On Sunday, May 12, Trinity recognized our 2024 High School Graduates during services with a blessing and special gift. Please take a moment to read what the class of 2024’s plans include and help congratulate them on all they have accomplished.

Congratulations and God’s continued blessing class of 2024!

Makenzie is a 2024 Shawnee Mission West High School graduate and plans to attend Johnson County Community College and then the University of Kansas for nursing.

“My favorite class was choir. I took it all 4 years and was able to get to know and become friends with a lot of people. I liked getting to sing at KMEA in Wichita, which only a select few choirs get to sing at. I also liked getting to sing at the choral festival in Disney World. I love getting to sing with others who love to sing too.” ~Makenzie

“We are so proud of you! May God continue to bless you on your journey!”


 “You  shall love the  Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And  these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.”
~Deuteronomy 6: 5-6

Nathan is a 2024 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate. He plans to attend Johnson County Community College for one year and then attend Kansas State University for mechanical engineering.

“My favorite class in high school was Advanced Video Production (aka KUGR). I had a lot of friends in that class and also got to meet a lot of people from school and from around the country. We got to make cool videos and episodes for school shows as well as travel to Boston for the fall journalism convention.”  ~Nathan

“Nathan, we have been so blessed to watch you grow into the young man that you are today and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you next. May God grant you wisdom, courage, and perseverance to achieve all of your dreams! We love you and are so proud of you! ~Love, Mom and Dad”


“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:13

Ally is a 2024 Olathe Northwest High School graduate and plans to attend Kansas State University in the fall.

“After graduation, I am looking forward to many things! Mostly what comes in the summer and making some memories before going off to K-State. I am super excited to actually start college, start classes, and meet new people. I am going to miss going to youth group with some of the best people as well, but I’m excited for what comes ahead.” ~Ally

“Ally, I am so proud of all you have accomplished and am excited to see where your future takes you! I thank the Lord daily that He chose me to be your mother! I love you to the moon and back! ‘Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.’ ~Psalm 127:3”


“Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!”
~I Chronicles 16:11

Luke is a 2024 Mill Valley High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Kansas in the fall.

“I am looking forward to attending the University of Kansas. I plan on majoring in business. I can’t wait to graduate!” ~Luke

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 1:6


“Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.”
~Psalm 119:105

Samuel is a 2024 Mill Valley High School graduate and plans to attend the University of Kansas in the fall.

“My favorite memory from high school was participating in state track and field. We got to travel to Wichita and stay in a hotel with my team. It was fun.” ~Samuel

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

“I am the  true vine, and my Father is  the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit  he takes away,
and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, 
that it may bear more fruit.”
~John 15:1-2


Gage is a 2024 Olathe North High School graduate. He plans to attend Johnson County Community College in the fall.

“After high school I am looking forward to going on a fishing trip this summer to Canada. I am also looking forward to getting to spend time with family and friends this summer. This fall I am exited to start learning at Johnson County Community College.”  ~Gage

“Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from high school. We are very proud of this accomplishment and proud of the young man you have become. We pray as you move forward, that you would continue to find peace and joy each day knowing that God is with you always. As you determine your next steps, remember ‘I can do all things through him who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 We pray that God will watch over you always. We love you.”


“For God so loved  the world,  that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not  perish but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16

Anastasia is a 2024 DeSoto High School graduate and will be attending Kansas State University to pursue a degree in architecture.

“I am looking forward to starting college at K-State and exploring new things and making new friends. I plan to be active in intramural sports and my goal is to study abroad for a semester with the architecture program. I want to take advantage of opportunities to travel and try new things.” ~Anastasia

“Anastasia – You are an independent young women that will carve out your own path. ‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.’ Proverbs 16:3. May you know God’s presence as He guides your journey and we are excited to see where it will take you.”

“But the  Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the  Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the  Lord looks on the heart.” ~1 Samuel 16:7


Prayers and Blessing upon the Graduates


Lord, make these graduates to be instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let them sow love.
Where there is in injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that they and we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may wish for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen.

Congratulations class of 2023, God’s continued blessings!

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