Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 National Honor Society inductees! On December 2, 2016, Cole Chandler, Adam Strickler, Abby Tenniswood, Faith Heifner, Alex Johnson, and Caleb Price were selected to join this prestigious group. We celebrate with them on this outstanding accomplishment and congratulate them on a job well done.
Come one, come all, to the Trinitas Evening of Theater, Song and Recitation. This special evening is open to the community and a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season. Our students have been working hard to prepare a memorable presentation of a “Classical Christmas” and we hope you will plan join us at East Brent Baptist Church at 6 PM December 15th. From the Grinch to Christmas hymns of old, the night is sure to be a blessing to all. Merry Christmas!
Senior Parker Gilley challenged the students of Trinitas to a house competition in October. Each house was asked to bring donations to benefit the Safe Harbor Pregnancy Resource Center. Everything from diapers to wipes, books, and clothing was brought in by our generous families. We received multiple notes of gratitude from the staff of the center in which they expressed the blessing these items would be to their clients. The invaluable resources offered by Safe Harbor to these women in need provide them and their new babies with tangible and intangible support both before and after birth. Congratulations House George on winning the competition! To our friends and supporters – please continue to keep this wonderful organization in your prayers as they seek to help and bless these women in our community.
Last week, senior Hayden Hill was chosen as one of three youth members to present an assessment of God’s teaching to him personally, during both First Baptist Church services. Amidst his preparation for his Trinitas thesis on the contrast between Godly love and worldly love, God blessed him greatly so he shared from his readings. His insights on the scriptural meaning of love are powerful. He shared the following.
For most people today, love is a feeling that comes and goes, that rises and falls. But as a Christian, one who imitates Christ daily, we are called to “put on love”. The love that we must present is an action, a promise to love others selflessly. It is impossible to promise a certain feeling, but an action is something that can be promised. So as Christians, we are committing to selflessly love others. Christian love “bears all things” and has a forgetful quality in the sense that it overlooks the class and rank of others and simply loves others because they are made in the image of God. So I have a little phrase for you to remember when thinking about Christian love and that is, to show love above. To show love above rank, to show love above status, to show love above personal desires, and to love others because God loves us.
With our second annual Benefit Gala and Auction behind us, we are pleased to announce that it was a great success! With over 120 silent auction items on which to bid and 13 live auction items, just about every palate was satisfied. Our greatest bidding war ensued when it came to who would win a night with our beloved teachers. Mr. Hadley’s evening of theater fetched $2000 and not to be outdone, Mr. Poorman and Mr. Johnson’s murder mystery luau was sold at a similar bid of $2000. The menu is yet to be determined…..no pressure gentlemen!
The decor was elegant and many attendees enjoyed dancing after the meal prepared by Gus Silivos and his staff. Over 200 tickets were sold and 9 sponsors and benefactors donated to generate over $37,000! This will bless our many endeavors both with scholarships offered and amenities added to our science and technology departments. Thank you very much for your efforts to bring this to pass and for ensuring that the Gala would be a success! We could not have done it without you! We would like to offer special thanks to Mrs. Mary Riesberg and Mrs. Emily Shafer, our Gala and Auction chairmen, who were instrumental in the success of this wonderful evening. Thank you ladies; we love and appreciate you.
Congratulations to our Cross Country team on their record breaking speed last Saturday! The team enjoyed a baked potato meal on Friday night and this proved to be a great way to spur on our runners! Evan and Issac Hennessey placed second and third respectively in the PCC boys’ division and McKinley Traylor was only 1 second off of the lead in the PCC girls’ division. She placed second to a fellow competitor at Bayshore Christian School. The boys are currently first in the Pensacola Christian Conference and the girls are in second place. With approximately 20 miles per week under the belt, this team is sure to improve with each race and we congratulate them on a job well done.
Trinitas participated in the Pensacola Interstate Fair once again this year. Mr. Stephen Kivisalu hung a passel of student pieces created in the art class in the fine art area. Students also submitted sculpture in the craft area and photography in that exhibit. We are proud of our 2016 winners:
Master Clark Dunham – 4th place sculpture
Miss Abigail Tenniswood – 3rd place sculpture
Mrs. Mary Stout – 3rd place crochet
Miss Abigail Hadding – 1st place people
Miss Alexandra Johnson – 2nd place foliage, 2nd place landscape/scenic, Robert Wahl Rosette and $50 prize wildlife & pets, Custom Control Solutions Rosette and $50 prize landscape/scenic
The Trinitas Cross Country team enjoyed great success in their first race of the season, the Prodisee Pantry Turkey Trot in Daphne, AL. We had five runners place and earn points in the conference. For the boys’ team Issac Hennessey came in second place, Evan Hennessey came in third, and Tucker Gregg in fourth. On the girls’ team McKinley Traylor placed second and Emily Hadding placed fourth. Our gentlemen earned a total of six points, putting them in first place for the Panhandle Christian Conference Championship while the ladies earned four points are in second place. Additionally, there were multiple runners who ran their personal fastest races this week. Thank you to all those who came out to support the runners, and go Knights!
After several seasons competing in community 5K races against other Panhandle Christian Conference teams, the Knights fielded our first cross country team in a local meet Thursday, October 13th. The Knights participated in the EscaRosa Championship Race, held in East Milton. At this, their first race of the pre-season, the Knights competed against public schools who are ending their season and fared well against the competition. The following students placed at the meet:
Knox Williams – 1st in his age group
Isaac Hennessey – 1st in his age group
Evan Hennessey – 4th in his age group
McKinley Traylor – 16th overall
The Lady Knights earned three of the top spots for the Panhandle Christian Conference in varsity volleyball this season. Congratulations to our All Conference players:
Senior captain, Leah Stricker (outside hitter)
Sophomore captain, Jillian Todd (outside hitter)
Eighth Grade, Emma Todd (setter)
We are proud of the way you have played on the court and conducted yourselves off the court. Way to go, ladies!