News Archive


  • September

    Wang and Dr. Lipin

    Sophomore publishes research paper

    Dedication and support were vital for Richard Wang ’26 when he decided to write a research paper with the goal of having it published.
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    First student digital publication launches

    For the first time in St. Mark's student publication history, an online version of The ReMarker launched on Friday, Sept. 22.
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  • Ethan Bosita, Christian Neisler, Ethan Singleton, Alex Soliz, Carson Ness and Noah Cathey. (Not pictured: Matthew Gomez)

    College Board honors seniors

    Seven members of the Class of 2024 earned honors from the College Board National Recognition Program for their hard work and academic performance in national testing programs. Seven members of the Class of 2024 earned honors from the College Board National Recognition Program for their hard work and academic performance in national testing programs.
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  • 25 Seniors named National Merit Semi-Finalists

    Twenty-five members of the Class of 2024 have been named as National Merit Scholarship program semi-finalists based on each student’s PSAT/NMSQT scores the organization announced today. Only 16,000 of more than 1.5 million student entrants nationwide received semi-finalist status.
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  • Community Celebrates Spirit

    The St. Mark’s community kicked off the new school year with Lion Pride Night, an all-school spirit party on the night of the first home football game.
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  • Officer Martinez chats with a fellow Marksman.

    A lion returns to protect the pride

    A Lion has returned to protect his pride as St. Mark's adds a familiar face to its roster of off-duty Dallas police officers. Buildings may have changed since his time as a student, but for Officer Humberto Martinez ’07, 10600 Preston Rd. feels like home.
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  • August

    (left to right) Dr. Mary Bonsu, Dr. Gabby Reed, Eliza Rosenbloom, Bridget Redondo-Doan and Julie Pechersky.

    Centering on Wellness

    Over the summer, St. Mark’s counseling office underwent a transformation, including a renovated office, new team member and rebranded name: The Marksman Wellness Center.
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  • A portrait of McDermott hangs in the Headmaster's Office.

    Honoring Eugene McDermott's Legacy

    This week, during the early days of the new school year, St. Mark’s honored the legacy and impact of Eugene McDermott, marking the fiftieth anniversary of his passing.
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  • 118th School Year Begins

    The St. Mark’s campus once more came to life with the return of 914 boys and the beginning of its 118th school year. The searing Texas heat did nothing to stifle the spirit of the boys as lockers were stocked, summer assignments submitted and homework folders organized.
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  • Dr. Michael Lane

    Veteran science educator named Master Teacher

    A noted science educator who says he strives to make every lecture “a performance” has been appointed to the Leonard “Doc” Nelson Alumni Master Teaching Chair, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced at the opening faculty/staff meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
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  • Growing the St. Mark's Family

    As the 118th school year gets underway, St. Mark’s welcomes a dozen new members to its faculty and staff.
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  • Summer interns Aadi Khasgiwala ’23, George Genender ’23, Arjun Khatti ’23, Austin Williams ’22, Charlie Estess ’23, Bowden Slates ’23 and Shreyan Daulat ’23.

    Answering the Call

    Following their Commencement, most Lions look forward to vacation, relaxation and college preparation. But a select few return to campus during the summer months to support the School they loved as students.
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  • July

    Arjun Badi ’23 taking questions from his audience after playing several songs.

    Modeling the ideal Marksman

    The Senior Ex program has long been a unique staple of a St. Mark's education.
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  • The St. Mark's delegation in New Zealand.

    Educators share St. Mark’s with the world 

    A delegation of eleven St. Mark’s administrators and instructors traveled to the other side of the world to meet and collaborate with their peers at the International Boys’ School Coalition Annual Conference.
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  • Making their mark abroad

    After leaving 10600 Preston Road, Marksmen can be found literally all over the globe.
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  • June

    Mallick ’14 and Eshelbrenner ’04 at last fall's regional alumni club gathering in New York City.

