Volume 1, Issue 32
May 4, 2018
Trinity News
Nominations for the Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year at graduation, a member of the Trinity faculty is honored with an "Excellence in Teaching" Award. This teacher is selected from nominations made by students, parents, and faculty members. Nominees should be teachers who significantly contribute to the improvement of students' academic preparation, civic responsibility, career development, self-image, and/or spiritual life. In order to make a nomination, please complete this form and submit it to Mrs. Terri Kenski, Office Manager, by Friday, May 11.

Academic Calendar for 2018-2019
The Academic Calendar for next year has been finalized-- click here for a copy. Please keep our scheduled breaks in mind when planning any family trips!

Cheerleading Tryouts
Cheerleading tryouts for the 2018 football season will be held on Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the gym. For additional information please contact Chris Geisel .

Powder Puff Football
The Powder Puff football game will be held on Friday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at COBO Field. T-Shirts are on sale until May 10 for $10 each. They are available in white or various colors (seniors--purple; juniors--pink; sophomores--blue; freshmen--yellow). Students who purchase a shirt will receive a free dress down day on May 18. All proceeds will go to the David Grady Memorial Scholarship Fund and Jamaica. Student Council will be providing food for the students at the game. Sign-up sheets for players, coaches, refs, and cheerleaders are available by seeing one of the class officers. If playing isn't your thing, then come out to support and make some memories at one last Friday night under the lights!  

All-Sports Mass
Join us on Friday, May 11, for the All-Sports Mass and Awards Ceremony in Trinity's Auditorium. Mass will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the Awards Ceremony to follow. All coaches, athletes, and families are encouraged to attend.

Trinity Soccer Tennis Tournament
Trinity girls soccer is organizing a soccer tennis tournament to be held on Saturday, June 23, to raise funds for underprivileged children in Jamaica. Find a flyer and registration form, or go to the tournament sponsor website for more information. Join us for this exciting event!

Athletic Association
Plan to attend an informational meeting hosted by the Trinity Athletic Department and Athletic Association (TAA) on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. John Cominsky, Principal, Larry Kostelac, Director of Athletic Advancement, and Gary Bricker, Athletic Director, will discuss changes in athletic funding for the 2018-2019 school year. The TAA Board will also be there to talk about what TAA does and share some information about next year. All parents of athletes are strongly encouraged to attend.

Kairos Registration for 2018-2019
Juniors and junior parents, Kairos registration for 2018-2019 is now open online. Kairos is an overnight, four-day retreat for seniors based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The retreat is often a highlight of many Trinity students' high school experiences, and we highly encourage everyone to attend! Please register by Tuesday, May 15.

Trinity Football
Join the team during the weeks of May 7 and May 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. for Spring Football! The evenings will include lifting from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and time on the field from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. This is open to all incoming 9th through 12th graders. Important upcoming football events can be found on this form, and the registration paperwork for summer camp can be found here. Contact Coach Ryan with questions.

Senior Final Examination Days
Friday, May 18--English & Math
Monday, May 21--Religion & Science
Tuesday, May 22--Social Studies (including Psychology) & Foreign Languages

Senior Awards Assembly
Parents and grandparents are invited to attend the Senior Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

Underclassmen Final Examinations
Tuesday, May 29--English & Math
Wednesday, May 30--Religion & Science
Thursday, May 31--Social Studies & Foreign Languages
Trinity STEM Summit
Trinity High School will host a STEM Summit on Tuesday, May 8. This is a day-long program for all freshmen and sophomores. It is comprised of career panels, competitions, and experiments designed to provide students with additional exposure to the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Find more information about STEM Summits.

All freshmen and sophomores will participate in our STEM Summit for the entire day and therefore will not attend regular classes that day. Students are permitted to dress down in accordance with the Trinity guidelines. The only additional restriction is that all students must wear sneakers. School will start and end per the regular schedule. Also, lunch will be handled similar to regular school days, so students should either bring or buy lunch.

Teachers will act as Group Leaders throughout the day. There will also be a number of guests from different STEM fields helping with the events. We invite our students to welcome these adults and ask questions that arise during the day.

We hope that this event will be both fun and enlightening for our students. Questions can be directed to Mr. Joyce.

