Face to Face
Fromthe Head of School
Every year I have the privilege of welcoming grandparents new to Trinity to our annual Grandparents Day. is year, I was honored to be able to stand at the microphone and answer thoughtful questions from a group of curious and committed grandparents who clearly knew the value of education. One question in particular has stayed with me: “How do you balance screen time on cell phones and devices with how kids engage with teachers and each other?” I responded by acknowledging while we live in a digital world, I feel very strongly that one of our sacred duties here is to make sure we’re giving students the skills they need to have fulfilling lives and meaningful careers. But the jobs of future are not predictable. And so the skills that we emphasize are not technical or narrow. Whether or not you follow a path of robotic engineering or innovation or invention, you will need the interpersonal skills and experience to get people to work together. We emphasize communication skills at Trinity. Our Morning Meeting is structured to allow for eye contact between students, faculty and staﬀ; it’s a place where students engage in public speaking in a daily act of sharing and celebrating accomplishments. Leadership and mentoring opportunities abound within the IB program, and team captain and class oﬃcer positions are where interpersonal skills are put to the test. Our students learn to write with an authentic voice. e Trinity advantage is a value proposition that gives our students skill sets that allow them to thrive in any future work-life environment. We prize curiosity within an inclusive culture that builds teams and partnerships dedicated to deep learning. We believe in the power of personal relationships. We prepare our student for an unknowable future — but one still rooted in the timeless value of face-to-face interaction so crucial to grandparents and grandchildren alike.
Mission Statement: Our charge is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic
Robert A. Short Head of School
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 Advisory Board Mary Bliley J. Read Branch, Jr. Otis L. Brown Milton Cerny Carol Estes-Williams Daniel A. Gecker Kathy Graziano Dr. E. Bruce Heilman Stephen E. Hupp Joseph C. Kearfott Kelly J. O'Keefe Dr. W. B. Perkinson, Jr. Phillip P. Tarsovich Virginia H. Totten Dr. Henry I. Willett, Jr. Richard weatt Wilson III Charles F. Witthoeﬀt
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Face to Face 2 Better than Google 16 Grandparents Day 17 Opening Night 18 Cabaret 28 Winter Arts Festival 29 Homecoming 30
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Robert A. Short Head of School
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Face to Face How Trinity is building a strong foundation on interpersonal skills to prepare every student to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future
ne afternoon this February, José Santiago and Kyle van de Kamp ’12, two of Trinity’s tech gurus, thought they had a problem. “All of a sudden, during the lunch period, we had a huge drop off in internet traffic campus-wide,” Santiago recalls. “It looked like we had an outage.” It turned out, however, that the network was still humming along fine. Reason for the drop in traffic? Lunchtime. Students and teachers campus-wide were packing away their laptops and smartphones and sitting down to eat lunch and talk to one another — face to face. “I love that story,” says Brian Phillips, head of campus life, excited about one tangible measurement of intentional work by administrators to foster faceto-face interactions. “We have thought specifically about that in the way that we’ve designed and enhanced in the library, the commons and other social and learning spaces around campus,” he says. “Even the new class schedule,
“A common complaint among employers is that young people do not know how to effectively carry on a conversation and are unable to do things like ask questions, listen actively and maintain eye contact,” stated a 2014 article in US News and World Report. “These skills will again be important not only in college, where students must engage with professors to gain references and recommendations for future endeavors, but beyond as well. ... High school students can improve these traits by conversing with their teachers in oneto-one settings. ” implemented in 2015, carved out a space dedicated entirely to lunch with no club meetings or other appointments or obligations — just lunch.”
DIGITAL NATIVES Much has been written recently about the concern that a generation of children is spending so much time in the digital world of screens and devices that they may be missing out on the traditional, foundational social skills that previous generations took for granted. In the parlance of some educational writers and researchers (like the authors of “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives”), today’s students are “digital natives,” while teachers, the traditional vetters and disseminators of approved information, are regarded as “digital immigrants.” But the missing piece in this world view is the inherent and continuing power of face-to-face interaction — and the essential skills and capacities that it fosters.
The same article identified five skills students should develop during high school in order to ensure future success: “collaboration, interpersonal communication, problem-solving, time-management and leadership.” These futureready skills are built on face-to-face interaction — one of the things Trinity does best.
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNING Everything from the daily schedule to the discovery and tutorial periods, to the self-directed learning that the IB Diploma Program demands, to the requirement that all students participate in athletics with a coach — all of these things encourage face-to-face interactions. “One of our principles as a school is that we learn best when we learn in community. We learn from each other,” says Lee Sprague, head of faculty life. She sees this as integral to Trinity’s entire academic program. “Whether in academics, arts or athletics, that notion is bred in the bone here,” she says. In the daily tutorial period, for example,
students have the opportunity for dedicated one-on-one time with any teacher. “This gives a teacher the opportunity to engage their curiosity or do some coaching,” she says. “Or they might model a math problem. It’s important not only that you get the answer correct, but that you know how you got there.” Sprague also points to examples of teachers who encourage students to take academic risks in the classroom setting. “If you were to walk into an IB English HL class, you might see classes acting out Shakespeare plays — trying to figure out the intention of the playwright on the spot,” she says. “Many other classes emphasize public speaking. We think it’s foundational that a student can explain a point of view and bring evidence to bear. That’s consistent in every curricular area, whether its a critique in art or a lab report in science.”
SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE Athletic Director Becky Currier sees first-hand the power of one-on-one conversations beyond the classroom as well. “Whether it is having a chance to let a student know that I have seen their confidence and skill grow, or speaking with a student after they have made a less than stellar decision, it is always valuable time,” she says. “Trinity is a place for open dialogue, and I enjoy working with students to find solutions.” Communication skills start early at Trinity. Every morning at Morning Meeting, the school convenes in the same room, and phones are put away. Students stand, make eye contact and speak with confidence to their peers. “We help to balance the overwhelming influence of the digital world with the strength of our community. We believe in the personal relationships that people have with each other,” says Head of School Rob Short, noting that this is a huge challenge for schools nationwide. “The sweet spot for our students is to
understand how to use modern communications, while embracing the richness of the one-on-one human experience. We try to make it very easy and natural for students to actually face someone and have a conversation as opposed to simply sending a text.” “Social intelligence is one of the things Trinity teaches best,” Short says. “Our alumni report to us that Trinity has prepared them for meaningful face to face interactions, where their peers are not prepared.” Elizabeth Bell ’14 is a 4th year at U.Va. “My experiences at Trinity definitely gave me the confidence and poise to interact with professionals, and specifically, to advocate for myself,” she says. “For example, when I wanted to enter the Teacher Education program at U.Va. a year early, I had to approach the head of the program and present my case. This would have been daunting if I hadn’t had so much practice speaking up for myself at Trinity!”
Molly McDonald, Trinity’s school counselor, sees the importance of faceto-face interactions in school on a daily basis. “There are many critical social, communication, and conflict resolution skills that are taught and learned through in-person interactions, such as observing body language and hearing tone of voice. Above all, we are social beings who need to feel connected,” she says. “The strong relationships students build within a tight-knit community quickly can become a significant support system when they are dealing with stressors.” McDonald says she hears from students “that they really feel how much their teachers, advisors, and coaches care. [It] goes back to how important building that support network can be.” If “community means knowing that people care about you,” then Trinity parents agree. In a 2017 survey, an overwhelming 94% of respondents agreed with the statement “People at Trinity care about my child.”
READY FOR THE FUTURE
Anecdotally, Trinity students report noticing the boost to their self confidence that comes with engagement in the Trinity community. “At first it didn’t feel natural to ask for help,” says Caroline DiFrango ’19, “but then when I started to, I realized that teachers appreciate that I’m interested in what I’m learning.”
Families today have an ever-increasing array of choices for their children’s education. With so much of our daily face-to-face interactions being supplanted by digital ones, why do families continue to choose strong “real life” communities like Trinity?
Summer Allen ’18 says she “most definitely” has benefitted from Trinity’s face-to-face culture. “I don’t think that I had to interact face-to-face at school with anyone until I got [to Trinity],” she recalls. In 2017, she was elected to schoolwide office, serving as school historian for her senior year. “From AP language, to public speaking, to playing lacrosse and basketball, to making Morning Meeting announcements,” she says. “My all-around Trinity experiences have really helped me come out of my shell.”
“We think that being ready for the future means you understand and value the perspectives of others,” says Lee Sprague. “The future belongs to people who know how to deal with other people, to compromise, to work in teams, and to have the skills and habits of mind. It takes compromise to build. And it takes work to compromise,” she says. Rob Short agrees. “Our students will leave Trinity knowing how we ought to use technology create, communicate, and learn,” he says. “But in the end, it will be their people skills that make them valued and relevant no matter what the future may bring.”
The sun shines down on Aycock Stadium at the conclusion of
Homecoming Weekend 2017 Read more about this yearâ€™s event on pages 30-31.
