Connor Coyle ’20, Valedictorian
Connor Coyle is the valedictorian for the Class of 2020! As the school captain, Connor not only took on a leadership role this year, but competed on local television on BrainBusters, participated in a variety of musical opportunities, and kept up a strenuous workload. Connor plans to attend Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service for a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service.
In his words: “Being a student at Trinity has allowed me to take many advanced classes and taught me to make the most of the opportunities that have been presented to me. It amazes me that such a small school can offer students the ability to truly customize their experiences to achieve their goals in high school, both inside the classroom and out. Trinity has also allowed me to develop close relationships with my classmates and teachers, which is something that I will miss dearly after graduation. My experiences with campus ministry and apostolic service at Trinity are two of the factors that led me to choose to attend a Jesuit university.”
Connor’s highlights from his high school experience include: attending Kairos LXXII, representing Trinity at band festivals throughout Pennsylvania, being on the Quiz Bowl team (particularly competing on Brain Busters, participating in tournaments throughout PA, winning 3 consecutive league titles, and attending the 2019 High School National Championships in Atlanta), playing in the pit for the Spring musical (particularly Annie and Beauty and the Beast), and interacting with his classmates every day.
Giana Abbas ’20, Salutatorian
Giana Abbas is the salutatorian for the Class of 2020! She plans to study computer science at either Saint Joseph’s University or Dickinson College.
At Trinity, Giana is involved with a number of clubs and activities, including: mock trial, pep club, game club, environmental club, and Community Voices Together (a service program with pairs students with special needs at Cumberland Valley High School, with “buddies” from Trinity High School). Giana also competed on the tennis team, was Vice President of the astronomy club, and served the House System as an activity representative and Mentor Group Leader.
In her words: “I’ve had a lot of really good classes and teachers, but the most influential was probably Mr. Olivetti’s junior year morality class because it focused on the meaning behind moral teachings of the Church and how the main idea is to treat people equally. To me, the big message was about compassion, and I’d never had a class that presented this idea in such a strong and relatable way.”