HTS Alumni eTrinitarian

Dear alumni and community,


It has been a wonderful year for the HTS alumni community, filled with events both revived post-COVID including our university visits and the annual Toronto Social, and new events including the Athletics Homecoming and the first-ever HTSAA Culture Smash, which took place this past weekend. 

HTS Alumni at the 2023 Alumni Reunions on Saturday, May 27

Last month, we celebrated the 2023 Alumni Reunions and welcomed back alumni from the Classes of 1988, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 to mark milestone reunion years. As always, it was so heartwarming to see old friends, classmates and teachers reconnect — a testament to the strong connections made here at HTS.


As we close the 2022-2023 academic year, we are thrilled to be welcoming 88 new HTS Alumni into the community — the Class of 2023 — who will walk across the stage and receive their diplomas tomorrow afternoon. Many of you have connected with these students over the last few years via Career Nights, classroom visits, and one-on-one chats about post-secondary destinations and career pathways. Even more of you have impacted them both directly and indirectly by walking the HTS graduate path ahead of them and inspiring them on their different journeys. 


In this spirit, this year marked the launch of the formalized HTS Internship Program, which saw nearly 200 alumni connect with Senior School students through Career Nights and one-on-one informational interviews. We are so grateful to the alumni community for not only allowing this program to take form, but also for showing our students that there are so many different pathways to success and that now is the best time for them to explore their passions. 


We look forward to building on the momentum of the HTS Internship Program in the 2023-2024 academic year, as well as finding new ways for our alumni to support each other, such as via HTSAA Connects — a networking database that launched just this month by the HTS Alumni Association (HTSAA) Executive Committee (read more about it below!). 


Wishing you a wonderful summer of exploration and joy, and we look forward to connecting with you again soon. 


Warmly,


Erin Morawetz

Alumni Relations Coordinator 

905-737-1114 ext. 202


HTS Alumni Association

HTSAA Connects is now LIVE! 

The HTSAA Executive Committee is thrilled to announce that HTSAA Connects, an informal networking database, is now LIVE in the HTSAA LinkedIn Group. The HTSAA Connects database offers an easy way to search for HTS alumni in all different fields and careers who are open to connecting. 


HTSAA Connects may be used to make connections for a wide variety of purposes, including:

  • Networking
  • Informal mentorship 
  • Providing advice/expertise
  • Sharing information 
  • Reconnecting/making friends


The HTSAA Connects database lives within the HTSAA LinkedIn Group, and all connections begin on LinkedIn. 


To learn more about HTSAA Connects and to explore the database, join the HTSAA LinkedIn Group

A message from the HTSAA Executive Committee 

The HTSAA Executive Committee would like to say a HUGE thank you to the more than 20 alumni and friends who joined us at the ROM this past weekend for the first-ever HTSAA Culture Smash! 

HTS Alumni at the ROM on Saturday, June 10

The purpose of this event was to bring together a small group of alumni from different years to connect over a shared cultural experience and build memories together as members of the HTS community, while of course having fun and enjoying some delicious food and drinks at the after party.


We can’t wait for the next Culture Smash event — watch this space in the eTrinitarian to be the first to know all of the details! 

Alumni Engagement

Transition Beyond HTS Panel 

On May 24, we were honoured to welcome back Haley Chen ’21, Max Fang ’22, Riyana Khanna ’22, Deborah Ojo ’22, Caleb Park ’22, Olivia Raso ’21 and Nikhil Trehan ’22 to share their experiences in different post-secondary programs with the Class of 2023. Thank you to each of you for sharing stories of your transition beyond HTS, your experiences with student support services at your current school, and both your challenges and successes in first and second year of university. We are so grateful for you sharing your insights with the newest members of the alumni community! 

Grade 9 Trade Show judges - HTS Alumni and Retired Faculty

Grade 9 Trade Show

The Grade 9 Trade Show was an incredible success once again this year, as it returned to its full pre-COVID roll-out complete with pitches from each student group and alumni investors writing cheques left, right and centre! Thank you to Sharifa Darani ’05 for emphasizing the importance of financial literacy and continually expanding your own education during the keynote address of the day, and to Chelsea Cheung ’14, Sharifa Darani ’05, Andrea DeGasperis Ronco ’00, Pat James (Retired Faculty), Ika Janiszewski ’15, Michael Krieger ’00, Angela Lanni ’01, Art Lightstone (Retired Faculty), Amanda Romeo ’19, Michael Ronco ’99 and Samantha Roter ’14 for serving as expert investors, Dragons Den style. We can’t wait for next year’s Grade 9 Trade Show!

Classroom Visits

Thank you so much to Alexandra Jocic ’06 and Ambrose Mah ’13 for returning to HTS to speak to our Lower School students! Alexandra, a PhD student in Japanese and former Yugoslavian literature and history at the University of Toronto, joined the Grade 4 classes to share her insights on why studying history is so critical to our society. Ambrose, a Primary Care Paramedic in the Regional Municipality Of Peel, surprised our Grade 1 students in uniform to answer questions about his day-to-day job functions, and then gave them a tour of his ambulance. Thank you, Alexandra and Ambrose, for bringing learning to life! 

Are you interested in being involved with HTS students? 

There are so many ways our alumni are able to connect with current HTS students — through the HTS Internship Program (which covers a wide variety of opportunities including Career Nights, one-on-one mentorship, job shadows and internship opportunities), classroom visits, the Global Online Campus and more. 


If you’re interested in being involved in any capacity, please email us at alumni@hts.on.ca, and keep an eye on this section of the eTrinitarian for upcoming opportunities. 


Connections

Nominate a fellow Alumni to be featured in the Trinitarian!

The Trinitarian is coming back! We want to cast a wide net on who will be featured in this year’s Trinitarian, our printed HTS Alumni magazine, and for that, we need the help of our alumni, alumni parents and retired faculty. 


If you know of an alum whose story in their community and/or in their profession you think HTS Alumni should read about, please let us know. 

Nominate a fellow alumni to be featured

P.S. Don’t forget to send us your photos and updates for the Class Notes sections! Updates can be anything! Travel stories, family announcements, job updates, entrepreneurship venture announcements: we’d love to hear it all! 


***Have you moved in the last 5-10 years? Our data shows that many of our alumni addresses are still the same as the ones you had when you attended HTS. If you've moved, please let us know!  


Thank you for being part of our community!


The eTrinitarian is our monthly newsletter for the HTS alumni community. Please feel free to reach out to alumni@hts.on.ca at anytime. 

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