News Archive


  • September

    From Lions to Eagles

    Ten Marksmen received their Eagle Scout ranking in the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11 in the St. Mark’s Chapel.
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  • The congregation listens to a hymn

    Chapel Organ Restored and Rededicated

    The first Evensong service of the 2022–2023 school year began with a welcome sound: the Roosevelt Family Pipe Organ. The evening culminated a nearly three-year refurbishing process following the October 2019 tornado that damaged much of campus.
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  • School hosts Robotics Season Kickoff

    Robotics teams from 26 schools were on campus Sept. 17 for the kickoff event of the all-volunteer local chapter of the national Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Competition. Local Robotics Team members hosted the event, held in the Winn Science Center.
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  • 24 seniors named National Merit semi-finalists

    Twenty-four members of the Class of 2023 have been named as National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists, based on each student’s PSAT/NMSQT scores the organization announced today.
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  • Nine seniors receive College Board recognition

    Nine members of the Class of 2023 have received honors from the College Board National Recognition Program.
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  • Sean Lissemore, John Turek and Ryan Hershner

    Coach Ryan Hershner Takes His Mark

    The head coaching role for varsity cross country was passed to long-time assistant coach Ryan Hershner at the end of last school year.
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  • August

    Scholarship Honors Beloved Teacher

    In recognition of his lifelong dedication to music and education, the TPSMEA has established the Tim Hicks Memorial Jazz Scholarship. The scholarship is earmarked for graduating members of the All-State Jazz Band who are attending college.
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  • Some of the juniors who attended summer debate camps.

    A Busy Summer for Debate

    Along with relaxation, summer break brings unique opportunities to learn, develop and hone skills. The St. Mark’s debate team experienced them all at the Dartmouth Debate Institute and the University of Michigan Debate Institute high school summer camp programs.
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  • 117th School Year Begins

    The St. Mark’s campus once more came to life with the return of 911 boys and the beginning of its 117th school year.
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  • School Mourns Former Teacher

    Earlier this month, longtime faculty member Dean Baird passed away on Aug. 2, 2022 in the comfort of his own home.
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  • New Master Teacher Appointed

    Foreign Language instructor Janet Lin has been announced as the next holder of the Gene and Alice Oltrogge Master Teaching Chair, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced in the first full faculty pre-sessional meeting Aug. 17.
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  • New Journalism Program Director Appointed

    Jenny Dial Creech has been appointed to direct the journalism program at the School.
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  • Alumni Nationwide Give Back

    Marksmen across the nation joined together on Saturday, Aug. 6, to give back to their communities during the National Day of Service, a continuation of the values of community service that St. Mark’s teaches.  
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  • Middle Schooler Earns National Recognition

    Rising eighth-grader Caleb Cathey won the title of Mr. National Congeniality 2022 in a recitation competition sponsored by the National Youth Conference, an organization that serves to bring youth of common faith together through wholesome activities and workshops.
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  • St. Mark's Fund Concludes Record Year

    St. Mark's completed another record year of giving thanks to its generous and devoted community. For the year ending on June 30, 2022, the St. Mark's Fund reached a historic watermark as alumni, parents and friends contributed more than $5.3 million in unrestricted gifts.
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  • July

    Choir Tours England

    The Choir of St. Mark’s School of Texas shared its musical talent across the pond, touring England during its 18th biennial International Tour. Thirty-two choristers, led by Choirmaster Glenn Stroh, performed in residency at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk, England.
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  • Tomek Marczewski ’22.

    Senior Leaves His Mark on Campus

    Nestled between the St. Mark’s Chapel and the Decherd fine arts wing is a vibrantly colored wooden sculpture created by Tomek Marczewski ’22. Under the direction of Harrison Lin ’14, St. Mark’s former wood and metal instructor and John Frost, artist in residence, Marczewski’s piece is the third in what has become an annual tradition.
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  • June

    St. Mark’s Hosts International Conference

    More than 500 educators and school leaders from around the world convened at St. Mark’s School of Texas June 26-29 for the annual conference of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).
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  • Senior Published in National Poetry Magazine

    Bijaan Noormohamed ’23 has been published in the May issue of Poetry magazine, the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.
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  • Lauren Fisher

    Faculty & Staff Honored

    After concluding the 2021–2022 school year, the faculty and staff of St. Mark’s gathered in the Great Hall one last time before the summer break.
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  • Xander Bowles ’22

    Seniors Awards Announced

    On Thursday, May 26, 2022, 99 young men donned white dinner jackets and took the stage in the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2022, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
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  • May

    Michele Santosuosso

    Mrs. Santosuosso Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Michele Santosuosso as the 2022 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. The award, now in its 24th year, recognizes a member of the faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.
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  • St. Mark’s Named Top Photo Program

    For the 15th time in 16 years, St. Mark’s Photography was named the “Top Program” by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI).
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  • The recipients of Highest Honors

