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Fromthe Head of School
Each new school year is a fresh start. It’s the first act of a new production that brings a new cast of characters to campus. For me, it never grows old, and just gets better and better each time I watch it happen. is year, we are so fortunate to start our year in a spectacular setting: the Perkinson Arts Center. Our theatre—where we start each day together at Morning Meeting—is renovated, reconfigured, and rejuvenated. e lobby is bigger and more beautiful, and welcomes our visitors to a true center of creativity. Our artists, musicians, and actors have a space for learning, creating, collaborating and performing. How did we get here? Ten years ago we launched the Future Pathways Campaign, and asked for everyone who loved Trinity to help us transform our campus. Hundreds of you gave, and gave generously. You’ve helped fund the theatre renovations by “taking a seat” and inscribing each new seat with a message of support and aﬀection. Your generosity and support has taken a dream and made it into reality: a campus that truly lives up to the talents and achievements found in every Titan. So join me in celebrating this new year, this wonderful facility, and these new students, filled with potential and promise. Bravo!
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develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.
Brian Phillips Head of Campus Life Lee Sprague Head of Faculty Life Laura Hamlin Weiler ’00 Head of Student Life Becky A. Currier Athletic Director Laurie Hedgepeth Director of Development Margie Vaughan Snead ’85 Director of Admission Joseph Monaco Director of Operations B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s E. G. Allen III ’84, Secretary Frank Barksdale, Jr. Bryan A. Brassington Benjamin D. Bretz ’97 Jeﬀrey D. Elgin, Vice Chair Lauren Keenan Flood, President, Trinity Parents Association Leesa Witty Gregory ’93 Gayle Hargett Charles T. Hill, Jr. ’98, Treasurer Mary Jane Hogue Marcus Jones ’00, Faculty Representative Daniel J. Lawrence William G. Londrey ’84 Matthew Majikes Kathy Ashby Merry, Past Chair Rob Methven, Chair John G. Mills ’90 Rupa Somonath Murty ’95 Beth Loeper Nash Jennifer Parker William I. Sanderson ’94 Lynn Strader John A. Young ’83
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CAMPEÓNES DEL CRUCIGRAMA The Spanish Club hosted their annual Spanish Scrabble Tournament in late January, with over 40 students competing in pairs for the prize of “campeón del crucigrama.” Using special Spanish-Language game boards, the tiles include Spanish letters like ñ, ll, and rr. This is the seventh or eighth year of the tournament, which is always a big hit, both among Spanish Club members and other students.
A COMMITMENT TO HONOR At a special Chapel in early February, members of the Honor Committee spoke eloquently about Trinity’s commitment to academic integrity and offered inspiration for fellow students. “The ideas of honor and respect for one another are highly valued at Trinity, and are a crucial part of our community as a whole,” said Sam Bacon ’18, Honor Committee member. “However, the values that shape the Honor Code here are equally important beyond high school.” He then shared a cautionary, real-world 2
story about a journalist who was forced to leave a job because of discovered instances of plagiarism. “At Trinity, our Honor Code is designed to prepare students for their lives after they graduate,” he said. “The habits that we build here… will stay with us far beyond high school.”
A SPECIAL SENIOR NIGHT Halftime of the home boys basketball game on February 10 included an unforgettable Trinity moment, as the student
section cheered wildly for every basket scored by the Sportable Spokes wheelchair basketball team. Honored at the end of the game was Trinity senior Christian Largo ’17, who plays for the national champion Spokes. With his family joining him at center court, Sportable representatives presented him with a framed jersey and varsity Trinity letter on his Senior Night.
Groups of students in IB science classes spent late February conducting and presenting experiments for their “Group 4 Projects,” a collaborative, interdisciplinary touchstone of the IB curriculum. Each team conducted an original experiment inspired by this year’s chosen theme, “survival.” One group tested the principle of natural selection with a scavenger hunt for varying shapes and sizes of chocolate candy. Another tested a variety of water purification methods for their effect on bacterial growth. Another looked for a relationship between fat mass percentage and running speed.
March 18. The organization helps the city maintain the park. Volunteers rebuilt the protective cages around young trees and cleared invasive ivy and bushes.
GOING FOR GOLD
A SLICE OF PI Math enthusiasts of all ages enjoyed paying homage to their favorite mathematical constant during the week surrounding “Pi Day,” so named for the date 3/14. With irrational exuberance, Titans took part in a nearly infinite series of daily activities within a short radius of Dunn Courtyard. These included making “Pi Art” along with calculating and memorizing pi to as many digits as possible. Finally, 56 students brought in homemade pies for a Pi Week Pie Baking Contest, judged by a lucky panel of teachers.
Each spring the University of Richmond Physics Department hosts the Physics Olympics competition for students from 10 area high schools, split into 35 competing teams. This year, Trinity brought five teams to the competition and earned event top-10 finishes in mind bending events with names like “Food Bridge Construction,” “Logic Cut,” “Fermi Quizzes,” and the “Bungee Drop.” In that last event, students had just a few minutes to drop a weight from a one-story height to a specified target, using only rubber bands. “The best part of our day was watching the enthusiasm, creativity, sportsmanship and intellect of our students,” said Elizabeth Kelley, physics teacher. “The day flew by and we were sad to see it end.”
FARMING FOR THE FUTURE Students in Alice Phillips’s IB Biology and Sustainability Systems classes took a trip to Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA, outside of Staunton in late March. Known for their sustainable practices in chicken, pork and beef farming, Polyface Farms use ecological principles that harness the natural behaviors of animals. “The principles Polyface uses make a lot of sense on biological, economic and ecological levels,” said Phillips. “The average age of farmers in the US is 60 years old, which means the industry is in decline. I think a lot of our students were inspired by the
prospect of farming, as well as being humbled by the reality of it.”
ARTSPOWER Five Trinity students joined participants from seven other area schools in late March for the 11th Annual ArtsPOWER, a multidisciplinary event that stimulates creativity and fosters collaboration between studentartists and schools. This year’s Titan delegation was made up of seniors Seth Armistead ’17, Molly Black ’17, Colette Creamer ’17, Logan Glancy ’17 and Matthew Majikes ’17. “We explored all sides of the arts: movement, visual, voice and theatre,” said Glancy, an experienced dancer. “I had fun at ArtsPOWER. I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried new things I never would have done before. These steps make me not only a more confident dancer, but a more confident and well rounded person in general.”
FRIENDS OF BANDY FIELD A group of volunteers from Trinity helped the Friends of Bandy Field at their annual spring clean-up day Saturday,
FISH ON! The Trinity Anglers Club club participated in a fishing tournament at Dover Lake in Goochland County, a fundraiser for The James River Association on April 17. The Trinity Anglers Club is devoted to exploring a love of fishing and the preservation of local waterways. “We as a club want to take people fishing that don't know how to, or who don't have access to go,” said Anglers Club leader John Brennan ’18. “We are all about fish education, and both experienced and non-experienced fishermen are welcome to the club.”
The sophomore class took advantage of great weather yesterday to put principles of community and campus stewardship into action. Dropped off by bus at a dozen different locations near Trinity, groups of 10th graders with parent chaperones made their way back to campus, picking up roadside trash along the way. Other groups roamed Trinity’s campus, pulling weeds and picking up stray trash. “It’s about being good neighbors,” said school chaplain Brian Griffen, who organizes the 10th Grade Community Cleanup Day each year. “It’s also a chance to show how fortunate we feel to have such a beautiful campus.”
ROCK ME AMADEUS Seven Trinity students performed and volunteered at the annual Mozart Festival presented by Classical Revolution RVA on Sunday, April 23. An all-day festival in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, the day featured dozens of performances in art galleries, restaurants and local businesses.
Trinity strings instructor Kim Ryan is one of the event’s planners. “This year, we did a kids event that included arts and crafts with Mozart puppets, musical story time with a professional string quartet and singers, and an advanced student recital,” said Ryan.
COLLEGE ATHLETES In signing ceremonies over the course of the year, the Trinity athletic department honored those seniors who have the opportunity to continue their interscholastic competition at the college level. Among this year’s crop of nearly two dozen college athletes are a swimmer bound for NC State, a field hockey player at Georgetown, a football player at William & Mary, a Team USA powerlifter and a figure skater headed to Montreal to train with Team Canada.
MASTERS OF THE CORN “Why did the scarecrow win an award? —Because he was outstanding in his field.” “Which side of the chicken has the most feathers? —The outside!” “Why is Peter Pan so fly? —Because he never-lands.”
For these and over a dozen more submissions to #CornyJokeFriday, this year, the coveted 2016-17 Cornmaster Award was presented in Morning Meeting this week to the “Corn Crop Mafia” (Lance Johnson ’18, Aaron Scott ’17, Jamey Phillips ’17, Alysa Scott ’18, Jeremy Singleton ’19, Elizabeth Pinotti ’18, and Brittney Watkins ’18).
RIVER ROCK Over the weekend of May 20, dozens of Trinity students volunteered on Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond at Dominion River Rock, the nation’s premier outdoor adventure festival. Standing in the Kanawa Canal for hours at a time, the enthusiastic Titans introduced kayaking and paddle boarding to hundreds of beginners of all ages.
CHAMPIONS TOUR “Congrats to the state champs from the best state!” said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, welcoming Trinity’s 2017 VISAA state champion boys basketball team to an official visit of the Governor’s Mansion and State Capitol on Friday, June 9. The players, managers and coaches were joined by school administrators for a personal tour of both buildings and the Capitol Grounds. “What an incredible honor this was,” said Head Coach Rick Hamlin ’96. “We are so grateful for this unique educational opportunity and once-in-a-lifetime reward for our players and coaches.”
Tour de Trinity A favorite Trinity tradition since 2009, the French Club’s Tour de Trinity returned in April. A huge crowd of onlookers cheered on costumed teams of “tri-athletes,” who pedaled, pushed and tumbled their way around the Estes Athletic Center driveway in an attempt to win the coveted yellow jersey (Le maillot jaune). Team entry fees go to World Bicycle Relief, an international nonprofit that provides sturdy bicycles to “improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity” for people in underdeveloped counties. This year’s race netted enough to fund the cost of two bikes.
Life on the Bay Trinity’s youngest students, the two dozen members of the 8th grade, enjoyed a unique hands-on look at the ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay over a three-day field trip to Port Isobel, an educational outpost owned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation just east of Tangier Island. Dylan Norvell, Trinity science teacher and former CBF educator, led the trip. “It’s a great way to relate what happens here in Richmond to what happens at the mouth of the Bay,” he said. “They get to see some of the effects of the top pollutants of the bay, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, runoff from farms.” “To be able to put your hands on living organisms, pick up a crab, turn it over to see if its male or female — the discovery that comes with that was probably the most inspiring thing that I heard,” said Norvell. “Being able to hold an organism in your hands. You can put it in a slideshow, but until a crab reaches around and pinches your finger, it’s hard to have respect for that.” “They also get to view the bay through a unique economic and cultural lens,” said Norvell. “Tangier Island is one of two working waterman islands in the bay. Their way of life is incredibly unique. But that way of life is disappearing.” Finally, it is a great bonding experience for the 8th grade, who get to fish together, play games in the marshes and cook meals for each other.
The Trail to Self Discovery
More than 30 Titans conquered nearly 50 miles of Virginia’s Appalachian Trail together over Spring Break. Starting out at Blackhorse Gap, the group covered over 45 miles along the Roanoke Valley in just five days, capping off the trip with a view from the Dragon’s Tooth at North Mountain. On day three, the group enjoyed the view from at McAfee Knob, where they all gathered for a photo on the iconic ledge that seems to float impossibly above the Blue Ridge skyline. Michael Stratton ’02, the leader of the Trinity Outdoor Program, said his favorite quote of the whole trip was when a student told him she was “changing into a new person.” Whether rock hopping through canyons, hiking along pristine, grassy farmland or sheltering through overnight wind and storms, these Titans enjoyed some unforgettable, even life-changing, outdoor experiences.
