Volume 2, Issue 2
Winter 2019
Trinity News
Welcome to our new Director of Alumni Relations
Maryann (Golesh) Karli '86 joined Trinity's staff as Director of Alumni Relations in early January. As an alumna, Maryann brings with her a deep knowledge and love for Trinity High School and our community. Her husband, Tom, is a member of Trinity's Class of 1988. Maryann and Tom have four children, two Trinity graduates, Evan '16 and Justin '18; a current student, Lauren '20; and a future Shamrock, Morgan, who attends middle school at Saint Joseph School. She is excited to begin her work reconnecting with alumni both near and far! Get in touch with her about any ideas you might have. Welcome, Maryann!
Congratulations to Coach Larry Kostelac Jr. '76, P'01, 05, 06 who earned his 700th win as a coach of the Trinity Shamrocks! The team and attendees of the historic game celebrated with Coach afterwards in the cafeteria. (Photo compliments of Lisa Schlager Photography.)
Give iT Day--Wednesday, January 30
Give iT day is a one-day fundraising event involving alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of Trinity High School. Gifts of any size will count toward our “one gift, one student challenge.” Our goal is to receive 500 gifts representing each Trinity student. In turn, our students will be giving back to the community with a day of service, with projects planned to assist St. Francis Soup Kitchen, Bethesda Mission, Lourdes House, children in foster care, and those in a homeless shelter.

We welcome and encourage all members of our community to participate and pledge their support. Our goal is to engage the community to advance the mission of Trinity and build upon our tradition of providing unsurpassed opportunities to students. We’re stronger together!  

How can YOU get involved?
  • Make a gift on January 30 in honor of Trinity students or to one of our programs that matter to you.
  • Be a “Giving Ambassador” and share iT by posting and tagging us on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram, and telling your friends why you gave.
For more information, please contact  Mrs. Beth Zak, Director of Advancement.
Trinity Blog
Trinity students have transformed the traditional school newspaper into a school blog. Now, you'll be able to read updates from students as often as you choose on our website.
Trinity in Action
To accompany our new website, Trinity had the following videos created to promote the school and to tell the story of our Kairos retreat. Take a look:
Articles: Trinity's House System and Guaranteed College Admissions Program
In case you missed it, Trinity was featured twice this fall in The Catholic Witness. Read more about our new House System on page 4, and about our partnerships with more than a dozen colleges and universities that guarantee Trinity students admission and merit-based aid on page 5.
For more Trinity news as it happens, follow us on social media.
Alumni Council
The Alumni Council is a working group that strives to achieve a high visibility with the members of the Alumni Association, current students, and the school community, and to strengthen relations between alumni and the school. Events in which the Alumni Council will participate may include homecoming, class reunions, graduation, alumni awards ceremonies, and regional alumni events.

Recently, an informal group has been meeting regularly to discuss how best to move forward. We are looking to establish a formal Council with leadership (president, vice-president/treasurer, and secretary) and representatives. If you are interested in joining the Council or in learning more about our regular meetings, please contact Mrs. Maryann Karli.
Upcoming Events
Pancake Breakfast, January 26
Join us on January 26 for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Trinity's cafeteria to support the swimming and diving team. See more information here.

Spring Musical: Annie
Join us March 1 and 2, at 7:00 p.m., and March 3 at 2:00 p.m. for our production of Annie! Tickets will be sold online from February 1 through February 15 for adult general admission--$11, student general admission--$6, and VIP--$16 (VIP tickets are seated in the front rows). Please see our Facebook page/website for details. After February 15, tickets will be sold online and at the door for adult general admission--$13, student general admission--$8, and VIP--$18.

Athletic Events
Trinity alumni are always welcome to join us for sporting events. See our athletic schedule here. 

Homecoming 2019
Save the date! The Homecoming game will be Friday, October 11.
Alumni In and Around Trinity
Peter Bachman '04 came to a meeting of the robotics club and helped students with their new robot, Kuri, which they are working to program.

Trish Turo '08 spoke to the AP Psychology class for the second consecutive year about her education and work in the field of psychology.

Molly Grady '12 spoke with the biomedical club about her experiences becoming a critical care nurse.

Samantha Shirtfliff '14 has joined our coaching staff this year as coach of the swimming and diving team.

Amanda Serafin '18 spoke with members of the DECA Club, who are currently preparing for the state competition. Amanda shared her successful DECA experience and made some suggestions to prepare the students for their competition in February.  
Shamrocks Who Shine
Samuel Predmore '19 (Immaculata House) and  Mia Kilroy '19  (De La Salle House) were named National Merit Commended Students for the Class of 2019. Sam and Mia achieved this honor as a result of their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT in October of 2017.
Thanksgiving Collection
The Trinity community collected a total of  3,236 food items for St. Francis Soup Kitchen this Thanksgiving! Trinity's donations filled four trucks, while in previous years our donations could be carried in one truck. Students and faculty also collected more than $650 for turkeys and gift cards.
Quiz Bowl Champions
Trinity High School's Quiz Bowl team won the Capital Area Quiz Bowl League Championship for the second consecutive year. The CAQBL consists of 14 high school teams from Central PA. Trinity finished the regular season in first place, with a lead of more than 1,200 points over the 2nd place team, Boiling Springs. The top eight teams then competed in a single-elimination playoff on January 14 at Cumberland Valley High School. Trinity defeated Northeastern (440-55) and Cumberland Valley (480-250) to qualify for the finals against an excellent Boiling Springs team. The final match was close early, but Trinity pulled away for a 395-210 win.

