After graduation and the outpouring of emotion of this special event, I have found that many graduates forget that Holy Trinity is still a valuable resource for them. It has become an important emphasis for us to communicate this message to our students. The finality of graduation seems to many that Holy Trinity can’t be of service to them anymore, when in reality the opposite is true.
Often, over the summer, graduates experience a change in their college plans – either their scholarship package is altered, their family dynamics make college decisions more difficult or they have a change of heart about moving from their family to an out-of-state college. It is at these times that their Holy Trinity family can be most important – a call from their Holy Trinity counselor to a college admissions person to dig deeper into the change in finances, a review of the college financial assistance by trained eyes, an understanding about different loan options or just a reassuring talk about leaving home for college are all important and practical ways that we can help! If the task of assisting our students into a college right for them isn’t completed, we want to know and we want to finish our job.
Of course, our ability to help students doesn’t end with the summer after graduation. We have had many graduates come back to our hallways to seek opinions and suggestions on such matters as college majors, job opportunities, tutoring and finances. It is all part of that family feeling at Holy Trinity as our faculty and staff become much more than the usual teacher-student relationship. Over four years that all-important trust has developed and our graduates know that we are there for them – not on graduation day only – but for life!
on Friday June 7 at 05:43PM
Graduation day is upon us! Saturday at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m., 61 exceptional young adults will move on to the next stage in their lives! Graduation at Holy Trinity is a celebration unlike any other, as parents, faculty, mentors, board members, volunteers and students all celebrate the culmination of our students' hard work – graduation from high school and matriculation to college. There will be plenty of pictures, hugs, smiles from ear to ear, and some tears, as the journey through Holy Trinity is completed.
This senior group has been outstanding, as illustrated by the following infographic. But more importantly, each graduate is a good person, having internalized our Holy Cross values. They realize the gift they have been given through their Holy Cross education, and we are excited for them as they move on to make their marks in the world.
God bless them and empower them to make a difference.
on Thursday May 30 at 01:09PM