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The class of 2012 from Holy Trinity School
Derek EchevarriaBEAVERTON — Eighth grade year has been an amazing experience, and I bet that everyone else in my class will agree.
For the Catholic Sentinel
As the student council president, I am amazed at the changes going through the school. We have a new principal this year and great teachers that help us learn new things; they teach us the values that a Catholic school student should live by.
Our eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Mason, is a great teacher, and I personally appreciate how she has developed my talent for writing and has strengthened my faith in God.
As a part of the “Nine Year Club” (those students who have been at Holy Trinity since Kindergarten), I am very proud of my classmates and have seen many of them grow and develop friendships with each other that will last a lifetime. However, the students who have not been here for nine years feel like they have been bonding with us since the beginning. Parker Beale, who has been here for nine years, says, “I was scared of changes, but over time, these changes turned out to make my experience at Holy Trinity the best it could ever be.”
Jacob Flaherty, who joined our class in sixth grade, says, “It was scary starting a new school, but everyone took me in as if I had been here the whole time.”
This is a great example of our class becoming one big family. One of the best things about this year is that we all get to have our own first grade buddies that we sit with at Mass. They are full of life and have taught us how to be responsible and how to be leaders. People often think that being in eighth grade means being superior over everyone else in the school, but what they don’t know is how eighth grade has changed us for the rest of our lives. Our eighth grade year has created a great bond that we will all take with us as we start high school next year.
Graduation ceremonies are set for Monday, June 11.
The writer is Student Council president at Holy Trinity.
Here are the graduates: Olivia Baker, Donovan Baldocchi, Parker Beale, Carson Blodgett, Jack Chimenti, Derek Echevarria, Jacob Flaherty, Kyle Hamper, Duncan Henry, Max Hite, Tristan Kaczmarek, Emily Kopka, Dorothy Le, Justine Lucero, Hannah Luyten, Martin Medeiros, Noemi Miguel, Tyler O’Donnell, Justin Olson, Kiara Renyer, Lucia Rivera, Catherine Sand, Sebastian Santos, Kenzi Scheckla