by Mallory Brandt ’23, Loyola Communications Coordinator
Loyola House has been staying busy with many exciting activities and a new service project. House Captain Maya Caicedo lead a whole house activity in February called Shark Tank. Members of each Loyola mentor group were given the chance to take 6-8 items from a selection of random household objects in order to create an original invention. With only fifteen minutes to create an invention, each group presented their prototype in front of the whole house. Each item was judged, and L5 won the best invention. Loyola then went on to compete in a school-wide Shark Tank competition where they won second place overall.
Service Coordinator, Kyra Calogero, has introduced a new service project to the Loyola House. The Carlisle Family Life Center is taking donations to fill layette baskets for babies. Layette baskets include blankets, crib sheets, baby bath towels, board books, infant toys, pacifiers, bottles, diaper bags, and outfits for newborn, premie, and 0-3 month babies. The collection began March 1st and will be ongoing for the rest of the school year. Many Loyola students have already donated, but any other contributions throughout the year would be greatly appreciated. All donations as of March 14, have been taken to the Carlisle Family Life Center to be distributed to those in need.
With the end of the year approaching quickly, Loyola will continue to be involved in service projects and many activities, such as field day and a school-wide Minute to Win It challenge. Loyola is currently tied for first place with Seton house at 66 points. There are still many other opportunities to earn points this year, such as field day, house shirt points, and grade/discipline points. Loyola hopes to win the house cup for the first time in Trinity history, but can they push ahead against Seton and the other houses? Stay tuned until the end of the year to see who wins. Go Lions!