Bound for Scholarship The seniors in the IB Extended Essay program received official bound copies of their work in the spring. Two copies of each essay were published — one for the student and one for the school to keep on display for posterity. The Extended Essay is a component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In no fewer than 4,000 words, students complete an independent, self-directed piece of research, akin to a college-level thesis. “The Extended Essay is such a unique learning opportunity — one that is open to all Trinity students,” said Head of School Rob Short. “By doing independent research and sharing their published findings with the world, students learn to think and write creatively and critically. It is a rich process that prepares them so well for college and beyond.” This year’s topics included: “It’s Just as Hard as You Think: A Look Behind the Rubik’s Cube and the origin of God’s Number” “The Identification of Artificial and Natural Food Dyes with Retention Factors Through Paper Chromatography” “How Keith Haring’s Use of Symbols Affected the Influence of his Artwork” “An Analysis of the Most Effective Curveball” “The Correlation between Diet Quality and Socioeconomic Income as Factors Causing Obesity: A Comparison of Six Countries” “The Use of Game Theory as Exemplified through the Characters of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’”
A GOLD KEY FOR WONDERLAND If practice is still the only one way to get to Carnegie Hall, then Lauren DeRoco ’17 has certainly put in her practice time in the photography studio. DeRoco’s life-size color photo print “Wonderland” — which evokes Alice of the C.S. Lewis fantasy tale — has earned her a National Gold Key from the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country, and DeRoco’s award puts her among the top 1% of the over 300,000 works of art submitted this year. e award came with an invitation to the awards ceremony at world-renowned Carnegie Hall on ursday, June 8 in New York City. Allison Minehart, photography teacher praises DeRoco’s approach. “She has the spirit of the type of student we love here,” she said. “She doesn’t try to fit into a category. She’s taken risks in IB Art and really embraced the challenge.” In the fall, DeRoco will attend JMU, where she hopes to major in photojournalism. TITAN TRAIL
Public Practice Third Annual Model UN Conference welcomes two local political leaders “Listening to other perspectives is not a weakness,” said Secretary General Andrea Eichenberger ’17, as she welcomed over 80 delegates from seven area high schools to the TESMUNC, Trinity’s Model United Nations Conference, in late February. Now in its third year, the conference encourages students to practice diplomatic debate and compromise on real-world topics of international significance. is year’s sessions included the peaceful colonization of outer space and the energy shortage in Africa. Prizes were awarded to best overall delegates in each committee. is year, the conference welcomed two visiting dignitaries. US Congressman Donald A. McEachin was the keynote speaker for the opening ceremonies on Friday, February 24, while Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney delivered the closing address on Saturday, February 25. A self-described “Army brat, born in Germany,” McEachin said he traces interest in politics to first learning about NATO while growing up on an army base in Europe. He took nearly a dozen questions from the enthusiastic delegates, encouraging them to stay involved in both local and global aﬀairs. “If you are stricken with the bug to run for public oﬃce, I encourage you to nurture that bug and run for it when you feel that you are ready,” he said. Mayor Stoney was equally as encouraging of the future community and political leaders gathered on Saturday in Trinity’s Academic Commons. “My involvement in public service has always been about making a positive impact in the lives of others. Don’t wait until voting age to participate in your community,” he said. “Help out nonprofits. Work on political campaigns.” But it was Eichenberger who had the last word. She thanked all of the delegates and their club sponsors for making this year’s TESMUNC the “best yet,” adding “anks for keeping Model UN alive at your respective schools.”
OPTIMISM, GRIT, GRATITUDE AND LOYALTY e new Student Government Association and class oﬃcers were oﬃcially sworn into oﬃce at two Morning Meeting ceremonies in late April. ese dedicated and energetic volunteers will lead the student body through 2017-18. e executive committee is made up of Lance Johnson ’18, president, Gabe Parker ’19, vice president, Ellie Patterson ’19, secretary and Summer Allen ’18, historian. Oﬃcers oﬀered brief remarks on four “strands of leadership: optimism, grit, gratitude and loyalty.” President Lance Johnson stressed the importance of a optimism, which he has learned from overcoming adversity on the football field. “If you have a negative view of your future when you are in a bad spot in your life, then things will never get better,” Johnson said, “but if you are positive when you are down, things will eventually become better.”
Talent on Display Students, parents and guests enjoyed a display of the school year’s largest exhibit of visual art in the Estes Athletic Center gym on Wednesday, May 10. The exhibit was a culmination of the students’ work throughout the year and included all grades, from introductory to IB/Advanced levels. The Visual Arts Department hires three independent artists to judge the works in ten categories and according to technical skill, content, display, and overall creativity. This year’s “Best in Show” Award went to Ian Tewksbury ’17. Later that evening, under the big tent in Dunn Courtyard, the Spring Arts Festival continued with musical performances by Guitar Ensembles, Preparatory Band, the Tritones, Chorus, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band. The final selection was a moving, collaborative performance of "Dry Your Tears Afrika" by the combined string orchestra, jazz ensemble, concert band, chorus and Tritones.
Trinity’s UNITE Club sponsored a Chapel in late January, welcoming Jonathan Zur, President & CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, to speak to the entire school. Emphasizing how important it is to listen to everyone’s story, despite how familiar or unfamiliar that story may be, he said: “Diversity is easy. Inclusion is the diﬃcult part.” Zur emphasized that we work towards understanding others, what may seem like a small act builds cumulatively over time and moves our humanity forward. Trinity Chaplain Brian Griﬀen praised UNITE Club members for inviting Zur to share his mes-
sage of inclusion. “e chapel aﬃrmed a guiding principle of our Episcopal identity, which is ‘Trinity strives to embrace all students,’” he said. “An inclusive community is what Bishop Rose called us to be when Trinity was founded in 1972. Trinity was to be a school where students from all backgrounds — from all over the Metro Richmond area — could come together and unite as Titans.”
and almost took his life — his own surgeon would not take credit for saving his life, saying it was due to Jones’s will to live despite impossible odds. “I could be afraid, but that would do nothing,” he said. “I have to have faith.” Jones now shares his story to raise awareness for Sportable, a local organization that empowers athletes with physical and visual disabilities to compete in various arenas of sports.
Trinity parent Dr. Scott Armistead spoke at a mid-March Chapel, sharing his experiences with medical missionary work at a hospital in the foothills of Northern Pakistan. He said he gained appreciation both for the culture and beliefs of the Pakistani people as well as a fresh perspective on his own. “I think it's so important to learn to talk kindly and listen well to one another,” he said, stressing the
Taylor Jones shared his personal story of courage and faith with members of the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Club on February 23. When a car accident four years ago took his sight —
Faith is in Your Feet Trinity welcomed back James “Teah” Tarpeh ’88 to speak at the one of final Chapels of the school year on Monday, April 24. Sharing his remarkable, unique journey that has spanned both continents and cultures, Tarpeh stressed the importance of giving back and doing good for others, saying: “Faith is in your feet and not in your heart. You have to move. You have to do something.” The grandson of assassinated Liberian president Nelson R. Tolbert, Tarpeh found himself in Mechanicsville, VA at the age of 13, living with his adoptive grandparents, the Rev. E. Bolling Robertson and his wife, Marilyn, accomplished Episcopal missionaries who had known his family for decades in Liberia. “Given where I was coming from, my grandparents would have done great to just get me here and put me in [any] school,” he said. “But they wanted something different for me. They knew about Trinity. They wanted me not just to get an education but to have an experience that would be life changing.” Over the next two years, Tarpeh was welcomed into the Trinity community by students and teachers alike, including then-headmaster Bob Goodman, Paul Lange ’88, Mike Stewart ’88 and Chip Shelton ’89. Shelton himself delivered a heartfelt introduction for his friend at the late April Chapel, recalling many happy hours spent together on the basketball court and around the family dinner table. Now a successful CEO and financier in Dallas, Tarpeh says he hopes his children will remember him not for his professional accomplishments but for the significant volunteer work he has done mentoring students in Atlanta and Dallas, and helping to change lives through humanitarian work in Liberia. And he traces all of that to the sense of community he experienced during his brief time at Trinity “by looking into the eyes and the lives of strangers who had no reason to help me other than that they just wanted to.” When it comes to giving back and doing for others, he said, “Trinity really made me who I am.” 12
Making History “Find something to be a part of, and if there’s nothing to be a part of, create your own thing,” said Angie Scott ’13, speaking to students at a Chapel on the morning of February 27. A recent Trinity graduate, Scott is enrolled in the arts program at VCU and has already earned numerous awards for her on-campus leadership and activism. Two years ago, she and some other VCU students founded Black Art Student Empowerment (BASE), in her words “to be a safe space for students of color and help students get comfortable with talking about artwork, black artwork, black culture and life and breaking down some of the stereotypes and assumptions that they brought into critique studies.” “Your voice matters,” she told the Trinity students. “I believe as millennials we have an amazing perspective on what is going on in society. With a knowledge of the past combined with a vision of the future, we are the driving force in society… history is being made right now.” Laura Hamlin Weiler ’00 introduced Scott, welcoming her back to campus. “Angie’s story is one look into the power of a single voice working with those around her to bring change to a university of over 30,000 people,” she said. “She went to VCU hardly looking to become an activist, however she quickly saw inequities and worked to change them.”
importance of intercultural dialog. “Not to abandon one’s position… but to listen well.”
e Trinity community enjoyed an informative and fun talk on April 3 from Rabbi Scott Nagel of Congregation Beth Ahabah in Downtown Richmond. Nagel described many of the foods and traditions surrounding the Passover (Pesach) holiday, tracing their origins story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. “Passover is a holiday that celebrates freedom from slavery,” he said. “It’s like a 4th of July for the Jewish people.” e following week, interested students had the chance to see and taste some
of these Passover mainstays, like matzo and haroset, in a small Passover Seder lunch, hosted by Trinity chaplain Brian Griﬀen and parent volunteers. Enjoying its biggest-ever turnout, an early April Anglers Club meeting welcomed guest speaker Chris Dunnavant from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. A former professional angler, he said he enjoys sharing his lifelong love of fishing with young people. Stressing the importance of education and wildlife conservation, he encouraged the club’s planned outreach.
High Stakes for Online Mistakes “If someone published a book full of all of the comments you’ve ever posted on social media, would you be proud?” asked Katie Greer, online safety expert, near the end of her talk to students and parents on March 16. Noting that 40% of colleges use social media as a tool for admission, and that cyber-bullying can happen to people of all ages, Greer offered her listeners tips and strategies for staying safe, such as locking down privacy settings. A former prosecutor, Greer shared a host of cautionary tales learned over years in the field. “We all made mistakes growing up. But the difference between my mistakes and your mistakes is the fact that you’ll never ever know about my mistakes,” she said. “However you guys don’t have that same luxury. But more important than the legal ramifications is the issue of respect. Respect for your bodies, respect for your selves. Demand it.” Greer balanced her warnings with positive examples of how social media can be used as a tool for doing good — highlighting phenomena like the ice bucket challenge, as well as a high school student who changed the entire culture of his school for the better by posting complementary messages about his classmates every day.
Faculty News DAN GEARY is the new director of college counseling. For more than two decades, Dr. Geary has helped students envision their full potential. Geary has been a college counselor at Benedictine, Douglas Freeman, and Manchester High Schools as well as working as the director of continuing education at John Tyler. Geary also teaches at the University of Richmond. Geary completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and later received his master’s and PhD from VCU. For Dr. Geary, the essential element in the college admissions process is allowing each individual to make wise choices based upon their talents, aspirations and unique circumstances. “With parents and students alike, I try to answer questions, reduce anxiety and simplify what can initially seem like an onerous process,” he says. “The greatest factor in college success is choosing a school that is the right fit.”
NEW FACULTY Julia Bowling joins the advancement team as alumni and development associate. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Julia has family ties to Trinity through her mother, Susan Snead Bowling ’79, aunt Kimberly Snead Maxey ’76, uncle Billy Snead ’82, aunt Margie Vaughan Snead ’85 and late grandfather Dr. William I. Snead. Stefanie Jochman has joined the English department teaching IB English and English Reading Writing Workshop. Stefanie has a BA from St. Norbert College and a master’s of English from the University of Wisconsin. She taught most recently at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has worked with the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC. Joey Nuckols has also joined the English department, teaching English 11 and English Reading Writing Workshop. Joey has a BA from the University of Virginia and a master’s in teaching from VCU. He has worked at Varina High School and served on the coaching staff at Collegiate. His wife is Trinity alumna Stuart Raper ’04.
