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since our beginning in 1970, Trinity has made its mark in the River Region by preparing graduates for further education at some of America’s most prestigious colleges and universities.
A HISTORY OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE University of Alabama, Birmingham University of Alabama, Huntsville University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Anderson University Appalachian State University University of Arkansas Asbury University Auburn University Auburn University Montgomery Austin College Baylor University Belhaven College Belmont University Beloit College Berry College Birmingham-Southern College Boston College Brenau University Brown University Calvin College Centre College The Citadel Clemson University College of Charleston College of William & Mary University of Colorado Converse College Covenant College University of Delaware Delta State University Eckerd College Elon University Emory University Faulkner University Flagler College Florida State University University of Florida Furman University Georgia Southern University Georgetown University University of Georgia Georgia Institute of Technology Hampden-Sydney College High Point University Hollins University Huntingdon College Jacksonville State University Judson College University of Kentucky University of Kansas The King’s College Lipscomb University Louisiana State University University of Louisiana—Monroe Loyola University Maryland Institute College of Art
Maryville College Millsaps College Middlebury College Mississippi College University of Mississippi Mississippi State University University of Mobile University of Montevallo New York University University of North Alabama University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State University Randolph-Macon College Rhodes College Rice University University of Richmond Salem College Samford University Savannah College of Art and Design Southeastern Louisiana University Southern Illinois State University Southern Methodist University University of Rochester University of St. Andrews, Scotland University of St. Francis University of Southern Mississippi University of the South: Sewanee University of South Alabama University of South Carolina Southeast Missouri State University Spring Hill College State University of New York at Stony Brook Stevens College Suffolk University University of Tennessee at Knoxville Texas Christian University Troy University Tufts University Tulane University Union University University of Utah University of Virginia United States Air Force Academy United States Naval Academy Utah State University Vanderbilt University Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis Western Washington University Wheaton College Wofford College University of Wyoming
The Class of 2016 has earned merit-based scholarships totaling nearly 7 million dollars and will attend 16 different colleges and universities across the nation. READ MORE ON OUR COVER STORY ON PAGE 6.
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Letter from Kerry Palmer
Class of 2016 Makes History Lower School Welcomes Special Guest 2016 True Blue Gala and Auction Homecoming 2015
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Trinity Bids Farewell to a Beloved Teacher
Trinity Launches New Website Upper School Play Kindergarten Christmas Play
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National Merit Commended Students Kindergarteners Explore Farm to Table EnviroBowl Team Wins State Science Olympiad Team Places First Kindergarteners Partner with Upper School New AP Online Courses Speech and Debate Academic All Americans Youth Legislature Wins Second Place in State
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Pop-Up Art Exhibit Downtown with Gerry Stecca Grandparent Reception for Lower School Marching Band Receives Superior Ratings Band All-District Awards Angel Choir Trinity Dance Ensemble Goes to Hollywood! Fifth Grade MMFA Chalk Award
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Boys Cross Country Team Wins State Championship Robert Adams Named Jimmy Hitchcock Winner and Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete for the State Sophie Burks and Boys Golf Team are Runners-up Boys Tennis Team is State-Runner-up Coach Whittle Gets 700th Win! Championship Wins for Junior Varsity Volleyball Team Varsity Volleyball Compete in Elite Eight State Tournament Middle School Football Team Is CCC Champs Girls Varsity Soccer Area Champs — Elite 8 Undefeated Season for Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Are CCC Champs
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OUR MISSION To glorify God by providing for students the highest quality college-preparatory education, training them in the biblical world and life view, thus enabling them to serve God in spirit, mind, and body. 2016 SENIOR CLASS THEME VERSE In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. —PHILIPPIANS 2:5
HEAD OF SCHOOL Kerry Palmer ACADEMIC DEAN Sara Wright
MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Michael Zavada
Cyber Seniors Trinity FCA Partners with Vaughn Road Elementary School Change 4 Change — Spoontember, WSFA Day of Giving Operation Christmas Child
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UPPER SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS Dann Cleveland MIDDLE SCHOOL DEAN OF STUDENTS Randy Ragsdale LOWER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Tami Shelley
AlumniNotes and Updates Welcome to the Trinity Family—Births/New Additions Second Generation Wildcats • Class of 2016
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LOWER SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/COUNSELOR Becky Faulkner COLLEGE COUNSELOR Elizabeth Mosley DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE AND ASSESSMENT Suzanne Satcher
Honor Roll of Giving—Annual Fund 2015-2016 Tribute Gifts — Memorials • Honorariums • Charitable Trusts Charitable Trust Gifts
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT Mary Elizabeth Collett
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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Jill C. Bryan DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION Jenny McClinton
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DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT AND TUITION ASSISTANCE Monica Lott DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES Kathryn Stabler
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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Harold Hilliard DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Debbie Dorough
FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL
A Banner Year at Trinity School!
FORTY-SIX YEARS OF FAITHFULNESS Dear Trinity Family: it has been a banner year at Trinity School! As I look back on the many wonderful accomplishments during the last twelve months, I am filled with thanks to God for His tremendous blessings. For the last forty-six years, God has lovingly cared for this, His school. This year was no different. The Trinity Mission Statement culminates with the admonition that our students should go into the world and SERVE. What better way to prepare our students for lives of service than to offer service opportunities here. To that end, our Change4Change program, now about to enter its fourth year, raised a record-setting $28,000 this year for local charities. Our three-year C4C total is $68,500! Many thanks to Kathy Pirtle and Frank Parquette for heading up this tremendous program.
As I look back on the many wonderful accomplishments during the last twelve months, I am filled with thanks to God for His tremendous blessings. For the last forty-six years, God has lovingly cared for this, His school. This year was no different.
Academically, Trinity enjoyed much success this year. Our graduating class earned nearly $7 million in college scholarships. This figure is the highest in school history and is nearly $1 million higher than last year’s total. Additionally, our graduates are attending some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Just to sample: Five of our students were accepted into Wake Forest, and three were accepted into Washington and Lee. Further, we have students attending the University of Southern California and SMU on full scholarship. All of this is in addition to robust placement in our own state’s fine universities. Our athletic department had another banner year as well. The Trinity Cross Country team won its first state championship, and our own Ken Whittle surpassed the 700-win mark as baseball coach, solidifying his placement among the greats in Alabama high school sports history. Graduating senior Robert Adams was the state Bryant-Jordan scholarship winner for Class 4A, and following in the footsteps of his father, he received the Jimmy Hitchcock Award for 2016. Additionally, for the third year in a row, our athletic department was recognized at the state level for having no fines or ejections during any game or match involving Trinity student athletes. Finally, our Cyber Seniors program offered students in our new Service 101 class the opportunity to bond with senior citizens as they taught technological skills. While our “Senior Saints” graduated with better proficiency in operating their phones and tablets, the real lesson came from the strong bonds and friendships that were formed during the semester. God was indeed glorified as both knowledge and wisdom were exchanged between these two special generations. As you can see, Trinity is an exciting place. We are thankful for our many accomplishments, and we look forward to the future with great anticipation. Thank you for your support, and remember: It is GREAT to be a WILDCAT! In His Service,
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Class of 2016 Accumulates Impressive List of College Acceptances ACCUMULATING ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE LISTS OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES AND SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF TRINITY, THE 76-MEMBER CLASS OF 2016 HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO SOME OF THE FINEST COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION.
AS PARENTS, THE FACT THAT THE MEMBERS OF TRINITY’S 2016 SENIOR CLASS
have been accepted into more than 30 out-of-state colleges and universities, including multiple students to top-tier institutions such as William & Mary, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Washington & Lee, confirms for us that we have entrusted both our children and our educational investments to a school that truly prepares them to compete on the world stage. Knowing that the majority of our seniors were also accepted into their first-choice college and that several received scholarships is simply icing on the cake.” — Class of 2016 Parent • JIM BISHOP, JR .
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TRINITY WELCOMES MRS. MARGARET LOWDER AND AMOS! Trinity’s Office of Advancement hosted a Coffee and book signing for Mrs. Margaret Lowder, author of Amos Likes to Jump. Before the book signing, Mrs. Lowder treated K4 through third grade students with a special reading of her book, where she brought her trusty sidekick and superhero, Amos! Children were delighted to meet Amos and hear about his wonderful adventures. Amos Likes to Jump explores the value of individuality, and why being “you” is the best way to be.
#weloveamos! Trinity Board of Trustees member Mrs. Ginger Barganier with Mrs. Margaret Lowder
rinity’s annual True Blue Gala and Auction held Saturday evening, March 12 at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, was an enjoyable and lively event for all guests! The online auction has become very popular with Trinity families, as bidding has increased by 35% over the last two years. Selecting from over 300 donated items, bidders chose from an array of oil paintings, beautiful antiques, fine furnishings, Trinity “exclusive” items, such as VIP parking spots and front row seats to Trinity events. There were “favorite things” baskets; Yeti tumblers monogrammed with the Trinity crest, fine jewelry from Marguerites, and the list goes on and on. Many online auction goers enjoyed the wide array of pricing of items with opening bids starting as low as $10 on several items. Bidders also took advantage of bidding on the higher ticket items, which included an extra large Big Green Egg®, a trip to Argentina, and selected coats and vests from Henig Furs. While listening to lively jazz music performed by The Coleman Woodson Group, guests dined on delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Wynlakes’ Chef Joe. Tender grilled vegetables, juicy top sirloin, flavorful seasonal fruit, scrumptious quesadillas, and savory sausage and cheese stuffed mushroom caps were served amidst cascading flowers. A fully equipped mashed potato station was a crowd favorite as well as the dessert display, which included assorted cookies, tangy brownie tarts, and Trinity themed cupcakes. The festive environment was contagious and guests continued to mingle even after the auction’s closing bell rang at 9:00 PM. Many guests stayed around to see who won the tuition raffle, where the winner receives half-off one child’s tuition. The drawdown was filled with many anxious and humorous moments as Middle/Upper School Principal Mike Zavada called out each number, but in the end, Jimmy Rutland and Ben Foy split the winning ticket.
