Lucas Puig is Trinity High School’s class of 2022 valedictorian! At Trinity he served as one of two school captains for the 2022-23 school year. He also participated in football, cross country, wrestling, and track, which he credits helping him to “to improve my time management skills and learn the essence of hard work.” He formed friendships during these sports that will last long past my high school years, and I learned that school is so much more than just what goes on inside of the classroom.
On formative Trinity experiences: “Mr. Klepeiss’s AP Physics class and Mr. Carr’s AP Calculus class have been the courses that have shaped my academic interests the most during my time at Trinity. These classes have allowed me to develop my skills in math and problem solving, and I have found passions in these fields due to these teachers. Mr. Klepeiss has taught our class the benefits that come from working hard in life and giving everything you do your all. The Kairos retreat helped me to grow closer with my friends and form new bonds with classmates. Lastly, Mr. Cominsky has been an amazing mentor throughout my years at Trinity. He has always been at my side in times of need, and he does whatever it takes to help those around him.
“Trinity has most definitely prepared me for my college career and choice of major. I plan to enter a STEM field next year, and I feel as if my math and science skills have vastly improved during my time at Trinity. Making the decision to attend THS as a shy eighth grader was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
Lucas will study computer science and business at MIT, while also participating in the Army ROTC Program. Following his graduation, he will commission into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant.
Tuan Vu is Trinity High School’s class of 2022 salutatorian! During his time at Trinity he was part of DECA, the biomedical club, and the track and field team. DECA taught me leadership skills and how to work in a business setting. These activities helped him develop as a student in various ways. He gained insight into the medical field through the speakers of healthcare workers who spoke with the Biomedical Club, and he learned the importance of teamwork in an athletic setting and how to push himself physically through Track and Field.
On an impactful Trinity experience: “At Trinity, an experience that definitely has impacted me significantly is the senior Kairos retreat. This retreat was very important to me because it allowed me to take a break from the real world full of distractions for three days. At first, I really thought this retreat wouldn’t be impactful, but it really taught me to always make time for myself and to take a break sometimes from daily stressful events. This retreat has brought me closer to God and has also helped me to better my relationships with others around me.”
On Trinity’s preparation: “Trinity has prepared me for college really well through its rigorous academics. Having the option to take many advanced classes really gave me a challenge and pushed me to keep striving for the best. My many classes would have overlapping workloads and so dealing with the many assignments has really helped me to learn to manage my time between various classes. Being exposed to this type of environment will certainly help me as I enter college in the upcoming year.
Tuan will attend Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and study neuroscience on a pre-medical track with the aim of attending medical school and becoming a physician after graduation.