Trinity’s Class of 2019 Leaves Their Mark

When the final member of Trinity’s Class of 2019 walked across Bellarmine’s stage, and Dr. Zoeller told all of the many friends and family in attendance that, “We now celebrate the Trinity graduates of 2019,” the ensuing round of thunderous applause and standing ovation seemed to reinforce what those around Trinity knew all year: Trinity’s Class of 2019 was one for the record books.

At Trinity, we receive national recognition and praise for enrolling an academically diverse student body with Placement Test scores across the entire spectrum. But as we demonstrate with each graduating class, when they enroll at Trinity, excellent academic results follow. The Class of 2019 continued that trend.

  • For the 14th consecutive year every senior took the ACT as a graduation requirement. The 23.6 ACT composite score was among the highest scores over the past two decades.


  • Students in every Level of Difficulty saw gains HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE from the time they were first tested as freshmen to their junior year. It’s clear that enrolling at Trinity makes a difference regardless of a student’s academic strengths or challenges.


  • More than 640 AP exams were scheduled this year, just a few tests shy of the most in school history. AP exams are a way to gain college credit while taking classes at Trinity.


  • College Guidance Counselors Matt Manning and Allie Kerns, recently spotlighted by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, reported that the class received college merit scholarship offers totaling $44 million, which is a new school record. They were also accepted at nearly 150 colleges and universities, including such schools as American University, Centre College, Clemson University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, Occidental College, Purdue University, Rollins College, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, St. Louis University Madrid, Tulane University, United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University.


  • While also excelling in the classroom, these seniors contributed to the schoolwide generosity to charitable causes, performing thousands of hours of community service, excelling in academic and athletic competitions, and participating in spiritual offerings like the voluntary senior retreat.

As this special group of young men begin the next chapter of their lives, one thing is clear: THEY’RE READY. 

With their mark made, their legacy left behind, the Trinity Class of 2019 welcomes an exciting future!

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