Trinity-Pawling’s Student Senate has been around since the early 1990s, established for students to voice their opinions and promote good communication between all segments of the school community. It is composed of boarding and day students from all grade levels, elected by their classmates or appointed by faculty members. Dean of Faculty Todd Hoffman became the faculty advisor of the Senate when he joined the School in 2001. Year to year, he has witnessed the Senate evolve and change — but the importance of its presence on campus has remained steady.
“Students in the Senate learn to listen to one another, work together, and find logical solutions to their concerns on campus,” shared Hoffman. “It’s such a rewarding experience for them.”
At the start of this school year, the Senate was reinvigorated and currently has over 40 members! Dean of Residential Life Dutch Keel was thrilled with the high interest level of students running for a spot in the Senate — but it did not come without challenges. “That’s a lot of voices in one room,” Keel shared. “In the first meeting, the boys quickly learned that listening is crucial, especially when working together for the common good.”
Now two months into the school year, the Student Senate has already seen success with some of their proposed changes on campus. “Key card access was new at the start of the year. In the first month of school, members of the Senate proposed that dorm access be extended in the evenings to promote peer collaboration and extra help,” shared Keel. “And they were successful!”
Keel explained that one of the most important takeaways for students in the Senate is experiencing the process: listening to their constituents, proposing a reasonable solution, communicating the benefits of their suggestions, and working cohesively as a team. “They are building leadership and communication skills every step of the way.”
Lucas Hughes ’20 is an active member of the Student Senate this year. “Our goal is to make life at Trinity-Pawling the best it can be for students,” Hughes shared. “We are focused on receiving new ideas, discussing the pros and cons, and proposing ways to implement them on campus.” Hughes and his fellow members of the Senate are proud to be the voice for the student body. Sony Wang ’23 is in his first year serving in the Senate and believes its importance is unmatched. “The Senate gives every student a chance to give their opinions to the School and Headmaster Taylor.” Quite simply, it allows the students to be heard.
“They’re learning to build a unified voice,” shared English teacher Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris, who is working as a faculty advisor of the Student Senate this year. “The boys have a chance to work in a self-governed space and see outcomes that precisely reflect how well they manage their meetings. It’s a valuable learning experience all around.”
As the Senate continues to meet throughout the year, its members are eager to see their suggestions come to life on campus. “It’s all about growth…personally and collectively as a school,” concluded Hughes. “We’re looking forward to seeing more of our ideas in action.”
by Emma Christiantelli
This month, Trinity-Pawling faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends gathered for a reception at the home of host T.J. McCrady ’85 in Pittsburgh. In attendance was Jennifer Taylor and Headmaster Bill Taylor, and Kathy Olstein and new Board President Erik Olstein ’86, P’11, ’14, ’17. A special T-P shoutout to Paul Renzulli ’91, who traveled all the way from Ohio to see his former dorm parents, Bill and Jennifer! It was a great evening of friendship and reconnection. Thank you again, T.J.!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS — MORE EVENTS JUST AROUND THE CORNER:
Boston Reception — December 5, 2019 — 6:00-8:00 PM — Harvard Club of Boston — Hosted by Peggy and Phil Haughey ’53
New York City Reception — December 10, 2019 — 6:30-8:30 PM — Union Club of New York Ciy — Hosted by Jean Doyen De Montaillou and Michael A. Kovner ’58
Candlelight Service and Reception — December 15, 2019 — 5:00 PM — All Saints’ Chapel followed by reception at Gamage House — Hosted by Jennifer and Bill Taylor
Miles H. Hubbard, Jr. ’57 Alumni Basketball Game — January 18, 2020 — 4:00 PM — Trinity-Pawling School’s Smith Field House
Trinity-Pawling is deeply saddened by the passing of Roland “Porky” Lakin, who was a steadfast member of our community for over 50 years. We are so grateful for his long standing service to the School. Porky was beloved by faculty, staff, and students and he will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to Porky’s family and friends.
In Porky’s memory, we are republishing this article by Maria Buteux Reade from the Fall 2018 issue of Trinity-Pawling Magazine:
Roland “Porky” Lakin joined the Trinity-Pawling maintenance crew on January 2, 1967. Snow was already waist high so the 22-year old had his work cut out for him from the moment he arrived. And he kept working hard for the next 50 years.