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with sincere appreciation This event would not be possible without the hard work of True Blue Chairpersonsâ€”Stacey Hill and Emily Foy, Online Auction Chairperson Dabney Albritton, as well as Director of Advancement Mary Elizabeth Collett. Countless hours were spent in preparation of the event, dating back to meetings starting last September.
our generous sponsors $5,000 BEASLEY ALLEN LAW FIRM Tanya and Andy Birchfield Betty Bobbitt and David Byrne Erin and Chris Glover Connie and Lance Gould Deanne and Rhon Jones Lisa and Ben Locklar Carla and Ted Meadows Joy and Cole Portis Dana and Derrick Taunton Kate and Gibson Vance
$2,500 Parker School Uniforms Sterling Bank New Park
$1,500 Mr. and Mrs. John Albritton HCS Group Hufham Farris Construction, LLC
$1,000 Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc. Industree Timber OB-GYN Associates of Montgomery
$500 Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Gallahar Group of Raymond James Dr. Michael V. LeGrand, DMD/Montgomery Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Jackson Thornton Lowder New Homes McKee and Associates Architecture and Interior Design Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, P.C. Synovus Trust Strength and Connally, LLC Todd P. Roth, DMD, P.C. Endodontics TRADITIONS
SPIRIT TRINITY STUDENTS TAKE A “ROAD TRIP” DAY FOR HOMECOMING WEEK 2015
Homecoming week at Trinity is always a highly anticipated event for all students. This year’s theme was “Road Trip!” Every day brought new excitement and costumes. Watch and see how students let their imagination soar as they embarked on a “Road Trip,” while celebrating Homecoming 2015!
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Robert McGowin Retires After 43 Years of Service
TRINITY BIDS FAREWELL TO A BELOVED TEACHER AND FRIEND In the fall of 1973, Robert McGowin decided against going to seminary and, following Godâ€™s leading, joined the Trinity faculty as a young, energetic classics teacher. Over the years, he taught a variety of subjects and even briefly directed the Trinity Band. Most of all, however, Mr. McGowin made a lasting, positive impact on the many students who entered his classroom over more than four decades. As our longest serving faculty member, it is safe to say that Mr. McGowin is a Trinity Legend in every sense. Mr. McGowin officially retired from Trinity at the conclusion of this past school year. To say that his time with us had been distinguished would be a tremendous understatement. More than that, however, his departure leaves a void that will never be completely filled. For there is only one Robert McGowin, and we were blessed to have his kind among us. 14
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TRINITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE We hope you have found the new website more userfriendly as you navigate through the different webpages. Many new pages were added to the website and the overall format was also changed. You will see the new site has two menus—the main menu and a sub-menu. The submenu is located at the very top of the page, where you will find the “Parents” link and the popular “Quick Links,” represented by a red-chain icon in the upper right-hand corner. As you scroll down on the homepage, you will find the school calendar and news items conveniently located for easy access.
Also of note, you will see Trinity’s academic crest used generously throughout the website. This is a reflection of a rebranding process occurring throughout the school. You will also see the words “Knowledge, Faith, Friendship” at the bottom of each page. These words are translated directly from the Latin words emblazoned on our crest so many years ago.
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Upper School Students Entertain Audiences with “Guys and Dolls” Musical An annual favorite event for Trinity families and the local community, Trinity’s Upper School Spring Musical performed to a capacity-filled Willett Hall on all three nightly performances. In its 22nd year of production, the school musical has over 100 students participate each year. Any 10th-12th grader can be in the play and it is completely student-run—from the set design, lights, sound, props, makeup, and choreography.
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KINDERGARTENERS SHARE THE STORY OF JESUS’ BIRTH! The Christmas season of 2015 officially started with the first performance of the annual Kindergarten Christmas Play. Trinity kindergarteners gave three performances of the annual Christmas play—”The Joy of Christmas.” The talented young performers kept audiences captivated all week as they shared the story of Jesus’ birth. The first performance was a very special day at Trinity as the kindergarteners performed for the middle and upper school students. Seniors and other upper school students sang along with the kindergarteners for the final song, “Christmas Isn’t Christmas Til It’s Christmas in Your Heart,” while remembering the parts they played so many years ago. This has become a time-honored Trinity tradition as many alumni look back on this day with fond memories. Afterwards, kindergarteners spent time with their “Senior Buddies” and received candy canes as a very special treat!
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2016 NATIONAL MERIT
Jackson Scott and Steven Smelley Named Commended Students Jackson Scott and Steven Smelley were named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation were recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they did not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. “The Young men and women named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Corporation.” These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.” Steven Smelley was a member of the Trinity Band Program. He played trombone in the Symphonic Band and baritone in the “Wildcat Pride” Marching Band. Steven served as the Low Winds Section Leader. Steven Smelley will attend Auburn University this fall, where he plans to major in science and become a Biology Professor.
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Jackson Scott served as the President of the Student Government Association and the captain of Trinity’s EnviroBowl Team, which won the 2016 State EnviroBowl competition. He was a member of the Science Olympiad Team, which placed 1st in regionals and 5th in state. Jackson was Trinity’s representative at Boys State, where he won the statewide Supreme Court Justice and the most outstanding judicial delegate. Having an interest in government, Jackson was a Model United Nations Charter Member, and attended programs at both Vanderbilt and Harvard. He held memberships in the National Honors Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.
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For the Second Year in a Row
Trinity’s EnviroBowl Team placed first in the State EnviroBowl competition for the second year in a row! This is Trinity’s tenth EnviroBowl championship since 2001. The top 15 schools from 5 different regions, representing schools from 1A-6A in the state, competed in the state finals. An estimated 50 teams competed at the regional level. Team members are Jackson Scott (captain), Jonathon Green, Dawson Oliver, Abby Tinney, and T.A. Sluis. These dedicated team members met almost every day during lunch since the third week of school preparing for the regional and state competitions. And their hard work paid off! Each student won $250 provided by Legacy, Inc., the sponsor and coordinator of EnviroBowl. EnviroBowl is a double-elimination, question and answer competition played between two high school teams consisting of four students each. The questions are designed to test the students’ knowledge of the environment and related fields, such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, as well as environmental science.
Chase Bulmer, Watkins Johnston, Mrs. Sandi Faulkner, Gray Rutland, and James Handey
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS WOULD BE IMPRESSED! Mrs. Sandi Faulkner’s eighth grade Integrated Science class conducted a STEAM glider competition. STEAM is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. These programs aim to teach students to think critically and have an engineering or design approach towards real-world problems. To prepare for the competition, eighth graders constructed balsa wood gliders and worked diligently to make their gliders as effective as possible. Using the scientific method and experimental design process, students investigated the variables that would effect flight time. As a collaborative effort, teams of students made observations and then collected and analyzed data in order to produce the winning gliders. For the competition itself, each STEAM team competed as a group for the “highest flight time.” Students had several responsibilities on the day of competition including, developing a strategy for the most flights during the five-minute flight period; acting as official “scorekeepers” using an Apple application (Numbers) to create a spreadsheet in which to record flight times and to calculate the outcome; and collecting data to include flight angle, launch and landing information, and flight direction.
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“Farm to Table” in Outdoor Classroom WHEN CHILDREN ARE GIVEN THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE MIRACLE OF LIFE THROUGH A TINY SEED, THEY GAIN A RICH INSIGHT INTO WHAT “FARM TO TABLE” REALLY MEANS. The smells of vegetable and flower seeds, damp earth and fresh water cascading from a hose become etched in memories. There is no reward like literally tasting the success of your work. Work, responsibility and sharing are organically experienced in a way 22
that develops an appreciation for the outdoors and community. This adventure is as close as the backdoor to many children but to others in urban areas, it can be just out of reach. That is where the outdoor classroom comes into place. Through favorite children’s
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literature works like The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, teachers can introduce the concepts of planting, growing and harvesting in a simple and easy to understand way. The outdoor classroom garden provides a sense of ownership and pride to the students who lovingly watch, work and care for the fruits of their labor. From weeding to watering to watching and waiting, many life lessons are learned in the garden. Under the expert guidance of Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Susan Brown, Trinityâ€™s kindergarteners have enjoyed using their outdoor classroom this past spring. They have been busy growing colorful pansies, kale, carrots, several varieties of cabbage and lettuce, Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, broccoli and herbs including lemon balm, mint, parsley, rosemary, oregano and French lavender. Students carefully journaled their observations of the growing plants. Excitement filled the air as the harvest day grew near. Eagerly, the students filled a large bowl with the fruits of their labor and enjoyed a delicious salad complete with their beautiful, edible pansies as their mid afternoon snack! As an added treat, they enjoyed fresh lemonade with mint, lemon balm and French lavender.
