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Destinations-Class of 2020

Destinations - Class of 2020

Henry Brown

Henry has an impressive list of achievements from his life at Trinity! He was the 2020 School Vice-Captain, received the rare honour of Triple School Colours, was awarded Prizes for Distinctions and Merits in 2015 and from 2017 to 2020. His sporting accomplishments are equally impressive. He was a member of the First XIII Football, captained the First XI Cricket and represented the school in the AGSV Combined Cricket team and Athletics. In his final year, he received the Ray Weinberg Prize for Sporting Leadership.

What course are you enrolled in?
Double degree in Commerce and Actuarial Science at Monash University, commencing in 2021 on a full time basis.

What is your long term career goal?
After getting my degree, I hope to join the globally recognised Actuaries Institute of Australia program which once completed, will hopefully see me become a fully qualified actuary.

What influenced your chosen career path?
Our Careers Counsellor, first suggested I should research actuary as a career in one of our meetings in year 10. The strategy and skills required to be a successful actuary appealed to me, complementing my study of mathematics and accounting at school. I enjoy analytical thinking and actuaries evaluate risk and opportunities using mathematical, statistical, economic and financial models on a daily basis. They also work in a variety of different fields such as banking, insurance and even energy resources and the environment. This type of career appeals to me as I will be able to work on large-scale issues that affect a data-driven world.

Most fond memory of your time at Trinity?
I can’t go past the 2018/19 Trinity Cricket premiership, where we went through the season undefeated and united as one to conquer PEGS in the grand final. Less than 12 months before, we as a team were still searching for our first win after five matches in the 2017/18 season and it was a true testament to the character, planning and execution of our coaching staff and players to pull off the near impossible.

Aside from an education, what did you get from your time at Trinity?
Lifelong friends. A place to always call home. Great memories of trips to China, Sri Lanka and England. The gift of being able to help others in a less fortunate position than us. These are all things I’ll cherish forever from my time at Trinity.

Johnny Apostolopoulos

Johnny commenced at Trinity in Year 7.  In the words of Trinity’s Head of Soccer, Mr Michael Moreira, ‘Johnny personifies ‘act manfully’ in all that he pursues in life. His dedication to his studies in his time at Trinity was always front and centre, culminating in his incredible ATAR score. It was a dream come true for Johnny to be chosen by Central Coast Mariners to join their youth academy at the end of Year 11, a year after Johnny helped Trinity Grammar to it’s second AGSV Soccer Premiership. With the Covid pandemic, these dreams have been put on hold.  In a twist of fate, he now plays in the NPL 2 for Northcote City FC, alongside his brother and OTG2018, Kosta. Johnny is making a huge impact on the senior team as an 18-year-old and gives back to the soccer community there as a MiniRoos coach. Johnny does this whilst commuting to Monash University most days for his university studies. We are proud of everything Johnny has become and will continue to be as he furthers his journey as a young man and continues to be proud of his Green and Gold roots.’

What course are you enrolled in?
I am studying a double degree in Commerce and Science at Monash University.

What is your long term career goal?
Having a passion for sport, my long-term career goal is to specialise in Sport Medicine. I am interested in treating and preventing injuries to athletes and maximising their performance.  Being a Sport Physician will require a post-graduate degree, so to keep my options open, I have chosen an undergraduate ‘double’ degree.

What influenced your chosen career path?
I’ve always been fascinated by how the human body works.  I have used the knowledge developed from subjects like PE and research to maximise my performance in soccer. Having also spoken to a Sports Physician about what their job involves and having a passion for sport, it’s the field I would like to pursue. 

Most fond memory of your time at Trinity?
The fondest memory of my time at Trinity would have to be in 2018, when I won the Soccer AGSV Premiership with the First XI.   At that time, Trinity hadn’t won a Soccer Premiership for over a decade and to have won the match in the ‘dying minutes’, it’s a moment I’ll never forget. Having put in many hours in training with the team throughout the year, I’d have to say it was one of the most rewarding and happiest times wearing the Green and Gold.

Aside from an education, what did you get from your time at Trinity?
Like many, I’d have to say it’s the numerous friendships made along the way. Having been around the cohort for six years, you soon find your spot and friendship group.   The China Experience in Year 9, spending two weeks in another country with my peers, allowed me to create some of my strongest friendships to date.

Nick Molnar

Nick commenced at Trinity in Prep.  Throughout his time at school, Nick was actively engaged in Harambee, culminating in being the 2020 School Faith and Outreach Captain.  In that same year, he received the Trinity Prize, which recognises students that exhibit and develop in others the Trinity school spirit.  He participated in our Drama program and Cross Country team, received House Colour Awards and School Colours, and in 2020 received a Prize for Distinctions and Merits.

What course are you enrolled in?
This year, I’m studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

What is your long term career goal?
My sights are set on secondary teaching as a career.

What influenced your chosen career path?
I chose to pursue teaching because of the really unique opportunity it offers to be part of such a dynamic and purpose-driven community within a school environment. From my time at Trinity, I saw first-hand the experiences and relationships that schools offer both within and beyond the classroom, and the chance to facilitate that for the students of tomorrow is really motivating. I had a number of really passionate and dedicated teachers whilst at Trinity, and that was definitely inspiring too.

Most fond memory of your time at Trinity?
Every day at Trinity is special, but my standout memories would stem from my involvement in Harambee. Working closely with a tight-knit group of boys from across the school as we led Trinity’s outreach and community service programs made Harambee the extraordinary journey it was. From steering fundraising campaigns to directing projects, these leadership experiences alongside a really remarkable group of people made me part of something bigger than myself, and continue to be a really great source of pride.

Aside from an education, what did you get from your time at Trinity?
Above all else, my time at Trinity gave me a community: one that encompasses close friends, supportive teachers and many others. Trinity has such a positive and inclusive culture, and the rapport that exists between students across the year levels is so distinctive. Because there is such a breadth of programs and opportunities, everyone can follow their aspirations and connect to their interests, and in doing so, find a great sense of belonging.