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Press Releases from TMI - The Episocopal School of Texas (33 total)

Strong finish for TMI middle-school LAX

The middle-school boys’ lacrosse team of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas ended its season with a 9-1 record, with the only loss a one-point decision in the final game. This is the third year for middle-school lacrosse at TMI. “It has been a very popular sport from the beginning, with over 20 boys trying out this year,” said Middle School Athletic Director Stacey Patsko. “With the addition of golf

TMI students receive Duke TIP recognition

Three students of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received recognition by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) 2011 Seventh Grade Talent Search. Among 11 TMI students who took either the SAT or ACT college-admission tests as seventh-graders, Christopher Clark, William Cruse and Grace Westerman qualified for state recognition, and Samantha Hobbs received Academy recognition. Duke TIP identifies academically talented seventh-graders based on standardized test scores achieved while

TMI students enter National Merit compeition

Eight juniors at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas qualified for the first level of the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of about 1.5 million who took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The TMI students who achieved this status are: Megan Abbott, Douglas Carter, William Frost, Alex Hager, Andrew Owens, Hamilton Rogers, Collin Shinkle and Mackenzie White. These students have

TMI student wins horse-judging award

Grace Cleaver, a sophomore at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, earned a Top 10 place in horse judging at the Houston Livestock Show. She placed seventh out of 800 contestants from all over Texas who competed in the March 7 4-H/FFA horse-judging contest. Horse judging is the evaluation of a group of four horses at a time for conformation and performance in events such as Western Pleasure, Reining and

TMI student wins piano honors

Alex Hager, a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, has earned several top-place awards for piano performance during the 2011 spring competition season. Hager took second place in the Advanced Gifted Division for his age group in the DeBose Piano Competition on April 15 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. He also won first place in the Petroff State Piano Competition on March 5 in San Antonio,

TMI Corps earns JROTC honor

The Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas has received the highest honor accorded to Army JROTC units. At an annual formal inspection conducted April 6 by members of the U.S. Army Command, 5th Brigade Inspection Team, the Corps scored 98 percent to retain its Honor Unit with Distinction status for the 18th consecutive year. This designation allows the unit’s commandant to nominate deserving

TMI Latin students score at state

All 11 students of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas who attended the Texas State Junior Classical League convention earned state recognition at the annual event, held March 25-26 at Atascosita High School in Humble. Susannah Wright won first place in Roman History Level II and earned the highest score at all levels in the Pentathlon, a five-part test on Latin language and classical knowledge, for which she received a

TMI students’ robot judged ‘most elegant’

Students of the Robotics Club of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received the award for the Most Elegant Robot in the GEAR (Getting Excited About Robots) competition held March 26 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Team members “worked well with each other to solve challenges and engineer solutions,” said TMI freshman Morgan Garbett, the club’s founding president, who coached students for the competition, which is

TMI students named to academic all-starters

Three students of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas were named to the Academic All-State Team of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Juniors Abby Cole and Andrew Dove, along with senior Sean Koetting, qualified for the honor, which recognizes junior or senior student athletes who have earned a grade-point average of 90 or above, while distinguishing themselves in their sport. All three are honored for their

TMI cadet wins national fitness challenge

Samantha Cox, a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, won several awards in the Knight-Fox Challenge, a 36-hour fitness competition at Marion Military Institute, a military junior college in Marion, Ala. Cox, age 16, earned the top female award for her Army Physical Fitness Texas score, the President’s Award for Excellence and the Cadetship award during a Feb. 26 ceremony at Marion. The awards include a total of

TMI alumnus receives West Point honor

TMI congratulates retired Army Lt. Col. Lewis “Bob” Sorley III, Ph.D., ’51 for receiving a 2011 Distinguished Graduates award from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), from which he graduated in 1956. After retirement from a distinguished military career, including service in Vietnam as executive officer of a tank battalion and on the faculty of the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Sorley was chief of the Policy and Plans Division

