10 Things to Do Before You Graduate Trinity
Trinity is home to many special traditions that help make us feel like a family. If you’re a Trinity Gryphon (or are soon to be one), don’t miss out on the fun! Complete the list below before you fly the nest!
1. Take a selfie with the Gryphon.
Our beloved Gryphon is Trinity’s mascot. He can be seen out and about for special occasions, and if you happen to cross his path, take the opportunity to get a photo with him! He might not say much, but he sure is friendly (and loves a good photo-op!).
2. Cheer in the Blue Crew Zone.
The Blue Crew Zone is Trinity’s student cheering section. You’ll see (and hear) them going all out at Trinity games, chanting, shouting, and singing. At Trinity, we take school spirit very seriously. In 2018, we even won the VISAA 2018 Best Student Section Award.
3. Participate in the Senior Walk.
In the fall, seniors participate in the Senior Walk to kick off their final year at Trinity. Lower School students hold posters and cheer for their adopted seniors by name. At the end of the year, they walk again, this time in their caps and gowns.
4. Go to Senior Retreat.
Each year, TCS seniors go on an overnight weekend retreat to grow closer to God and one another. These retreats include fun social activities as well as spiritual enrichment activities like worship, chapel, and small groups.
5. Participate in Homecoming Spirit Days.
In the spring, Trinity celebrates homecoming with a week of “Spirit Days” that often include themes like “Whacky Tacky Day” and “Pajama Day.” Students display their school spirit in a range of brightly colored and creative outfits. The week culminates in a pep rally, the homecoming basketball game, and of course, a school dance.
6. Go to Prom.
Speaking of school dances, the most anticipated dance of the year at Trinity is Junior-Senior Prom. More formal than homecoming, students dress to the nines, take photos, and dance the night away with their friends at this fun event put on by Trinity's Upper School and parents of the junior class.
7. Attend a performing arts production.
Trinity is home to many incredibly talented and gifted students who sing, act, and play instruments of all kinds. Throughout the year, our various performing arts groups hold plays, concerts, and a crowd favorite: the Performing Arts Café.
8. Orally defend your Senior Thesis.
Before graduating, every senior at Trinity is required to write and orally defend a senior thesis, which is the culmination of over a year of researched writing and practicing. The oral defense involves presenting and rebutting arguments against one’s thesis to a panel of judges composed of Trinity faculty members. When talking with alumni, the oral defense process is the most frequently noted project that helped prepare them for college and life outside of Trinity.
9. Go to a Dig Pink game.
Trinity hosts an annual Dig Pink volleyball game to raise money for the Side-Out Foundation, a breast cancer research non-profit. Not only does this event support a good cause, it’s so much fun! Students get decked out in all pink and cheer the lady Gryphons on to victory.
10. Complete a service project with your class.
Each Upper School class completes a service project every year. These projects have ranged from fundraisers for low-income mothers, food drives, winter clothing drives, and more. At Trinity, we value serving other as Christ served us. Make sure to get involved and give back to your community before you leave it!
About the Author
Jo Wilbur is a Marketing and Communications Specialist at TCS and proud JMU grad who loves writing, shopping, and making new friends. She and her husband live in Paeonian Springs and spend time together cooking plant-based meals, singing worship songs, and volunteering as Young Life leaders in their community.