    Strengthening alumni engagement

    As St. Mark’s seeks to strengthen engagement with its alumni network of more than 4,000 Marksmen worldwide, the School recently promoted Alex Eshelbrenner ’04 to the newly-created position of senior director of Alumni Engagement in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
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  • Students become the educators

    For three weeks in June, the Brendan Court ‘06 Summer Enrichment Program hosted middle school boys from across the Dallas ISD for lessons in literature, math, ceramics and robotics, among myriad other subjects
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  • Senior reflects on his campus sculpture

    This year, Winston Lee ‘23 submitted the winning design for the new Senior Sculpture Project installation.
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  • Head coach Paul Mlakar, Ethan Bosita '24, Aditya Shivaswamy '24, Sohum Sukhatankar '24, Arnav Lahoti '24, Vardhan Agnihotri '24 and assistant coach Dr. Bruce Westrate

    Academic Team earns national acclaim

    The St. Mark’s Academic Team recently placed among the top teams at two national competitions.
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  • Dedication Drives Robotics Students

    With names like ‘Technical Difficulties’ and ‘Area 52’ robotics teams fully embrace the challenges of using their technological creations to overcome formidable tasks. Ten Marksman recently found success doing so by competing on independent teams in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
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  • Stock Market Club Accrues Victories

    Middle schoolers took stock of an uncertain economy to earn a repeat victory in the SIFMA Foundation’s spring Stock Market Game. The five boys are part of the Middle School Stock Market Club that recently placed first out of 304 area middle school teams. 
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  • Trent Calder

    Faculty & Staff Honored

    Thirteen faculty and staff members received special recognition at the annual end-of-school luncheon hosted by the Parents’ Association on May 30 in the Great Hall.
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  • May

    Salmaan Hussain ’23

    Senior Awards Announced

    As St. Mark’s recognized the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2023, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
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  • Dvid Dini, Scott Hunt, and Sandy Campbell ’76

    Scott Hunt receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Scott Hunt, photography instructor and Arnold E. Holtberg Master Teaching Chair, as the 2023 Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award recipient.
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  • Fourth grade wins national vocabulary challenge

    The Class of 2031 has been named the national champion in their division of the 2022-2023 WordMasters Challenge, an annual national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students.
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  • Rowghani speaks to Upper School at Alumni Weekend 2016.

    Tech executive to speak at Commencement

    St. Mark’s is proud to announce that Ali Rowghani ’91 will return to campus as the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2023.
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  • Santosuosso presents at an Alumni Board Meeting.

    Yearbook dedicatee revealed

    History and Social Sciences instructor Michele Santosuosso was announced as the 71st recipient of the Marksmen yearbook dedication at the annual Marksmen Ball at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion in downtown Dallas Saturday night.
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  • J. Carl Sewell ’02, Sean Lissemore, Sal Hussain ’23, Mayor Eric Johnson, Jeff Hillier ’76, and David Dini.

    Breaking Ground on the Future of Athletics

    On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, St. Mark’s ushered in the future of athletics as the school broke ground on the Marksman Athletic Complex.
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  • Latin students take top state team honors

    St. Mark’s Latin students took top honors for team performance at the Texas State Junior Classic League State convention, held April 15 at Marcus High School in Flower Mound.
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  • April

    Foreign language students honored

    Twenty-seven Marksmen were inducted into the three Foreign Language Department honor societies in ceremonies held Wednesday, April 26.
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  • Connor Youngblood ’08

    Alumni Return to Campus

    More than 1,100 alumni and community members returned to campus over the weekend of April 20-22 to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2023.
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  • Estes and Yang present their team with championship rings.

    Student coaches lead team to championship

    For a few weeks this year, Henry Estes ’26 traded his uniform for a sport coat and took on the role of head coach of the Class of 2029’s basketball team.
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  • St. Mark's debate team at the National Debate Coaches Association National Championships in California.

    Debate Team Competes at Nationals

    The St. Mark's debate team concluded an exceptional year, with over 30 students participating in more than 600 debates – a near all-time high.
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  • School Mourns Iconic Staff Member

    St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the passing of Steve “Hollywood” Walker, an icon on campus, who passed away on April 3, 2023.
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  • Lions and Daisies: A Tradition of Collaboration

    Twenty senior Marksmen took their seats in Nearburg Hall, ready to play their roles as part of a mock national security council meeting in Michele Santosuosso’s history of special operations class. Only this time, 20 Hockaday students would be joining them.
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  • Instructor to Lead Scholastic Press Association

    Journalism instructor Jenny Dial Creech was elected to serve as president of the Columbia Scholastic Press Advisors’ Association (CSPAA) at the annual convention of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York on March 17.
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  • March

    Dr. Harder and members of the RoboRoar team.

