School Year Opens with ‘Maximum Effort of the Soul’


photo by Matthew Craven

The year’s theme poster was unveiled during Trinity’s Opening Mass.

ECHO Staff

For a guiding theme this year, the Trinity Senior Class officers looked to a translation of the words emblazoned on the school’s crest: “Maximo Animi Ardore.” During his opening Mass address, class President George Ferree announced the unveiling of the year’s theme and poster, a dark green background with the words “Maximum Effort of the Soul.”

Chaplain Fr. Dave Zettel celebrated the Mass, held Aug. 26 in Steinhauser Gymnasium and attended by the student body, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni, including members of the Class of 1973, whose 50th reunion takes place this year.

Principal Dr. Dan Zoeller’s address included mention of two books he read about individuals who are cautionary examples of not giving maximum effort of the soul.

Mass ended with seniors linking arms and the singing of the Alma Mater. The seniors then led the way following the Mass to touch the statue of Christ outside the rotunda entrance.