It was a day to remember in Trinity kindergarten!
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COMPETES IN STATE COMPETITION By winning the regional competition, Trinity’s Upper School Science Olympiad Team competed in the State Science Olympiad Competition and had several students who placed in the top five. Overall, Trinity placed ahead of LAMP, Alabama School of Math and Science, and Montgomery Academy in the final standings, which are listed below. 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place
Auburn High School Alabama School of Fine Arts Randolph Grissom Trinity Jefferson Co. IB School LAMP
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Sparkman High School Vestavia Hills High School Alabama School of Math and Science Montgomery Academy James Clemons High School Fultondale High School
Front row—Parker Reynolds, Kacey Tinney, Shalom Kim, Leslie Schuneman, Sophie Burks, Katie Jackson, Carolyn Albritton, Miller Johnson Back row—Ben Patty, Nick Styron, Sam Bishop, Steven Smelley, Bray Jones, Daniel Smitherman, Eunice Lim, Abby Tinney, Mary Conley Teel, Bailey Hope, Caroline Chapman, T. A. Sluis, Jackson Scott, John Luke Phillips
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Trinity’s Design Thinking class recently partnered with Mrs. Allen’s Kindergarten class on a creative writing project utilizing the school’s 3D printer. Using their imagination, kindergarten students created and sketched a main character, which would later be the center of the story they would write. Working closely with the kindergarten students, Mrs. Hill’s Design Thinking class constructed the pictures of the main characters utilizing the 3D printer software. Afterwards, the middle school students printed the “story characters” on the 3D printer and delivered them to the younger students. After receiving the actual objects, the kindergarten students used endless imagination as they wrote creative stories involving their characters. The project culminated with the kindergarten students sharing their imaginative stories with students from the Design Thinking class.
This project, which enabled older students to encourage and mentor younger students, is an example of the many advantages to a Trinity one-campus education. TRADITIONS
Trinity School is now offering online elective and AP courses to upper school students through the SevenStar program. The courses are rigorous and exceed all national standards and recommendations, while teaching through the lens of a biblical worldview. Students are being challenged as they learn how to process information at the next level and think critically. This program has proven to be advantageous to many students when looking for an accommodating and challenging academic schedule.
Trinity Raises the Bar in New AP Online Course Offerings Contributor KATIE WINDHAM
Recent alumni, Parker Reynolds (’16) and Jake Hemmings (’16) took AP US Government and Politics, and Olivia Trehern (’16) took an elective Social Problems class, while rising Junior Will Merrill took AP World History through the SevenStar series. Merrill’s class was truly unique, as his classmates were from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, New York, North Carolina, Indiana, and Arkansas. They connected with each other and the professor through Skype. Since the courses are being fulfilled online, Middle/Upper School Principal, Mr. Zavada, received updates from SevenStar and monitored the students’ progress throughout the semester.
Dr. Wright (Academic Dean) and I are excited about the opportunities our students have with taking online classes through SevenStar. While nothing can replace the wonderful personal instruction our excellent teachers provide day in and day out, the opportunity to take an online course will prepare students well for college. Additionally, we’re excited about the rich opportunity someone like Will Merrill has to study with peers across the globe,” says Mr. Zavada. 26
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TRINITY GRADUATES NAMED NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS
Jake Hemmings (’16) and Sydney Snowden (’16) were named National Speech and Debate Association Academic All Americans.
In order to receive the distinction of All-American, both Jake and Sydney earned the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points), earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), received an ACT score of 27 or higher, or SAT combined score of either 1330 on 1600 scale or 2000 on 2400 scale, and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership. The top students in the country each year are named All Americans. The All American award is based on a combination of competitive and service points, of which no more than 25% of the point total can include service. In order to qualify, a student must have competed once at Nationals. Following the National Speech and Debate Tournament, the 25 students with the highest total points in our Honor Society receive this recognition.
Sydney Snowden and Jake Hemmings
Sydney Snowden will be attending SMU on the prestigious Hunt Scholarship, which was awarded to only 22 students out of 700 applicants. Jake Hemmings will be attending the Honors College at the University of Alabama in the fall.
TRINITY STUDENTS NAMED SECOND PLACE DEFENSE TEAM IN THE STATE! Trinity had 50 students participate in the Alabama Youth in Government Youth Judicial Conference on November 6-8, 2015. Over 500 students from the State of Alabama attended the conference. The Youth Judicial Conference is a student-led and student-driven program, teaching students and allowing them the opportunity to experience real life situations by participating in a mock trial competition. Students represented Trinity exceedingly well at the Alabama State YMCA Youth Judicial Tournament. Trinity students won the 2nd Place Defense Team, which included Noah McNelley, Parker Reynolds, Jackson Scott, Jake Hemmings, Aubrey Grant, Bailey Hope, and Addison Love. Jake Hemmings was named “Outstanding Witness” of the proceedings. Noah McNelley, Youth Governor of Alabama for 2015-16, participated in the opening and closing of the conference, while Betsy Byrne and Sam Nunn served as Judges, being extensively trained in the rule of law prior to the weekend. The Alabama Youth in Government Youth Judicial Conference is always an amazing opportunity for students to network with other future leaders in the state and nation, as well as participate in an activity that will impact their life in years to come. Participating in Alabama Youth in Government programs has become a long-standing tradition at Trinity. TRADITIONS
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Trinity Art Department Launches New Program:
POP-UP ART GALLERY AND COLLABORATIVE STUDIO The Pop-Up Gallery and Collaborative at 121 Coosa Street, an initiative that was launched this past year by the Trinity Upper School Art Department, provided opportunities for exhibition and collaboration between emerging Trinity student artists and professional artists. The gallery and collaborative studio is a place where professional contemporary artists exhibit work, collaborate with students and the local community by introducing a variety of contemporary art and social practices. The goal is to present artists and art in a way that engages and enriches emerging student artists and the community, in the creative process by means of engagement initiatives, exhibitions and educational programs. In August 2015, the visiting professional artist was internationally renowned artist, Gerry Stecca. Please visit www.gerrystecca.com to read his complete vita and view a sampling of his work.
After a weeklong instructional and hands-on visit from Gerry Stecca, Trinity students from 3rd-12th grades were astounded to see their work hanging in the 121 Coosa Gallery next to works of a professional artist. “The reaction of the students when they saw their work exhibited alongside Stecca’s on Friday was priceless. The students were so proud! The exhibition of Stecca’s latest work, Specious Morphology, and the collaborative student pieces provided students an opportunity to witness the presentation aspect of the art making process—placing their work in the world,” stated Becky Miller, Art Director at Trinity School.
“Stecca’s passion and enthusiasm for making art was contagious after a week of innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving with Trinity students. He and the students alike were energized and inspired by the experience.”
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GRANDPARENTS ENJOY LOWER SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION Spring Week of Fine Arts (April 19-26, 2016) was filled with dance, choral and band performances, as well as art exhibits for K4-12th grade students. Many grandparents attended a reception held in the Lower School atrium, where they enjoyed juice and chocolate 30
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Angel Choir Performs at Holiday Market Trinityâ€™s first grade Angel Choir performed at the Montgomery Junior League Holiday Market. A large crowd gathered to watch the choral group, directed by Lower School Music Director Mrs. Wendy Cho, as they sang many songs, including Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Two Front Teeth, Away in a Manger, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
MARCHING BAND Congratulations to the Trinity Presbyterian School “Wildcat Pride” Marching Band for another successful year! Each year the students work from June-November to put on numerous performances in the fall. The Marching Band cheered on the Varsity Football Game at all home and away games, as well as took part in every pep rally and the homecoming parade. The Marching Band along with the Middle School Band students also cheered on our Middle School Football Team at their game against St. James. The Marching Band competed in two contests in Alabama and one contest in Georgia. This year was the first time the Marching Band has competed outside the state of Alabama and the first time the Marching Band has competed in two contests in one day. In total, the marching band received Superior Ratings in
every category (the highest rating given) and four Best in Class Awards. On Veterans Day the Marching Band took part in the annual Montgomery Veterans Day Parade. The Trinity “Wildcat Pride” Marching Band is one of only two bands that have participated in the parade every year since it began in 2010. The other band is the Troy University “Sound of the South” Marching Band. Congratulations to the Trinity Presbyterian School “Wildcat Pride” Marching Band for another successful year! Go Cats!
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Trinity Sets Record for Most Students Chosen for All-District Honor Band Once again, Trinity had the largest number of students chosen for this yearâ€™s All-District Honor Band of any independent school in the Montgomery area. Twenty-four members of the Trinity Band Program competed against over 450 students representing more than 30 schools at District and All-State auditions in Opelika on January 30, 2016 for a place in the District VI and All-State Honor Bands. Of these twenty-four students, nineteen made the District VI Honor Band, six made the All-State Honor Bands, and two were selected as All-State alternates. This is the largest number to be represented by Trinity Presbyterian School at District Honor Band and ties the most ever from one school in the AllState Honor Band. In February, nineteen Trinity Band students participated in District Honor Band. They practiced nine hours and put on a concert for parents and friends at Auburn High School. Trinityâ€™s nineteen participating students were the most of any independent school in Montgomery.
