Extracurricular Achievements

Henderson Cup

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School won the TAPPS 3A Henderson Cup for the 2010-2011 school year. The Henderson Cup is awarded to the school that accumulates the most points in a single year from among 24 state-level competitions in sports, academics, art, and music. Our cross country, swimming, soccer, basketball, golf, and tennis teams joined with academics, vocal music, and instrumental music to contribute valuable points to the STE Henderson Cup total.

Mock Trial

The STE Mock Trial team has won the annual Southwest Regional competition for 13 of the past 15 years. Its achievements at the state and national levels are listed below.

  • 1st Place* – 2004 State Meet
  • 2nd Place – 2002 State Meet
  • 3rd Place – 2011 & 2006 State Meets
  • 4th Place – 2003 State Meet
  • 5th Place – 2005 State Meet
  • “Most professional team” – 2011, 2008, 2007 State Meets
  • 10th Place – 2004 National Meet (voted 1 of 4 “most professional” teams)

*Highest finish ever for a non-public school

Science Bowl

STE participates in the Regional Science Bowl held annually at Texas A&M University. Our team, which is a known and respected competitor, has finished in the top four for three of the last four years… the only private school to finish make it to the final rounds. The competition format consists of two 8-minute halves with questions from the subjects of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, math, and physics.

  • 3rd place – 2009 regional competition
  • 4th place – 2008 regional competition
  • 3rd place – 2007 regional competition

TAPPS Interscholastic Arts and Academic Competitions

  • 2nd Overall Points – 2011 State Academic Meet
  • 1st Overall Points – 2011 District Academic Meet
  • 1st Overall Points – 2010 District Academic Meet
  • 1st Overall Points – 2008 State Academic Meet
  • 1st Overall Points – 2008 District Academic Meet
  • 1st Overall Points – 2007 District Academic Meet
  • 3rd Overall Points – 2006 State Academic Meet
  • 2009 Silver Crown – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2008 Gold Crown – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2008 Pacemaker Finalist- National Scholastic Press Association
  • 2008 Silver Star- Texas Interscholastic League Press Conference
  • 2007 Gold Crown – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2006 Gold Crown – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2005 Gold Crown – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2001 Pacemaker Finalist – National Scholastic Press Association

TAPPS Vocal and Instrumental Music Competitions

2012

  • 2nd place, overall, statewide, plus Sweepstakes – Orchestra
  • 4th place, overall, statewide, plus Sweepstakes – Choir

2011

  • 4th place, overall, statewide, plus Sweepstakes – Orchestra
  • 5th place, overall, statewide – Choir

2010

  • 6th place, overall, statewide – Orchestra
  • 5th place, overall, statewide – Choir

Pipe Band

  • Grade II Champions Bridge of Allan – 2010
  • Grade II Champions North Berwick – 2010
  • Grade III North American Champions – 2008
  • Juvenile World Champions – 2006
  • Juvenile World Champions – 2004
  • World Champion Drums Corps – 2004
  • World Champion Bass Section – 2004
  • Juvenile Cowal Game Champions – 2004
  • Grade II Inverkeithing Games Champions – 2004
  • Grade III North American Champions – 2003
  • Juvenile World Champions – 1985, 1995, 1998

Highland Dancing

The Highland Dancing program has produced U.S., North American and Scottish champions, as well as one world champion in 1997.

  • STE student was US and North American Champion – 2006
  • STE student placed 4th at World Championships – 2006