“My father-in-law was working in the kitchen in the basement of Cluett (the dining hall was in Cluett north end at the time) and he said a job had opened in maintenance. I had spent five years on the crew at Hotchkiss and was working on a farm in Connecticut at the time. So I interviewed with Mr. Dunbar. A couple days later, I met with Mr. Dann. Once he heard I had been at Hotchkiss and then on the farm, he said ‘That’s good enough for me – I can tell you’re a hard worker.’”
Later that first winter, Rudy Helbeck was running the Zamboni and between periods of a game, he got the tip of his finger cut off as he cleaned the machine. “Someone from maintenance called me back to campus and said, ‘Roland, jump on.’ It was my first time on that Zamboni, and one of my buddies said I looked like Ricochet Rabbit out there on the ice.” A week later, Rudy turned the Zamboni over to Lakin who operated it for the next half century. “We patched it together over the years but we’re still only on our second machine.”
Plowing, shoveling, running the Zamboni. Carpentry, plumbing, boiler and water main breaks, emergency repairs, power outages, snow and wind storms – Lakin has helped with all. “In the October 1987 ice storm, I was the only maintenance person here so I put the plow on the truck and pushed the limbs and trees off the campus roads and paths so the kids could get around.” He was also present when the Cluett fire occurred in February 1969. “I was in the library trying to stem the water flow while the boys emptied all the books from the shelves and ran them over to Barstow. Thanks to the kids, we didn’t lose a single book.”
And 150 acres means no shortage of grass. “Come high summer, I would start mowing on Monday morning and work my way across campus all week. The following Monday, I would start right back where I began.”
Lakin enjoyed watching the antics of the students as they grew up (or didn’t…), and he loved seeing many return later as faculty members or trustees. He’s also proud of how the campus has evolved over five decades. “When I started, there were very few trees and no plantings. Now the campus has really nice gardens and everything is so well tended.”
Lakin has served under all four headmasters: Matt Dann, Phil Smith, Arch Smith, and Bill Taylor, and physical plant directors Mike O’Rourke, Ed Hauser and Andy Baker ’00. “I gave what I could to the School, and they always took care of me in return. Trinity-Pawling was a great place to work.”
Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank you for being a steadfast member of our community for 50 years.
by Maria Buteux Reade
October has been a wonderful month of celebrating connectivity with our extended Trinity-Pawling community — welcoming alumni back to campus during Reunion Weekend and our students’ families for Parents’ Weekend.
“Schools play a vital role in our society — they are dynamic, healthy places where connectivity is fostered and nurtured. They are not only the places where young people learn to be successful and productive citizens, but they are the places where they learn how to navigate the waters of socialization. They develop social skills with the help of their peers, but adults, especially teachers, play a pivotal role in this process as well,” says Headmaster Bill Taylor.
Trinity-Pawling strives to create a school culture where the relationships between students and teachers are strong, healthy, and long-lasting. “Creating an environment where mutuality and respect are highly regarded allows students to explore who they are in a safe and supportive setting,” says Taylor.
Through its commitment to holistic education, the School creates connections between all venues of learning: the classroom, the athletic field, the dorms, and the chapel. This approach allows teachers to know each boy individually and guide them on a journey of self-discovery — finding their gifts and talents and laying a foundation for future success.
“As we begin our 2020 strategic planning process this year, at the forefront is our goal of fostering a culture of connectivity, which will always be an operative force at Trinity-Pawling,” concludes Taylor.
This past summer I trained and was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the state of New York. This endeavor was sparked by a ground-breaking epiphany that, for me, hockey is not likely to be a very sustainable, practical, or profitable career path. (Thanks Coach Miro for the life advice, and Coach Ferraris for calling my attention to the fact that I am not 6’5”.)
While thinking about other potential career options that involved strenuous physical exertion while wearing heavy equipment in extreme temperature conditions, I considered firefighting. In the process of investigating careers with the FDNY, I stumbled upon information about becoming an EMT. This intrigued me because I have always been interested in health and medicine, and becoming an EMT seemed to provide a good first step to many related careers.
