by Lizzy Howard ’24
At the end of middle school I decided to make the switch from a public school to Catholic school, and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I wanted to go to a school where I wasn’t just a number, where I could have opportunities and experiences that would help me grow as a student and as a person. That place was Trinity–I found challenging academics such as honors, Advanced Placement, and dual credit classes, a robust sports program which this year saw our Football Team crowned District 3 division 2A champions, and extensive extracurricular clubs.
I went to Trinity because they said I’d have lots of opportunities to try new things and become a leader, and it was all true. I have been able to be a Varsity cheerleader, write for the school blog, edit the school yearbook, be part of Key Club, and hold leadership positions in Spanish Club, Veterans club and Trinity’s student government. I know this sounds like a lot, but I am not unique in this, many of my classmates participate in multiple sports, while also being active in several clubs and in leadership positions in school. I am thankful that I have been able to explore my talents and expand my comfort zones in a cooperative atmosphere with educators that truly care about my success.
Trinity, and all our other Catholic schools, offer students leadership opportunities, high academic standards, and many extracurricular offerings. But that is not what makes our Catholic Schools stand out. What makes our Catholic schools stand out is the way they blend faith and education to give students the best opportunities in life, and prepare them for a bright future that is rooted in Catholic principles. The true gift of a Catholic School education is that it helps us grow our minds, bodies AND our spirits.