STAMFORD—The summer months leave no shortage of news from Trinity Catholic! The following are two recent alumni stories and one future alumni story.
Trinity’s Willette in West Point Academy Program
Our own Fiona Willette took on a challenge of a different kind last weekend.
West Point Military Academy Summer Leadership Experience is a highly competitive program that gives high school juniors a one-week immersive experience as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program consisting of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics.
During the week, Fiona was part of a squad with students from all over the US who woke up at 4:45 am every day for physical training, followed by classes or military training and group activities until 10 pm each day. The Candidate Fitness Assessment was also administered to all participants, which is a requirement for admission to any military school and Fiona passed it. Timed sit ups, push ups, chin ups and running ensure that all prospective applicants are physically able to succeed in a military environment.
To all, keep the experiences coming and we’ll share them with everyone.
How Trinity Changed My Life
2018 Grad Broncati Headed to Rutgers
“Navigating through high school can be uniquely challenging for most kids.” Thus began a heartfelt note to the Trinity Administration from Trinity alumni parents Anthony and Elizabeth Broncati. Not only did changing high schools mid-stream (for son David ) prove to be a great decision, it “changed the entire path for our son’s life”, Elizabeth Broncati stated.
Following graduation last year, David Broncati decided to do a prep year at nearby St. Thomas More. It made sense for David. After a great experience his Junior and Senior years at Trinity, this definitive student athlete furthered his college readiness with the decision.
In the fall of 2019, former-Crusader David Broncati will enter Rutgers University as a preferred walk-on as kicker for the Scarlet Knights.
“David is a true a gentleman,” states his former guidance counselor John Carrigan. “A consummate athlete, David raises the tide for everyone. His faith, his confidence becomes infectious to his teammates, in every situation.”
The Broncatis credit “caring teachers… guidance counselors… those who willingly provided extra help…encouragement and guidance”. Their contributions to David’s life helped him play two sports while at Trinity (baseball as well). He continued to improve in his studies, and made the Deans List and Honor Roll at St. Thomas More before landing at Rutgers.
“This is the finest example I’ve seen of the best bond between home and school, parents, teachers, coaches and administration,” adds John. “David made Trinity his home.”
David will be studying Sports Management and or Turf Management at Rutgers. “Anything in the field of sports” he adds.
We wish David all the success in his world come this fall and beyond.
Pensiero Awarded UNICO National Scholarship
Recently-graduated senior, Sam Pensiero, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the UNICO National, Inc. Stamford Chapter. The award was presented at a family-style awards night held last Wednesday at The Minturnese Social Club in Stamford.
Sam was among seven Stamford seniors from Stamford high schools who received the scholarships during the Stamford Chapter’s annual awards dinner. The awards were presented by UNICO Coordinator and VP, Mrs. Josie Costa Weller. The event was also attended by Sam’s proud parents, Keith and Liz, along with his guidance counselor, Ms. Kathryn Devine and TCHS Guidance Registrar, Miss Stephanie Smith-Morton.
Sam will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall. Congratulations to Sam and his family!