WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School in Westfield greeted a special visitor on Thursday, Feb. 4: Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle, who came bearing a gift: a Proclamation of Catholic Schools Week and honoring Holy Trinity's history dating back to 1916 in the town.

The mayor read the proclamation over the school's intercom and then visited the classrooms. The children in the youngest grades were excited that the mayor would come to visit them and see what they are learning. 

"One of the kindergarten children was so excited and then even more so when she found out the mayor was a female," principal Dr. Adele Ellis shared with Brindle, who was proud to note that many towns in Union County -- including Fanwood, Westfield, Garwood, and Cranford are led by women mayors. 

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) 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.