TRINITY DANCE ENSEMBLE
GOES TO HOLLYWOOD! Their trip began with classes at Millennium Dance
by Nit Grit in the style of a contemporary ballet, while
Center, which is famous for their teachers who
Director Jenny Plunkett Letner choreographed a
choreograph and perform with artists such as Justin
modern dance entitled “Summer’s Peek” to music by
Timberlake, Rhianna, Disney Productions for High
Vivaldi. Being a beautiful Valentine’s Day weekend, the
School Musical and many more. The girls toured
dances were all well received by entertained audiences.
Los Angeles from the beaches of Santa Monica to the streets and Red Carpet of Hollywood. Early in the
The Trinity Dance Ensemble participated in classes at
trip-planning process, the Dance Ensemble submitted
the International Dance Academy (IDA) Hollywood,
a performance video to Disneyland and through that
where they took classes in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet and
video process the girls were invited to perform at
Jazz/Funk. They also visited the dance facilities at Cal
Disneyland. The performance was filled with music by
State Long Beach and became more familiar with their
Nat King Cole with songs of “L.O.V.E,” “Smile,” and
dance program. That evening, they attended a UCLA’s
“Save the Last Dance for Me” to a fun jazzy number,
gymnastic meet against Oregon, which quickly became
as well as a piece choreographed by one of Trinity’s
a highlight of the trip when they met choreographer
dancers. Virginia Reid created a dance to the music
Travis Wall from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
This informative trip gave dance students an opportunity to meet new emerging artists as well as broaden theirs views of the dance community.
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FIFTH GRADE GIRLS WIN
FLIMP CHALK ART CONTEST AT MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts held their annual Flimp Festival in May 2016, which included the popular chalk art contest. Four fifth-grade girls from Trinity spent over seven hours working on their creative masterpiece, which won first place in the elementary division. Dalen Cope, Kayla Bester, Anna Kate Blissitte, and Abby Taunton spent all day working on the beautiful chalk design.
Congratulations girls! TRADITIONS
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Trinity’s Boys Cross Country Team made history as they won the Class 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, the first Cross Country Championship for Trinity School.
Back row—Coach Josh Jenkins, Zane Springer, Gray Rutland, T.A. Sluis, Daniel Sellers, Nathan Meadows, Head Coach Monica Lott, Wells Rutland, Coach Jeff Mcintyre Front row—Dawson Oliver, Carter Clark, Charlie Lott, Matt Mathison, Dean Herndon
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY MAKE HISTORY! The top-five guys, including Charlie Lott, Dawson Oliver, Wells Rutland, T. A. Sluis, and Carter Clark had an average time of 17:13 on the State 5K course. The boys ended their season with nine personal records, with three in the top twelve and five in the top twenty-seven in Class 4A. The Boys XC Team also came in 2nd at the Auburn Tiger Classic and 2nd at the 4A Section 1 sectionals.
Girls Cross Country Team also make history by making their first appearance at a State competition!
The Girls Cross Country Team continued the historymaking for Trinity, as they made their first appearance at a State competition, finished in the top ten, placing 8th overall. The girls had three personal records on the State course. The top five girls, including Ensley Craven, Mackenzie Legrand, Annabelle Brown, Claudia Collins, and Abigail Trehern had an average time of 23:46. The girls also came in 3rd at the AUM Warhawk Challenge and 3rd in the 4A Section 1 sectionals. Considering the top five on both teams are all returning next year, the future of Trinityâ€™s cross country team looks very promising.
TA Sluis, Charlie Lott, Carter Clark, Dawson Oliver and Wells Rutland
Coach Jeff McIntyre, Head Coach Monica Lott, Coach Josh Jenkins
TRINITY SENIOR ROBERT ADAMS
YMCA Jimmy Hitchcock Winner and 4A Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete for the State of Alabama
Robert Adams (’16) was named the Male YMCA of Greater Montgomery Jimmy Hitchcock winner at the fifty-seventh Jimmy Hitchcock annual banquet held at Frazer United Methodist Church on May 10, 2016, and the 4A Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete for the STATE OF ALABAMA by the Alabama High School Athletic Association at the banquet and awards ceremony held in Birmingham on April 11, 2016.
Robert was a varsity starter on Trinity’s football team for the past three years as a wide receiver and the kicker for the Trinity Wildcats. His career statistics for football are 50 receiving touchdowns (3rd all-time record in Alabama), 3,390 receiving yards (7th all-time record in Alabama), and 225 receptions. Robert was only one touchdown away from breaking the record of the most touchdowns scored in the history of Trinity football.
The Jimmy Hitchcock Award is given to a senior athlete who exhibits outstanding Christian leadership. The prestigious award has been given out for over a century and Trinity School has accumulated more recipients than any other independent school in the River Region. In fact, Robert’s father and Trinity alumnus, Jason Adams, won the award in 1990.
Robert was part of the 2013 and 2015 State Baseball Championship Teams. He was also recognized as the MVP for both championship series. In the 2015 championship series, he batted 7-for-7, including 3-for-3 in the clinching win. He led the Wildcats on the mound with a nine-strikeout performance. His career baseball statistics are .387 batting average, .444 on-base
percentage, 171 hits, 111 RBI’s, 122 runs scored, 1.89 ERA, and 12 home runs. Even with an arduous sports schedule, Robert continued to be actively involved in service organizations such as Key Club, and FCA. In addition, he volunteers at Vaughn Road Elementary School as a study buddy to young children. He is an active member in the youth group at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, where he serves as an acolyte and a children’s church leader. He has been involved in local mission projects, VBS, the youth choir and the Youth Leadership Team. Robert’s effort is evident in everything he does, athletically and while serving others. He signed a letter of intent to play football at Samford University.
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Both Sophie Burks and Boys Golf Team are State Runner-up Recipients
Congratulations to Sophie Burks and the Trinity Boys Golf Team who are both State Runner-up recipients.
Trinity Girls Golf Team member Sophie Burks ended her Junior year with a 4A-5A State Runner-up finish. Her two-day total of 150 placed her in the top 7 high school girls golfers in the State of Alabama 1A-7A. Sophie also had two college coaches following her on her final round. Additionally, this summer Sophie was named Montgomery-Advertiserâ€™s All-Metro Golfer of the Year. The Boys Golf Team had a great finish by making up a 5-stroke deficit in a thrilling fashion and catching Oneota to finish the season as the 2016 4A State Runner-up. Wilson Shanahan saved his best round in the clutch by shooting 74. His teammates Carter Green, Phelps Williams, Will Holmes and Ben Bricken all had a huge part in the two-day event.
Boys Varsity Tennis Team Qualifies for 20th Consecutive State Tournament and Finishes as State Runner-up
The Trinity Wildcats amassed 54 points in the Sectional Tennis Tournament to easily outscore runner-up LAMP, who finished with 41 points. Trinity advanced to the 4A-5A State Tennis Tournament on April 25-26, 2016. It was Trinityâ€™s 20th consecutive trip to the State Tennis Tournament for the Boys Varsity Tennis Team, all under Head Coach Jack Schweers. They have won it all four times, finished runner-up five times and finished third two times. 40
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700 WINS FOR TRINITY’S COACH WHITTLE Six-time state baseball champion Coach Ken Whittle won his 700th game with a 9-5 victory over LAMP. “Players make coaches look really good,” Coach Whittle said. “And the parents have been very good to me and taken care of me in the long run. So, I wish I could say that it was me, but I don’t think so.” Winning state championships in 1985, 1996, 2000, 2012, 2013 and 2015, he has compiled an impressive record of 700-245 with Trinity. After the game, Coach Whittle took time to reflect on his most recent milestone. “Each group is special. Each group of players is special, each team is special, because it becomes a relationship,” Whittle said. “I hope, and I’ve been lucky enough, a lot of my players come back…That’s big to me, that’s very important. It’s fun to see them come back and talk about what they’re doing. Coach Whittle has been coaching at Trinity since 1978, and started the baseball program three years later.
Coaching has always been my dream. I had some coaches in high school that I loved. They were great examples, and that was something I really wanted to do since I was a high-school student. That was my dream, to teach and coach.”
Trinity School and Coach Whittle’s players are glad he had that dream. TRADITIONS
JV Volleyball Team Wins Mayor’s Cup and CCC Championship!
Trinity’s JV Volleyball Team won the Mayor’s Cup Tournament during an eventful weekend of playing at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex. They went undefeated by beating JD, Addison, MA, PCA, Enterprise, Providence, and St. James.
They defeated ACA in two sets, then faced MA and won in three sets to advance to the championship game. The Lady Wildcats played MA again and lost in three sets, but beat them once again in the “IF” game in two sets to win it all!
The JV Volleyball Team finished the season strong by winning the CCC Championship.
The team finished the season with an impressive 27-6 overall record. Hayden Tipton and Drue Walker
were named to the All-Tournament team, while Ann Price Bishop was named All-Tournament MVP!
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With a huge WILDCAT send-off...
Varsity Volleyball Team Competes in Elite 8 State Tournament Trinity’s Volleyball Team received a huge “Wildcat” send-off as they headed to Birmingham to compete in the State tournament, where they had an impressive showing, but fell short in the quarterfinals. It was Trinity’s 8th “Elite-Eight” appearance in 11 years. The entire student body cheered and waved, while the Wildcat Pride Marching Band drum line played.
AN UNDEFEATED SEASON!
