October 1, 2014

Students of the month

A few years ago, I was visiting another Catholic high school and noticed they had a student of the month program.  Each month they honored a student from each of the four classes and had their picture and a write-up on a bulletin board.  I liked the idea a lot.  At an end of the year meeting last year some of us talked about doing more to highlight our students and their accomplishments so I decided to follow-up on that and start doing it here.

This month we are honoring the following students:

Olivia Boulton '16
Olivia, from Manchester, is one of the most joyful students at Trinity High School.  She always has a smile on her face and is generous and kind to everyone she encounters.  Olivia is a brilliant and creative artist and contributes much to the arts here at Trinity High School.  As one teacher put it, she sees things that no one else does and is able to translate that into something artistic.  Olivia is also a behind the scenes member of the drama club. Last month, Olivia was instrumental in helping her homeroom collect over 1,700 pounds of food for our food drive.  She was a constant motivator and did all that she could to help her homeroom land in the top three in terms of total food collected.   

Emily Gagne '18
Emily, from Candia, is the sister of Lucas ’15.  Emily is one of a handful of freshmen that plays on the Trinity High School girl’s soccer team.  Emily is a committed soccer player and prior to coming to Trinity, she was the captain of the Henry W. Moore School’s soccer team as well as the town team in Candia. Emily will sometimes work alongside her brother Lucas with the Make a Wish program, she jumped right into school life by volunteering to help at the College Fair, and she is a talented and accomplished artist.   

Lorenzo Ricci '17
Lorenzo, from Salem, is a faith-filled and dedicated member of his parish, Saints Mary and Joseph.  He has been a faithful altar server since elementary school and is active in the youth ministry program in Salem.  He is instrumental is helping to organize retreats, plays, and activities for young children at his parish.  Lorenzo gives of his time serving the poorest of the poor at Cor Unum, a meal center in Lawrence, MA and organizing Thanksgiving Basket drives.  He plays an active role in his parish’s Passion Play and helping young people prepare for their Confirmation.  This past summer he participated in Steubenville East, a dynamic Catholic youth conference in Rhode Island.  

Luke Testa '15
Luke, from Derry, co-founded Project PLAY, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged children in Southern New Hampshire play sports.  Project PLAY pays sports registration fees for the children and provides them with equipment as well. Luke was recognized for his work by being named a Youth Ambassador for the state of New Hampshire with Youth Service America.  Last month Luke traveled to Washington, DC to meet with youth ambassadors from the other 49 states and had an opportunity to talk to Sen. Kelly Ayotte about Project PLAY.  

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