Latham Christian Academy is privileged to have nine graduating seniors during the 2018 – 2019 school year. Several members of the Class of 2019 have attended LCA for a long time, and they have all become good friends during their time here. We will be highlighting one of the seniors each month in an article published in our Knightline newsletter. We begin this week with senior Trinity Williams.
Trinity Williams is one of the newest members of LCA’s Class of 2019, enrolling just last year in 11th grade. Trinity had attended schools in Watervliet since kindergarten before coming to LCA.
Trinity’s family was certainly familiar with our school, however, as her mother attended this school for high school and a friend at her church had also graduated from LCA.
Trinity’s mother was born in Stillwater and raised in Latham. She attended Hudson Valley Community College before Trinity was born. She studied psychology and now cares for a special-needs boy in their church.
Trinity’s father grew up “all over the United States,” according to Trinity. He has family today in Kansas where he would love to go live again. Trinity’s dad works in management at Adirondack Beverage in Scotia.
Trinity was born in 2001 at St. Peter’s in Albany. When she was first born, her family (along with her Mima and Papa) lived in Lansingburgh. They moved to Latham while Trinity was still a baby, moving in with Trinity’s grandmother and her uncle’s family, including a pit bull dog! When Trinity was in kindergarten, the family moved to Watervliet.
Trinity’s parents met in a Stewart’s while her mother was working there. Trinity’s mother caught her father’s eye and he sent one of his daughters up to the counter to ask if she had a boyfriend! All of these years later, the two are still together after starting out in a Stewart’s.
Trinity has a full family. Her oldest sister Cassie is 23 and lives in Watervliet where she will be starting work in a nursing home. Next comes Cara who is 22 and also lives in Watervliet as she studied social work at Siena. Trinity’s sister Jozlyn is 21 and lives in Waterford where she works as a waitress. Trinity has one younger sister, Evamae, who is 11 and a student at Watervliet Elementary School.
Trinity’s dog Tinker is a key part of the family as well. Trinity describes her dog as “so ugly, she’s cute!” A deer head Chihuahua, Tinker is described as having a bald spot near her collar and down her back and a double chin.
Trinity and her family attend Harvest Church in Halfmoon. Trinity, who has been at this church since she was a baby, has been recognized for her faithfulness in Sunday school. She is now involved as a helper in her Sunday school program. She and several of her friends also sing for children’s services and Christmas services.
Trinity enjoys working with children, investing time over the summers with the JC Club, a program of the Albany Victory Church which attempts to meet the basic needs of under-privileged children in the city of Albany by serving meals and providing an after-school program for them.
Trinity hopes to continue this work as she plans to major in Early Childhood Education. She is still praying about which college or university to attend.
Trinity claims two Scripture verses as especially important to her. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love Him because He first loved us,” and James 1:2-3 tell us, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”