The 2017 Trinitas Art contest winners were announced at morning meeting Friday, May 12th. The recipients in the categories of painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing are listed below. The Best of Show award went to Miss Abigail Tenniswood for her “Finger Fish”. After seeing paintings by Iris Scott in New York City, she was inspired to complete an oil painting using her fingers in lieu of a paint brush. Other winners, Tim Parsley and Bryce Barnes who won 3rd place in the painting category, also mimicked a beloved artist, Jackson Pollock. Mr. Pollock was the inspiration for Mr. Parsley’s senior thesis and his attempt to replicate his work was well received.
Congratulations to Miss McKinley Traylor for scoring in the top 50,000 juniors nationwide on the PSAT and being invited to enter the National Merit Competition. She will continue to the next level of competition in the fall. With this honor, McKinley joins the 15% of Trinitas juniors who have qualified for the National Merit Competition.
Come one, come all. Tickets are now on sale in the office for our drama production Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets are $5 per person. Show times are Friday, May 5th, at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6th, at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Get your tickets early. We normally sell out for both evening shows. Concessions will be available at all shows.
Our Trinitas Knights baseball team marked the mid point of their season last week. They played Bayshore Christian Friday night and while they did not end up victorious, they fought hard and continue to get stronger each game. They did have a huge win last Tuesday against West Florida Baptist with a final score of 6 to 0. It was a tight match up until the fourth inning when the bats “came alive” and runs started coming across the plate. With a big cheering squad to pull them through, the momentum kept them going strong. Come be a part of the fun again tomorrow night for our last regularly scheduled home game (Brent Ball Park), March 28th at 4:30 PM as we play Lighthouse Christian. The final games are as follows: 4/4 at Lighthouse at 4:30 PM, 4/6 at Santa Rosa at 4 PM, and 4/18 at Aletheia at 4:30 PM. We will host our regional tournament at Brent park on 4/21 and 4/22, followed by the final tournament hosted by Central Christian on 4/28 and 4/29. Look forward to seeing you there! Go Knights!
Congratulations to all of our summer and winter athletes who were recognized this morning at our Athletic Awards Ceremony! After powerful words from Mr. Gilley about the character and virtue building aspects of athletics, Coach Kivisalu introduced Mr. Joel Dunham, our long time basketball coach. Coach Dunham awarded his dedicated players medals, letters, pins, and bars. An All Conference Award and Defensive MVP was given to Master Brandon Peterson. Master Tim Parsley was awarded the Offensive MVP and Master Kevin Dulion was recognized as the most improved player on the team. With a final and emotional tribute to his eldest son, Coach Dunham awarded Clark with the 110% trophy.
Mrs. AJ Traylor then took the stage to introduce the 2016-2017 Cross Country team. With an amazing 4649 cumulative miles run over the season, Coach Traylor beamed with pride at her team’s accomplishments and hard work. With three boys running sub 19 minute 5K’s and one of our girls running the fastest 5K in TCS history, she had many reasons to be proud. Medals, pins, bars and letters were awarded and conference medals were handed out. First place in the men’s division went to Master Isaac Hennessey, followed by Master Tucker Gregg in second place and Master Evan Hennessey in third. Miss McKinley Traylor won second place in the women’s conference. She was also given the award for fastest time, as was Master Gregg. Most improved time went to Miss Ashley Cook. The coveted and hard earned 110% award was given to “Team Alpha”, Isaac and Evan Hennessey, Tucker Gregg, and McKinley Traylor. Congratulations to all on a job well done!
It was a day of giving for the Trinitas families and students last Friday. Over 40 pints of blood were donated by both the rhetoric students, parents, and faculty. Thank you to all that took time out of your day to supply this life giving donation to those in need. One Blood expressed an urgency in the community and were extremely grateful for our contribution to the blood supply. Way to go Trinitas family!
This past Saturday the Pensacola Music Teachers Association hosted the annual Sonata Contest at UWF. Over 506 students and 58 teachers participated. Our Trinitas music students performed quite well, with many of them placing in the top 3 of their division. Overall, we had 14 students participate with eight in piano, four in voice, and two in strings.
Laura Looper (a student of Sewell Griffith) placed first in voice, singing a medley of hymns and a 17th century song by Scarlatti. Chris Dunham (a student of Ed Varela) placed first in piano playing Sonatina in C major. Congratulations to both! The other winners and participants are listed below:
Olivia Varela – 2nd Place, piano
Jonny Taylor – 2nd Place, piano
Jackson Cowart – 3rd Place, piano
Ashley Cook – Participation, piano
Clark Dunham – Participation, piano
Carl Dunham – Participation, piano
Emma Todd – Participation, piano
Alex Johnson – Honorable Mention, voice
Jillian Todd – Honorable Mention, voice
Lauren Pardue – Participation, voice
Sadie Reed – 2nd Place, violin
Lily Reed – Honorable Mention, violin
Federation Festival, a non-competitive evaluation under the National Federation of Music Clubs, took place February 11th at Northwest Florida State College. Twenty of our music students were enrolled for the evaluations in piano solo, vocal solo, piano concerto, and music theory.
The 2017 Chrysostom oratory competition preliminary winners were announced yesterday. Our first place winner, representing the Junior class, was Cate Price, followed by McKinley Traylor in second place. Faith Heifner was awarded third place and Hannah Pfeiffenthaler, representing the Seniors well, placed fourth. These select winners will be presenting their speeches this Friday, March 10th at 8 am. Please plan to come listen, enjoy, and support these exceptional Trinitas ladies as they compete to advance to the national competition.
Trinitas loves books and is thankful for the donor who recently made possible the purchase of forty new titles for our library. Our librarian Mrs. McGee worked with several teachers to purchase books that support both classroom instruction and outside reading as well as to replace several popular books that have fallen apart. As the author Jules Verne once quipped, “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”