Trinitas Christian School Senior, Miss McKinley Traylor, won second place in the National Chrysostom Competition sponsored by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). She will deliver her speech, “Redemptive Violence: Exploring Grace in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction”, at this year’s conference in Dallas, Texas. She, her parents, and one guest will enjoy complimentary conference registration and a hotel room as well as tickets to Six Flags. Finally, McKinley will also receive $250 for her 2nd place finish. Congratulations, Miss Traylor! Trinitas is so proud of you.
Congratulations to the Trinitas Knights varsity baseball team for winning the Panhandle Christian Conference East Regional Tournament! The gentlemen fought hard on Friday night to beat East Hill Christian School. This thrilling win moved them to the championship game against Santa Rosa Christian on Saturday. After a nail biting and exciting game against a very tough opponent, Trinitas’s strong defense secured the win. For the first time in TCS baseball history, our Knights won the region! The team went on to compete in the Conference Championship the following weekend, placing third overall. The boys worked tirelessly and fought hard for the impressive victory. Go Knights and congratulations!
Master Clark Dunham was recently recognized as a Classical Learning Test (CLT) Regional Scholar with his performance in the top 5% of participants on the exam which was administered to high school juniors all over the country on April 17th. The CLT is a standardized college entrance exam founded in 2015 with a high academic standard intended to test a student’s thinking skills in addition to factual knowledge. More details about the test are available here. Congratulations on your achievement, Clark!
For three years in a row, our Cross Country team has dominated the Panhandle Christian Conference with their speed and agility. Their displays of endurance and stamina have been second to none. They were congratulated today and honored with a championship banner which will hang in the Grand Hall as a reward and a symbol of their hard work and determination. Congratulations and well done Trinitas Cross Country team!
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!