Around the Courtyard TEENS CAUGHT READINGSCARY! READ WEEK LEADS TO WRITING
AROUND THE RIVERBEND The annual Freshman Class Retreat took the class of 2021 through the wilderness of West Virginia via the Upper and Lower New River. Over the course of two days, students paddled, camped and rafted their way to new friendships and the exciting beginning of a Trinity career.
OLYMPICS & TRINITY After the first full week of school, the girls cross country team continued their partnership with Special Olympics of Virginia for the 8th consecutive year by hosting the running training program. The full day event ends with a one mile race, completed by Special Olympics participants and Trinity runners.
TOAST FOR ALIENS The class of 2022 had a special lesson in September when students from VCU’s Brandcenter took over teaching for the day. The VCU students, with Trinity parent and VCU professor Caley Cantrell, led the Titans in activities that required them to use quick thinking, creativity and teamwork, such as trying to explain to an alien how to make toast.
RUNNING THROUGH RAINBOWS: 10 YEARS OF 5KS The Operation Smile Club celebrated a decade of “Miles for Smiles” this year at the 10th Annual 5K color run. Over 100 runners raced through campus and clouds of powdered paint. Their participation helped fund eight facial reconstructive surgeries for children in need.
Virginia’s Senior Regional Orchestra saw two Trinity students emerge from the rigorous audition process this year: Lela Creamer ’20 (ranked 32 of over 120 violinists) and Atesh Camurdan ’20 (ranked 4 of over 40 cellists). Lela and Atesh performed with the group on November 11 in Lynchburg.
As part of 2017’s Teen Read Week, 27 students entered a scary short story writing contest hosted by Librarian Mandy Augst. McKinley Sprinkle ’18 and Rebecca Short ’21 each won the contest, along with lithograph posters of classic tales. Other students were rewarded with green silicone bracelets when they were “caught reading” throughout the week.
awareness and promoting inclusion within their schools.
WORLD STAGE REACHES RICHMOND
WHITEWATER RACING Kayakers and paddleboarders took to the white water in October for a late-season race. Trinity students took home eight of the twelve podium spots for the event. Trinity swept the boys kayaking category with Calvin Hurlbert ’19, Finn Gardner ’21, and Alex Pegram ’21 finishing in that order. Girls kayaking saw Bryn Shannon ’20 in first and Kailey Kinslow ’18 in second. McKinley Sprinkle ’18 and Mark Wheeler ’19 took first and second in standup paddleboarding and Marina Eichenberger ’20 took first in girls standup paddleboarding.
TRAINING LIKE THE PROS In November, the IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science class took their annual trip to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center as part of their unit on measuring human performance. Brandon Johnson, Sports Performance
Coordinator at the training camp, shared his experience training and working with collegiate and professional athletes and took the students through a series of actual sports tests like the vertical jump and long jump.
DIVERSE DISCUSSIONS In November, three Titans attended the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ Diversity Dialogue Day –– a high school forum that brings together students from many schools and backgrounds to explore personal experiences with discrimination and develop conflict resolution skills. Part of the program includes student-led discussions for sharing ideas on increasing
In November, former President Barack Obama spoke in Richmond as part of the Richmond Forum, where ten students and faculty members were in attendance. Because of the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Perkinson, members of the Trinity community are able to attend each event of the Richmond Forum Series. For popular events, attendees are chosen by having their name drawn from a hat. When his name was picked from the hat, Spanish teacher Chris Mercer was so excited that he did a cartwheel in Morning Meeting!
FROM THE RIVER TO THE BAY As part of a young annual tradition, a group of eighth grade students ventured out to the Chesapeake Bay for a three-day bonding excursion. A Bay Educator taught the group about local wetlands, how to fish and crab and about the local food chain. They even explored how their interactions with the James River locally can affect ecosystems miles away.
SIC SEMPER TITANI Trinity’s Latin Club brought 12 Titans to compete in the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention this November. Seven students brought home 11 awards from competing in creative, performative and academic contests centered around the study of Latin. Advisor and co-chair in charge of computer matters, Nikki Carroll, said, “the highlight of Convention is the spirit contests, where schools wear costumes centered around the Convention theme and cheer about how awesome Latin and their school is.”
IMAGINE, DRAGONS! Led by Trinity alum Philip Tickle ’09, the St. Michael’s 5th grade chorus performed in the final Chapel of 2017. The gleeful group delivered a series of Christmas carols, finishing with the singalong earworm “Dominick The Christmas Donkey.” After the performance, an impressive group of St. Michael’s alumni gathered for a group photo in the Perkinson Arts Center theatre.
Philadelphia Freedom On the annual IB Arts trip, nearly 50 students and five faculty members explored the diverse and colorful Philadelphia art scene with visits to iconic museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and more off-beat destinations such as the mosaic wonderland of the Magic Gardens by Isaiah Zagar. At the Fabric Workshop and Museum, students viewed an exhibit featuring 40 years of “process boxes” donated by professional artists. Each one contained materials such as sketches, notes and prototypes that documented their creative process from concept to completion. “Everything from the mundane to the sublime comes out of that box,” said Meredith Turner, Trinity visual arts teacher, “everything from a piece of note paper to a finished piece of fabric by Lichtenstein.” A major component of the IB Arts program is to create a “process portfolio,” Turner explained, so this exhibit was especially meaningful their own art. Read more about this trip at www.trinityes.org/news.
Once in a Lifetime On August 21, the Richmond area saw a near-complete solar eclipse in the early afternoon. Every student and faculty member joined together on the athletics fields to watch the peak of the eclipse through special sunglasses provided earlier that day. From the beginning of the eclipse around noon through the fading solar event at the end of the school day, students and faculty members could be seen gazing at the sky in awe. Inspired by the once-in-a-lifetime teaching opportunity, teachers from all departments devised cross-curricular activities for the day to help students understand and appreciate the phenomenon. History classes looked at eclipses of the past, while math classes plotted the speed and trajectory of the lunar shadow across the globe. “The inspiration is to actually bring science and every curriculum here on campus together,” said Elizabeth Kelley, head of the Science Department. “It’s not very often we can bring science into an everyday occurrence that's also on the news in a very positive way.”
SWIM TO SCHOOL IV In early September, Trinity held its fourth annual Swim to School. Over 50 students and faculty members braved the chilly morning air to make the half-mile swim along with another dozen kayakers and paddleboarders. is new Trinity tradition exemplifies the way Trinity utilizes its proximity to the James River for education and recreation.
Up Close Tolliver Mance ’19 was awarded the distinct honor of becoming a Richmond Forum Scholar for the 2017-18 season. She joins a select group the Forum calls “five of the region’s highest achieving and most impressive high school juniors.” In this role, Mance will get to welcome some of the world’s most prominent thinkers to Richmond, including the last three speakers, Barack Obama, Glenn Close, and Peter Diamondis. Mance was the lead scholar when Glenn Close spoke at the Forum, greeting her and staying close by throughout the entire evening’s events. Mance is also one of dozens of Titans who have been exposed to the Richmond Forum’s visiting international thought leaders as a patron-level ticket holder. For each event, Trinity students and faculty members have the opportunity to enter into a lottery for ten patron-level tickets, which include a reception and meet-and-greet with the visiting speakers. is unparalleled opportunity is made possible through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Perkinson, who have been champions of both Trinity and the Forum for years. “I’ve been really lucky to be able to meet speakers,” she said. “No matter what the topic is, you can tell that the speakers want to be there, and that they want to share. e way the Forum is set up, you’re never going to be bored. No matter what the topic is, you’re always going to learn something and be entertained at the same time.”
Photos courtesy of The Richmond Forum.
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED e Trinity community enjoyed a special moment on the morning of Tuesday, November 8, 2017, as nearly a dozen college-bound seniors oﬃcially committed to competing in intercollegiate athletics next year. ese seniors will compete in lacrosse, baseball, field hockey, swimming and basketball. Over a hundred students, parents and guests filled the Estes Athletic Center to honor Trinity’s largest group of signees to date. Coaches Margie Snead ’85 (girls lacrosse, field hockey), Rick Hamlin ’96 (boys basketball), Ashley Tremper (swimming) and Mitch Hauser (baseball), along with Athletic Director Becky Currier took turns praising the seniors for their leadership and dedication, both to their teams and to their school. “I’m so proud to be a part of today and the number of kids that are involved, and just in awe of each of you and your own contributions,” said Snead. “I couldn’t be more excited.” Each coach also acknowledged that none of their team or individual successes would be possible without the love and support of the gathered family members in the audience. Read a complete list of signees and view more photos at www.trinityes.org/news.
