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Debbie B.

Class of 2021

"What I love about Trinity is that they do not limit their students’ potential."
I first started at Trinity in the fifth grade, not only new to the school but also new to the community. I had just moved from Lagos, Nigeria, and was anxious about dealing with the pressures of making friends and adjusting to an unfamiliar culture. However, almost immediately after stepping onto campus, my fears dissipated. I was met with welcoming greetings and smiles from both my teachers and classmates. In the afternoon, I was invited to sit at multiple lunch tables, and by the end of the day, I was offered many different phone numbers to contact my new friends in case I needed help. From then on, I knew that Trinity would become my new home.

Ever since I joined the community, Trinity has been a nurturing environment that fostered my talents and creativity. Starting in middle school, I was able to join academic clubs like MathCounts where I dug deeper into math concepts and spent time hanging out with my classmates. Through the hard work of our team, we were able to attend the State Math Counts Competition in Austin during my 8th-grade year. This fun and unique experience would not have been possible without the help and support of my teachers.

In Upper School, Trinity continued to provide me with numerous opportunities. In my freshman year, the school started its first Speech and Debate team, and even though it was something I had never done before, I decided to give it a shot. Now, after participating in the activity for over three years, I have developed a deep love for speech and have found my voice through it. Speech and Debate has provided me with a family and has taught me the importance of speaking up for my beliefs. Moreover, I was fortunate enough to qualify for the National Speech and Debate Competition two years in a row, allowing me to meet other brilliant and talented students from across the country. 

What I love about Trinity is that they do not limit their students’ potential. I was able to take on leadership roles such as being Student Council Secretary, Honor Council President, and the President of the French Honor Society. At the same time, I was also an active member of the band and participated in cross country. The school bolstered deep friendships between students with fun events such as class trips, pep rallies, spirit days, and fun dances. Trinity does not hinder its students by restricting what they can participate in but pushes them to be well-rounded individuals on academic, spiritual, emotional, and physical levels. I will miss all the fun memories and opportunities the school has given me, yet I know they have shaped me into the person I need to be to take on the new challenges ahead and follow my dreams. 
 
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