Virtual program ensures the tradition of Grandparents Day continues
Keeping families safe and healthy has been paramount this year, and the annual fall tradition of Grandparents Day was no exception. On Thursday, November 12, grandparents of all current Trinity students were invited to attend a virtual program, featuring remarks from Head of School Rob Short, reflections from three current students and a performance by Trinity’s acclaimed student Jazz Band.
During a brief Q&A, grandparents were interested in hearing more about the health and safety measures taken by the school as well as how teachers and students have adapted to the challenges of a parallel instruction model.
Daniel Eliasek ’21, student body vice president, thanked grandparents for attending and expressed how much he has enjoyed welcoming them to campus in year’s past. Chandler Grant ’22 spoke about her extracurricular involvement with issues surrounding mental health and social justice, expressing appreciation for Trinity’s inclusive and encouraging school environment. Ann-Sidney Ragsdale ’23 shared how Trinity’s academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities have allowed her to grow as a leader and community member.
The jazz band, under the direction of Brian Rollins, music instructor, concluded the program with a performance of the song “Hot Potato” by Bob Turner.
"Grandparents are such a special part of the Trinity community,” said Development Associate Julia Bowling, one of the event’s hosts. “We miss their presence and support on campus for games, art shows, and musical performances. It was so great to host them for virtual Grandparents Day and we can't wait to have them on campus again in the future!"
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