News Archive

2021

  • July

    Marksman Competes on America Ninja Warrior

    Following years of training and practice, Christian Youst ’23 appeared in front of an audience of millions on the May 31 episode of American Ninja Warrior on NBC.
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  • Students Publish Business Journal

    This year, some entrepreneurial Marksmen organized and published a business journal: The Lion’s Share.
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  • Young Alumni Give Back

    The Young Alumni Community Service Event brought together members of the Classes of 2018-2021, as well as several current and retired faculty members.
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  • Garden Club Grows with Purpose

    Earlier this year, Cultivation Nation (also known as the St. Mark’s Garden Club) installed several small, raised beds adjacent to the Arthur Douglas Greenhouse, dedicating themselves to tending to their crops over the long hot summer and into the upcoming school year.
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  • June

    Community Tunes in to Speaker Series

    Throughout the month of June 2021, hundreds of community members tuned in for two special installments of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
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  • Grant Jackson ’22

    Marksmen Complete Eagle Scout Projects

    This spring, Grant Jackson ’22 and Andrew Jin ’25 completed their Eagle Scout projects, an important step towards earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.
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  • Alam Alidina ’21

    Recent Graduate Wins Journalism Scholarship

    The National Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2021 Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership to Alam Alidina ’21.
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  • New Football Coach Appointed

    This fall, the varsity football team will take the field under new leadership. Harry Flaherty will join the faculty as St. Mark’s Head Varsity Football Coach, as well as a teacher of both history and physical education.
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  • New Student Sculpture Installed

    Nestled between the St. Mark’s Chapel and the Fine Arts Wing, campus visitors will now find a large dark-blue angled metal beam, systematically adorned with bright yellow rope. The new piece was created by Rohan Khatti ’21 as part of a recent tradition that gives seniors the opportunity to create a large-scale sculpture on campus.
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  • Master Teacher Appointed

    At the final faculty/staff meeting of the school year, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini announced that Middle School humanities teacher Greg Crook has been appointed the next holder of the Thomas S. Adams Master Teaching Chair.
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  • Bryan Boucher

    Honoring Faculty & Staff

    As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, the faculty and staff of St. Mark’s gathered together in the Great Hall one last time before the summer break. Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini honored several colleagues for their longevity and special service to the School.
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  • May

    Blake Hudspeth ’21

    Honoring the Class of 2021

    On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 102 young men donned white dinner jackets and walked across the stage on the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s honored all the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2021, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
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  • Nurse Julie Doerge with Paul Genender and David W. Dini

    Nurse Julie Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly on May 27, 2021, the Alumni Association announced Janis Oprea and Doug Rummel as finalists for the 2021 Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award, and Nurse Julie Doerge was named as the recipient of this year’s honor.
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  • Fourth graders practice their words.

    Fourth Grade Wins National Vocabulary Challenge

    The Class of 2029 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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  • (clockwise from top left) Evan Lai ’22, Jerry Zhao ’21, and Collin Katz ’21.

    St. Mark’s Named Top Photo Program

    For the fourteenth time in fifteen years, St. Mark’s Photography has been named the “Top Program” by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
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  • The Marksmen yearbook's dedication pages

    Yearbook Dedicated to School Nurse

    For her tireless efforts keeping the entire community safe and healthy, the Marksmen staff dedicated their yearbook to School Nurse Julie Doerge.
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  • Publications Win National Awards

    Two St. Mark’s publications, The Marque and The Scientific Marksmen, recently received national recognition. These accolades are even more impressive considering both were published in the spring of 2020 and the initial stages of the pandemic, presenting unique coordination and production challenges.
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  • Scott Jolly

    Advancing the Mission of St. Mark’s

    After lengthy national searches, St. Mark’s has announced the appointment of two accomplished Development professionals to leadership positions that are important to the School’s future.
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  • Returning to the Great Outdoors

    As St. Mark’s celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Wilderness Program, the School is preparing to send Marksmen back into the great outdoors.
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  • Morgan Chow ’23 participated in the IBSC forum on race.

    Marksmen Participate in Global Forum on Race

    Several Upper School students recently participated in a virtual global forum on racial equity in boys’ education, organized by the International Boys School Coalition (IBSC).
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  • Assistant Head of Upper School Appointed

    After serving for the past four years as a member of the faculty, Jason Leneau has been appointed as the next Assistant Head of Upper School beginning in the fall of 2021.
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  • Upper Schoolers Show Their Spirit

    As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, Upper School students rallied together for Spirit Week a campus-wide celebration of Lion pride organized by the Student Council.
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  • Three-Star General to Deliver Commencement Address

    In less than a month, the Class of 2021 will walk across the Commencement stage and begin the next chapter of their Path to Manhood. To help mark this milestone, the Senior Class, in consultation with the Headmaster, has selected retired Air Force Lieutenant General (LTG) Steven Shepro to deliver the Commencement Address.
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  • April

    Honoring Academic Excellence

    This year, twenty members of the Class of 2021 were inducted into the St. Mark’s chapter of the Society.
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  • Marksmen Win National Quiz Bowl Title

    The Upper School Academic Team proved worthy of their #1 seed by going undefeated to win the Small School National Championship Tournament (Open Division) hosted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).
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  • BOMLA Principal Rashad Jackson and Owen with recently donated equipment.

    Basketball Inspires Senior to Create Charity

    With encouragement and support from his family, Owen decided to create Nets for Neighbors, a charity that provides new and used basketball goals and equipment to those who cannot afford them.
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  • The winning raffle ticket is drawn.

