Volume 2, Issue 3
Spring 2019
Trinity News
Trinity students met their goal for this year's THON fundraiser, rasing in excess of $100,000 for The Four Diamonds Fund! Thanks to all alumni who contributed.
The Trinity Girls Basketball Team was crowned PIAA District 3 Champions and Mid Penn Champions. They also made a deep run at States, losing to undefeated Dunmore in the semi-finals. The Sentinel named Coach Kristi Britten '89, "Coach of the Year," and Sunshine McCrae '19 (Loyola House), "Player of the Year."

The Boys Basketball Team also won the PIAA District 3 Title and the Mid Penn Championship. The Boys made it to the PIAA State Final, losing by just one point (73-72) to Lincoln Park. The Sentinel named Coach Larry Kostelac Jr. '76, "Coach of the Year," and Chance Westry '22 (Immaculata House), "Player of the Year."
Erica Kenski '19 (Seton House), daughter of Keith Kenski '85 and Terri (Green) Kenski '88, captured the silver medal in the PIAA 2A Diving Championships at Bucknell University on
March 13. Several other members of the Swimming and Diving Team also represented Trinity at the State level.
Several of our wrestlers competed in Districts and advanced to Regionals! Makoa Niebel '21 (Immaculata House) placed 7th, Patrick DeMark '20 (De La Salle House) placed 5th, Daniel Kosinski '20 (Loyola House) placed 4th, and Dominic Kelly '19 (Loyola House) came in 3rd, in their respective weight classes. Daniel went on to compete in the State Tournament and finished an impressive season with a 40-8 record and 25 pins!
Congratulations to Connor Coyle '20 (Seton House), who earned a spot in the All State Region 5 Band. Out of the 12 trombones in the region, Connor ranked third.

Trinity's DECA Club recently competed at the PA State DECA Conference, where several students placed, including Alyssa Matzoni '21 (Immaculata House), who will compete at the International and Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, from April 27-30.
Dave Lenker, Trinity's parking attendant, celebrated his 80th birthday with a surprise celebration from Trinity students. Students arrived early to decorate the busport area, then they emerged as a school to sing him "Happy Birthday."
Five Trinity students elected to compete in the Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair (CASEF) and earned distinctions for their projects
  • Kim Dudding '19 (De La Salle)--first place and category champion in life sciences; Senior Scholarship for five years at CASEF; Harrisburg University Scholarship;
  • Hanah Miller '21 (Loyola House) first place in chemical sciences category;
  • Caroline '20 and Gloria O'Neil '21 (Loyola House)--second place in chemical sciences category; Dr. Love Judges Excellence in Presentation Award; Harrisburg University Scholarship (Caroline);
  • Dominic Mirarchi '20 (De La Salle House)--third place in life sciences category; Appalachian Audubon Society Award; Dauphin County Conservation Award; Dr. Love Judges Excellence in Presentation Award; Harrisburg University Scholarship.
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.
Founders Circle
The Founders Circle was recently established to support our legacy and meet the needs of Trinity High School. This new philanthropic initiative is built upon advocates for Trinity and its growth. Trinity prides itself on filling its hallways with bright and curious minds who are engaged in all aspects of campus life. You are invited to learn more about the Circle by contacting Beth Zak in the Advancement Office to attend the Founders Circle reception on May 15. This evening will be centered on what visionary leaders and philanthropy can accomplish for Trinity.
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Alumni News
Trinity Business Network
Trinity is gauging interest in forming an official Trinity Business Network. If you are interested in being included, please complete the form or contact Maryann Karli with suggestions.  

Veterans and Active Military Personnel
We would like to identify alumni who are serving in the military or who are veterans. If you fall in either of these categories, let us know.
Alumni Council
The Alumni Council is a working group that strives to achieve 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 award ceremonies, and alumni events.

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 Maryann Karli.
Homecoming and Class Reunions
Homecoming 2019
Homecoming weekend is set for October 11-13. The Homecoming game will be Friday, October 11, and we will again have an alumni tent for alumni and their families beginning at 5:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more information!

The following classes are planning to hold their reunion festivities over Homecoming and will
kick off the weekend at the alumni gathering that will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. prior to the
football game on Friday, October 11: 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, and 1999.

Please update your contact information with the Alumni Office so that you can be included in
your class reunion plans.

