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Trinity High School Prepares for the First Day of School

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In ten days Dickinson Trinity students and teachers will return to their school that suffered major fire damage just five months ago.

Charges were dropped against the man accused of setting fire to the school.

But, administrators say they're main focus is on the future.

It's a new beginning for the students and staff at Trinity High School.

"I kind of have the butterflies of a first year all over again. We're moving into a building that's familiar to us, but we have some changes," says Carter Fong.

After a fire caused major damage to the building in March, students spent the rest of the year spread out at other schools in town.

But, after some time away and some help from the community, they're coming back home.

"I think at the end of the school year we wanted a breather, we needed to relax. We needed summer, and then as summer progressed we realized that we needed to put a school back together and it certainly has been a team effort," says Father Kregg Hochhalter.

President of Dickinson Catholic Schools Steve Glasser says it's been incredible to see the progress that has been made in just a short period of time.

"What's really fun is to come up day by day and to see what has been accomplished the previous day," says President of Dickinson Catholic Schools Steve Glasser.

Although the east wing of the school will not be useable this year due to the fire damage, the school has added eight modular classrooms.

"It's kind of good to have the new and the old because you have to remember all those years of history," says Katelyn Dockter.

Students say they're just happy to be under one roof.

"It's going to be like the Titan family again and I'm excited to reunite with all of them," says Trinity High School freshman Sarah Mayer.

Titan's say no matter their circumstances it's all about coming backstrong.

"There are some outside things that we cannot control. We've been told over and over to emphasize what we can control and it's our attitude and our effort. And I think we're going to bring those things for our first day of school," says Carter Fong.

Students will begin classes on August 25th.

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