Trinity-Byrnes gets $15,000 grant

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School in Darlington received a $15,000 grant from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation. The scholarship awards are to be administered by the Head of School, Ed Hoffman.

“Dan and Arlene McGinnis have been a tremendous asset to the Trinity-Byrnes community. The family has been a supporter of our school’s excellent educational program,” stated Hoffman.

“This scholarship will allow some deserving students an opportunity to attend Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School,” said April Munn, director of admissions for the school.

Also, Trinity-Byrnes received delivery of a new activity bus Nov. 6. The school raised over $75,000 at its annual Beach Blast in August. The remaining funds came from a grant with the USDA for Rural Business Development.

Munn states, “This partnership with the USDA is essential to our continued expansion and growth in the areas of academics, athletics, recruitment and college exploration. We continue to provide multifaceted opportunities for our students as they work toward graduation and college acceptances.”

In other news, three Latin students from Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School and one from White Knoll High School in Lexington traveled to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, to attend the 2018 National Junior Classical League Convention July 23-28.

Students representing Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School: Carson Munn, South Carolina Junior Classical League President; Andrew Saverance, SCJCL 1st Vice-President; and Ben Naso, SCJCL Webmaster. Attending from White Knoll High School: Kyle Pelletier.

While at the convention, they competed in a variety of contests including academic, creative arts, graphic arts, Olympika (track, basketball, volleyball, etc.), and the Certamen. The Certamen is a game of fast real of facts related to classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures.

Josiane Vero, TBCS Latin teacher, states that “attending the convention also allows the students to rekindle old friendships and build new ones.” Trinity-Byrnes offers Latin classes from Latin 1 to Latin 5AP in addition to courses in Spanish and French.

Author: Rachel Howell

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