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Every Trinity High School student has a unique experience, rooted in pride, passion, & purpose. It’s upon this rock, that uncommon stories are written, lives are impacted and then woven together to create the vibrant school today’s students know.

Since 1963, Trinity High School has relied on the support of others to sustain and enrich our community. Today, we count on The Trinity Fund to ensure we continue to weave together the dreams of today’s students for tomorrow’s endeavors. By making a gift today, you support every student, every faculty member and every thread of our campus community.

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We are unlimited in our potential.

Kirby Povilaitis

The only non-special needs child in her family, Kirby is set on using her experience and knowledge to pursue a degree in speech pathology from Loyola University Maryland. Her brothers are her “inspiration” and making them and her parents proud of her “has been the greatest motivation.”

Along with the influence of her family, Kirby is grateful for Trinity’s “holistic development of each student.” Her activities reveal her breadth of talents: a 4-year chorus member and musical participant, cross country member, and varsity letter earner in lacrosse. All the while, Kirby excelled in academics, and earning a place in both National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society.

Kirby takes seriously the mission of the school—namely that of service to one another. She served her peers as a Kairos leader, and her Church as a leader in LifeTeen.

As she has matriculated through Trinity, she has kept the notion of “blessings” in mind, and she leaves wishing the same for future Trinity students: that they always “understand what a blessing it is to be at Trinity.”

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We are unconventional. 

Connor Rohrer

A talented musician embedded in various local bands, Connor “wasn’t sure if I should even go to college” because of his momentum in the music scene. Locally, Connor held the prestigious positions with the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. Connor plays a variety of music—from classical to rock. Along with one of his bands, Connor recently opened for Eddie Money at a charity event held in Carlisle.

Despite these ties, Connor decided to take his talents and experiences gained as a Trinity “pianist in demand” to the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he’ll study studio music and jazz studies. Being a student in Miami will expose Connor to “new styles of music, including Latin and Cuban music.”

Connor credits Trinity for contributing to his development as a well-rounded individual. As a talented musician, Connor was often called upon to help with various musical needs at Trinity, including playing for liturgies, musicals, and chorus performances, all of which has helped him gain musical experience. It’s these small moments, in the niche he thrived in at Trinity, which Connor will miss the most as he leaves high school.

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We are united as family.  

Lauren Gatesman

As Lauren heads north to study history and the sciences with an eye toward entering the medical field, at New York University, she carries the close connections formed at Trinity with her: “it’s like family here.” Teachers, classmates, and staff are all invested in the support and care of one another leading to a rich and unified community.

Lauren notes that along with the feeling of security her Trinity family has given her, she is confident she has the skills she needs to succeed. “Trinity has helped me develop academically, socially, athletically, and in leadership,” Lauren says. Her activities speak to that. Having taken 6 AP and 8 honors courses, held the role as public relations chair on the THON Committee, contributed to the soccer team’s four-year stretch as PIAA District III champions, and led the Mock Trial team as Defense Captain, Lauren’s words ring true.

Her ties to her Trinity family are strong, and she already anticipates many visits back to school.

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We are uplifted by our faith.   

Justin Idrovo

Justin plans to study chemical and biomolecular engineering, data science, and Spanish, at the University of Notre Dame. With the “foundation of faith and strong moral compass” acquired at Trinity, Justin feels confident that his faith can guide him through future challenges and decisions.

Justin’s choice of a prestigious Catholic college is an example of his commitment to academics and faith. As a Trinity student Justin took a number of challenging classes and shared his knowledge with his peers by tutoring in a number of subjects. He also held leadership roles in Columbian Squires, a youth offshoot organization of the Knights of Columbus. Like the Knights, the Columbian Squires is a fraternity of young Catholic men committed to service to others.

Justin is committed to this philosophy and is confident that others can benefit from it as well. His hope for future Trinity students is that they will “strive to perform their best academically and to remember the importance of giving back to both the Church and the community.”

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We are yet undiscovered.    

Winnie Gunther

The theatre and performing arts departments at UC Berkeley will welcome Winnie next year. She is excited to look ahead to “different academic paths and personal growth,” while remaining connected to Trinity as it “continues its legacy of leadership into the future as they pioneer the first house system in the Diocese.”

Winnie believes she has benefited from this leadership, and from the “collaborative environment” she found as a student. Winnie says. “In my four years at Trinity, I have learned to ask questions and think of solutions for myself. Because I have learned how to think, not what to think I can apply my high school education to every situation I come across in life.”

As Winnie prepares to leave Trinity 3,000 miles behind her, she carries with her the Trinity lesson “be the light” and makes her way into the future.

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