Kyle van de Kamp ‘12 returns to Trinity in a new capacity as technology assistant. Kyle has been working part time at Trinity helping in both the technology and theatre departments.
FACULTY DISCOVERY AWARD Marcus Jones ’01, the 2017 Discovery Award recipient, took a close look at the castles and monuments of medieval France in July. Jones, who teaches Western Civilization, visited monasteries, ancient cities, and shrines, dating to the time of the Hundred Years War. Jones, who also coaches Trinity’s championship-winning boys cross country team, even reached the Cliffside village of Rochambour the old-fashioned way: by hiking.
Katie Pullman has joined the communications team as a marketing and communications specialist. She is a 2014 graduate of Elon University, and has recently managed communications The Burlington School in Burlington, NC.
The Discovery Award, presented annually by the Trinity Board of Trustees, enables a faculty member to travel, study, or pursue a passion during the summer months. “I am really grateful for the Discovery Award, and the opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Jones.
Linda Szwabowski has joined the faculty as a part-time Spanish teacher. Linda has undergraduate degree at Saint Xavier University in Chicago and holds a doctorate in education from VCU. She has been an Instructional specialist for Chesterfield County and helped develop the Spanish language immersion program for that county.
Accompanied by his wife, Jill, Jones started his visit in Paris, visited Mont St. Michel, and finished the trip in southwest France in the Dordogne region. The final highlight involved some twenty-first century two-wheel travel. The Joneses watched Stage 10 of the Tour de France, another lifetime dream come true.
FACULTY MILESTONES Russell Goode, one of Trinity's longest serving
maintenance staffers, was honored on May 24 for his 30 years of dedication to Trinity, its students, faculty and facilities. Over a dozen teachers and administrators toasted Goode's retirement with stories of his transcendent work ethic, superhuman strength and personal bonds he has forged with generations of Trinity students. “He has been a tremendous steward of the campus,” said Head of School Rob Short. “He reset the place every morning fresh so our students could be ready to learn.” Facilities Manager Chip Shelton ’89 also praised Goode as a role model, saying, “he sets an incredible example of integrity, and our kids recognize it.” Christina Grande wrote: “I ran the Race to
Parenthood 5K in the spring. It is a race that benefits couples who are going through fertility treatments, which is a cause dear to my heart. I was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 22:33.” Anne Hurt and her husband Scott welcomed William Scott Hurt on June 10. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches long.
Alice Phillips wrote: “On Saturday April 22 I
completed the 3rd Annual Swim Around Lido Key. This was also the day of the Science March in D.C. so my race partner, Tess Andres, a science teacher at Seven Hills, and I competed as the RVA Women of Science. As a relay we alternated swimming and kayaking the seven mile course located just off the Gulf coast of Florida near Sarasota. We finished fourth among 17 two person relays and a handful of three person relays. Trinity alum Craig Dunbar '81 raced as an individual.”
And that’s a wrap! The Trinity Parents Association (TPA) wrapped up another year of supporting the school, its students, teachers and administrators. Hundreds of volunteers made events and fundraisers run smoothly and successfully. “We are always amazed by how quickly the year goes by; one minute the are grilling for the Back-To-School Cookout and then suddenly everyone is taking finals and the Senior Class is attending its final Titan ceremonies,” said outgoing President Kelly Donahue. Lauren Flood is leading the volunteer organization for the 2017-2018 school year. The TPA keeps parents informed through class representatives, hosts parent socials, welcomes guests to campus, provides treats for school events all year long, serves monthly snacks to faculty and staff and steps up whenever the school needs volunteer support. “Our Sign Up Genius was always full of volunteers. Each committee and grade level is represented on the site and it is our most effective tool to get parents involved in our community,” said Flood. Trinity’s Used Book Sale and Friday Pizza Lunch fund the TPA budget each year. The proceeds provide services to the Performing and Visual Arts programs, support Hospitality Committee needs, and fund the annual After Prom for the junior and senior classes. The remaining proceeds are given to the school. The 2016-2017 funds supported faculty professional development, purchased a new grill, added two more picnic tables and four more Adirondack chairs to Howerton Plaza, and refurbished the furniture in the Commons. Kelly Donahue credits Trinity parents with the TPA’s success “We are so thankful for the Trinity parent community. Without our parents we would never be able to create the thoughtful environment that makes Trinity so special,” she said. Lauren Flood is already looking ahead. “We look forward to the new year with the grand opening of our theater, a new senior class and students who are just starting their Titan path,” she said.
Ned Trice wrote: “My wife, Kai, and I
welcomed our third child, a girl, Claxton Sharpe Trice, on February 17. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces at birth.”
Building Together Renovated theatre space will impact every Titan
t the top of the list of things that set Trinity apart from other schools and communities is Morning Meeting. With few exceptions — such as when the stage is being prepped for a large production, or the recent extended hiatus during the spring 2017 renovations — the theatre has been the home to this daily ritual of shared information, appreciation and aspiration for all of Trinity’s students, faculty and staff. Every morning. Every Titan. Together.
Matthew Majikes ’17 plays bass on stage in the Spring Fine Arts Festival. He credits the dedication and encouragement of Trinity teachers to his successful pursuit of music and theatre.
For generations of Titans, the experiences and opportunities offered and honed in that room are the first memories that spring to mind. Just as the performers on the proscenium stage portray the full spectrum of human emotion — so have the Titans gathered in the theatre’s seats experienced the full range that life in a Trinity career can offer. From the silly to the sad, those seats have given the community a place to laugh together at Mr. Alley’s corny jokes and cry together upon learning of the passing of Mr. Mauck. From the apprehension of the first New Student Orientation in August to the pure joy of marching through the doors wearing college destination t-shirts in April. From the initial timidity of rising to announce season-opening tryouts to the ultimate triumph of presenting the head of school with a championship trophy. “Morning Meeting is where students are asked to lead, often for the first time with an announcement, a club offering, a few words to the community or a sentence or two of praise to a fellow student, coach or teacher,” said
Head of School Rob Short. “Morning Meeting is where students engage in public speaking for the first time and interact with a very age diverse group of community members as a peer. Morning Meeting is where we build character — together.” Morning Meeting is where it all begins at Trinity — but it is only the beginning. The space that houses this most cherished of Trinity rituals is also the home to the Chapel program and Trinity’s storied performing arts program, including music and drama. In January of 2017, work began on the final phase of the 10-year Future Pathways Campaign, renovating and improving the Perkinson Arts Center theatre to bring it on par with athletic and arts facilities that have transformed the Trinity campus over the past decade. “The new facility will impact everyone,” said Chris Markunas ’01. “It’s one of the singular places that everyone passes through, uses and enjoys.” The PAC theatre has played a central role in Markunas’s world since performed (as a 4th grader at Good Shepard Episcopal School) in a production of the “Pirates of Penzance” on the Trinity stage. “What I remember most is the red seats,” he said. By middle school, he was hearing tales of legendary feats of gymnastics and stagecraft in performances like “Alice in Wonderland.” And by the time he sat in those seats to watch his first Cabaret as an 8th grader in 1996 — and heard Pauline Crowling’s rendition of the Barenaked Ladies’ “If I Had a Million Dollars,” — he was completely hooked on the place. “I was in every Cabaret after that,” he said.
After graduating from Trinity in 2001, Markunas when to Holy Cross College, expecting to be a music major, but ended up graduating with a degree in theatrical design, inspired in equal parts by his experiences performing and participating in the backstage crew at Trinity under the tutelage of theatre director Brian Phillips. After college, Markunas returned to Trinity to teach guitar and theatre tech — continuing to foster the bonds and traditions that made such an impact on the discovery of his own path. “What has set this theatre department apart over the last 25 years is a certain intensity and professionalism that is not common in high school theatre,” he said, referring to the Trinity theatre’s reputation for punching above its weight with bold productions of contemporary theatre, along with elaborately realistic sets. “There’s an adage that a set only has to look good from 50 ft. That may be true, but when we built a house on stage it was a real house. The shop here was better equipped than any of the theatres I worked in after that.”
On the left: The Perkinson Arts Center Theatre is where the entire community comes together every morning, as well as for weekly chapel services. Below: The cast and crew of the fall 2012 production of “Rumors,” with Chris Markunas ’01 (standing, far right). “When we built a house on stage it was a real house,” Chris said.
Recent graduate Matthew Majikes ’17 not only spent plenty of time on stage, playing the bass in Cabarets, band concerts and more, but spent just as much time backstage on the crew of two installments of one-act plays and a full production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in 2016. He appreciates the impact of time spent in dedication to the craft. “I will never forget walking into the theatre once school ended to work on a show and then the next time that I walk out of the theatre it was completely dark,” he says. “It always baffled me how fast time flew when I was in there, but it was because it wasn't just hard labor that we were doing to work for the play, we were also having fun.” Majikes has nothing but praise for Trinity’s teachers, who have encouraged him to test the limits of his abilities. “For example, when I wanted to perfect my tone on my bass and I wanted to create my fretless bass, Mr. Markunas and Mr. Rollins were right there to help me with it,” he said. “They encouraged me to keep going and continue working when the process was difficult and my spirits were low.”
Brian Rollins is Trinity’s veteran band director and head of the performing arts department. Asked to name his favorite memory in the Perkinson Arts Center theatre, he says: “There have been so many wonderful performances over the years, both from the music and theater side of the department, but if I had to pick just one it would be the Beatles-themed Cabaret we put on in 2009. It was a fantastic show
that was a big hit with the performers and audience alike.” Rollins likens preparation for any musical or theatrical performance to the practices time an athletic team puts in to prepare for the big game. “Rehearsals are where/when the students and performing arts staff get to collaborate and wrestle with the challenges of bringing the ‘spirit’ of the production to life,” he says. “That’s when we see the development and refinement of ideas, many of these resulting as solutions to performance challenges that arise.” “As a participant in the performing arts, you absolutely can’t work in isolation,”
Rollins says. “For every soloist that the audience sees and hears, there are a multitude of support personnel that HAVE to be present for the performance to work: the lighting and sound staff, the accompanying musicians, the stage director that cues the performer when to go on, the stage crew that makes sure the necessary props are present. Many of these folks are either invisible or only peripherally apparent to the audience, but their contributions are vital nonetheless.” Like so many at Trinity — both in the performing arts and beyond —Rollins is looking forward to the improved experience the new theatre will provide for both the performers and the audience members. “I’m excited about how much improved the audience experience will be from every standpoint,” he says. “I know the new seating will be much more comfortable, whether in the context of morning meetings, chapels, large group use like for the IB Group 4 sets or for guest speakers and of course for music and theater performances. The visual and acoustical aspects will be significantly better, the new AV system will provide for much more polished presentations of images and sound clips.” Markunas also anticipates the outsized impact that updated and integrated AV equipment will have on everyone, not only the backstage techies. “The new equipment will give us more time for teaching,” he said. “Anyone will be able to walk in, use the projector, use the microphone and be audible without needing someone to troubleshoot. That makes the space more functional for everyone.”
Brian Rollins, head of the performing arts department, rehearses with his band on the theatre stage. He says rehearsals are students wrestle with the challenges of bringing a production to life.
