Griffith Receives Laut Scholarship

Senior Pierce Griffith (front – R) is joined by Wheeling Jesuit admissions representative Christopher Rouhier (front- L), and (back L to R) Superintendent Ken Howard, Secondary Principal Inez Hill, and Pierce’s parents Kevin and Renee Griffith.

Trinity senior Pierce Griffith is a passionate guy. From participating in sports to sharing his faith to doing the morning announcements, he approaches all he does with an intensity and enthusiasm that is contagious. Pierce’s dedication paid off in a big way when he was recently awarded a Laut scholarship from Wheeling Jesuit University. As a winner, he will receive four years of full-tuition in his pursuit of a history degree.

WJU admissions representative Christopher Rouhier recalls meeting Pierce on a recruiting visit to Trinity. “I could tell from talking to him, and hearing of his interest in deepening his faith and studying history, that he would be a good fit for Wheeling Jesuit and a candidate for the Laut Scholarship. So, I encouraged him to apply,” said Chris.

When asked how he felt upon receiving the news that he was a recipient of the scholarship, Pierce responded, “It was a really good feeling because so many students from so many different states entered the competition. They’ve selected the top students and I felt lucky just to be among them. That makes it even more of a blessing that they chose me out of those students.”

Pierce was quick to acknowledge the role that his family and the TCS faculty played in his accomplishment. “I want to thank my parents for putting me in the position to be successful,” he said, adding, “and also my teachers. I’m appreciative of their job and their care for our education as individuals.”

“Pierce has consistently distinguished himself as a fine scholar and athlete at Trinity Christian School,” expressed TCS Secondary Principal and teacher Inez Hill. “He is gregarious, hard-working and has never failed to exhibit the heart of a servant leader in all aspects of his school career.  We celebrate with him as he accepts the great honor of becoming a Laut scholar.”

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