When sacrifice and love lead to blessings

“Making a Blessed Trinity education possible for me required constant sacrifices for my family. Thankfully, donors like you acted as angels and lifted some of the burden off of my parents. I’m truly grateful for this education.”

Diana Bautista Hernandez ’15

We are blessed as a school community in many ways. One way is knowing our families’ stories. This is Diana’s story, shared at this year’s Grand Gala.

My name is Diana Bautista and I graduated Blessed Trinity in the class of 2015. I am currently a senior at the Academy of Holy Angels. I have a younger brother in 8th grade, so I still have a really close connection to Blessed Trinity. I transferred to Blessed Trinity, in 2009, going into the fourth grade. For me, Blessed Trinity was such a big step in my life and I am so thankful my parents enrolled me in such a fantastic school. This school has such a big part in how I grew up and I still carry memories, lessons and love with me.

The teachers at Blessed Trinity are people that I highly respect and owe a lot to. The teachers here held all students at high expectations and pushed them to success. When you fell, they helped you get back up with 100 times more power. One moment that really stood out with me was when I did very poorly on a test. The teacher took me aside and told me that he knew I could do better. That week with that motivation I got 100%. The fact that the teacher wanted to see me thrive was so special. I still remember today and I use it in my daily life when I do poorly. I try to come back do the best I can. Blessed Trinity teachers sacrifice hours after school to help their students reach their goals. I had a privilege to have a small class and one-on-one interactions with teachers and students.

When I transferred to Blessed Trinity
I was welcomed with open arms right away.

I was told by classmates to join clubs, sports, I was invited to parties, I had never experienced this before. The teachers right away got to know me, they knew what interested me and what I struggled with and never gave up on me.

I know Blessed Trinity was a big sacrifice
and they didn’t really know much about the school system,
but they knew that BT was a safe and loving environment.

I am a first generation student and come from a low income family. My parents had very odd work hours so they really tried hard to get me to school on time and they will pick me up later than other kids. But I knew they were trying their best. I know Blessed Trinity was a big sacrifice and they didn’t really know much about the school system, but they knew that BT was a safe and loving environment.

I am grateful that I grew up in a Catholic community and school. I am currently part of the campus ministry team of my high school. I do service every weekend, lead my school in servitude and humbleness. I also help with setting up prayer services and masses for school. Because I got the first hand experience going to weekly Mass at BT, I feel a deep connection with God because I know about the church and His teachings.

I know that many families that come to BT are making constant sacrifices to be able to bring their kids here, just like mine. Your donations not only helped me, but are helping my brother and previous students. They are also helping future Blessed Trinity students. By donating you are being an angel to families that can’t afford to send their children here and are lifting a burden off their shoulders.

I am so fortunate to have parents who really care
about my education and seeing me succeed.

I am truly grateful to have been part and still be a part of the BT community. I am so fortunate to have parents who really care about my education and seeing me succeed. I want to thank those who donate to the school because you really are making a difference in people’s lives. I would like to thank all the staff members, teachers and students that made my experience at BT so memorable.

To support the families of Blessed Trinity who sacrifice each day for Catholic education, donate here.