Birding Club
Now that spring has arrived, join Trinity's Birding and Conservation Club for a variety of activities. See what's planned here.
Coffeehouse Cabaret
Listen to Trinity music students perform showtunes on Friday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m. in Trinity's cafeteria. The cost is $3; funds will support our talented music students!
Shop with SCRIP and lower your tuition bill!
Trinity's SCRIP program exists to save you money while helping give a little bit back to the school. Stop by the Main Office to get any number of cards immediately! Contact Terri Kenski or Karen Orbach with questions. Fill out our Scrip Scholarship Agreement to join the program at any time.
Trinity Job Opportunities
Trinity is seeking applicants for the following position. For more information, see our website.
  • Full-time Finance Assistant
Shamrocks Who Shine
Trinity held an academic signing day on Monday, May 1, to honor our many students who have earned merit scholarships to the colleges they plan to attend next year. Fifty-five students, or 40% of the class, earned academic scholarships totaling $4,432,832.00. Congratulations, seniors!
Ashlyn Auriemma, Cedar Crest College
Andrew Bero, Misericordia University
Elizabeth Binder, Saint Joseph’s University
Derek Borza, Susquehanna University
Andrew Bowman, York College of Pennsylvania
John Bucher, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Megan Calogero, Sacred Heart University
Maria Carroll, Temple University
Mary Chase, U.S. Naval Academy
Patrick Connolly, Robert Morris University
Eleanor Cooper-Silvis, The University of Tampa
Arden Cudahy, Saint Joseph’s University
Katherine Dash, University of Pittsburgh
Cora DeFrancesco, The University of Oklahoma
Anthony DeFrank, Coastal Carolina University
Sydney Demyan, University of Findlay
Alexander Dutkiewicz, Ohio University
Sarah Eby, Mount St. Mary’s University
Aidan Finegan, University of Mary Washington
Thomas Gamble, Mount St. Mary’s University
Christopher Haser, Loyola University Maryland
Megan Hess, University of Delaware
Nikolas Higgins, Duquesne University
Carly Holencik, American University
Robert Holupka, La Roche College
Johanna Husena, Loyola University Maryland
Evelyn Jeffrey, George Mason University
Francis Lafferty, Coastal Carolina University
Colin Lloyd, Duquesne University
Jacob Maddigan, Saint Francis University
Zachary Mangus, University of Pittsburgh
Katherine Martino, Saint Vincent College
Natasha Mauger, University of Delaware
Joshua Miller, Seton Hill University
Madelyn Montefour, Saint Vincent College
Jared Novacich, Bucknell University
Kirby Povilaitis, Loyola University Maryland
Ashley Ramsey, York College of Pennsylvania
Molly Ridd, Duquesne University
Jessica Rogers, Misericordia University
Connor Rohrer, University of Miami
Katelyn Rudy, Susquehanna University
Elizabeth Ryan, Saint Joseph’s University
Amanda Serafin, The University of Scranton
Scott Simpson, Messiah College
Amanda Snyder, Seton Hill University
Townley Sorge, Temple University
Gretchen Sprague, Chatham University
Olivia Trombley, Dickinson College
Jonathan Wacker, Drexel University
Richard Mason Wagner, The University of Arizona
Ridgley Ward, University of New Hampshire
Laura Weiss, University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth Witten, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dell Zarkin, University of New Haven
Senior Amanda Serafin recently competed in Atlanta, Georgia, at the International DECA Conference. DECA is a business club with 2,500 groups operating in high schools across the country, including one at Trinity. Amanda earned the right to participate in the international conference by placing 3rd in her category in the state of Pennsylvania. Amanda joined 18,000 other students from all over the world in Atlanta, where they spent their time competing, participating in the Emerging Leader Series, and seeing college and career exhibits. Amanda was able to strengthen her networking and public-speaking skills, while learning about various aspects of business.
Sophomore Michael Soule has been chosen as one of Central Penn Parent's Twenty under 20! Michael is recognized for his commitment to excellence, service, and leadership in the Central Pennsylvania community. He will attend a reception this summer in recognition of his achievements, and he will be profiled in a late-summer edition of the magazine. Congratulations, Michael, on this wonderful recognition!
Congratulations to Coach Dave Heisey, who won his 100th game coaching Trinity boys lacrosse this week in a match against Northern! Thank you for your dedication to our team and players, coach!
Congratulations to senior Mason Wagner and freshman Adam Warren on their victories at the Mid-Penn Conference Tennis Tournament. Mason placed third in boys #1 singles and will be moving on to the District Singles Tournament next week. Adam won first place in boys #2 singles. The Wagner/Warren doubles team continued their undefeated season and went on to win first place in the Mid-Penn District Doubles. They will also advance to the District Doubles Tournament in two weeks. 
Congratulations to sophomore Connor Coyle , who was accepted to the Community of Scholars Summer Program at the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC. As a part of this program, Connor will take a course titled “Worlds Apart: Worlds Together: Conflict, Culture, and Cooperation” for college credit, which will allow him to learn more about the international relations field.


