Raleigh, NC, May 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Robert Littlejohn, head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh (www.trinityacademy.com), a preK-12 college preparatory school community located in North Raleigh, has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the academy’s graduating class of 2009. Kelsey Stoner has been named the schools valedictorian and Emma Holland has been named salutatorian.
Post-graduation, Stoner will attend Stamford University in the fall and plans to major in music education. During her senior year at Trinity, she made two service trips to Haiti, where she operated a vacation Bible school and a soccer camp for orphaned and abandoned children. Stoner was a member of Trinity’s varsity soccer team for all four years of high school and was active in performing arts.
Holland will attend Stamford in the fall as well, and will major in musical theater. Holland served as Service Prefect at Trinity during her senior year and organized a trip for her classmates to live in Uganda for a month. While in Uganda, Holland helped to rebuild a vocational school for orphaned Ugandan girls, most of whom were HIV positive. She helped to install a solar panel on the building, only the second to reach the village. Active in performing arts, Holland produced, directed and choreographed numerous productions throughout her high school career.
“I am pleased to have Kelsey and Emma at the top of our class,” said Dr. Littlejohn. “Each have been so active in their service to others and in their extra-curricular activities that it is truly impressive they were able to achieve so much academically. Kelsey and Emma are remarkable young women, and I am excited to see where there futures lead.”
About Trinity Academy of Raleigh:
Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a preK-12 college preparatory school community located just off I540 in North Raleigh. Founded in 1995, the school focuses on educating the whole person, with its strong emphasis on the classical liberal arts and sciences, sports, the fine arts, and spiritual formation. The top 1/3 of Trinity's 2008 graduating class averaged more than $101,000 per student in merit-based scholarships from various colleges and universities. Trinity Academy is also committed to being a resource for the Triangle community, creating partnerships with area churches and community organizations such as the YMCA, North Wake Baseball, The Princeton Review, and many others. Trinity Academy currently enrolls 328 students and employs 55 faculty and staff, under the direction of Head of School Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. For more information, call (919) 786-0114, or visit www.trinityacademy.com.
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