Finding My Voice Space set the stage for success —By Bill Sanderson ’94
found my voice in that space. I’m not talking about singing or acting. I’m talking about my presence, my sense of who I am in front of other people. One week early in my tenure at my current job, my boss gave me three days’ notice that I’d have to fly to Atlanta and deliver an hour-long key note talk to about 150 of the top tax lawyers in my field. I sat there in front of the group without a shortened breath or missed beat. Part of that is who I am, but part of that goes back to the FAC [Fine Arts Center]. Starting in 8th grade, I’d stand up in front of the school and make announcements. Not at the prompting of a teacher; not as part of an assignment; but as a part of the community. I found a way to project. I found a way to persuade. I found a way to interact with a crowd. It was learning in the round, and it’s something that is available to every student, every day. I found my purpose in that space. I could still describe for you, in vivid detail, my first experience walking into the FAC to work on a theater production. I can tell you who was there (David Mahan ’93, Matt Kelton ’91, Pat Walton ’91, Brian Phillips), and I can tell you what we talked about (UNC basketball, Bruce Springsteen, Mr. Pibb). From that moment, I knew I had a place to grow and develop as a person. There was something about the interaction of the people, the sense of purpose and responsibility and camaraderie. I could have stepped out in front of the curtain to become an actor, and that has been valuable for so many students. But I found the challenge behind the proscenium more com18
from the community. For any student, on any given day, it can be so much more. It can be the space — sometimes casual, sometimes formal — where the student can be part of, stand out in front of and engage the community. Performers and audiences; those making announcement and those listening to announcements; those leading work crews and those working on the crews; teachers and students; boosters and fans. Everyone is connected by and to that space. Bill Sanderson ’94 is an attorney in Washington, DC and a member of the Trinity Board of Trustees.
pelling, the challenge to become a leader. The drama teacher, Brian Phillips, heaped responsibility on us for all kinds of things — for managing schedules, for managing people, for keeping records, for organizing tools and materials, for everything. He had a hand in it, but he expected us to do it. He gave us the guidance, but he expected us to do it. There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t think about some lesson I learned — about working with people, about managing projects, about being open to possibility — in the FAC. I refer to it as the FAC on purpose. It is the center of fine arts. The music, visual arts and dramatic productions in that space expand the mind in very important ways. That the stage there has been host to productions that range from farce to force. No airs about the arts separate the students
“Brian Phillips and I made this lantern for the 1994 production of ‘Nicholas Nickleby.’ The lantern still works!”
Brick by Brick Whether on stage, backstage and in the seats, the last three decades are marked by memorable moments —By Brian Phillips
t is late on a Midsummer’s night and, as I often do before leaving at the end of a day, I am standing alone in the near dark on the stage, a mixture of fond memories, as well as present and future dreams, swirling through my mind. The title of a seminal theatrical text by the director Peter Brook, The Empty Space, comes to the forefront of my mind for that is exactly what I found when I arrived at Trinity in August 1986 and stepped into the auditorium. Sure, there were utilitarian red plastic seats that were noisy even then (and, like my knees, became even more so as they aged) a concrete floor in the audience area and bare brick walls — but nothing else. No curtains, no sound or lighting equipment, no tools — just a plain, empty physical space. But that plain, empty space was full of powerful intangibles: the boundless possibilities of community, of the educational, of the spiritual and of story making and storytelling. And what stories have been told here! Not just the fantastic stories of the plays, musicals, concerts and Cabarets themselves but more importantly the stories (and dramas!) that emerge from the camaraderie forged during the many hours and late nights of rehearsals, work sessions and performances. Stories rich with humor and sadness, setback and progress, joy and pain, fear and courage, growth and accomplishment. Stories that include:
a place on a show’s quote board (or trying too hard to do so) Adventures on an A-frame ladder that made you feel as if you were in the crow’s nest of the Black Pearl in the midst of a tempest Journeys through space and time: from Smokey Joe’s Cafe to Alice’s Wonderland, feudal Japan to Dickensian England, Ancient Greece to Puritan New England and Laramie, WY to Grover’s Corners NH. Sardines!, equi, an albatross, a funky caterpillar, Elmo, a Sky Moose, a singing dog, an Arctic Cat and a carnivorous plant 30 different recipes for stage blood (sometimes the director would have happily settled for the actor’s own) The joyful discovery of the visceral storytelling power and beauty of a single beam of light Students suspended, in disbelief but for the most part willingly, in midair Electrified pickles & boom lifts – don’t ask Bags of carrots and billions of bricks Sudden floods, algae blooms & mudslides Fog machines that went berserk and turned the theater into the set for an 80’s music video Props that took on a mind of their own
Cookies, doughnuts, gummie bears and pizza in the wee hours of the night
An actor fainting onstage just as the show began but no one misses a beat
The rather dubious distinction of earning
And many, many more that bring an
occasional tear but always a smile and fond remembrance. And all these stories accompanied by a soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen and Laurie Anderson. All these stories have been, and will continue to be, fittingly and cryptically memorialized on those once bare bricks. In a tradition that began in 1986, on graduation day, students whose paths during their time at Trinity have led them to the theatre as a second home record their personal stories on the wall backstage thus memorializing their own experiences while simultaneously laying a foundation for those to come. As I read over those bricks in the near dark as we prepare to bring the lights up on a new act in this space, now no longer empty but still to be filled, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt thanks to all the students, parents, faculty and friends who have shared this space and their many talents with our community and with me. You have broadened my possibilities and enriched my own life’s story. Thank you. Brian Phillips is a 30-year veteran of the Trinity theatre department and is now the school’s head of campus life. TITAN TRAIL
TAKE A SEAT DONORS Through June 30, 2017 Mr.* and Mrs. Everette G. Allen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Everette G. Allen III ‘84 Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Angeli Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Aprahamian Ms. Mary Katherine Ashton ‘99 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Aycock Ms. Beth Williamson Ayers Dr. Louise Bagwell-Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Barksdale, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. Leland Bassett Mr. and Mrs. H. Van Beggarly Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Bell Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bemberis Mr. and Mrs. Matthew N. Benedetti (Lisa Mays Benedetti ’86) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Benedetti Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Black Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Blissert Mr. and Mrs. J. Read Branch, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Bryan A. Brassington Mr. Benjamin Douglas Bretz ‘97 Mr. James H. Brown and Mrs. Kim Bausum-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Otis L. Brown Mr. Trace Carson Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cerny Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chambers Mr. and Mrs. William W. Clopton II Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Collier, Jr. ‘86 Mrs. Pauline Crowling Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Deutsch Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Donahue Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Dziedzic Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Elgin Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ellett Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Ericson (Swannee Goodman Ericson ’75) Mrs. Carol Estes-Williams Ms. Mary S. Evans ‘82 and Mr. Thomas S. Cantone Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Failon
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Flood Mrs. Gregory A. Forman Dr. Kathryn Holloway and Mr. Felix T. Garcia Mr. and Mrs. William F. Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gillert Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Glancy Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Goodman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goodpasture Jr. (Debbie Phillips Goodpasture ’87) Mr. John C. Guyer Mr. and Mrs. Bob Halbruner Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Halish Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Bradley A. Haneberg Mr. Robert W. Hargett Mr. and Mrs. Dion W. Hayes Mrs. Laurie H. Hedgepeth Dr. E. Bruce Heilman Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Hendrick Ms. Julia T. Henley Ms. Elizabeth Garnett Hester Mr. Adam Jonathan Hill ‘01 Mr. Charles T. Hill, Jr. ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Keegan Hines ‘05 (Caitlin Tallen Hines ’06) Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Hogue Mr. Robert Curtiss Hoppin ‘93 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Hupp Ms. Anne Murray Hurt Dr. and Mrs. Mark P. Hyde Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Jean Mr. Howard M. Jennings and Mrs. Sarah Stott Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jepson Mr. and Mrs. P. Michael Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Kearfott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Kern, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Knight Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Justin G. Knight Mr. Jan Pavel Kovar ‘03
Mr. and Mrs. T. Leitch Lancaster III Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Largo Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Lawrence Mr. Norman W. Leahy and Ms. Eleanor M. Leahy Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Lieberman Mr. and Mrs. James L. Londrey Mr. and Mrs. William G. Londrey ‘84 Dr. Stephen P. Long and Dr. Georganne W. Long Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Loughran Dr. and Dr. Rodrick N. Love Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Lutz III (Robin Rexinger Lutz ’79) Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Majikes Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mance Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Markunas Mrs. Maureen Matsen Mr. and Mrs. John G. Maynard III Mr. Gerald P. McCarthy and Ms. Lucile Anutta Ms. Adrienne E. McGinnis ‘95 Mr. and Mrs. Philip B. McLean Mr. and Mrs. Timothy S. Merry Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Methven Mr. George W. Michael Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Monaco (Diane Vaughan Monaco ’85) Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nash Mr. and Mrs. William D. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Nelson Ms. Nancy E. Newlin Mr. and Mrs. Kelly J. O'Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Kevin B. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. O'Toole Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Pankey, Jr. ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Pankey Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Parker Dr. and Mrs. James V. Pellicane Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Piascik Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Price Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pulsifer (Lisa Williams Pulsifer ’78)
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Rainey Jr. Mr. A. Ross Ramsey ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reedy Mr. Joseph Kelly Reid III ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rocawich Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Shama Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Short Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. George H. Stone Jr. Ms. Mary Ellen Stumpf Mr. James T. Tarpeh ‘88 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip P. Tarsovich Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Tickle Mr. and Mrs. Randolph F. Totten Mr. and Mrs. James Triplett Mr. J. Philip R. Victor ‘94 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Voeks III Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wagstaff Mr. and Mrs. J. Tracy Walker IV Mr. and Mrs. George Wheeler, Jr. (Alison Radcliffe Wheeler ’86) Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wilhite Dr. and Mrs. Henry I. Willett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Witthoefft Mrs. Angela Woodcock Mr. and Mrs. William H. Yates Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Young *Deceased
F u t u r e Pat h way s
before time runs out! Seats are scarce as donors meet the challenge. Trinity is well on the way toward securing $300,00 in matching funds for Trinity from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Donors who make a $1,000 gift to the new theatre can inscribe a seat with message of honor, memory, or celebration, and help complete the Future Pathways Capital Campaign. “We expect to sell out well before the November 1 deadline,” said Director of Development Laurie Hedgepeth. “We’ve been gratified by the response, and touched by so many of the messages.” e inscribed plates will be installed as one of the finishing touches to the renovated space. “We look forward to welcoming our donors to a special celebration later this fall, just as we welcomed our students to this wonderful facility to start the 2017-2018 school year.” A limited numbers of seats are still available for purchase. To help meet the challenge, and to honor a student, teacher, alum, parent or friend, reserve your seat or seats now. Please contact: Laurie Hedgepeth, Director of Development (804)672-4899 email@example.com
hen the class of 2017 processed into the Estes Athletic Center on the morning of May 27, all 126 seniors beamed with pride — even relief — to be able to finally celebrate the successful completion of hundreds of hours of classes, tests, practices and games. But with each passing minute spent reviewing the list of names in the program, scanning the adoring faces in the crowd and the championship banners on the wall, their joy was tempered with the realization that they would be leaving Trinity, a place that has nurtured them along their teenage paths and prepared them for the journey into adulthood.
“Each graduating class at Trinity rides on the crest of a wave of opportunity created by those who came before,” said Head of School Rob Short, encouraging the graduates to carry that momentum with them into the wider world and shape it for the better. “You bring with you on this journey of discovery certain skills gained here that no one can take away. They are forever yours,” he said. “Take your ideas and values learned here and share them with others. And never forget to come back and visit — you always have a home here at Trinity.” Federico Parmeggiani, salutatorian, described the simultaneous excitement and struggles he faced moving to the US only three years ago from Modena, Italy. “Starting a new life in a new world is scary to think about,” he said. “When I got here I didn’t understand a single thing for a couple of months… But now I am proud of what I have become and I am thankful for the Trinity community, which is always supportive and accepting. I am thankful for the friends made here.”
Parmegianni compared his own transition to Trinity from Italy to the big change the seniors will make as they head off to college in the fall. “We might struggle next year away from home,” he said. “But I am sure that it won’t take long until we feel at home again. Just like how now I feel at home here at Trinity.” Class Valedictorian Caroline Bell took care to thank both “our parents who have encouraged us day after day and given up their time to support us throughout high school” as well as “all of the teachers for their continued dedication to helping us succeed both as learners and as people.”