    Fourth Grade Wins National Vocabulary Challenge

    The Class of 2030 has been named the national champion in the Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge, an annual national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students.
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  • Senior Named Presidential Scholar

    On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Tomek Marczewski ’22 was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in Arts.
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  • Marksman to Compete in Beijing

    Hilton Sampson ’25 will represent the United States at the Chinese Bridge World Competition in Beijing this fall, after recently winning the DFW competition.
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  • Speaker Series Discusses Civic Responsibility

    On May 3, 2022, more than 100 alumni and guests gathered in the Harlan Crow Library, located at the home of Kathy & Harlan Crow in Dallas, for the latest installment of the St. Mark’s Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
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  • Clark Hunt ’83 Named Commencement Speaker

    On the evening of Thursday, May 26, the Class of 2022 will celebrate their Commencement. To help mark this milestone, the Senior Class, in consultation with the Headmaster, has selected Clark Hunt ’83 to deliver the Commencement Address.
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  • April

    National Quiz Bowl Champions

    The Upper School Academic A- and B-Teams placed first and third respectively at the Small School National Championship (Open Division) hosted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments.
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  • Honoring Scholastic Achievement

    On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, St. Mark’s inducted 19 seniors into its chapter of the Cum Laude Society.
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  • Artists Showcase Talents

    More than 100 Upper School Marksmen showcased their artistic talents at the 2022 Dallas/Ft. Worth ISAS (Independent Schools Association of the Southwest) Fine Arts Festival. The boys joined hundreds of young artists from across the metroplex for concerts and exhibits hosted on the campuses of Greenhill School and Parish Episcopal School.
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  • Solving Global Crises with Civil Discourse

    For a brief moment, the fate of world peace rested with a handful of Marksmen. The students from Michele Santosuosso’s “A History of Special Operations” class sat in the Debate Chamber of Old Parkland, a fittingly grand setting for their mock national security meeting to discuss how to respond to a fictional crisis.
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  • March

    Marksmen Advance in Physics Olympiad

    Surya Dinesh ’25 and Matthew Fan ’22 reached the semifinals of the U.S. Physics Olympiad, two of only about 350 students nationwide to do so.  
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  • Classics Club Conquers Competition

    Each year, St. Mark’s students of the Classics (Latin, Greek, Ancient History, Culture, and Linguistics) attend the regional Texas State Junior Classical League Convention (TSJCL), where they compete with other students from North Texas in a broad range of Classical categories.
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  • 10th Annual STEM Conference

    St. Mark’s hosted its 10th annual STEM Conference on March 4, 2022. This student-organized event brings professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to campus to share their work and experiences.
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  • Visiting Scholar Breaks Barriers

    One of the nation’s most elite former fighter pilots visited St. Mark’s as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar. Michelle “Mace” Curran recently left the United States Air Force after an impressive 12-year career as an F-16 fighter pilot and instructor.
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  • Marksmen Celebrate Multicultural Night

    The St. Mark’s Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council (IDLC) hosted its first Marksmen Multicultural Night on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
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  • St. Mark’s Mourns Longtime Band Director

    St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the loss of longtime teacher, mentor, friend, and Band Director, Tim Hicks, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 4, 2022.
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  • February

    Parents Celebrate Under the Big Top

    On the evening of Saturday, February 26, 2022, more than 600 community members gathered Under the Big Top to Celebrate St. Mark’s.
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  • Student Diplomats Compete at Harvard

    In January 2022, a dozen aspiring diplomats from St. Mark’s traveled to the 69th session of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • Mark Adame Appointed to Chair

    At a full faculty and staff meeting on February 16, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini announced that Mark Adame has been appointed to the Cecil H. and Ida Green Master Teaching Chair in Science.
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  • Tomek Marczewski ’22

    Senior Nominated as Presidential Scholar

    A handful of Marksmen received high honors from the National YoungArts Competition, one of the most prestigious fine arts competitions for high school students.
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  • Mr. Mack ’00 speaks with future voters.

    Registering Lions to Vote

    Every day, St. Mark’s is preparing young men to go out into the world and make a positive difference in their communities. One of the most tangible ways Marksmen can do this is by voting.
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  • January

    Building a Winning Robotics Team

    A team of fourth graders has turned an after-school club into an award-winning robotics team.
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  • Ben Gravel ’22 and Isaac Song ’22

    Students Pioneer Underwater Navigation App

    This year, Ben Gravel ’22 and Isaac Song ’22 teamed up to develop an app to help Victor Vescovo ’84 navigate 35,000 feet below the surface.
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  • Alumni Return to Reconnect & Mentor

    Several generations of graduates returned to campus to attend College-Age Marksmen Day, an event that connects recent grads and established professionals with classmates, faculty, and current students.
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  • Holiday Traditions Continue

    On the morning of December 17, 2021, the entire St. Mark’s student body gathered in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni for the annual All-School Christmas Party.
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