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Ian Hutchins, Eduardo Alfaro, Barry Bradley

In case you missed it, earlier this month, we had a special chapel where 8th grader Ian Hutchins interviewed a family friend and SAA alumnus, Eduardo Alfaro ’78.

Did you know that SAA had a boarding program up until 1998? Eduardo and his brother, Fernando, were boarding students from El Salvador. He spoke about what it was like living at SAA 7 days a week, and being a 13-year-old boy more than 1,000 miles away from his parents.

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art therapy passion project

SAA’s 7th grade students embarked on a journey this spring where they would begin to discover their noble purpose in the world. Known as their passion project, the boys have been exploring self-selected topics that they’re excited to learn more about, and have developed ideas on how they can better the world and our community.

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Waddy Armstrong and Gary Marvin

Waddy Armstrong ’88 joined us as our #AlumniMonday speaker this week and was interviewed on stage by his younger classmate and SAA’s Director of Admissions, Gary Marvin ’89.

A phenomenal painter, Waddy spoke on his experience at The Academy and how it influenced his career. Growing up, he loved to draw, and would even sell comics he made to his classmates. In the 8th grade, he won a school art contest, where his drawings were selected to be on the cover of the yearbook, “The Bluebonnet” (see photo of Waddy and Gary with the 1987-88 yearbook).

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jonathan cluck alumni monday

On Monday, May 2, we were joined by Jonathan Cluck ’72 as our Alumni Monday speaker.

Jonathan is a 5th-generation Texan who received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. He currently practices law focusing on general business matters, with a focus on business litigation, real estate litigation, and estate litigation.

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SAA Alumni Monday Featuring Charles Noble

It was such a treat to have Charles Noble Jr. ’43 join us for Alumni Monday on April 11 -- he graduated from The Academy almost 80 years ago! After attending SAA, Noble attended TMI for high school and graduated with a Business Administration & Economics degree from Rice University. He told us about his experience in the military during the Korean War and how he helped test hydrogen bombs and atomic weapons.

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