Volume 1, Issue 2
Summer 2018
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Trinity News
New Head Football Coach
Trinity is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Ryan as Varsity Football Coach. In 2017, Coach Ryan completed his second stint with the Shamrocks as the Defensive Line and Assistant Offensive Line Coach. His 17 years of football coaching experience have included serving as an assistant at Mechanicsburg, Boiling Springs, Steelton-Highspire, and Cedar Cliff high schools, in addition to two years as an assistant at Dickinson College. As a player, Coach Ryan earned three varsity letters at the University of Pittsburgh, where he competed on the defensive line from 1989-1993 under the tutelage of Head Coach Johnny Majors and position coaches Marvin Lewis and Sal Sunseri. He also spent two seasons as a member of the Central Penn Piranha semi-professional football team as a defensive end. Join us for the first home game of the year on Friday, August 24, as the Shamrocks take on the Delone Catholic Squires on COBO Field!
Golden Apple Award Winner
Congratulations to  Sister Susan M. Kuk, IHM, one of seven educators in the Diocese of Harrisburg to win the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 2018. Sister Susan has been a member of the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a Catholic school educator for 51 years, ten of which have been in the service of Trinity. Sister works tirelessly to spread school spirit, to involve students in every aspect of school life, and to support students in all of their endeavors. Sister says this of student involvement: "When students are involved in projects for the greater good, their attitudes change and they are able to step outside themselves and see life, relationships, and situations differently. This is truly life-giving." Sister Susan, thank you for your vocation, for your work for Trinity, and most of all, for your love of each one of our students!
Trinity High School: Excellence in Teaching
Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy Leandri P'11, '13, '18, who was awarded Trinity's annual "Excellence in Teaching" Award at the 2018 Commencement Exercises. Mrs. Leandri has taught in the math department for the past decade. She has also moderated the freshman class and co-moderated the Student Council. Her willingness to assist other department members and to step up when needed, in addition to her math expertise and her love for Trinity's students, make her contribution to Trinity so essential. She is pictured with her son, James Leandri '18.

Trinity is seeking a Head Golf Coach for the 2018 Fall season. See more information or contact Gary Bricker, Athletic Director, by June 30.
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Alumni in Focus
Trinity proudly features a few of our many remarkable alumni through the years. The alumni chosen show the diversity of paths Trinity graduates take, and the significant and varied ways that they uphold our mission, contribute to the community, and support their Alma Mater in big and small ways. Share your story with us!
Robyne Bostick '89 was inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this spring for her excellence in basketball. Bostick called her induction an "honor, especially because there are so many great athletes and coaches from Central Pennsylvania."

Bostick's basketball career kicked off at Trinity, where she played under Coach Harry DeFrank and helped the Shamrocks win four Mid-Penn championships, three PIAA District 3 titles, and a PIAA state championship. She finished at Trinity with an overall record of 115-12 and ranks 7th on the all-time scoring list with 1,269 points. Bostick was also named to the Patriot News Big 15 Team in 1988 and 1989.

After graduating from Trinity, she took her talents to Saint Joseph University, where she played basketball for the SJU Hawks, leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior. She also earned honors as a Kodak District II All-American, as a first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection, and as Most Valuable Player of the Hawk Classic. Bostick was the Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 1991, and she currently ranks 10th in all-time field goal percentage with an average of 49.4%. Bostick helped lead Saint Joseph to a Big 5 title during each of her four seasons and was inducted to the school's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Her achievements also earned her a nod by the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame, where she was inducted as a member.
Of her experiences playing at Trinity and Saint Joseph University, Bostick says, "P laying sports and being part of a team really teaches you a lot of life lessons." Bostick uses those lessons regularly in her career as a Division I collegiate basketball coach. She's coached for Princeton University, the Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt University, and James Madison University. To Bostick, coaching is about "helping these young women get an education and putting them in a position where they can graduate and become productive members of society." She is currently the associate head coach at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

In addition to working with young ladies, Bostick also spent time as a morale, welfare, and recreation supervisor on US military bases in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Of the future, Bostick says her plan is to " continue to coach college basketball and be a role model for my players, and to help them achieve success both on and off the court." Her greatest goal is to "make a difference" for her players.
Matthew Gregoire '14 recently hung up his panther suit and retired from his three-year stint as "ROC the Panther," the mascot of the University of Pittsburgh. Gregoire was honored for his work last year, as he was named " All-American," a distinction that's only been awarded to a Pitt student once before in school history.

