WESTFIELD, NJ — Students at Holy Trinity School greeted a special visitor on Thursday: Mayor Shelley Brindle.

Brindle came bearing a gift: a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week and honoring Holy Trinity's history dating back to 1916 in Westfield.

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 visited them and saw what they are learning. 

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“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. 

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