Senior Stories || The Opinions That Matter | Jake Wright ‘22, Cameron Price ‘22, and Wyatt Green ‘22

The Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius cultivated a particular approach - moral and psychological advice - that has remained as understandable as it is practical for 2,000 years. Stoics believe that the true good resides in our own character and actions. And in that pursuit, Aurelius sagely observed that “it never ceases to [...]

Senior Stories || Josh McLean ’22 | Culmination And Coronation

The gold medalist is positioned and applauded atop the awards podium in direct line of sight for eyewitnesses within the natatorium and those live streaming across Texas. An array of excellence to easily recognize. The litany of school swimming records is readily available for all to admire. And the social media swirl vibrant if not [...]

Serving Up Success || Rafael Nasr ‘10 Dishing Robust Flavors as Salute to Family’s Food Culture

Food is the center of his universe. Rafael Nasr ‘10 is most comfortable in the kitchens at his popular Craft Pita cafe or at home. The apron is inevitably battle-stained with remnants of his creations. The first-generation Lebanese American plays out his culinary dreams like an artist, applying his signature flair to the intricacies of [...]

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Creative Climate || “Eagles’ Nest” Fall 2021 Earns Multiple National NSPRA Recognitions

St. Thomas is proud to partner with designer KH Studio in accepting multiple elite recognitions from the prestigious National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for the Eagles’ Nest Fall 2021 publication. For the second consecutive year, St. Thomas earned an Excellence award in the Magazine category, one of only two individual schools displaying distinction among [...]

Farewell With A Flourish || Fine Arts Faculty Icon Mike Nebel Leaves Unmatched Legacy

The swan song more resembled a grand slam crescendo than a heart-tugging stroll through career appreciation. The last call of precocious practitioners were bent on a #BestIsStandard ethic embedded before them. A ceramic arts lab that had annually nurtured and produced a conga line of regional and national acclaim wasn’t interested in a nostalgic parade [...]

By |2022-06-15T16:07:25-05:00June 15th, 2022|Academics, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Driven By Dreams || Class of 2022 Graduates Celebrated at Joyous St. Thomas Commencement

The 122nd St. Thomas Commencement provided one sense of finality while flashing vast potential to drive optimism for the future. The Class of 2022 assembled in a stream of Red and White at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for a celebration that included the Baccalaureate Mass.  The festive evening embodied the value of a [...]

Class Acts || Valedictorian Peyton Woodlief and Salutatorian Thanh-Vinh McColloster Lead Elite Academic Achievement

Their parallel journeys brought them to similar, unintentional destinations. Like pathways through frontier and space, they encountered obstacles both obvious and unforeseen. Their tightly tuned talent, endless ambition, and deep-dive due diligence forged signature identities through exercises enlightening, tedious, rewarding. Peyton Woodlief ‘22 arrived at St. Thomas as a freshman from St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic [...]

Breaking Away || Defending Champion Eagle Track and Field Captures Second at TAPPS State

Defending state champ Eagle Track and Field raked second place at the TAPPS state championships in Waco. Shaffer Henderson ‘23 (6-02) captured gold with a personal record in the high jump and Andre Mesa ‘22 (6-0) added the bronze to give St. Thomas sizable early momentum. Day 1 also included discus thrower Charlie Boettcher (130-01) [...]

Brain Trust || State Champion Peter Bryant ’25 Leads St. Thomas Charge at TAPPS Academic and Speech Meet

Peter Bryant ‘25 captured first place in Persuasive Speaking to lead St. Thomas to an impressive fourth-place result at the TAPPS State Academic and Speech competition in Waco. Bryant’s state champion performance along with strong multi-event showings from Diego Ramos ‘22, Noa Clifford ‘24, and Brandt Peterson ‘23 were the catalyst igniting St. Thomas to [...]

Faith, Freedom, Football || St. Thomas Returns to Catholic Bowl at The Ford Center

St. Thomas is excited to announce its continued participation in the prestigious Catholic Bowl event presented by Global Football. The Ford Center at The Star, the indoor stadium connected to the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, will again serve as the host venue. The celebration of faith, freedom, and football will seize the majesty of [...]

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