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Trinity seniors present thesis project

Posted: June 4, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 4, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Trinity Senior Chris Buchanan presents "The Contemporary Quest for Perfection."

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Trinity’s senior class was recently challenged with a college-level assignment. Their Senior Thesis is a culminating event for their Trinity education.

The project is a 20-40 page paper on a subject of their choice.

The parameter is that it must be a subject about which reasonable Christians can disagree.

They are to research, write, re-write, consult with an advisor, re-write some more, and finally, edit, cut and slash it down to seven or eight pages.

Finally, they present it orally to the community mostly from memory.

The topics varied widely including: The Unconstitutionality of Federal Expansion, The Contemporary Quest for Perfection, The Christian Duty of Conservation, An Optimistic View of Eschatology and many others.

The 18 seniors were eloquent, poised and well-prepared.

Like the general population, there is a varying comfort level when it comes to public speaking, and yet all of the students exhibited courage and demonstrated the unique preparation that comes from a Trinity education.

Speaking with several of the seniors after their presentation, it seemed unanimous that they were relieved to be finished after spending the majority of the year working on the project.

They felt supported by their community, who showed up for morning and evening sessions alike.

Parents and family members took off work for morning presentations and underclassmen took their personal free time in the evenings to attend, lend support, see what they had to look forward to in their senior years, and learn something from their lead class.

One student, Taylor Totten, spoke about America’s not being a Christian nation.

Totten is known around campus for being an excellent student and public speaker, as well as acting in theater productions.

Another student, Christina DeMarois, struggled a bit with the memorization and yet she persevered.

When asked afterward how she felt, she said, "I’m okay. It’s great to do something like this in front of a group of people that you know want the best for you and are for you."

Both students represent success for the Trinity teachers and administrators that invest daily in caring for and educating these young men and women.

The mission of Trinity is to offer a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and classical tradition to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose and courage.

For more information on Trinity, contact Trinity Classical Academy at 661- 296-2601 or visit


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