Class of 2017 celebrates with Grad Fun Day!

On Wednesday, May 31st, members of Trinity College School’s class of 2017 celebrated their approaching graduation with the annual tradition of Grad Fun Day!

The day began with the Leaving Class Chapel service, followed by the ceremonial planting of the class of 2017 tree by head prefects, Sharon Omiwole and Nathan Titterton. Among the highlights of the chapel service was the official passing of the leadership baton from Sharon and Nathan to the 2017-2018 head prefects, Chloe Raenden and Liam Hildreth, as well as the sound of applause from the entire student body as our grads processed out of the chapel to their tree, located near Ketchum House.

With classes cancelled for most of the day for the class of 2017, the fun began with T-shirt signing and a barbecue outside Russel House, as students lunched on hot dogs and burgers provided by the staff of the philanthropy and alumni office.

It was then off to the Rainbow Cinemas in Cobourg where our graduates took over the entire complex of three theatres for an afternoon matinee.

Students returned to campus to get dressed up in their finest and join Headmaster Stuart Grainger and other faculty members for “mocktails” in the Davies Student Centre, enjoying tropical drinks including strawberry daiquiris. Then everyone moved up to Osler Hall for the traditional Leaving Class Dinner. The outstanding TCS culinary services team prepared yet another delicious meal, which everyone loved.

After dinner, special guest Bria (Gadd) Evenson ’00, a representative of the TCS Alumni Association, delivered the address and encouraged everyone to “find their ‘tribe’.” Bria also reminded graduates that, although Speech Day is approaching and their time as TCS students is coming to an end, they are now becoming TCS alumni, which is a relationship that will never end.

The celebratory evening concluded with Headmaster Grainger announcing the class of 2017 year chairs. Year chairs are selected by their classmates, and this position involves keeping in touch with their classmates after graduation, liaising with the School’s philanthropy and alumni office, and helping to coordinate reunions and other alumni events. The class of 2017 year chairs are Vicki Kasaic and Andy Borda Cordova, both of whom accepted this position with pride and enthusiasm.

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

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- By Rick Traugott, manager, alumni programs