Sophomore Lance Thompson won the Pennsylvania Junior Olympic Championship in Olympic Trap Shooting. This qualifies Lance to compete in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the USA Junior Olympic National Championship in June. Lance also won the B&P Masters Cup Overall Gold Medal, besting athletes from USA and Canada. Congratulations, Lance!
On Friday, April 27, Trinity High School's Quiz Bowl team participated in the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Twenty-two high school teams from across the state competed in matches that tested their knowledge of history, arts, literature, geography, science, and current events. The matches took place in the Chambers of the State Senate and House of Representatives.

After the initial rounds of competition, Trinity was tied for 4th place and qualified for afternoon playoff matches. In the semi-finals, our team narrowly outscored Allentown Central Catholic to gain one of three spots in the finals. The championship match slated Trinity against Great Valley High School from Chester County and Friends Select from Philadelphia. The final contest remained close throughout, but Great Valley pulled away at the end. Our team finished in 2nd place as the State Runner-Up. Please join in congratulating senior Andrew Bowman, and sophomores Connor Coyle, Luke Capper, Michael Staiger, and Greyson Sheller. What a great accomplishment for these young men!

Congratulations to the members of the Indoor Percussion Group, who won their Regional Championship. Despite a power outage throwing off their normal routine, the group still won by more than a point and a half! The group then competed in the Atlantic Coast Championship in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Alumnus Update: Josh Weaver '11
Josh Weaver will be ordained a Deacon by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, on Saturday, May 19, at Saint Patrick Cathedral. The newly ordained Deacon Weaver will preach at all Masses at Saint Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, that weekend, at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and the following day, Sunday, May 20, with a reception to follow after each Mass. All are welcome to celebrate with Josh!
From School and College Counseling
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Remember to check our website for dozens of summer enrichment opportunities at colleges and universities nationwide.
Rocks in Motion
See the various current service opportunities for ways you can share your time and talents by helping Church, school, and community. Please email Mrs. Fejfar if you have any service events that meet Trinity service guidelines that you would like included.  

Underclassmen: Twenty service hours must be submitted by May 18. This is a Trinity grade-promotion requirement.
"Seek the Light, Be the Light"
Spiritual Reflections
By Scott Root, Campus Minister

The Gospel for Sunday, May 6, 2018--6th Sunday of Easter
Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another." --John 15:9-17


Reflection
Love one another. Jesus tells his friends to love one another. In another part of the Scripture, he tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and then helps us to see that our neighbor is everyone
we encounter. Each day, we encounter many different people, but do we treat them with love? Do we respect the Christ that is found within them? Jesus calls His disciples His friends because they have learned from Him and do what He commands. Does Jesus call us friend? Do we do what he commands? In our world of diversity of thought and action, do we still love or do we allow issues and circumstance to divide? Jesus' statement is simple: love one another. There are no caveats to this commandment. We are to love one another as Jesus loved us--to the point of real, and total, self-sacrifice. May Jesus give us the hearts we need to love one another.
Saint of the Week--Saint Peter Of Tarentaise, May 8

Have you ever felt like running away from your job? Saint Peter of Tarentaise “disappeared” from his diocese to an abbey where he quietly prayed for about a year. Called back to ministry, Peter performed his duties to his diocese well, focusing his energies on the poor.

For more information on the saints, visit Franciscan Media’s Saint of the Day website.
Prayer for the Week
O my God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all good and
worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Mass At Trinity
Our weekly Mass will be held at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in Trinity's chapel. The intention is for Eileen Gagliano. Please join us!

Our school-wide Ascension Thursday Liturgy will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Trinity auditorium. The intention is for the Trinity community. All are invited to attend!
Prayer Intentions
Do you have an intention that needs prayers? Email Scott Root, and your intention will be remembered at our weekly Mass.
From the Community
Diocese Night at the Harrisburg Senators
Join the Harrisburg Senators and families from the Harrisburg Senators on Saturday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m. for Diocese Night! See more information here; order tickets by May 16.
Simpson Public Library Summer Reading Program
Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg has announced its summer reading programs, including a program for teens. The kickoff event for Summer Reading is June 2. The program includes the chance to win prizes through any one of twelve raffles. Check it out!

Frank Gawronski Golf Tournament
The Saint Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus is hosting a golf tournament on June 15 to benefit the Diocesan Seminarian Scholarship fund. For more information, see their flyer. 
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