Not too long ago, I was singing and dancing in the Trinity auditorium as a fourth grader during the 2009 production of Annie. Before that, I spent hours in the library during various grade school summer camps. And even before that, I packed a lunch and accompanied my grandmother to early mornings at work. For me, this isn’t a graduation after 4 short years of being a Blazer. I look back on a lifetime of involvement at Trinity. I grew up in this place, to be quite honest. With a grandmother who has served this institution for 40 years and always loved to take me to work with her, many of the older teachers recall me crawling through these halls when I was barely a foot tall. Trinity has become such a part of my identity, and I can recall hundreds of connections that I made with teachers, former students from long ago, and my own classmates, and while I’ve witnessed members of the community come and go, they have all shaped who I have become. I am proud to say that I have given a lot of dedication to Trinity, and I know that it has reciprocated this to me over the years. I always knew I would find a home here, and when I finally got my chance after a childhood of waiting, my Trinity journey is one that I will never regret. High school flies by, but there was never a wasted moment.
Carly Uhlir, Park Junior High, LaGrange
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio