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.