Gregoire, who graduated from Pitt this year with degrees in Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering, describes his time as ROC as "one of the most unique experiences of my college career." As ROC he traveled to Oklahoma, Miami, FL, Dayton, OH, and New York City, where he was treated to behind-the-scenes looks at the various stadiums and school traditions.

Gregoire has many favorite memories as ROC, including being on the sidelines for Pitt's victory over Penn State this year and witnessing Pitt's upset of Miami on Senior Day. ROC was also regularly involved with community outreach, such as visiting with patients at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UMPC, which Gregoire says, "helped shine a lot of perspective" on his own life .

Beyond perks and social outreach, the job of ROC is a physically demanding one. Gregoire did multiple full-field sprints while running with a giant flag as part of the pregame and in-game festivities. He learned and performed choreographed routines, and he performed push-ups for the number of points scored after each touchdown. At times, Gregoire did more than 250 push-ups in a single game, all while wearing the costume of his alter ego. The costume is elaborate, and ROC is the only mascot in the AAC that requires the assistance of a handler in getting dressed.
The job did have downsides. This year Gregoire nearly passed out from heat exhaustion and was tended to by paramedics. The demands on ROC are sometimes extensive, which posed challenges to Gregoire's other commitments, including academics and ROTC duties. Matthew's ROTC training regimen recused him from training with the dancers and cheerleaders, but he still needed to be in top shape for the role.

Over a month ago, Gregoire received a commissioned as an officer in the US Navy, and in September he will head to Pensacola, Florida, to begin Naval Flight School with the intention of becoming a US Navy pilot.
Amanda Foody '12 just released her second novel, Ace of Shades  (Harlequin Teen), which premiered at #1 on Amazon's list Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Thrillers. Amanda earned her bachelor's degree at the College of William and Mary in 2015 with a major in  English/creative writing and a minor in accounting, and a Master of Science in Accounting at Villanova in 2017. In addition to writing, Amanda currently works as a tax auditor at a major public accounting firm in Philadelphia. Her work has received some outstanding reviews, including from School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist. Amanda shared with us some of her thoughts and experiences on writing:  visit her website

On how Trinity affected her writing and process:
I took a creative writing elective at Trinity my sophomore year, which was my first experience sharing my work with others for feedback. Other than that, most of my writing was done outside of school or in study halls. I did enter a number of Scholastic Writing Competitions while in school, though the works aren't related to any of my published books. 

On the process of writing a book:
It's very complicated! Most people assume that I simply sit down and write the book, and off it goes to the press. In reality, it is far, far more work. There is the initial rough draft, which is then followed by typically three to seven stages of full rewrites and revisions. There is also a stage or two of line editing, which is when I polish the writing to make it pretty. Last, there are copy edits, proofreading, and sensitivity reads. The process also involves a lot more people than just me--like my editor, copy editor, proofreader, agent, sensitivity readers, and many critique partners. My debut novel,  Daughter of the Burning City , which released in July 2017, was actually the seventh novel I'd finished writing. I'd like to claim I'm a pro now, but even as I learn more, every book demands something different from me. Every book is both its own joy and its own struggle. 

