Students in K5 – 12th grade are eligible to enter up to two works of art in teh 2011 Trinitas Art Contest. Entries should be matted or framed with suitable wire for hanging gallery style and submitted April 29th or 29th with an entry form attached to the back. Categories are drawing, painting, photography, and 3D. Winners will be announced May 13th.
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Trinitas Christian School is pleased to announce Alice Stout as the winner of its first annual Chrysostom Oratory Contest, a qualifying competition for the national Chrysostom Oratory Contest, a speech competition held by the ACCS (Association of Classical and Christian Schools). Miss Stout delivered her 15-minute address entitled “Rediscovering the Beauty of Leviticus 11” to an audience of students, parents, and guests on Friday, 12 March, 2011. Her speech suggested that modern Christians misinterpret the Levitical dietary code, thereby applying it inappropriately or even overlooking it altogether.
The Chrysostom Oratory Contest is a speech contest sponsored by the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). As the winner of Trinitas’ Chrysostom contest, Ms. Stout will compete with orators from other ACCS schools for a $1000 prize and the opportunity to deliver her address at the ACCS Conference in Atlanta in June.
The Chrysostom Oratory Contest takes its name from John Chrysostom, a fourth-century Christian archbishop of Constantinople whose eponym means “Golden-mouthed.” Chrysostom is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speech.
As winner of the Chrysostom contest at Trinitas, Alice stout receives the “Golden Mouth” trophy, a cash prize, points for her house, the opportunity to speak publicly at Trinitas events, and of course, a berth in the ACCS’s oratory contest.
Trinitas Christian School acknowledges and thanks Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Dan Powell for their generous sponsorship of the oratory contest and Mr. Michael Robbins for videoing and editing Trinitas’ Chrysostom contest and Alice’s speech which will be submitted to the ACCS Chrysostom Oratory Contest.
Senior Allegra Pekarek was named to the 1st Team All Conference for volleyball during the West Regional Tournament for the Panhandle Christian Conference this season. Allegra was a fourth year player for the Lady Knights and earned her second varsity letter. Excellent job, Allegra!
Kyle Schroeder, a senior defenseman, was voted by the soccer coaches of the Panhandle Christian Conference to the all conference soccer team. Congratulations, Master Schroeder on a job well done!
Trinitas’ live and silent auction, A Jazzy Knight, raised over $15,000 for the general fund. The auction committee offered a new option to donate a day, week, month, or year for a Trinitas student. This effort was very successful with many friends and families participating.
Many thanks to our auction mistresses Mrs. Edina Mann and Mrs. Mary Reisberg, the auction committee, our auctioneer Mr. Harrell Downey, our many volunteers and donors, as well as the great number of friends and family that attended the event.
Two additional items have just been offered – Located in the Grand Hall. Bidding began Tuesday, December 7th.
Item 1 includes a guided dove hunt for 2 in Camden, Alabama, a steak dinner for 2 at Southern Seafood & Steak House in Camden, Alabama (for after your hunt if you please), and 6 tickets to any Pensacola Ice Flyers game during the 2010-2011 season. Due to the dove hunting season, this item will only be open until this Friday, December 10th at 10:00am. Possible hunting days are 12/11 (this Saturday) and 1/4/11 but to be determined by the guide.
Item 2 is a Sports Entertainment Basket which includes the following:
Roller Skating Party for 24 at Dreamland Skate
ESPN Scene It
$50 gift card to Swatters Sports Complex in Foley, AL
4 armbands for a day of fun at Sam’s Fun City
4 DVD Movies: Facing the Giants, The Natural, Chariots of Fire, The Blind Side
Shuttle Smash for 4
Nike hat, 2 water bottles
Gatorade bottle, bag, towel
Steel Beverage Tub
Value $390.00 This item will close Friday, December 17th at 10:00am.
Bid increments are by $10. Call or email the office with your maximum bid amount or use the bid sheet in the Grand Hall. Trinitas parents may proxy bids for friends. Cash or check only, please.
The Trinitas family collected nonperishable food on behalf of Manna Food Bank for needy families during the Thanksgiving season. Trinitas houses, St. George, St. Polycarp, St. Augustine, and St. Valerian, competed internally to collect the most pounds of food. The goal was to serve the needy in the Pensacola community while encouraging camaraderie and good will within house families. Mr. Doug Ford, with Manna Food Bank, called to congratulate Trinitas on the donation of 1553 pounds of food which was the largest donation of any school (public or private) in Escambia County, Florida.
Items to be auctioned include cruises, symphony and opera tickets, specialty baskets, a deep sea fishing trip, and much more. Tickets are on sale for $15 now. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Trinitas office at 484-3515.
Trinitas Christian School Marks the Start of the School Year with its First Annual Convocation Exercises
Trinitas joins other universities, colleges and preparatory schools who traditionally begin each academic year with convocation. Faculty and students gathered on Friday, 27 August, to ponder and prepare for the odyssey of both body and mind that lay ahead. Students in the School ofRhetoric (10-12 graders) participated in the ceremony while their friends and relatives along with students from the School of Logic gathered to observe.
Mr. Justin Hughes opened the ceremony by explaining the historical precedent and reason for gathering at the beginning of the school year. Mr. Ken Trotter offered the invocation, asking God’s blessing on the ceremony, the students and teachers, and the academic year ahead.
Mr. Josh Gibbs delivered the convocation address. He explained that the Bible presents wisdom as a riddle to be solved. He referred to Proverbs 25 which says that “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search a matter out,” and he sited St. Paul who claims that “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” are “hidden” in Christ Jesus. These activities—riddle solving, searching out, and finding hidden wisdom and knowledge in Christ—are what will characterize the students’ school year.
In response to Gibbs’s address, the students prayed a prayer of convocation and signed their names to a copy which will hang in their classroom during the school year. This serves to remind them of the seriousness of their riddle-solving endeavor and of the wisdom and grace God promises when His people ask for it.
Mr. Rob Hadding, president of the Board of Governors, briefly addressed the gathered students on behalf of the Board of Governors, and all those gathered sang “Be Thou My Vision,” the Trinitas school song, to conclude the program.
Joshua Butcher – Logic & Rhetoric Teacher: Master of Arts in Rhetoric & Public Affairs from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Liberty University. Mr. Butcher has completed all coursework for a PhD in Rhetoric & Public Affairs from Texas A&M and is working on his dissertation.
Justin Hughes returns to Pensacola as Logic & Rhetoric Teacher and Logic & Rhetoric School Curriculum Coordinator: Master of Arts of Trinitarian Theology and Culture from New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from The University of Mobile.
Stephen Long – Logic & Rhetoric Teacher: Master of Arts in Classics (Greek) from The University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Tech.
Terri McGee of Pensacola – 1st Grade Teacher: Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University.
Yoana Todorova – Music Instructor: Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, flute performance from Pensacola Christian College. Miss Todorova is from Plovdiv, Bulgaria where she attended Dobrin Petkov, a vocational music school. She is a soloist for the Pensacola Civic Band and a substitute flutist for the Pensacola Symphony.
Amy Steinmetz – Art Instructor: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of West Florida. Miss Steinmetz has completed coursework for a Masters of Arts in Communication and is writing her thesis to complete her degree.
Brittney Hartke – 5th Grade Teacher: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College.
Kathryn Long – Logic & Rhetoric Teacher: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College.
Debbie Peacher – 4 year old Kindergarten Teacher: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of West Florida.