National Tributes Continue || ‘Eagles’ Nest’ Spring 2020 Earns Highest Acclaim from NSPRA

St. Thomas is proud to partner with designer KH Studio to accept elite recognition from the prestigious National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for the Eagles’ Nest Spring 2020 publication. The school’s first-ever Excellence award was among only eight honorees and two private institutions in the Magazine category.   The NSPRA program annually considers hundreds [...]

By |2021-06-30T10:50:29-05:00June 29th, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Athletics, Campus News|0 Comments

Dynamic Duo Interpretation || Boettcher ’21 and Pham ’21 First-Ever St. Thomas National Speech & Debate Champions

Gus Boettcher ‘21 and Patrick Pham ‘21 concluded their profound St. Thomas careers with a ground-breaking first-place achievement in Duo Interpretation at the prestigious National Speech & Debate Association Tournament. The national championship acclaim for Boettcher and Pham is the first in school history in one of the largest competitive college preparatory events in the [...]

By |2021-06-25T10:14:02-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Senior Stories || Creighton Ward ‘21 Drops Anchor with U.S. Naval Academy

Creighton Ward ‘21 strategically plotted his future by taking root in a formidable history dating back to the days of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. No family tradition captivated (or clouded) his intent, no Twin Towers atrocity swayed his emotion. Yet, his altruistic decision to pursue the United States Naval Academy, sealed in [...]

Senior Stories || Bishop Yokubaitis ‘21 Extends Rich Family Legacy

The uncommon surname strikes a heightened familiarity across generations within the St. Thomas ranks. Beginning with Roger Yokubaitis ‘63, the family connections extended throughout the rest of the decade, and into the 1970s and 1980s to Generation Z, including his son Curtis ‘88 and his sons Edgar ‘14 and Bishop ‘21. In total, nearly a [...]

Senior Stories || Pablo Tager ’21 Getting His Kicks at Collegiate Level

Pablo Tager ‘21, the soccer player, possessed a wickedly creative, ball-striking skill set that separated him even from the pack of polished, promising players. Growing up in Texas, however, the football player in Pablo Tager was perhaps always percolating to perform. The pinnacle of Tager’s soccer career came as an acclaimed performer for St. Thomas, [...]

Renaissance Man || Acclaimed Scholar-Athlete Roman Ochoa ’21 Accepted to West Point

Roman Ochoa ‘21 epitomizes the power of and. His profound academic excellence encompasses membership in the National Honor Society and the prestigious St. Thomas Club - elite students with a minimum 4.0-grade point average for seven consecutive semesters He rose as a National Merit Commended and National Merit Hispanic Scholar. And a TAPPS state wrestling [...]

Polished Diamond || 2021 Salutatorian Sets Sterling Standard for Success

The St. Thomas Class of 2021 proved to be a pipeline pumping streams of superlative high-octane performance as if West Texas Intermediate was bursting at $70 per barrel and the eyes of the energy sector were in perpetual spin cycle. The salutatorian, officially second to but one, not only met but exceeded his own outsized [...]

By |2021-06-07T15:47:43-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Fab Three || Boettcher, McLane and Pham Leave Powerful Legacy from Class of 2021

By every metric, their lives and careers were outrageous St. Thomas successes. They crafted renowned academic acclaim with signature style and resounding selfless leadership. They flashed an exhaustive effervescence with a mature command and composure well beyond their years. The phenomenal threesome from St. Cecilia Catholic School arrived independently together as freshmen and remained perched [...]

Vision, Action, Resolve || First-Person Insight into COVID-19 Academic Year

As the pandemic bore down in March 2020, educators responded with heroic efforts to haul the profession’s use of technology into the future. The result was a coerced experiment in distance learning and pedagogical improvisation. Virtual classrooms may have left much to be desired, as a screenful of boxes oftentimes offered only a dimmed sense [...]

Pomp, Under the Circumstances || 2021 St. Thomas Commencement Celebration

Whatever its impact, the pandemic didn’t derail them. Or defeat them. And it certainly didn’t define them. The 121st graduating class from St. Thomas wouldn’t let it. And neither would their campus community. The relentless Class of 2021 emerged triumphantly. Through the COVID-19 shutdowns and lockdowns and the forced migration to remote learning. Through hybrid [...]

By |2021-06-03T16:39:44-05:00May 25th, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments
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