I gained much respect for these emergency personnel after breaking my arm rock climbing, and later, when one of my teammates broke his femur on the ice — and another his neck. Hockey is a risky sport you see, but since the age of four goaltending had been my life. I loved making big saves in clutch moments and getting to be the hero! Hockey gave me a sense of purpose and pride. Becoming an EMT provides an avenue for pursuing those same feelings — I would save lives instead of pucks.
The course I took this summer included 49 other students, almost all of whom were in or already out of college. There was one main lecturer and approximately 16 other instructors who demonstrated techniques and assisted with the practical exercises.
I received my equipment, which included a stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, blood pressure cuff, and a pocket facemask. I learned how to administer CPR using the facemask, which features a one-way valve to prevent the influx of a patient’s bodily fluids.
I learned the difference between punctures and impalements. In puncture wounds, the foreign object, which has made a hole has since left the patient. With impalements, the foreign object resides inside the patient. If you are stabbed, this is a puncture. If you are in a hurricane, and a flying piece of rebar enters your eye — this is an impalement. With such an injury, I learned that it is important to immobilize the object. For instance, one would use a paper cup with a rebar size hole poked in the bottom, which is then taped to the patient’s head. It is also important, I learned, to cover the uninjured eye because eyes move in tandem and could cause further damage.
Another course requirement was working a 12-hour shift on an ambulance. We responded to 10 calls, one of which was a man who had shattered his patella falling off a ladder while trying to change a light bulb, and another was a 57-year-old woman suffering vicious and life-threatening gastrointestinal hemorrhaging. I learned the procedure for cleaning and disinfecting an ambulance and yourself, which we practiced after every patient.
At the end of the course, to receive my state certification, I had to pass both a state written and practical skills exam. (My arm splinting was exemplary!) To retain my certification, I must attend a refresher class and pass those same exams every three years.
There is the option of taking two years of additional schooling at a technical school to become a paramedic, but right now I am focused on going to a four-year college where I can pursue scientific and biological research opportunities, as well as the arts. I may work as an EMT while in college.
I think that the skills I learned over the course of this past summer are vastly important. Truthfully, I am surprised that basic first aid and life support (CPR) are not a more integrated part of our educational system. You never know when you may need to save a life.
by Linus Wramage ’20
Photo by Andrew Zhang ’20
“Mom, I was speaking with Marquese. He goes to some place called Trinity-Pawling.” I pulled the application Marquese had given me out of my backpack.
Marquese changed my life.
Most people complete all four years of high school in four years. For me, that is just the start of how different I am from everyone. Over the course of my high school career, I attended Archbishop Stepinac, John Jay EF, Kennedy Catholic, and then Trinity-Pawling.
Attending all of these schools highly defines me. Throughout the years of school, I have struggled academically. While most students generally get A’s and B’s, I often earned B’s and C’s. Freshman year, when I started at Archbishop Stepinac, I had no idea what to expect academically — or just the high school vibe in general. As the year progressed I was ecstatic with how my grades looked. I had teachers who just loved to see me succeed. Sadly, all of that came to an end when I was told I MUST play football, when what I really desired to do was perform in the school play. Coach said “no”. My parents pulled me.
From there, I attended John Jay High School. I enjoyed being closer to home, attending school with many of my friends. I was surrounded by friends as well as distractions. It was just a fun time. That is all it was though — “fun”. When I was there, I could not concentrate. Everyday something was happening which distracted me from focusing on the classroom. By the winter, I was floundering in the large classes, but having lots of fun. With that being said, I told my mother I needed to go back to a smaller school to get the small classrooms and more 1-on-1 teaching. That is how I ended up at Kennedy Catholic.
When I got there, my fall was brutal; however, I just figured that it was because it was junior year. I had been told junior year is always brutal. As time marched on, my grades started to spiral down. I quickly realized this school was not a good fit for me at all. The way other kids learned in this school was incredible. They were able to sleep, then when the teacher picked them to answer the question they would pop awake and somehow magically know the answer! Meanwhile, there I was, raising my hand, but still not understanding what I was being taught.