“When I think back on my time at Trinity, it won’t be the classes I took or my academic accomplishments that I’ll remember,” said Bell. “It will be the people I met, the relationships I formed with my peers and teachers, and the longstanding Trinity traditions that will stand out the most.” “Now it's our turn to use everything we have been given to make Trinity proud
of us,” she concluded. “Regardless of where you find yourself in life, remember that Trinity will always be your home.” Chosen by the class of 2017 themselves, the featured commencement speaker Francis Decker confessed after approaching the podium that he has “never really been into speeches.” If the speech has a story, on the other hand, he said, “I’m all in.” Mixing sincere personal revelations with irreverent asides, Decker, who teaches upper-level English, kept the gowned graduates grinning with a rollicking tale of folly through an ill-fated family bike ride. “I believe in stories,” he said. “Not because of the meaning or the lesson or the moral… the important thing is the telling.”
start your new life, I think the best advice I can give you is to start telling your own stories,” Decker concluded. “Tell them to anyone who will listen. Tell them everything, good and bad. Because stories are important. They are not only the way we put up a framework to our memories but help us to understand our lives.” Next year, these Titans will share their individual stories – and the story of the Trinity community – at over 50 colleges and universities.
“As you leave Trinity and your parents and the people who care about you to
Academic Awards SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS Caroline Chantler Bell Valedictorian Federico Parmeggiani Salutatorian Christopher Andrew Benedetti Colette Tolan Creamer Cameron Mei Ferris Julia Baird Morton Jonathan Parker Nash Anna Elise Osborne Emma Gwendolen Roberts Ian Michael Tewksbury
Joseph W. Bliley III Key Club Award Adam Grey Haneberg DAR Good Citizenship Award Faith Lauren Hinton Ralph White Environmental Stewardship Award Ian Michael Tewksbury Bill Davies Award Alexa Marie Gillert Aaron Christopher Duhart Ann Randolph Jonas Scholarship Alexa Marie Gillert
SENIOR CLASS AWARDS Athlete of the Year Female – Ella Castle Donahue Male – William Wythe Michael
Laura Kelley Memorial Scholarship William Corish Howard Brad McNeer Memorial Scholarship Ian Michael Tewksbury
Performing Arts (Drama) Matthew George Majikes Jr.
Academic Excellence-Junior Class Virginia Jane Allen
Performing Arts (Music) Seth David Armistead John Pendleton Leahy
Mount Holyoke College Book Award Virginia Jane Allen
Religion Christian Matthew Largo
Dartmouth Book Award Jacqueline Pepper
Science Andrew Winston Carr
Randolph College Book Award Liam Kelly Methven
Social Studies Andrea Kathryn Eichenberger
Smith College Book Award Aubrey Scott King
Visual Arts (Photography) Ariana Wells Calos Tyler Ashton Fitzgerald
William and Mary Leadership Award Addie Gates Nash
Visual Arts (2D) Colin Michael McManus
University of Virginia Jefferson Book Award Samuel Bennett Bacon
Visual Arts (3D) Caroline Logan Glancy
Richmond Times-Dispatch Scholar/Athlete Award Ella Castle Donahue Zachary Daniel Jacobs
Grady Richeson Memorial Award Lucy Elizabeth Perry William Corish Howard
Dale Travis Sportsmanship Award Grace Brewington English Trevor Ryne Taylor
Senior Class Award Grace Brewington English Matthew Brooks Nelson
World Language (Latin) Colette Tolan Creamer
Bethany Award for Service Mary Coltrin Kern
Titan Award Alexa Marie Gillert
World Language (Spanish) Tyler Ashton Fitzgerald
Bishop’s Award for Character and Integrity Oriana Mae Nordt
Founders Award Matthew Brooks Nelson
Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award Isabella Jane Anderegg Civitan Award for Citizenship Aaron Christopher Duhart Trinity Community Service Scholarship Mary Elizabeth Kenzakowski CAS Candidate Recognition Anna Elise Osborne Vincent Angelo Vivadelli
Leadership Award omas Elliott Pollard Head of School Award Matthew Brooks Nelson 2017 DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS English Anna Elise Osborne Mathematics Federico Parmeggiani
World Language (French) Julia Baird Morton
Academic Excellence (Grade 8) Kiera Elise Fisher Academic Excellence (Grade 9) Bryn Kellen Shannon Academic Excellence (Grade 10) Hannah Margaret Collier Hugh O’Brian Award Caroline Terese Benedetti Hannah Margaret Collier Emily Huffman McLeod Scholarship Lance Bradley Johnson
University of Virginia John Merchant Book Award Summer Joy Allen
Rensselaer Medal Alexandre Patrick Fernandez
Wellesley College Book Award Elizabeth Ravenel Davis
Sewanee Book Award Sydney Marie Dobzyniak
West Point Leadership Award John Godfrey
Randolph-Macon College Book Award Cullen Scott Fisher
F. Norton Hord Memorial Scholarship Oluwasolami Danielle Afolayan
Randolph College Classics Book Award Katherine Grotewiel
JUNIOR CLASS HONOR USHERS
St. Lawrence Book Award Timothy Petrucelli Hollins Creative Writing Book Award Katherine Hayes
Williams College Book Award McKinley Tate Sprinkle Richmond Panhellenic Award Elizabeth Campbell Chester
Virginia Jane Allen Samuel Bennett Bacon Elizabeth Campbell Chester Elizabeth Ravenel Davis Sydney Marie Dobzyniak Aubrey Scott King Liam Kelly Methven Addie Gates Nash Walter Scott Street V Noah William Yates
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA CANDIDATES María-Teresa Ambrogi-Torres Isabella Jane Anderegg Caroline Chantler Bell Christopher Andrew Benedetti Robert Christian Busch Jr. Mitchell Cluverius Calhoun Andrew Winston Carr Noah Boyd Collier Mary Elizabeth Corbet Colette Tolan Creamer Andrea Kathryn Eichenberger Cameron Mei Ferris Catherine Elizabeth Fleet Laurel Elise Goodpasture Maxwell eodore Halbruner Adam Grey Haneberg William Corish Howard Catherine Pinder Hughes Mary Elizabeth Kenzakowski Mary Coltrin Kern David Michael McMurtrie Alexandra Marie Melton William Wythe Michael
Julia Baird Morton Matthew Brooks Nelson Federico Parmeggiani omas Elliot Pollard Emma Gwendolen Roberts Ian Michael Tewksbury Lara Estrada Tomenchok Henry Carter Williams Alison Elizabeth McCart Wood
College Destinations of the Class of 2017 María-Teresa Ambrogi-Torres Randolph-Macon College Isabella Jane Anderegg University of Mary Washington Damian Landon Andriano Elon University Seth David Armistead Lancaster Bible College Jacob Tye Barnett Virginia Commonwealth University Caroline Chantler Bell University of Virginia Christopher Andrew Benedetti University of Virginia Lee Hunter Benes Jr. North Carolina State University Molly Boyd Black Virginia Tech William Smith Blake Virginia Military Institute Millicent Reed Boehling J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Makenzie Susanne Brown Longwood University Meghan Elizabeth Burton Arizona State University Robert Christian Busch Jr. College of William and Mary Mitchell Cluverius Calhoun Purdue University Ariana Wells Calos Pratt Institute Andrew Winston Carr University of Virginia Joseph Peter Castellucci Virginia Commonwealth University eresa Rose Castellucci Virginia Commonwealth University omas Brannen Castellucci Virginia Commonwealth University Noah Boyd Collier Wake Forest University Taylor Michael Compton University of Alabama Mary Elizabeth Corbet Gap Year Javon Herman Cosby Old Dominion University Colette Tolan Creamer University of Richmond Ellis Katherine Credle University of Tampa Ali Jane Deloye Christopher Newport University Melina Katherine DeNunzio High Point University Lauren Elisabeth DeRoco James Madison University omas James Hendrick Deutsch Hampden-Sydney College Grace Anderson DiLoreto Virginia Tech 26
Ella Castle Donahue College of William and Mary Aaron Christopher Duhart United States Military Academy Brandon Wolf Dysart Virginia Commonwealth University Andrea Kathryn Eichenberger University of Virginia Grace Brewington English Georgetown University Nathaniel Sheehan Erickson James Madison University Cameron Mei Ferris University of Texas-Austin Tyler Ashton Fitzgerald Virginia Commonwealth University Isaac Andrew Fleckenstein Virginia Commonwealth University Catherine Elizabeth Fleet College of William and Mary Alexandra Christine Flood Elon University Alexa Taylor Fojtik Blue Ridge Community College Grayson Adair Frayser West Virginia University Cole Michael Froehlich Virginia Tech Alexandra Elizabeth Geier Randolph College Melissa Claudia Geissbuehler James Madison University Alexa Marie Gillert Marist College Caroline Logan Glancy Elon University Laurel Elise Goodpasture College of William and Mary John Edward Grigg III J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Maxwell eodore Halbruner University of Virginia Sam Daniel Halish Virginia Tech Adam Grey Haneberg College of William and Mary Kenneth Lamont Harris Randolph College Ross Michael Hendricks James Madison University Ethan Sammis Hinckle Radford University Faith Lauren Hinton University of Maine William Corish Howard University of Louisville Catherine Pinder Hughes Randolph-Macon College Megan Ann Hunter University of North Carolina-Pembroke Elizabeth Ewing Hyatt Christopher Newport University Zachary Daniel Jacobs James Madison University
Jack Connor Johnson University of Alabama Jacob Anthony Johnson North Carolina State University Kirsten Ashleigh Jones Old Dominion University Mary Elizabeth Kenzakowski Virginia Tech Mary Coltrin Kern Wake Forest University Cara Morgan Klich University of South Carolina Benton Mack Knight Brigham Young University Hailey Morgan Ladd Florida State University Christian Matthew Largo Randolph-Macon College Julia Ann Lawton James Madison University John Pendleton Leahy University of South Carolina William Gregg Londrey Jr. University of Mississippi Daniel Benjamin Lynch Washington and Lee University Savannah Maria Maestrello Virginia Tech Claire Elizabeth Magill Randolph-Macon College Matthew George Majikes Jr. Randolph-Macon College John Gary Maynard IV University of Kentucky Colin Michael McManus Liberty University David Michael McMurtrie University of Notre Dame Alexandra Marie Melton Pennsylvania State University Malik Brion Merritte Old Dominion University William Wythe Michael College of William and Mary Madison Nicole Michalec Christopher Newport University Caroline Wood Moorman Gap Year Julia Baird Morton Wake Forest University Jonathan Parker Nash United States Air Force Academy Matthew Brooks Nelson University of North CarolinaChapel Hill Yanna Maria Nicolaides Randolph-Macon College Oriana Mae Nordt Virginia Tech Nicole Jean Novak Centre College Anna Elise Osborne Elon University
Federico Parmeggiani Virginia Tech James Nolan Pellicane Virginia Commonwealth University Lucy Elizabeth Perry Roanoke College Jameson Lee Phillips James Madison University Matthew omas Piascik Randolph College Julia Marie Placide Virginia Tech Noah Scott Poling West Virginia University omas Elliott Pollard University of Virginia Elizabeth Kip Rivera Pratt Institute Nicolas Rivero Auburn University Emma Gwendolen Roberts University of Richmond Michael Andrew Sacks University of Mary Washington Cameron Rees Schofner Virginia Tech Aaron Christopher Scott James Madison University Parker Reid Shama James Madison University Robert Jackson Sheppard James Madison University Ian Michael Stevenson University of Richmond Margaret Lowell Swider East Carolina University Trevor Ryne Taylor Long Island University-Post Ian Michael Tewksbury Virginia Commonwealth University Matthew Evan alhimer Elon University Lara Estrada Tomenchok University of Miami Jade Alea Turpin Hampton University Olivia Hooper Urena Longwood University Elizabeth Hall Valentine Savannah College of Art and Design Vincent Angelo Montiglio Vivadelli United States Air Force Academy Peyton Henley Volman Hampden-Sydney College Jacob Reese Wells Virginia Commonwealth University Bryan omas Wheeler Virginia Tech Henry Carter Williams University of Texas-Austin Collin Mason Winters Washington & Jefferson College Alison Elizabeth McCart Wood Virginia Tech
College Acceptances for the Class of 2017 The class of 2017 received one or more acceptances to the following colleges and universities. Allegheny College American Univeristy Arizona State Auburn University Averett University Bard College Berklee College of Music Berry College Blue Ridge Community College Bridgewater College Brigham Young University Catholic University Central Michigan University Centre College Clemson University Christopher Newport University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston Colorado School of Mines Denison University Drexel University East Carolina University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emory University Emory & Henry College Fairfield University
Ferrum College Flagler College Florida State University Furman University George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Southern University George Mason University Guilford College Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hawaii Pacific University High Point University Hofstra University J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College James Madison University Lancaster Bible College Liberty University Long Island University-Post Longwood University Louisiana State University Loyola University Maryland Lynchburg College Marist College Marymount University Miami University Michigan State Muhlenberg College North Carolina State University New York University Old Dominion University Pennsylvania State University
Pratt Institute Purdue University Queens University of Charlotte Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Richard Bland College Ringling College of Art & Design Roanoke College Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of the Visual Arts Sewanee-University of the South Shaw University Skidmore College Towson University United Stated Air Force Academy United States Military Academy University of Louisville University of Colorado-Boulder University of Mary Washington University of North CarolinaPembroke University of North CarolinaChape Hill University of North Carolina School of the Arts University of Alabama University of Alabama-Birmingham University of Denver University of Florida University of Georgia
University of Hawaii-Manoa University of Kentucky University of Maine University of Maryland University of Miami University of Mississippi University of Notre Dame University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of Tampa University of Texas-Austin University of Utah University of Tennessee-Knoxville University of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Tech Virginia Wesleyan College Virginia Military Institute Wake Forest University Washington & Jefferson College Washington and Lee University College of William and Mary West Virginia University
The College Landscape: Taking Control Students in the class of 2017 found the right fit at 55 different colleges and universities, after applying to 140 different institutions. Most are choosing to stay in the south (82%), and 46% are enrolling in colleges right here in Virginia. While the college process may seem increasingly intense and competitive with each passing year, College Counselor Chet Childress said, “It’s still all about the fit. Students are choosing what THEY want, and making good choices.” Childress says students can control more about the process than they may think. “Our students have the ability to control the classes they take here at Trinity, the grades they earn, and the activities they’re passionate about,” he said. “They can enhance their strengths, and address their weaknesses. They can choose colleges that align with their interests, and match their profile.” Childress said the Trinity college counseling staff also urges students and their families to be realistic about the things they CAN’T control. “The year-to-year popularity of a college can change dramatically, based on a national sports title, demographics, or short-term trends which can quickly change the number of applications in a given year,” he said. “Colleges often adjust their acceptances to respond to their yield—the number of students actually enrolling—in the previous year. All of that is outside of an individual student’s control. So it helps to look at the big picture, and act accordingly.” Trinity students continue to seek out colleges and universities that match their talents, whether it’s D1 athletic programs, arts programs, or engineering programs. “We find that our students do well in choosing programs that fit their special gifts,” said Childress. “Discovering your path at Trinity can lead to increased opportunities in higher education.” Childress did caution students to be committed to a strong finish as they reach the end of their Trinity education. “Colleges do look for small differences among applicants,” he said “Students need to finish the race, even if they’re at the head of the pack.”