    Parents Host Virtual Celebrate St. Mark’s

    On Saturday, April 17, hundreds of community members came together virtually for a unique Celebrate St. Mark’s experience.
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  • Alumni Service Medal Recipient Announced

    In recognition of his tireless service to St. Mark’s, C. David Sammons ’76 has been awarded the 2021 Alumni Service Medal.
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  • Marksman Advances in Physics Olympiad

    Darren Xi ’22 reached the second round of the virtual U.S. Physics Olympiad, one of only about 350 students nationwide to do so.
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  • Lauren and Mark Butler ’08 at the 2017 Alumni Leadership Speaker Series event at Old Parkland.

    Young Alumnus Honored for Service

    For his tireless service to the School and his fellow Marksmen, the 2021 Young Alumni Service Citation is awarded to Mark Butler ’08.
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  • Veteran Teachers to Retire

    At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, the following two members of the St. Mark’s faculty will retire after nearly four decades of combined service to the School.
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  • Ceramics Program Earns National Honors

    St. Mark’s ceramicists recently received a slate of awards and honors from several national organizations.
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  • March

    Master Teacher to Join St. Mark’s

    It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Zuming Feng will join the St. Mark’s faculty in the fall of 2021 and hold the Suzanne and Patrick McGee Family Master Teaching Chair in Mathematics.
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  • Publications Earn Four Gold Crowns

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its annual Crown Awards, recognizing the top student publications in the nation. Marksmen brought home four Gold Crowns, the Association’s highest honor, for works published in the 2019-2020 school year.
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  • National Journalism Teacher of the Year

    St. Mark’s journalism instructor Ray Westbrook has been named the 2021 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).
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  • Families Help “Re-Green” Campus

    St. Mark’s continues to restore the campus following the October 2019 tornado. Repairs are complete on most campus facilities, where the work ranged from mending masonry to completely replacing roofs and windows. Restoration work is now focusing on the campus's green spaces.
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  • St. Mark’s Hosts Debate Tournament

    St. Mark’s hosted its annual Heart of Texas Invitational debate tournament over the weekend of February 27. More than 650 students representing 20 states participated in the virtual event.
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  • Junior Lauded as State Poetry Champion

    Samuel Eluemunoh ’22 was crowned state champion of this year’s Poetry Out Loud recitation competition, held virtually by the Texas Commission on the Arts in February 2021.
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  • Scouting for Food

    With the ongoing pandemic magnifying food insecurity, St. Mark’s Boy Scout Troop 730 decided to address the issue by taking part in Scouting for Food.
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  • February

    Department Chair & Master Teacher to Retire

    After a more than 40-year career as a teacher and administrator including two decades on the St. Mark’s faculty, Joe Milliet will retire at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.
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  • Senior Named McDonald’s All American

    Harrison Ingram ’21 was recently named to the 2021 McDonald’s All American Games roster, often considered the pinnacle of high school basketball.
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  • Model UN Competes at Harvard (Virtually)

    In January, more than a dozen aspiring diplomats from St. Mark’s competed in the 67th session of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), in an entirely virtual format.
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  • 31 Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

    Thirty-one seniors have been named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are among only 15,000 Finalists selected nationwide, out of a pool of 1.5 million eligible students who met the required PSAT/NMSQT scores and competed in the application process.
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  • St. Mark’s Mourns Devoted Administrator

    St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the loss of Katy Booras Rubarth, who passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
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  • (left-to-right) Civil Rights Club Communications Director Zack Stone ’22 and Club Presidents Thomas Philip ’22 and Rahul Gunukula ’22

    Civil Rights Club Fosters Conversation

    Over the summer of 2020, the country underwent a serious moment of introspection, as tragic episodes of racial injustice and excessive force sparked protests and calls for change. In Dallas, Thomas Philip ’22 and Rahul Gunukula ’22 watched the events unfold and decided to take action to further the conversation at St. Mark’s.
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  • January

    Marksman Collects Toys for Hospitals

    Finding positivity amidst tragedy, Ben and Karen got involved with Team Michael, a non-profit that collects toys for children undergoing cancer treatment at Children’s Medical Center and Cook Children’s. Team Michael hosts parties and a toy drive each June on Michael’s birthday to restock the pediatric cancer prize closets. This is the tenth year Ben and Karen have been involved with the organization.
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  • Student Volunteer Project Goes Virtual

    Over the past few summers, Shreyan Daulat ’23 had volunteered these centers in South Dallas, until the pandemic brought that work to a halt. Determined to continue helping the community, Shreyan created The Buckner Project.
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  • Striving for Scouting's Highest Honor

    Baxter Perry-Miller ’24 is working on his third Distinguished Conservation Service Award for Boy Scouts, in the area of Fish & Wildlife Management.
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  • Literary Festival Goes Virtual

    The 14th Annual St. Mark’s Literary Festival featured five renowned writers sharing their stories with the St. Mark’s community.
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  • Members of the Class of 2029

    Fourth Grade Earns Highest Honors

    A team of students from the Class of 2029 achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.
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  • Dale Hackbarth provides a nose swab for the study.

    St. Mark’s Supports UTSW COVID-19 Study

    St. Mark’s faculty and staff volunteered to be part of a study to better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Organized by UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources, the DFW COVID-19 Prevalence Study has a focus on front-line workers, including those in the education sector.
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  • Marksmen Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    In the fall of 2020, Arjun Agarwal ’22 and Lawrence Gardner ’25 earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.
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  • The Lower School team prepares to deliver the boys' donations to CitySquare.

    Lower School Supports Food Drive

    This fall, the Lower School participated in a food drive to support the CitySquare food pantry, collecting 120 boxes of stuffing and 120 cans of corn. Marksmen focused on collecting these items as part of CitySquare’s larger Thanksgiving Food Drive.
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  • Celebrating the Holiday Season

    The holiday season at St. Mark’s concluded with the All-School Christmas Party on Friday, December 18. 
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