“I’m so proud to be a part of today and the number of kids that are involved, and just in awe of each of you and your own contributions.” — Margie Snead ’85
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE AT TRINITY? If you live in the Richmond area, you might see Trinity’s Perkinson Arts Center on the weather portion of NBC 12’s weather forecast. Trinity is the latest school to host a weather station equipped with a camera capturing real-time footage and data. e software keeps a log of the last 120 days of weather data including everything from temperature to dew point to barometric pressure and so much more. e camera keeps a time lapse of the previous 24 hours, which can be viewed anytime on www.weatherbug.com (click the “Cameras” link).
RVA Street Art Festival Trinity students worked alongside a team of local, national and international artists at the annual RVA Street Art Festival, along with festival organizers and Trinity alums John Mills ’90 and John Baliles ’89. This three-day art creation festival transformed The Diamond, Richmond’s iconic baseball stadium, into a canvas of mixed-media art. The Trinity group created a combination mural/sculpture depicting the official festival logo using black-andwhite painted baseballs for a 3-D effect. The finished product will be on display in the Diamond indefinitely.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Leading up to anksgiving, Robert Parker ’18, Max Galbraith ’18 and Reed Bundy ’18 each had their “Letters to the Editor” published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. ey were assigned to pick any topic to write a response to as part of Betsy Reid’s AP Language and Composition class. eir topics ranged from the health of the James River to first time voting to finding role models.
Regional Recognition for Trinity Artists Nine Trinity artists have been recognized in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, described as “the nation's longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts.” This year, Angel Burgos ’19 represents Trinity as a Gold Key honoree, making her eligible for national recognition by a panel of creative–industry experts. Her submission, “Tremaine The Playboy,” is a spray-paint piece inspired by the smooth lines and color schemes of contemporary graphic artist Shepard Fairey. Along with the work of other talented local student artists, the Trinity honorees’ art was displayed at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in late February.
“The arts at Trinity rise from a firm foundation,” said Meredith Turner, visual art teacher. “From the facilities to way that we build skills and confidence in introductory courses and then encourage [them] to explore unique paths as they move through the advanced and IB classes. We strive to build the students' ability to ask of themselves, ‘What is it I am trying to say, what forces have influenced that statement, and how do my formal choices create that emotive outcome?’ All of this lends to the success and recognition from outside sources like Scholastic.” Trinity’s 2017 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners: Caroline Benedetti ’19 — Silver Key (x2) (photo) Lucy Bolin ’19 — Silver Key (2D) Angel Burgos ’19 — Gold Key (2D) Lydia Cash ’19 — Silver Key (photo) Mathilde Gammino ’19 — Honorable Mention (photo) Colin Goodpasture ’19 — Silver Key (photo) Augie Harr ’19 — Silver Key (2D) Paloma Hoover ’19 — Silver Key (2D) Mary Kate O'Neil ’19 — Silver Key (2D)
Trinity Welcomes… DISCOVER YOUR PATH AND PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS. is fall’s line up of visitors and speakers shared many nuggets of wisdom with the Trinity community. Students were encouraged to show their gratitude in action, love themselves as they are, and to dream as big as they can. Many of the speakers echoed themes of discovery by inspiring students to keep an open mind while striving towards their goals, their passions or their faith.
John Plashal Guest Artist (Photographer)
“Identify your talent, be patient, fully harness it, and execute with passion.”
Rev. Brenda Overfield Chapel Speaker
“Look at how diﬀerent we all look. And yet every single one of us is created in the image of God.”
Dr. Wade Jeffrey ’77 Microbiologist, Guest Speaker
“You’re going to change, so keep your mind open, keep your eyes and ears open for what you might want to do as you evolve through your career.” Father Michael Renninger Chapel Speaker
“DO thanks… I have to DO something to show my gratitude. I have to put my gratitude into action… It changes the way I react to people and the way I treat people.” Rev. Michael Lomax Chapel Speaker
“Realize that you are what you dream. at’s why I love this school and its model of ‘Discover Your Path,’ because it’s all about you trying to figure out ‘what do you want to become?’” Charlie Mostow Guest Artist (Sculptor)
“From proposal writing to design, there are so many additional skills that a professional artist needs beyond his/her art.”
Helen Landry Social Worker, Mindfulness Instructor
“If you believe you don’t have time to meditate — meditate, and you will have more time. No one has a brain too noisy to meditate.” TITAN TRAIL
Faculty News WEILER JOINS PRESTIGIOUS RVA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Laura Hamlin Weiler ’00 has been tapped to participate in the Leadership Metro Richmond Quest Class of 2018. Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is a community leadership development organization with a mission to connect and educate diverse groups of community leaders, inspiring them to serve the greater Richmond region. Weiler joins a group of community and business leaders leaders from across the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in RVA. The group was assembled based on inclusive community representation and interest in serving the greater good. The LMR curriculum includes monthly seminars through June and two leadership retreats. “I am most excited because this dovetails beautifully with Trinity’s strategic planning process and my goals of helping our school connect more broadly with the greater Richmond area,” said Weiler. “I am also very excited to meet leaders from other organizations.”
HEAD OF THE CLASS Two Trinity faculty members received best in their field accolades in Richmond Magazine’s annual “Best of Richmond” issue last summer. Rick Hamlin ’96, a three-sport coach and history teacher, was named “Best Coach” following a state championship season for the boys basketball team. Brian Rollins, a music teacher equally at home leading the Pep Band and mentoring jazz musicians, was named “Best Music Teacher.”
WESLEY HEDGEPETH has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) for a three-year term starting in July. The NCSS is the largest professional organization in the country to focus solely on social studies education. They aim to support social studies educators at every level through leadership and service. Hedgepeth said he is “so incredibly honored and excited” to join the NCSS board. Hedgepeth was also appointed to the local Patrick Henry School of Arts and Sciences Board of Directors. Their mission is to “cultivate students' maximum growth and develop stewardship through a premier environmental and arts education,” Wesley said, “I look forward to supporting this mission in all ways possible.”
FACULTY MILESTONES 1. Joey Nuckols and his wife, Stuart Raper Nuckols ’04, welcomed their first child, Lena Taylor, on August 19, 2017. She weighed 6 lbs 14oz. 1. 2. Chris Williamson ’00 and his wife, Mary, welcomed their first child, Ames, in August.
3. Allison Minehart completed the Iron Man Mont Tremblant race in Quebec on August 20, 2017. The race included a 2 and a half mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and finished with a 26.2 mile run. She finished in 13 hours and 59 minutes and was ranked number 38 in her division.
4. Sarah Gardiner married her husband, John, on September 16, 2017 at Deep Run Hunt Club.
5. Maria Bartz and Chris Williamson ’00 visited their alma mater, JMU, to have lunch with Trinity alumni in October. They gave Rob Short and Julia Bowling a fantastic tour of their old stomping grounds.
6. Bob Patterson ’83 and Wesley Hedgepeth were named Florence S. Cabaniss Teacher Members of the Virginia Historical Society.
7. Richard Gallagher and his wife, Majori, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on October 11. The couple was married in Fords, NJ in 1952.
8. Lauren Mathews and her husband, Nate, welcomed Amelia Bright Matthews on December 20. Millie weighed 7 lbs. and 11 ounces. Her brother, Gus, was very excited to meet her.
Rise of the Remnant After years of imagining, writing, and painstakingly editing, Brian Griffen, school chaplain, can finally share his book, “Rise of the Remnant,” with the world. “Rise of the Remnant” tells a coming of age tale of Benjamin Tav, who is ultimately called to overthrow a tyrant preaching about a false god and lead his people on a quest to remember their true creator, the Goddess Neshama. “Before ‘Rise of the Remnant’ became a book, it was a daydream that visited me on occasion after teaching my Old Testament class,” said Griffen. “It began with a prophet, similar to Elijah, trying to bring his nation back to a covenant with their creator.” He draws many parallels between the fictional Isle of Issur and the stories Israel in the Old Testament. Griffen also finds many parallels between the main character, Benjamin Tav, and himself. “He struggles with many issues that I faced as a young adult and that many of my students struggle with today. He's filled with a lot of hate because so much has been taken from him. He's filled with doubt,” Griffen said. Griffen was finally compelled to make his daydreams into a tangible work as the characters and their struggles became real to him. The narrative also offered him a way to express his own boyhood troubles. “Their struggle became real to me and connected to my boyhood struggle with a "tyrant" who abused me. Their story eventually became so real that I had to tell it.” “Rise of the Remnant” is the first installment in what will be the Issur Trilogy.
Better than Google The cutting-edge EBSCO Discovery Service puts the world of scholarly research at Trinity students’ fingertips Combining databases like Bloom’s Literature from Facts on File, the Literature Resource Center from Gale, and Access World News, Trinity students now have access to original historical sources, such as newspapers going back to the 1600s. “We now have one of the most robust database collections among local independent schools,” says Augst. “It’s a similar system to what our students will use when they go off to colleges and universities.” Another great perk for all of us who can never quite memorize all of those idiosyncratic citation guidelines — the EBSCO service provides a list of preformatted citations for each source in the appropriate style, MLA, APA, Chicago and more.
ake a spin through the Ethel Powell Library, and you’ll see colorful, comfortable spots for studying and socializing. Traditional stacks of print periodicals and books stand beside iPad kiosks for checking out books. And a 3D printer sits next to a print copy of the latest edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Long gone is the old card catalog of the 20th Century, but what you don’t see is its cutting-edge, virtual replacement — the EBSCO Discovery Service. Also called “Discovery Search” by Trinity students, the online tool can be accessed on any student’s device — laptop or phone — and gives them instant access to nearly every resource in the library’s collection.
