February 2018 News

Learning to Serve: Sarah Kinnicutt

Learning to Serve: Sarah Kinnicutt
by Vicki White

Sarah Kinnicutt, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kinnicutt, is a 2010 graduate of Trinity. Sarah graduated from the Honors Program at Western Kentucky University. She majored in French and obtained a minor in non-profit administration and English as a second language. In school, Sarah excelled academically and will always possess the love for learning. When speaking to Sarah, it is evident her greatest love is her Lord Jesus Christ.

I have fond memories of Sarah working as my assistant on the Lower School plays. I would share with her what we needed for the drama, and she would accomplish every task successfully. Her organizational skills and ability to multi-task are second to none! I still miss my Sarah!

After graduating from WKU in 2014, Sarah worked with Lexington’s Sister Cities Program. She lived in Deauville, France, from September 2014 to July 2015. She taught English to children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in one of the city’s elementary schools. Sarah also assisted the school in lunch duty, after school care, and tutoring. She loved being able to use and practice her French.

Sarah moved back to Bowling Green, KY, in 2015 and served as an intern in the Methodist church she attended while in college. She worked with the Methodist campus ministry at WKU and at The Foundry, a non-profit organization for high-risk families. Sarah knew she had a heart for serving others, and she knew the Lord was calling her to missions.

In 2017, Sarah applied to a Christian organization, SCORE, and was accepted into its International Gap Year program. She was assigned to work in the Dominican Republic from August 2017 to May 2018. Sarah is now working at the Lily House, a home for women who have left human trafficking. This three-year program teaches the women to live on their own, work independently, and pay rent and household bills. In addition, the women are taught various work skills, such as jewelry making, computer skills, housekeeping, baking, etc. Sarah’s position is to teach women how to bake food items which can be sold in the marketplace for income. Even though Sarah derives much joy from teaching these women life skills, her greatest joy is sharing the love of Jesus with them through Bible study and discipleship.

Sarah spoke highly of her years at Trinity and was very prepared for all aspects of college and life beyond school. She said writing thesis papers, public speaking, and Mr. Beatty’s Bible classes equipped her academically and spiritually.

Sarah plans to move back to Lexington in May after spending a year in the Dominican Republic. When asked what’s next, Sarah smiled and said she would like to lead and direct short-term mission trips. In preparing people for these trips, Sarah would like to teach about the culture of the country before the missionaries are sent out to serve.   

God in His sovereignty has a perfect plan for my sweet Sarah! He has gifted her and equipped her to serve His people with a joyful heart, a heart that is totally committed to her Lord and Savior.


Support Dance Gold

Dance Gold is a dance-a-thon at Trinity Christian Academy. All of the funds raised will go to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, which provides specialized treatment for any child regardless of ability to pay.

Dance Gold is from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, on March 24, at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church’s gym.

This is a form for all personal sponsors for the dancers. Contributions can be made through check, cash, or PayPal. 




Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Kinnicutt

by Vicki White, Director of Admissions and Lower School Principal

Sarah Kinnicutt, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Kinnicutt, is a 2010 graduate of Trinity. Sarah graduated from the Honors Program at Western Kentucky University (WKU). She majored in French and obtained a minor in non-profit administration and English as a second language. In school, Sarah excelled academically and will always possess a love for learning. When speaking to Sarah, it is evident her greatest love is her Lord Jesus Christ.

I have fond memories of Sarah working as my assistant on the Lower School plays. I would share with her what we needed for the drama, and she would accomplish every task successfully. Her organizational skills and ability to multi-task are second to none! I still miss my Sarah!

After graduating from WKU in 2014, Sarah worked with Lexington’s Sister Cities Program. She lived in Deauville, France, from September 2014 to July 2015. She taught English to children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in one of the city’s elementary schools. Sarah also assisted the school in lunch duty, after school care, and tutoring. She loved being able to use and practice her French.

Sarah moved back to Bowling Green, KY, in 2015 and served as an intern in the Methodist church she attended while in college. She worked with the Methodist campus ministry at WKU and at The Foundry, a non-profit organization for high-risk families. Sarah knew she had a heart for serving others, and she knew the Lord was calling her to missions.

In 2017, Sarah applied to a Christian organization, SCORE, and was accepted into its International Gap Year program. She was assigned to work in the Dominican Republic from August 2017 to May 2018. Sarah is now working at the Lily House, a home for women who have left human trafficking. This three-year program teaches the women to live on their own, work independently, and pay rent and household bills. In addition, the women are taught various work skills, such as jewelry making, computer skills, housekeeping, baking, etc. Sarah’s position involves teaching women how to bake items which can be sold in the marketplace for income. Even though Sarah derives much joy from teaching these women life skills, her greatest joy is sharing the love of Jesus with them through Bible study and discipleship.

Sarah spoke highly of her years at Trinity and was very prepared for all aspects of college and life beyond school. She said writing thesis papers, public speaking, and Mr. Beatty’s Bible classes equipped her academically and spiritually.

Sarah plans to move back to Lexington in May after spending a year in the Dominican Republic. When asked what’s next, Sarah smiled and said she would like to lead and direct short-term mission trips. In preparing people for these trips, Sarah would like to teach about the culture of the country before the missionaries are sent out to serve.   

God in His sovereignty has a perfect plan for my sweet Sarah! He has gifted her and equipped her to serve His people with a joyful heart, a heart that is totally committed to her Lord and Savior.

Sarah is in the light gray shirt

Sarah is on the right

 


Shop on Amazon Smile, Support Trinity

So many of us use Amazon on a regular basis for all kinds of shopping needs. Now you can shop the way you love and Amazon will give a little back to Trinity Christian Academy.

Simply use your regular Amazon login at smile.amazon.com, and select Trinity as your charitable organization. It’s that easy!


Priority Reenrollment

Our priority reenrollment period runs from now through February 28. Reenrolling by this date guarantees your spot and allows us to carefully balance class size and address any hiring needs. Following this deadline, you may reenroll if there is space remaining, but you will incur an additional charge.

To reenroll, follow the link in the email you received on January 11 with the title, “Trinity Christian Academy Fall 2018 – Spring 2019,” or log in to your TADS account and select the reenrollment registration option.

More details about reenrollment can be found in the email from Mrs. White that went out on January 10.

Have Another Child Ready for Trinity?

Siblings of current Trinity students have admissions priority, but only if their applications are submitted before a class is full. To submit an application, log in to your TADS account and select the Admissions tab, or click here and log into your current account when prompted.

If you have questions, please contact Tory Tanaka in Admissions: 271-0079 x222 or ttanaka@trinitylex.org.


Auction Donations Needed

Trinity’s Annual Gala is Saturday, April 14, and now is the time to ask for auction items. The sky’s the limit! Think of your hairdresser, your favorite restaurant, your weekend getaway cabin, or those court-side basketball tickets… then make a donation to Trinity’s Gala.

Below is a link for you to record who you have contacted and whether they will be making a donation. Each business will need a Donation Contract Form (see below). If you need a printed form, you may get one from Barb Claxon at the Lower School or Amy Dame at the Upper School.

Donation Item Contract Forms 2018

Click here to record your contacts and donations.

 


Capital Campaign Leadership Council

Trinity Campaign Leadership Council Roster (5)


Father-Daughter Dance: Feb. 10

It’s one of the most special nights of the year at Trinity! Our annual Father-Daughter Dance is a sweet and fun time for dads and their girls. All ages are welcome.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6:30-9 pm, at the Lower School Gym. Advance tickets will be available soon at $8 per person, or tickets will be $10 at the door ($32 family maximum).