On future writing plans:
My second book,  Ace of Shades --which released April 2018--is the first in a trilogy, so the next two books in the series are being published in Spring 2019 and 2020...and I have plenty more books and series planned after that. I am also pursuing a few other writing paths, like writing fantasy geared toward adults and co-authoring a book with my best friend.
Alumni "In and Around" Trinity
Career Day
Trinity held Career Day on April 12 and welcomed a few alumni back to speak with current students about the work they do in our community. Thanks to the following for sharing their expertise with our students!
  • Ron Turo '73--Juvenile Public Defender-Cumberland County
  • Vince Vergara '84--Master and Owner-West Shore Martial Arts
  • Dr. Katelyn (Murray) Hanner '05, DMD--Verber Family Dentistry
  • Brian Murren '07--Attorney at Law, Marshall, Dennehy, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
  • Ryan Skotnicki '08--Police Officer-Silver Spring Township

Interested in sharing about your career next year? Contact our College Counselor, Kaitlin Walsh .
Trinity Boys Lacrosse advanced to States with the cheers of lax alumni coming in from the sidelines. Pictured, s tanding (L to R): Peter Sprague '12, Evan O'Connor '17, Brendan Tribeck '17, TJ Williams '17, Jack Shook '16, Sean Scott '17, Jesse Altmeyer '16, Joel
Ridd '16, Mark Mandak '16 ; kneeling: Jordan Altmeyer '17, Christian Thropp '17, Reilly Oliverio '17
Trish Turo '08 t alked with Trinity's AP Psychology students about the field of psychology, potential career paths, and the education required. Trish is a Health Coach and Licensed Behavior Specialist with a background in Health Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Alumna Chris (Dornish) Geisel '86 volunteered her time at Trinity's biennial Junior Achievement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Summit on May 8, which featured rotations for freshmen and sophomores led by professionals in various fields. Students witnessed demonstrations, participated in experiments, and competed against one another in a number of subjects.
Trinity Track Coaches
This spring, the Track and Field team was lucky to benefit from the coaching of four Trinity alumni who were involved with the team: Blaine Bruening '07 served as the throwing coach, while Megan Earley '08, Shane Seymore '08, and Trish Turo '08 offered their expertise to our student-athletes by helping with track events.
Deacon Joshua Weaver '11 , who was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer on May 19, came to Trinity on Tuesday, May 22, along with six other deacons, to talk with theology classes about vocations. Josh has one year of coursework at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary remaining before he will be ordained to the priesthood in spring of 2019. He'll serve this summer as Deacon at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lancaster before returning to Philadelphia for his last year of seminary.
Upcoming Events
Central PA Crab, Beer, and Wine Festival
The 2nd annual Central PA Crab, Beer, and Wine Festival will be held at Trinity on Saturday, September 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Trinity High School and the West Shore YMCA will be bringing Central Pennsylvanians together to enjoy artisan beer and wine from Central PA’s finest craft breweries and wineries, delicious steamed Harbor House crabs, and Redd’s barbecue, all while listening to live music performed by the Jewett Brothers Band.  

Parents, Teachers, Students and Alumni-- register as a volunteer the day of the event and/or join the CPA Crab, Beer & Wine Festival Committee. We need your help to make this event successful for our school and community. We are anticipating 600+ attendees this year. If you would like to sponsor the event, click to view our sponsorship levels . Contact Sarah Mirarchi at (717) 774-7097 with questions. Check out the Facebook page or website for more details and to purchase your tickets!
Mark your calendars for September 28 and 29--Trinity's Homecoming weekend! The Shamrocks are scheduled to play Steelton at COBO Field, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28. There will be an alumni tent beforehand to welcome you and provide a place to catch up with old friends. More details coming later this summer!
Class of 2018
Trinity is honored to have a number of legacy graduates in the Class of 2018:
  • Joseph Banzhoff, son of Mary McConnell Banzhoff '84
  • Elizabeth Binder, daughter of Angela Fruhwirth Binder '84
  • Maria Carroll, daughter of Terri Sommers Carroll '85
  • Kayla Casey, daughter of Ryan Casey '93
  • Anthony DeFrank, son of Matt DeFrank '87
  • Aidan Finegan, daughter of John Finegan '85
  • Carly Holencik, daughter of Carolyn Bahret Holencik '79
  • Justin Karli, son of Maryann Golesh Karli '86 and Tom Karli '88
  • Frederick Klingensmith, son of Kevin Klingensmith '77
  • Laura Lamay, daughter of Gregory Lamay '88
  • Jack McHale, son of the late James McHale '78
  • Kirby Povilaitis, daughter of John Povilaitis '70
  • Elizabeth Prentice, daughter of Mark Prentice '79
  • Connor Rohrer, son of Lisa Sullivan Rohrer '83
  • Katelyn Rudy, daughter of Lisa Harrison Rudy '87
  • Jonathan Wacker, son of Alisa Tran Wacker '94
  • Laura Weiss, daughter of William Weiss '72
  • Elizabeth Witten, daughter of Kathleen York Witten '82
Laura Weiss , daughter of William Weiss '72 and Dr. Anne Barnhart, was valedictorian of the Class of 2018. She will attend the University of Notre Dame next year and has earned a merit scholarship from the school. Laura took numerous AP and honors courses and served on the Student Council for four years, including holding the executive office of Senior Class Treasurer. Laura is a talented musician and vocalist--she was a member of Trinity’s Concert Choir and a cantor for school liturgies, and she performed on the violin and bass guitar for school musicals. Her skill earned her positions with the District and County Choruses, the Susquehanna Young Women’s Chorale, the Susquehanna Youth Chorale, and the Messiah College Choral Arts Society. Her violin talent has led to performances with the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra. In athletics, she earned varsity letters in both swimming and track, and she captained the swimming team as a senior.
Fast Facts for the Class of 2018