— C hampions —
the Titans ended the season with a regular-season Prep League title, a VPL tournament championship and the VISAA state crown. The boys finished the season ranked No. 11 in the nation by MaxPreps.
Boys Basketball In a historic season for Titan basketball — arguably the best-ever — the boys set a school record for wins in a season (35) and became only the second team in the last 25 years to make it through the Virginia Prep League undefeated (14-0). Suffering only one loss to eventual publicschool state champion L.C. Bird, 28
Competing in six challenging tournament finals (four invitational and two championship), they won all six by double figures. Individually, Zachary Jacobs ’17 set a state tournament mark with 38 points on 16 of 20 shooting from the field. Jacobs was also named Prep League Player of the Year, VISAA Player of the Year and Richmond TimesDispatch All-Metro Player of the Year, the first-ever Titan earn this honor. Early in the season, they set the tone by coming home from the prestigious Sleepy Thompson
Invitational at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School with a first-place trophy. “We won three hardfought games against very good teams (two of the three had won state championships the previous season) to become the first Prep League school, and the southernmost school, to win in the 60 years of the tournament,” said Coach Rick Hamlin ’96. “It was a defining moment in that it showed we had a chance to be very good.” Other memorable moments for Coach Hamlin included a buzzer-beater win over Benedictine, to continue a four-game win streak in that rivalry, along with winning the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament (TDIT) in front of thousands of Titan fans at the Richmond Coliseum.
“This was a magical season, not simply for the results, but also because of the style of play,” said Hamlin. “The team took great pride in sharing the ball, and featured an up-tempo, unselfish playing style that was admired by fans and opponents alike.” “It was extra special for me having played on the 1996 state championship team and now coaching the 2017 champions,” said Hamlin, who was named VISAA Warren Rutledge State Coach of the Year and Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro coach of the Year. “What made it extra special was the atmosphere, sportsmanship, and strong leadership skills that was fostered by our incredible senior class: Zachary Jacobs, Aaron Duhart, Matt Nelson, Malik Merritte and Will Michael.”
Swimming & Diving For the first time in history, both the boys and girls swim and dive teams were undefeated in the regular season. The girls were 19-2 overall, finishing in second at the LIS meet. The boys were 21-1 overall, earning a share of first place in the VPL meet. Both teams finished the year as runners up in the VISAA state championship meet. “Our theme was ‘Chasing the Impossible...one meet at a time,’” said Head Coach Ashley Tremper, “which meant never getting ahead of ourselves but never losing faith that we could achieve any goal we set.” As the defending state champs, Tremper said the boys’ confidence was high throughout the season. “Strong leadership from
the captains helped them to achieve continued success,” she said. “For the girls, once they swept the competition at the RVA Meet, they truly believed they could win the league and the state; their connection as a team was amazing; strong leadership from the captains was pivotal.” Tremper was named Prep League Coach of the Year, while diving coach Diane Maiese earned VISAA Coach of the Year. In addition to breaking 10 Titan swimming records, this year’s swimmers set a new VPL mark in the 400 free relay (Jacob Johnson, Vincent Vivadelli, Danny Lynch, Atesh Camurdan) and five new LIS records: 200 IM and 100 breaststroke (Sophie Svoboda); 200 medley
relay and 200 free relay (Svoboda, Candace Kanney, Chloe Jepson, Sydney Whiting); and the 400 free relay (Hailey Ladd, Meghan Burton, Alix Melton, Whiting).
Girls Basketball Facing a more challenging schedule of competition than in previous years, the girls finished the season 17-9, pulling off some big wins and developing a reputation as a top team in the Richmond area. The team made it to the finals of the prestigious Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament (TDIT), where they played in front of thousands of local basketball fans at the Richmond Coliseum. Despite falling short of their goal of wining the LIS, Coach Anna Prillaman emphasized that the TITAN TRAIL
team showed tremendous growth in skill development and maturity. “We talked daily about selflessness and improving within that specific day,” said Prillaman. “Not looking ahead, but taking it a practice at a time.” Prillaman said the team’s most memorable moment came when they erased a 14-point deficit in the 4th quarter to beat St. Catherine’s at home. “It was an amazing battle where the girls kept their composure and ended up on top,” said Prillaman. Elaina Chapman ’19 became the second girls basketball player in Trinity history to hit 1,000 points. She now sits in 2nd place on the all-time scoring list, only 31 points away from the school record. Chapman was one of only two underclassmen named to the group of All-Metro recipients, a group of 15 girls representing all of the public and private high schools in the Metro Richmond area.
Indoor Track The girls were led by senior Isabella Anderegg ’17, who won the state championship in the shot put. Anderegg was closely followed all season by Faith Hinton ’17, who whose events ranged from the shot put and long jump, to the 55 m hurdles and high jump. The 4x800m team of Laurel Goodpasture ’17, Cameron Ferris ’17, Carthen Smith ’19 and Claire Gibbons ’20 shaved about a minute off their time over the course of the season, coming hundredths of a second shy of the school record, a performance that earned them 4th place in the state. The girls team finished the season 8th in the state overall. On the boys side, sprint veterans Donavan Goode ’18, Nico Rivero ’17 and Evan 30
Thalhimer ’17, led the charge, each setting a school record in the 55m, 55m hurdles and the 300m respectively. Goode’s explosive start would carry him to a runner-up finish in the 55m at the state meet. Junior Max Galbraith ’18 and senior Bill Londery ’17 finished strong at the state 3200m. The boys team tied with league rival Norfolk Academy for 9th place. “This was a small but dedicated group of young men and women who braved the winter weather and trained outside despite cold, rain, wind, and sometimes snow,” said Coach Ned Fischer. “I am extremely proud of the efforts put forth by all the athletes and their commitment and toughness in braving the elements, and I admire all of them for their hard work and discipline throughout a long winter season.”
Wrestling In this final season of the Titan wrestling program, three athletes distinguished themselves throughout a challenging season. “Senior Captain Blake Smith ’17 kept the team focused and
on track from the first day,” said Head Coach Doug Schutte. Smith received the Team Leadership award for his contribution to a successful season. Jonathan Celerin ’19 received the Team Performance award as the Titan wrestler with the most wins and most podium medals for the season. Celerin achieved medal finishes in each of his tournament appearances throughout the season placing 2nd in the opening Cavalier Classic, 2nd in the Peninsula Catholic Tournament and 7th in the Tiger Invitational. Calvin Hurlbert ’19 completed the triumvirate, earning the Team Dedication award for the
season. Coach Schutte congratulated Hurlbert for his effort throughout the season to practice hard, improve his skills every day and compete well in each of his bouts. “I am proud of the effort of each of these young men and encouraged that each will carry this experience with them in all that they accomplish in their lives,” said Schutte. SPRING 2017
Girls Soccer Girls soccer had another strong season, with a 12-6-4 record and a 4th-place finish in the state. It was the 10th straight trip to the
state tournament, a record matched only by Norfolk Academy. The dynamic offensive attack led to a state-high 79 goals, while the strong defense only conceded 22 goals. Wins over strong state powers St. John Paul the Great and Cape Henry Collegiate were season highlights.
“We played hard and as one,” said Head Coach Mitch Hauser. “This was an incredibly tight knit group because of our spring break trip to Florida. The trip was incredibly valuable and helped us get off to an incredible start when we got back home.”
“The season also saw a hardfought draw with the eventual state champion, St. Catherine’s,” said Head Coach Rick Hamlin ’96. “The resilient Titans never lost two games in a row. The team got better as the season progressed, and the girls demonstrated great togetherness, hustle, sportsmanship, and school spirit.”
Hauser recalled two games that stood out the most. “In the first week of the regular season, we made a statement with a 13-3 win over Potomac,” Hauser said. “This was a game that the returning players had been waiting for since the pairings for last years state tournament came out because they were given the final spot in the tournament ahead of us. The boys were elated and took great pride in this victory.”
Four-year seniors Lucy Perry, Julia Placide, Mary Kern, and Melina Denunzio graduated with a school record 53 wins in their four-year careers.
Baseball Finishing 15-10 overall (6-6 in the Prep League), the boys earned a spot in the VISAA state tournament for the first time in four years, capping one of the winningest seasons in program history. Seniors Ike Fleckenstein, Will Michael, Matt Nelson, and Christian Busch finished their careers with their first trip to the state tournament.
“In the final week of the regular season, with our season on the line, Ty Barker ’19 hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to give us a 6-5 road win over eventual state champion Benedictine,” Hauser recalled. “Ty also pitched 6⅓ innings to get the win on the mound. It was one of finest individual performances we have ever had. Without this win, we may not have made the state tournament.”
Girls Lacrosse The varsity girls lacrosse team finished 9-7 overall and with a 4-3 league record. They ended ranked 3rd in the LIS. Highlights of the season included an 8-7 home victory against St. Anne’s Belfield for the first time in modern program history. The Titans held the Saints scoreless for the last 9 minutes of the game. Another exciting win came against St. Gertrude in the second game of the season. “We were up by two at the half and
managed to fall behind by 1 with less than a minute on the clock,” recalls Head Coach Margie Vaughan Snead ’85. “A frenzy of activity led to dog pile of players fighting for a ground ball in front of the cage. Ella Donahue came up with ball and buried it in the back of the net. That kind of determination was a hallmark of this team,” said Coach Snead. “It didn’t matter whether we won or lost, this crew fought hard to the end of every game we played. We were playing our best lacrosse as the season ended and we are so proud of how hard they fought.” Coach Snead thanked senior captains Grace English and Ella Donahue for four years of strong defense and commitment to the program. Madi Johnson was the team’s leading scorer.
