News Archive

2024

  • June

    Honoring Faculty & Staff

    As the 2023-2024 school year drew to a close, the entire faculty and staff came together for a final lunch hosted by the Parents' Association on June 3.
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  • Nolan Marcus ’24

    Senior Awards Announced

    On Thursday, May 30, 2024, 96 young men donned white dinner jackets and took the stage in the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s recognized the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2024, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
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  • May

    Jamie Rogers ’85, Coach Turek, and David W. Dini

    Turek Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored head track and field coach John Turek as the 2024 Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award recipient. The award, now in its 27th year, recognizes a member of the faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their assigned responsibilities.
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  • Goforth, Gao, Perkison and Galardi.

    A Path to Service

    Four Marksmen from the Class of 2024 have been appointed to our nation’s service academies. Zack Goforth and Ethan Gao will attend the Naval Academy, Quina Perkison will attend the West Point Prep Academy and Mitchell Galardi will attend West Point.
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  • Noah engages with fellow Prize recipients and Princeton alumni.

    Senior Awarded Princeton Prize for Race Relations

    Senior Noah Cathey has been awarded Princeton University’s “Princeton Prize in Race Relations” the University announced last month.
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  • The Class of 2032

    Class Wins National Vocabulary Challenge

    The Class of 2032 has been named the national champion in its division of the 2023-2024 WordMasters Challenge, an annual vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students nationwide.
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  • Lion Robotics Compete on World Stage

    This year marks a groundbreaking moment for St. Mark’s robotics as not one but two teams competed at the world championships.
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  • Yearbook Dedicatee Announced

    On Saturday, May 10, the staff of the Marksmen yearbook honored security guard Doug Brady as their 2024 yearbook dedicatee.
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  • Alex Pan ’24 and Patrick Flanagan ’24

    Two Marksmen Named Presidential Scholars 

    Each year, the Department of Education selects 161 of the nearly 4 million graduating seniors to be named United States Presidential Scholars. This year, two of those Scholars are Marksmen: Alex Pan ’24 and Patrick Flanagan ’24
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  • Chapel Council provides strong leadership, direction

    Chapel Council members have had a busy year of activities, providing many initiatives for Marksmen to have meaningful discussions and experiences in the world of religion and spirituality.
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  • Alumni reconnect on the Quad.

    Alumni Return to Campus

    More than 1,200 alumni and community members returned to campus over the weekend of April 18-20 to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2024.
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  • April

    The team wins the Small School National Championship in Chicago.

    Quiz Bowl Wins National Championship

    The Upper School Academic A-Team (Aditya Shivaswamy ’24, Ethan Bosita ’24, Sohum Sukhatankar ’24, and Vardhan Agnihotri ’24) won the Small School National Championship Tournament trophy in Chicago over the weekend of April 27.
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  • Photo by Patrick Flanagan ’24

    Photographers Sweep International Awards

    The work of 14 St. Mark’s student photographers was recognized with 29 selections in the 2024 Texas Photographic Society (TPS) International Student Competition prizes, the organization announced April 11.
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  • Athletic Complex Marks Milestone

    A light morning drizzle did little to dampen spirits as the St. Mark’s community celebrated “topping off” the 77,000-square-foot Marksman Athletic Complex on Tuesday, April 16. Students and faculty joined Trustees, alumni, donors, and project partners to watch a crane hoist one of the final beams into place above the Athletic Complex’s central atrium.
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  • Lawrence Gardner, Matthew Hofmann and Hilton Sampson

    Publications Earn National Recognition

    Marksmen received recognition for their publications and shared their ideas with fellow student journalists at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association's national convention, held in Kansas City earlier this month. 
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  • Coach Martin holds the 2020 SPC Championship Trophy.

    Coach Martin Hangs Up Whistle

    Not everyone can achieve the unofficial lofty ‘Legend’ title at St. Mark’s. After 34 years of coaching soccer, 28 as the varsity head coach, Corindo ’Cory’ Martin has decided to retire from coaching and focus more on teaching math at the School and other pursuits.
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  • Alumni and guests witness the eclipse.

    Eclipse Fulfills Lifelong Pledge

    For some St. Mark’s graduates, Monday's total solar eclipse fulfilled a lifelong pledge to a beloved teacher.
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  • Osborne speaks to Upper School students.

    Humanitarian named Lee Smith ’65 Award Recipient

    After a rigorous nomination process in which generations of Marksmen were considered, the Lee S. Smith ’65 Courage & Honor Award committee is pleased to announce that Matt Osborne ’90 has been named its second recipient.
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  • Lessons in Leadership

    Throughout his career, from the top of the energy industry to the 2023 World Series championship, Ken Hersh ’81 has gained some valuable lessons about business and leadership. The latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series welcomed Hersh back to campus to share some of those lessons and more with his fellow Marksmen.
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  • March

    Perot speaks at St. Mark's Trustee Dinner in 2022.

