Trinity graduates excel in high school
By Pat Shea
Sun associate editor
It’s been six years, but the time seemed to melt away as Sarah Mancuso and Madeline Galvin stood together outside Trinity Catholic School in Oswego June 13. The high school seniors haven’t seen much of each other since they graduated from the school in sixth grade, but at the gracious invitation of Principal Barb Sugar, the girls returned to receive special recognition and congratulations for their outstanding academic performance in high school.
Mancuso, a senior at Oswego High School, was named the 2013 salutatorian for her class and Galvin, a senior at Mexico High School, was named 2013 valedictorian for her class. Tory Jaskula, also a senior at Oswego High School and a Trinity alumna, was named 2013 valedictorian for the high school, but having only spent her sixth grade year at Trinity, felt that only Mancuso and Galvin deserved the honors of being recognized by the Catholic elementary school.
Galvin felt the focus on reading, writing and grammar in Trinity helped prepare her for her middle school and high school years. “I excelled in English class and maintained an interest in reading. These skills, along with organizational study habits [developed at Trinity] have allowed
me to become the student I am,” stated Galvin.
Mancuso felt that the high academic standards teachers at Trinity set for her and her classmates helped to create a strong [academic] foundation. “As I moved on to public school the foundation [Trinity developed] helped me to set high standards for myself,” said Mancuso.