Volume 2, Issue 1
Fall 2018
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Trinity News
College Partnerships Guarantee Admission to Trinity Students
Trinity is pleased to announce partnerships with the following Catholic colleges and universities: King's College, Immaculata University, Misericordia Univeristy, and Mount St. Mary's University. Trinity has secured agreements that allow Trinity students who meet certain requirements to be guaranteed admission and a four-year scholarship to these institutions, including entry into the engineering and physician's assistant at King's, and doctor of physical therapy, doctor of occupational therapy, and master of speech-language pathology at Misericordia. Our hope is to reduce stress for our students and their families by guaranteeing them admission to a number of quality Catholic institutions where they will be taught body, mind, and spirit. For more information on the details of each partnership, click the school name: King's , Immaculata , Misericordia , Mount St. Mary's . Follow us social media for news of more partnerships!
New Website
Trinity is excited to announce a new website! If you haven't seen it yet, click to view it . While you're at it, update your information with us!
House System
This year marks the start of the House System at Trinity High School. Trinity now has four Houses--De La Salle, Immaculata, Loyola, and Seton--that have been named after saints who have been involved in Trinity's history and mission in some way, or in Catholic education in America. All students and staff have been sorted into Houses, and the Houses will compete over the course of the year for a House Cup.

The House System replaces some of the structures you may remember from your time as a student, including Student Council, PALs, and homeroom, and instead relies on leadership within each House and Mentor Group to develop community, plan events, and provide support to students. Mentor Groups are made of up students from all four grades and meet in the middle of each day and function as sort of a "home base" for students. Students and faculty alike are excited about the enthusiasm that's come from this shift and look forward to the future as this system grows at Trinity in the coming years!
Over the summer, Trinity bid farewell to Steve Aschenbrenner '95, who left his role as Director of Alumni, and Suzanne Dobbie Bell '83, who left her position teaching English and has moved to Florida.

This year we welcomed alumna Mary Potok '11 to our faculty to teach English.
Building Updates
Summer is always a busy time for improving our campus, and this year was no different. You may have noticed some of the work we've done to the building, including:
  • renovation of the main school entrance to create an extra layer of security during school hours
  • addition of new windows and doors at the busport entrance to enhance the building and update security
  • new monitors throughout the school to enhance our daily communication to students, faculty, and guests
  • renovations to our Family and Consumer Science room, including the addition of four new gas range stoves and a stainless steel refrigerator
  • technology upgrades to enhance learning
  • renovation of first floor bathrooms
  • installation of a storage shed for band instruments and materials
  • new air conditioning units for the Library and Library Computer Lab
We are grateful for the your financial support over the last year, which has enabled us to take care of these necessary projects.
For more Trinity news as it happens, follow us on social media.
Homecoming Celebration
Trinity was thrilled to welcome back nearly 150 alumni to our Homecoming celebration the evening of September 28. We gathered for food, fellowship, and football. This was the first year we were able to have alumni join our band in the stands, our cheerleaders on the track, and our football players on the sidelines. Thanks to all who joined us, and we hope to see you all next year!
To see more photos, follow our our Facebook page: Alumni of Trinity High School.
Upcoming Events
Harry DeFrank Golf Classic--October 14
The 2018 District 3 AAA Trinity Girls Basketball Champions are sponsoring the 11th Annual Harry DeFrank Golf Classic in honor and remembrance of Coach Harry DeFrank on Sunday, October 14, at Armitage Golf Club. Plan for an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start for the day and scramble format for the golf! It is a unique event where people from the program's past, present, and future are together! The day is filled with fun, food, skill prizes, raffles, meeting with the players and coaches, and trivia! Show your support and join us! All proceeds benefit the Trinity Girls Basketball Program, tuition assistance, and the Athletic Department. See more information .
All Saints' Mass--November 1
All Trinity alumni are welcome to join us for Mass on All Saints' Day, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. It's a Trinity tradition to remember students, faculty, and alumni who have passed away at this liturgy, and we invite you to join us.

Beef and Beer--November 3
Trinity alumni are invited to our 5th Annual "Beef and Beer" event hosted by the Trinity Athletic Association on Saturday, November 3, at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity. For information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and purchasing tickets-- click here . Thank you for your support of Trinity's student-athletes!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Division I Basketball Commitments
Trinity Girls Basketball players Kassidy Ingram '19 (Loyola House) and Sunshine McCrae '19 (Loyola House) have both committed to play basketball at Division I schools next year. Kassidy will attend University of Jacksonville ( read more), while Sunshine will go to University of North Carolina, Wilmington ( read more). We look forward to watching them compete.
Service Trip to Jamaica
Sister Susan Kuk, IHM, and several alumnae traveled to Jamaica this summer to provide a week of service. Jenna Archer-Barone '17, Rachel Bogdanoff '17, Maria Carroll '18, Ashley Dean '17, Noelle Dominguez '17, Reilly Johnson '17, Maddie Jones '18, Noelle Konchar '18, Maddie Montefour '18, and  Rebecca Mott '17 ran a summer camp--creating crafts, playing sports, and helping the children with reading and math. The Trinity group also supplied lunch for more than 80 children in Avocot and 40 children in Port Antonio and visited some of the sick parishioners in the mountain area, including an 84-year-old woman, "Ms. Maddie," who lives in a hut with no water or electricity and must carry water to her home from the river. Thank you to all the generous members of the Trinity community who helped support the trip. We are collecting children's swimsuits and any kind of building blocks (Legos, etc.) to take next year. If you have anything you'd like to donate, bring it to Trinity.
Support Trinity Athletics
Now is the time for your business to be featured prominently while supporting Trinity High School athletics! Place an advertisement on our two permanent digital billboards located at COBO Field and the Harry DeFrank Basketball Court in the gymnasium. Annually, 35,000 spectators visit campus for athletic and community events.

As an advertiser, your business will benefit by gaining exposure to an audience that includes our student-athletes, their family and friends, visiting high schools and their patrons, and a multitude of outside clubs and organizations who use Trinity’s athletic facilities year-round. The annual advertising program fee is $850. Please  find more information.
Class Notes
Professional Achievements and Honors
  • Bob Buhrig '87 has been selected by Downtown Mechanicsburg as the 2018 Person of the Year. A tribute dinner will be held for Bob later this fall. See more details, here.
  • Gina Napoli '92 published a book, Clunk on the Head: How the Holy Spirit Got Our Attention, with TouchPoint Press late this spring.
  • Nichole Schneider '12 has been appointed Associate Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Shippensburg University.
  • Patrick Kline '14 is the new Offensive Quality Control Coach and Assistant Quarterbacks Coach at Marshall University.

In Memoriam
  • John Remiszewski '66
  • Stephen Fencel '82
Do you have news to share? Submit a class note and we'll include it in our next Alumni Update!
Class Reunions
The Class of 1969 has plans in the works for a 50th Class Reunion! Detai ls are coming soon. Please contact Rick Garrett or Emily Szybisty Clionsky with questions.

The Class of 1973 has plans in the works for a 45th reunion. Please contact Jim Robinson at 717- 574-0457.

The Class of 2008 will celebrate their 10th reunion on Saturday, November 24, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., at Evergrain Brewery. Please contact Jennifer Steiner or visit the class Facebook page.
Members of the class of 1979 gathered for a 50th anniversary dinner. Afterwards, Susie Sullivan Kostelac, Carolyn Bahret Holencik, Nancy Beatty, Faith Curran Shelley, and Deb Hannon , posed for this picture in the girls locker room.
We want to hear from you! Do you have some personal news to share? Can we feature your story? Let us know!