WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Blue and Gold Foundation hosted a celebration to honor the kindergarteners, Class of 2019, and former HT graduates, Class of 2015 on Friday, May 17.  The eighth grade students will attend several area high schools including; Saint Peter's Prep, Seton Hall Prep, Union Catholic, Delbarton, Saint Joseph's in Metuchen, Mount St. Mary, Roselle Catholic, Mother Seton, Newark Academy, Roselle Catholic, Oak Knoll, Villa Walsh Academy, Academy for Allied Health Sciences, and Westfield High School.

A number of alumni who are graduating high school seniors returned for the gathering while wearing the sweatshirts of the colleges and universities they will attend next year, including Notre Dame, Fordham, Villanova, Clemson, Bucknell, and Providence College.

Principal Dr. Adele Ellis noted that graduating high school students from the school had earned $4 million in scholarship money this year and that the 8th grade class already had $500,000. Caroline Cull, who heading to Villanova on a Presidential Scholarship, also spoke to the current students at the event.

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Also at the ceremony, Mrs. Bridget Abood was recognized by students for being an inspiring teacher.

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential, both spiritually and academically. Holy Trinity School: Peace-Service-Prayer www.htisnj.com.