John Carroll School senior Caitlyn Trent, honored by the Bel Air town commissioners with a Student Achievement Award
by Erika Butler, Contact Reporter for The Aegis
Bel Air Town Mayor Susan Burdette said she doesn’t know how John Carroll School senior Caitlyn Trent finds time in the day.
“This is one of the most amazing ones I’ve read,” Burdette said as she recognized Trent Monday at the town commissioners meeting with a Bel Air Student Achievement Award, that lists the recipent’s honors and activities. “I can’t believe she had five minutes to come to the meeting tonight. When I read this, you’ll see why.”
In addition to honoring Trent, the commissioners recognized a long-time member of the town’s Economic and Community Development Commission and promoted a 17-year veteran of the police department.
Trent, who was accompanied at Monday’s meeting by her parents and brother, “is the epitome of what a good citizen who contributes to her community in a positive way should be,” Burdette read from the award presented to her.
She is involved in countless community service activities and “prides herself on always staying positive, organized and dedicated to academics,” the mayor said.
A diligent student, Trent has a cumulative grade point average of 4.125 out of 4.0.
Her list of activities includes youth ministry, SADD Club, Speech and Debate Club, youth leadership camps, altar service, Eucharistic minister, mission trips to Appalachia work camp, peer leader, camp counselor, and volunteer.
“Caitlyn has done just about anything she can to help others,” Burdette read from the award.
She also spearheaded a fundraiser at her school to help families in immediate need, raising more than $1,500.
“Caitlyn has been such an asset for our community and is an inspiration to others, both educationally and spiritually,” Burdette read. “She has gained the respect of both her peers and the adults who work with her.”