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Ted Williams '17 Posted March 29, 2021

Ted Williams, Blessed Trinity Class of 2017, will graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia (UGA) this May with three (3) BA degrees!  The degrees are in History, Political Science, and International Affairs.  His time as an undergraduate at UGA included: Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Interned at War Room Strategies (a campaign consulting firm), Student Assistant for facilities at the Terry College of Business, and IM sports. 

Ted is honored to have received and has accepted a full scholarship to attend the University of Georgia School of Law!  Ted intends to go into Sports Law with a focus on contracts.  Congratulations, Ted, on all of your accomplishments thus far!






Ryan Vassil '16 Posted March 1, 2021

 Ryan Vassil ‘16, currently works as a Financial Professional for 49 Financial, based in Atlanta, Georgia.  After what seemed like endless job searching, Ryan discovered 49 Financial. 49 Financial has a huge faith component built into its culture, which was a big deciding factor for Ryan when interviewing for jobs.  For the longest time, Ryan always dreamt of doing big things in the business/financial world, but he had no idea that he would be able to find a company that allowed him to pursue his dream while also allowing him to grow in his faith.  Ryan attributes Blessed Trinity to helping him build a solid faith foundation.  He says “To be given an opportunity to accomplish big things while also helping and serving people that I truly love and care about is literally a dream come true for me. Thank you BT for helping me become who I am today”. 

The company’s name, 49 Financial, stems from a Bible verse.  Ecclesiastes 4:9: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.  This verse from Ecclesiastes embodies the core of what 49 Financial stands for, and is also one of its biggest differentiators, working and serving their clients as a team to provide the best client experience possible.  Ryan is beyond excited to build his career with 49 Financial, all while serving his community! 



Will Benham '05 Posted February 3, 2021 

Blessed Trinity alum, Will Benham ‘05, works as Executive Creative Director at Chemistry, an award-winning, full-service Marketing and Communications Agency. This week, Chemistry worked in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to film an integrated campaign on Blessed Trinity’s campus!  

The overall concept for the campaign, Teen Athletes vs. Pro Athletes, is to showcase how teenagers are different from pro athletes in that they need special/different sports medicine care than pro athletes.  The agency is using humorous matchups between pro athletes, like Atlanta Falcon Grady Jarrett, and teen athletes!     

Will and his team shot video footage that will be used for four video spots to air on TV during Braves, Falcons, and Atlanta United Games this year, as well as on social and digital channels!  Chemistry also captured some still photography shots of the teenagers and pro athletes that will go into print, billboard, social, and digital marketing channels. 



Peyton O'Malley '18 Posted January 6, 2021 

While COVID-19 continues to be ever present amongst our society, Peyton O’Malley ‘18, took matters into her own hands when her initial internship was suddenly called off due to the pandemic.  Peyton took to LinkedIn to secure not one, but two, internships!  This past summer, Peyton secured an internship with Truist Bank here in Atlanta. Already looking ahead to summer 2021, Peyton accepted her second internship with JP Morgan in New York City.  Peyton is currently a junior in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Law, Science, & Technology. 




Huiet V. Joseph '16 Posted December 14, 2020 

On December 13, Blessed Trinity alum, Huiet Joseph ‘16, received a plaque during Morehouse College’s 136th Commencement Ceremony honoring his achievement as salutatorian of the Class of 2020. Huiet was a chemistry major at Morehouse, where he earned a 3.99 GPA following the completion of his academic program in June.  Huiet is now attending the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine where he is studying to earn his MD, pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon. 

Huiet remained focused on academic excellence throughout his time at Morehouse, though he said maintaining straight A’s at Morehouse was a test of mettle, surviving tough professors, demanding workloads, labs, and project schedules, as well as the challenges of online learning during a global pandemic. He said, "“If you can survive a huge transition in your type of learning, you can survive anything. It’s another way to prepare you for the real world.”



Dr. Carlos Montalvo '05 Posted September 23, 2020

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School alum, Dr. Carlos Montalvo ‘05, currently works as a Professor in the William B. Burnsed Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile. 

Dr. Montalvo was recently promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. In addition, after a rigorous eight month process and unanimous approval from the school’s Dean, the Provost, the President, and Board of Trustees, Carlos Montalvo received his tenure! Academic tenure is a highly sought after accomplishment and a crown jewel achievement in academia that guarantees job security for life. 

Dr. Montalvo attended Georgia Tech where he graduated in 2009 with his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. Montalvo decided to further his education at Georgia Tech earning his Masters in 2010 and then his PhD in 2014. 



Brianna Yates '16 Posted June 18, 2020

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School alum, Brianna Yates ‘16, gave an inspirational TEDx Talk on The Magic of Human Connection. While she was a student at Syracuse University, Brianna made a brave decision to take a break from modern technology to begin focusing on and prioritizing face-to-face interactions. Letting go of the comfort and safety-net that can oftentimes be found when communicating behind a phone screen or a computer screen, Brianna reflects on her experience of using a flip phone, packing up and moving to Orlando, beginning a new job at Walt Disney World, and learning the value of personal interactions—an eye-opening experience, especially in today’s heavily digital world. 

Click here to watch the Brianna's full TEDx Talk! 





Vincent Baker '19  Posted May 27, 2020

Four members of the Duke wrestling team were recently named to the All-ACC Academic Team, and  Blessed Trinity Catholic High School alum, Vincent Baker ‘19, was one of two true freshmen voted to the 19-man squad. Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team require a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Now wrestling at 197 pounds, Vincent Baker finished strong during his rookie season as a Blue Devil. He registered two of his six wins in back-to-back outings against No. 3 NC State (dual) and No. 9 Virginia Tech (ACC Championships)....Read more.




Sarah Kathryn Lasseigne '16  Posted April 8, 2020

Each week, the University of Georgia features a student who has gone above and beyond the normal expectations of a UGA college student. This week was BT's own Sarah Kathryn "SK" Lasseigne '16. In addition to being a tour leader at the UGA Visitors Center, SK will also graduate with three majors (international affairs, history, and religion)! Sarah Kathryn developed her appreciation and passion for foreign affairs during study abroad trips to both Russia and Oxford University. She hopes to pursue a career within the national security and foreign policy sectors. On campus, SK serves as president of the Dean Tate Honor Society, is a member of Alpha Chi Omega, the Palladia Women's Honor Society, Order of the Omega Honor Society, and Blue Key Honor Society...Read SK's full article here



Colleen Walter '10  Posted March 31, 2020

Photography has been a huge part of her life from a young age, but it wasn't until her first photography class at Blessed Trinity that Colleen Walter '10 discovered her natural eye behind the lens. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Communications, Colleen moved back home to Atlanta. That's when XXIII Photo Studio was born. From families, weddings, senior portraits, and brand photography, Colleen has been capturing special moments ever since! 






Gia Mongell Binner '10  Posted February 28, 2020

Dancer and newlywed, Gia Mongell Binner ‘10, said “I Do” in her “something blue”. After graduating from Blessed Trinity in 2010, Gia attended Juilliard to pursue her career in dance. Since her debut in “An American in Paris” on Broadway, Gia went on to travel and perform internationally, perform for the Metropolitan Opera, and perform at the Tony Awards..​.Read More