This past Wednesday evening, Trinity High School began a new tradition called the Hall of Honors. This will be an annual event where alumni of Trinity and our predecessor schools are honored for their contributions to society, the Church, government, etc. The ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester and was hosted by our good friend Charlie Sherman, the director of New Horizons.
The inaugural inductees were:
Gary '72 and Nancy '72 Chartrand
Cardinal Gerald Lacroix '75
Arthur Lawrence '65
The Chartrands live in Florida and have been blessed with much success. However, they have used their wealth to help with so many organizations including Catholic schools, St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, and Trinity High School. A few years back they pledged $500,000 to Trinity which is the largest gift ever made to our school. Mr. Chartrand joined the company Acosta in 1983 where he rose to CEO. Mrs. Chartrand overseas the family's charitable foundation. Mr. Chartrand spoke at commencement on Tuesday night and did a marvelous job.
We all know Cardinal Lacroix of course! He wasn't able to attend as he was at a meeting of Canadian Bishops in Ottawa. His brother Yvan '76 accepted on his behalf and their parents Brigitte and Raymond were in attendance. I always enjoy chatting with them.
You may recall that Arthur Lawrence visited Trinity back in March and spoke to students about his career in government. Rear Admiral Lawrence is a former assistant surgeon general and had many other prominent positions in government. I had a chance to catch up with him the other night and he insisted that he wants to come and speak to my government class in the fall. That will be an amazing treat!
Each recipient received a candle in a beautiful engraved glass vase (left). Our principal Mr. Mailloux '72 wanted the award to be a candle as a reminder that the recipients have been the light of Christ in the world.
The whole event was lovely and you could not leave without being inspired. Here's to a great new tradition!