Before signing on with EBSCO, young Trinity alums will remember the alphabet soup of logins, passwords and multiple research databases. “Research was taking so much of students’ time,” recalls Mandy Augst, Trinity’s head librarian. “We wanted to simplify access so that students could get to things faster.” Social studies teacher Wesley Hedgepeth sees the results in his own classes. “My students are constantly researching and evaluating sources related to the course content,” he says. “While studying the British Industrial Revolution, my honors world history class went to the library to learn about the new research capabilities. Our old research method was clunky and involved multiple steps, including multiple logins. This new search consists of far fewer steps, and results in far more robust use of sources.”
But before you assume that this is just a souped-up version of Google, think again. “Google search is fast, but when you try to get to the good stuff, it doesn’t always work,” says Augst, noting that a Google search requires complicated Boolean strategies in order to weed out the clutter and give students the sorts of scholarly sources they need for academic work. “The Discovery Search narrows results so much faster,” she says. “These are reliable, researchappropriate sources. That’s the best part about it.”
“We now have one of the most robust database collections among local independent schools.” — Mandy Augst, head librarian
The Grand Tour A favorite Trinity tradition, Grandparents Day, brought new students’ biggest fans to campus last September to experience a little bit of the life of a Titan. Grandparents were met with a coffee and pastry reception in the Estes Athletic Center, performances from choral, strings and jazz ensembles, along with a detailed Q&A session with Head of School Rob Short. “We really believe in the partnership between teachers, coaches, club sponsors, parents and grandparents,” said Short. “To have that whole family involved in the Trinity experience is so important, because community is at the center of what we do here.”
ed carpets and velvet ropes welcomed guests to the Perkinson Arts Center on November 4, 2017 when Trinity celebrated the opening of the new theatre and the conclusion of the Future Pathways Capital Campaign. It had the feel of a Broadway show, art exhibition, and party rolled into one. “It was a celebration of all the arts,” said Head of School Rob Short, “and a way to recognize and appreciate the people who have helped change the campus.”
On hand for the fun were some special guests who will forever represent this transformative era in Trinity’s history: Carol Estes-Williams, who, with her family, made the lead gift in 2009 that made the Estes Athletic Center a reality; and Baxter and Elaine Perkinson, whose gifts to the campaign helped bring it to a spectacular conclusion with the completion of the arts center that bears their name. In addition, Trinity arts faculty, staff, and trustees mingled with the dozens of donors whose gifts, large and small, made it all happen.
In particular, donors to the “Take a Seat” initiative were able to see, for the first time, the engraved brass plates installed on the new theatre seats. Nearly 300 individuals made gifts in 2017 that helped Trinity meet a $300,000 challenge grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, which helped complete the theatre renovations. Donors could choose to honor a student, teacher, loved one or family member with each inscription. The choices, which are as creative as they are varied, have become a permanent part of the newest hub of the school community. The evening’s program brought together different parts of the community, and gave a nod to the activities and rituals that make the space unique. After gathering in the lobby, which serves as a gallery for a dazzling and ever-changing array of student artwork, guests entered to theatre where Rob Short presided over an evening version of Morning Meeting…complete with prayer, announcements and birthday
shout-outs. A video presentation showed history and highlights of the Future Pathways campaign, with powerful testimony from key supporters. Entertainment featured Trinity orchestra, chorus and an alumni-infused jazz band that brought the house down with a finale that included former Headmaster Tom Aycock on the trombone. The performances were enhanced by the new sound and lighting systems, and by the vastly improved acoustics of the renovated space. “The Perkinson Arts Center completes a creative corner of our campus, with the addition of theatre arts to our music, photography, 2-D and 3-D programs,” said Rob Short. “The central gallery opens to the Wilton Visual Arts Studio and our music studios. Every morning when we start the day in the theatre, I am in awe of how far we have come, and how many people helped us get here. We have much to be grateful for.”
Best Seats in the House Each engraved marker in the Perkinson Arts Center theatre says far more than the words etched in the surface. “Behind every seat is a generous donor,” said Laurie Hedgepeth, director of development. “We couldn’t have completed this project without them.” In addition, the messages themselves tell stories of love, memory, honor, and gratitude—and all in just a few lines. Here are a few of the nearly 300 special statements, and the individuals who chose to give:
FOR TRINITY’S DEDICATED EDUCATORS
IN A GENTLE WAY YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD
Robert Curtiss Hoppin
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. O’Toole
A LEARNING AND CARING COMMUNITY
RISE AND REACH -BE INSPIRINGSAGE, SAM & GABE
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph F. Totten
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Parker
FOR SAM MICKENS WHO ALWAYS SEES THE BEST IN ME
WITH GRATITUDE -THE LARGOSCHRISTIAN 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Largo
IN MEMORY OF PAGE MAUCK, BELOVED TEACHER
TO THE FIRST TIME PERFORMER
Mary S. Evans and Tom Cantone
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Short
THINK FIRST, “ACT” SECOND
ONWARD TITANS! THE BENEDETTIS1986, 2013, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Benedetti
Showing the Story
The digital donor displays installed in the lobbies of the Perkinson Arts Center and Estes Athletic Center are an innovative approach to honoring Trinity supporters. “We think this is a way to connect giving to living,” said Director of Development Laurie Hedgepeth. “By being a little bit creative, we’ve found a way to recognize not only the people who have made gifts to Trinity, but also to show how those gifts are being used.” The displays are dynamic, flexible, colorful and engaging. “Instead of simply listing donor names, we’ve found a way to show the things that are happening at Trinity…things that might never have happened without support,” said Hedgepeth. The screen in the Perkinson Arts Center features a rotating display of student artwork. In the Estes Athletic Center, current athletic team photos and video footage keeps the content fresh and engaging. “We can show more of what our students do by using this technology,” she said, “And make adjustments for special events and audiences.” Head of School Rob Short said, “I particularly like the way we can be student-centered with this approach, and how we can help our students appreciate our donors’ generosity. It’s part of educating them to grow into adults who give their time, talent and resources to something greater than themselves.” TITAN TRAIL
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FALL SPORTS 2017
Field Hockey Finishing 20-5-1 overall, the Titans notched their fourth straight LIS championship along with a trip to the VISAA state finals, also for the fourth year in a row. The fall of 2017 marked the conclusion of a historic fouryear run for the 11 seniors on the team. The girls regularly took on some of the toughest competition in the state. Of the five losses, four of them came at the hands of only two schools, both of which went on to become state champions in their respective leagues (Norfolk Academy and Westfield). The tie vs. Cape Henry Collegiate was also at the hands of an eventual state champion. The girls also boasted 22
a 2-1 victory over state powerhouse First Colonial High School, a team that has made seven straight appearances in the public school state high school championship game. The LIS title came from a home-field shootout over league rival St. Catherine’s, after the score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. “Our entire defensive unit was very stingy,” said Coach Margie Vaughan Snead ’85, noting that the team outscored opponents 79-25 on the season, logging a remarkable 13 shutouts. “I am particularly happy with how much more effective they became at defending strong in the circle while significantly reducing the number of corners we gave up.” The Titans spread the offense among 16 different goal-scorers, with Aubrey Scott King ’18,
Sally Snead ’19 and Ciara Smith ’18 logging the most. “The entire team can celebrate being LIS Champions and have much to be proud of in being state finalists once again,” said Snead.
Boys Soccer An overall record of 10-8-3 belied a tough Virginia Prep League schedule, in which the boys finished 2-0-3 (6th place). As a team, the boys accomplished both of their team goals: the VPL Sportsmanship Award and a berth in the VISAA Division I state tournament. “Our motto this year was Trust the PROCESS (Pride, Responsibility, Organization, Communication, Effort, Sportsmanship, Skill),” said
Coach Brian Phillips, praising the team’s “exceptional team chemistry and collective, team first effort all season long.” “A penalty shootout victory over Eastern Mennonite and a hardfought tie with Saint John Paul the Great were early season highlights,” said Coach Phillips. “The biggest victory of the season was an exciting, must win 1-0 victory against STAB at home on senior night which also qualified us for the state tournament.” Griffin Phillips ’18 tallied most total points in a season in nearly two decades.
Girls Volleyball The 2017 season featured memorable matches and several firsts for the girls volleyball team.
