Holy Trinity to celebrate 60th anniversary at Homecoming


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Holy Trinity will celebrate its 60th anniversary during its homecoming football game on Oct. 27. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. in front of the Scott Center for Worship & the Performing Arts before moving over to Catherine A. Ford Field for a game against Seven Rivers Christian School.

VIERA VOICE Courtesy of Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy turns 60 this year, and you know what that means:

Time to celebrate.

And what better night to do it than on Homecoming, which will take place on Friday, Oct 27.

Using the theme “Celebrating 60 Years: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” the event will kick off at 5 p.m. in front of Holy Trinity’s Scott Center for Worship & the Performing Arts. There will be a street festival featuring a variety of food trucks, a disc jockey playing hits from the 1950s to today, face painting and prize giveaways.

The celebration will then move to Catherine A. Ford Field, where the Tigers will take on Seven Rivers Christian School in the homecoming game beginning at 7 p.m.

The Homecoming Queen will be announced at halftime and will be joined by the Homecoming Court representatives from grades 9 to 11 and the “Mr. Tiger” Homecoming King, all of whom will be revealed at a pep rally earlier in the day.

The public is invited to attend the school’s diamond anniversary celebration. Guests should bring money for the food trucks and for the football game (adults $6, visiting students $4, children 12 and younger are free). You also might consider bringing a folding chair.

Holy Trinity opened on Sept. 3, 1957 and was known as Holy Trinity Parish Day School.

According to a press release put out by the school, the founding rector, The Reverend Alex Boyer, “envisioned a community school with an emphasis on the basic subjects, small class sizes and spiritual guidance.”

The original Parish Campus had just six classrooms, an office and approximately 100 students in kindergarten through the sixth grade when it first opened.

It occupies the same location today.

In 2000, the 40-acre Pineda Campus was added and Holy Trinity expanded to offer a complete program ranging from preschool through grade 12. It now serves more than 865 students and has transformed into one of Brevard County’s premier independent college preparatory schools with a tradition of rigorous academic programs, spiritual development and athletics designed to develop the whole child.

“HTEA’s historic Lower School Parish Campus on West Strawbridge in Melbourne has been a part of the Brevard County community for six decades,” Holy Trinity president Kathy Cobb said in a press release. “We are proud to have thousands of what we call ‘legacy alumni’ in our community who attended Holy Trinity for elementary and middle school long before we opened our high school, and we continue to see the children and grandchildren of our alumni enrolling as current students.

“We look forward to showcasing what makes the Holy Trinity family so special to visitors at our 60th anniversary celebration.” 

For more information, go tohtacademy.org or call 321-723-8323.