Alumni News & Awards
Posted Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
Friday, December 16th
JV Boys' Basketball Lake Country Christian School Win 77-32
Varsity Girls' Basketball Lake Country Christian School Win 67-59
Varsity Boys' Basketball Lake Country Christian School Win 50-34
Wednesday, December 28th
Varsity Girls' Basketball Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill Win 47-38
Varsity Boys' Basketball NCTC Tournament vs. Callisburg Win 63-37
Thursday, December 29th
Varsity Girls' Basketball Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill Win 38-37
Varsity Girls' Basketball Gulf Coast Classic @ Barbers Hill Win 54-38
Varsity Boys' Basketball NCTC Tournament vs. Valley View Win 62-19
Varsity Boys' Basketball NCTC Tournament vs. Lindsay Win 49-33
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016
The TVS Upper School Science Speaker Series is welcoming some TVS alums tomorrow (Tuesday, December 12) during am flex in Trojan Hall.
They will be discussing their college and medical school experiences.
Confirmed guests (all from TVS Class of '12) include:
Meera Namireddy (Rice undergrad, Baylor Medical School)
Ryan Jacobs (Washington University St. Louis undergrad, Baylor Medical School)
Rowland Pettit (Duke undergrad - played Lacrosse for Duke, Baylor Medical School)
Posted Monday, Oct 17, 2016
Congratulations to, Alyson Perkins '13, nominee for the 2016 Baylor University Homecoming Queen. Alyson will represent Student Foundation Thursday evening at the Queen and her Court Crowning Presentation at Pigskin Revue and then will ride in the homecoming parade on Saturday morning.
Posted Friday, Oct 7, 2016
We are thrilled to share that our 3,500 square foot outdoor pavilion is complete! Sitting on the east side of campus adjacent to our challenge course, the pavilion provides much needed shelter to students participating on the course and provides easy access and appropriate storage for all of TOE’s equipment and gear (e.g. kayaks, climbing supplies, tents, etc.). Additionally, the space serves as a wonderful outdoor classroom for both experiential and academic learning.
The pavilion was funded through generous contributions from TVS friends and family. Donors to the pavilion celebrated its completion on Sunday with a dessert and climbing party. Extended thanks to all for supporting this special project!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
You are cordially invited to the opening reception for eight of our upper school students that traveled to New Mexico earlier this summer. These students spent 10 days travelling to various locations in New Mexico and then spent three days at Santa Fe clay immersed in a clay workshop. This art show celebrates their creative processes through photography and ceramics. The following students will be exhibiting their work in the Upper School gallery library Thursday, September 29th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Laura St John
We look forward to seeing you.
Jo-Ann Mulroy and Marcy Roten
Posted Friday, Sep 9, 2016
It was a very exciting day at TVS today because we celebrated Founders’ Day! This morning we had an all-school celebration, which included the seniors accompanying the kindergarteners to the courtyard, words from TVS Board of Trustees President Jeff Farmer (’87) and Head of School Ian Craig, and even the TVS drumline and cheerleaders leading the fight song! The seniors who have attended TVS for 13 years were recognized and many friends of TVS, including alumni and Headmaster Emeritus, Stephen Seleny, were in attendance. All of the Founders’ Day fun ended with Curly’s popsicles. We are so thankful that this school was founded in 1959. Thank you for a great 57 years, TVS! We can’t wait for many more!
Click here to view all the photos!
Posted Friday, Sep 9, 2016
Posted Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
TVS alumnus Markus Kypreos ’96, president of the TVS Alumni Association and soon-to-be TVS parent, was featured on the Investigation Discovery network’s program, Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty? The show deals with the extremely popular podcast Serial. You can see the episode on the network’s website here, or you can view it on the Investigation Discovery network on Sunday, June 19, at 5:00 pm. Check your provider’s listings for the Investigation Discovery channel number.
Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Our congratulations to the class of 2016! We were thrilled to provide this option for out-of-town family and friends of our graduates. To watch the 50th TVS Commencement, please click here
Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2016
FIFTIETH GRADUATING CLASS OF TRINITY VALLEY SCHOOL AWARDED 11.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS
This year marks the fiftieth graduating class of Trinity Valley School. The Class of 2016 consists of eighty-nine graduates. Among the distinctions the Class of 2016 was awarded 11.3 million dollars in scholarships for college. TVS students received 400 offers of admission to 133 colleges. They will attend 49 different colleges in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. Trinity Valley School’s first graduating class was in 1967.
