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June 6, 2013

Dear Ms. Davidson, Thank you so much for the years of teaching and friendship.  I am so glad I took Latin and got to be in your advisory and I will miss it very much.  Connor


Thank you for being the best teacher.  We were lucky to have you in our lives.  Keep in touch.

Linda and Dennis

June 13, 2013

Dear Sherry and our other Trinity friends,


We are writing to thank you for the many ways you have helped us over the years and for all the ways we have been blessed by Trinity Preparatory School. First we want to express our sincere appreciation for the financial aid over the last several years. It felt impossible for us to consider not sending our third or fourth child all the way through Trinity to graduation, knowing as we did, that nothing we could ever give them could surpass the value of attending Trinity for those important years. The thought of making this concession never felt like a right idea, and you made it possible for us not to be forced to compromise something that we valued so highly, above almost everything else, in raising our children. How do we thank you for that?


The financial assistance is just one of the many things for which we are grateful. Thank you for the incredible education in all aspects of life. Academically, we know they have received the best education the Orlando area has to offer. They have been prepared for college and for life. They were challenged, inspired, and motivated academically which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Add to all this knowledge the other areas of education that Trinity provided such as qualities of leadership, compassion, values, creativity, integrity, a sense of community awareness and service, and friends for life that feel a lot more like family than friends: and you have helped us raise wonderful young people. How do we thank you for that?


We also want to thank you for the teachers, advisors, and college counselors. They helped guide our children and supported and loved them like family. They made our children feel cared about and in turn, this motivated them to want to excel and not only make us, their parents, proud, but they wanted to make their teachers, advisors, and college counselors proud too. How do we thank you for that?


And thank you for the athletics and theater departments and what those experiences taught our children while at Trinity. The coaches helped raise our children! They taught them discipline, hard work, and to try to do their best. They taught them that working together as a team accomplishes more than acting individually. They taught them about respect. The same is true for the lessons they learned from theater. We marveled at the confidence that grew in each of our children. These are the lessons that we, as parents, hoped to instill and teach our children and we appreciate all the lessons our children learned from, or were reinforced by, a Trinity coach or theater director! How do we thank you for that?


We hope to thank you and to show our appreciation by giving back. We hope to help other parents avoid having to make the difficult choice not to send their child to Trinity for financial reasons. We hope we can help other parents provide this strong foundation for their children to build upon and this same sense of family from teachers, advisors, and college counselors. We would like to know that we have helped other parents send their children to Trinity so their children receive the same support as our children did from coaches and theater directors. By giving back to Trinity, we will be thanking Trinity for lessons in academics and beyond, for every kind and encouraging word, for life-long friends, and for the financial support when it was needed.


With gratitude,

Homecoming week--Blue and Gold Day

School Reviews and Thank-yous

Good afternoon, Mrs. Hay.

It's nice to find you today!  How are you?  
I was hoping to reach out to Mrs. Brown, but it seems to have slipped my mind that she retired a few years ago.  I only wish to extend my gratitude this morning to Mrs. Brown and the Trinity English department for developing my writing and writing style.  In my job I am often complimented for crafting emails articulately and grammatically correct, and the TPS English Department is responsible!  Even in college professors would note in my comments that the paper was very well written.
Thank you very much!  (Although it made me nervous to type this email in case I made a grammatical mistake!)
Christie W. '08


December 4, 2012


"Last night was possibly the most important performance for me of the A Chorus Line national tour. In the audience was the person who introduced the show to me the summer before my junior year of high school. I had never danced a step in my life and was thrown into a 2 week rehearsal process (the same amount of rehearsal we had for the tour!) where I was exposed to the brilliance that is Michael Bennett's choreography. My life was changed forever when at the age of 16... I started DANCING. Thank you, Janine Papin for changing the course of my career and, more importantly, my life--dance has become such an important part of it. And all because you were brave enough to put on A Chorus Line (for the most part unedited!) at a private Christian school. I am honored to have shared this full circle experience with you."

Submitted by Janine Papin from Eddie Gutierrez's Facebook page. above is a photo from last night, our original poster, and a picture of Eddie as Paul. I am so proud of him. 

November 14, 2012

Hi Mrs. Hay,

Of course, I remember you!!! What a pleasant surprise!!! Thank you so much for this, it was very sweet!!! Things are going great, I'm approaching 4 years that I have been residing in Hong Kong. I have just posted an update here on LinkedIn that shows a commercial that was recently filmed, which I'm excited about! I'm currently working with Cirque Du Soleil on a special event, here in Hong Kong! I am dancing on Saturday in their show... I am so happy to have my TPS history shared with others. How thankful I am that I stayed~ It was a wonderful atmosphere that has pushed me to be the person I am today!!! Hope all is well, please pass on my hellos to everyone!!!

Megan Berger '02

 September 19, 2012

Dear Dr. Clanton,

So I sit down in my Forensic Anthropology class tonight and my professor proceeds to pull up an entire powerpoint about statistics.  It was 40 minutes of describing univariate/bivariate data, chi square test, distribution, skewness, standard deviation, and bell curves.  After taking a look around, I realized I seemed to be one of the only people who knew what he was talking about as there was a look of fear on most everyone's face.
Never did I imagine that I would be so thoroughly prepared for a Forensic Anthropology class at Maryland because of your Statistics course.   I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for being such a great teacher in AP Stat!  Seems that I know a whole lot more than I realized I knew! Feel free to share this story with your students…hope all is going well this year!

