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Letters: Catholic schools good investment

After receiving ceremonial diplomas onstage, the 318 members

After receiving ceremonial diplomas onstage, the 318 members of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School's Class of 2013 move the tassels on their caps. (June 1, 2013) Credit: Brittany Wait

It was so nice to see a positive story about our thriving Long Island Catholic high schools ["LI Catholic high schools: Faith rewarded," News, Nov. 12]. There is, however, a statistic that might mislead readers who don't look further.

It shows quite clearly that the enrollment at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville has decreased substantially in the last 10 years. One must dig much further into the story to find a line referring to "intentional moves to 'right size.' " As a Holy Trinity graduate and parent, I credit the administration with keeping Trinity the "right size." At times in the school's history, there have been class sizes near 600, but it has presented crowding in the hallways and potentially unsafe stairwells, and a conscious decision has been made to keep the school the "right size."

One of the main reasons my daughter selected Holy Trinity was the size: not too big, not too small.

Elizabeth Geerlings Horan, North Massapequa

Our family's children have been educated in the Catholic high school system on Long Island. The financial and personal sacrifices that parents often face when choosing a Catholic education can result in lifelong positive reverberations for a child.

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School remains a highly valued partner in our children's education and preparation for life.

John Martin, Bellmore