Former TMI Corps staffer wins national award

Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Turner McGarity, former deputy commandant of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets (JROTC) is the recipient of a Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award. The award was presented during a Jan. 30 ceremony at Friendship Baptist Church by Robert Blackwell, president of the Minority Veterans of Texas and POW/MIA chairman for the Congressional Black Caucus. McGarity, who entered the Army in 1965, served 25 years on active

TMI merit scholarships awarded

Four students who received scholarships to TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas through an annual competition were recognized during a ceremony in the school’s All Saints Chapel on Friday, Feb. 10. Two eighth-grade students have been chosen as Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Scholars at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. Armando Martinez of San Antonio Academy and Elise Notzon of St. Luke’s Episcopal School are recipients

TMI merit scholarships awarded

Two eighth-grade students have been chosen as Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Scholars at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. Robert Guerra of San Antonio Academy and Susannah Wright of St. Luke’s Episcopal School are recipients of the program’s two full-tuition, four-year merit scholarships. The awards recognize students with excellent academic records and one or more outstanding extracurricular achievements. At San Antonio Academy, Guerra is on the Dean’s List

TMI thinks pink to raise funds for research

By supporting their basketball teams and wearing pink for a day, students at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas raised funds benefiting cancer research and treatment. On Jan. 28, the school’s fourth annual PinkZone Day, the TMI Booster Club donated half of all gate proceeds from men’s and women’s basketball games. TMI students, who normally wear school uniforms, also could make a $5 donation to wear pink that day. Their

TMI announces Cadet of the Month awards

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas announced January Cadet of the Month awards for members of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets. Sophomore Javier Fuentes was named Upper School Cadet of the Month, and eighth-grader Gerardo Martinez was recognized as Middle School Cadet of the Month. The honor is the result of a monthly inspection run in order to judge and to award cadets who have been nominated by

Sixth-grader raises champion steer

Ryne Hutton, a sixth-grader at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was awarded Grand Champion Steer of the Show for his steer Grizzly on Jan. 14 at the Kendall County Stock Show in Boerne. Hutton, age 12, raised the Simmental steer as a 4-H project, along with a Charolais steer, Dez, that won Reserve Champion at the same show. “I knew Grizzly was going to be special,” he says, “because

Area student represents TMI at Rotary conference

Dale Fastle of Boerne, a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was chosen to represent TMI at the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA) conference, Jan. 14-17, at the John Newcomb Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels. Chosen by their schools on the basis of leadership potential, 160 juniors from more than 50 high schools attended the conference, sponsored by Rotary International District 5840 of Central Texas. An additional 32

TMI names Cadet Challenge winners

Upper School cadets at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received awards for outstanding performance in the annual JROTC Cadet Challenge during a Reveille ceremony, Jan. 13. Participants in the Challenge are scored in five events – curl-ups, shuttle run, one-mile run/walk, pull-ups and V-sit reach. Male cadets honored were: Steel Sessions, first place; Robert Guerra, second; Wallace Schmuck, third; Alex McCann and Chris Perez, fourth; and Chad

Noted scholar connects spirituality, science at TMI

Distinguished Christian philosopher/author Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., spoke Jan. 13 at two events in All Saints Chapel at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. Kreeft, a Boston College professor of philosophy, spoke to students in chapel and took part in a panel discussion with TMI faculty about the relationship between faith, reason and science. He also delivered the Daunt Lecture 2011 at a public event that evening on the subject of

TMI students named Cadet of the Semester

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas announced Cadet of the Semester awards for two members of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets, the school’s JROTC program. Freshman Robert Guerra was named Upper School Cadet of the Semester, and sixth-grader Juan Pablo “JP” Martinez was named Middle School Cadet of the Semester. Cadet of the Semester honorees are chosen from those who already have received Cadet of the Month distinctions

