Trinity Ward is just 15 years old but has major ambitions. She wants to go to law school and become a prosecutor so she can help people. And that’s exactly what she does best right now whether it’s in school or in the church choir.
You attend Proctor High School. What do you like best about the school?
The best part about Proctor is how willing the teachers are to help students who are struggling.
You are a high honors student and take advanced placement classes. Why is it important for you to do well in school?
The steps you take now will affect the outcome of your future.
You have a passion for the law and want to be a prosecutor someday. That’s quite unusual for a 15-year-old. How did your interest in the law come about?
I have personally experienced dangerous people roam free and I feel sometimes people need help finding the right path.
Why do you want to be a prosecutor?
I want to help children and people be free from evil-doing or dangerous people and sometimes those dangerous people find the help they need to better themselves by being punished for their actions.
Last summer, you attended the National Youth Forum on Law and Forensic Science in Washington D.C., through a program called Envision, and the same program has invited you back this summer to attend an Intensive Law and Trial program at Stanford University in California. What was the youth forum like?
It was a great way for me to experience different fields of law hands on, and by listening to professionals talk about their experiences and give us tips to succeed in law I was able to get a sense of the time and dedication the law field needs.
What did you learn from the program?
I learned the law field requires a lot of schooling and writing abilities.
You like helping other people. Why is that important to you?
By putting a smile on someone’s face it makes me feel I helped them feel better because sometimes people have rough lives or are just having a bad day and would like to smile every once in a while.
At Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament, you sing in the church choir with your grandmother. How did that come about and how special is it for you and your grandmother?
When I was little my grandmother would bring me up to the choir loft with her and I would sing. Over the years it became our way of spending time and bonding with each other.
What does singing during Mass do for you?
When I sing I feel all my troubles releasing their grip on me and I am free.
What does our parish and the people in it mean to you?
They are like my second family. We all treat each other like family.
Looking toward the future, picture yourself in 10 years. Where are you and what are you doing?
In 10 years I see myself in law school.
Is there anything else you would like people to know about you?
I am a big lover of cats and dogs and own four pets — two dogs and two cats.
Education: Sophomore at Thomas R. Proctor High School.
Family: I mainly live with my mom and grandfather, but I do often see my dad, stepmom and two sisters.
Things I like to do: I enjoy baby-sitting small children and watching movies with my family.
Favorite movie: The live adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Favorite TV show: “Lost.”
Favorite book: “The Outsiders.”
Favorite music: I love and enjoy all forms and genres of music.
Favorite quote: “To thine own self be true.” — William Shakespeare