Homecoming is a time to celebrate our school and demonstrate our Titan Pride. It’s a time to experience the people, the place, the past and the present. This year is special in many ways, but especially because we are celebrating 50 years of Trinity all year long
. Homecoming is a time where everyone in the Trinity community can gather together to look back on fond memories but also look forward to what lies ahead.
Under the umbrella of celebrating the 50th, Homecoming weekend was a three-day affair that involved all Titans. To kick off the celebrations, over 130 grandparents joined their grandchildren on-campus for Grandparent’s Day. They enjoyed a Q&A session with Headmaster Rob Short and live student musical performances from the chorus and jazz band. There were lots of smiles and excitement from students and guests alike as Homecoming weekend was officially underway.
Wade Jeffrey ’77 returned to Trinity to speak with art and science students
in the Perkinson Arts Center before presenting his exhibition of spectacular Antarctic photos on Friday morning. Completing the arts circuit on the musical side, Brendan Kelley ’21
, Ethan Rosen ’21
and Peyton Rowe ’21
lit up the courtyard during lunch for their Pach’s Place reunion. Later that evening, it was all-hands on deck for the annual Oyster Roast! Parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends of the community gathered together to celebrate their relationship with Trinity. Nearly 400 people from across the country were in attendance, marking the event as one of the best attended in recent history. Attendees enjoyed music from all decades while greeting new friends, making new ones and marveling at the changes to the campus since graduation.
Classes of ’2s and ’7s celebrated their reunions this fall. It was special for the class of 1977 as they are the first full graduating class to start in eighth or ninth grade and graduate. The class of ’77 was one of the best attended reunions as they came together for their 45th reunion. Additionally, the classes of 1982 and 2017 were well represented in their reunion parties. A Friday filled with spirit and fellowship led into an exciting Saturday afternoon.
Faculty and staff from all decades of Trinity’s history were invited back to campus to mingle with each other while enjoying a catered picnic before Saturday’s football game. Teachers and faculty that taught students from all five decades since Trinity’s founding were represented. While current faculty and staff gathered, Titan athletes spanning multiple decades gathered to celebrate the ‘first’ football teams of 1974 and 2004 and honor the newest Hall of Fame inductees: the 1996 Boys’ Basketball State Championship team. The newest members of the Hall of Fame are: Chris Aycock ’99, Hunter Beggarly ’97, Ben Bretz ’97, Chris Gaffney ’96, Brett Gibbs ’96, Ryan Gibbs ‘99, Tyler Harris Jr. ’98, Rick Hamlin ’96, Aaron Rose ‘96, Robbie Shields ’97, Ned Witthoefft ’96, the late Brad McNeer ’96 and head coach Dale Travis. Complete with an on-field recognition, it was a special day for all athletes who returned to campus.
An electric Spirit Week energized campus in both the academic and athletic arenas. Field hockey, boys soccer and volleyball all played competitive matches and were cheered on by enthusiastic crowds of students fed by the energy of a sensational pep rally on Friday. To cap off the weekend, top-ten ranked Titan football welcomed St. Michael the Archangel to Aycock Stadium. Taegan Logan ’25 threw for 217 yards and four scores while Mario Thompson ’23 showcased his athleticism with three touchdowns of his own: one on the ground, one through the air and an interception returned for a score. A 55-7 win for the Titans brought them to 6-0 on the 2022 campaign.