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!
It was a week of firsts for Trinitas Volleyball! The Lady Knights found themselves victorious at the Regional Tournament played in Fort Walton Beach. Defeating both Calvary Christian and West Florida Baptist, for the first time in Trinitas athletic history, these ladies hold the title of Regional Champions! The Knights made history yet again by winning the first game of the championship tournament against Christian Collegiate to advance to the final game where they played a very worthy opponent, Bayshore Christian School. The Knights stood valiantly against their rival and claimed the title of 2nd place in the 2017 Panhandle Christian Conference! These athletes have been training since summer and have spent countless hours conditioning, practicing, and preparing. Thank you to all of our parents and friends for their support, and a huge thank you to Coaches John Strickler, Holly Mattmuller, and Joy Cowart for their time and hard work preparing these ladies for victory. Job well done, ladies. Go Knights!!
All Conference Winners were announced at the Regional Tournament held at Calvary Christian School. On the Varsity Volleyball team, Miss Jillian Todd, Miss Emma Todd, Miss Alex Johnson, and Miss Mekenzie Petersen were selected as outstanding players in their field and honored with this prestigious award. On our Soccer team, Master Tucker Gregg, our team Captain, and Master Adam Strickler were awarded the coveted medal as well. These athletes represented Trinitas well and stood out as exceptional in their sport. Congratulations to all who were recognized!
Saturday, September 16th brought great competition and fine results for our Trinitas Cross Country team as they participated in the Wildcat XC Invitational. The 5K included running on grass and tackling wooded and sandy trails. Evan and Isaac Hennessey placed first and second respectively in the PCC boys division. Miss McKinley Traylor won first place overall for the girls in the Pensacola Christian Conference as well. Great job runners! You represented Trinitas beautifully against other local public and private schools.