  • 11,582 service hours performed over four years
  • $10,748,712 merit scholarship monies earned
  • 97% of students are pursing an advanced degree
  • 29 students are attending a Catholic college or university
  • 4 National Merit Finalists
  • 2 National Merit Commended Students
  • 2 students are attending service academies--United States Naval Academy and United States Marine Merchant Academy
Read more about some students featured from the Class of 2018, including Kirby Povilaitis, daughter of John Povilaitis '70 and Connor Rohrer, son of Lisa Sullivan Rohrer '83.
Hats off to all our graduates!
Shamrocks Who Shine
Trinity High School's Quiz Bowl team took 2nd place out of 22 teams in the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition in Harrisburg. The matches took place in the Chambers of the State Senate and House of Representatives. Congratulations to Andrew Bowman '18, Connor Coyle '20, Luke Capper '20, Michael Staiger '20, and Greyson Sheller '20!
Meg Sobotta '19, Eileen Spila '19,  and Emily Ward '19 recently attend a "Girls in Engineering" Conference in Boston with Mrs. Stager. The conference, sponsored by Nitsch Engineering and Northeastern University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, focused on water quality and how engineers work with communities around the world to meet basic human needs.
Amanda Serafin '18 competed in Atlanta, Georgia, at the International DECA Conference, after placing 3rd in her category in the state of Pennsylvania. DECA is a business club with 2,500 groups operating in high schools across the country, including at Trinity. 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.
Athletic Highlights: Spring

Trinity welcomed a new baseball coach this season, Chris Cap. Coach Cap and his players worked hard this season, building a strong and unified team and earning some wins along the way.

Sophomore Amanda Smith broke the single-season Trinity softball record for strikeouts in a 12-0 win over Camp Hill on April 24. Amanda struck out 11, giving her 144 on the season. She threw all 74 innings for the team. Amanda was also recognized by PennLive with an "honorable mention" for outstanding softball players in the region.
Boys Lacrosse

Congratulations to  Coach Dave Heisey, who won his 100th game coaching Trinity boys lacrosse this season!

The boys lacrosse team made Shamrock history this year, winning Trinity's first district lacrosse title in school history! They brought home an overtime victory (11-10) against #1 ranked Palmyra, winning the PIAA District 3 AA Championship! Read about their exciting victory. The boys then headed to States, where they fell to the third ranked team from District 1.
Girls Lacrosse

Seniors Annabelle O’Neil and Winifred Gunther were both named US Lacrosse Academic All-Americans.

Junior Madison Tare was named the 2018 Mid-Penn Conference Girls Lacrosse MVP. She also headlined the league’s 2018 all-star selections made by the Mid-Penn coaches. These honors came after she scored her 200th point mid-way through the season.
Boys Tennis

Senior Mason Wagner and freshman Adam Warren placed second in the PIAA District 3 Competition. They went on to compete in the PIAA State Championships, before falling in a competitive match in the quarterfinals.

