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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

All Systems Go || St. Thomas Rocketeers Again Qualify for TARC National Final

Some of the best and the brightest among Eagle scholars again proved to have the right stuff in aiming for the stars and outdistancing elite students. For the third time in five years, St. Thomas occupies an exclusive orbit - advancing one of its four teams to compete in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) [...]

By |2021-05-21T14:57:53-05:00May 21st, 2021|Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Refuse To Lose || Eagle Baseball Rallies to Reach 10th State Tournament since 2010

In the first TAPPS baseball fandango of the COVID-19 era, St. Thomas was pressed into a righteous ballgame, an emotional vise, squeezing tighter and tighter until the whole thing was too much and burst in spectacular fashion. Eagle Baseball rescued revelry from the jaws of elimination and charged into the state tournament for the 10th [...]

Spring Sensations || Eagle Track and Field Claims Third State Title in Six Years

The medal haul for Eagle Track and Field was again gallant and collectively golden. Two-sport all-state dynamo Cameron Bonner ‘21 raced to a new state record and a precocious corp of dynamic talents combined strength and sizzle as St. Thomas thoroughly dominated the TAPPS 6A state championship for the program’s third bold bonanza in six [...]

Highest Heat || Will Rizzo ’21 Ignites Eagle Baseball into TAPPS Regional Playoff

Relentless right-hander Will Rizzo ‘21 (Texas A&M) reserved his best for his last start at Fr. Wilson Field - a tight-fisted one-hit complete game with eight strikeouts to thrust Eagle Baseball into the TAPPS 6A regional final. St. Thomas needed every last dramatic drop of Rizzo’s raucous dominance for a 2-1 verdict in the area [...]

Dressed For Success || 50th Annual Mothers’ Club Style Show & Luncheon

The River Oaks Country Club again provided the perfect spring setting for a sensational afternoon celebrating the 50th Annual Mothers’ Club Style Show & Luncheon honoring the Class of 2021 while benefiting the current and future Men of St. Thomas. [HERE FOR GALLERY] [CLICK HERE FOR GALLERY] [HERE FOR [...]

By |2021-05-13T16:39:27-05:00May 1st, 2021|Campus News, Student Life|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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