Triston Behrend, NDA 2022, is Triton of the Week for the week of October 1, 2018. He is the youngest Triton of the Week to date.
Only a freshman, Behrend is being recognized for his community service efforts. For the past two years, he has organized a golf outing, Tee-Time for the Children of St. Jude, in his parents' Michigan hometown, which benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Over the past two years, the event raised a total of $7,500.
"I started this golf outing as part of my IB Community Project in 8th grade," said Behrend. "It felt good to be able to help, so we did it again last year."
The reason he chose St. Jude as the beneficiary is two-fold. He said, "I really like St. Jude's because the patients there don't get billed, and I felt it was right to assist that hospital. My great grandma, who has now passed away, also loved St. Jude's, so I wanted to honor her."
Mr. Browne, Triston Behrend, Mr. Shaw
Planning for Tee-Time for the Children of St. Jude begins in May. Last year, the event took place during Labor Day weekend.
At NDA, Behrend is on the robotics team and he looks forward to joining the NDA golf team in the spring. In his free time, he enjoys downhill and cross country skiing, along with participating in intramural basketball.