At that point I just felt discouraged, and I felt like a failure in life. By winter semester, I was miserable. I would beg to stay home. One day I confided with my parents that I thought I was just plain stupid. My self-esteem had eroded away. I thought about dropping out. I was in the doldrums. I needed a school where I would be accepted and able to thrive.
That’s when Marquese told me about Trinity-Pawling.
I knew my first day that I had found a community where I could thrive. Trinity-Pawling instilled in me things that I will take with me for the rest of my years. Academically, Trinity-Pawling boosted my confidence. I was allowed to take healthy risks. I started raising my hand in class. I have never been so ecstatic to answer questions in my life! Teachers found things in me I did not know I had in myself. I discovered my talents and passion in acting. I took on bigger leadership roles. Senior year, I was voted by the faculty and my peers to the position of a Prefect. All my life I have always strived to be a leader, it’s something I have always been good at. That’s why this journey for me has been a blessing, because it taught me to embrace who I am and to continue to LEAD.
So that being said, I understand everyone is excited for graduation. We are all about to embark on a new chapter in our lives and that’s great, but don’t miss out on the opportunities Trinity-Pawling has to offer. I was able to find myself here. I discovered things I never would have tried anywhere else and for that I am forever thankful.
Most of our parents made several sacrifices to send us here and let’s not forget why. This is a place for us to not only grow as individuals, but prepare for the future with all of the life lessons T-P has instilled in us. Take a second and think about the fact that once they call our names at graduation, our high school chapter will close. We won’t be coming back here in the fall, but attending whatever college we have been accepted into at that time. I know for some of you, the thought of that is putting a smile on your face as I speak and I totally understand. College is meant to be exciting, but this really is our last few months spent together as a family.
After graduation, we’ll be going our separate ways. Some will stay in touch and some people we will never see again. The sad reality of the situation is that we have seven months left with each other. Seven months left of just being able to walk to each others dorm rooms and fool around. Seven months left of being one big family, but one thing I know for sure is that we will be brothers for life.
While we are still here, make sure you continue to strive and do great things. Be proud of what you accomplish in and out of the classroom. Don’t stop making memories, they will be something great to reflect back on in the future. Really learn from any mistakes you make here because better here than out in the real world. And lastly, take a moment to try something out of your comfort zone. You may fall in love with something that you would have never expected. With that being said, make it a great day. Thank you.
by Richard Bolding ’20
Four alumni were honored and celebrated during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend at the Trinity-Pawling Athletic Hall of Fame Induction in the Smith Field House Class of 1964 Alumni Room.
FOSTER ORTON JR. ’64
The second member of the Class of 1964 to be honored, embodied the excellence of the now waning Tri-varsity Athlete. ‘Buck’ played football and basketball at the varsity level and was a dominant force on the lacrosse field, scoring 32 goals in a seven-game season his senior year. He served in the Vermont National Guard for over three decades, and recently passed away at the age of 72.
PETER WYETH ’64
In his four years at Trinity-Pawling, Wyeth lost only one squash match. He served as team captain and brought his charisma and leadership to the Drama department as well, twice winning the Tennant Drama Award. Wyeth remained in the world of education as the Director of Development at The University of Virginia, and served on the Board of Trustees of Trinity-Pawling from 1980-1986.
WILLIAM P. SHANNON JR. ’69
Shannon’s leadership at Trinity-Pawling extended beyond the athletic fields, with his service as Head Prefect. At the end of his career wearing the Blue and Gold, Shannon had earned an impressive 10 varsity letters in football, hockey, and lacrosse. He was a member of the 1967 and 1969 undefeated lacrosse teams, and since then he has given back to the Trinity-Pawling community by serving as the Chairman of the Development Committee on the Board of Trustees from 1994-2003.
SEAN CASEY ‘89
Casey rounds out the 2019 class of inductees as the youngest member. After averaging over 19 points per game as a senior basketball player at Trinity-Pawling, Casey went on to have a tremendous career at Hobart College — winning Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and later Hobart men’s basketball MVP his senior year. After a highly lauded 17-year tenure as the Peddie School girls varsity basketball coach, Casey has recently moved to Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, TN as Head of School.
by Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris
This heartfelt letter was written by Bill Kelly to the Class of ’69, in preparation for their 50th Reunion:
Fifty years! Is it fair to say we got our money’s worth? I suspect so.