Middle School Football Team is CCC Champs
The Middle School Football Team defeated St. James 24-12, capping off a perfect 7-0 season. 44
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A CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON FOR TRINITY SOCCER TEAMS!
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Varsity Girls Soccer Team is Area Champs and Play in Elite 8!
The Varsity Girls Soccer Team played in the Elite 8, but fell short in the 3rd round of the playoffs, the quarterfinals, in a hard fought battle to St. Paulâ€™s in Mobile. They finished the season with an impressive 14-5-3 record. JUNIOR VARSITY
JV Girls Soccer Team Wins CCC Championship in Undefeated Season The Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team finished their undefeated season with an incredible 10-0 record!
#undefeatedchampions! JUNIOR VARSITY
JV Boys Soccer Team are CCC Champions and Finish With Impressive Season Record! The Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Team finished their season with an impressive 18-5 record.
SERVING SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY
cyber seniors graduate Students have been learning about serving senior adults in the community through Trinity’s Service 101 class. Known as “Cyber Seniors,” this program allows senior adults to become students of Trinity students as they learn more about how to operate their computers, iPhones, iPads, and other technological devices. More than that, however, Cyber Seniors offers students opportunities to interact with those from a previous generation, building connections that will be truly life changing. Recently, members of the Cyber Seniors class graduated at a memorable graduation ceremony.
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Trinity FCA Partners with Vaughn Road Elementary to Host
FIELD DAY For the second consecutive year, Trinity students assisted in Vaughn Road Elementary School’s annual Field Day, which was sponsored by Trinity’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Students provided leadership through planning, assisting with set-up and takedown, providing snacks, and most importantly staffing the events. The joint partnership with FCA to provide support for Field Day was initiated last year by local FCA Director John Gibbons and FCA Board Member and Trinity parent Troy Teel. “We appreciate Vaughn Road Elementary allowing the Trinity FCA to partner with them for their Field Day,” said Mr. Teel. “Principal Lindsey and Coach White were very supportive and the Vaughn Road students were awesome. It was great to see our FCA team interact with the children and share the love of Christ in a fun way. The Trinity students did a great job of working hard and running the stations at Field Day. We look forward to working with the Vaughn Road students in the future.” Students gathered at Trinity and walked to Vaughn Road to prepare for the day ahead. Balloons were blown and events staged. It was obvious to all involved that the kids at Vaughn Road were having a great time. Equally, the Trinity volunteers were richly blessed by the students and teachers and are excited about upcoming projects with the school. Junior Carolyn Albritton enjoyed participating with the children most of all. “The kids were precious…they came up and hugged us wanting love from everyone who volunteered.”
Change 4 Change is Trinity’s school-wide missions project (K4-12) to which students and faculty contribute spare change that is used to support local and international ministries and service endeavors.
collected for the 2015-2016 school year
Change 4 Change, Trinity School’s Mission Project, is continuing to make a difference in our community and throughout the world. Under the leadership of seniors Tyler Vermillion and Jake Hemmings, junior Carolyn Albritton, and the Service 101 classes, the missions committee collected a total of $28,018.20 during the 2015-2016 school year!
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collected in the past three years
Trinity’s Service 101 classes were involved in a number of service opportunities throughout the school year. During the month of September, students helped promote Spoontember, which is sponsored by the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Each week, in conjunction with the national “Feeding America’s Backpack Program,” Service 101 and elementary students packed food for students who qualify for this program at Vaughn Road Elementary School. Students explored and participated in service opportunities in our school as well as the Montgomery area and also toured local service agencies.
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Trinity students live out school’s mission statement by learning
“to serve God in spirit, mind, and body.”
CHANGE 4 CHANGE CONTRIBUTIONS THIS YEAR WILL ASSIST THESE MINISTRIES AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Montgomery Area Food Bank; Crayons to Cure; David Welch, Campus Crusade for Christ; American Red Cross, South Carolina Flood Victims; Samaritan’s Purse; Family Sunshine Center; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Montgomery Christian School; Girls on the Run, Middle Alabama Coalition; Valiant Cross Academy; Christmas Clearing House; Toys for Tots; Coaches for Cancer, American Cancer Society; Heifer International; Salvation Army; Visual Arts Program, Luverne High School; Arts Advocacy, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education; Instrumental Music Program, Bellingrath Middle School; TPS Interact Club/Rotary International, Polio Plus Fund; Beth Griswold, Jian Hua Foundation; March of Dimes for Babies; House of Hope, Prattville, Alabama; Tamara Clark/Willow, One Place Family Justice Center; Gray’s House in Haiti; Common Ground; Lifesong for Orphans, ministry in Zambia; the Adullam House; Save-A-Life; and MANE, Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians.
Over 120 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes Delivered for Operation Christmas Child! FOR THE FOURTH YEAR, TRINITY’S KEY CLUB PREPARED SHOEBOXES FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, A MINISTRY OF SAMARITAN’S PURSE. 54
Trinity’s Key Club and members of the newly-formed Interact Club filled boxes with much-needed items, including school supplies, hygiene necessities, and toys. Over 120 gift-filled shoeboxes were packed by Trinity students and will be distributed by Samaritan’s Purse all over the world. Thanks to all of the parents, students, faculty and staff for contributing to this awesome ministry! Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The outreach project uses gift-filled shoeboxes to share God’s love in a tangible way with needy children around the world. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected and delivered more than 113 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 150 countries through Operation Christmas Child. In 2015, Samaritan’s Purse collected enough shoebox gifts to reach another 10 million children through the Operation Christmas Child project.
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Good News. Great Joy.
IN 2015 SAMARITAN’S PURSE COLLECTED ENOUGH SHOEBOX GIFTS TO REACH ANOTHER 10 MILLION CHILDREN THROUGH THE OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PROJECT. THANK YOU, TRINITY FAMILY, FOR YOUR GIFTS FOR THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.
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TANK STEWART and his wife Angie live in Montgomery. Tank is the Executive Director/Owner of Sylvan Learning Center and Prometric Testing Center. Angie is the bookkeeper for the Alabama Independent School Association. They have 3 children who attend Trinity. Elizabeth Ann will be entering seventh grade and twin boys, Mac and Thomas will be entering fifth grade.
1996 STUART DAVIDSON, Senior Pastor at Eastern Shore Baptist Church in Daphne, Alabama, graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctorate Degree in December 2015. Stuart and his wife Angela have 3 sons. Jay (10), Jack (6 1/2) and Jett (3 1/2). SPEARS GRIFFIN and his wife Megan along with proud twin brothers welcomed their third son, Wells in April. Spears (left) and Roberts (right) just turned 3 in July. Meagan, a former Trinity teacher is currently staying at home raising their three precious boys. Spears is Chief of Staff for Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden in Montgomery, Alabama.
WILL BENEFIELD lives in Montgomery with his wife Jill and their son. Will made his first sculpture at age three. He is a self taught artist and works primarily in clay. Each piece is one of a kind and hand built. His clay is twice kiln fired. His choices of blended color combinations make each piece a unique work of art. Will’s works feature fish, faces, angels, crosses, bowls, and platters—and are the perfect gift for someone who has everthing or for someone who likes the unique. Will also makes one of a kind wood furniture. Most of the wood Will uses is reclaimed from the Gulf coast. He also uses everything from axe handles to scuppernong vines in his functional chairs and tables. Every piece is hand rubbed, stained and coated with a clear finish. These pieces take a tremendous amount of time and imagination but are well worth the effort. www.willbenefield.com
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MARY MARTHA MCLEMORE WALKER, Owner and creator of Forever Gingerbread with her husband Garrett Walker. Forever Gingerbread makes little wooden gingerbread houses that can be decorated, washed and reused every season! They work with the Isaiah 55 vocational program, by partnering with the local community through vocational training, helping create hope for families in Reynosa, Mexico. Each gingerbread house is handcrafted in Reynosa. Isaiah 55 school has been educating the deaf and the vocational program seeks to teach life and job skills within the deaf community. The Walker family lives in Birmingham where their three children attend Briarwood Christian School. Each summer the family travels to Mexico to work with families in Reynosa.
KATE MCGOWIN BIRCHALL lives in Birmingham with her husband Lee Birchall and their two sons Ford (6) and Jack (2). Lee is an attorney and partner with Jones Walker. Kate’s father, Robert McGowin recently retired from Trinity after 44 years of teaching Latin.
CHRIS McCAGHREN is the Assistant to the President of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. His wife, Lauren Cantrell McCaghren ’03 is the Senior Director of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving at Samford University. Their first child, Callen Christine turned one in May.
LEE LAWSON is President and CEO of Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. Lee has worked in several economic development positions. In Baldwin County, he has created in-house marketing initiatives to develop projects, in addition to those funded by the state. Lee graduated from Troy University with a degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. Lee lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife Regan and their three children. Knox, 6; Greer, 4; McRaye, 2.
JESSICA HENIG COBLENTZ and MATTHEW COBLENTZ ‘96 welcomed a beautiful daughter, Alden Hayes, on June 16, 2016. Big brothers David and Jack were thrilled with the arrival of their new baby sister. David will be entering 2nd grade and Jack will be starting Kindergarten at Trinity in August. WILLIE THOMPSON holds a BA in English from Washington and Lee University. He is currently in his fifth year as the Executive Director of Montgomery`s Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. He is also a MLA candidate at Auburn University at Montgomery and the secretary of the Southern Liberty Trail. He has spent the last four years inundating himself in Scott and Zelda`s lives and is an expert on their histories and writings.