The team has already notched a 590-125 victory over Donegal High School on WGAL's Brain Busters and will go on to compete on the show again, as well as in post-season tournaments. Congratulations to our young team!
Class Notes

Professional & Personal Achievements
  • Paul Markowski '92 was recently elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), after having been nominated by his colleagues for his his outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences. Paul has established a reputation as a leading expert on the formation and forecasting of supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes.
  • Dave Vespignani '99 is in his first year as head coach of the boys varsity basketball team at Cumberland Valley High School this year.
  • Michael D. Kostick '06 was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Thom Cobb Emerging Leader Award for the Pennsylvania Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Alex Schiavoni '07 won first place, along with her team of architects and landscape architects, in an international sustainable design competition in Dubai. Read more about her and her project in The Sentinel.
  • Brandon Markosek '11 was sworn in on January 1 to represent Pennsylvania's 25th Legislative District.
  • Julia Lenz '14 was chosen as the Homecoming Queen at Millersville University.
  • Matthew Zemba '17 and Rachel Emery '18 traveled to Italy as members of the Shippensburg Raider Marching Band to march in two parades, including one in Saint Peter's Square where they received a papal blessing. 

Births & Marriages
  • Alec McGrath '05 and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed baby Mikayla this fall.
  • Christine M. Kelley '08 was married to James M. Greaney in Oranmore, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, on December 7, 2018.

In Memoriam
  • Kathleen Bonefant Trotter Jones '69
  • Bob McFann '69
  • Peter T. Murphy '69
  • Hoyt William Bangs '72
  • Stanley J. Sierotowicz '73
  • Christopher Jon Huntzinger '75
Do you have news to share? Let us know and we'll include it in our next Alumni Update!
Athletic Highlights: Fall
  • Sam Predmore '19 (Immaculata House) represented Trinity at the PIAA Cross Country State Championships.
  • The girls volleyball team advanced to the District 3 semifinals.
  • The girls soccer team earned a spot in the District 3 playoffs. The Shamrocks finished with an overall record of 11-8, and goalie Molly Krzywicki '19 (Loyola House) had 84 saves!
  • The girls tennis doubles team of Maya Arora '20 and Sadie Rieg '22 advanced to the first round of district doubles.
  • Sunshine McCrae '19 and Kassidy Ingram '19 both scored 1,000 career points in basketball. Sunshine also achieved 1,000 rebounds and was nominated as one of 800+ players in the nation to the McDonald's All American game.
Reconnect with Trinity
Get reconnected and help others do the same:
  • Update your contact information so that we can share Trinity news and invite you back for upcoming events.
  • Submit class notes and share your good news with us. Have you recently received your degree, gotten married, had a child, or achieved a professional accomplishment? We would love to hear about it and celebrate with you!
  • Volunteer to become a class agent for your graduating class. Class agents will serve as liaisons between fellow classmates and the Alumni Relations Office.
  • Keep the Alumni Relations Office apprised of class reunion schedules. If you are interested in taking a lead role to make a reunion happen for your class, please reach out to Maryann to formulate a game plan.
  • Visit and “like” our Alumni Facebook page.
  • Join our LinkedIn Alumni group and be sure you are linking to the correct Trinity High School when listing your education.
  • SHARE, SHARE, SHARE our newsletter, our emails, our social media posts, and our website with your friends and family who are alumni and encourage them to stay in touch.
  • Join us for special alumni events held throughout the year. Get connected now so that you can add them to your calendar!

Consider giving back by sharing your time and talents with Trinity High School:
  • Fill a seat on our Alumni Association. We are gathering interest for new members and officers and would love to hear what gifts you can bring to the table to help move our association forward. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office to receive a candidate response form.
  • Volunteer on campus by interacting with our current students. Throughout the school year, Trinity seeks industry professionals and business owners to speak to our students on a variety of topics, present at our biennial career day program, and assist during our STEM summit, to name just a few opportunities to get involved.
  • Write an article for inclusion in our quarterly alumni newsletter or submit pictures from any gatherings of your classmates, whether formal or informal, for inclusion in our newsletter and/or on social media.
We look forward to making connections and interacting with our alumni community. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for Maryann, or if you’d just like to chat or review your alumni record, please feel free to email her at alumni@thsrocks.us or give her a call at 717-761-1116 ext. 120.
Class Reunions
The Class of 1969 is holding their 50-year "Stayin' Alive" reunion weekend on October 11, 12, and 13. Events will be held Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. Details to follow on our website, by mail, and in the next "Alumni Update." The reunion committee would like to know which night would bring out the best turnout for our main event, Friday or Saturday? Please respond by February 1 to Rosanna Mancini. C ontact Rick Garrett or Emily Clionsky with questions.

The Class of 1989 is beginning plans for a 30th reunion. If you are interested in helping or would like to submit your current contact information, please contact Kristen Rovito-Bridge or Heather (Smith) Dunn
If your class is planning a reunion or you're not listed and want to get the ball rolling, contact the Alumni Relations Office by email or by calling Maryann at 717-761-1116 ext. 120.
Trinity Flashback
Softball team, Class of 2013
Senior Class Officers, Class of 1999
Secretarial Club, Class of 1971
Cotillion, Class of 1989
Community News
Lauren and Spencer Day Memorial Golf Tournament
The  11th Annual Lauren and Spencer Day Memorial Golf Tournament and Walk at Rich Valley Golf Course will be held on June 15, 2019, to raise money for the Lauren and Spencer Day Foundation, which was established to assist families in need in our community during a major medical crisis. This Foundation was started by friends of the Day family while Lauren was battling leukemia. Lauren lost her battle with leukemia in 2000, but the Foundation continued. When Lauren’s brother Spencer died in an automobile accident, his name was added to the Foundation. This cause is near to Trinity's heart, as both Lauren and Spencer died while students at Trinity.
We want to hear from you! Do you have some personal news to share? Can we feature your story? Let us know!