I doubt that half a century ago many or any of us cared or dared to imagine what we, as a class, would be like in 2019. We may have been vaguely hopeful about our future selves; but we weren’t quite prepared to imagine the distant future, or whether time would erode or strengthen our friendships.
For the roughly 20 of us who have registered for this reunion, the questions, unasked fifty years ago, have probably been percolating in recent weeks. They are being answered as we gather on this transformed, but poignantly familiar campus. I trust they are being answered with all of the enthusiasm that we were once able to muster at pep rallies, when Ariel crushed a debate opponent, when Platow released a 10 beaner, or when Shannon sent a Choatie flying into the plexiglass. The boys of ‘69 are springing to life again in old men’s bodies. What fun!
Serving on the reunion committee has been a blast! Conference calls with characters like Ken Knowles, Steve Schmid, Em Drayton, and Bill Shannon made the process fun and even productive when we weren’t interrupting each other with stories, imitations of faculty members, and a few memories that perhaps should have been left buried. We all had fun contacting classmates and providing colorful updates about the men we have been able to contact. For me, conversations with several of you were wonderful experiences, and all of them ended with promises to maintain contact in what’s left of the future along with regrets they we haven’t in the past. If these conversations are vectors toward what to expect during our reunion, then a weekend isn’t long enough.
All of us on the committee discovered that the magnitude and variety of changes and accomplishments among our classmates are truly amazing in mostly delightful ways. After having spent all those years at T-P, nearly all of us have defied expectations and have been on paths of self-invention and reinvention. Many of us have lived courageous lives both outwardly and inwardly. Many of us have been crazy catalysts of “creative destruction” in our personal and professional lives and, all but eleven of us, are still alive to talk about it. I suspect that at our ripening stage in life, we will enjoy listening even more than talking. Our stories are captivating, colorful, and funny.
Changes to the campus reflect that the School has grown and transformed as well. New programs, renovated facilities, and fresh approaches to education may be hidden by the shock of familiarity and the flood of memories as we drive up to Cluett at first. The old brick buildings, students still conforming to the coat and tie dress code, their insecure swagger and feigned sophistication may, at first, make it seem like little has changed, but look closely and you’ll be amazed by how much the School has improved. While many traditions remain as valuable sentinels, you may detect that some things are very different. Listen for the fresh optimism and enthusiasm among the faculty when you speak with them. You may also detect a more genuine commitment to principles conceived in freedom and truth across the whole spectrum of Trinity-Pawling residents. Take a drive up past where the barracks once stood — the new faculty housing will tell you things have changed. Look inside the auditorium, and go downstairs to the art studios that have replaced the pool. See what’s going on in the library with its vibrant programs. The locker rooms still stink, but it’s a character-building stench. The improvements are not subtle.
To wrap this up, I want to express how grateful I am to all of you. While my gratitude for many of the truly wonderful teacher-coaches who kicked our butts and put their arms around us will always be strong — it’s the love, encouragement, and laughs that we shared that will always warm my heart’s core when I remember the years from 1965 to1969. I can’t wait to see you!
by Bill Kelly ’69
“I genuinely love being a part of a community,” began Suzanne Najman, reflecting on her first few months of working at Trinity-Pawling. Najman joined the Science Department over the summer as a chemistry teacher. With over 20 years of private school experience under her belt, she did not hesitate to dive right into the school community. Outside of the classroom, Najman serves as the Student Activities Director on campus and coaches Middle School soccer. “I’m certainly never bored!” she shared with a laugh.
In the chemistry lab, Najman enjoys witnessing the students’ “a-ha” moments each week. “When the boys realize that they understand what’s going on, they’re able to relate what we’ve just learned in the classroom to their interests outside of school,” she shared. “I love seeing that progress.”
And speaking of interests outside of school. “I’m trying my best to learn the boys’ interests so I can provide fun off-campus options each weekend,” Najman shared about her role as Director of Student Activities. “It’s so important for them to get out of the dorms and have engaging experiences — whether that’s a trip to the mall, a local restaurant, or something a bit more exciting, like going to a Yankees Game, hiking, or go-karting.”