2004 GRANGER SHOOK is the new strength and conditioning coach at Prattville High School. He also coaches the defensive backs for the Lions. Granger came to Prattville from a two year stint at the 2015 National Champions Colquitt County Packers as assistant strength and conditioning coach under Rush Propst. Granger was a all-time leading tackler at Huntingdon College.
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LAUREN LEACH ZEKOFF lives in Madison, Alabama with her husband Michael and their two children. Jack was recently born in April and big sister Emma Cate just turned 2. Michael works for the Space Station, and Lauren recently resigned to stay at home with their babies. BROOKE GLASSFORD After a love for photography started as a hobby, Brooke is now a full- time photographer with Colorbox Photographers (a division of Kim Box Photography) in Montgomery. Brooke formerly worked at Baptist Health as the Communication Specialist. Brooke studied Public Relations at Auburn. colorboxphotographers.com
for 3rd-5th grade girls based around running a 5k and learning healthy ways to deal with different situations such as bullying, gossip, and negative self-talk. Another focus is on their community and the girls discover that they have a role in their community. A community impact project is created and implemented by the girls towards the end of the program each season. MORGAN HAYDEN is founder of Root Ministries which brings hope and a future to orphans in Honduras. Currently in La Moskita Honduras, Morgan has adopted three children—two boys and a girl—while living in Honduras. She works mainly with feeding and providing housing to children. Funds have been raised and after a five year process the home is almost completed that will provide housing to the children. Her feeding program is called the Kasaubila which Morgan created to help with feeding thousands of children.
2010 ALLISON RILEY graduated in May from the University of Alabama with a masters degree in SpeechLanguage Pathology. She has accepted a position with Restore Therapy at the new Aspire of West Alabama inpatient rehab facility in Tuscaloosa.
2011 SALLIE RHODES is a coach for Girls on the Run at Trinity. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a positive youth development program 58
ROBERT GARDNER is the vice president of Gardner Carpet One Floor and Home. From hardwood
floors to rugs and from churches to kitchen floors, Robert and his business are behind many of the beautiful floors in the area. Robert says the driving forces behind him are his parents. “My parents are without a doubt my biggest influences. I owe my work ethic to them.” His family has always played a huge role in his life. Two other family members have made a very big impact on his life—his nephews Gardner and Fred, the faces of the family business. Not only does Robert hold his family close, he also considers the people of the community very important. He says, “The loyalty of the people of Montgomery to our family business has been crucial in our success.” In fact, the customers are what keep Robert motivated. He says, “My favorite thing about this job is the feeling I get when a customer loves what we have done inside their home.” When not serving the community, this young business owner is still a kid at heart. Robert can be found hanging out on the river, riding his tractor, hunting and playing with his dog Red. SHEA SUMMERLIN Shea graduated from Samford University in 2015 with a degree in Chemistry and is about to begin her second year of pharmacy school at Samford’s McWhorter School of A YEAR IN REVIEW
Pharmacy. This past year, she served the Birmingham area as Miss Center Point, which is a preliminary to Miss Alabama. During the Miss Alabama Pageant in June, Shea placed in the Top 12, winning scholarship money to aid in her pursuit of a Doctorate of Pharmacy. In 2013, she founded the community initiative All In for Alzheimer’s, which seeks to engage everyone in the fight to end this disease. Shea serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association—Alabama/ Florida Panhandle Chapter.
performance at the Shakespeare Festival for the 2105 season. Jacob began playing percussion in 2007 in sixth grade. While in high school he participated in many honor bands and was chosen by audition to represent his district at the Alabama Allstate Band Festival three times. Currently he attends Auburn University where he is a member of the Symphonic Band, the Percussion Ensemble, and the drumlins while he studies chemical engineering.
THOMASON BRYAN was recently crowned Miss Friendliest City 2016 and went on to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant held in Birmingham in June.
SARAH GRACE STONE is a junior at Troy majoring in social work. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was elected as SGA senator for the college of Health and Human services. She is active in the college ministry at First Baptist Church Troy.
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SARAH KATHRYN PORTIS married Thomas Stallings in June 2016. Skip and Thomas will be serving as missionaries in Zambia for the next 18 to 24 months. Skip has been working with Lifesong for Orphans for the past three years and recently had the opportunity to go work at their school in Garneton, Zambia. Be sure to check out updates from Skip and Thomas on their blog! skipacrosstheocean.blogspot.com
EMILY STONE is a sophomore at Auburn, majoring in Ag Communications. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. She was selected for Freshman Forum, SGA Lobby Board, and Lambda Sigma. She will represent the College of Agriculture as SGA senator and as an Ag Ambassador. She is an undergraduate assistant and batting practice pitcher for the AU softball team, which won the SEC championship and was runner-up at the Women’s College World Series.
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JACOB REDDEN had the opportunity to play the percussion in The Little Mermaid our mission statement — Trinity Presbyterian School has been blessed by the abilities, talents, and accomplishments of its students since 1970. Understanding that alumni are among our most valued assets, the TPSAA exists to promote the Trinity Presbyterian School community, to connect former students with one another and their school, to encourage alumni involvement in school activities, to foster additional educational opportunities for current students, to provide a venue in which to celebrate alumni accomplishments, and to strengthen the bonds between alumni and current students, faculty, and staff. As we look to build upon the Trinity legacy, the Association hopes to inspire lifelong interest, loyalty, and the continued pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. TRADITIONS
A daughter, Ann Caroline York, born May 18, 2016 to Franklin Johnson.
A son, Jack Bushman IV, born November 29, 2015 to Beth Norris Bushman ’03.
A son, Charles “Charlie” Wesley, Jr., born April 4, 2016 to Alex Windham Ratliff ’05 and husband Wesley.
A daughter, Mary Britton, born November 30, 2015 to Stephanie McClinton Sealock ’97 and husband Scott.
A daughter, Grace Douglas, born May 11, 2016 to Webber Woodruff Lyerly. Grandparents are Becky and Doug Woodruff.
A son, Greeley James, to Lee Hastey Goodwyn ’01. Grandmother is Linda Hastey.
A daughter, Margaret Jane “Maggie,” born May 24, 2016 to Max Coblentz ’96 and his wife. A son, Charles “Wells.” born April 23, 2016 to Spears Griffin ’96 and wife Megan. A daughter, Caitlin “Cait” Stella, born March 25, 2016 to Charlie Saliba ’98 and wife Brittany. Grandmother is Beverly Saliba. A son, James Leatherwood “Woods,” born September 18, 2015 to Josh Lowder ’99 and wife Katie. (Big brother is Jack).
A son, John Oliver, born September 16, 2015 to JT Berney ’06 and wife Kristin. Grandmother is Diane Berney. A daughter, Lilly Kate, born August 19, 2015 to Alley Harris Griggers ’06 and husband Leighton. A daughter, Charlie, to Perry Hooper III and wife True. Grandparents are Judy and Perry Hooper. A daughter, Katherine Pearson, to Cameron Kershaw Stinker and husband Will.
A daughter, Alice “Allie” Strutters, born December 29, 2015 to Haley and Peter Thompson. Grandmother is Rosie Sprague.
A daughter, Everly Hope, to Emily Bargainer Alexeev ’05. Grandmother is Ginger Bargainer.
A son, Thomas “Walker,” born November 29, 2015 to Bubba Skipworth and wife Mary Katherine. (Big sister and big brother, Aniston and Oliver).
A daughter, Lela Rose, born October 28, 2015 to David Shelley ’05 and his wife, Anna. Grandmother is Tami Shelley.
A daughter Ella Kate, born July 16, 2015 to Katie Norred Gaston ’97 and husband Gordon (Big Brothers Dalton and William).
A daughter, Mattie Beckett, born October 15, 2015 to Mallory Sigle ’06 and husband Mikel.
Twins “Emily” Elizabeth and William “Will” Edwards, born December 6, 2015 to Carrie Edwards Bledsoe ’01 and husband Rodney. (Big brother is Reed).
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A daughter, Lyla Katherine, to Wade Norris ’00 and wife Lauren. (Big sisters are Caroline and Juliann).
A son, Hank, to Steve Jones ’00 and wife Jill Jeffcoat Jones ’00.
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Robert Jason Adams, son of Jason Adams ’90 and wife, Shawn, will attend Samford University. Elizabeth Winslow Byrne, daughter of David Byrne III ‘85 and wife, Betty Bobbitt, will attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Elizabeth Starke Clements, daughter of Tripp Clements ’87 and Elizabeth Starke Clements ’84, will attend University of Alabama. Mary Stuart Goocher, daughter of Sherman Goocher ’76 and wife, Cindy, will attend Auburn University. Christina Claire Hogan, daughter of Robert Hogan ‘80 and wife, Jan, will University of Alabama. Hammond Malone Parsons, son of Todd Parsons ’83 and wife, Kasi, will attend Auburn University. Virginia Nelle Reid, daughter of Brigitte Gillespie Reid ’83 and husband, Glenn, will attend Auburn University. Parker Mount Reynolds, daughter of Julie Armstrong Reynolds ’88 and husband, Jeff, will attend College of William and Mary.
