On April 26, the Boys and Girls Club held an awards ceremony and dinner honoring their most dedicated volunteers. One of the awards went to Trinity student Gina C. '19.
Gina received the award not only for her much appreciated volunteer work, but also because of her age. Gina is a "Big" to a "Little" five year old, whom she meets with every Monday after school. The speaker presenting the award mentioned time and time again how Gina has truly made a difference in the five year old's life and that family was more than appreciative of Gina's time and dedication.
Trinity School's Upper School Academic and Speech team placed second at this year's TAPPS State Academic Competition, held on Ap[ril 10 and 11 in Waco. Trinity competed in the 4A division. Senior Jordan S. was a great assistant speech coach, and the freshmen had a very strong showing in the Speech categories.
First place winners were: Bella S., Current Events and Issues; Jordan S., Solo Acting; Sean N., Spanish; and Deborah B., Original Oratory.
Second place: Curtis W., Science (with Top award in Chemistry and Biology); Jordan S., Prose Interpretation; Abby C./Jordan S., Duet Acting.
Fifth Place: Sarahann A., Prose Interpretation; Nikkie G., Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Sarahann A./Danielle B., Duet Acting; Joseph K., Original Oratory.
Sixth Place: Sean N., Ready Writing.
Seventh Place: Curtis W., Number Sense; Abby C., Poetry Interpretation.
Eighth Place: Saloni C., Science; Mark F., Persuasive Speaking; Curtis W., Advanced Math.
Jenna Bush Hager, author, NBC correspondent, president's daughter, and former Trinity student visited the school on Tuesday, March 27, to share a message about the impact of charitable efforts. She spoke to Lower and Intermediate School students in the afternoon and to parents that evening. Read the Midland Reporter Telegram article for more. Photo by James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram
The Museum of the Southwest invites you to attend the reception of the exhibit Tiny Art: Miniature Work with Big Ideas on Friday, April 6, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Exhibition dates are March 31- April 22 in the Turner Memorial Art Museum. This is a juried exhibit for Midland students in grades 7-12. Works will be selected on the basis of quality, originality and the artist’s use of the theme.
Trinity School has a number of works by Upper School students in the exhibit.
Trinity cleaned up at the Permian Basin Regional Science Fair on Wednesday, March 7. Mrs. Harvey supervised 7-9th graders at UTPB. Congratulations to all who participated.
Senior Division: Sarahann (9th) - Best in Show!!!
Junior Division Category Prizes: 1st place - Sydney (8th) 1st place - Colleen (8th) 1st place - Hadley (7th) 2nd place - Hudson (8th) 2nd place - Sage (7th) 2nd place - Justin (7th) 2nd place - Raj (7th)
Jeff Yalden, nationally recognized youth speaker and author, will speak to Upper School students on Thursday, March 1, at 8:00 a.m. in the Commons. From Jeff's website: ""I think today’s teens are desperate for the attention of caring adults who recognize their problems, and speak with them honestly and directly about the challenges they face."
Jordan '18 has qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association Championship Tournament in June in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He will join hundreds of other competitors from all 50 states--the "best of the best." Jordan's event is Informative Speaking. He is the first-ever national qualifier in the history of Trinity School.
Congratulations to Trinity senior Jordan Sanz, who has become a National Merit Finalist. About 1.6 million students take the PSAT annually. Of these juniors, about 16,000 gain scores that qualify them as Semifinalists (that's around 1%). This group is then narrowed down to 15,000, who become Finalists. Jordan, who has been at Trinity since K3, will attend Dartmouth in the fall.
Trinity's Intermediate School Chess Club is looking forward to another winning season. Under the leadership of "Coach G" (Trinity parent Brian Grzelewski) the team is set to play against the following area schools: Feb. 22 Emerson March 1 Greenwood March 7 Midland Christian March 21 Midland Christian March 28 Carver April 4 Hillander April 11 Fannin
Nikkie G. '20 has once again made it to the Association of Texas Small School Bands All State Band. This year she earned the first chair spot against competitors from a large area of Texas--El Paso all the way to Abilene and up to the Panhandle. She will rehearse and perform with the All State Band in San Antonio on Feb. 14-17. This is a huge accomplishment: out of the thousands of students who auditioned for All Region in the fall, only the top 1% advance to the state band.
Jenness Rouse '02 will perform a benefit concert for The Life Center on Tuesday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Current Nine, a "powerhouse rock cover band," will also perform. Jordan Holmes, Trinity band director, is a member of the group. Tickets available here.