Lauren Lugasi '12 
University of Maryland

September 9, 2011

Dear Mrs. Hay,

My daughter, Shehani, is having a great year in 6th grade and she really enjoys all of her classes, teachers and friends.  She truly loves everything that Trinity has to offer from the Sports Program to the Strings Concert - Trinity was certainly the right choice for her!   We love the challenging curriculum and the structured, nurturing environment of the school.

Sathi Perera

November 29, 2010

Dear Mrs. Hay,

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you all the best from merry old England, and I hope you're having and will continue to have a great holiday break. Thank you for always being there for us, as a helpful resource, and as a family friend. Particular thanks for that initial boost I needed in my educational career—Trinity Prep. It was the foundation for Oxford and everything to come! I'll see you soon, as I'm coming home in just ten days now and might come to visit Trinity. Take care!

Warm regards, Arseniy Banayev Oxford University, 2013 Trinity Preparatory School, 2010


 November 16, 2010

Hey Ms. Papin!
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say hello. I miss you and the theatre kids so much! I know you are probably being super-woman like usual but hoping all is well. Wake is great and I have actually been really involved in theatre already. I am a member of their theatre group on campus and just got cast in a show! So I'm super excited about that. I had been auditioning and auditioning, and it finally happened. I want to thank you for all the opportunities you gave me last year. You helped me get back on my theatre feet, and I appreciate that so much. You really gave me a shot, and I'll be forever grateful.

Amy Shackelford '10 Wake Forest


October 28, 2010

I thought you would be interested in reading this Press Release from the city of Winter Park.  They are very excited about the community service work Andrew is doing with Operation Gratitude.  This was posted on the city's website and e-mailed to residents who receive the city citE-news.  I know Andrew chose to work on this project and has put forth a huge amount of effort in the hope that it will not only be successful, but that it will continue to grow year after year.  At Trinity Prep you instill that in our children.  One of your Core Values says the following:

Leadership and Character Development
Our school promotes leadership, ethical behavior, personal responsibility, and reinforces the highest standard of character and honor.

 All children learn by example.  We can teach our children at home about leadership, ethical behavior, and community service, but our children are with you more then they are at home with their parents.  Ultimately the responsibility of all this falls more on the school then it does from within our own homes.  In many cases parents and families are learning more from our kids than the kids are learning from their parents.  You are driving the bus, and the parents are along for the long but great ride. 

Thank you for helping to support Andrew and what he believes in.  Key Club, Builder's Club, and you as the Advisers have been so supportive and helpful.  Andrew already believes in Operation Gratitude and the Halloween candy collection, YOU are helping Andrew believe in himself!

Thank you!
Fondly,  Jodi Weinstock

October 14, 2010

I am a recent graduate of Trinity Prep and am halfway through my freshman year at Duke University ... 

I only have positive things to say about my alma mater. It prepared me very well for the rigorous curriculum at Duke Engineering. Trinity also taught me the skills necessary to balance all my interests including sports, community service, work, and friends, along with academics. I would strongly encourage anyone searching for top tier academics in middle and high school to place Trinity Prep at the top of their list.


August 24, 2010

Currently, I am a junior in college. I ... transferred to Trinity Prep between my freshman and sophomore year, and it was the absolute best decision in my life. ... Trinity taught me how to study, how to learn, how to retain, so many necessities for my future .... 

Trinity Prep is run with compassion. There IS a family. I experienced many hardships during high school, including the loss of one of my parents. A few of my teachers and the chaplain stayed with me night and day in the hospice care unit holding my hand as I watched my parent die. There is understanding, there is consideration, there is patience, and best of all Trinity Prep will never give up on you. During finals of my freshman year of college, I received a box with treats and a card wishing me luck...not from my siblings or my parent, but from Trinity.

Even after my freshman year of college, I decided where I was simply wasn't right for me.. so I contacted my college counselor from Trinity Prep to help me transfer to another university, and they guided me every step of the way. I have even started working with one of my old Trinity teachers to assist me with my many medical research topics which will be a tremendous aid when applying to medical school. Probably my fondest memory at Trinity was my first day when I dropped my books in the quad. A student walked up to me, and I knew he was going to kick my books ... Instead, he picked them up, smiled, and showed me to my next class.


April 6, 2010

I am a parent who is very grateful for the education my children receive(d) at TPS. It's got such a caring, family feel and they know their teachers will go out of their way to help. My kids do have many friends who joined after grade 6 or 7 who are very happy. And every school friend we know has enty of outside activities, with sports, theater, debate, or their faith communities. I love my kids' friends...they are interesting, funny, fun kids with pretty high goals. I love that my students are surrounded by others who lift them up. It's a treasure!

January 7, 2010

I have gone to Trinity ever since the 6th grade, and I am currently in the 9th grade. Trinity has taught me not just how to get a grade, but how to actually learn. If a child stays on top of their work and does not slack off, then it is not hard to get good grades. Extracurricular activities are abundant at Trinity Prep. From all sports to the visual art to performing arts to debate, Trinity has it all. There is something out there for all kids, everyone is able to find their passion. Ad Astra Per Aspera!

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