TRINITY PATRON Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dozier Mr. and Mrs. Chappell Hill Hufham/Farris Construction, LLC JK Lowder Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Keith Martin Parker School Uniforms, LLC
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TRINITY AMBASSADOR Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bain Mr. and Mrs. Price Bishop Mr. and Mrs. David Byrne III Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McDaniel New Park Development Company, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Todd Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Cole Portis Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Rutland Southern Food Service Sterling Bank Mr. and Mrs. Doug Woodruff TRINITY PARTNER Mr. and Mrs. John Albritton, Jr. Dr. Noble Anderson, Jr. Anonymous Donor Mr. and Mrs. Dave Avant, Jr. Banta Properites Dr. and Mrs. Gus Bell The Bryant-Jordan Foundation Mr. Jonathan Cooner, Sr. The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeBardelaben Mr. and Mrs. John Dorough Dr. and Mrs. Ben Griggs Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc. Dr. Jack Hawkins/The Daniel Foundation of Alabama HCS Group PC Mr. and Mrs. Kent Hornsby Industree Timber, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Watt Johnston III Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Joseph, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Kyser, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James K. Lowder Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lumpkin Mr. and Mrs. David McClinton Dr. and Mrs. Todd Miller Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Morris Mr. and Mrs. Chris Newell OB GYN Associates of Montgomery Dr. and Mrs. Robert Owen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Brent Parkman Dr. and Mrs. Scott Parma Dr. Kanu Patel Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. and Dr. Jeff Shelley Mr. and Mrs. Guice Slawson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Riley Trehern, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Den Trumbull Mr. and Mrs. Billy Williams Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Williams
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TRINITY LEADER Mr. and Mrs. Jason Adams Anonymous Donor Mr. and Mrs. Jim Balkcom Mr. and Mrs. Andy Birchfield Mr. and Mrs. Robert Birmingham Mr. and Mrs. Josh Bise Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bulmer Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Dr. and Dr. Will Carter Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Cavanaugh Mr. and Mrs. John Durr Mr. and Mrs. Mike Eggers Dr. and Mrs. Allen Ensminger Mr. and Mrs. David Gallahar Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gidiere, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Glover Mrs. Ruth Godwin Mr. and Mrs. Lance Gould Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Hale Ms. Linda Hastey Mr. and Mrs. Mike Heartsill Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ingram Jackson Thornton & Co, P.C. Mr. Mason Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Rhon Jones Mrs. Lisa Lawrence Dr. Michael V. LeGrand, DMD/Montgomery Smiles Mr. and Mrs. Ben Locklar Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lott Lowder New Homes Dr. and Mrs. Steve McCulloch McKee & Associates Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Meadows Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Mrs. Judy Moody Mr. and Mrs. Wes Osmer Mr. and Mrs. Greg Pittman Regions Bank Todd P. Roth, DMD, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sasser Mr. and Mrs. Chad Singletary Mr. and Mrs. Stan Snyder Synovus Trust Company Ms. Nanci Speagle Dr. and Mrs. David Stanley Mrs. Leah Stephens Strength & Connally, LLC Mr. Andrew Stumpf and Dr. Wynne Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Taunton Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Vance Mr. and Dr. Paul Walker Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Weber Mr. and Mrs. John Worthington TRINITY ASSOCIATE Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adcock Mr. and Mrs. John Albritton III Mr. and Mrs. John Ames, Jr. Anonymous Donor Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. Jon Barganier Mr. and Mrs. Joe Basile Dr. and Mrs. Matt Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Jon Blissitte
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Butler Mr. and Mrs. Brent Cherry Mr. and Dr. Justin Clark Mr. and Mrs. George Clements Mr. and Mrs. Jay Collett Mr. and Mrs. Ron Creel, Jr. Crum Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bo Daniel III Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Elmore Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ewing Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Ferrell III Mr. and Mrs. Gene Foshee Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gulledge Mr. and Mrs. Clint Hammock Mr. and Mrs. Trey Handey Mr. and Mrs. Cory Haynes Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Steve Herndon T. Bowen & Maria P. Hill Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Hufham Mr. and Mrs. Charles Humphrey Mr. Tommy Jones Mr. Pete McCoy Rev. and Mrs. Claude McRoberts III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nunn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Clay Phillips Mrs. Laura Pittman Dr. and Mrs. Frank Randall Mr. and Mrs. Riley Roby Dr. and Mrs. Todd Roth Mrs. Kelley Rouze Mr. and Mrs. Steven Scott Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smitherman Mr. and Mrs. Scott Speagle Mrs. Becky Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Bob Thetford Mr. and Mrs. Barry Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Max Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Pat Watson Mr. and Mrs. Ken Whittle Dr. and Mrs. Bradley Willis Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wilson Dr. Sara Wright Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yohn Mr. and Mrs. Richard Younger Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zavada TRINITY FRIEND Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor
Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Aaron Mr. and Mrs. Mike Addison Mr. and Mrs. Michael Allen Col. and Maj. Mark Allison Mr. and Mrs. Troy Amster Mr. and Mrs. Joe Andress Maj. and Mrs. Gavin Arita Mr. and Mrs. Matt Arrighi Ms. Jennifer Aughtman Mr. and Mrs. Chris Avant Ms. Martheen Baas Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baker Mr. Jonathan Barganier Dr. and Mrs. John Bennett Mrs. Diane Berney Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bethea Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bishop, Jr. Ms. Kelci Bixenman Mr. and Mrs. Pat Black Mr. and Mrs. Randy Blake Mr. and Mrs. Brett Blissitte Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Boleyn Mr. and Mrs. Keith Boling Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Bowden Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Larry Branam Mr. and Mrs. Kent Brendle Mr. and Mrs. John Bricken III Mr. and Mrs. Andy Britton Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brown Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown Ms. Diane Brown Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Buckner Mr. and Mrs. Bo Burks III Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lance Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Burns, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burton Mr. and Mrs. Ben Byrd Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cantey Dr. and Mrs. James Carpenter Mrs. Alice Carter Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cawthon Mr. and Mrs. Tom Champion Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Chesnutt Ms. Wendy Cho Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clark Col. and Mrs. George Clark Mr. and Mrs. John Clements Mr. and Mrs. Dann Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cline Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Coblentz Mrs. Analyn Coker Dr. and Mrs. John Coleman, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Collett Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Collins Mr. and Mrs. Joel Connally Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Cook Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Coon Ms. Angela Cooner Mr. and Mrs. Pat Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Brien Cornett Mr. and Mrs. Yann Cowart Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cox Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Cox Mr. and Mrs. Chad Cross Rev. and Mrs. Patrick Curles Mr. and Mrs. Beau Daniel III Mrs. Laura Daniel Ms. Ashley Dansby Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dansby Mrs. Nikki Darley Mrs. Kelly Davis Dr. and Mrs. Davis Denney Mrs. Karen Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Craig Dillard Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dismukes Mr. and Mrs. Keith Do Mr. and Mrs. David Donovan Mr. and Ms. Tommy Du Mr. and Mrs. Richard Duck Ms. Trudy Duncan Mrs. Terry Elam Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elliott Ms. Anita Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Matt Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Etheredge Mr. and Mrs. David Evans Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Faucette Mr. and Mrs. Gary Faulkner Ms. Becky Faulkner Mr. and Dr. Robert Fekete Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Richard Foshee Dr. and Mrs. Ben Foy Mr. Trip Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Karl Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Tim Freeman Dr. and Mrs. Stan French Mr. and Mrs. Wade Fuller Ms. Latrell Fussell Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Doug Garrett Mr. and Mrs. Scott Garrett Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gaston Ms. Melanie Gaston
Mrs. Alice Gauntt Mr. Walter Gilbert III Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Goocher Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Grayson Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Grice Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Hall Mr. Pete Hall Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hargrove, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Harris Mr. and Mrs. Steve Harris Lt. Col. and Mrs. Jim Hartle Mr. and Mrs. Mike Haskell Ms. Natefa Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Haynes Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hazen Ms. Kelly Hedges Ms. Cynthia L. Helms Mr. and Mrs. James Helms Miss Rebecca N. Helms Mr. and Mrs. Richard Helms Mr. and Mrs. John Hemmings, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Josh Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Britton Henig Mr. and Mrs. John Henig, Jr. Mr. David Hicks Miss Alice Hill Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hilliard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hixon Mr. and Mrs. John Hixon Ms. Trish Hixon Mr. and Mrs. Chad Holley Ms. Anne Holliday Mr. and Mrs. Beau Holmes Ms. Gennie Honel Mr. and Mrs. Keith Howard Mr. and Mrs. Jon Howe Mr. and Mrs. Andy Huggins Mr. and Mrs. Will Hughes III Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hynniman Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jackson Ms. Ashley Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Don Keller Mr. and Mrs. Land Keller Mr. and Mrs. Neal Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Stephen King Ms. Kay Kirtland
