Against the top powers in Southern Indiana Jefferson County, the ECHO brought home 13 awards from the Indiana University Southeast Press Day Newspaper Competition. The following won awards: Connor Rafferty — First Place, Multimedia Package; Zac Brumback — First Place, Use of Video; Zac Brumback, Tommy McConville and Kaizad Joshi — Second Place, Multimedia Package; Hunter Mulloy — Second Place, Sports Photo; Hunter Mulloy — Second Place, Feature Photo; ECHO Staff — Second Place, Overall Website; Michael Webb — Third Place, Photo Essay; Tommy McConville — Third Place, Sports Story; Axel Halvarson — Third Place, Column; Patrick Schmitt — Third Place, Review; Jack Tompkins — Third Place, Use of Video; ECHO Staff — Third Place, Social Media; and ECHO Staff — Third Place, Newspaper of the Year. Congratulations, ECHO staff!
Tuesday is All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church. Trinity will not be having an all-school liturgy, but students are encouraged to attend mass in our Chapel at 7:20 before school or during advising. In the morning, the bell will ring at 7:15 as a reminder that mass starts in five minutes. Mass will conclude before the 7:45 bell. In the afternoon, students can come to the Chapel after TTV and should arrive by 2:15. Campus Ministry will give you a pass to return to your Advising. Again, Mass will be offered on All Saints Day, Tuesday, in the chapel at 7:20 am and during Advising.
Seniors who went on the August or September retreat, there will be a 4th Day meeting today during Advising in the Chapel. This will be a time to reconnect and talk about “living the 4th.” After TTV, come to the Chapel by 2:15 to participate. Campus Ministry will give you a pass to return to your Advising.
All seniors who are going on Senior Retreat #3 in November: there will be a brief meeting on Tuesday at 2:45, right after the senior dismissal bell, in the Chapel. This meeting is mandatory and will only last about 15 minutes if everyone arrives on time. If you cannot attend this meeting, you must see Mrs. Emrich in Campus Ministry by the end of the week.
Attention all Open House Tour Guides. If you have not turned in your signed parental form to the Advancement Office please do so this week. Also, please remember to review your tour route notes and prepare for your very important role at Open House. We will meet for training sessions at either 10 a.m. or noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, with lunch being served at 11:30 in Convocation Hall. If you cannot make one of these training sessions please see Mr. Torra this week. Thanks.
Attention all juniors considering applying for the Governor’s Scholars Program. The clock is ticking. You must turn in your application to Mr. Ward in T125 by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, no exceptions. Remember that you need a hard copy of your completed application, a digital copy of the completed application on a flash drive or CD, and hard copies of your teacher and community recommendations. And speaking of recommendations, don’t wait until the last moment to approach teachers and community persons. The more time you give a person to write it, the better the recommendation will be. Remember that only English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Language teachers can do the teacher recommendation, and they must be teachers you have had in class so far in high school. Get those recommendations completed this week! Application and recommendation forms can be downloaded at kygsp.org. See Mr. Ward in T125 if you have any questions.
Seniors, if you are applying to Washington University in St. Louis please see Mrs. Bohannon for scholarship information. Deadline is November 15.
Seniors considering attending Thomas More College may want to consider applying for its ministry and service scholarship. See Mrs. Bohannon for details.
There is an essay scholarship contest being sponsored by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Scholarships range from $50 to $1000 dollars. This is open to any student. See Mrs. Bohannon for details. Deadline is November 15.
Middle Tennessee State will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at Marriott Louisville East. You can register at www.mtsu.edu/rsvp or see Mrs. Bohannon for details. Juniors and seniors if you are thinking about Middle Tennessee State this would be a great opportunity to get more information.
The Oxbridge Academic Program has released its Summer 2017 schedule for residential programs in Oxford and Cambridge, England; Paris and Montpellier, France; Barcelona and Salamanca, Spain, and New York City. Classes are offered in world language immersion, the humanities, social studies, economics, fine arts, forensics, international law, business and finance, architecture, and filmmaking. Programs are approximately four weeks in length, beginning in July. All sessions are fee-based and open to students at all grade levels. For additional information, contact Mr. Ward or go to www.oxbridgeprograms.com.
