Numerous Art Students Recognized

Upper School Marksmen from several artistic disciplines were recently recognized at regional, state, and national levels. Student photographers, musicians, and choristers auditioned or competed in various events and earned a slate of awards and honors.
 
Marksmen accounted for nearly one-third of the selections by the Texas Photographic Society’s International Student Competition. Individual honors included: 

  • Hudson Brown ’24 (1st-Travel & Place)
  • Paul Valois ’22 (2nd-People & Portraits, Selected-People & Portraits)
  • Nathan Meyer ’24 (3rd-People & Portraits, Selected-Travel & Place)
  • Anashay Monga ’22 (3rd-Travel & Place, Honorable Mention-People & Portraits, Selected-Travel & Place)
  • Nicholas Koch ’22 (Honorable Mention-Travel & Place)
  • Zachary Bashour ’24 (Honorable Mention-Travel & Place)
  • Owen Simon ’22 (Selected-People & Portraits)
  • Hayward Metcalf ’23 (Selected-Travel & Place)
 
“Art education is at the core of developing an ingenuity mindset, a skill that can be applied in any academic or professional endeavor,” said Scott Hunt, Arnold E. Holtberg Master Teaching Chair and St. Mark’s Photography Instructor. “St. Mark's isn’t just an exceptional math and science school – it is one of the nation’s most outstanding fine arts schools as well.”
 
St. Mark’s students were selected for four of the 20 seats in the Texas Private Music School Educators Association (TPMSEA) All-State Jazz Band. Congratulations to Miles Thornburg ’23 (tenor saxophone), Ralph Steele ’22 (alto saxophone), John Zhao ’24 (trumpet), and Ian Lin ’22 (trombone).
 
“It takes quite a bit of personal commitment to complete this process and all of the boys who signed up followed through to the end this year,” said Band Director Timothy Hicks.

A dozen Marksmen earned all-state honors for Orchestra from the TPMSEA. “After a year hiatus, I’m thrilled that the hard work of these students will be rewarded with an opportunity to join in the excellence of the All-State Orchestra experience and be inspired,” said Orchestra Director Sarah Choi.

Violins
Akash Raghunathan ’23 (3rd in the state)
Jedidiah Kim ‘22
Andrew Xuan ‘25
Svanik Jaikumar ‘23
Branden Song ‘23
Daniel Sun ‘25
Jediel Sarfo ‘25

Violas

Adithya Munshi ‘25
Brandon Kim ‘25
 
Cellos
Aadi Khasgiwala ’23 (3rd in the state)
Miller Wendorf ‘24
 
1st Alternate Violin
John Householder ‘25
 
St. Mark’s choristers auditioned for spots in the TPMSEA All-Region and All-State Choirs. An impressive 22 Marksmen made the All-Region Choir, and 12 of those students made the All-State Choir.
 
“I have been privileged to teach some of these students for nine years, since they were Novice Choristers in fourth grade,” said Tinsley Silcox, Upper School Choir Director and Director of Libraries and Information Services. “Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all work together with such camaraderie.” 
 
All-Region Choir
Owen Ackerman ’25
Xander Bowles ’22
Ross Cunningham ’23
Daniel Deng ’25
Surya Dinesh ’25
Grant Evans ’23
Alex Geng ’22
Thomas Goglia ’23 
Matthew Gomez ’24
Radford Green ’23
Niles Harvey ’22
George Hoverman ’25 
Sebastian Illum ’25
Logan Johnson ’23 (number 2 Tenor 2)
Matthew Jordan ’25
Adrian Lutgen ’24
Sam Menendez ’23
Winston Miller ’24
Stice Neuhoff ’23
Lukas Palys ’25 (number 2 Bass 1)
Luke Stallings ’23
Daniel Uglunts ’22 (number 1 Tenor 2)
 
All-State Choir
Owen Ackerman ’25
Xander Bowles ’22
Ross Cunningham ’23
Surya Dinesh ’25
Matthew Gomez ’24
Logan Johnson ’23 (number 3 Tenor 2)
Adrian Lutgen ’24
Sam Menendez ’23
Winston Miller ’24
Lukas Palys ’25 (number 3 Bass 1)
Luke Stallings ’23
Daniel Uglunts ’22 (number 1 Tenor 2)
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