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Mr. and Mrs. Darren Kreitz Mr. and Mrs. Dean Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lankford Mrs. Jessica Lassiter Mr. Dale Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Mr. and Mrs. Rick Letner Mr. and Mrs. Jaesung Lim Mr. and Mrs. Tom Littlepage Mr. and Mrs. Wes Loard, Jr. Ms. Greta Locke Mr. and Mrs. Scott Loftis Mr. and Mrs. Jay Love Mr. and Mrs. Marty Lovrich Mr. and Mrs. Kip Lowe Maj. and Mrs. Christian Lowry Mrs. Jacqueline Lumpkin Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall III Rev. and Mrs. John Ed Mathison Ms. Suzanne Mathison Miss Kristen Maturi Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McClelland Mr. Robert McGowin Rev. and Mrs. Russell McCrory Mr. and Mrs. Jay McDavid Mr. and Mrs. Doug McDuffee Rev. and Mrs. Tommy McGregor Mr. and Mrs. John McInnis Mr. and Mrs. Innes McIntyre IV Mr. Jeff McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Seawell McKee Mr. and Mrs. Oliver McLemore III Mr. Jake McMillan Ms. Regina McMillan Mr. and Mrs. James McNees Mr. and Mrs. Jim McNees Mr. and Mrs. Scott McNelley Mr. Tracy McPherson Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Meeks III Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Meldrum Mr. and Mrs. William Merrill Mr. and Mrs. Tim Miller Mr. and Mrs. Stan Milton Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mitchell Mr. Ken Moats Mr. and Mrs. Michael Molina Mr. and Mrs. Brian Moore Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Moore Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moore III Mr. and Mrs. Steve Moore Miss Mary Frances Morris Mrs. Cindy Morrison Mr. and Mrs. David Morse Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Mosley, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jim Mracek II Mr. and Mrs. Ken Naugher Mr. and Mrs. Wade Norris Mr. and Mrs. Adam Oâ€™Ferrell Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Pace
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Mr. Charles Parker III Mr. and Mrs. Brendon Parkman Mrs. Marie Parma Mr. Frank Parquette, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Patterson Mr. and Mrs. William Patty Ms. Haden Payne Dr. and Mrs. John Payne IV Mr. and Mrs. Dean Peevy Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pelton Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Pemberton Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pemberton Dr. and Mrs. Bill Pendleton Rev. and Mrs. Rob Pendley Mr. and Mrs. Jim Perkins Mr. Alonzo Pernell Dr. and Mrs. Matt Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Greg Pinkham Mrs. Kathy Pirtle Mr. and Mrs. Les Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Dale Polley Mr. and Mrs. Benjy Pope Dr. Sarah Portis Mr. and Mrs. David Potts Mr. and Mrs. David Powell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Powell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Price Mrs. Terri Price Mr. and Mrs. Randy Ragsdale Dr. and Mrs. Jason Randall Ms. Jamie Guy Ratliff Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reid Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ridling Mr. and Mrs. Epes Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Romanowski Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saliba Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sanders Ms. Robin Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Matt Satcher Mr. and Mrs. Brian Schroll Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schweers Mr. and Mrs. David Scott Mr. and Mrs. Dan Scully, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Seebrat Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sellers Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shanahan Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sharpless Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Sharpless Mr. Chet Shonk Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sims
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Tony Singleton Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Skipworth Mr. Chip Slawson Mr. and Mrs. Brent Slay Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sluis Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smelley Mr. and Mrs. Blake Smith Mr. and Mrs. George Smith III Mrs. Gidget Smith Mr. and Mrs. Doug Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Stabler Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Stallings, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Stallings, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Vince Stevenson Mr. Robbie Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Tank Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Scott Stricklin Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Travis Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Chris Teel Mr. and Mrs. Larry Teel Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas III Mrs. Lucy Thrasher Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Tidmore Mr. and Mrs. Ben Till Mr. and Mrs. Tipper Tipton Lt. Col. and Mrs. Jerry Tonnell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toole The Transmission Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Treadwell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Trotter Ms. Michelle Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Jay Tuley Mr. and Mrs. Bill Turenne Mr. and Mrs. Mike Turk Dr. and Mrs. Mac Varner Mr. and Mrs. David Vickers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Waddell Mr. and Mrs. Matt Warren Mr. and Mrs. Billy Weeks Mrs. Linda Weeks Mr. and Mrs. John Weissend Mr. and Mrs. Brian Welch Mr. and Dr. Jason Wells Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whatley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Wible II Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wiebe Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilder Ms. Christy Wilkins
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Willcutt III Mrs. Alice Williams Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Williams Mr. Tim Williams Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Williamson Mrs. Angie Willis Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wilson Mr. Ron Wilson and Mrs. Toni Baggiano-Wilson Ms. Brianne Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Louie Wilson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Chad Wiswall Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wood, Sr. Dr. and Dr. Darren Woodling Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Woods Mr. and Mrs. Alan Worrell Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Wuokko Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yancey Mr. and Mrs. David Yohn
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Brady Bennett Cal Bennett Paul Bishop Miss Nicole Brown William Brown The Bo Burks Family Mr. Gene Butler Merritt Carter Miss Sarah Beth Carter Miss An Wilkes Cavanaugh Miss Stuart Edwards Cleve Godwin My Grandchildren Miss Camille Henig Penn Henig Pollard Henig Pollard Henig Coach Gennie Honel Miss Anne Rollins Howe Miss Sarah Howe William Hughes Miss Carol Hartwell Johnston Watkins Cook Johnston IV Carson Lowry Max Lowry John Russell Marshall IV Thomas Henry Marshall Miss Healey Mathison JT Mathison Mat Mathison Mr. Pete McCoy Miss Lucy McGowin Miss Kaylee Peevy David B. Powell Brandy and Robert Price Dowdle Box Price Rigsby Walter Price Miss Rissie McVey Price Smith Perry Price Mr. Guice Slawson Grant Speagle Miss Sydney Speagle Sawyer Speagle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stallings Wesley Stallings Wesley Stallings The outstanding leadership, faculty, and staff and Trinity! Trinity Teachers and Administration Trinity Wildcat Pride Marching Band Miss Anna Tucker Jake Tucker Miss Adeline Vaughn Miss Adeline Vaughn Crawford Vaughn Max Vaughn Max Vaughn Miss Francie Weissend Miss Emery Wiebe Miss Norah Wiebe The Todd Wilder Family
Dr. and Mrs. John Bennett Dr. and Mrs. John Bennett Mrs. Ruth Godwin Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brown Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown Mr. Tommy Jones Mr. and Mrs. David Yohn Dr. and Dr. Will Carter Dr. and Dr. Will Carter Mr. and Mrs. Joe Andress Mr. Jake McMillan Mrs. Ruth Godwin Dr. Sarah Portis Mr. and Mrs. Britton Henig Mr. and Mrs. Britton Henig Mr. and Mrs. Britton Henig Mr. and Mrs. John Henig Mr. Tommy Jones Mr. and Mrs. Dale Polley Mr. and Mrs. Dale Polley Mr. and Mrs. Will Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Johnston III Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Johnston III Major and Mrs. Christian Lowry Major and Mrs. Christian Lowry Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Marshall III Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Marshall III Ms. Suzanne Mathison Ms. Suzanne Mathison Ms. Suzanne Mathison Mrs. Ruth Godwin Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Ferrell Ms. Judy Moody Mr. and Mrs. David Powell Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Price Mr. Chip Slawson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Speagle Mr. and Mrs. Scott Speagle Mr. and Mrs. Scott Speagle Mr. and Mrs. Guice Slawson, Jr. Mrs. Ruth Godwin Mr. and Mrs. John Stallings, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Worrell Anonymous Dr. Wynne Crawford Ms. Michelle Tucker Ms. Michelle Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Ferrell Mr. and Mrs. Max Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Ferrell Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Ferrell Mr. and Mrs. Max Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. John Weissend Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wiebe Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wiebe Mr. Tommy Jones
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Mildred and Don Buzzard Rubie and Lawrence Corlee WV Crawford, MD Mr. Weldon Doe, Jr. Mr. Gray Godwin Mr. Gray Godwin Mr. James Ricky Guy Mr. Dawson Morris Mr. Dawson Morris Mr. Tee Owens Miss Hannah Ridling Mrs. Lena Frances Skipworth Joyce and Leonard Sluis The wonderful expericence our two sons had at Trinity! A special place! Mrs. Elliot Patterson Williams Mr. W.J. Worthington Mrs. Ruth F. Worthington
Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brown Mrs. Linda Weeks Dr. Wynne Crawford Mr. and Mrs Doug Woodruff, Jr. Mrs. Ruth Godwin Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Kyser Ms. Jamie Guy Ratliff Mr. James R. Carpenter Miss Camille D. Carpenter Mrs. Reagan Owens Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ridling Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sluis Mr. and Mrs. Alan Worrell Anonymous Mr. and Mrs John Worthington Mr. and Mrs. John Worthington
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Clayborne S. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Allen Clark Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson Dr. and Dr. Frank Young III
2015-2016 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OUR STRATEGIC INTENT To ensure that each student achieves his/her unique intellectual and spiritual potential while fulfilling Godâ€™s purpose in his/her life through an educational system distinguished by:
Mr. Guice Slawson
Mr. Todd Parsons
Mr. Pat Williams
Mr. Jimmy Rutland
Rev. Patrick Curles
MEMBER AT LARGE
Mr. Kerry Palmer
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Rev. Claude McRoberts III
Mr. Jason Adams b An array of rigorous curricula
Mrs. Ginger Bargainer
b Instruction that integrates Biblical truth
Mrs. Jeannine Birmingham
b Spiritual-minded, passionate teachers
Mrs. Betty Bobbitt Byrne
b A culture that develops courageous leaders for lives of service b A community that reflects the beauty of the church
Mr. Price Bishop
Mr. Bob Farris Mr. Stephen Morris Dr. Scott Parma Mr. Cole Portis Mr. Haygood Poudstone Mr. Aduston Rogers Dr. David Stanley Mrs. Nancy Trumbull
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wednesday November 23
Tipping Point at Hampstead 7:00 until 9:00 PM