Now two months into the fall term, Najman has noticed that many students have become more interested in the weekend activities planning process. “Students are starting to get involved. It’s great! They’re starting to suggest more ideas and voice their opinions,” she shared. It allows her to provide the best options each weekend.
Most recently, Najman worked with Prefect of Zeal Lucas Hughes ’20 to organize a Spirit Week on campus, leading up to the Pride’s home football game under the lights. From October 22-25, the boys had the opportunity to participate in themed dress-down days, a spikeball tournament, free throw contest, dodgeball tournament, bonfire, and more. “It’s a great way to get the boys excited and switch up their daily routines,” she shared. “I think everyone had a blast!”
As a boarding school campus, Trinity-Pawling strives to be a home-away-from-home for all students — a place where, especially on the weekends, they have a chance to unwind, explore their interests, and have new experiences off campus. Thanks to Najman and her ongoing efforts, the boys at Trinity-Pawling get to do just that!
by Emma Christiantelli
FIND OUT WHY WE’RE ALL BOYS
At Trinity-Pawling, we intentionally design our programs to engage, inspire, and challenge boys. Our commitment to experiential learning acknowledges the research that has proven to be successful for boys. Our faculty — over 20 who have been teaching boys at Trinity-Pawling for over 15 years — provides a vigorous, yet supportive learning environment, where boys are encouraged to invest in themselves, discover their gifts and talents, and unlock their potential for greatness. While young men and boys can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, a growing chorus continues to praise the unique opportunities that an all-boys school like Trinity-Pawling provides.
VISIT OUR CENTER FOR LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT
Each year, students with learning differences graduate from Trinity-Pawling prepared for college and beyond. The School’s Center for Learning Achievement recognizes the potential in each and every one of these students. For over 45 years, this signature program and individualized academic support have been providing an environment where students are transformed — achieving their academic goals in ways they never expected, finding their confidence, and preparing for their futures.
LEARN ABOUT THE EFFORT SYSTEM
The Effort System is Trinity-Pawling’s distinct approach to inspiring and measuring student growth. It assesses students in multiple dimensions: academics, dorm life, athletics, work program, and extracurricular involvement. Through this ethos of effort, we challenge young men to become ambitious, well-rounded individuals in all aspects of life. We prepare our students to be in charge of their own learning and their future accomplishments. The School’s focus on effort fosters the self-awareness that allows students to recognize the areas where they need to grow — while at the same time, opening their eyes to the talents and potential they never thought possible.
CHECK OUT OUR EXCITING THEATER ARTS PROGRAM
In the Theater Department at Trinity-Pawling, there’s a place for everyone! Through an array of theater courses and extracurriculars, the Theater Department ignites passion in our students in all aspects of the theater arts — whether acting, improvisation, directing, playwriting, producing, or lighting and set design. With his innovative and student-centered approach, Director of Theater Arts Kent Burnham creates a 360-degree view of the theater for his students, fostering creativity, empathy, and self-discovery at every turn.
HEAR ABOUT THE 75 CLUBS ON CAMPUS
We encourage the boys to try new things, and clubs are a great way for them to branch out. Trinity-Pawling’s clubs and organizations are created and run by students with support from the faculty. And if students can’t find the exact group they are looking for, they can start their own! In joining these many activities, students can pursue their passions, discover new interests, and build lasting friendships.
Our Admissions Open House is November 11, 2019.
Refer a boy, or register today at www.trinitypawling.org/openhouse
The Trinity-Pawling Theater Department’s main stage production for the fall term is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The show is “smart, immersive, original, and brimming with humanity.” Rehearsals are in full swing — we can’t wait to watch this production come to life!
Story: 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Performances will be November 14, 15, and 16 in Gardiner Theater.
At the end of October we look back on Pride success in athletics this fall. As always, there were great highs and lows on the field and cross country course.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
The varsity cross country runners have improved their standing from last year fall, with three runners consistently placing in the top 10 at their NEPSAC meets. Jimmy Nolan ’21, Robbie Accomondo ’22, and Harry Clark ’23 placed in the top ten at Avon and Kent, and Toby Berner ’21 joined the group in the top placing group at Hotchkiss. Chris Pellitteri ’21, Ben Yoon ’20 and Lucas Hughes ’20 have also completed many races with high effort and standing. The team recently placed 6th out of eleven teams at the Shaler Invitational at Williston Northampton School on October 26th. Early in November the top runners will compete in the Founder’s race, and then New England’s on the ninth of November.