Scholar to connect science, spirituality in TMI lecture

Distinguished Christian scholar Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., will speak at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, 2011, in All Saints Chapel at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, 20955 W. Tejas Trail. His talk, "What if Einstein Had Been a Surfer? A Discussion on the Intersection Between Reason, Science and Spirituality,” is the latest in a long-running series at TMI, the Daunt Lectures in Church and Society. Kreeft is a professor of philosophy

Blood drive honors boy with rare illness

Dominic Mazziotta, age 12, is the only child in the world known to have Kaposi’s hemangioendothelioma, a rare blood disease that causes his own red blood cells to destroy platelets and to develop tumors. Now a sixth-grader at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, he was diagnosed two years ago after what seemed like an ordinary bump on the knee from a skateboarding fall left him swollen from hip to

TMI alum wins UT business contest

Michael Koetting, a 2009 graduate of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, was a member of the team that won first place in the McCombs BBA Fall Case Competition at the Red McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas – Austin. Koetting, a sophomore at the business school, was part of the four-member Tower Solutions team judged to have offered the best solution to the competition’s case-study

TMI cagers win coast tourney

The mens varsity basketball team of TMI – The Episcopal school of Texas won the annual Marlin Classic Tournament, held Nov. 18-20 at Port Aransas High School. The Panthers won all four of their games to claim first place, while guard Nathanael Sherrod, a junior, won Most Valuable Player, and guard Mario Duran, also a junior, was named to the All Tournament team. “We are off to a good start

Twin Naval officers reunite for ceremony

Navy Lt. j.g. Vaughn Villarreal, former battalion commander of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets, received his naval aviator wings during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. His twin, Navy Lt. j.g. Vance Villarreal flew in from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to pin on his brother’s wings. Both brothers graduated from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in 2003 and went on to graduate from the U.S. Naval

TMI announces November Cadet of the Month awards

John “Jack” Gallaway and Juan Pablo Martinez each were named Cadet of the Month for November by the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets, the JROTC unit of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. Gallaway, a TMI sophomore, was recognized as Upper School Cadet of the Month; and Martinez, a sixth-grader, was Middle School Cadet of the Month. The honor is the result of a monthly inspection run in

TMI inducts new NHS, NJHS members

Fifty-three students of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas have been inducted into the school’s chapters of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Of TMI students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, 34 percent have met national standards to qualify for NHS, and of TMI students in 7th and 8th grades, 44 percent have qualified for NJHS. Their achievement was recognized during a

TMI announces Cadet of the Month awards

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas announced October Cadet of the Month awards for members of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets. Freshman Robert Guerra was named Upper School Cadet of the Month, and seventh-grader Christopher Clark was recognized as Middle School Cadet of the Month. The honor is the result of a monthly inspection run in order to judge and to award cadets who have been nominated by

Area student achieves national honors

Henry Guerra, a senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, recently received a letter of assurance offering him admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This letter signifies that Guerra is guaranteed an appointment to attend the Academy, pending completion of the application process. “Letters of assurance are only sent to the most highly qualified Academy applicants,” says TMI Commandant Maj. Douglas McVey, “and is a significant

TMI students receive National Hispanic recognition

Three seniors at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas have been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. Henry Guerra, José Magraner and Spencer Romo all were among about 5,000 students nationwide to receive this honor. To qualify, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino, have earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and meet their state’s cutoff score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying

School pet blessing aidds other animals

A student group at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas organized the school’s first-ever Blessing of the Animals. The Rev. Nate Bostian, TMI chaplain, officiated at the service, reading “A Litany for Animals” from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and blessing pets brought by members of the school and wider community. The event was organized by members of TMI’s Supporting Wildlife and Pets (SWAP) club, who arranged for speakers

Musical sisters shine in New York

Two sisters, both alumnae of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, are enjoying separate-but-equal success as classical music students in New York City. One is an instrumentalist, the other a vocalist, but both study their art at prestigious schools and are forging promising professional careers in music. Cellist Christine Lamprea, who graduated from TMI in 2007, is in her fourth year at the Juilliard School, where she is working toward