Additional awards and recognition include:
Three National Merit Finalists
Twelve National Merit Commended
Four National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
National Merit Finalists:
National Merit Commended:
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar:
Usamah Nazir Chaudhary
Matthew Quincy Davis
Manish Vishnu Namireddy
Samuel Halstead Pumphrey
Forty-five percent of the Class of 2016 earned the designation of AP Scholar or higher by the College Board.
As a group, this class has accrued over 11,500 hours of volunteer service to our community: 47 students having completed 100 hours or more of service.
Fifty-five of these students played at least one sport during their senior year.
Nine were three-sport athletes throughout Upper School.
Three members of the class have signed a letter of intent to play at the collegiate level at The University of Mississippi, New Mexico State University, and Ranger College
Forty-nine were National Honor Society members.
At the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, five seniors recieved awards: one senior received a Gold Key Award in Ceramics, one senior received a Gold Key Award in Journalism, one senior received a Gold Key Award in Poetry, and two students received Silver Key Awards in Writing Portfolio and Poetry.
For additional information please contact:
Director of Communications
Trinity Valley School
Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Trinity Valley School
2016 Advanced Art Exhibition...
Featured Artists include Cannon Brumley, Anne-Marie DeChellis, Kailey Dow, Lucy Meador,Melika Monfared, Ashley Riemitis, LuLu Rodgers, Lauren Sorokolit, and Aris Wells.
Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Fort Works Art is owned by Lauren Saba Childs ’95 and J.W. Wilson ’95.
Posted Monday, Apr 4, 2016
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Posted Friday, Apr 1, 2016
Today, April 1st, after the Varsity Baseball game, TVS will be retiring the Jersey of the late Madhu Satyanarayana ‘99. This will be the first jersey ever retired in Trinity Valley School history.
Madhu played varsity football, basketball, and baseball while at TVS. Madhu, through hard work, extreme dedication and a witty sense of humor was not only a positive influence on his peers, but an enthusiastic leader as well. The impact he had as a TVS athlete left a lasting impression on his teammates, his coaches and the athletic department as a whole. He was a four-year letter winner for the Harvard Crimson baseball team because of his hard work. His individual path to success both in the classroom and on the field still stands as a shining example of what is possible through determination and dedication.
Posted Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Every year, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies presents the Manningham Awards. These are national poetry awards, drawn from the winners of the state-level contests of approximately 20 state poetry societies from the previous year (so, the 2016 Manningham Awards are drawn from the 2015 state-level winning poems).
This year, TVS has done something highly unusual, if not unprecedented: produced both the 1st-place and 3rd-place poems, nationally. (I know of only on...e other time in recent memory when two of the top five poems were from the same school: in 2012, when 3rd and 4th place, nationally, were both from TVS.)
Congratulations are due to 1st-place winner Martha Sudderth, current TVS 11th grader, and to 3rd-place winner Anna Sudderth ’15, currently a first-year student at Yale. Remarkable work!
Posted Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Our congratulations goes out to Lucy Gamades '14, who won a Redstone Award for Best Short Screenplay at Boston University. Lucy is a Sophomore at BU and beat out competition in the undergrate and graduate Department of Film and Television.
The Redstones are held each spring and are sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM. The awards for the festival winners are sponsored by Canon, Avid and Gary Fleder and Scott Rosenberg. The festival is recognized as one of New Eng...land’s premiere film and television venues. The Redstones feature film projects written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from the Boston University’s Department of Film and Television. Over the years, Redstone winners and finalists have turned out to be some of America’s most successful directors, screenwriters and producers. Many films screened at the Redstone festival have been nominated and won in film festivals all around the world. Two have even earned Academy Award nominations.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2016
TRINITY VALLEY SCHOOL SENIOR CEILEIGH HOLSTEEN IS NAMED JEFFERSON SCHOLAR BY UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
TVS Senior Ceileigh Holsteen is the recipient of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholarship. Miss Holsteen has accepted the scholarship and will enroll in the Fall. This prestigious scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit only. Recipients are exemplary in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and scholarship.