Boys Lacrosse The boys lacrosse team finished with a record of 9-9, a significant improvement over last year’s record of 3-9. Highlights from this year included a 2nd-place finish in the Cameron Gallagher Invitational Tournament at Benedictine High School and two overtime wins against crosstown rival Steward School.
The team was led by nine seniors, including Parker Shama, Colin McManus, Smith Blake, Grayson Frayser, Ross Hendricks, and Damian Andriano. The offense was led by senior captain Matthew Piascik who was the leading scorer with 39 goals and 7 assists, senior captain Grey Haneberg who was the leader on the defensive side of the field, and senior captain Jacob Wells who has been the starting varsity goalie for the past three years. “This year’s team was made up of players of many different levels and abilities and as the season progressed it was enjoyable to see how the experienced players helped the less experienced players improve throughout the year with positive encourage-
ment and guidance,” said Head Coach Chris McQueeney. “It was through this encouragement and guidance that the team improved week to week as the season progressed.”
Senior captain Noah Collier was the team’s MVP with the most match, set and game wins, while Bush also noted the talent and experience of new member Alex Fernandez.
“Fortunately we were able to play our best tennis in the Prep League Tournament at the conclusion of the season,” said Bush. No. 1 Noah Collier, No. 2 Alex Fernandez and No. 4 Andrew Carr singles made it into the semifinals of the Prep League Tournament. No. 2 doubles (Andrew Carr ’17 and Charlie Aprahamian ’19) and No. 3 doubles (Luke Grogan ’20 and Davide Parmeggiani ’18) also made it to the semifinals. “With so many players advancing into the later rounds of the draw we were able to finish 4th in the tournament,” said Bush, “finishing above St. Anne’s Bellfield, a team that had defeated us twice in the regular season.
After seeing seven seniors graduate in 2016, the beginning of the 2017 season was an uncertain one for the girls softball team. By the season’s end, the girls were 8-10 overall, which earned them the No. 8 seed in the VISAA state tournament. The team was led by seniors Lexi Gillert and Claire Magill. On the pitcher’s mound, Lexi struck out 135 batters, ending her four-year career with 492 strikeouts. “Returning juniors Kate Pepper, Brittney Watkins and Caroline Totaro anchored our defense and provided outstanding offense,” said Head Coach Christy Darlington.
Boys Tennis Despite a 2-11 overall record this season, the boys tennis team featured new faces that competed in meaningful matches. “It was exciting to see these younger players contribute, and the experience these underclassman have gained will make the future brighter for our program,” said Head Coach Jay Bush. “Our regular season record did have a bright spot with a two-match sweep of our crosstown rival Benedictine.”
Track & Field The outdoor track season finished with twin 3rd-place finishes at the state meet for the boys and girls teams. “This is one of the best finishes the girls team has had since the inception of the girls VISAA meet in 1980, and it is the best finish on the boys side period,” said Head Coach Ned Fischer. Isabella Anderegg ’17 scored a perfect throws double of 20 points at the state meet and the LIS, winning both the shot put and the discus. Logan Carter ’19 won the state title in the 400m in her first season of high school track. “An outside favorite coming into the race, Carter continued her trend of improvement by setting another personal best by over a second to win the race,” said Fischer. The girls 4x100m relay team Morgan Williams ’19, Kirsten Jones ’17, Logan Carter ’19, and Faith Hinton ’17 set a school record Williams won state titles in both the triple jump and 100 hurdles. “The girls exchanged blows with Norfolk Academy for the coveted runner up position,” said Coach Fischer, “but Norfolk would load up the final events to claim their second place just ahead of the Titans.” The boys were by led by Nick Jean ’19, who pulled off a “distance double,” clinching state titles in the 1600m and the 3200m, the first Trinity distance
runner to do so. Trevor Taylor ’17, school record holder in every throwing event, finished 3rd in the discus and 2nd in the shot put. The boys 4x400m relay team (William Howard ’17, Jaylyn Lomax ’18, Nico Rivero ’17, Evan Thalhimer ’17) nearly broke the school record to edge out rival Woodberry Forest for 3rd overall. “The team’s performances throughout the year were fantastic, and the season wrapped up with a flourish,” said Coach Fischer.
Golf Finishing the season 6-5, the team accomplished its goal of making it to the state tournament as a team. “Last year we did not make it as a team nor did we have any individuals go, so for us all to make it was a huge accomplishment,” said Head Coach Andy Bender. “Towards the end of the season we stopped worrying about what ‘number’ we played on the team and focused more on who played well with who. We started pairing those players together and the scores started to drop,” said Coach Bender, who recalled the last four matches as the season’s defining stretch. “We were playing the top schools in the prep league,” he said. “Our goal as a team was to not care if we won or lost but to score in the 150s as a team. We accomplished this and ultimately it got us into the state event!”
Athletic Honors and Accolades WINTER SPORTS 2016-2017
Armando Bacot ’19: All-USA Virginia (1st Team), All-State (1st Team), All-Metro (1st Team), All-League
Zach Jacobs ’17: All-USA Virginia (2nd Team), All-State (E. Dale Travis State Player of the Year), All-Metro) Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year, All-League (Virginia Prep League Player of the Year), Richmond Times-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete of the Month (December 2016) Jason Wade ’18: All-State (1st Team), All-League Rick Hamlin ’96: Warren Rutledge State Coach of the Year, Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro Coach of the Year
Jonathan Celerin ’19: All-State
Isabella Anderegg ’17: All-State (State Champion, Shot Put), AllMetro (1st Team, Shot Put), All-League (LIS Champion, Shot Put) Max Galbraith ’18: All-State (Honorable Mention, 3200m), AllLeague (3200m) Donavan Goode ’18: All-State (2nd Team, 55m), All-Metro (55m), All-League (55m) Faith Hinton ’17: All-State (Honorable Mention, Shot Put), All-Metro (Shot Put), All-League (Shot Put) Evan Thalhimer ’17: All-League (300m)
SPRING SPORTS 2017
Caroline McGonegal ’18: All-State (2nd Team), All-League
Angel Burgos ’19: All-League
Lucy Perry ’17: All-State (1st Team), All-League
Elaina Chapman ’19: All-State (1st Team), All-Metro (1st Team), All-League
Brooke Tylka ’19: All-State (1st Team), All-League
Swim and Dive
Meghan Burton ’17: All-League (200 Medley Relay, 100 Fly, 100 Back, 400 Free Relay), (200 Relay, 400 Free Relay, 100 Back) Atesh Camurdan ’20: All-State (200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay), All-League (400 Free Relay) William Howard ’17: All-State (200 Medley Relay) Chloe Jepson ’20: All-State (200 Medley Relay), All-League (200 Relay, 200 Free Relay) Jacob Johnson ’17: All-State (200 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay), All-Metro (2nd Team) (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back), All-League (50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay) Candace Kanney ’18: All-League (200 Free Relay) Hailey Ladd ’17: All-State (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 500 Free), All-League (200 Relay, 400 Free Relay, 500 Free) Danny Lynch ’17: All-League (400 Free Relay), All-State (200 Medley Relay, 500 Free, 400 Free Relay)
Alix Melton ’17: All-State (400 Free Relay), All-League (400 Free Relay) Sophie Svoboda ’18: All-State (200 Medley Relay, 100 Back, 400 Free Relay), All-League (200 Relay, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Free Relay, 100 Breaststroke) Vincent Vivadelli ’17: All-State (200 Medley Relay, 200 Individual Medley, 500 Free, 400 Free Relay), All-League (500 Free, 400 Free Relay) Sydney Whiting ’20: All-State (400 Free Relay), All-League (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 50 Free, 100 Free) Diane Maise: VISAA State Coach of the Year (Diving) Ashley Tremper: Virginia Prep League Coach of the Year (Swimming)
Summer Allen ’18: All-League Ella Donahue ’17: All-League Madison Johnson ’18: All-League, All-Metro Sally Snead ’19: All-League
Alexa Gillert ’17: All-State (1st Team), All-League
Will Michael ’17: All-State (1st Team), All-League Matt Nelson ’17: All-League Parker Wilburn ’18: All-League
Track and Field
Isabella Anderegg ’17: All-State (1st Team, Shot Put) (1st Team, Discus), LIS Field Event MVP, All-Metro (Shot Put)
Logan Carter ’19: All-State (1st Team, 400m) (2nd Team, 4x100 Relay) Donavan Goode ’18: All-Metro (100m) Faith Hinton ’17: All-State (2nd Team, 4x100 Relay) William Howard ’17: All-State (Honorable Mention, 300m Hurdles) Nick Jean ’19: All-State (1st Team, 3200m, 1600m), VPL Running Events MVP, All-Metro (3200m) Kirsten Jones ’17: All-State (2nd Team, 4x100 Relay), All-Metro (200m) Trevor Taylor ’17: All-State (2nd Team, Shot Put), All-State (Honorable Mention, Discus), VPL Field Event MVP, All Metro (Shot Put, Discus) Morgan Williams ’19: All-State (1st Team, 100 m Hurdles, Triple Jump) (2nd Team, 4x100 Relay) TITAN TRAIL
September 29-30, 2017 With Classes of 2s and 7s Reunions
Homecoming Weekend September 29-30, 2017 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Grandparents Day (*For new grandparents only*) . . . . . .9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Estes Athletic Center
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Reunion Class Evening Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Commons, Academic Building Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 Oyster Roast (Ages 21 & older, please) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dunn Courtyard $40 Admission $20 Admission for Reunion Class Alumni RSVP at trinityes.org/Homecoming
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 IB Diploma Candidate Coffee Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Speight Alumni Room Football vs. Northumberland High School . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aycock Stadium Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honoring Darryl Rutley ’84 and Marcus Nelson ‘06 . . . . .Halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aycock Stadium Student Homecoming Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Auxiliary Gym Visit trinityes.org/Homecoming for more details and full schedule of athletic events. Follow Trinity on social media: Trinity Episcopal School @Trinity_RVA 34
spades…We talk about what connections they can make between the stories that they are reading and their own stories. We all have stories to tell — you just have to know how to tell it and be brave enough to tell it.’” She was praised by nominators: “’Mrs. Guise is a rare jewel’, ’She is dedicated to teaching, she cares greatly for the students and it shows she enjoys her job. She is committed to teaching the children and making sure they actually understand and can properly apply what they have learned.’”
Class of 1995 Mary McGraw Cake ’95 wrote: “After spending seven years at The Martin Agency I recently decided to return to a smaller agency called Punch. I missed the local and regional clients and the gratification you get seeing them grow. I was an account group supervisor but am now taking on the new business development roll which I’m very excited about! Matt and I were married in 2014 and live in the Stony Point area. We have a two-year-old chocolate lab named Kash and will be getting a yellow lab, Remy, this May. I love going to live shows, entertaining friends, traveling, Pure Barre and I just took up snowboarding last year, I’m hooked!”
Class of 1979 Nancy Fleming ’79 played golf in Wilmington, DE with Matthew Burnside ’21.
Class of 1988 James Teah Tarpeh ’88, who was on campus in April, enjoys playing basketball, golf, tennis and biking. He loves to travel with his family and enjoys creative writing projects, movie nights and trail bike rides with his wife Tonya and daughters Johrdyn (10) and Sidrah (5). He wrote: “In May we went to the Dallas Zoo to check out the new hippo exhibit. It’s phenomenal!”
