With a powerful charge from Mr. Sean Johnson, eight rhetoric students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) Friday 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 their church and community. After a recommendation from a pastor, teacher, coach or employer, 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: Summer Gregg, John Hunter, Grace McNeill, Amanda Schwartz, Emma Todd, Evan Hennessey, Kevin Dulion , and Lauren Pardue.
Mrs. Usita’s 6th Grade class had some cotton picking fun last week at Mickey Diamond’s farm in Jay, Florida. Students learned about harvesting, picking, and growing this precious commodity God has given us to use in many different ways. They rode on the combines, or cotton pickers, and learned about the operations of this heavy machinery. After a picnic at Mr. Diamond’s barn, the children were able to take a sample of cotton home as a souvenir. It was an unforgettable experience and a great opportunity to see “behind the scenes” of the cotton industry.
Mrs. Robson’s second grade class traveled to Green Cedars Farm in Molino to learn about various farm animals. Farmer Roger Elliot taught the students all about the home he had created for his horses, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, guineas, pigs, various dogs, and a bobtail barn cat. The children fed the goats and found eggs from the chickens. They developed a new appreciation for the extensive hard work that goes into running a working farm as well as the benefits of enjoying locally grown meat and produce.
For the first time in Trinitas barbecue history, we have sold more than 500 Boston butts! Our faithful dads, Shawn Hennessey and Shannon Parsley, have taken dedication to a new level this week. They arrived on Tuesday afternoon, ready to season BBQ, and have monitored the smoking meat night and day ever since. The dedicated junior and senior students spent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon rubbing spices on the meat and then our tireless volunteers placed the meat on the smoker. Ten hours of roasting resulted in juicy, delicious meat that literally falls of the bone. If you ordered one, come by the school to pick it up today or tomorrow. If not, mark your calendar for next year and we will save you one! Bon appetite!
The Trinitas Varsity Soccer team began their successful 2018 campaign in June conducting “in the dead heat of summer” workouts to train and prepare for an aerobic athletic season. A several-miles-per-week running regimen helped them build their endurance and ability to compete. And compete they did, ending the regular season with a record of 6-2-2. The Trinitas men qualified for the Final Four competition and in the Semifinal beat friendly-arch-rival Aletheia on Friday night, 3-0. They played in the Championship game against Calvary Christian Academy Patriots of Fort Walton Beach. The match was a hard-fought, intense affair, with regulation play ending in a 2-2 tie. Two overtime periods of 10 minutes each were not able to produce a winner. Therefore, the Knights and Patriots moved to a “Penalty Kicks round” to decide the winner. In a fitting finale to an amazing turnaround year, Calvary prevailed 4-3 in the PK round, leaving the brave Knights with the second place trophy. Well done Knights! Congratulations!
The varsity and junior varsity volleyball lady Knights took home the grand prize last Saturday winning first place in the Panhandle Christian Conference! The junior varsity ladies entered the championship game on Saturday undefeated for the season. They faced Pensacola Christian Academy in the final match and it was an unknown and daunting task. PCA’s excellent team battled hard but our girls ultimately defeated their team and won the championship title. The varsity Lady Knights played Friday night against the PCA Warriors and won in 3 sets. Saturday was the rematch the ladies had hoped for against the West Florida Baptist Conquerors. Not to be outdone after a defeat by West Florida in the regional competition, the Varsity Knights worked and played hard. Their diligence paid off and they also won the conference championship title in 4 sets. It was an amazing streak for our volleyball players and we congratulate them on an outstanding season.
Congratulations to our 2018 All Conference Winners! The Panhandle Christian Conference chose a select few athletes to receive this prestigious award. Varsity volleyball players Jillian Todd, Alex Johnson, Erica Radcliffe, Mekenzie Petersen, and Emma Todd were all given medals. Varsity soccer athletes were also recognized for exceptional play. Seniors Kevin Dulion, Tucker Gregg, and Adam Strickler were each awarded medals. After a final record of 6-1, our Varsity lady knights placed second in the conference. They will compete for a first place overall finish this weekend. The varsity soccer players ended the regular season with a record of 6-2-2, placing third in the conference. They also made it to the final four and will compete for the championship title this weekend. Well done athletes! Fans, come out to support our Knights this weekend at Ashton Brosnaham Park (Friday, October 19th, 4:30 pm-soccer) and Aletheia Christian School (Friday, October 19th, 6 pm-volleyball). Both teams will compete at their respective locations on Saturday in either a consolation or championship game. Go Knights!
For the first time in Trinitas athletic history, our team ended the season undefeated! The JV Lady Knights, led by Coach Joy Cowart, never lost a game in the regular season and will move on to the Championship match next weekend. Competing in the Panhandle Christian Conference, they will have their final game against Pensacola Christian Academy on Saturday, October 20th at 10:30 am. Come out to cheer on these amazing lady Knights as they break records never before seen in our TCS volleyball history.
With a record of 5-1-2, our Varsity soccer players have steadily improved their skills over this soccer season. Last Friday night resulted in a huge upset against rival team Aletheia Christian Academy. After losing to them initially on September 7, they won Friday night with a final score of 2-0. It was a heroic win for our young men whose defense was strong and play, aggressive. Again this week, the Knights were victorious against another tough opponent, the Calvary Patriots. If they win the last two games, they will have won the regular season and will become Regional Champions! Come out to support the team this Friday night, October 5th, as we cheer on our boys and enjoy pizza together at Ashton Brosnaham Park. Fun begins at 6:30PM, game starts at 7:00PM.
The 9th – 12th grade students are already gearing up for the annual Rhetoric Winter Ball. The ball is early this year, so rhetoric families mark your calendars for December 8th. A starry night in New York City is the theme and our students will be ready! What a fun physical education activity – ballroom dancing. It’s the highlight of the PE year.