After the varsity football team lost their opening game at Avon Old Farms, The Pride jumped out to a 3-1 record against with wins against Loomis Chaffee, Taft, and Williston Northampton. PG quarterback Kyle Bicho leads the offense with 14 total touchdowns and has recorded the most overall yards for the Pride. Captain Donte’ Williams ’20 has found the end zone five times on the season, and Bicho’s other favorite target, PG Jaden Clark, has been a consistent big play threat. Tailback Eddie Torres ’22 had a breakout performance against Williston with 131 yards on the ground and his positional partner Kam Katsch ’22 adds to the offense with his relentless motor. Defensive rocks Williams, Matt Bologna ’20, Stuart Phillips ’21, Liam Dietrich ’21, Mason Clark ’22 and Cebastian Searight ’22 lead the team in tackles and takeaways. The past two weeks the Pride have suffered heartbreaking losses on Coratti Field with the chance to win on the final play of each contest. Next week the team travels to Brunswick to avenge last years loss on Coratti Field.
After a promising 4-3 September record, the Pride has suffered a backbreaking eight losses in a row. The team has been plagued by injuries in multitudes from game, practice, and incidents off the playing field. Leadership by team stalwarts Pat Murphy ’20, Trevor Cole ’20, Andrew Belcher ’22, and Farhaan Rashid ’23 have kept the Pride moving with their best foot forward, and the team looks to take on their final foes with excellence to end the season on a good note.
by Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris
We’d like to extend another BIG thank you to everyone who returned to campus on October 4-5 for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! Over 200 alumni, parents, and friends were on campus over the weekend, as we celebrated our friendships, enjoyed good food, and watched the Trinity-Pawling football team beat Taft! Classes from 1948-2014 were represented and many people traveled thousands of miles to be on campus for the 2019 Reunion Weekend festivities, including the gentlemen from the Class of 1969, who were celebrating their milestone 50th reunion!
Highlights of the weekend included the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony and the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. The Distinguished Alumni Award was developed to recognize an alumnus’ outstanding lifetime service to Trinity-Pawling School. Recipients of the award are members of the alumni community who have an established record of service to the School, and have demonstrated significant achievement in his or her profession. This is the highest award presented by the Alumni Association. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Al Rock ’59, P’87 and Ken Weeman ’59, P’91. We are tremendously thankful to these outstanding men for their continuous commitment to Trinity-Pawling School.
The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor former teams, student-athletes, and coaches who have reflected honor upon Trinity-Pawling by virtue of their outstanding performance and exemplary contributions to their alma mater, community, and profession, and in doing so, reflect the philosophy of a college preparatory education and the ideals of sportsmanship. Congratulations to the Trinity-Pawling Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 inductees Foster Orton Jr. ’64, Peter Wyeth ’64, William P. Shannon Jr. ’69, and Sean Casey ’89.
Another high point of the weekend: The entire student body gathered in Gardiner Theater to listen to a Q & A conversation with Art Department Chair Ned Reade and renowned artist Stephen Hannock ’69 — it was fascinating!
Check out the Homecoming & Reunion photo gallery to see pictures of the weekend events.
Mark your calendar now for next year’s celebration — we’ll do it all again on October 2-3, 2020!
From day one at Trinity-Pawling, students commit to meet and exceed personal goals. They are championed on this journey by dedicated faculty who have their best interests at heart, and their futures in mind.
Along the way, boys learn focus, balance, and responsibility, guided by a one-of-a-kind education that inspires both personal greatness and global engagement.
This journey is made possible only through the steadfast investment of an entire community of supporters — a community connected by tradition, experience, and a history of success.
Unlock the opportunity, contribute to the Trinity-Pawling Fund today!
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Your support provides funding for critical campus initiatives such as technology upgrades, faculty professional development, and new equipment and supplies for co-curricular programs. The impact of your gift can be witnessed each and every day at Trinity-Pawling!