The Hall of Honor recognizes alumni who have brought great honor to Trinity School in their professional careers and in service to their communities.
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Carrie Gates Hawkins '06
Carrie was born in Midland, Texas in 1988 to Paige and Mike Gates and attended Trinity School from 3rd grade through graduation in 2006. Carrie has one sister, Wheatley Gates Scaling, who also attended Trinity. Carrie’s mom, Paige Gates, was her art teacher at Trinity and is still teaching 27 years later! While attending Trinity, Carrie loved the opportunity to be involved in an array of activities. She played on the soccer team, ran track, was a cheerleader, and played on the basketball team. She was also involved in the Trinity musicals- some of her favorites being Les Miserables & Lucky Stiff. Carrie was active in choir and attended several of the New York City performance trips. She has always had a passion for art and attended the ISAS Art Festival all four years of Upper School. She was elected and honored to serve as the Senior Class representative for Student Council. She was a recipient of the Glasscock Athletic Scholarship- awarded to one who sets the best example of effort, sportsmanship, and leadership, and also as an Upper School student she was awarded the W. Alex Wallace Memorial award for enhancing the Trinity atmosphere of joy for living and learning.
Will Faudree was born in 1981 to Kerry and Matt Faudree. His older sister, the late Kristen Faudree, and his younger brother Keagan also attended Trinity School along with many of his cousins. Will grew up on a cattle ranch in Midland, Texas where he learned to ride horses at a very young age. He is a Trinity Lifer, and he became interested in eventing at the age of 12 and started competing. Will trained and competed horses throughout his time at Trinity, and he credits the support he received from the School for enabling him to have the career he has today in his sport (Eventing). In-fact, in Middle School, Mrs. Laura Brown challenged him to do a research paper about his career aspirations: Will said he wanted to be a horseback rider. Will was a leader among his peers; involved in theater productions; a great student; and he was awarded the David Freeman Memorial- awarded to the graduating senior who exhibits extraordinary ability in creative expression through writing.
Joe was born in Midland to Henri and Mary de Compiegne in 1960. He attended Trinity School from kindergarten through 9th grade. He participated in football and basketball. After Trinity he attended boarding school at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Both of his sisters, Annie and Elise, also attended Trinity. Both Henri and Mary were active supporters of the School and served on many committees and on the Board at Trinity, his father as President. He attended The University of Texas in Austin and afterward worked in real estate in Austin. In 1985, when real estate was beginning to crash, his father offered him a job to work with him in the oil and gas business back in Midland. He figured he would try this for a few years thinking that he did not want to stay long term in Midland. He thought he would then move to Colorado or back to Austin. 36 years later, Joe is still in Midland. It was the best decision he ever made. He got the chance to work with and learn from his father for 20 years until his passing in 2006.
Joanne (Jo) was born August 4, 1931 to Christine and Glyn Branch in Bentonia, Mississippi. She grew up in McComb, Mississippi. Upon graduation from McComb High School, she entered Texas State College for Women as a clothing and textiles major. While at T.S.C.W., she was active in a number of campus organizations and graduated in 1953. A highlight of that year was watching the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on live television. She moved to Dallas as an intern in merchandising at Titche-Goettinger department store. After several months at Titche, she went to work at the United States Cotton Fiber Testing Laboratory in the old cotton exchange building. While working in Dallas, she was at the wedding of a friend and met Frank Burns Weber, Jr. In October 1954, they were married at the Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas State College campus. They moved to Midland, Texas, and Jo loved Midland from the very beginning. She and Frank became very active in St. Mark’s Methodist Church. About that time, the University of Texas produced a television program called “Let’s Teach” offering six hours of credit, and Jo enrolled. Soon after completion, she was hired as an English teacher at Stanton High School. After one year, Frank was transferred to Dallas. While back in Dallas, Jo went to SMU where she completed the requirements for a Texas teaching certificate. She also had the time to work 20 hours a week as a volunteer at the Scottish Rite Hospital which she loved. While in Dallas, Jo and Frank adopted their first child, Frank Burns Weber, III.
Craig Stoker was born to Ray and Carole Stoker in 1977. As a third-generation Odessan, he comes from a long line of proud Odessans.
Dr. Sharmila Singh Watkins '97
Dr. Sharmila Watkins was born in Midland, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. Tulsi Singh. She and her sister, Premi, are Trinity lifers.
Kevin was born to beloved local pediatrician Dr. Brent Blonkvist and his wife, Pat, in Midland. He attended Trinity School until the 7th grade and went on to Midland High where he participated in football and track and was instrumental in starting the chess club and the Key Club.
Kristen Kimsey Deweese '95
Kristen Kimsey Deweese was born in Midland in 1977. The only child of Roy and Dale Kimsey, she attended Trinity School from K3 through 9th grade.
Luke Mussleman '02
Luke Musselman was born in Midland, Texas on May 5, 1983 to parents Henry and Melinda Musselman. He has two sisters, Molly and Louisa, who also attended Trinity.
Mary Jane Philpy Dollins '01
Mary Jane Philpy-Dollins, MSN, RN, CPLC was born in Midland, Texas and enrolled at Trinity School as a kindergartener. She completed Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, ending her Trinity School career with graduation in 2001.
Tarfia Faizullah '98
Tarfia Faizullah was born in 1980 in Brooklyn, New York City to Dr. AM Faizullah and Fahmida Faizullah, and she has one brother, Tausif. She was raised in Midland, Texas.
Janet Stafford was born in Merced, California, on March 29, 1941, and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Michael Wood '04
Michael Wood was born in Midland, Texas, in 1986 to Gary and Sue Wood.
Mr. William (Bill) Fleischmann grew up in New England and graduated from The Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1971.