Hillsdale College of Missouri is offering a variety of summer programs that involve travel and the opportunity to gain college credit. Two weeks in length, sessions will travel to England to study literature and World War II, Italy for Western Civilization, and Washington D.C. to study the Revolutionary War. All programs will occur during July of 2017. This is a fee-based program. For additional information, contact Mr. Ward or go contact the school directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Notre Dame will begin accepting applications from seniors and juniors for its 2017 Summer Scholars, Summer Leadership Seminars, and Summer Abroad Programs. More information can be found at www.precollege.nd.edu. Please see Mr. Ward if you have any questions.
Wow! 13 groups are at 100% and more are on the way. To date, Trinity has collected $3000 for Dare to Care. Let’s keep knocking out hunger! Great work Trinity.
Ushers are needed for the fall play opening November 8. You can earn three hours for Beta Club or NHS and enjoy a great show for free! Come to T316 to sign up or email Ms. Durbin at email@example.com to get the night you want.
Last week’s Uno matches featured the usual shenanigans and spectacular gamesmanship. A special nod to Eli “Dead Horse” Turner and Jackson “Beast” Granger for skipping right into the fray. Ian Barry-“Nice” continued his winning ways with an early victory, but it was Jack “Mac” McClellan who stole the day with two huge wins, including a lightning, speed round. Sadly, Mr. Zoeller, the king of Uno, called out Uno three times but never won a game. All tricks and no treats turns Mr. Zoeller into a monster so watch out in two weeks when Uno Club meets again.
There will be a Math League meeting today after school in F341. We will discuss who will be going to Eastern tomorrow and go over the practice test.
The fall 2016 intramural bowling season continues its action today with bowling and a pizza party.
Join us for bowling, new friends, food and gift cards. Competition is both fun and non-competitive. Just ask Will Epperson and Thad Jones, winners of last week gift cards. Play continues this afternoon at Ten Pin Lanes on Shelbyville Road across from the Mall. Gather in front of the snack bar to check in. We will start bowling promptly at 3:30 and finish by 4:15. Don’t forget about our Halloween pizza celebration. Come get your snack on! For more information, see Ms. Darby in S352.
The Robotics Club is busy working on a VEX robot to be used in a competition in Shelbyville in February. If you would like to be part of the team that builds and programs the robot come to the next Robotics Club meeting today after school in the Trinity Hall Computer Lab.
Attention Axiom staff – we will meet Tuesday from 3 – 4 in Ms. Walling’s room, S255. Hope to see you there.
The Electronics Club will meet in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Pictures will be taken for the yearbook.
Attention all BETA Club members: Interested in representing the BETA Club during Open House on Sunday, November 13th? BETA representatives will help answer parent and incoming student questions about the club, our activities and service opportunities. Shifts will last one hour. All volunteers will need to check in and be dressed in their finest. If you are interested in earning some volunteer hours serving the Trinity community, please see Ms. Darby in S352 or Mr. Becker in F234 to sign up. Volunteers need to sign up by Tuesday.
The Culinary Club will meet on Tuesday to make and eat another great meal! Also, club members are reminded to sign up to help cook on November 13 during Open House. Thanks! And…see you in the kitchen!
Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society for Mathematics, will meet in Mr. Diehl’s room on Tuesday to discuss Open House and leadership. New members are still welcome. Stop by F133 for more information.
The Guitar Club meets again this week. Bring your guitar or bass and jam with us. We will meet Wednesday after school in the music room C271. Meetings last about 45 minutes. We will also be taking our yearbook photo this week so look sharp! You can drop off your instrument in the morning if you like. See you then!
Tim’s Flying Club will meet and fly in Mr. CM’s room, F134, after school on Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.
Want to give back to your community, but don’t know where to begin? Let the Green Cross Service Club schedule your service projects starting with the cleanup of Meadowview Cemetery on Wednesday from 8 until noon! 10-15 students are needed for this project. See Mrs. McGuire in S151 to sign up and get additional details!
Congrats to Coach Holzknecht and the Cross Country Rocks for capturing the Region JV crown this past Thursday and the Region 4 Varsity championship on Saturday, both at EP Tom Sawyer Park. Juniors Trevor Warren and Jacob Burnam finished 1 and 2, respectively, on Saturday. Best wishes to Coach Holzknecht and our Cross Country Rocks as they travel to Lexington on Saturday for the KHSAA state championship meet.
The final round of freshman basketball tryouts for any freshman that participated in a fall sport or any freshman who was invited back for the final round will take place on Tuesday from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in Shamrock Hall.