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

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 [...]

Basilian Superior General Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB to Address 2019 Graduates

St. Thomas is proud to announce that former president Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil, will deliver the commencement address at the school’s 119th ceremony May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Granger Stadium. “Our graduation weekend is one of the most special celebrations in the life of our community [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:37:56-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Valedictorian Kellin McGowan ’19 Extends Family Legacy of Acclaim Beginning with Kingsley ’10

Eagle scholar Kellin McGowan ‘19 is continuing the family’s acclaimed legacy of accomplishment at St. Thomas. The first African-American valedictorian in the institution’s prestigious history was also the 2019 Albert R. Gaelens Award winner recognized as the senior student who best embodies the Basilian credo of Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge. He was showcased [...]

By |2019-05-02T11:06:59-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Eagle Rocketeers Blast Off to National Final

Select Eagle scholars are again aiming for the stars in an effort to outdistance elite students from across the United States. For the second time in four years, St. Thomas occupies an exclusive orbit - advancing two groups to compete at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Final, the world’s largest student rocket contest. [...]

By |2019-05-21T14:50:46-05:00April 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Academic Awards Assembly Celebrates Scholars Preparing for Life with Purpose and Continual Exploration

The St. Thomas Academic Awards Assembly is an annual celebration of significant academic achievement, a tribute to scholars preparing for a life of purpose and continual exploration. “This is a joyous occasion where we share in the amazing accomplishments of our students,” said principal Dr. Aaron Dominguez ‘96. “Our administration and faculty are extremely proud [...]

By |2019-04-29T18:38:42-05:00April 18th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

St. Thomas Spring Musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ Plays All Its Cards Right

One of the wittiest of American musicals, Guys and Dolls remains a rich classic that never skimps on wit or charm, an indelible gem from Broadway’s Golden Age. Yet St. Thomas Theater Director Dan Green was wise to how his Spring 2019 Musical would be interpreted in the now and presented a masterclass that could [...]

By |2019-04-08T10:11:36-05:00April 8th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

St. Thomas Singers Earn Acclaim at TPSMEA State Competition

The St. Thomas Singers continued the program’s strong reputation for acclaim by earning distinction at the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) state competition. The following soloists received 1st Division medals: Dante Segura ‘19 Daniel Tran ‘19 Daniel Griggs ‘19 Isaiah Leal ‘19 Benito Moreno-Garza ‘21 Leo Wilson ’21 The first ensemble of Leal, [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:02:10-05:00April 8th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments