Thursday, September 29th Trinitas recognized Master Phillip Gannon Myers as a NMSQT commended student. Of the 1.6 million high school juniors who took the PSAT last fall, 50,000 students who made the highest scores were singled out for distinction as the top 5% of all high school seniors. Headmaster Ron Gilley described Phillip in the morning meeting as a young man who gives his best not only at school, but who also works hard outside of school to build upon his knowledge and improve his abilities, seeking advice and tutoring from experts in their fields. We congratulate this exemplary student; we’re proud Phillip is part of the Trinitas family.
Trinitas is proud to present the 2016 Trinitas Gala and Auction to be held at New World Landing on Friday, October 28th. We have many exciting auction items already in hand to tempt our friends and family with a fabulous team of individuals bringing in great pieces of art, jewelry, and vacation packages daily. Keep an eye out for our auction catalog coming online soon on our auction page. Until then, call the office at (850)484-3515 to receive your invitation to this night of fun, fellowship, and furious bidding wars!
Both the Lady Knights Varsity Volleyball team and the soccer team were victorious last Friday night at home against the Central Saints from Robertsdale, Alabama. Our ladies fought hard for two hours as the game extended to five games. They won game 1, lost 2 and 3, and then rallied in games 4 and 5 to take the match. Well done, Lady Knights! The soccer team posted multiple goals to win under the stadium lights with scores from Parker Gilley, Lucas Benoit, Adam Strickler, and Tucker Gregg. The Knights will face Central in Robertsdale on Tuesday, September 13th. We hope to see you at the games!
The Lady Knights Varsity Volleyball Team beat the Santa Rosa Christian School Eagles Monday, August 29th at Santa Rosa, winning in three sets. Congratulations, Lady Knights!
After student orientation day Friday, August 26th, the Trinitas Knights traveled to Fort Walton Beach to play the Calvary Patriots. The JV volleyball, varsity volleyball, and soccer teams were all victorious over their opponents which made for a great first day for Trinitas!
JV Volleyball 2-1 sets
Varsity Volleyball 3-0 sets
The JV Knights Volleyball Team won their opening match against Lighthouse Christian School Tuesday, August 16th in three sets, 2-1. They lost the first set but won the remaining two, 25-15 and 15-10. Leading practice twice weekly over the summer, Coach Joy Cowart has the team ready for a great season. She said about their win, “I couldn’t be more proud of our Lady Knights. It’s going to be an exciting season!” Congratulations Lady Knights!
Trinitas Christian School said goodbye to its 12th graduating class on Friday, May 27th. Ten young men and women crossed the stage, received their diplomas and signed the Book of Graduates before processing outside to lay Ebenezer stones uniting them to Trinitas alumni who have gone before them.
Dr. Chris Schlect, director of the graduate program at New Saint Andrews College, encouraged the graduates to consider the truest meaning of a “good” education as they leave Trinitas and begin their next chapter at institutions such as Union University, Lipscomb University, Washington and Lee University, the University of West Florida, and New Saint Andrews College.
While scholarships are not the primary goal of a Trinitas education, they are often the result of diligent academic labors. The 2016 graduating class was offered a total just under two million dollars in scholarship funding. To date, they have accepted a total of $673,000 in scholarships which include the following.
Five students were named Florida Academic Scholars from the Florida Bright Futures Program.
Master Sean McGee will be attending New Saint Andrews College in the fall of 2016. He has been awarded the ACCS Student Scholarship in the amount of $4000.
Miss Chloe Gregg, class Salutatorian, and Master Caleb Heifner will both attend the University of West Florida using Nautilus Scholarships for $24,000 each.
Miss Brooks Hunter has received the Barbara Clinger/Elizabeth Madden Memorial Scholarship as well as the Choctaw Teachers Association scholarship. She will be studying with the prestigious International Performing Arts Institute in Kiesferfelden, Germany.
Master Ben Noland earned both the Presidential Scholarship and an athletic scholarship totally $95,000 over his four years at Union University.
Miss Bekah Hubbell accepted the Trustees Scholarship from Liscomb University for $160,000 over four years.
The valedictorian for the class of 2016, Master Colby Gilley, was awarded both the Johnson Scholarship and a National Merit award totaling $263,000 from Washington and Lee University.
Mr. Ron Gilley, new Headmaster of Trinitas Christian School, encouraged our gifted students during the annual Honors and Awards ceremony to remember, “To whom much is given, much is expected” and also encouraged those that worked “as unto the Lord” but did not receive honors and scholarships to “be neither discouraged nor dismayed”. We say, “Well done,” to all the 2016 Trinitas graduates. We are proud of you. May God’s richest blessings be bestowed upon you in your next endeavors.
We are pleased to announce the following teachers and their assignments for the 2016-17 school year.
- K5 – Mrs. Patty Sarrell
- 1st – Mrs. Amy Worshek and Miss Anna Broderick
- 2nd – Mrs. Danielle Poorman
- 3rd – Mrs. Wendy Phillips
- 4th – Mr. Chad Poorman and Mr. Mark Heinold
- 5th – Mr. Bobby McGee
- 6th – Miss Charity Robson
- 7th and 10th Traditio – Mr. Sean Hadley
- 8th and 11th Traditio – Miss Brittany Hartke
- 9th and 12th Traditio – Mr. Sean Johnson
- 7th – 12th Math and Science – Mrs. Mary Stout, Mr. Shane Tucker, and Mrs. Lockett DeGraaf
- Logic – Mr. Josh Butcher and Mrs. Mary Stout
- Rhetoric – Mr. Josh Butcher
- PE – Mr. Stephen Kivisalu and Mr. Mark Heinold
- Art – Mr. Stephen Kivisalu
- Music – Mr. Ed Varela
- Library – Mrs. Mary McGee
The Trinitas Spring Concert is a patriotic tribute designed with love of God and country at its core. Our students will entertain with familiar tunes like Yankee Doodle and When the Saints Go Marching In and then delight the audience with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and other lively patriotic numbers. This is a free event but tickets are required. Please call the school office at (850)484-3515 if you would like to attend.
Families and friends are invited to our annual Trinitas Music Recital at 6:00pm on Friday, May 13th. Please join our private music students in the Grand Hall as they exhibit their talents.