The pair were also selected by PennLive to be part of their honorary "First Team."
Track and Field

District Champions : senior Dante Manetta --discus throw;  junior Mia Kilroy --300m hurdles;  junior Lauren Seubert --javelin throw.

State Qualifiers : junior Will Bucher --1600m run;  junior Mia
Kilroy --300m hurdles & 100m hurdles;  senior Dante Manetta --discus throw;  junior Lauren Seubert --javelin throw; and  senior Hannah Brenkacs junior Mia Kilroy, sophomore Maria Ferraro , Reiley Freed (Hbg. Academy)--4 x 400m relay.

District Medalists :
Senior Hannah Brenkacs-- 200m dash (8th) & 400m dash (8th); sophomore Maria Ferraro-- high jump (8th);  junior Mia Kilroy-- 300m hurdles (1st), 100 hurdles (2nd), & high jump (3rd); junior Lauren Seubert-- javelin throw (1st) & shot put (4th); senior Hannah Brenkacs, sophomore Maria Ferraro, junior Mia Kilroy , Reiley Freed (Hbg. Academy)--4 x 400m relay (2nd); sophomore Braylee Fetterolf, sophomore Olivia Ritrievi, sophomore Haley Salus, freshman Hanna Salus-- 4  x 800m relay (5th).
Sophomore Jonathan Banzhoff --discus throw (8th);  senior Jack Bucher --high jump (6th);  junior Will Bucher --800m run (5th) & 1600m run (5th);  senior Sean Good --javelin throw (5th); sophomore Andrew Mott --shot put (3rd);  junior Sam Predmore --3200m run (6th);  senior Joe Banzhoff, sophomore D’Amonte Porter, senior Dante Manetta, senior Jon Wacker --4 x 100m relay (3rd);  senior Joe Banzhoff, junior Will Bucher, junior Sam Predmore, senior Jon Wacker --4 x 400m relay (6th);  junior Will Bucher,  Andrew May (Hbg. Academy),  junior John McKinney, junior Sam Predmore  --  4 x 800m (3rd).
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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. For more information, please  find more information or contact Steve Aschenbrenner.
Class Notes
  • Brian Morris '06 and Maura Noone '07 celebrated the sacrament of marriage at Good Shepherd Church on May 26, 2018.

Professional Achievements
  • Monsignor William King '75 celebrated his 35th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood in April. Monsignor King currently serves as pastor at Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, in Mechanicsburg, and as a Board member to Trinity High School.
  • Larry Kostelac Jr. '76 was inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame for his excellence in coaching Trinity basketball.
  • Robyne Bostick '89 was inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame for her excellence as a basketball player, contributing to Trinity's 1986 PIAA Class AA championship.
  • Joshua Weaver '11 was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer in May after years of study at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He will be ordained a priest next spring.
  • Amanda Foody '12 published her second young adult novel with Harlequin Teen, Ace of Shades.

In Memoriam
  • Christine Gurba Hayman '69
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Class Reunions
The Class of 1968 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Saturday, October 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Caddy Shack in Mechanicsburg. Please contact Sue Eichelberger Rodrigo at 717-763-1447 to RSVP or with questions

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 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 1988 plans to celebrate their 30th reunion the weekend of September 28 and 29, Trinity's Homecoming Weekend. Details to follow. Please contact Jen (Scott) Brubaker at 717-395-5996 with questions.

The Class of 1998 will have their 20th reunion on Saturday, September 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Spring Gate Vineyard. Please contact Jonathan Haug with any questions.

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.
Trinity Flashback
This basketball schedule from 1968-69 was found in an old book belong to Fr. William Sullivan, principal of Trinity from 1976 to 1981. As you can tell from his handwritten records, Father Sullivan was a fan of the Shamrocks years before he led the school.
Senior Members of NHS,
Girls Tennis Team,
Newspaper Triangle Club,

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Junior Class Officers,
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