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 [...]

By |2022-06-27T11:09:45-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

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) [...]

Capital Gains || 15th Annual Scholarship Breakfast Salutes Basilian Spirit of Giving

For 122 years, St. Thomas has embraced its goal, its passion, its obligation to provide a supportive, safe environment for Eagle students to thrive, empowering them to create positive change everywhere life takes them. The 15th Annual Scholarship Breakfast honored both donors and current recipients, and the tradition of philanthropy that remains vital to the [...]

Inspiring the Mind. Igniting the Heart. Illuminating the Spirit. || 2022 Academic Awards Assembly

The Academic Awards Assembly is an annual St. Thomas celebration of not only emphatic scholarship and fervent mentorship but also the capacity for charity and compassion. Elevating learning and yielding insights. “Such formal recognition is a result of our exceptional scholars and our outstanding faculty,” Principal Aaron Dominguez ‘96 said. “These students have excelled within [...]

By |2022-05-12T14:52:59-05:00April 21st, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Bouquet With Bite || St. Thomas Theater Stages Delightful ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

It was a show for horticulturists, horror-cultists, sci-fi fans, and anyone with a taste for the outrageous. Director Dan Green and the acclaimed St. Thomas Theater revived Little Shop of Horrors in a staging that felt garden-fresh while honoring everything that made the musical such an invigorating blast 40 years ago. The tale of falling [...]

By |2022-04-13T23:30:56-05:00April 13th, 2022|Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments
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