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, [...]

Long Island to Lone Star || Kevin Silva ’21 Rewarded for Blind Faith Investment in St. Thomas

Kevin Silva ‘21 never should have entertained a senior-only quicksilver stay at St. Thomas. He never should have left his family and friends and life as he knew it for a great unknown 1,700 miles across 10 states away from his home. He never should have dropped absurdly out of nearly nowhere (well, actually, Long [...]

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 |2021-08-06T12:22:40-05:00May 25th, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Perfect Pairings || 30th Annual St. Thomas Golf Tournament Revitalizing Success

Patrons, sponsors, and contributors united to make the 30th Annual St. Thomas Golf Tournament a roaring, revitalizing success at Wildcat Golf Club. Cherished alumni, friends, and supporters totaled nearly 250 for the event’s largest participation in nearly a decade. High times, low scores, hot fairways, cold beverages were in the offering. Well, an occasional somewhat [...]

By |2021-05-13T16:54:27-05:00May 11th, 2021|Alumni|0 Comments

Point Of Pride || 14th Annual Scholarship Breakfast Celebrates Basilian Mission

For 121 years, St. Thomas has embraced its goal, its passion, its obligation to provide a supportive academic environment for Eagle scholars to thrive, empowering them to create positive change everywhere life takes them. Prominent and central to that Basilian mission is furnishing need-based financial assistance and merit-based scholarships to ensure that St. Thomas can [...]

By |2021-04-27T15:11:54-05:00April 26th, 2021|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments
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