, in private art lessons, or as independent projects. Winners were awarded ribbons during the Morning Meeting service and will be presented with various art supply sets as gifts.
Best in Show: Wooden Sculpture of Bird, Lucas Benoit
Drawing Category, K5 – 6th Grade
1st – Beware, Mekenzie Petersen
2nd – The Horse of the Sea, Mekenzie Petersen
3rd – Sperm Whale, Madison Payne
Drawing Category, 7th – 12th Grade
1st – Wake Up, Josh Barnes
2nd – Forest Scene, Sarah Fletcher
3rd – Sesto Elemento, Colby Gilley
Painting Category, K5 – 6th Grade
1st Narwhal in Blue Lilly Levasseur
2nd Twilight Zone Josh Gardner
3rd Mr. Toucan Abby Tenniswood
Painting Category, 7th – 12th Grade
1st – Black and White Flower, Lidia Dunayeva
2nd – Audrey, Rachel Payne
3rd – White Dove in Gray, Jon Adler
Photography Category, 2nd – 6th Grade
1st – The Teacup, Abby Hadding
2nd – The Rose, Abby Hadding
3rd – Puppy Love in Pictures, John Pasqualone
Photography Category, 7th – 12th Grade
1st – Make a Wish, Emily Hadding
2nd – 1992 Dodge Ram, Hanna Pfeiffenthaler
3rd – In the Eye of the Spider, Kiera Woods
3D Category, 2nd – 6th Grade
1st – Wooden Sculpture of Bird, Lucus Benoit
2nd – The Trojan Horse, Carl Dunham
3rd – Ancient Pottery, Emma Pasqualone
3D Category, 7th – 12th Grade
1st – Adam, Leah Strickler
2nd – The Pear, Hanna Pfeiffenthaler
3rd – The Apple, Sarah Fletcher
Trinitas Christian School seniors Amy Gross and Alex Price both earned $1000 scholarships from the Pensacola Interstate Fair. These scholarships are awarded to fair participants in memory of John E. Frenkle, Sr., and are provided to assist students with tuition, books, or other college fees.