    Perot to Deliver Commencement Address

    St. Mark’s is proud to announce that Distinguished Alumnus and Life Trustee Ross Perot, Jr. ’77, will be the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2024.
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  • St. Mark's Mourns Legendary Teacher

    St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the loss of long-time faculty member Ken Owens, who passed away on March 19, 2024, at the age of 90.
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  • Joshua H. Choe ’16

    STEM Conference welcomes scientists

    A trio of accomplished scientists, including two alums, visited campus Friday, March 1, as part of the 12th annual student-organized STEM Conference.
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  • Dale Hackbarth answers questions from Cindee McMahon’s fourth-grade class.

    Preparing for the Next Step

    The leap from fourth grade to fifth is a big transition for students. To help prepare soon-to-be middle schoolers for the coming change, fourth grade humanities teacher Cindee McMahon takes her students on ‘mini field trips’ across campus.
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  • Robotics Team Advances to World Championship

    Last weekend, St. Mark's FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team finished second in the overall state championship out of more than 1,100 teams from across Texas. The sixth-grade "RoboRoar" team now advances to the world championship, where they will compete against the 160 top global teams.
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  • Marksmen Celebrate Their Heritage

    Celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of numerous cultures represented in the St. Mark’s community, the Great Hall came alive Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, as the third annual Marksmen Multicultural Night showcased the unique backgrounds of students, parents, faculty and staff through an evening of activities, performances and food.
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  • February

    Marksmen show off their origami creations at a folding event on campus.

    Out of the Fold

    Sometimes, addressing a significant need only requires your hands. Ace Wilburn ’25 wanted to help address the clean water crisis impacting many parts of the world. He did not have to look far to find an organization to support.
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  • A Blockbuster Finish for Robotics

    Earlier this month, St. Mark’s Upper School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team pulled out an epic win in the FTC Semi-Area Championship. With 31 teams from across the Metroplex competing, each round of the event pitted two partner teams against each other to see who could score the most points.  
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  • Dallas

    Alumni Nationwide Give Back

    Marksmen across the nation joined together on Saturday, Feb. 17, to give back to their communities during the Alumni Association’s 2024 National Day of Service, continuing the values of service and civic responsibility they learned at St. Mark’s.
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  • Melinda and Steve Winn ’64 in Decherd Auditorium.

    Winn to be honored as Distinguished Alumnus 

    Winn to be honored as Distinguished Alumnus St. Mark’s School of Texas will honor Steve Winn ’64 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Spring Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 19, 2024.
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  • Clark Hunt ’83 hoists the Lombardi Trophy.

    Alumnus Celebrates 3rd Super Bowl Win

    The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated an unprecedented third Super Bowl win in just four years. And for a third time, the Lombardi Trophy was presented to Chiefs Chairman & CEO and St. Mark’s Distinguished Alumnus Clark Hunt ’83.
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  • Bosco takes a quick test drive.

    The Fast and The Curious

    Most teens can’t wait to get behind the wheel, but few do so with one they made themselves by hand. Mason Bosco ’26 recently took on the task of building an off-road go-cart of his own design and creation.
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  • Marion Glorioso-Kirby and William Atkinson ’95 (photo by Zachary Bashour ’24)

    Division Heads Appointed

    St. Mark’s School of Texas announced Friday, Feb. 2, that two St. Mark’s faculty members have been appointed to key administrative positions following highly competitive national searches that began last summer.
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  • January

    Amy Blankson and Dr. Bobo Blankson

    Families learn to navigate screen time

    Parents from St. Mark’s and Hockaday came together to learn about one of the most prevalent issues facing families today: screen time.
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  • Upper School Panel Discussion

    4 writers headline 17th annual Literary Festival

    Four accomplished writers visited campus on Friday, Jan. 19, to share their experiences and their craft with Marksmen at the 17th annual Literary Festival.
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  • Tinsley Silcox visits with Sam Menéndez ’23, Luke Stallings ’23 and Grant Evans ’23.

    An Insightful Homecoming

    With most colleges on winter break, it was the perfect time to welcome young Marksmen back for a visit. Dozens of alumni from the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 returned to campus on Thursday, Jan. 4, for College-Age Marksmen Day.
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  • Students pose on the Romeo and Juliet set during construction.

    Building Knowledge

    Amid the sawdust, screwdrivers and paint, some middle schoolers discovered that the magic of the stage extends far beyond the spotlight. Starting this year, seventh and eighth graders can choose the elective ‘technical theatre,’ with students planning and building sets to support St. Mark’s drama productions.
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  • Volunteers prepare to lift a wall.

    Hammers Making Change

    Giving to those in need has a reciprocal effect. Since the third grade, Jimmy Francis ’24 has been volunteering with Youth With A Mission, a non-profit organization that runs a program called ‘Homes of Hope’ that organizes efforts to build homes for those in need worldwide. The experiences left such a deep impression on him and his family they have been organizing trips with dozens of friends, colleagues and St. Mark’s families for nearly a decade.
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