Successful year at HT
As always, Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School focused on maintaining high academic standards while enriching their school life with student activities. In September HT completed another installment of Falcon Friend-zee. Students raised money for the school by way of pledges for participating in various group activities such as football, soccer, dance, lip sync battles, and chalk art. In the afternoon students focused on Physical Health & Wellness by participating in a 5 km mud run.
In October, 60 students and four teachers travelled to Centre Touristique Le Petit Rounge to participate in a leadership camp. In December, Holy Trinity took part in the Cornwall Santa Claus Parade. Student council also hosted a Christmas spirit week at the school, including a pep rally and a teacher-appreciation potluck luncheon.
In April, the leadership class embarked on Charity Week, where student-run activities were executed for the benefit of Rachel’s Kids charity. Over $2,500 was raised.
The Social Justice League wrapped up another stellar year at Holy Trinity. A highlight was the second annual Christmas Teen Toonie Drive. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Josh DaSilva, knighted Sir Hope, of Goodwill. Cheese for Change was once again a very cheesy campaign. The social justice league surpassed last year’s sales and was able to purchase three roosters and six hens for the third world through Chalice.
The HT Choir kicked off the school year performing at the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops Mass that was held at NAV CAN in September. Since then, the music department has been very busy performing at school Masses, liturgies and other fun events within the community.
Later, HT put on its School Musical, “Seussical” which ran for 3 consecutive days. Since then, the school had a Spring Concert, Arts Awards Banquet, and have just returned from their year-end Music Trip to New York City. Also, HT won the district drama festival with its play, “The Last Illusion.”
Over 30 secondary students also achieved their DELF certification (international certificate) and HT had four Cogeco Award recipients: Shalini Menon, Erin McCready, Brejana Kisnics and Taryn Kelly.
In Athletics, HT celebrated five SD&G team Championships in Sr. girls volleyball, Sr. girls soccer, Jr. Boys basketball, Sr. Boys basketball and Sr. Girls doubles Champions in tennis. There were nine first place finishes at Track & Field, five second place finishes and 12 third place finishes.
At EOSSAA, three athletes qualified for East Regionals in Track and Field, the senior girls won AA soccer and nine first place medals were awarded in gymnastics. At the OFSAA level, the senior girls soccer team competed and three first place medals were awarded in gymnastics.
Melissa Gilligan was inducted into the Holy Trinity Hall of Fame.
In addition to HT’s two Cogeco award recipients listed above, Mahi Patel and Lisa Ding won Bronze overall in the Science Fair along with the Best Energy award.
In Track and Field, Ryan Stephens broke the record for football throw and Maryam Fisher-Nasr broke the record in shotput. Two grade 7 students won the French Concours oratoire and went on to compete in Toronto at the Provincials: Adharsha John Sathyanath and Richard Ilianu.
– submitted by principal Renee Rozon