“The ongoing theme throughout the year was learning to play together,” said Coach Steve Eliasek ’86. We worked hard to show that a united group, practicing and playing for a common goal, would be very successful - especially given the experience and talent on the squad.” The team finished 15-8 overall, and 6-6 in the LIS, good enough for a 4th place finish. The Titans got off to a historically good start, going 10-2 in the first 12 games. “Highlights included a 7 match winning streak, a win against Collegiate where we played our best volleyball of the season, and a first-ever win against Norfolk Academy,” said Eliasek.
Lathrop ’18, who “took on a new position (libero) and played great defense all year,” captain Emily Campbell ’18, who “led the defense averaging 7 digs per match,” captain Kate Pepper ’18, who “recorded over 450 assists including a single match record, 43 in a match against St. Gertrude,” captain Virginia Allen ’18, who “was the most consistent player for the season, averaging nearly 6 kills per match,” and Anna Eliasek ’19, who “led the team in kills, finishing with 207 kills.” “We entered the season with an experienced crew and had hopes of competing for an LIS title,” said Eliasek. “We didn’t play as well as we wanted to to close the season, but our record was one to be proud of.”
Eliasek noted standout performances from Annalynn TITAN TRAIL
Girls Tennis Girls tennis finished 14-5 overall (8-4 in the LIS) and capped of the season with a 3rd-place finish in the LIS tournament. Avenging last year’s losses to STAB earned the team a bid to the state tournament, where they finished 7th in the state, losing in the quarterfinals to Collegiate.
Coach Jackie Berens recalled that an early-season round-robin loss motivated the girls to dig in and come together as a team. Another season highlight was a 5-4 late-season win over thenundefeated Highland School in front of a large homecoming crowd. “The ability of captains Brittney Watkins ’18 and Harper Bibb ’18 to lead by example brought much of our success this season in forming a true team,” said Coach Berens. “Following in their footsteps, junior Hannah Collier ’19 provided dependable play at No. 2 singles and transfer sophomore Catherine Lee
DeSouza ’20 led our ladder at No. 1 singles and doubles for the fall.” “This was the ideal team for a coach,” Berens continued. “It was a privilege to be a part of group of girls who really understood what team first means, especially in a sport that can be so focused on the individual, and every day they wanted to be out there together improving, working hard and having fun.”
Football Titan football finished 4-5 overall in the fall of 2017, going 3-1 at home with big wins over Northumberland (Homecoming) and Bishop O’Connell. “Though our record may not have reflected it, the 2017 football team practiced and played with a determination and grit that has come to exemplify the Trinity football program,” said Coach Sam Mickens. “The goal of the team was to try to improve from last year, and we were able to do that. We made progress towards becoming a consistent team moving forward.”
Offense was paced by running back Donavan Goode ’18, who rushed for over 1,000 yards, and the leadership of wideouts Tink Boyd ’18 and Wit Ferrell ’18. During a big win over Fredericksburg Christian, Boyd set the Central Region receiving record for yards in a season (69 catches 1,364 yards). Boyd’s record-setting performances earned him a spot on the Richmond Times-Dispatch AllMetro First Team, becoming only the second Titan to do so.
3,000 yards of offense,” said Coach Mickens. Quarterback Taylor Eggers ’19 passed for over 1,900 yards and had 19 touchdowns. “The offensive line was strong again this season, led by seniors Cullen Fisher, Lance Johnson and Foster Singleton. The defense was led by junior Reed Powell, and seniors Christian Scott and George Pearson.”
“We kept doing what Trinity is known for, which is the spread offense and a vertical passing attack, which accounted for over
Girls Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Girls cross country had a strong season. They performed well in several large invitationals, including the Pole Green Classic, the Woodberry Forest Invitational, Fork Union Invitational, the Big Cat Invitational and the Milestat Invitational. They finished 3rd in the LIS, with six girls placing in the top 25, and 5th in the VISAA State Meet. Freshman Mary Kehoe finished 2nd in the LIS Championship and 3rd in the state meet.
The fall 2017 boys cross country team was younger and smaller than its predecessors, but finished the year strong with a 6th-place finish in the Prep League and 14th in the state. Max Galbraith ’18 led a varsity group that was almost entirely new and therefore experiencing the grind of grueling workouts and high mileage for the first time over the course of a long season.
“This was a very young group, with eight freshmen and no seniors,” said Coach Laura Hamlin Weiler ’00. “Our juniors stepped up and led admirably, and our sophomores provided a strong core, but the story of the season was the freshmen, who made major contributions throughout the season.” Weiler noted that three freshmen made the All-LIS team, a school record. “The entire team worked so well together and supported one another, and we were very proud of the juniors stepping into leadership roles, both by word and action,” said Coach Weiler. “It was a fantastic season, beginning to end.”
“The team saw tremendous growth over the course of the fall and the improvement was remarkable,” said Coach Marcus Jones ’00. “We got better every week, developed great team chemistry and ran our best at the most important meet of the season, the State Championships.” Each runner continued to improve their times as the season concluded, and the Titans overtook several teams in the last meet that they had previously finished behind. One of the highlights of the State Championship was a state runner-up finish by Galbraith. “Max has been a vital contributor to the cross country program since he has been in the 8th grade,” said Coach Jones. “He provided amazing leadership to this year’s program and ran the best race of his Trinity career in the final race of the season.”
Fall 2017 Athletic Honors and Accolades Field Hockey Aubrey Scott King ’18: All-LIS, All-State (1st Team), NFHCA Team (South Region) Hallie Larsen ’18: All-LIS Erika Latta ’19: All-LIS, All-State (1st Team) Addie Nash ’18: All-LIS, All-State (1st Team) Sally Snead ’19: All-LIS
Volleyball Anna Eliasek ’19: All-LIS
Girls Tennis Catherine Lee DeSouza ’20: All-LIS (No. 1 Singles)
Boys Soccer Griﬃn Phillips ’18: All-Prep Clay Swinger ’19: All-Prep Soccer
Cross Country Ashley Dobzyniak ’21: All-LIS, All-State Kiera Fisher ’21: All-LIS, All-State Max Galbraith ’18: All-Prep, All-State Mary Kehoe ’21: All-LIS, All-State
Football Tink Boyd ’18: All-Prep, All-State (1st Team), All-Metro (1st Team) Donavan Goode ’18: All-Prep, All-State (Honorable Mention) Foster Singleton ’18: All-Prep, All-State (1st Team), All-Metro (Honorable Mention) Reed Powell ’19: All-Prep, All-State (2nd Team)
Cabaret Fall 2017
In the first major production in the refurbished Perkinson Arts Center Theatre, music program coordinator Brian Rollins chose a theme for Cabaret 2017 that paid homage to an “illustrious past of memorable performances” remade with a contemporary twist by “the next generation of Trinity performing excellence!” A talented mix of students and faculty presented a varied program of well-known covers, ranging from classic remakes such as Bobby Darin’s chart-topping “Mack the Knife,” “Blue” by LeAnn Rimes, “You Don’t Own Me’ from Grace and G-Eazy and “I’m A Believer” by Smash Mouth (and the closing sequence of the movie “Shrek”). The evening was emceed by Trinity parent Matthew Majikes and featured special appearances by talented alumni. 28
A Winter Arts Spectacular Each December, in conjunction with Trinity’s Grand Illumination and Holiday Music Concert, the Visual Arts Department hosts a massive Art Show in the Perkinson Arts Center and Powell Library. Nearly a third of the entire student body (over 150 students) create displays of their own works of art for the show. The nearly 1,000 pieces span media and genre, from 2-dimensional paintings and drawings and photographs, to 3D sculpture and ceramics, to mixed media and video. All levels of student progress are represented, from beginner level to IB. 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, the “Best in Show” prize was awarded to Caroline DiFrango ’19. Festivities continued with a holiday music concert featuring Trinity musicians of all ages and skill levels. String and guitar players, jazz ensembles, choral singers and the Trinity Tritones each took the stage to perform holiday classics.
On, Green, Blue and White! Homecoming Weekend 2017 was Full of Titan Pride Homecoming 2017 was one for the ages, with alumni traveling from all over the country to reminisce and celebrate the place where friendships began and lasting memories were made. The weekend featured perfect fall weather, a spirited alumni reunion and several athletic contests. Alumni from the classes of 2s and 7s gathered in the Academic Commons to reminisce and reconnect on Friday evening. Festivities continued into the night with the Annual Oyster Roast in Dunn Courtyard. Saturday morning’s events began with a diploma ceremony honoring the two dozen members of the class of 2017 who earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Current students and alumni from the class of 2017 picked up their copies of the freshfrom-the box yearbook, The Shield, which were completed over the summer and printed this fall. The mighty Trinity Pep Band kept the Green, Blue and White faithful and in good spirits while the football team capped the weekend’s athletic victories with a decisive 48-18 win over Northumberland High School. Thanks to the entire Trinity community for a joyous and successful Homecoming Weekend. Special thanks to the class chairs and volunteers that helped make this year’s Homecoming possible.
