Holy Trinity School recently held its 8th Grade Sports Award Dinner to honor both students and parent volunteers for their contributions and achievements in school sports.
The awards are selected by the Holy Trinity Sports Committee in consultation with varsity coaches. The Outstanding Athlete awards are presented to two graduating student athletes who have had an outstanding athletic performance in a Holy Trinity sport during the past year, bringing the school notable recognition and resulting in his and/or her team’s success within the league. This year’s honorees were Patrick Corrao and Grace Cull.
During the dinner, parents Nancy Corrao and Tim Gray were also recognized for their dedication and service to the sports program and student athletes of Holy Trinity. Corrao received the Hector R. Dion Memorial Award and Gray was awarded the Herbet D. Engle Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award.
The Hector R. Dion Memorial Award is a tribute to Hector Dion who was a father and active coach of various HTS basketball teams. The sports committee of the Holy Trinity Home and School Association established this award to honor volunteer coaches and other adult volunteers who gave extensively of their time to the sports programs. This award is given to an adult volunteer who exemplifies extraordinary service to Holy Trinity sports programs.
The Herbert D. Engel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award honors the late Herbert D. Engel Jr. who was greatly involved in sports programs at Holy Trinity High School. He was quoted as saying, "I recognize that striving to win, rather than winning itself, is what is important in sports and in life." This award is given to an adult volunteer who has sought to teach and demonstrate such values to participants in the sports programs at Holy Trinity.
“It is with great pleasure that we honor both these students and parents this season, “ said Holy Trinity School Athletic Director David Cushing. “Holy Trinity School and its athletic programs really allow us to mentor and help students throughout the years. We are very appreciative of the dedication our volunteer parents provide our various sports programs.”
Since 1916, Holy Trinity has provided a quality Catholic education to those in Westfield and the surrounding communities. Holy Trinity School is a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School located in Westfield, NJ. Its mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.