Senior Stories – Shane Williams ’19, Excellence and Ethic

Imagination and willpower were always the most important gifts granted Shane Williams ‘19. He applied the powerful pair in equal doses during a St. Thomas career marked by brilliance magnified by his own appreciation. “I love this school because of the opportunities for every student,” Williams says. “The gut-feeling to attend here was strong. That [...]

By |2019-05-30T16:19:05-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News, Swimming|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Plato Pappas ’19, Resounding Resolve and Purpose

Plato Pappas ‘19 leaves St. Thomas with a substantial record of academic acclaim and accomplishment. Pappas earned recognition as a National Merit Hispanic Scholar as well as entry into the National Honor Society, excelled in the rigorous economics curriculum and served on the student board of directors of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal [...]

By |2019-05-30T23:12:45-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Daniel Griggs ’19, Late Awakenings

Daniel Griggs ‘19 impresses in first-time encounters as real and deep and earnest. And the deeply real and earnest feelings of his initial days and weeks as a St. Thomas newbie are as fresh as the sudden flurry of Instagram flashes. “I was terrified,” Griggs says. “I think I knew two people. And it took [...]

By |2019-05-31T10:23:42-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Twelve Eagle Scholar-Athletes Charting New Courses and Extending Careers to Collegiate Level

With every end, a new beginning. Twelve St. Thomas scholar-athletes across six sports are the latest Eagles to relish their childhood dreams becoming a starburst reality. The opportunity born of skill, passion and serendipity to extend athletic careers to the collegiate level came during the spring for Tucker Alch ‘19, Zach Blice ‘19, Alex Jacobs [...]

2019 Commencement Celebrates Basilian Ideal of ‘Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge’

For 119 years St. Thomas has primed its graduates for a life of purpose and continual exploration - young men empowered to bridge divides and engage in public service, poised to pursue human aims and define true worth in the eyes of God. The latest commencement exercises proved triumphant, a reverence to Basilian principle in [...]

History Calls, Eagles Answer – 2019 TAPPS State Track and Field Champions

The 2019 TAPPS state track and field encounter came equipped with a warning whether the competitors were operating with or without a mirror. Objects are closer than they appear. In particular, an undaunted band of Eagles lurking deep in the distance but on the verge of unleashing a fast and furious surge to the finish. [...]

By |2019-05-21T13:11:29-05:00May 17th, 2019|Athletics, Track & Field|0 Comments

Eagle Baseball Finishes TAPPS State Runner-Up in 9th Final Four in 10 Years

Brody Logsdon ‘19 (Sam Houston St.) and Will Rizzo ‘21 each drove in runs while Jack Schell ‘19 (Millsap College) reached base three times and scored twice but Eagle Baseball couldn’t rally from an early deficit in an 8-5 defeat to Argyle Liberty Christian School in the TAPPS Division-I state championship final in Crosby. Logsdon’s [...]

By |2019-05-21T12:08:13-05:00May 15th, 2019|Athletics, Baseball|0 Comments

Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge Society Salutes Spirit of St. Thomas Mission

The principle of Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge was the central life-steering belief and foundation upon which the Basilian Fathers established St. Thomas in 1900. Today, that ideal continues to shape who we are as a community, and propel us into an even more robust future. The annual GDK Society event celebrates those supporters [...]

By |2019-05-07T21:29:15-05:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni, Campus News, Support|0 Comments

St. Thomas Celebrates Latest Luminaries into Prestigious Sports Hall of Fame

There is one road that will always remain the same.  It’s familiar. It’s comfortable. And it’s destination is somewhere never quite left.   For former Eagles, distant and near, it’s the road home, their home at 4500 Memorial Drive. And for five luminaries a return in May carried the greatest recognition afforded a St. Thomas [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:28:44-05:00May 6th, 2019|Alumni, Athletics|0 Comments

Wolf ’19 Near Perfection in Six Inning No-Hitter to Open TAPPS State Playoffs

Josh Wolf '19 opened the TAPPS D-I state playoffs one walk away from a six-inning perfect game in a dominant 10-0 victory over Austin St. Dominic Savio at Fr. Wilson Field. Wolf (Texas A&M) was in absolute command striking out 11 and allowing no base runners after issuing a five-pitch walk to open the game. [...]

By |2019-05-06T18:13:29-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Athletics, Baseball|0 Comments