Hall of Fame Welcomes Three New Members In a special midfield ceremony at halftime of this year’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, September 30, 2017, three Titans were inducted into the Trinity Athletic Hall of Fame. Darryl Rutley ’84 helped lead Titan basketball to an undefeated in-conference record in 1984 and holds the fifth spot on the all-time scoring list for Trinity boys. After Trinity, Darryl continued his education and basketball career at Longwood University. Marcus Nelson ’06 helped lead Titan basketball to a 20-win season and an appearance in the Prep League championship game in 2006. After Trinity, he continued his education and basketball career at the United States Military Academy West Point. Rain or shine, Bob Goodman, Trinity’s first headmaster (1972-1986), has hardly missed a Trinity athletic event for nearly 50 years. He shows fans what “once a Titan, always a Titan” really means. “The athletic department here at Trinity feels a real debt of gratitude to those in the Hall of Fame who have paved the way for much of what we enjoy today,” said Athletic Director Becky Currier. “Their hard work and dedication are a model to all of us. They have left a lasting legacy and it is up to us to continue the strong tradition of excellence that they established.” Congratulations to our new members! TITAN TRAIL
Class of 1980
Class Notes Class of 1975 Mike Jenkins ’75 was voted “most talented” in the 1975 ‘The Shield’, a yearbook which is sprinkled with his own cartoon illustrations. Now an Arlington resident, Jenkins was featured in September on Fox’s ‘Good Day DC’ and NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ for the detailed, intricate cartoons he has lovingly drawn on his youngest daughter’s lunch bags– more than 600 to date. He started drawing cartoons while at Trinity, where his classmates knew him best for his “Soccerman” cartoons. After a career as an editorial cartoonist, Jenkins now owns his own personalized art company, Capital Artworks.
Charles E. Agee III ’80 recently retired as director of corporate citizenship at Altria Group in Richmond after nearly 33 years at the company. In recognition of his retirement and contributions in the Richmond community, Mayor Levar Stoney proclaimed July 11, 2017 as “Charlie Agee Day” in the city of Richmond. Charlie’s wife, Helen Jarratt Agee ’80, looks forward to spending more time at the beach in Corolla, NC and with their new grandson, Beckett. Mark Cooke ’80 hosted an annual customer appreciation driving event at Virginia International Raceway to allow Euroclassics Porsche customers to take their cars for a spin around the track. Also on the track that day were Charlie Agee III ’80, Helen Kessler Morris ’80, and John Kessler ’82.
Class of 1982
Class of 1976 Jennie Brooks Jamison ’76 and Sarah Kloeti Muenow ’76 had a reunion at Meunow’s home in Tega Cay, South Carolina this summer. The two enjoyed catching up and would love to hear from more former class mates at firstname.lastname@example.org and Meunow@comporium.net. Martha Milikin Tayloe ’76 writes, “I’m married to Jack Tayloe. We have three grown children and three young grandsons. I work for a progressive Baptist Church in a town nearby to our timber farm. My husband is the 5th generation of Tayloes to live in this house and property. I remain active in my avocations of music, gardening, and conservation.”
Class of 1979 Susan Snead Bowling ’79 and her husband, Scott, took a trip across the U.S. to the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, and ended at a horse ranch in Wyoming. “It was so awesome to see the huge landmarks that I’ve only ever seen in pictures. We will definitely be bringing our three daughters next time.” she writes. Susan lives in southern Maryland with her husband, two horses Cobalt and Jenny, and three golden retrievers.
David Kraehenbuehl ’82 writes, “My family and I just moved to Germany for a two year assignment with the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. While this is the third Germany tour for me and my wife Kate, this is the first one for our 12-year-old daughter. We’ve lived in Germany (3 times), south Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Nigeria. I’ve also done assignments without the family in Belarus, Liberia, Mali, Kenya, and most recently Afghanistan. Including stateside assignments in Kansas (twice), Alabama, California, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC (three times), we’ve lived in over 20 different houses in the past 30 years.”
Class of 1990 Crystal Douglas ’90 recently moved to Fort Myers, Florida to work in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric ER.
Class of 1995 Michael Gragnani ’95 writes, “I’ve been married to my wife, Emi, since 2003 and have three sons; Houston (11), Henry (8) and Emmett (5).” Michael Mulshine ’95 completed the New York City Marathon on November 5, 2017 which was also his 40th birthday. He was cheered on by his wife, Lindsay, his children, Jack and Lila, and his family and friends. Michael and his family live in Bordentown, New Jersey where he works as a packaging project manager for Campbell’s Soup Company.
Rupa Somanath Murthy ’95 was listed as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly in October. She is the chief development officer of YWCA Richmond. She writes, “I’m a big believer in staying solution focused. I try to educate myself about what opportunities and challenges we face in our communities by listening to varied perspectives. Typically it is that collective impact that drives my passion for philanthropy and social change.” She and her husband, Vivek, live in Richmond with their three children.
Class of 1997 Chrissy Ragsdale Gupton ’97 writes, “I work for a custom builder in Raleigh, NC. I have two children, Corbett (7) and Izzie (4).
Class of 2000 Chris Williamson ’00 and wife, Mary, welcomed Ames in August.
Molly Sanyour ’01 writes, “I have been in love with working with clay for so long and teaching ceramics at Trinity has really allowed my skills to develop and my passion to flourish! I have been following an artist, Eric Landon, for about 2 years and he offers week long workshops out of his studio. When he announced his 2017 summer workshop dates I emailed to see if a spot was available and there was. After booking a workshop with him I did a little searching on Instagram for other artists I follow and who inspire me that were in Europe that I could add on to my trip. Quickly I realized another favorite artist, Thodoris Galigalidis, was in nearby Greece. After a quick email I was booked in his workshop for a few days in Athens, prior to the week-long wheel throwing workshop in Copenhagen. It was an epic summer for sure as I have returned with an abundance of inspiration and an eagerness to put it all to use. Both workshops connected me with artists from all over the world who have become new friends and mentors, along with step by step directions for achieving the naked raku results, new techniques for throwing and a new passion for traveling to meet and learn from artists I follow.”
Jeffrey ’77 Encourages Academic Involvement Trinity alum, marine scientist and microbiologist visits Trinity for a day of engaging lectures In conjunction with Homecoming Weekend 2017, Trinity welcomed Dr. Wade Jeffrey, a graduate of the Trinity class of 1977 back to Pittaway Drive. Dr. Jeffrey spent the entire day at Trinity, not only speaking to the entire assembled student body about discovering his own professional path, but also delivering engaging, interactive lectures to six classes in chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science and geology. A marine scientist and microbiologist by training, Dr. Jeffrey is the director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the University of West Florida, where he and his team are studying how sunlight, water and oil spills combine to influence microbial growth. “My work has revolved around ultraviolet radiation, which occurs just about everywhere on earth,” he said. “So we’ve been all over the world: the Arctic, Antarctic, the Pacific Coast coral reefs, the Poconos, France and Patagonia.” Dr. Jeffrey noted that through studying biology, he sees evolution all around him, including in his own career path. “You’re going to change, so keep your mind open, keep your eyes and ears open for what you might want to do as you evolve through your career. Find that critical person in your life who is going to make a difference. You will find them and they will find you.” “Listen, ask, volunteer and get involved,” he said. “The thing that will separate you from the same person that gets good grades is getting involved outside the classroom. I will bet you that 99% of what I know about science I didn’t learn in the classroom. I learned it by doing it. So get involved.”
Class of 2002
Class of 2003
Michael Stratton ’02 writes, “This summer I drove across the country for my 10th time chasing the melting snow of the Rockies and the High Sierra’s. I rented a van with Cooper Sallade ’11, Ian Tewksbury ’17, George Bundy ’18, and Christian Wood ’18. We brought kayaks, mountain bikes and climbing gear, and went to 15 different places, including Zion National Park, Death Valley, and Clover Creek in Sequoia National Park. We were even there for the North Fork Championship kayak race in North Fork Payette, ID.”
Megan Hodges Mann ’03 was named as one of the 2017 Great Nonprofit Bosses by Young Nonprofits Professional Network RVA. Megan is the annual fund director for the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.
Jackie Royce Wildermuth ’02 writes, “I married Robert Wildermuth July 1, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina. We married outside on the French Broad River on a beautiful hot and sunny summer day in the mountains. There were 160 people, a live band, and a huge rainstorm that made the reception just perfect. My sister Carolyn Royce ’07 was my maid of honor and Bobby’s brother, Justin, was the best man. Bobby and I met through my sister, Carolyn and her husband, Ricky DeVennish in 2010. I also graduated with my master’s degree in May. I received a master’s of arts and liberal studies from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where I designed my own art education curriculum over the course of two years. Bobby and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina where I am a teacher and he is an artist and graphic designer.”
Class of 2004 Stuart Raper Nuckols ’04 and husband, Joey, welcomed their first child, Lena, on August 19, 2017.