    A Roaring Victory for Robotics Team

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  • Hall of Fame Golfer Addresses Alumni

    The Alumni Association’s Leadership Speaker Series aims to provide Marksmen with lifelong learning opportunities, hearing from guest speakers in a variety of fields and interests.
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  • Upper School publications sweep CSPA’s Gold Crowns

    All five St. Mark's Upper School student publications received the Gold Crown award, the highest award given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, at the conclusion of the organization's annual convention at Columbia University on March 17.
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  • Silcox (left) and current AISL president and Ursuline Academy librarian Renee Chevallier at the annual conference in Santa Fe.

    Librarian receives national honor

    St. Mark’s head librarian will serve as the next president of the Association of Independent School Libraries (AISL), helping oversee the organization that serves more than 700 libraries across the United States and Canada.
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  • Founding Father added to Leadership Wall 

    For his courage and leadership during the American Revolution, skills as a scientist and inventor and service as a diplomat and public servant, Benjamin Franklin has been added as the 16th member of the Lower School Leadership Wall.
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  • Students ask questions at the Upper School panel discussion.

    STEM Conference welcomes scientists 

    A trio of esteemed scientists visited campus as part of this year’s student-organized STEM Conference.
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  • Timba Tumbao Dallas leads students in a salsa dancing lesson.

    Marksmen celebrate their cultures

    The second annual Marksmen Multicultural Night showcased the unique backgrounds of St. Mark’s students, parents, faculty and staff through an evening of activities, performances and food.
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  • February

    Cooper addresses a Middle School assembly.

    Award-winning rower visits campus

    St. Mark’s welcomed best-selling author and award-winning rower Arshay Cooper to campus as a Visiting Scholar on February 22-23.
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  • Clark Hunt ’83 hoists the Chiefs' third Super Bowl trophy.

    Alumnus celebrates second Super Bowl win

    For the second time in four years, Clark Hunt ’83 hoisted the Lombardi Trophy as the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated a Super Bowl victory.
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  • St. Mark's MUN team at the statue of John Harvard.

    Student diplomats compete at Harvard

    The members of St. Mark’s Model United Nations Club, accompanied by history instructors David Fisher and Andrea Hamilton, were among the 4,000 student delegates nationwide to attend the 2023 Harvard Model United Nations Conference (HMUN).
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  • Ceramicists earn national recognition

    Several Marksmen ceramicists recently earned national recognition for their incredible artwork.
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  • Dr. Vanderpool administers aid in Haiti.

    Vanderpool named inaugural Lee Smith Award recipient

    After reviewing countless nominations of Marksmen spanning generations, the Lee S. Smith ’65 Courage & Honor Award committee is pleased to announce that Dr. David Vanderpool ’78 has been named its first recipient.
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  • January

    Upper School Panel Discussion

    Writers share their craft

    Four talented writers visited campus on Friday, January 16, to share their experiences and craft with Marksmen at the 16th annual Literary Festival.
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  • SAGE Chef James Coulter prepares leftovers for The Stewpot.

    Leftovers With a Purpose

    The School has partnered with The Stewpot to donate leftover food from lunch to those in need in Dallas.
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  • Preserving the green path

    The latest event in a series of conservation-minded projects took Gardening Club members to locations from the Northaven trail to the various Blackland Prarie reserves around the city.
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  • Saarth Bagdure ’30, Corbin Reed ’30, Dhilan Saluja ’30, Asher Saluja ’30 and Halston Miller ’30

    Stock Market Team rallies a win

    A team of young Marksmen proved that Lions can rally a bull market. Five boys from the Middle School Stock Market Club recently placed first out of 87 local teams in the SIFMA Foundation’s fall 2022 Stock Market Game.  
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  • Sam Light ’25 and Mr. Schiebmeir set the scene.

    Film students prepare for their premiere

    The advanced film studies class recently began filming ‘Til Death in November and hopes to premiere the finished film in the spring.
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  • College-age alumni speak to upper school students.

    Alumni return to learn and mentor 

    With most colleges on winter break, it was the perfect time to welcome young Marksmen back for a visit. More than 50 alumni from the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 returned to campus on Thursday, Jan. 5, for College-Age Marksmen Day.
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  • Jake Bond ’23, Neil Song ’23, Charlie Estess ’23 and Hayward Metcalf ’23

    Photography students earn national acclaim

    Charlie Estess ’23 and Neil Song ’23 have been named finalists in photography for the National YoungArts Competition. In addition, Jake Bond ’23 and Hayward Metcalf ’23 were named Merit Winners in photography.
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St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

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