We are proud to feature Tess Austin as our Alumni Spotlight this week! Tess is an alumna of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Elementary School in Deer Park and Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville. Afterward graduating high school, Tess pursued her BA in Sacred Music with a minor in Theology at Franciscan University of Ohio. She is currently working towards her Masters in Theology & Christian Ministry!
Tess also serves as the director of Catholic Identity and Mission for the DRVC Department of Education. Previously, she held positions as Campus Minister at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School in Center Moriches and Music Ministry Coordinator at Holy Trinity Diocesan School in Hicksville.
Congratulations, Tess! Thanks for being a true representative of Holy Trinity! You truly are “TITAN STRONG!” Many blessings.— Sr. Nora (Facebook)
Catholic education has helped me really find my home and my place in our Church. In elementary school, I learned how to be a cantor and lend my voice to the liturgy. In high school I was led to a personal encounter with Christ through Campus Ministry. In college, I learned how to share my faith and gifts & talents as a missionary disciple. This provided a strong foundation of faith in Christ and her Church that I use each & every day from my work in education, to retreat work with teens, to music ministry at various parishes on the weekends.— Tess Austin
During her college years, Tess was active in various organizations, including Love of the Lamb’s Household Life, Schola Cantoum Franciscana (a sacred music chorus), and a two-month mission trip to Magadan, Russia. Tess’s outstanding work as the coordinator of Love of the Lamb Household earned her the St. Clare Award for Triumph through Perseverance.
It brings us great joy to acknowledge Tess as a valued member of our Catholic School Community, and we extend wishes for her continued achievements in all her pursuits!