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Wildcats Win Historic Basketball Championship

February 13, 2024
By Chris Miller

For the first time in school history, the Trinity 8th Grade boys' basketball team won the Queen City Conference championship on Feb. 8 to cap their undefeated season.

"I can't explain how much energy has gone into trying to win this tournament championship over the last 20 years," said Coach and Athletic Director David Martin.

The championship was clinched in a 54-23 victory at home over Carmel Christian. Coach Martin applauded Carmel for the team's “incredible sportsmanship” during the season and in years past. 

Martin has helmed the basketball team since its beginning in 2004 when he joined Trinity. By his count, some 250 students have played on the 8th Grade team in that time and there have been many close brushes with the championship win. Some of those alumni were on hand to witness this year's victory.

David Martin, left, and Jason Martin, center, following the championship win.

“For 20 daggum years, I have thought about this moment pretty much nonstop,” Martin said. Of this year's team, he said “(t)heir relentless teamwork put on a show every single time.”

Joining him in leading the team was Assistant Coach Jason Martin, another longtime Trinity staculty member. “To say he goes above and beyond, way way way beyond his job description, to ensure each child has as positive experience as possible is an understatement,” David Martin said.

While the championship trophy holds certain esteem, David Martin said another item “will always hold the place of honor”: a clay statue of himself and Jason Martin that team members made in art class and presented to the coaches after the victory.

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Trinity Takes Mock Trial Championship for Second Year

December 11, 2023
By Chris Miller

For the second consecutive year, Trinity was the champion at the Charlotte-area mock trial championship.

Trinity competed at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on Dec. 8 against five other middle school mock trial teams from area schools.

During the competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation, students presented both sides of a case to a jury and judge, participated as witnesses testifying in the case, and improvised responses when objections were raised.

“I am so happy the students were recognized for their hard work and dedication,” said Jennifer Bader, who leads the mock trial and speech and debate teams in Middle School.

Jack Mills, Liza Wright, Charlotte Zolak, and Elle Bonner all received individual recognition for their outstanding performances. 

Other members of the championship team include Tate Brinkley, Lucca Celebron-Brown, Emerson Lindvall. Lucy Lindvall, Garrett Smith, Jade Watkins, Hampton Bundy, Ethan Lavoie, and Luke Smith.

Congrats to Trinity's Fall Sports Teams

November 03, 2023
By Chris Miller

The fall sports season at Trinity ended with another season of accomplishments and great effort by our soccer, cross country, volleyball, and tennis teams.

  • The 7th/8th Grade boys soccer team won the Queen City Conference title and tournament championship.
  • The 8th Grade volleyball team tied for first in the conference.
  • Girls cross country was conference champion for the 4th year running, ranked first among independent schools in North Carolina, and had 7 runners named all-conference.
  • Boys cross country placed third in the conference, had 3 runners in the top 15 in the championship, and had 1 runner named all-conference.

We're also proud of our Wildcats on the 6th/7th Grade volleyball and soccer teams, and the girls tennis team. Stay tuned for boys and girls basketball this winter!

Katie Keels Named Trinity Director of Advancement

October 17, 2023
By Chris Miller

Trinity Episcopal School is excited to announce the hiring of Katie Keels as Director of Advancement, effective immediately.

Mrs. Keels has been serving as interim Director of Advancement since August and has been a member of the Trinity community since 2015. She has held numerous roles in the Advancement Office, most recently as Development Director and Alumni Relations Manager.

"When I joined the Trinity family, I was immediately struck by the joy that filled the halls and the love and care shown to each and every student," Mrs. Keels said. "I came home each day with stories of how I was uplifted, challenged, and inspired to do my best. That remains true all these years later and I am honored to continue serving the Trinity community in this role."

Mrs. Keels steps into this position with 12 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including successful Trinity Fund campaigns, and achievements in expanding outreach with Trinity's more than 900 alumni.

Head of School Imana Sherrill said Mrs. Keels' "love of Trinity radiates in every interaction. She has built meaningful relationships with students and families that will be vital to Katie as she advances Trinity's mission and shares the impactful work we're doing with the wider community."

In addition to serving Trinity through the Advancement Office, Mrs. Keels is the parent of two Trinity students, Declan (7th Grade) and Winnie (4th Grade), as well as Trinity's school dog, Gus.

"My work at Trinity has changed not only my life, but the trajectory of our family," Mrs. Keels said. "I am forever grateful for the many blessings that Trinity has brought to our lives."

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Keels on this new chapter of her Trinity story!

High School Counselors Help Families Navigate Next Step

September 28, 2023
By Chris Miller

Trinity Episcopal School is pleased to announce the hiring of Fé Patriciu as our next Director of Admission and Financial Support, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Mrs. Patriciu is currently Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Providence Day School and brings to Trinity 14 years of experience in admissions and financial support in independent schools across the Southeast.

Through her work at Providence Day, Mrs. Patriciu said she has been very familiar with Trinity and “the stellar educational journey” that Trinity students take and how Trinity prepares them as service-minded scholars and lifelong learners.

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know the students that Trinity produces and I can’t wait to connect with prospective families and share the unique educational environment that Trinity offers,” she said.

Head of School Imana Sherrill said Mrs. Patriciu “brings a wealth of experience in independent school admission and financial support, a dedication to ensuring that Trinity continues to have a diverse student body, and a strong belief in the K-8 advantage found at Trinity.”

Prior to moving to Charlotte in July 2020 with her husband Nick and sons Peter and Paul, Mrs. Patriciu served at Pace Academy in Atlanta as Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions, and at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia as Director of Enrollment Services and Middle School Admissions Officer.

“I am ready to take my experiences and serve Trinity in this important role,” Ms. Patriciu said.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Patriciu to the Trinity community!

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