My name is Braylee Fetterolf, and I am one of this year’s School Captains with our House System. Some of you are likely not familiar with what my position entails because Trinity no longer has a student council. Last year, Trinity made a monumental change in the way students participate in the school. The faculty and staff decided to adopt a House System in place of student council. I love the House System because it allows more students to have bigger roles in our school. My job as a School Captain is to represent the student body and work with the teachers and administration to organize most of the events at Trinity.
If you had told me in my freshman year that I was going to be a leader of the school, I would have been shocked. Growing up, I was very shy and not very confident in my abilities. However, the environment at Trinity made me feel accepted. Freshman year was an intimidating time for me; the classes were more challenging than any I had taken in middle school. However, the teachers at Trinity were extremely accessible. I often went to my teachers after school for advice, and they were always happy to help. This supportive environment is the reason I now have the confidence to be a leader for my peers.
The combination of academics, faith, and family found at Trinity are not offered at any other area high schools. My parents and I saw this when we were deciding which high school I would attend. There are several other schools located closer to my house than Trinity, including Bishop McDevitt, but my parents and I decided to make the commute to Trinity because of its one-of-a-kind environment. I have participated in many of the features Trinity offers: varsity sports (basketball, cross country, and track), clubs (Spanish Club), and the House System. Each one of these activities has given me lessons and memories that I will carry with me through life. I would not be the accomplished person I am today if I had not attended Trinity High School.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to grow as a person at Trinity High School. A great high school experience like mine is something all parents want their kids to have. Of course, many parents choose not to send their kids to Trinity because of tuition costs. The Annual Appeal helps to keep the cost of Trinity’s tuition reasonable, so more students can enjoy all the spectacular facets Trinity offers. Please consider giving to the Trinity Fund’s Annual Appeal so that all parents can give their children the chance to grow at Trinity High School. Thank you to those who have already given this year to the Trinity Fund!
Trinity Class of 2020