Class of 2005 Rebecca Olander Christian ’05 and her husband, Will, welcomed their first child, James Brahaney, on August 15, 2017. Paige Healy ’05 is the chief creative officer of the restaurant company founded and headed by her father and which has grown to five restaurants; four Boathouse restaurants and one Casa del Barco in downtown Richmond. They are opening two new locations in Short Pump and Chesterfield Towne Center. The new locations were featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch in November 2017.
Class of 2007 Robby Hurt ’07 became a National Certified Paramedic in November 2017.
Celebrating the Season: Titan Alumni Happy Hour On December 13, 2017, Trinity alumni from the Richmond area gathered at Social 52 for a night of reminiscing paired with holiday cheer. Back Row: Kyle Hendrick ’05, Nick Almond ’10, Chris Ellis ’81, Catherine Good ’81, Curtis Hendrick ’11 Front Row: Chip Shelton ’89, Molly Sanyour ’01, Ellie Donahue Boyd ’04, Julia Bowling, Anne Hurt, Rob Short, Alex Soulas ’10 Not pictured: Wendy Walker ’81 and William “Wiggy” Estes ’96
Anne Taylor Robertson Rawls ’07 writes, “Matt Rawls and I got married on August 26 at Westover Plantation. Matt is from Suffolk and is a JMU alum. He is an owner and founder of Spacebomb Records and after practicing law for several years he now works as the director of youth ministries at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. We live in Forest Hill. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and had several trinity grads in the wedding: my sister Elizabeth Robertson Barrett ’08 was my maid of honor, my brother in law and classmate Mark Barrett ’07 was an usher, my brother David Robertson ’10 was a groomsman. Other titans at the wedding were Joel Stiff ’05, Michelle Lam ’07, Harrison Jones ’12, Lauren and Nate Mathews, and Emilie Swift White ’08. It was a beautiful and outrageously fun wedding; we were so lucky!”
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Class of 2008 Carrington Chambliss ’08 writes, “I’m the EVS coordinator within the division of student affairs, more specifically the “Recreational Sports” department at VCU. I’m married to my wife, Constance, and we have two kids together: Harper and Nasir. We travel all over the country quite a bit in all honesty, more so for recent jobs, but we do enjoying traveling to see family and friends whenever our schedule allows us to do so. I’m an avid basketball fan, as I’ve played and coached in college and continued to coach in different capacities since my graduation in 2012.” Victoria Marchetti ’08 got engaged to Adam Young in October 2017 at Libby Hill Park. Jada Zajur Parrish ’08 and David Parrish ’06 photographed the engagement.
Class of 2009 Marlee Dunbar ‘09 participated in her second cross country bike trek this summer to support Bike and Build, the nonprofit that aims to raise efforts to build affordable housing. The bikers started in Jacksonville, Florida and ended in Southern California. John Andrew Wilhite ’09 writes, “These days I’m based in Oslo, Norway, where I’m completing a masters in contemporary double bass performance. I did a B.A. in music composition at Reed College, but everything changed when I got a grant to study with Orin O’Brien of the New York Philharmonic. I fell in love with performance, and since then, my pursuits have taken me all over North America and Europe. I usually play either my own music or do free improvisation, but I also play with orchestras in Norway. I’m planning to record my solo album this fall!”
We are looking for Homecoming 2018 reunion class chairs to help bring the classes together. Each year the class chairs reach out to their classmates to help spread the word about Homecoming festivities. Some chairs have planned special events for their class to go along with the events that are held at Trinity. The possibilities are endless. If it is your reunion year, become a reunion class chair and help ensure that this Homecoming is the best one yet! If you are interested in becoming a class chair, please contact Julia Bowling, Alumni Relations Associate, at email@example.com or (804) 327-3153.
Head of School Hits the Road Head of School Rob Short, along with several faculty members, traveled to Harrisonburg this fall to have lunch with Trinity alums at JMU and Bridgewater College and hear about their college experiences so far. They reminisced about how their English classes prepared them for the papers that they write now and how their IB courses taught them how to think analytically and critically. Some even mentioned that the weight lifting program at Trinity allowed them to be confident in the gym and know how to stay in shape while they were at school. The group included computer science majors, business and finance majors, students on the pre-med track, and students studying the ins and outs of hospitality.
Jon Witt ’09 was married this summer to Ashleigh Smith on August 5, 2017. Trinity alumni in attendance were Alise Witt ’09 and Carly Alford ’11.
Alise Witt ’09 writes, “I’ve been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since I graduated from R-MC in June 2014. I’ve been working at a whitewater rafting outfit in the summers on the Snake River and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort selling skis in the winters, and also waiting tables part-time at a brewery in town. I am traveling to New Zealand for October & November where I will be working on non-profit farms. I felt the itch to move back to my hometown, so I just purchased a home in Richmond and I will be living in RVA full time starting in December. I will be working as a customer care representative at a local business.”
Class of 2010 Jordan Clevey ’10 writes, “I graduated from JMU in 2016 and currently lead Young Life as well as coach lacrosse at Deep Run High School. In 2015, I started a company called CHERBOYS which donates 50% of our profit to send students with special needs to Young Life Camp in the summer. I am also the director of boys lacrosse for Richmond Strikers.” Maria Davenport ’10 lives in Charlottesville, VA working in the UVA Medical System. She cheered on the Titans varsity field hockey team and JV volleyball team when they traveled to Charlottesville for a match. She brought along her golden retriever, Molly. Laura Godwin ’10 lives in Richmond and works for the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) as the assistant director of accreditation and statistical analysis. She enjoys traveling across the state to learn more about the schools that are a part of VAIS and also creating statistic reports for schools each year. After three years of teaching middle school Spanish at Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama, Gillie Grattan ’10 worked as a harvest intern for The Williamsburg Winery where she learned how to make wine. She did everything from harvesting the grapes to fermenting and tasting the wine during the process until it was ready to sell. She worked alongside well known wine maker Matthew Meyer and learned the chemistry of wine making. She is currently working towards receiving her MBA in a joint program through Universidade Católica, NOVA School of business and economics in Lisbon and MIT Sloan. She plans to move to Portugal in the beginning of December to start the program. Gillie hopes to return to the wine industry to focus on marketing and exports.
Class of 2011 Pierce Tickle ’11 writes, “Since graduating from UVA in 2015, I have relocated to Northern Virginia and am working as a software engineer for Capital One. In this period of time I have renewed a passion for rock climbing and this past summer went on a week-long trip to Greece for a climbing trip on a fairly remote island called Kalymnos.”
Conner Trebour ’11 and his father, Chris, recently launched their product Brew Perfect, a Wi-Fi-enabled hydrometer for homebrewers. They inherited this device after purchasing SensorShare and moving the company to Richmond. Conner writes, “We will be launching our new product in October and continue to grow and spread our reach into the home-brew market across the country and around the world. We plan to stay headquartered in Richmond and grow here.”
Class of 2012 Emma Bryant ’12 worked her way traveling across Europe in 100 days. She writes, “I had been working for a year after school when I realized the time to travel might be now or never. I was determined to make it happen. I bought my plane ticket, sold everything I owned, and packed four months’ worth of clothes in my backpack. My trip ended over 100 days and eight countries later. I dipped my toe in Loch Ness, touched the Berlin wall, and shared wine with Parisians. Along the way, I learned how to sustain my budget with Airbnbs, house sits, and freelance writing. The blog started as a way to share my tips for working while traveling, but morphed into something more personal as I was affected by so many incredible experiences. Caroline Fletcher ’12 traveled to Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic on a mission trip this summer. She writes “There are no words that accurately describe the week, except that the people of Hato Mayor are incredible, filled with the love of God, and they stole my heart!”
Mary Beth Lawrence ’12 writes, “I went to Wake Forest University and majored in communications and journalism. I took my passion for writing with me to New York City after graduating in May 2016, where I took a job at a creative advertising agency. It was an incredible experience, but there was always a part of me that felt as if I wasn’t truly fulfilling my passion. I, like most other young people living in the Big Apple, initially struggled to find a balance between exploring everything New York has to offer while staying fit and healthy. I felt as though my passion for nutrition and cooking was constantly being interrupted by the hustle and bustle of city life. So, I started an Instagram account, “@mb_withasideofpb”, to share creations of my homemade, healthy, budget friendly meals. What started as a side hobby quickly became my passion. Thanks to Trinity, I’ve always been told to “follow my path,” so I did just that. This summer, I left the advertising job to further pursue my foodie tendencies and find a way to intertwine them with my career path. I currently work in marketing for Bon Appétit and Epicurious, and could not be more grateful to have a job that allows me to combine my love of writing and analytical thinking with food. I still post my creations on Instagram and hope to inspire others with my tips and tricks to seeking balance.”
Class of 2013 Margaret Dodson’13 graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May of 2017 with a major in arts management and a minor in art history. She is working in R-MC’s development office with young alumni. In January, she chaperoned a study abroad course to Israel. She now lives in Ashland and she likes spending her time gardening and going to cheer on the R-MC Yellow Jackets’ sports teams.
