Service Project Underwrites 85 New Water Women
Brotherhood. Character. Faith.
Those are the three pillars of the ‘house’ system at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Much more than a Harry Potter-like way for the new guy to find his way around 1,200 other students, the houses provide ways to get engaged in all the aspects of the school.
“Some students find their niche right away, through sports or other activities,” said Adam Klein, who has taught at Trinity for 22 years and now serves as House and Activities Director in addition to teaching video production. “But our goal is to tap into students who want to do more, or take their first step into involvement. Then we want to build off that.
“There are 10 houses with roughly 120 students each, spread across all four classes. When they walk in, they’re already part of something. Each house has six advisory groups with an individual mentor. So they all have adult contact, and the younger students interact with upperclassmen.”
Each quarter of the school year there are House competitions, one of which is a service project. That’s where Water With Blessings comes in. A few years ago, Sr. Larraine Lauter spoke at Trinity’s Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Then this past Spring, Sr. Larraine and Water With Blessings received the Trinity Peace Prize.