Out of 1800 nominations for the 2015-16 Jefferson Scholarship, 118 finalists were invited to attend the selection weekend. Thirty-six finalists were enrolled as Jefferson Scholars in 2014-15. The scholarship encompasses tuition, room and board, travel, summer enrichment experiences, and mentoring opportunities.
Ceileigh Holsteen was nominated due to her outstanding achievements, among them:
- Selected for membership in National Honor Society
- Qualified for Headmaster’s List; takes Honors and Advanced Placement courses
- Completed 170 hours of community service
- Maintains membership in Math and Science clubs
- Received National Spanish Exam award
- Participated in Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival
- Volunteered at Cook Children’s Hospital; rounded with pediatricians and connected with patients
- Worked as stage manager for TVS theater productions
- Managed TVS volleyball team
- Tutored students at Breakthrough Fort Worth, a program that provides educational support for children from underserved school districts
- Participated in the Pete Sessions Leadership & Growth Program in Washington, D.C.; met students from around the United States and learned about American politics and the legislative process
For additional information please contact:
Co-Director of College Counseling
Trinity Valley School
Posted Monday, Mar 14, 2016
All TVS families (current and past) are invited to celebrate more than 40 countries that represent our heritage and places we love! Below is the ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
5:50 – 6:10: Dondoko Taiko (Japanese drums)
6:25 –“Vande Mataram- I praise thee mother” (Indian Patriotic song)
Aditi Srikanth (1), Saanvi pathikonda (1), Sivani Subramanian (1), Thrisha (1) & Tejas (3) Sukesh, Ananya Vennam (9), Yojana Jagadish (9)
6:35 – Irish dance
Samantha Jancosek (11)
6:45 –“Hello” (Chinese duet)
Mark Hart (6) & Lauren Kochan (6)
6:50 – “Immortals” (Chinese Fan & Dragon dance)
7th: Sophie Appel, Rowen Kliethermes, Callie Mitchell, Lexi Mund, & Maaike Sommers; 6th: Townes Barlow, Kelly Goss, Marga Lee, Martin Krylov, & Dylan Mandel; 5th: Madison Bush, Sophia Hernandez, & Kate Roemer
7:00 – Grupo Pakal (Mayan dance)
7:20 – Philippine (Tinikling) dance
Ina (10), Anton (8), Marga (6), and Drs. Anthony & Mae Lee
7:30 –Bharatanatyam- Bho shambho (Indian traditional dance)
Ananya Vennam (9) & Eesha Muddasani (8)
7:40 – Iranian dance
Melika (11) and Mrs. Monfared
7:50 – “Cybele” (Middle Eastern belly dance)
Jude Chaker (12)
Posted Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
Faith Padgett ’14 is in her second year at Oberlin College. Oberlin students complete inter-semester projects each winter, and Faith’s project this year will culminate with a poetry reading of her work at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 30, at ArtSpace 111 (111 Hampton Street, Fort Worth). The event is free of charge, will include a reception with refreshments and a chance to view the art on display at ArtSpace. Faith has prepared two broadsides as part of her term project which will be for sale. Proceeds will go to support local bee populations.
Posted Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
On Sept. 10, Upper School Global Leadership students Skyped with TVS alumnus ('79) and current U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania, His Excellency Larry André. He answered their questions about his path to such an esteemed position, his views on "leadership", the country's political and educational situations, and his role as a "voice of the US president", and he expressed his appreciation for the diverse faculty he learned from as a TVS student.
We are grateful for his time with us and for his ongoing service to our country!
Posted Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Posted Friday, Sep 12, 2014
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014
TVS congratulates the Class of 2014!
GRADUATES WILL ATTEND:
California Institute of Technology
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Munich Business School (Germany)
New York University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Southern Methodist University
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas, Dallas
United States Naval Academy
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at San Diego
University of Houston
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
Posted Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
Posted Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
TVS Alum Greg Kwedar has produced the film “Rising From Ashes” and he was recently appointed as the Director of the Rising From Ashes Foundation. We are fortunate to have him come to the TVS campus and speak on January 31. He will highlight his path from TVS into film-making, discussions of how he became involved in this particular project, how this work has shaped him, and what work the Rising From Ashes Foundation does. Greg is a graduate of the class of 2003.