Class of 1994 Christine Garrison Guise ’94 was nominated as one of Henrico’s top teachers. She teaches sixth-grade English students at John Rolfe Middle School. The article in Henrico Citizen, “Henrico’s Top Teachers - Christine Guise”, addresses her simplistic approach to engaging students: “‘We read, we think about what we’re reading, and then we write about what we’re thinking,’ she said. ‘Many students lack true inspiration, but reading can help provide that in
Class of 1996 Rick Hamlin ’96 coached the Trinity boys 2017 basketball team to a State Championship. He wrote: “Of the 11 living players on the ’96 state championship team, seven were at the 2017 state championship game. The response touched such a broad cross section of the Trinity community. When you look in the stands in photos, there were former players, former teachers and parents from all areas of the school.” Rick Hamlin ’96, Jeff Meyer ’96, Chris Gaffney ’96, Court Lanio ’97 enjoyed celebrating the 2017 state championship.
Class of 1997 Lauren Brady Carroll ’97 wrote: My husband, Seth, and I have a 5-year-old, Thomas, starting Kindergarten at St. Michaels this fall and a 1-year-old, Libbie. Seth and I, along with four other lawyers, own a law firm in Richmond called Commonwealth Law Group. We started three and a half years ago and practice injury and civil rights law. Court Lanio ’97 married Laura Neely on June 3 in Seabrook Island, SC. The couple resides in Atlanta, GA. Rick Hamlin ’96 said: “It was a blast celebrating Laura and Court!”
Class of 1998
Class of 2003
Tyler Harris ’98 wrote: “Bentley and I welcomed our third child on December 12, 2016. Eleanor Lawrence Harris weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and measured 19 ¾ inches long. Her brothers, Henry (5) and Thomas (3), are very excited to have a little sister to take care of!”
Paige Schurlknight Antill ’03 and her husband, Greg, welcomed John “Asher” Antill on May 15.
Class of 1999 Chris Aycock ’99 wrote: “Anne and I welcomed our second son, John Barlow Aycock, on March 11. He weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces. Our son Tom is a very proud big brother. I am now the director of development at Stuart Hall School.”
Class of 2001 Neil Millhiser ’01 married Emily Danielle Lowry on May 13 at The Commonwealth Club in Richmond.
Kathryn Valva Butler ’03 received her associate’s degree on May 14 at the Siegel Center. Her husband Phillip, and sons, Jacob and Stephen, were there to help her celebrate her accomplishments.
Haley Farrar ’03 wrote: “I live in New Zealand working as a project manager/ researcher for Victoria University of Wellington. My focus is on bringing restorative justice and restorative practices to universities in New Zealand, Australia, and soon to the US. I’ve also started my own consulting business, Aspen Restorative Consulting, focused on teaching people how to build strong, relationship-focused communities in their schools, universities, and workplaces.”
Class of 2004 Class of 2002 Andria Phillips Kobylinski ’02 and her husband, Joey, live in the Richmond area with their six-month-old daughter Harper Rose Kobylinski.
David Taylor ’02 and his wife Meghan welcomed Peyton Avery Taylor in February. She joins big brother Gavin.
Pierre Bowring ’04 wrote: “I married Jennaway Pearson in June. Jennaway is amazing at everything she does: she’s a printmaker, book artist and teaches at George Washington University, American University and Studio 2-3 in Richmond. I’m blowing glass in Baltimore and we are loving life!”
Kristin Parrish Lemon ’04 and her husband, Jesse, celebrated their son Charlie’s first birthday in June.
Class of 2005 Sarah Goldstein Taylor ’05 and her husband, Chad, welcomed Tegan Elizabeth Taylor on February 22. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches long. She joins big brother, Easton.
Class of 2006 Barry O’Keefe ’06 was featured in a Style Weekly article in May: “A Richmond Artist Wants to Connect Communities Through Neighborhood Shrines.” After a shooting in his Jackson Ward neighborhood in 2013 Barry wanted to try to find a way to allow neighbors to connect. The article stated: “The result was Open Inbox, a series of public sculptures...created as tributes to different neighborhoods’ uniqueness and past.” “‘It’s like a wooden social network; O’Keefe says of ‘Open Inbox.’ ‘If people see it as a pretty sculpture that allows the neighbors to post messages, I’ll be satisfied. I don’t expect them to change the world. My goals are lofty — my expectations modest.’”
Class of 2007 Page Dunbar ’07 got engaged to Arjun Muthusubramanian in November 2016. The couple resides in Charlottesville where they both work at UVA Health System. Page graduated in May with a master’s in nursing and Arjun is a resident physician.
Drew Lawson ’07 married Kate Dillon on March 18 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Louise Minette Fisher Skeate ’07 wrote: “Jonathan Skeate and I got married in Powhatan on January 7. We currently live in Ashburn, VA with our dog, Tesla, and two cats, Rimsky and Schubert. I work for Cole Haan, and my husband works for Berico Technologies.
Meeting the Challenge Trinity relies on the support of thousands of alumni that support the school, its students and its mission. This year, several alumni in particular stepped up to the challenge to help share this message and demonstrate the importance of giving back: Teah Tarpeh ’88 returned to Trinity to speak at Chapel during “Titans Show The Love” week in April and shared a message about the importance and power of giving. Tarpeh said: “What I learned early on and want to pass along to you guys is that what's most important in this life is what we do for others…Faith is in your feet and not in your heart. You have to move. You have to do something. Giving back is one of the greatest ways to do that.” He challenged every Titan present to “be doers and givers.” Tarpeh was introduced by friend and former teammate Chip Shelton ’89, whom he thanked for welcoming him into the Trinity family over 30 years ago. Molly Sanyour ’01 played a significant role during “Titans Show The Love” week in April by speaking to the class of 2017 and many of their parents about the valuable lessons she learned during her time as a Trinity student and the significance of giving back. “As an alum, it’s a pleasure to be able to give back,” said Sanyour. “Small donations every month really make me feel a part of the community and happy to say that I’m a Titan.” Rick Hamlin ’96 along with senior basketball players Aaron Duhart, Zach Jacobs, Will Michael, Malik Merritte and Matt Nelson filmed a call to action video to assist with the two-day “Titans 4 Titans” alumni giving challenge in May. It proved to be the most successful alumni giving effort to date, with over a hundred alumni gifts coming in just two days.
The Titan bond is a special one and the supportive community that makes it stronger is greatly appreciated. As Tarpeh said: “what you will be judged by and the legacy that you will leave behind will be based on what you do in the lives of other people.” Thanks for making a difference!
Lauren van de Kamp ’07 got engaged to Mark Braithwaite, Jr. in November, 2016 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They couple resides in Richmond.
Bez Wallace ’07 and his wife, Erin, welcomed Ezra Bey Wallace on December 31, 2016. He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Stuart Mauck ’11 is living in Coruna, Spain and documenting his travels with photos.
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Class of 2010 Nick Almond ’10 wrote: “I graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in May 2014 with a degree in economics and business. I played football and won two Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships during my career. I am currently a mortgage loan officer with C&F Mortgage Corporation here in Richmond.” Maria Davenport ’10 wrote: “I work at UVA doing clinical research focusing on lung cancer. I work with a team of oncologists managing lung cancer research trials. I was recently invited to work on an institutional review board: the Protocol Review Committee, which evaluates all the cancer-related research at UVA for scientific integrity.”
Class of 2011 Alexis Phillips Daddio ’11 and Thomas Daddio ’06 got married on February 18 at The Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan. Alexis wrote: “It was 70 degrees and sunny and the most gorgeous day! J + D Photography, Jada Zajur Parrish ’08 and David Parrish ’06, were our photographers. Titans in the bridal party were Andria Phillips Kobylinski ’02, Will Phillips ’03, Luke Phillips ’07, Erin Daddio Collins ’04, Anna Daddio Bell ’07, Currie Bell ’06, Allie Valentine ’11, Annie Lyall Slaughter ’11, Annie Mauck ’11 and Mimi Savage ’11. Other Titans that attended were Holly Zajur ’11, Madeline Pellicane ’11, Casey LaPrade ’11, David Coleman ’07, Patrick Kearney ’07, Michael Glaser ’07 and Seth Schurlknight ’07. Thomas is a sales representative for Dunbar Armored and I am a local Instagram healthy lifestyle blogger. 38
Catherine Cunningham ’12 wrote: “I graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2016 with degrees in public relations and political science. I am currently working as an administrative assistant at the Commonwealth Club in downtown Richmond. My favorite aspect of my job is assisting the director of marketing and sales in planning weddings. I was just admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue a master’s in social work. My passion for social work started through the community service I did at Trinity as part of the IB program and became deeper when I won the award for commitment to community outreach, the TPA Community Service Award. My plans to become a licensed clinical social worker were solidified when I went on the Creating Sustainable Social Change study abroad program to Switzerland and Rwanda in 2015. In my spare time I mentor adolescents at Henderson Middle School, with a non-profit called Higher Achievement. Trinity prepared me for the real world and helped me ’discover my path.’”
Class of 2013 Stuart Brown ’13, a senior on the baseball team at Randolph-Macon College, was named ODAC Baseball Player of the Week on March 13 after helping the 11th-ranked Yellow Jackets post three victories. Lucy Call ’13 helped to start a Campus Kitchen chapter at JMU and served as the president. An article in the James Madison News called ’Curbing waste and hunger’ explains that “the Campus Kitchen club collects unused food from dining halls and redistributes it to families in need all over Rockingham County… This program not only benefits the students who are learning new skills, but also the surrounding area. ’It is really an effective way to create direct connections between the students and the community,’” said Call.
Class of 2014 Tyler Johnson ’14 has been pitching for the South Carolina Game Cocks for the past three years. In June, he and many members of the Trinity community gathered to celebrate his 5th round pick of the MLB draft. His baseball career will continue with the White Sox.
Class of 2015 Jamie Hiegel ’15, running for Bridgewater College, won his first ODAC Championship in the 5000 meter race with a time of 15:08. This came after running the 10,000 meter race the night before in which he battled Mac Strehler ’13, running for Washington and Lee, for much of the race. Strehler finally pulled ahead with less than 3 laps to go in the 26 lap race and won with Hiegel finishing in 2nd. Leath Hiegel wrote: “at Trinity Jamie and Mac were teammates under Coach Marcus Jones ’00 and a part of multiple State Championship cross country teams. Strehler and Hiegel have had many epic battles at the collegiate level in distance races but have maintained a strong friendship throughout.” Nadia Khoury ’15, at University of Delaware and Molly Breidenbaugh ’14, at William & Mary, competed in April at the Colonial Relays, a track and field event in Williamsburg.
Class of 2016 Evan Chong ’16 became a naturalized United States citizen on May 5 at the Virginia State Capital. Titans who attended the naturalization ceremony included Head of School Rob Short, Diane Monaco ’81 and advisory board member Steve Hupp and his wife Renee. Hupp wrote: “Evan wore his VMI uniform, which obviously meant a lot to me as a VMI graduate, but it also showed how proud he is to be a VMI cadet and even more proud to become a US Citizen. Having Rob Short and Diane Monaco there to witness the event showed how strong the Trinity family is and meant so much to Evan and his family.”
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Leaders in giving Trinity honored its most generous donors May 18 at the home of Chris and Kelly Donahue for an evening of cocktails and conversation. The event is held annually to recognize and celebrate donors to Trinity’s Titan Society (gifts of a $1,000+). We are thankful for the generosity of these leadership givers who celebrate Trinity’s past, help maintain Trinity’s present programs, and create the foundation for a successful future.
In Sympathy The Trinity community offers its condolences to the families of the following people who have recently passed away. We apologize for any unintentional omissions.
Bradley Dean Adams, father of Claire Adams ’16, died on February 11, 2017. Richard “Dick” Anthony Couto, father of Barbara Couto ’93, died in March, 2017. Greg Forman, husband of former Trustee Liz Forman and father of Elizabeth Forman Dille ’09 and Anne Forman ’15, died on May 16, 2017. Everette “Buddy” G. Allen, Jr., father of E. G. Allen ’84 and Jamie Allen ’92 and grandfather of Garrett Allen ’16, Virginia Allen ’18 and Jillian Allen ’20, died on May 29, 2017. Cynthia Hankley, mother of Jacob Hagood ’04 and Tim Hagood ’06, died on June 29, 2017.
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