Class of 1969 – 50 years
When: October 11, 12, 13
Class Website: www.ths50th.com (going live soon)
Contacts: Rick Garrett (rickgarrett51@gmail.com), Steve Balaban (balaban.stephen@gmail.com)
or Emily Clionsky (md@braindoc.com)

Class of 1974 – 45 years
When: October 11, 12
Contact: Mary Balaban (balabanmary@gmail.com)

Class of 1979 – 40 years
When: October 11, 12
Contacts: John Ford (jjf1putt@gmail.com) or Nancy Beatty Gregoire (beattyn2017@gmail.com)

Class of 1984 – 35 years
When: October 11, 12
Contact: Anne McDonald Black (acbkab@gmail.com)

Class of 1989 – 30 years
When: October 11, 12
Contacts: Heather (Smith) Dunn (hsmithdunn@comcast.net) or Kristen Rovito-Bridge
(kris10vito@gmail.com)

Class of 1994 – 25 years
When: TBD
Contact: Jonele Bigelow Clawser (jonele76@gmail.com)

Class of 1999 – 20 years
When: October 11, 12
Contact: Kait Gillis (kaitgillis23@gmail.com)

Class of 2004 – 15 years
When: TBD
Contact: Shane Delaney-Lazar (sdl698@aol.com)

Class of 2009 – 10 years
When: TBD
Contact: Alexa Barbush (abarbush5@gmail.com)

Class of 2014 – 5 years
When: TBD
Contact: Christopher Giordano (cjgiordano17@gmail.com)
More information about reunions can be found on our website.
Upcoming Events
Youth Lacrosse Night
Youth ages 1 through 13 are invited to Trinity‘s COBO Field on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m., for our Youth Lacrosse Night when Trinity will take on Carlisle (JV at 5:30 p.m., Varsity at 7:00 p.m.)! Enjoy Rita’s Italian Ice and watch the Trinity Shamrocks, 2018 District Champs, tear up the field! We welcome our partner school students--Saint Joseph School, Saint Patrick School, Saint Theresa School, and Good Shepherd School, and community lacrosse programs--Carlisle, Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg Academy, Mechanicsburg, Northern York, and Red Land. Admission is free for youth (ages 1-13); Bring your stick and help make a tunnel for the Trinity players!

Easter Egg Hunt
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to join the Trinity Key Club for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at noon! We’ll have eggs, candy, and prizes! All donations will benefit Catie’s Wish Foundation. The event is rain or shine, and no registration is necessary. Please bring a basket to collect eggs.

Athletic Events
Trinity alumni are always welcome to join us for sporting events. See our athletic schedule here. 
Alumni In and Around Trinity
Dr. Rita A. Balaban '86 and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Economics Professor spoke to the Personal Finance, Accounting, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes about the importance of economics in everyday life.

Dr. Christine Gouldy '88 spoke to the Biomedical Club about her career as a radiologist. She took students through her time in college, then to her residency, and then to her current work as a radiologist for one of the largest healthcare systems in the area.

Trish Turo '08 returned this year to talk with Mrs. Druckenmiller's AP Psychology class about her training and career in the field of psychology.

Nicole Aponick '11 spoke to Immaculata House on behalf of the foster care program at Catholic Charities. Students had collected items for children in Catholic Charities foster care on GiveIT Day. (For more information about Trinity's new House system, click here.)

Trinity held "Real Life," a program run by Junior Achievement about financial literacy. Several alumni volunteered their day to come assist, including Stephen Balaban '69, Erin Verano Stewart '87, Zach Zawisa '04, and Maggie Moore '10.
Class Notes

Professional & Personal Achievements
  • Todd Long '87 spoke on WITF's Smart Talk about the critical nationwide truck driver shortage. Todd is CEO and President of Daily Express Inc. Todd serves as Treasurer on Trinity's Board of Directors and chairs the Finance Committee. Todd and his wife Katie are parents to Katherine '17, Matthew '19 and John Robert '22.
  • Patti Jackson Collucci '88 was recently named as a finalist for Citizen of the Year by the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • Steve Kindler Jr. '04 has been named to the Board of Directors of The Peyton Walker Foundation, named in honor of Peyton Walker '12.
  • Chelsea Doub '08 defended her Ph.D. thesis, "Notes and Native Sons: Stress and Coping Storytelling Among native Black Male Ph.D. Students at Historically White Institutions," at North Caroline State University.
  • Kathy Quan '12 became a solicitor and barrister of the High Court of New Zealand.
  • Austen Auriemma '14 will play "Jesus" in FUSE Productions' "Jesus Christ Superstar".
  • Bradley Buchter '16 was named as the Patriot League men's "Diver of the Year" for the third consecutive season as a diver for the Naval Academy.
  • Hunter McNally '18 recently released his second single titled “Don’t Know You (Anymore)”.

In Memoriam
  • Leonard Mudrock '68
  • Patricia A. Todaro Patrick '68
  • John M. Ascani '69
  • Kathleen Sheehan Gould '69
  • Barbara Hambrook Robinholt '69
  • Walter Shaull Holder '69
  • Barbara Ruth Milikan '69 
  • Margaret (Meg) Itle Scott '88
  • Andrew Twomey '00
  • Adam P. Castner '01
  • Patrick Dieter (staff from 1981-1986)
Trinity Flashback
1976, Boys Varsity Basketball
1982, One-Act Play
1989, Girls Varsity Basketball
2014, Kairos Retreat
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.