The family that plays together… The Richmond Times-Dispatch documented a unique Trinity family moment from this year’s homecoming game — as all four brothers in the Singleton family (Foster ’18, Jeremy ’19 and twins Sam ’22 and Chris ’22) took the field together to form the Titan offensive line for a series of plays together. Their dad, Alec Singleton ’82, was in the crowd, also celebrating his 35th alumni reunion. “To have this realized is amazing,” said Alec. “The camaraderie and brotherly love they showed was very, very cool to watch.” The Singleton family has a long tradition of playing football at Trinity. Alec was a lineman for Trinity while he was a Titan, and the boys’ uncle, J. Cabell ‘78, also played.
Frank Dorman ’13 writes, “I graduated from JMU in May with a bachelor of science in public policy and administration, but find myself in sales! I sell commercial real estate listings to brokers and owners. Trinity prepared me well for my college experience, both academically and socially. I would be happy to be a point of contact for any students looking at JMU! Go Titans! Go Dukes!” Mac Strehler ’13 and Reider Strehler ’13 competed and placed in the 2017 Anthem Richmond Marathon in November. Mac finished after 2 hours and 26 minutes, placing 5th, and Reider finished after 2 hours and 28 minutes, finishing 7th.
Class of 2014 Emily Dodson ’14 writes, “This past summer I studied abroad with the Virginia Program at Oxford for six weeks. The program was focused on Elizabethan history and literature. I also have secured a job for after I graduate. I will be working at M&T Bank in their management development program as a trainee. I will spend at least one week out of every month for the first year in Buffalo, NY doing management specific training, and the rest of my time will be spent in the Richmond. Keaton Busser ’14, Najla Deep ’14, Jordan Evers ’14, and Kress Fowler ’14 were 2017 Bal du Bois sponsors. The Junior Board of Sheltering Arms raises funds to help pay for medical care and provide financial assistance for Richmond patients.
worked alongside cardiothoracic, vascular, urogenital, and visceral surgeons as a member of their team of residents and interns. Over the course of eight weeks, I was responsible for attending patient consultations, following patients through care, and scrubbing into surgery as an operating theater aide. As both the doctors and patients were from various backgrounds, I served as a translation intermediary for families that needed information in English, Italian, or German, and I also translated research papers and academic texts to and from French for publication in anglophone or European journals. As I begin my junior fall, I’ve declared a concentration in comparative literature, under the auspices of which I’ll be conducting independent work in linguistics, semiotics, and medical anthropology. After Princeton, I plan to attend medical school and pursue a career in pediatric surgery after a transitional year spent working domestically and abroad in service opportunities that investigate the relationship between medicine and culture.” Anthony Oates ’15 recently joined the professional company of the Richmond Ballet. While being a trainee at the Ballet for two years, he received the Malcolm Burn award twice. He also attends Savannah College of Art and Design. Jessica Wilburn ’15 interned with the development office over the summer. She is currently a junior at University of Virginia studying communications.
Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Owen Ayers ’15 writes, “This summer, I was the sole undergraduate selected by the office of Princeton Internships in Civic Service for a placement in Marseille with a group of pediatric surgeons in France’s largest pediatric hospital, Hôpital la Timone Enfants. I
Military Monday Four young Titan alumni from service academies and military colleges returned to Pittaway one Monday in November to share their experiences with current Trinity students. Andrew Elgin ’16 (U.S. Naval Academy), Thomas Hupp ’16, Evan Chong ’16 and Smith Blake ’17 (VMI) all generously lent their time to speak with students interested in pursuing an education at those schools. The college counseling program set up this event in line with “Military Monday,” a day that brought many speakers to schools to speak to students interested in service academies or military colleges. 38
Bobby Oldfield ’16 is a sophomore at the College of William and Mary. He was featured in The Flat Hat, the W&M student lead and written newspaper, about not letting his cerebral palsy keep him from pursuing his love of sports. He was the basketball manager at Trinity and continued that passion when he began at William and
Mary. He writes, “I’ve already started my second year managing the basketball team here and I can’t wait for the season to start, it’s going to be a really exciting year.” Annie Snead ’16 writes, “I love coming back to campus to help out my mom, Margie Vaughan Sneed ’85, with her summer lacrosse and field hockey camps. It’s a good feeling being able to help girls become more confident and develop into better players.” Ella Donahue ’17 also joined the camp coaching staff. Iyanna Weathers ’16 was a first year mentor at North Carolina Wesleyan College. She writes, “Being a first year mentor helped me realize that I can make a positive impact on students in and out of the classroom. I really enjoy being a first year mentor at Wesleyan. I’ve learned to be more outspoken and creative.”
In The News Our mission is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character. How do we know we’re on the right track? Take a look at the paths taken by some of our alumni who have been recognized by the press and the public for their unique talent and firm character. Visit www.trinityes.org/AlumniNews to read about the published accomplishments of your fellow Titans
Christie van de Kamp ’16 was added to the U21 Junior National Field Hockey team after a standout performance during her second year on the William and Mary field hockey team. She writes: “It was such an honor to be named to this team. I could not have done this without my time at Trinity. My coaches and teammates challenged me every day to be my best and are still there to support me through everything.” Christie traveled with the U21 national field hockey team to Chula Vista, California for a four-day training camp in February. An 18-person roster will be chosen to compete in Argentina later this year.
Class of 2017 Christian Largo ’17 is a freshman at Randolph-Macon College this year. The organization that he is involved in, Sportable, held a basketball game this fall on campus against the R-MC men’s basketball team. He wrote, “While I am no longer playing basketball for them, I am an athlete with Sportable and am also an ambassador for them. This basically means that I am a spokesperson. I thought that the event was great. Both teams were very enthusiastic, especially the R-MC team, and they all talked about how hard it was to play in chairs. The coach even said it was a very humbling experience. Things like this are great because they allow people to gain a new perspective on life.” Christian later competed in the 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico City in December where he took home the silver medal. Brandon Dysart ’17 is studying engineering at VCU and met with the IB Physics class when they toured the VCU School of Engineering in January. He ate lunch with the students and filled them in on what it is like being an engineering student and how Trinity prepared him for his courses.
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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. (This list is current as of February 6, 2018.) Caroline Altizer ’91 died April 28, 2017. Arthur Hendrick, Jr., father in law of former board member Gail Hendrick, and grandfather of Kate Hendrick ’03, Kyle Hendrick ’05, Elizabeth Hendrick Winn ’07, Carter Hendrick ’09, Curtis Hendrick ’11, William Deutsch ’07, Anne Deutsch ’09, Sarah Deutsch ’11, and Thomas Deutsch ’17 died July 19, 2017. George Fleming, father of Nancy Fleming ’79 and Mike Fleming ’82, died July 28, 2017. Mary Estes Speight, mother of Bobby Speight ’82, died August 14, 2017. Horace Faber, Jr., father of Beth Faber ’75, Christine Faber Shuman ’76, and Aileen Faber Cooke ’79, died August 18, 2017. Mary Morgan, wife of former board member Gerald Morgan, Jr., and mother of Nancy Morgan Patterson ’79, died August 20, 2017. Steve LaPrade, father of Casey LaPrade ’11 and Taylor LaPrade McSwain ’07, died August 24, 2017. Virginia “Jenny” Michalec, mother of Madison Michalec ’17, died August 26, 2017. Margaret “Peggy” Boehling, mother of Stephen Boehling ’88 and grandmother of Millie Boehling ‘17, died September 7, 2017. Deborah Boyle Aschoff ’87, sister of John Boyle ’84 and Billy Boyle ’90, died September 10, 2017. John Mark Bell ’83, brother of Rock Bell ’78, died October 7, 2017. William Hundley, Jr., former board member and father of Greg Hundley ’80, Bob Hundley ’83, and Kathy Hundley Jordan ’85, died October 18, 2017. Carmine Ruffa, former Trinity faculty member and coach, died October 21, 2017. Rebecca Coyner, mother of Alison Coyner Dickinson ’91 and William Coyner ’94, died October 30, 2017. Nicholas Altimari, father of Meredith Altimari ’09, died November 4, 2017. John Blanton, husband of Cindy Radcliffe Blanton ’79 and brother of Kate Blanton Towler ’79, died November 6, 2017. Chase S. Decker, father of Trinity faculty member Francis Decker, died January 2, 2018. José Ramon Santiago, son of Trinity faculty member José Santiago, died January 2, 2018. Wayne Whitley, former Trinity faculty member, died January 20, 2018. Karen Evans, mother of Joey Evans ’12 and Carl Croft ’13, died January 25, 2018. Gordon Jarratt, brother of Helen Sue Jarratt Agee ’80 and brother in law of Charlie Agee ’80, died January 25, 2018. Skyler Pusey ’98 died January 29, 2018.
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