Even with a very small crew—only 4 competitors—Trinity Speech and Debate claims title to one of the Sweepstakes team awards for "Best Overall Performance". Trinity's results from the tournament on September 14, 2019 are as follows:
Danielle B., 1st in Informative Speaking, 2nd in Poetry, 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.
Debbie B., 1st in Impromptu Speaking, 6th in Original Oratory.
Betsy H., 3rd in Original Oratory (in her first tournament).
Lorraine O. also competed and contributed to the team totals.
Trinity Speech and Debate students, Sydney L., David V. and Danielle B. swept the TTU/Tascosa Speech and Debate tournaments on September 7, 2019.
1st in Informative Speaking (TTU and Tascosa)
1st in Original Oratory (TTU)
1st in Impromptu (TTU)
3rd in Poetry (TTU)
1st in Poetry (Tascosa)
3rd in Impromptu (Tascosa)
4th in Original Oratory (Tascosa)
Sydney L. was 5th in Congressional Debate
Danielle is now qualified for the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in Informative Speaking. “What an incredibly successful first outing of the season!,” commented Trinity Speech and Debate Coach, John Klassen. "Most kids don't "qual" until January or so...Danielle did it in one tournament."
Photo: Danielle B. posing with her multiple trophies.
At the age of almost 101, Vina Rahlfs passed away on May 16. Mrs. Rahlfs served the Trinity community for decades, personifying energy and excellence in the classroom. In the words of Peggy Simmons, Head of School Emerita of Trinity School, we recognize " .....the important role Vina Rahlfs played for over forty years in the founding, growth, and development of Trinity School. She taught students, guided parents, educated teachers, trained acolytes, nurtured Heads, and was a constant source of inspiration. In essence, she was the heart and soul of our school."
There will be a memorial service at her church in Alabama this weekend, and very possibly a memorial service in Midland in six to eight weeks. Details will be made available as soon as they are known.
Ros E. '20 and Andrea K. '20 have both been selected to participate in the Midland Young Leaders Challenge with General Tommy Franks. The Midland Young Leaders Challenge is sponsored by Midland College, the Midland Independent School District and the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute. A total of 30 students are selected from Midland County for the Midland Young Leaders Challenge with General Tommy Franks. Congratulations to Andrea and Ros.
The Four Star Leadership program is a world-class summer leadership program that allows 70 of the top high school students in the world to meet face-to-face with national and international leaders. The national program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity, confronting students with practical leadership and ethical scenarios and challenging them individually in a persuasive speech and writing competition and collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl competition.
Congratulations to Ros E., member of the Class of 2020, who has been selected to attend this summer.
Preschool and Lower School Head Patricia Maurer is retiring after seventeen years at Trinity School, just a part of her over fifty years' service in education. She was honored at an All School Worship Service on Thursday, May 9.
French Honor Society members visited Mrs. Dorr's kindergarten class and read "Come With me to Paris" by Gloria Fowler, which highligts Parisian attractions.. They also taught the students French rhymes that the children performed for each other. Everyone had a great time exploring French culture and language!
Congrats to Upper School band students who earned a 1st division medal at the TAPPS Instrumental solo competition at Lubbock Christian University. Left to Right: Emily R., Victoria S., Mitchell S., Melissa M., Julian B., Nikkie G., Debbie B., Emilee W., Adalyn B., (not pictured Britton B.)
Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.
Angela founded Choose2Matter to bring the world hope by helping every individual embrace their value and potential contribution. Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that support parents, educators, and employees around the world. Her work in 60,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. And organizations across all industries are finding new ways to ignite the genius of their employees, successfully addressing a $15 trillion employee engagement problem
Angela earned a BS in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and Master Degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership.
She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. Angela is widely recognized as one of most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1% and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. @angelamaiers (from www.angelamaiers.com)
Angela Maiers will be the speaker at the 8th Annual Sweetie and Hal Clay Peck Memorial Speaker Series on tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the Trinity School Commons. Free tickets available here.