Our Varsity Lady Knights were crowned Regional Champions this year for the first time in Trinitas volleyball history. Their months of hard work and determination truly paid off and they were rewarded with a championship banner during morning meeting. This record of outstanding achievement will hang proudly in the Grand Hall as our “pioneer ladies” go down in history for their great accomplishment.
Trinitas senior, Miss McKinley Traylor, was named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. She is one of 16,000 students out of 1.5 million to be chosen for such an elite status. Trinitas congratulates Miss Traylor and her family on this outstanding achievement.
“Mighty Casey” did not strike out last night in a thrilling baseball game against one of Trinitas’ chief rivals, Central Christian School of Robertsdale, Alabama. After a very difficult start in the first two innings, our Trinitas Knights were down 11 to 1. However, our determined young men did not lose heart and completely turned the tide, outscoring Central 11-0 in innings three through seven for an unforgettable win of 12-11. Each member of the ball club contributed to the win, bringing to mind the truth of I Corinthians 12:12-21 -26. May the Lord be pleased to have the team and all of Trinitas remember this portion of His Word!
Pitchers Jimmy Hunter, Sam Tenniswood and Paul Strickler combined for 5 straight shutout innings, backed up by outstanding defense delivered by their fellow Knights – highlights included Tucker Gregg’s racing grab of a fly ball into the gap in left center to end the 4th; John Hunter’s gunshot throw from deep short to first, ending a Central threat in the 5th; and Edwin Weihenmeyer’s back-handed stab of a white-hot grounder down the third base line and subsequent throw to 1st for the out.
Production at the plate was relentless: six runs in the 4th, one in the 5th, three in the 6th and, in the 7th, the winning run via a walkoff single by Sam Tenniswood which knocked in Jimmy Hunter, who had led off the 7th with a thundering triple. An elated crowd of Trinitas parents and students celebrated our baseball team’s largest comeback in Trinitas baseball history. Well done young men and may we all remember the wonderful lesson the Lord gave us all last night: never, EVER give up and always persevere no matter the circumstances the Lord in His Goodness provides!
The third annual Rhetoric Ball is just around the corner. Our Grand Hall transformation began just last Friday with our Lost Arts Club lock-in. These ladies began preparing for Rhetoric students and their parents to enjoy “An Enchanted Evening” on February 10, 2018. Ballroom dance lessons for Rhetoric students are underway and are part of the PE curriculum for five weeks. The dance lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:05 PM and we are very happy to have our favorite dance instructors, Kris and Margaret, leading us once again! Parents are also invited to join the fun with lessons of their own scheduled at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
The much loved and highly anticipated Evening of Theatre, Song, and Recitation is just two short weeks away! This special evening is open to the community and a wonderful way to catch a glimpse of the treasures within our school walls. Our students have been working hard to prepare a memorable presentation on “Love” and we hope you will plan join us 6:00 P.M. on Friday, February 2nd at East Brent Baptist Church.
For the second year in a row, the 1st place winner for the annual Chrysostom competition is Miss McKinley Traylor! With profound content and exceptional delivery and oratory skills, Miss Traylor was outstanding and received the coveted “Golden Mouth” trophy. In her speech, “Redemptive Violence: Exploring Grace in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction,” McKinley discussed a few “strange and disturbing” stories, explaining how the violence these characters experience prepares them for their “moment of grace”. Her speech was videotaped for entry into the national competition. Master Kevin Dulion won second place in the competition with another extraordinary speech entitled “Frankenstein’s Deadly Sins” and he was commended for his fine work. Congratulations to both McKinley and Kevin on a job well done!
With a powerful charge from Reverend Justin Hughes, twelve rhetoric students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) Tuesday morning. Current members reminded us of the pillars on which the organization stands; character, scholarship, leadership, and service while candles were lit to represent each of these criteria. The inductees met stringent academic requirements and demonstrated participation in service to the church and the community. With a recommendation from a pastor, teacher, coach or boss and an endorsement from the NHS committee, each of the new members were called to the stage and presented with their certificate. Congratulations to our inductees:
Master Lucas Benoit
Miss Jessica Croley
Master Clark Dunham
Miss Laura Looper
Miss Hannah McNeill
Miss Mekenzie Petersen
Miss Erica Radcliffe
Miss Eryn Riesberg
Master Tucker Gregg
Master Bryce Barnes
Master James Hunter, Jr.
Master Brandon Peterson
We pray the words of Rev. Hughes to use their intelligence and gifts for the good of God’s kingdom and our community resonate in their minds for all the days of their lives.
Some of our very own Trinitas Knights proudly came home from the Panhandle Christian Conference Championship Race on Saturday as 2017 Cross Country Champions! These ladies and Gentlemen have been training since the summer, running up to 44 miles or more a week and now get to reap the benefits of their hard work. McKinley Traylor won 1st Place in Saturday’s race and in the conference for the ladies. Our gentlemen took the top 3 slots at the race with Evan Hennessey in 1st, Isaac Hennessey in 2nd, and Tucker Gregg in 3rd. Those same gentlemen placed 2nd, 1st, and 4th, respectively on the season, with only one second separating the Hennessey brothers. With such great finishes, it’s no wonder the boys’ team clinched the PCC Championship Title. Congratulations to the Cross Country team for a strong season and thank you to Coach AJ Traylor for her hard work and dedication to her team! Go Knights!!
Our hard working Cross Country team under the fine leadership of Coach AJ Traylor, recently competed in the JD Mac Invitational. Senior McKinley Traylor won first place for the girls and brothers Isaac and Evan Hennessey won first and second place respectively in the boys division. With the Panhandle Christian Conference Championship only days away, our team stands in a very competitive position. Please come out to support our runners in their final race of the season. The race will take place at Ashton Brosnaham park at 8:30 AM, Saturday October 28th. Congratulations to our athletes on a job very well done! Most of these athletes have been training since summer and have spent countless hours running and conditioning. Thank you for all of your hard work and thanks to all of the parents and friends for their love and support as well. Go Knights!
Under the great leadership of Coach Phil Smith and alumnus parent Coach Shannon Parsley, our gentlemen Knights beat top rival Central Christian. It was an incredible match of intensity and skill in the regional tournament played in Fort Walton Beach. This exciting victory took them to the final four tournament for the first time since 2014. The Knights played Aletheia Christian in an exciting game last Thursday, outplaying them in time of possession, but coming up short on goals for a loss in the first round. The final match was played Saturday morning against Santa Rosa Christian, which proved victorious and ultimately placed our Knights 3rd overall in the Conference. Congratulations to our fine young men on a season well played! Great job!