WESTFIELD, NJ 00 It was a busy week at Holy Trinity School, with graduation ceremonies for its youngest and oldest students. Both the Mountainside and Westfield Campuses held ceremonies for their kindergarten classes. Students donned caps and sunglasses as they became official first graders, many of them returning to Holy Trinity School next year to continue their Catholic education. The excitement was hard to contain as children sang songs and mentioned their favorite things about kindergarten.

The recognition of academic achievement continued as the eighth graders had both a Baccalaureate Mass and a graduation ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Westfield. All 33 eighth graders were recognized as recipients of the President’s Education Award established by The US Department of Education. The entire graduating class were either Gold or Silver recipients of the award, recognizing high standards of academic excellence or significant progress in one or more subject areas.

The combined scholarship total offered this talented graduating class was $550,000.

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Two eighth graders, Thomas Lezynski and Parker Smith, received the Sheehan Scholarship from Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, which provides a full four-year scholarship.  

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, whose mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential, both spiritually and academically. Holy Trinity School-Peace-Service-Prayer www.htisnj.com.